Stories tagged: soccer
Wed., July 26, 2017, 12:03 p.m.
U.S. kicking off tournament vs Australia, Brazil faces Japan
Brazil is set to face Japan in the opener of the Tournament of Nations in Seattle, which will be followed by the United States’ match against Australia. The women’s soccer …
Tue., July 25, 2017, 2:55 p.m.
Bruce Arena blends intense demands with humor to lead U.S.
With his quick wit off the field and demanding nature on it, U.S. national team coach Bruce Arena has instilled a calm and a swagger that the U.S. squad so …
Mon., July 24, 2017, 5:40 p.m.
No Mexico in the final match? U.S. soccer squad says it doesn’t matter
The matchup in the Gold Cup final is not the one CONCACAF privately wanted, because a U.S.-Mexico showdown elevates ticket sales and stirs curiosity beyond the region’s borders. It’s not …
UPDATED: Sun., July 23, 2017, 10:29 p.m.
Cristian Roldan’s 2 quick goals help Sounders beat Earthquakes 3-0
Cristian Roldan scored twice in less than two minutes in the second half and newly acquired Kelvin Leerdam got his first MLS goal, leading the Seattle Sounders past the San …
Sun., July 23, 2017, 8:30 p.m.
Jamaica stuns Mexico 1-0 to reach CONCACAF Gold Cup final
Kemar Lawrence scored on an exquisite 24-yard free kick in the 88th minute, and Jamaica advanced to the CONCACAF Gold Cup final with a 1-0 upset victory over Mexico on …
Sun., July 23, 2017, 6:44 p.m.
Timbers beat Whitecaps 2-1 to snap 6-game winless streak
Sebastian Blanco scored early in the second half and the undermanned Portland Timbers beat the Vancouver Whitecaps 2-1 on Sunday to snap a six-game winless streak.
UPDATED: Sat., July 22, 2017, 9:41 p.m.
Clint Dempsey leads U.S. into Gold Cup final
Clint Dempsey fed Jozy Altidore for the go-ahead goal, then scored on a free kick to match Landon Donovan’s American record with his 57th international goal and lead the United …
Sat., July 22, 2017, 3:43 p.m.
Sounders implored to better ‘protect’ teammates after recent manhandlings by opponents
After Nicolas Loderio was manhandled by D.C. United and drawn into a retailiatory red card, Sounders coach Brian Schmetzer wants to see his players “protect their teammates”” better than they …
Fri., July 21, 2017, 5:43 p.m.
Clint Dempsey at home 1 goal from record; U.S. team in Gold Cup semi
Clint Dempsey is back in his home state of Texas, one goal away from a national scoring record and one win from playing in another CONCACAF Gold Cup final with …
UPDATED: Thu., July 20, 2017, 11:13 p.m.
Biting criticism for El Salvador players for gnawing on American players
Pushing and shoving? Of course. Pinching? Borderline. But biting? Retired stars Landon Donovan, Alexi Lalas and Steve McManaman said lengthy suspensions are needed to stop players from sinking their teeth …
Wed., July 19, 2017, 10:07 p.m.
MLS Capsules: Royer scores twice in a minute, Red Bulls beat Quakes 5-1
Daniel Royer scored twice in a minute span late in the New York Red Bulls’ 5-1 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes on Wednesday night.
Wed., July 19, 2017, 9:48 p.m.
Sounders score 4 in second half to beat D.C. United 4-3
Cristian Roldan scored the go-ahead goal in the 78th minute and the Seattle Sounders overcame a three-goal deficit in the second half to beat D.C. United 4-3. Will Bruin, Brad …
UPDATED: Wed., July 19, 2017, 8:31 p.m.
U.S. survives biting incident, beats El Salvador 2-0, advances
Omar Gonzalez and Eric Lichaj scored late in the first half and the United States beat El Salvador 2-0 in an ugly CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinal in which defender Henry …
UPDATED: Tue., July 18, 2017, 8:51 p.m.
After donning Darth Vader outfit, Omar Gonzalez becomes force
Asked to wear a Darth Vader costume at his introductory news conference with Pachuca, American Omar Gonzalez becomes defensive force. He is among the players trying to impress coach Bruce …
Sun., July 16, 2017, 10:16 p.m.
Mexico beats Curacao 2-0 to win CONCACAF Group C
Angel Sepulveda and Edson Alvarez scored and Mexico held on to beat Curacao 2-0 on Sunday night at the Alamodome to win Group C in the CONCACAF Gold Cup and …
UPDATED: Sat., July 15, 2017, 8:34 p.m.
Matt Miazga’s late goal gives U.S. 1st place in Gold Cup group
Matt Miazga scored on a closer-range header from Graham Zusi’s corner kick in the 88th minute, giving the United States first place in its CONCACAF Gold Cup group with a …
UPDATED: Tue., July 11, 2017, 9:01 p.m.
Youth sports notebook: Spokane Diamonds win 16U championship at Idaho state event
The thermometer was an unyielding opponent in the USA Softball Idaho State Championships during the weekend.
Tue., July 11, 2017, 1:29 p.m.
Kellyn Acosta relishes chance to shine for U.S. in Gold Cup
Kellyn Acosta is a young and talented midfielder looking to make the most of another opportunity to shine on the international soccer stage for the United States. The U.S. faces …
Sat., July 8, 2017, 11:42 p.m.
Roundup: Spokane Shadow pick up big win in final game of NPSL debut season
Drew Williams scored four times and Spokane Shadow (3-4-3, 12 points, fifth in Northwest Conference) romped past short-handed Pierce County FC (1-6-3, 6 points, sixth) 13-2 in National Premier Soccer …
UPDATED: Sat., July 8, 2017, 5:58 p.m.
U.S. held to 1-1 draw by Panama in CONCACAF Gold Cup opener
Dom Dwyer scored for the second straight game but Miguel Camargo’s goal gave Panama a 1-1 tie against the United States, the first time the Americans failed to win their …
Fri., July 7, 2017, 8:10 p.m.
For Sounders players like Nouhou Tolo, friendly vs. Eintracht Frankfurt a chance to gain more experience
The defending MLS Cup champions say their attitude toward friendlies and non-MLS competition has definitely shifted to where they now view them more as an opportunity to break in untested …
UPDATED: Fri., July 7, 2017, 10:08 a.m.
David Villa, Michael Bradley highlight MLS All-Star picks by fans
NYCFC’s David Villa, Toronto’s Michael Bradley and Chicago’s Bastian Schweinsteiger are among the players who have been selected for Major League Soccer’s All-Star Game. Schweinsteiger was on Germany’s 2014 World …
UPDATED: Thu., July 6, 2017, 8:53 p.m.
Sounders veterans Osvaldo Alonso, Chad Marshall out until August with sprains
Sounders midfielder Osvaldo Alonso and center back Chad Marshall are both expected to miss from four-to-six weeks due to sprains in their knee and foot, respectively.
Thu., July 6, 2017, 11:03 a.m.
U.S. drops 12 spots to 35th, near low in FIFA rankings
The United States dropped 12 spots to 35th in the FIFA rankings, one above the Americans’ low in July and August 2012. Much of the drop is attributable to a …
Tue., July 4, 2017, 10:44 p.m.
MLS Capsules: Dallas beats D.C. 4-2
Roland Lamah had two goals, Maximiliano Urruti scored for the fourth straight game and FC Dallas beat D.C. United 4-2 to move into a tie for first in the Western …
Tue., July 4, 2017, 9:16 p.m.
Clint Dempsey nets two goals as Sounders beat Rapids 3-1
Clint Dempsey scored two goals, Will Bruin had a goal and an assist, and the Seattle Sounders beat the Colorado Rapids 3-1 on Tuesday night.
UPDATED: Sun., July 2, 2017, 10:26 p.m.
Spokane Shadow women score 4-0 victory
Callie Best scored Spokane’s first goal, added an assist and the Shadow Women’s First Team took a 4-0 victory over Washington Premier South Sound on Sunday at the Polo Grounds.
UPDATED: Sun., July 2, 2017, 11:05 p.m.
Germany beats Chile 1-0 in bruising Confederations Cup final
Germany’s experimental young side overcame street-wise Chile to win a bruising Confederations Cup final 1-0 on Sunday, vindicating Joachim Loew’s decision to leave most of his world champions at home.
Sat., July 1, 2017, 10:24 p.m.
Spokane Shadow women’s first team dominates Twin City 4-0
The Spokane Shadow women’s first team dominated play in a 4-0 Northwest Premier League romp over visiting Twin City at the Polo Grounds on Saturday.
Sat., July 1, 2017, 8:30 p.m.
Dom Dwyer scores in debut as U.S. beats Ghana 2-1
Dom Dwyer volleyed in a go-ahead goal in the 19th minute of his international debut, and the United States beat Ghana 2-1 on Saturday in an exhibition ahead of the …