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UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 29, 2018, 9:13 p.m.

Atlanta reaches MLS final in 2nd year, knocks out Red Bulls

Atlanta United advanced to Major League Soccer’s championship match in just its second season, losing to the New York Red Bulls 1-0 but winning the two-match Eastern Conference final by …

UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 24, 2018, 4:07 p.m.

Copa Libertadores final postponed after Boca bus attacked

The Copa Libertadores final was postponed to Sunday after Boca Juniors players were injured when their bus was attacked by River Plate fans. CONMEBOL President Alejandro Dominguez announced the decision …

Christian Pulisic captains U.S. in 1-0 loss to Italy

In his final match as U.S. soccer coach, Dave Sarachan gave Christian Pulisic the captain’s arm band for the first time and sent out the youngest lineup since the American …

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 15, 2018, 10:26 p.m.

Area roundup: CC Spokane rolls past Clark at NWAC Volleyball Championship

Alisha Straw tallied 14 kills and 13 digs, and CC Spokane topped Clark College 25-22, 25-17, 25-11 in the first round of the NWAC Championship in Tacoma on Thursday.

England beats U.S. 3-0 in Wayne Rooney’s farwell

Wayne Rooney’s record-breaking England career ended with a first: relief not to score.

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 9:06 p.m.

Washington State soccer heads into second round of NCAA Tournament with chip on its shoulder

Washington State players Morgan Weaver and Maddy Haro are fed up with the way the rest of the world sees their team and, more generally, the school they represent.

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 11:58 a.m.

Premier League hires Discovery’s Susanna Dinnage as CEO

The English Premier League says it has hired Discovery broadcasting executive Susanna Dinnage to succeed Richard Scudamore leading the world’s richest soccer competition. Dinnage will leave her role as global …

MLS playoffs: Josef Martinez scores twice, Atlanta United beats NYCFC 3-1

Josef Martinez scored two goals and Atlanta United won the first playoff series in franchise history, knocking off New York City FC 3-1 in the second leg of the Eastern …

Jessica McDonald scores and U.S. women down Portugal 1-0

Jessica McDonald scored in the 43rd minute and the U.S. women’s national team won its 500th match with a 1-0 victory over Portugal. The United States is now 500-65-74 overall …

UEFA Champions League roundup: Manchester rivals get big wins

It was Manchester’s night in the Champions League as United stunned Juventus 2-1 with late goals and City routed Shakhtar Donetsk 6-0. Cristiano Ronaldo scored a brilliant goal which was …

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 7, 2018, 10:01 p.m.

Snubs and injuries aside, Sounders playing for their playoff lives in must-win game

The Sounders have some injuries and aren’t thrilled about snubs to Stefan Frei and Chad Marshall in individual league award results heading into Thursday’s second leg of the Western Conference …

Argentine women fight against inequality in soccer

Female soccer players in Argentina struggle to be heard in a country where the soccer conversation is overwhelmingly dominated by talk of Lionel Messi and Diego Maradona. But things are …

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 7:03 p.m.

Miami voters OK path for Beckham soccer complex

Miami voters have approved a pathway for the creation of a Major League Soccer complex run by retired star David Beckham. Voters on Tuesday agreed to allow Beckham and his …

Zlatan’s future: Ibrahimovic hopeful of return to LA in 2019

Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s first season in Major League Soccer with the LA Galaxy was largely a success. The charismatic forward is under contract with the club for next season, but a …

UEFA Champions League roundup: Barca through, Antoine Griezmann scores, Monaco out

With voting for the 2018 Ballon d’Or closing this week, Antoine Griezmann boosted his chances of lifting the most prestigious individual trophy in soccer with an inspired display and a …

Sounders’ Chad Marshall out for 2nd leg of conference semis

Star Seattle Sounders defender Chad Marshall will miss the second leg of the MLS Western Conference semifinals because of knee surgery. Coach Brian Schmetzer says the center back was having …

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 11:04 a.m.

Christian Pulisic scheduled for U.S. soccer return while Michael Bradley dropped

Christian Pulisic is scheduled to return to the U.S. national soccer team after playing in just one match over 13 months. Captain Michael Bradley was dropped after his first two …

UEFA Champions League debut for Real Madrid coach Santiago Solari

The last time a former Real Madrid great took over as coach he led the club to three straight Champions League titles. Santiago Solari still has a long way to …

Timbers go up 2-1 after first leg of semifinal with Sounders

The Portland Timbers did what they needed to do at home for the first go-round against the rival Seattle Sounders in the MLS playoffs.

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 2, 2018, 11:21 p.m.

Area roundup: Morgan Weaver nets hat trick as WSU women’s soccer team tops UW 3-1

Morgan Weaver scored three goals as the Washington State women’s soccer team defeated rival Washington 3-1 Friday night in the regular-season finale in Pullman. The Cougars (12-5-1, 5-5-1 Pac-12) extended …

After knockout chaos, MLS teams set for conference semifinals

Major League Soccer’s conference semifinals are set. All of the first-leg matches will be played this Sunday, with the second-leg games set for next week.

Thai owner of Leicester City soccer team dies in helicopter crash

The Thai billionaire owner of English Premier League team Leicester City was among five people who died after his helicopter crashed and burst into flames shortly after taking off from …

Red Bulls win the Supporters’ Shield; MLS playoffs set

The race for the Supporters’ Shield came down to the final regular-season games, with the New York Red Bulls claiming the award for most points this season with a 1-0 …

UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 27, 2018, 8:02 p.m.

Sounders surging into postseason, sights set on No. 2 seed

The Seattle Sounders will again be in the postseason thanks to another midseason turnaround that may be the most remarkable of the past three seasons. The Sounders have won 13 …

Area soccer notebook: Defending Big Sky Conference women’s champ Eastern Washington heats up at right time

EWU, the defending Big Sky tournament champion, was boosted in its late-season push by Jenny Chaves and goalie Kelsee Winston, who both earned conference player of the week for for …

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 24, 2018, 2:35 p.m.

Saudi government funds won’t pay for new FIFA events

FIFA says new competitions that will bring in $25 billion are not funded directly by any nation, including Saudi Arabia. Documents seen by The Associated Press show that FIFA told …

Lionel Messi breaks right arm, out for about 3 weeks

Lionel Messi has broken a bone in his right arm and will be sidelined for about three weeks.

MLS Capsules: Sounders beat Orlando City to clinch playoff spot

Victor Rodriguez had a goal and an assist to help the Seattle Sounders beat Orlando City 2-1 on Wednesday night and clinch their 10th consecutive playoff berth.

Victor Rodriguez, Sounders beat Orlando City, clinch playoff berth

Victor Rodriguez had a goal and an assist to help the Seattle Sounders beat Orlando City 2-1 and clinch their 10th consecutive playoff berth. Seattle (16-11-5) has won three games …

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 17, 2018, 9:02 p.m.

U.S. wins CONCACAF qualifying final 2-0 over Canada

Rose Lavelle and Alex Morgan each scored and the U.S. women’s national team defeated rival Canada 2-0 in the championship at the CONCACAF Women’s World Cup qualifying tournament. With the …