Soccer

  • Four things to know about the Champions League semifinalists

    Barcelona is more than just Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar, while the return of one player eases the pain of Bayern Munich's injury crisis.

    FC Yahoo
  • VIDEO: Premier League Player of the Week – Round 35

    Christian Benteke's two goals against not only pushed Aston Villa closer to Premier League safety, but earned the Belgian POTW honors.

    NBC Sports
  • Soccer-Australia to bid for women's World Cup as part of grand plan

    (adds dropped word in headline) MELBOURNE, May 5 (Reuters) - Australia will bid for the women's soccer World Cup in 2023 as part of a 20-year vision to boost the sport in a country dominated by rival football codes. Australia hosted and won the men's Asian Cup in January, restoring some pride to…

    Reuters
  • Soccer-Prince Ali hints he might pull out of FIFA election campaign

    By Mike Collett DEAD SEA, Jordan, May 4 (Reuters) - Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein said on Monday he would consider withdrawing from the FIFA presidential election race to allow a single candidate to challenge Sepp Blatter when the votes are cast at the FIFA Congress on May 29. The 39-year-old Jordanian…

    Reuters
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    A Guide to Soccer in Brazil with Anthony Bourdain

    Tony discusses Brazil's soccer-crazy populace.

    Scripps Ulive
  • Earthquakes-Dynamo Preview

    The Houston Dynamo's back line was as good as it gets through seven matches. Dominic Kinnear was Houston's boss for its first nine seasons, guiding it to MLS Cup titles in its first two after moving from San Jose in 2006. He coached San Jose for the two years before the move and returned after…

    The Associated Press
  • Almeria fights back for 2-2 draw with Celta in Spain

    ALMERIA, Spain (AP) — Forward Thievy Bifouma scored one goal and forced a sending off as Almeria erased a two-goal deficit to draw 2-2 against Celta Vigo on Monday in a Spanish league match both sides finished with 10 men.

    Associated Press
  • Soccer-Ligue 1 top scorers

    May 3 (Infostrada Sports) - Top scorers of the Ligue 1 on Sunday 27 Alexandre Lacazette (Olympique Lyon) 20 Andre-Pierre Gignac (Olympique Marseille) 17 Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris St Germain) 15 Claudio Beauvue (En Avant Guingamp) 13 Edinson Cavani (Paris St Germain) 12 Nabil Fekir (Olympique Lyon)…

    Reuters
  • 3 things we learned from Arsenal's simple 3-1 victory over Hull City

    The Tigers didn't look like a team desperate to snag points and avoid relegation. Arsenal likely expected a difficult fight against a team determined to keep themselves clear of the drop zone on Monday. What they got was a team without any semblance of focus or a plan, and they had no problem…

    SB Nation
  • Bayern boss Guardiola looks to outwit old friends

    Pep Guardiola will return to the Camp Nou with the away side for the first time on Wednesday as Barcelona's most successful coach takes Bayern Munich to the Catalan stronghold in the first-leg of their Champions League semi-final. As a player Guardiola was a key cog of the Barca side that won their…

    AFP
  • MLS Team of the Week — Stars of Week 9

    The stars of Week 9 are recognized as MLS’s standout performers. Giovinco, Oba and the Dallas duo highlight this star-studded cast.

    NBC Sports
  • Soccer-Thai businessman expects Milan stake in 3-4 weeks

    Thai businessman Bee Taechaubol is planning a shakeup of fading Italian soccer club AC Milan once he becomes a stakeholder, a deal he said he had no issues financing and that should be wrapped up this month. Returning to Thailand on Sunday after talks in Milan, Bee would not be drawn on details of…

    Reuters
  • Juventus vs. Real Madrid preview, Champions League 2015: Juve look to upset Merengues

    Can the Italian champions move a step closer to their first Champions League final in over a decade? The last time Juventus met Real Madrid in the Champions League knockout stages was exactly a decade ago, when the bianconeri overturned an away defeat to progress into the quarterfinals with a 2-1…

    SB Nation
  • With no ambition and a revolt by fans, Newcastle in freefall

    There was a time when Newcastle owner Mike Ashley gave the impression, in public at least, that he cared about the team and that it was more than just a profit-making offshoot of his sports retail empire. It wasn't just the way Ashley would squeeze into a tightly-fitting Newcastle jersey and down…

    The Associated Press
  • Newcastle won't knife under-fire Carver

    Newcastle's under-fire interim manager John Carver will remain in charge of the struggling Premier League club for the final three games of the season after surviving crisis talks on Monday. Carver was expected to be sacked after Newcastle's eighth successive defeat, at relegation rivals Leicester…

    AFP
  • Krasnodar closes in on leader Zenit in Russian league

    MOSCOW (AP) — Second-place FC Krasnodar cut the gap to Russian Premier League leader Zenit St. Petersburg with a strong away win Monday.

    Associated Press
  • Soccer-Argentine championship results and standings

    May 5 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Argentine championship matches on Monday Monday, May 4 Crucero del Norte 0 Colon (Santa Fe) 0 Temperley 0 San Martin (San Juan) 1 Arsenal 0 Quilmes 1 Sunday, May 3 Union (Santa Fe) 1 Belgrano 1 Atletico Rafaela 2 Defensa y justicia 1…

    Reuters
  • FIFA to study Israel-Palestinians dispute on election day

    A move to consider suspending Israel from world football will be put to FIFA's 209 member federations just before they elect their president this month. FIFA published an agenda Monday for its election congress on May 29, including a late proposal by Palestinian football officials to suspend…

    The Associated Press
  • Soccer-Barca attack on fire, defence yet to dispel doubts

    While there may still be a question mark over treble-chasing Barcelona's defence, their fearsome attacking trident is firing on all cylinders ahead of Bayern Munich's visit in the Champions League semi-finals on Wednesday. The South American trio of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez reached a…

    Reuters
  • Soccer player scores an amazing goal ... in the wrong net

    Watch as Aalen forward Collin Quaner attempts to stop a cross into the box from Bochum.

    SB Nation