Stories tagged: soccer
Fri., Dec. 22, 2017, 2:20 p.m.
Red Bulls’ Sacha Kljestan now suspended 2 games for tunnel brawl
New York Red Bulls captain Sacha Kljestan has been suspended an additional game and fined for his actions during a fight with Toronto FC striker Jozy Altidore in a stadium …
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 20, 2017, 4:35 p.m.
Major League Soccer: Nashville granted latest expansion team
Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber says Nashville has been granted the first of two expansion franchises as MLS’ 24th team overall. Garber made the announcement Wednesday with Tennessee Gov. …
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 16, 2017, 4:25 p.m.
Cristiano Ronaldo goal gives Real Madrid its 3rd Club World Cup title
Cristiano Ronaldo scored from a free-kick to help Real Madrid claim its third Club World Cup title after beating Brazilian team Gremio 1-0. The Ballon d’Or winner fired his right-footed …
Thu., Dec. 14, 2017, 3 p.m.
Sounders acquire defender Waylon Francis from Columbus
The Seattle Sounders have bolstered their defense by acquiring defender Waylon Francis from Columbus in exchange for $50,000 in general allocation money. Seattle made its first significant move of the …
Wed., Dec. 13, 2017, 4:44 p.m.
Rooney adds to Newcastle’s pain, clinching win for Everton
Wayne Rooney’s 10th goal of the season for Everton condemned Newcastle to a seventh loss in eight Premier League matches on Wednesday.
Wed., Dec. 13, 2017, 3:43 p.m.
U.S. Soccer Federation says nominations submitted for 8 president candidates
The U.S. Soccer Federation says it received the required three letters of nomination for eight candidates in its presidential election, one fewer than the total of people who announced their …
Wed., Dec. 13, 2017, 2:49 p.m.
U.S. star Jozy Altidore happy with MLS champ Toronto
Jozy Altidore may never have to buy a drink again in Toronto. It’s a theory that may already have been tested, judging from his woozy performance at Toronto FC’s victory …
Wed., Dec. 13, 2017, 1:45 p.m.
Timbers send Darlington Nagbe to Atlanta for allocation money
The Portland Timbers have traded midfielder Darlington Nagbe to Atlanta United in exchange for $1.65 million in allocation money. Portland is also sending defender Gbenga Arokoyo to Atlanta and receiving …
Tue., Dec. 12, 2017, 6:24 p.m.
Sounders get salary help, sign Clint Dempsey to new deal for 2018
The Seattle Sounders will have Clint Dempsey when they try to make it to a third straight MLS Cup final.
Sun., Dec. 10, 2017, 6:46 p.m.
Stanford beats Indiana in double OT for 3rd straight title
Sam Werner ripped off his shirt, raced the length of the field and was smothered by a swarm of Stanford teammates. Even for a budding dynasty, that championship feeling isn’t …
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 9, 2017, 8:14 p.m.
Jozy Altidore leads Toronto past Sounders 2-0 for first MLS Cup title
Jozy Altidore opened the scoring in the 67th minute and Toronto FC beat the Seattle Sounders 2-0 in the MLS Cup to become the first Canadian champion in league history. …
Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 4:06 p.m.
Sounders have rare chance to repeat as MLS champions
A second straight MLS cup title would put Seattle on another level in American soccer. The Sounders are already highly regarded for their fan support and one of the most …
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 3:55 p.m.
Cristiano Ronaldo wins 5th Ballon d’Or award as best player
Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has won the Ballon d’Or award as the world’s best player of the year for a record-equaling fifth time, moving him level with Barcelona star …
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 5:15 p.m.
Meg Whitman joins Sacramento MLS expansion bid
Meg Whitman, the CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co., joined the bid of Sacramento, California, for a Major League Soccer franchise as the four finalists made presentations to the league’s …
Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 3:34 p.m.
UCL Roundup: Liverpool completes UEFA Champions League sweep for England
England has become the first country to have five teams in the knockout stage of the Champions League after Liverpool completed a sweep for Premier League clubs with a 7-0 …
Wed., Dec. 6, 2017
St. George’s establishing itself as State B soccer juggernaut
The Dragons had rolled into the final four, looking for their third consecutive title. After surviving a brutal semifinal match with archrival Preston, the boys threw everything but the mascot …
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 5, 2017, 6:32 p.m.
Sounders’ Stefan Frei returns to site of his famous moment
Stefan Frei would like to make one thing perfectly clear before the Seattle Sounders set foot again in Toronto.
Mon., Dec. 4, 2017, 10:49 p.m.
Sunil Gulati will not seek 4th term as US Soccer president
U.S. Soccer Federation president Sunil Gulati will not seek a fourth term, announcing his decision two months after the Americans failed to qualify for next year’s World Cup.
Mon., Dec. 4, 2017, 10:42 p.m.
Diego Valeri named MLS Most Valuable Player
Even when Portland’s Diego Valeri is recognized for his own play, he somehow finds a way to turn the focus back on the team.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 30, 2017, 11:02 p.m.
Sounders return to MLS Cup after 3-0 rout of Dynamo
Victor Rodriguez scored on a nifty give-and-go with Will Bruin in the 22nd minute, Clint Dempsey added his third goal of the playoffs early in the second half, and the …
Wed., Nov. 29, 2017, 7:09 p.m.
Toronto beats Columbus to return to MLS Cup final
Jozy Altidore scored in the 60th minute and Toronto FC advanced to the MLS Cup final for the second straight year with a 1-0 victory over the Columbus Crew on …
Wed., Nov. 29, 2017, 6:55 p.m.
Cristian Roldan emerging as Sounders’ unassuming star
TUKWILA, Wash. – Most times when the topic of young midfielder Cristian Roldan is brought up, Seattle Sounders coach Brian Schmetzer can’t stop raving. From the time Roldan moved into …
Wed., Nov. 29, 2017, 6:50 p.m.
MLS narrows expansion list to four cities
Nashville, Tennessee, is among four finalists for a pair of Major League Soccer expansion teams after government financing for a new stadium was approved this month.
Mon., Nov. 27, 2017, 8:42 p.m.
Real Salt Lake names Seattle’s Laura Harvey coach of new NWSL team
Former Seattle Reign coach Laura Harvey has been named coach of the new Real Salt Lake-affiliated team in the National Women’s Soccer League.
Mon., Nov. 27, 2017, 8:39 p.m.
Toronto FC’s Greg Vanney named MLS coach of the year
Toronto FC’s Greg Vanney has been voted coach of the year in Major League Soccer.
Sat., Nov. 25, 2017, 12:17 a.m.
Lionel Messi receives 4th Golden Shoe as Europe’s top scorer
Lionel Messi received his fourth Golden Shoe award on Friday for leading all of Europe’s leagues in scoring last season.
Sat., Nov. 25, 2017, 12:15 a.m.
San Jose Earthquakes hire Mikael Stahre as new head coach
The San Jose Earthquakes hired Mikael Stahre as their new head coach Friday to replace Dominic Kinnear, who was fired in June.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 23, 2017, 3:26 p.m.
Robinho denies sexual assault after 9-year jail sentence
Former AC Milan and Real Madrid striker Robinho was sentenced to nine years in jail by a court in Milan on charges of sexual assault following an incident in 2013, …
Tue., Nov. 21, 2017, 10:40 p.m.
Sounders beat Dynamo 2-0 to open Western finals
Gustav Svensson and Will Bruin scored in the first half, and Seattle Sounders FC beat the 10-man Houston Dynamo 2-0 in the first leg of the Western Conference championship Tuesday …
Tue., Nov. 21, 2017, 8:50 p.m.
Toronto and Columbus play 0-0 tie to start Eastern Conference final
Toronto FC and the Columbus Crew played to a 0-0 draw in the first leg of the MLS Eastern Conference Final on Tuesday.