Stories tagged: soccer
Sat., Oct. 14, 2017, 7:02 p.m.
World Cup break in rearview mirror, Sounders return to grind of staying in playoff race
A loss Sunday to FC Dallas would likely end any chance at having home-field advantage for a playoff game and would make the path to the playoffs even more challenging.
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 14, 2017, 6:15 p.m.
Lindsey Horan’s goal leads Thorns over Courage 1-0 for NWSL title
Lindsey Horan scored in the 50th minute, and the Portland Thorns won the National Women’s Soccer League championship with a 1-0 victory over the North Carolina Courage. It is Portland’s …
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 14, 2017, 10:36 p.m.
‘Take a knee’ comes to Germany through Hertha solidarity
Hertha Berlin has nodded to social struggles in the United States by kneeling before its Bundesliga game at home. The starting lineup all linked arms and took a knee on …
Thu., Oct. 12, 2017, 11:06 p.m.
US advances at U17 World Cup despite losing to Colombia
The United States advanced to the round of 16 at the under-17 World Cup despite losing 3-1 to Colombia on Thursday.
Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 5:04 p.m.
World Cup failure prompts calls for U.S. soccer ‘revolution’
The failure of the United States to reach next year’s World Cup that ended a streak of seven straight appearances in soccer’s showcase prompted calls for change from within and …
Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 11:58 a.m.
After getting knocked out of 2018 World Cup, U.S. soccer will take more hits off the field
The failure of the U.S. men’s national soccer team to qualify for the World Cup – a feat it had accomplished without considerable trouble for two decades – will have …
Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 10:45 a.m.
Qatar says its hosting of World Cup ‘not up for discussion’
Qatar on Wednesday strongly criticized Emirati officials for questioning Doha’s hosting of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, saying that the tournament “is not up for discussion or negotiation” amid a …
Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 8:51 a.m.
Grip on Sports: For a nation that loves winners, men’s soccer has become a letdown
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s time for a quick interruption from the overwhelming presence of college football, the NFL and the baseball playoffs. Just a quick one, we assure …
Tue., Oct. 10, 2017, 10:28 p.m.
In a stunner, U.S. falls to Trinidad and Tobago, failing to qualify for 2018 World Cup
The U.S. men’s national soccer team is not going to the World Cup next year. Let that sink in for a moment.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 10, 2017, 9:48 p.m.
U.S. misses World Cup for 1st time since 1986 with loss
The United States will miss the World Cup for the first time since 1986 following a shocking 2-1 loss at Trinidad that ended the Americans’ streak of seven straight appearances …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 10, 2017, 6:50 p.m.
Messi, Messi, Messi; his 3 goals lift Argentina to World Cup
Lionel Messi’s three goals lifted Argentina into the World Cup on the last day of South American qualifying. The victory kept Argentina from missing out for the first time since …
Fri., Oct. 6, 2017, 11:42 p.m.
US beats host India 3-0 in Under-17 World Cup opener
When U.S. players walked onto the field for their opener at the Under-17 World Cup against India in New Delhi, they were greeted by India Prime Minister Narendra Modi, dressed …
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 6, 2017, 11:41 p.m.
Area roundup: Eagles slip past Fighting Hawks in OT women’s soccer match
Fri., Oct. 6, 2017, 6:51 p.m.
US back on track for World Cup, Christian Pulisic leads 4-0 rout of Panama
Teenage star Christian Pulisic scored with a brilliant touch to complete a field-length attack just eight minutes in, then split the defense with a pass that set up Jozy Altidore …
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 5, 2017, 5:59 p.m.
U.S. vows to ‘come out flying’ in World Cup qualifier vs Panama
The US is in danger of missing next year’s World Cup and promises an aggressive approach from the opening whistle on Friday against Panama. The Americans are fourth in the …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 10:34 a.m.
Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay to make 2030 World Cup bid
Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay say they will make a joint bid to host soccer’s centenary World Cup in 2030.
Sat., Sept. 30, 2017, 10:34 p.m.
Area roundup: Gonzaga volleyball holds on to edge San Francisco 3-2
Jenna Kuehn had 12 kills and 11 digs and Faith Smith dished out a team-high 34 assists to lead the Gonzaga Bulldogs (9-7, 4-0) to a 3-2 win over the …
Sat., Sept. 30, 2017, 8:20 p.m.
Sounders looking to clinch playoff spot in Philadelphia
Seattle will be without winger Victor Rodriguez, who is out of the country for the birth of a child.
Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 9:50 p.m.
MLS Capsules: Nikolic sets Chicago’s goal record, Fire top Earthquakes
Nemanja Nikolic scored twice in the second half to break Chicago’s season goal record with 20 and the Fire beat the San Jose Earthquakes 4-1 on Wednesday night.
Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 9:48 p.m.
Sounders rout West-leading Whitecaps, 3-0
Nicolas Loderio had a goal and two assists and La Liga veteran Victor Rodriguez scored his first MLS goal to help the Seattle Sounders beat the Western Conference-leading Vancouver Whitecaps …
Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 3:48 p.m.
PSG style, Man Utd goals, Chelsea drama in Champions League
More routs, stunning losses and late drama made for a standout night in the Champions League on Wednesday.
Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 5:46 p.m.
Onetime Sounders star Fredy Montero unsure what to expect in return to CenturyLink Field
Fredy Montero was the first true Sounders star and scored the very first goal in the MLS franchise’s history. Now, having recently purchased an Eastside residence, he’ll return Wednesday night …
Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 3:21 p.m.
Ronaldo brace keeps Real Madrid level with Tottenham
A two-goal performance by Cristiano Ronaldo gave Real Madrid a 3-1 win at Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League on Tuesday, keeping the defending champions at the top of Group …
Sun., Sept. 24, 2017, 10:42 p.m.
Diego Valeri scores twice and Portland Timbers beat Orlando City 3-0
Diego Valeri scored twice to extend his MLS-record scoring streak to nine straight games and the Portland Timbers beat visiting Orlando City 3-0 on Sunday.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 22, 2017, 5:54 p.m.
Sounders head to Salt Lake City seeking goals and a win
The Sounders are riding a club record 13-game unbeaten streak but also have failed to win a game the past month, allowing the Western Conference standings to become unusually bunched-up …
Fri., Sept. 22, 2017, 2:42 p.m.
Timbers sign 5-year-old goalkeeper to grant his wish
The Portland Timbers have signed 5-year-old goalkeeper Derrick Tellez to a one-game contract, symbolically making him the youngest player signed to a Major League Soccer team. His signing was facilitated …
Fri., Sept. 22, 2017, 12:43 p.m.
Hope Solo says she has settled grievance with US Soccer
Hope Solo has settled a grievance with U.S. Soccer over her suspension from the women’s national team following comments she made at the Rio Olympics.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, 9:25 p.m.
Sporting KC beats Red Bulls 2-1 to win 4th U.S. Open Cup title
Latif Blessing scored midway through the first half, Daniel Salloi added a breakaway goal in the second and Sporting Kansas City held on to beat the New York Red Bulls …
Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, 8:13 p.m.
MLS Capsules: Impact cools off Toronto FC with 5-3 win
Ignacio Piatti and Anthony Jackson-Hamel each scored twice, and the Montreal Impact cooled off Toronto FC with a wild 5-3 victory on Wednesday night.
Sat., Sept. 16, 2017, 10:42 p.m.
MLS capsules: Record crowd sees Atlanta United’s 3-3 draw with Orlando City
In front of the largest crowd to attend a stand-alone MLS match, Josef Martinez had his second hat trick in a row and his third of the season to help …