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Thu, 29 Sep 2016 06:00:12 GMTJordi Cruyff at the Cruyff Foundation’s offices in Barcelona, Spain. His father, Johan Cruyff, founded the organization in 1997.The death of the Dutch soccer great Johan Cruyff pushed his son, Jordi, to drive himself to distraction. But his father’s fans would not let him.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 20:34:55 GMTGerardo Martino was introduced on Wednesday as the new coach of Atlanta United, an expansion Major League Soccer team.Gerardo Martino, who most recently coached Barcelona and Argentina, was hired to get M.L.S.’s new expansion team, Atlanta United, off the ground.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:06:36 GMTSam Allardyce, the Football Association found, displayed conduct “inappropriate of the England manager.”His employers at the Football Association found that footage shot by journalists from The Daily Telegraph contained conduct “inappropriate of the England manager.”
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 01:02:18 GMTThe Beitar Ironi Maale Adumim youth soccer team played Ironi Modiin, in white, on Friday in Maale Adumim in the West Bank.Palestinians are asking soccer’s governing body, FIFA, to bar clubs run by Jewish settlers from using fields in occupied territory.
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 17:26:06 GMTWayne Rooney, Manchester United’s captain, preparing to enter as a substitute in Saturday’s match against Leicester City. Rooney was surprisingly not included in the starting lineup.In what may foretell a new stage of the career of Rooney, United’s captain, the team rolled past Leicester City, 4-1, without him in the starting lineup.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:47:53 GMTIn charge for 67 days, Sam Allardyce is the shortest-serving England manager.Allardyce left his position as England manager after only one match in charge after he was videotaped making damaging comments to undercover reporters.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 15:52:17 GMTSacha Kljestan of the United States, right, in a Concacaf World Cup qualifying match against Trinidad and Tobago this month.Kljestan, excelling with the Red Bulls in M.L.S., has played his way back into contention for a place on the United States roster for World Cup qualifying.
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 03:09:34 GMTSergio Agüero scored Manchester City’s second goal against Swansea. He scored twice in his return from a suspension.Daniel Royer scored his first goal in Major League Soccer in the 60th minute, and the Red Bulls earned a spot in the playoffs for the seventh straight year.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:22:34 GMTJosé Mourinho is known for his tirades against referees, and sometimes his own players.A coach’s reputation for infallibility is sustained only by a steady diet of victories. But lately, they haven’t come.
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 03:11:39 GMTDavid Villa scored twice as N.Y.C.F.C. continued a remarkable turnaround from its disappointing inaugural season.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 23:43:19 GMTAtlético Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann embracing Ángel Correa, whose goal tied the score at 1-1 against Barcelona.Barcelona was cruising through the season until suddenly Lionel Messi was injured and Atlético Madrid scored in a disappointing 1-1 draw.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 14:29:44 GMTUnited London F.C., pictured on Saturday at halftime, claims to be the world’s only managerless club.United London F.C., which plays in the 12th tier of England’s soccer pyramid, has no manager, instead letting its fans set the team’s lineup each week.
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 15:02:41 GMTMegan Rapinoe knelt next to her teammates, from left, Christen Press, Ali Krieger and Crystal Dunn, and Ashlyn Harris, right, as the national anthem played Sunday before the United States’ soccer match against the Netherlands.When Rapinoe knelt again Sunday night before a United States friendly against the Netherlands, fans, teammates and TV personalities were quick to weigh in.
Sat, 17 Sep 2016 01:56:10 GMTChelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois failed to save a shot by Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson that gave the visitors the margin of victory Friday in London.As Chelsea’s Antonio Conte continues to fashion his expensive parts into a working unit, Jurgen Klopp has Liverpool humming.
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 20:01:37 GMTMegan Rapinoe during the national anthem before a United States women’s national team game on Thursday night in Columbus, Ohio.Rapinoe continued her protests of racial inequality, this time while playing for the United States women’s national soccer team.
Thu, 15 Sep 2016 01:48:54 GMTLeicester City beat Club Brugge, 3-0, on Wednesday in the Champions League. Leicester has made just three other European competition appearances in 132 years.Leicester defeated the Belgian champion Club Brugge, 3-0, in its Champions League opener. It is only Leicester’s fourth European competition in 132 years.
Thu, 21 Jul 2016 01:05:33 GMTChico Grajeda, of the Professional Referee Organization, was at Red Bull Arena to assist with live testing of a video replay system on Wednesday.Soccer officials tested a video replay system at Red Bull Arena on Wednesday to get feedback on what it might look like for professional leagues in the future.
Thu, 02 Jun 2016 00:31:56 GMTAt 17 years 212 days, Christian Pulisic scored his first goal for the United States national team.There has been a yearning in the collective mind of American soccer fans for a young superstar to carry that mantle, and Pulisic’s emergence has started those conversations anew.
Thu, 21 Apr 2016 12:24:25 GMTThe players on the U.S. women’s national soccer team earn less than those on the men’s team. After that, things are murkier.
Thu, 25 Feb 2016 15:50:59 GMTSepp Blatter has been president of FIFA, soccer’s governing body, for 18 years.In an interview a day before he is replaced as FIFA president, a sunny and reflective Blatter declared, “Every day is a fiesta.”
Thu, 25 Feb 2016 16:21:34 GMTGianni Infantino was at Wembley Stadium in London on Feb. 1 for the unveiling of his manifesto in his bid for the FIFA presidency.Infantino, a top candidate to be FIFA’s next president, is a soccer insider who vows to explore increasing the World Cup field to 40 teams.
Wed, 24 Feb 2016 19:56:17 GMTA new president alone won’t bring about much change in the current system, but the proposed reforms are exactly what the soccer organization needs to right itself.