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UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019, 10:20 p.m.

Matt Calkins: Sounders’ philosophy won’t change with new ownership group

A rapper’s Rolls-Royce parked in the VIP lot. Camera crews descending on a quarterback and a pop star. Music blaring. Kids cheering. This was an event fueled by star power.


Ligue 1 roundup: Without Falcao, Monaco beaten 3-0 at Metz

Monaco is on target for another miserable season in the French league after losing 3-0 to newly promoted Metz for its second loss of the new campaign. Coming off a …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 17, 2019, 2:47 p.m.

La Liga roundup: Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema lead Real Madrid to opening win

Zinedine Zidane’s revamped Real Madrid got the spark it needed from a couple of old veterans to start the Spanish league with a win. Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale contributed …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 17, 2019, 1:18 p.m.

Premier League roundup: VAR denies Man City again in latest wild match with Spurs

The video assistant referee denied Manchester City another crucial late goal in its latest wild match against Tottenham as the English Premier League champion dropped points for the first time …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 17, 2019, 11:59 a.m.

Bundesliga roundup: Dortmund starts campaign with 5-1 win v Augsburg

Paco Alcacer scored twice as Borussia Dortmund began its bid to wrench the Bundesliga title from Bayern Munich with a 5-1 rout of Augsburg. Dortmund was keen to deliver a …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019, 3:30 p.m.

Without Lionel Messi, Barcelona loses 1st league opener in 10 years

Antoine Griezmann couldn’t make up for Lionel Messi’s absence and Barcelona opened its Spanish league campaign with a 1-0 loss at Athletic Bilbao. Veteran striker Aritz Aduriz scored the winner …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019, 3:13 p.m.

Bayern Munich held 2-2 at home by Hertha Berlin in Bundesliga opener

After agreeing to sign Brazilian winger Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona, Bayern Munich was held to 2-2 by Hertha Berlin in the opening game of the Bundesliga. Robert Lewandowski scored twice …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019, 3 p.m.

Bayern Munich agrees to sign Philippe Coutinho on loan from Barcelona

Bayern Munich has agreed to sign Brazilian playmaker Philippe Coutinho on loan from Barcelona. The 27-year-old Coutinho failed to live up to expectations after joining Barcelona in 2017 for a …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019, 2:23 p.m.

Bundesliga spotlight: Soccer divides Berlin with Hertha, Union

Berlin is divided again with two rival soccer clubs in the Bundesliga. Hertha Berlin’s ambitious plans for the future have almost gone unnoticed in the excitement over Union Berlin’s promotion. …


EPL spotlight: Frank Lampard unfazed by new-look Chelsea’s tough start to season

Two losses in four days – one, admittedly, via a penalty shootout – is hardly the way Frank Lampard would have envisaged his tenure starting at Stamford Bridge. For someone …


Sounders face Galaxy, Zlatan Ibrahimovic

The Galaxy face the Seattle Sounders after LA forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored two goals against FC Dallas


DaMarcus Beasley has some fixes for American soccer

DaMarcus Beasley is heading into the final stretch of a decorated playing career. The captain of the Houston Dynamo plans to retire at the end of the season. He has …


Sam Kerr focused on leading Red Stars to NWSL title

Sam Kerr says she is focused on leading the Chicago Red Stars to the NWSL title, not any lucrative offers from a European club that might be coming her way. …


European Soccer Weekend: Spanish, German leagues begin

The Spanish league opens with Barcelona playing Athletic Bilbao and Antoine Griezmann set for his debut. Real Madrid plays Celta Vigo. The Bundesliga is also beginning with Bayern Munich hosting …


UEFA postpones Champions League talks as clubs, leagues row

UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin has postponed a joint meeting with the heads of European clubs and leagues next month that was to help determine the future format of competitions, including …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 10, 2019, 6:21 p.m.

Carlos Gil converts late penalty kick; Revs tie Sounders 3-3

The penalty kick was awarded when Seattle’s Jordy Delem was called for a hand ball on Gil’s attempted cross in the penalty area. Gil has nine goals this season.


Sounders land Emanuel Cecchini, Luis Silva before transfer deadline

The Seattle Sounders have acquired midfielder Emanuel Cecchini on loan from Spanish side Malaga and signed forward/midfielder Luis Silva ahead of the summer transfer window. Cecchini’s loan from Malaga will …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 8, 2019, 12:31 p.m.

Tottenham signs Ryan Sessegnon, Giovani lo Celso on deadline day

Tottenham made the biggest moves on the Premier League’s transfer deadline day as it signed winger Ryan Sessegnon and midfielder Giovani lo Celso. Spurs, which ended 18 months of transfer …


Belgium forward Romelu Lukaku joins Inter Milan from Man United

Inter Milan completed the signing of Belgium forward Romelu Lukaku from Manchester United. Lukaku put pen to paper on a five-year deal with Inter, joining his younger brother in the …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019, 6:27 p.m.

Rules tightened after men’s rec soccer player headbutts, punches referee

A men’s soccer player headbutted an opponent at the Plante’s Ferry Sports Complex on July 31, then headbutted and punched the referee who showed him a red card.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 6, 2019, 8:50 a.m.

Wayne Rooney returning to England from D.C. to play for Derby

Wayne Rooney will be leaving Major League Soccer after less than two seasons to return to play in England and be closer to his family. The 33-year-old former England captain …


Sporting K.C. completes season sweep of Seattle Sounders

For just the second time this season, the Seattle Sounders (11-7-5) dropped a match at home.


Seattle Sounders defender Roman Torres suspended 10 games

Seattle Sounders defender Roman Torres has been suspended 10 games by Major League Soccer after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance. Torres has also been fined 20% of his annual …


Marcos Llorente, Joao Felix, Diego Costa score, Atletico Madrid beats MLS 3-0

Marcos Llorente, Joao Felix, Diego Costa scored to lead 10-time Spanish League champion Atletico Madrid to a 3-0 victory over Major League Soccer’s best in the annual MLS All-Star game.


UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019, 11:34 a.m.

FIFA expands Women’s World Cup from 24 teams to 32 for 2023

FIFA’s Council has unanimously approved expanding the Women’s World Cup from 24 teams to 32 for 2023 and has reopened bidding to host the tournament.


UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019, 8:35 a.m.

Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Megan Rapinoe nominated for FIFA awards

Five-time winners Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are among the 10 candidates for the FIFA best player award. United States forward Megan Rapinoe is the favorite for the women’s award.


Union for men’s national team takes issue with U.S. Soccer president Carlos Cordeiro

The players’ association for the U.S. men’s national team is criticizing U.S. Soccer President Carlos Cordeiro’s efforts to counter arguments made by the women’s team in a fight over pay.


UPDATED: Tue., July 30, 2019, 4:43 p.m.

Jill Ellis stepping down as women’s soccer national team coach after World Cup victory

National team coach Jill Ellis is stepping down after leading the United States to back-to-back Women’s World Cup titles.


UPDATED: Sat., July 27, 2019, 8:46 p.m.

Jordan Morris scores in Sounders’ 1-0 win over Dynamo

Jordan Morris scored in the 59th minute in the Seattle Sounders’ 1-0 victory over the Houston Dynamo. Stefan Frei had three saves for his seventh shutout.


MLS roundup: LAFC scores 4 goals in 12-minute stretch, beats Atlanta

Diego Rossi and Carlos Vela scored two of Los Angeles FC’s four goals during a 12-minute stretch in a 4-3 victory over Atlanta United on Friday night.