Soccer

  • West Brom-Swansea City Preview

    Swansea City have made an impressive start to the season and will be looking to maintain their 100 percent record as they welcome West Bromwich Albion to the Liberty Stadium on Saturday. Garry Monk's side hit the ground running in their opening fixture of the season when they beat Manchester United…

    The Associated Press
  • Chivas USA's game against the LA Galaxy is the game of the season, but also a swansong of sorts

    Sunday's game between Chivas USA and the LA Galaxy is the game of the season for the Goats. Heading into that game off a win, they never won again that season and lost 9 of their final 13 games, not including that result.

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  • Stoke City-Manchester City Preview

    Manchester City delivered a statement of intent last weekend. The defending Premier League Champions cruised past title rivals Liverpool with a 3-1 win on Monday evening, with Stevan Jovetic scoring twice, and City will be looking to build on that win with another three points against Stoke City at…

    The Associated Press
  • On to Burnley, Van Gaal needs a Man United win

    LONDON (AP) -- From the World Cup semifinals to a bruising introduction in Britain, Louis van Gaal's fortunes have changed rapidly inside two months.

    The Associated Press
  • Soccer-Argentine championship results and standings

    Aug 28 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Argentine championship matches on Thursday Thursday, August 28Banfield 1 Tigre 0 Wednesday, August 27Estudiantes 3 Boca Juniors 1 River Plate 3 Defensa y justicia 0 Atletico Rafaela 2 Newell's Old Boys 3 Rosario Central 0 Godoy Cruz 1…

    Reuters
  • New Wembley set for lowest England attendance

    Wembley Stadium is set to be more than half empty for England's friendly against Norway next week in a sign of public apathy following the national team's worst-ever World Cup campaign. The English Football Association said Thursday that only 35,000 to 40,000 fans are expected in the…

    The Associated Press
  • Alessandro Del Piero joins ISL side Delhi Dynamos

    Alessandro Del Piero has joined Indian Super League side Delhi Dynamos. The inaugural ISL season runs from October to December, freeing Del Piero up for a possible move to the United States, where the Major League Soccer season starts in January. ''I am very enthusiastic about this new adventure,…

    The Associated Press
  • Soccer-UEFA Europa League play-off round results

    Aug 28 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the UEFA Europa League play-offs second leg matches on Thursday Play-off roundThursday, August 28, second legRio Ave (Portugal) - Elfsborg Boras (Sweden) 1-0 (halftime: 0-0) First leg: Elfsborg Boras - Rio Ave 2-1. Rio Ave win on away goals after 2-2 on…

    Reuters
  • Mexico names squad for upcoming friendlies

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico coach Miguel Herrera has kept only 13 members of his World Cup squad for the team's upcoming international friendlies against Chile and Bolivia.

    Associated Press
  • Michel Platini won't run against Sepp Blatter

    Michel Platini won't fight Sepp Blatter for the FIFA presidency, though he still hopes somebody will. The UEFA president decided Thursday not to challenge Blatter in an election next May, insisting he was not dodging a battle with his former mentor. Platini denied FIFA critics a potentially bitter…

    The Associated Press
  • Klinsmann tests USA youth in Czech friendly

    Testing young talent ahead of the 2018 World Cup, American coach Jurgen Klinsmann named 15 players aged under 25 to the roster for Wednesday's friendly at the Czech Republic. The US squad taking the field in Prague will feature 11 players with 10 or fewer caps, five seeking their debut with the…

    AFP
  • Real Madrid gets Liverpool in Champions League

    European greats Real Madrid and Liverpool will meet again in the group stage of the Champions League after a draw on Thursday that promised many reunions. Aiming to be the first club to retain world football's most coveted club trophy for 25 years, the road for ten-time winner Madrid leads to…

    The Associated Press
  • Leicester sign ex-Inter star Cambiasso

    Leicester City completed the surprise signing of former Inter Milan midfielder Esteban Cambiasso on a free transfer on Thursday. Foxes boss Nigel Pearson persuaded former Argentina international Cambiasso, who had been without a club since being released by Inter at the end of last season, to move…

    AFP
  • Column: For deadly football, Algeria must face ban

    For football coach Hugo Broos, no other word is fitting for the death of his star player, Albert Ebosse. Ebosse, from Cameroon, left behind family, a fiancee and their baby daughter to earn his living in Algeria's top league and, with his goals, to offer the gift of football happiness for those…

    The Associated Press
  • Dynamo-Sporting Kansas City Preview

    Sporting Kansas City's worst home loss in over four years cost the club a bit more than just a measure of confidence in its normally steady back line. It also knocked the defending MLS Cup champions out of first place in the Eastern Conference, something they'll try to regain Friday night at home…

    The Associated Press
  • UEFA Champions League draw results: Chelsea should better Schalke in Group G

    The Champions League draw was kind to Chelsea, who will be big favorites in Group G. It's possible that Chelsea could have ended up with an easier Champions League group, but this is about as good of a draw as they could have hoped for. Topping the group - Chelsea

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