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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 …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 16, 2018, 8:59 p.m.

Josh Sargent scores, U.S. gives up late goal in 1-1 tie with Peru

Josh Sargent scored early in the second half and three more Americans made their debuts under interim coach Dave Sarachan before a young United States team conceded an 86th-minute goal …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 11, 2018, 7:18 p.m.

U.S. loses 4-2 to Colombia in Michael Bradley’s return

Carlos Bacca, Radamel Falcao and Miguel Borja scored second-half goals to lead Colombia over the United States 4-2 in an exhibition that marked the return of American captain Michael Bradley …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 11, 2018, 6:24 p.m.

Area soccer notebook: Gonzaga women off to hot start in West Coast Conference play

It had been four years since the Gonzaga women’s soccer team won three West Coast Conference matches in a season.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 10, 2018, 9:41 p.m.

Girls soccer: Central Valley closes in on another undefeated regular season

After rocketing to a 10-0-1 record to begin the year, the Central Valley Bears are in prime position to complete their second consecutive undefeated regular season.


Rose Lavelle, Alex Morgan lead U.S. women past Trinidad and Tobago

Rose Lavelle and Alex Morgan scored two goals apiece to help the United States beat Trinidad and Tobago 7-0 in the Women’s World Cup qualifying tournament. Tobin Heath added a …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 8, 2018, 10:33 p.m.

Victor Rodriguez scores twice as Sounders down Dynamo 4-1

Victor Rodriguez scored two goals in the second half as the Seattle Sounders defeated the Houston Dynamo 4-1 on Monday night.


MLS Capsules: 16-year-old George Bello scores, Atlanta tops New England

Sixteen-year-old George Bello scored his first professional goal and Atlanta United stayed in front of the Supporters’ Shield race with a 2-1 victory over the New England Revolution on Saturday.


Amid rape accusation, Ronaldo scores for Juventus

Cristiano Ronaldo asked his Juventus teammates to leave him alone.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 4, 2018, 8:32 p.m.

Megan Rapinoe, Alex Morgan lead U.S. women in 6-0 rout of Mexico

Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan scored two goals apiece to lead the United States past Mexico 6-0 on Thursday night in each team’s opening match of the CONCACAF World Cup …


MLS Capsules: Minnesota United tops New York City

MINNEAPOLIS – Angelo Rodriguez scored two first-half goals and Minnesota held on to beat New York City FC 2-1 after going a man down Saturday night. Rodriguez headed home a …


Raul Ruidiaz scores twice, Sounders beat Rapids 4-0

Raul Ruidiaz scored twice off assists from Nicolas Lodeiro and the Seattle Sounders beat the Colorado Rapids 4-0.