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Wednesday, December 11, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

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BREAKING: Great Falls Girls Soccer Coaches Resign

Great Falls High and CMR Girls soccer will both be looking for new head coaches.


English roundup: Arsenal endures worst run since 1977; Newcastle wins in EPL

Not since 1977 have things been this bad at Arsenal.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 5, 2019

MLS hopes to put 30th team in Charlotte, North Carolina

Major League Soccer will try to reach an agreement for its 30th team to be Charlotte, North Carolina, which could start play as soon as 2021.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 29, 2019

Washington State soccer sinks South Carolina with overtime goal, advances to Final Four of NCAA Women’s College Cup

WSU (16-6-1) will face top-seeded North Carolina (23-1-1) on Friday in San Jose, California, for a berth to the national title game. Pac-12 rivals Stanford and UCLA meet in the …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 24, 2019

WSU women’s soccer team blanks West Virginia, advances to NCAA quarterfinals

Behind two second-half goals from senior Morgan Weaver, Washington State beat West Virginia 3-0 in the NCAA tournament’s round of 16 on Sunday night and advanced to the quarterfinals for …


Bayern’s struggles put Hansi Flick in the spotlight

The turmoil at Bayern Munich has finally led to assistant extraordinaire Hansi Flick being put in charge.


Rocco Commisso promises to keep Fiorentina ‘forever’

Less than six months into his tenure as Fiorentina owner and president, Rocco Commisso is already starting to grapple with Italy’s infamous bureaucracy as he attempts to build a new …


Fit, fresh and firing, Jamie Vardy a striker reborn at Leicester

Hours after being hired as Leicester manager, Brendan Rodgers was walking around the locker room at King Power Stadium and introducing himself to his new players when he reached Jamie …


Gareth Bale returns to Real Madrid after mocking club with banner

Gareth Bale has made his priorities clear. Now Real Madrid will get its turn.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 20, 2019

MLS to meet Mexican league counterparts in All-Star Game

Major League Soccer players will meet top Mexican league counterparts at Banc of California Stadium on July 29, ending a 15-year streak of MLS All-Star Games involving European clubs.


US beats Cuba 4-0 to reach Nations League semifinals

Josh Sargent scored the first of his two goals 34 seconds in, Jordan Morris also had two goals and the United States routed Cuba 4-0 at George Town, Cayman Islands, …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 15, 2019

Area roundup: Makamae Gomera-Stevens leads Washington State soccer past Memphis in NCAA first round

Averie Collins assisted on the goal for the Cougars (12-6-1), who outshot the Tigers 16-4.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 13, 2019

Matt Calkins: Twice is nice, but three would mean Sounders dynasty sits on rare throne

If the newest MLS Cup was a living, conscious being, it would have felt neglected Tuesday. The trophy had just found a new home with the Sounders after they beat …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 12, 2019

Sounders celebrate MLS Cup title with parade and rally at Seattle Center

Partway through a downtown Sounders victory parade Tuesday afternoon, coach Brian Schmetzer got off the double-decker bus he’d been riding on with players and began high-fiving some of the thousands …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 9, 2019

Larry Stone: Sounders have a ‘ridiculous opportunity’ – the chance to win an MLS Cup in front of Seattle fans

For the sporting fans of Seattle, this is a rare and precious opportunity Sunday.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 9, 2019

Mercer Island native Jordan Morris embraced playing a new position and became a Sounders star

Jordan Morris said the magic words in late July, following a win against defending MLS Cup champion Atlanta United: “I consider myself a winger.”


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 7, 2019

Stefan Frei didn’t think the Sounders would be back in the MLS Cup so soon: ‘I can’t believe it’

Sunday marks Stefan Frei’s third MLS Cup final, but it might be his most cherished.


Don Garber touts MLS successes while labor negotiations loom

Whether it’s the increased talent in the league, a highly successful format change for the postseason, or the addition of more expansion teams, Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber sees …


Champions League roundup: Rodrygo scores 3 goals, City uses 3 goalies

A teenager’s three goals and one team’s three goalkeepers perked up the Champions League on Wednesday as three European powers advanced to the round of 16.


Carlo Ancelotti at risk after Napoli players desert training camp

Napoli coach Carlo Ancelotti is at risk of losing his job after his players deserted a club-ordered emergency training camp.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 5, 2019

Champions League roundup: Dortmund, Chelsea stage big comebacks

On a night of big comebacks in the Champions League, Borussia Dortmund came from two goals down to beat Inter Milan 3-2 Tuesday while Chelsea erased a three-goal deficit to …


Copa Libertadores final moved from Santiago to Lima

South America’s soccer body CONMEBOL has moved the Copa Libertadores final from Santiago to Lima because of a weekslong wave of demonstrations in the Chilean capital.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 2, 2019

Sounders going back to work with MLS Cup looming next Sunday at home

MLS’s new single-elimination playoff bracket took Cristian Roldan back to his childhood.


French roundup: Memphis Depay scores injury-time winner as Lyon wins 3-2 at Toulouse

Memphis Depay scored his second of the game five minutes into injury time as Lyon twice fought back from a goal down to win at Toulouse 3-2 in the French …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 2, 2019

Spanish roundup: Barcelona upset at Levante 3-1; Madrid held 0-0 by Betis

Lionel Messi’s penalty strike to give Barcelona the early lead wasn’t enough once complacency set in.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 2, 2019

English roundup: EPL title contenders Liverpool and City leave it late to win

Manchester City left it late to win. Liverpool left it even later.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 2, 2019

German roundup: Frankfurt routs 10-man Bayern 5-1, fireworks in Berlin derby

Eintracht Frankfurt routed 10-man Bayern Munich 5-1 in the Bundesliga to give visiting coach Niko Kovac an unhappy return to his former side on Saturday.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 2, 2019

Italian roundup: Discriminatory chants mar Roma’s 2-1 win over Napoli

A brief suspension for discriminatory chants marred Roma’s 2-1 win over struggling Napoli in Serie A on Saturday.


Sounders sell out MLS Cup final, more than 69,000 expected

The MLS Cup final will be played before one of the largest crowds in league history.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 1, 2019

NWSL raises salaries, adds allocation money for 2020 season

The National Women’s Soccer League announced rule changes Friday for the 2020 season that will increase player salaries and team salary caps, as well as add $300,000 per team in …