Last Build Date: Mon, 5 Dec 2016 07:44:12 -0500Copyright: ©2016 Baltimore Sun
Sat, 3 Dec 2016 22:42:00 PST
After a scoreless first half, Andrew Hoxie scored his fifth goal of the season on a power play in the third quarter and the visiting Blast added four fourth-quarter goals to beat the Tropics, 5-1, in the Major Arena Soccer League on Saturday night.
Juan Pereira put the Blast up 2-0 early in the...(image)
Sat, 3 Dec 2016 09:48:00 PST
Sergio Ramos scored in the 90th minute to secure Real Madrid a 1-1 draw at Barcelona in Saturday's "clasico" match at Camp Nou.
Ramos charged in to head Luka Modric's free kick past goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen, who got a hand on the ball but couldn't keep it out.
Luis Suarez's header from...(image)
Sat, 3 Dec 2016 14:10:00 PST
There was supposed to be a soccer game in Medellin, Colombia, last Wednesday. Instead Atletico Nacional and thousands of its fans filed into a packed stadium to pay homage to the Brazilian club they were scheduled to play.
Before last week, few people outside Brazil knew much about Chapecoense,...(image)
Fri, 2 Dec 2016 22:40:00 PST
Katie Johnson’s goal in the 60th minute Friday gave the USC women’s soccer team a 1-0 victory over Georgetown and put the Trojans in the College Cup final for the second time.
USC (18-4-2) will face West Virginia on Sunday at Avaya Stadium. The Mountaineers defeated North Carolina, 1-0, in the...(image)
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 21:20:00 PST
Benoit Cheyrou and Tosaint Ricketts scored two minutes apart in extra time and Toronto FC advanced to the MLS Cup final, outlasting the Montreal Impact, 5-2, in the rain Wednesday night for a 7-5 aggregate victory.
It took extra time and 12 goals to decide the two-leg Eastern Conference final....(image)
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 18:46:00 PST
Bruce Arena knows the job of U.S. soccer coach has changed since his last game a decade ago.
"We're going to have a lot of pressure on us," he said Wednesday during an interview at the offices of The Associated Press. "We're not only expected to qualify for the World Cup, we're also expected to...(image)
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 21:15:00 PST
In a country of soccer heroes, Chapecoense was a team of unlikely upstarts.
The club, from the tiny agro-industrial city of Chapeco in the southern Brazilian state of Santa Catarina, was playing in the fourth division — the equivalent of baseball’s low minor leagues — less than a decade ago. But...(image)
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Tue, 29 Nov 2016 11:15:00 PST
The soccer world Tuesday mourned the deaths of almost all the members of Brazil’s Chapecoense professional team in an airplane crash near Medellin, Colombia, that killed at least 75 people.
The Bolivia-based LaMia airline charter flight with 72 passengers and nine crew members on board crashed...(image)
Sun, 27 Nov 2016 17:15:00 PST
Jordan Morris' sensational rookie season was in jeopardy when he was sick to his stomach Friday. He's feeling a lot better after his performance Sunday.
Morris scored in the 56th minute and the Seattle Sounders advanced to their first MLS Cup, beating the Colorado Rapids, 1-0, on Sunday in the...(image)
Sun, 27 Nov 2016 10:40:00 PST
English soccer's governing body launched a review Sunday into an escalating child sex-abuse scandal to discover what professional clubs knew about crimes being committed by coaches and what action should have been taken at the time.
No such investigation was launched by The Football Association...(image)
Sat, 26 Nov 2016 14:45:00 PST
When Jurgen Klinsmann took over the national team, he wasn’t interested in making modest tweaks. He wanted to lead a revolution.
New training methods and a more dynamic playing style were needed. A youth developmental system had to be reemphasized, and some of the team’s most enduring and iconic...(image)
Fri, 25 Nov 2016 07:40:00 PST
It is estimated that 35 separate injuries have kept Vincent Kompany out for a total of 2 1/2 years since he joined Manchester City in 2008.
Now, the unlucky defender could be facing another six weeks on the sidelines.
Kompany visited a specialist in Barcelona this week after damaging ligaments...(image)
Thu, 24 Nov 2016 17:25:00 PST
After an illustrious playing career full of remarkable comebacks alongside jarring Premier League lows, Steven Gerrard is done.
The 36-year-old Gerrard, who won every major club honor with Liverpool apart from the English title, said Thursday he was retiring from soccer after an 18-year professional...(image)
Thu, 24 Nov 2016 13:30:00 PST
The U.S. soccer team tumbled four spots, to No. 28 overall, in FIFA’s latest world rankings released Thursday. Mexico and Costa Rica, the two countries that beat the U.S. in World Cup qualifiers this month, swapped places, with Costa Rica moving to 17th overall and Mexico sliding to 18th.
Wed, 23 Nov 2016 10:55:00 PST
Two World Cup appearances with the national team and five MLS titles with D.C. United and the Galaxy make Bruce Arena the most successful soccer coach in U.S. history. Now he faces his biggest challenge: trying to get the U.S. team to the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Arena returned to the national...(image)
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 10:30:00 PST
U.S. Soccer formally announced Bruce Arena’s return as national coach Tuesday.
Arena, who has been the Galaxy’s coach and general manager for more than eight seasons, replaces Jurgen Klinsmann, who was fired Monday after 5½ years with the national team.
"When we considered the possible candidates...(image)
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 09:25:00 PST
What would you do to see your favorite team play a big rivalry game?
For USC and UCLA supporters, that meant staying out late for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff and braving Rose Bowl traffic before and after the game. Fans of No. 3 Michigan and No. 2 Ohio State are left to ponder to what ends financially they...(image)
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 17:50:00 PST
Jurgen Klinsmann never realized his bold ambition of introducing an attacking mentality to the U.S. national team, but that’s not why he was fired Monday.
He was fired because he was incompetent.
If U.S. Soccer was certain Klinsmann would get the team back to the World Cup, he would still be the...(image)
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 13:08:00 PST
Jurgen Klinsmann was fired as coach of the U.S. soccer team Monday, six days after a 4-0 loss at Costa Rica dropped the Americans to 0-2 in the final round of World Cup qualifying.
Los Angeles Galaxy coach Bruce Arena is the favorite to succeed Klinsmann, and his hiring could be announced as early...(image)
Fri, 18 Nov 2016 18:59:00 PST
It took a good chunk of time — three-plus quarters — for the Blast to shake off the expansion Florida Tropics on Friday night. But once they did, it looked like typical Blast soccer.
Clinging to a one-goal lead, the defending Major Arena Soccer League champions enjoyed a five-goal outburst early...(image)
Sat, 19 Nov 2016 14:19:00 PSTBrandeis nets game-winner in 87th minute for Sweet 16 victory(image)
Thu, 17 Nov 2016 07:18:00 PST
There is a four-month gap until the next set of World Cup qualifiers, which, given what terrible things transpired in Costa Rica's national stadium Tuesday, is both a blessing and curse for Jurgen Klinsmann.
Four months affords the U.S. coach time to assess what went horribly wrong in a 4-0 defeat...(image)
Thu, 17 Nov 2016 18:38:00 PSTMcDaniel preparing for first NCAA Sweet 16 appearance in program history(image)
Wed, 16 Nov 2016 21:00:00 PSTFor the first time since joining the Major Arena Soccer League in the 2014-15 season, the Blast is not in first place in the Eastern Division.(image)
Wed, 16 Nov 2016 17:05:00 PST
If there’s been one constant in Jurgen Klinsmann’s five-year reign atop the U.S. national soccer team, it’s inconsistency, with every invigorating high followed by a devastating low.
In his second full year as U.S. coach, Klinsmann won 16 games — 13 of them in a row — and compiled a .761 winning...(image)
Wed, 16 Nov 2016 11:55:00 PST
It’s time for Bruce Arena to come back.
Not to the Galaxy. To the national team.
Taking a step back by replacing Jurgen Klinsmann with the former U.S. manager would count as two steps forward at this point.
That’s how dysfunctional the team has become under Klinsmann. The problems manifested themselves...(image)
Wed, 16 Nov 2016 11:03:00 PST
England captain Wayne Rooney has apologized for "inappropriate" conduct after being pictured bleary-eyed at the team hotel between games.
England's all-time top scorer was off-duty when the images were taken of him with wedding guests at the hotel on Saturday night.
Rooney's management team says...(image)
Tue, 15 Nov 2016 20:05:00 PST
Juergen Klinsmann’s post-game news conference was only three questions old when he was asked the one that was on everybody’s mind: Is he the right man to lead the U.S. national team to another World Cup?
“Um, I think so,” Klinsmann responded quietly.
There will be some who disagree with that assessment...(image)
Mon, 14 Nov 2016 18:40:00 PST
The last time the U.S. men’s national soccer team came to Costa Rica for a World Cup qualifier, it was greeted at the airport by a large, unruly crowd that hurled insults and eggs at the team bus.
Dozens more angry fans waited outside the team hotel.
No local club would allow the Americans to use...(image)
Sun, 13 Nov 2016 17:00:00 PST
Trying to handicap World Cup qualifying can be a little like trying to predict a presidential election: Nothing seems to go the way it’s supposed to go on paper.
In the South American tournament, for example, Argentina, ranked No. 1 in the world by FIFA, is sixth in the standings after 11 games....(image)
Sun, 13 Nov 2016 09:37:00 PST
Borussia Dortmund's chief has confirmed that nine-time Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt will practice with the Bundesliga team.
Hans-Joachim Watzke tells Kicker magazine on Sunday that "it was no joke" and "not a marketing move."
Watzke was responding to a report in a Guardian newspaper that...(image)
Sat, 12 Nov 2016 11:30:00 PST
The U.S. Soccer Federation hasn’t decided if it will bid for the rights to stage the 2026 World Cup. And if it does, federation President Sunil Gulati said Friday, he hasn’t decided if he’ll invite Mexico or Canada — or both — to join him in a joint bid.
What Gulati and the federation have decided,...(image)
Fri, 11 Nov 2016 18:57:00 PST
The Blast had a big crowd on hand for their home opener Friday night, unveiling their 2015-16 Major Arena Soccer League championship banner after a ring ceremony before the game against the Milwaukee Wave.
And then the home team lay an egg.
The Wave dictated play through the first three quarters,...(image)
Fri, 11 Nov 2016 18:40:00 PST
Rafa Marquez scored on a header in the 89th minute, and Mexico beat the United States 2-1 Friday night in the Americans' first home loss in World Cup qualifying since 2001.
Miguel Layun put Mexico ahead in the 20th minute, but Bobby Wood tied the score in the 49th.
The U.S. dominated the second...(image)
Sat, 12 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST
The top-seeded Maryland men's soccer team defeated fourth-seeded Michigan State, 2-1, in the semifinals of the Big Ten Conference tournament Friday afternoon at Westfield, Ind.
Sophomores Gordon Wild and Amar Sejdic each scored as the No. 1 Terps (17-0-2) extended their winning streak to 14 games,...(image)
Fri, 11 Nov 2016 07:19:00 PST
As the season winds down, coach Jill Ellis wants the Americans winging it and making adjustments on the fly to keep pressure on opponents from all angles and every spot on the field.
That task came fairly easily against Romania.
Christen Press had her fourth career hat trick by the 38th minute,...(image)
Thu, 10 Nov 2016 21:00:00 PSTIt took the Blast less than a half in Saturday's season opener at Harrisburg to pick up where they left off as defending Major Arena Soccer League champions.(image)
Fri, 11 Nov 2016 09:16:00 PST
The 23rd annual Fallston Cup Soccer Tournament kicks off Friday, Nov. 11, and runs the weekends of Nov. 11-13 and Nov. 18-20.
"The upcoming tournament extends a 20-plus year tradition of youth soccer in the area," Ben Flatau, president of Fallston Soccer, said in a news release. "It's always rewarding...(image)
Thu, 10 Nov 2016 21:44:00 PST
The Washington Spirit traded Annapolis-born midfielder Christine Nairn (Archbishop Spalding) and goalkeeper Madalyn Schiffel to the Seattle Reign FC for the rights to midfielder Havana Solaun, the third and 36th overall picks in the 2017 National Women's Soccer League college draft and the Reign's...(image)
Thu, 10 Nov 2016 18:30:00 PST
The U.S. has played Mexico four times in Columbus’ cozy Mapfre Stadium since 2001 and not only have the Americans never lost there, they haven’t even given up a goal, winning all four games by identical 2-0 scores.
So earlier this week U.S. Coach Juergen Klinsmann invited three players from that...(image)
Wed, 9 Nov 2016 15:15:00 PST
Like most Americans, Michael Bradley was glued to the television watching election results deep into Wednesday morning.
But unlike most Americans, Bradley is captain of the U.S. national soccer team that begins the final round of World Cup qualifying Friday. It’s the first major competition for...(image)
Wed, 9 Nov 2016 12:39:00 PST
Beer and sports may go hand-in-hand in some parts of the world, but not Qatar, where FIFA plans to stage the 2022 World Cup. Officials in the conservative Middle Eastern country announced on Tuesday it would ban the public consumption of alcohol during the tournament, including on streets, public...(image)
Sun, 6 Nov 2016 20:45:00 PST
The Seattle Sounders advanced to the Western Conference finals on Sunday night, winning the two-leg series 4-2 after falling 2-1 in the second game.
Seattle will host the Colorado Rapids on Sunday, Nov. 20 in Game 1 of the conference finals. Dallas, the Supporters Shield winner, was just the third...(image)
Sun, 6 Nov 2016 13:05:00 PST
The U.S. heads into the final round of World Cup qualifying this week with a 26-man roster featuring a mix of youth and experience.
The team Coach Juergen Klinsmann chose Sunday includes 15 players who have been part of a World Cup roster -- among them goalkeeper Tim Howard, who has been on three...(image)
Sat, 5 Nov 2016 19:02:00 PDT
New season for the defending Major Arena Soccer League champion Blast — same positive result against the Harrisburg Heat.
The Blast shrugged off a first-half push from the Heat and poured it on, scoring eight straight goals on their way to an 11-6 win over the Heat at Harrisburg Farm Show Arena...(image)
Fri, 4 Nov 2016 15:52:00 PDT
Good first impressions have come easy for Blast forward Vini Dantas.
During his first training session playing outdoors for the North American Soccer League's Ottawa Fury in 2014, Blast veteran Tony Donatelli, also with Ottawa at the time, immediately noticed the 6-foot-1, 200-pound Dantas during...(image)
Sun, 6 Nov 2016 17:06:00 PSTHopkins' second-half surge keeps McDaniel from first conference title(image)
Fri, 4 Nov 2016 15:10:00 PDT
Manchester City Football Club -- the top team in England's Premier League -- wears the Nike swoosh, but that could change in two years.
A story in the online Daily Mail says Manchester City, which manhandled perennial top Spanish club Barcelona on Wednesday, will see its deal with Nike end in 2018...(image)
Fri, 4 Nov 2016 05:31:00 PDT
Harvard University suspended its men's soccer team for the remainder of the season because of sexual comments made about members of the women's soccer team. University President Drew Faust said in a statement Thursday night that an investigation into the 2012 team found that their "appalling" actions...(image)
Thu, 3 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PDT
Defender Ali Krieger, the Washington Spirit captain who helped inspire a run to the National Women's Soccer League final last month, was traded to the Orlando Pride on Wednesday.
In exchange, the Spirit swapped spots with the Pride in the NWSL's distribution ranking order, which determines the...(image)
Wed, 2 Nov 2016 13:27:00 PDTThe Blast re-signed midfielder Geaton Caltabiano (Mount Saint Joseph, Loyola Maryland, UMBC) and signed four additional players as the team prepares to open its 2016-17 Major Arena Soccer League regular season on the road Saturday night at 7:05 p.m. against the Harrisburg Heat.(image)
Tue, 1 Nov 2016 19:41:00 PDT
NAVY WOMEN'S SOCCER: Senior Cat Macklin and sophomore Ash Fairow each tallied a goal to lift fifth-seeded Navy past fourth-seeded Colgate, 2-0, in Tuesday night's Patriot League Quarterfinals at Hamilton, New York. Navy will face second-seed Boston University on Friday at 7 p.m. in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania....(image)
Sat, 29 Oct 2016 16:10:00 PDT
Major League Soccer says it drew more than 7.37 million spectators this season, breaking its attendance record for the third straight season.
What MLS won’t say publicly, however, is how many paid to get in — or how many even bothered to show up at all. And that could be a problem for a league...(image)
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 08:55:00 PDT
Carlos Alberto Torres, a teammate of Pele and the captain of Brazil's World Cup-winning team in 1970, has died. He was 72.
TV Globo, which employed Carlos Alberto as a soccer commentator for SporTV, and the Brazilian Football Confederation confirmed the death Tuesday. Neither offered any details....(image)
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 23:05:00 PDT
Galaxy Coach Bruce Arena’s busy off-season netted him two World Cup veterans and a former MLS player of the year, a collection he augmented last month by luring Landon Donovan out of retirement to join a team anchored by Robbie Keane, Steven Gerrard and Giovani dos Santos.
The result was arguably...(image)
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT
Sophomore Gordon Wild scored a hat trick to lead No. 1 Maryland (14-0-2) to a 3-2 double-overtime win over visiting Delaware (10-6-1) in men's soccer Tuesday night. Wild — second nationally in goals with 14 — scored his sixth game-winning goal of the year in the 107th minute to give the Terps (14-0-2)...(image)
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 18:06:00 PDTGibson, Hill lead Green Terror to first win over Blue Jays in 20 years(image)
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:40:00 PDT
Barcelona forward Neymar signed a three-year contract extension on Friday, tying him to the Spanish champion until 2021.
Barcelona announced Neymar's agreement to the terms of a new deal in July.
The new deal includes a buyout clause that increases from 200 million euros ($217 million) in its...(image)
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:10:00 PDT
A year ago Chris Seitz was FC Dallas’ third-string goalkeeper, a status he owed partly to the fact FC Dallas didn’t have four goalkeepers.
Now he’s the best in the league at his position. And the change, says his coach, started with Seitz’s desire to make a difference.
“Last year was just a big...(image)
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:00:00 PDT
Mexico and the U.S. both fell two spots in the current FIFA world soccer rankings, dropping to 17th and 24th respectively, as they prepare for the final round of World Cup qualifying, which begins next month with the two nations meeting in Columbus, Ohio.
Argentina retained its spot atop the monthly rankings,...(image)
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 20:47:00 PDT
Lynn Williams scored about 50 seconds into her national team debut, and Tobin Heath, Christen Press and Samantha Mewis added goals to lead the U.S. over Switzerland 4-0 in an exhibition game Wednesday night.
U.S. coach Jill Ellis gave five players debuts as the Americans retool ahead of the 2019...(image)
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT
Patrick Mullins (Maryland) had a goal and an assist and D.C. United clinched a third consecutive MLS Cup playoff appearance with a 3-1 victory over New York City FC.
Bobby Boswell and Rob Vincent added goals to help United (11-9-13) win its fourth straight.
City (14-10-9) was eliminated from the...(image)
Sat, 15 Oct 2016 06:49:00 PDT
Hope Solo says she's received several offers to play overseas and could even continue her career in Sweden, whose fans she enraged by describing their national team as "cowards" at the Rio Olympics.
In a talk show aired late Friday on Swedish television network SVT, the American goalkeeper said...(image)
Mon, 10 Oct 2016 08:11:00 PDT
The Blast has signed former Syracuse Silver Knights standout Nelson Santana to further bolster its defense.
Santana played four seasons with the Silver Knights, earning all-league honors in each, before spending last season with the Ontario Fury. In 13 games with the Fury, he registered three goals...(image)
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 08:15:00 PDT(image)
Sun, 9 Oct 2016 21:26:00 PDT
Deep into extra time — and deep into stoppage time of that 30-minute extra period — the Washington Spirit conceded an equalizing goal in the National Women’s Soccer League championship game Sunday.
The result of the impending penalty kick tiebreaker felt like a foregone conclusion.
And so after...(image)
Fri, 7 Oct 2016 16:40:00 PDT
Chris Wondolowski and Julian Green scored second-half goals, Ethan Horvath got a shutout in his international debut and the United States beat Cuba 2-0 victory Friday in its first exhibition game in 69 years at the Caribbean island nation.
The U.S. started nine players who likely will be on the...(image)
Thu, 6 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT
The Blast has re-signed forward Lucas Roque, who is set to join the team in January after spending time with his family after the birth of his daughter in August.
Roque scored on a bicycle kick to win the Major Indoor Soccer League championship for the Blast in his rookie season in 2012-13.
Mon, 3 Oct 2016 13:25:00 PDT
Former national team coach Bob Bradley became the first American hired to lead a major European team Monday when he was chosen to replace Francesco Guidolin as manager for English Premier League club Swansea City.
Bradley, who led the U.S. into the final of the 2009 Confederations Cup and into...(image)
Sat, 1 Oct 2016 12:20:00 PDT
When Galaxy defender Daniel Steres played Orlando City midfielder Kaka at the StubHub Center last month, it was a mismatch.
Steres, a rookie, will earn a league minimum base salary of $62,500 this season. Kaka, a former world player of the year with two World Cups on his resume, is guaranteed $7.167...(image)
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 21:42:00 PDT
Francisca Ordega scored in the 111th minute and the Washington Spirit advanced to the National Women's Soccer League championship game with a 2-1 semifinal victory in overtime over the visiting Chicago Red Stars on Friday night.
Ali Krieger scored on a header in the 36th minute to put the Spirit...(image)
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:57:00 PDTThe Blast signed Brazilian native Elton Lexandro de Oliveira Santos on Thursday to bolster its defense.(image)
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 13:10:00 PDT
Seattle Sounders star Clint Dempsey will miss the remainder of the Major League Soccer season due to an irregular heartbeat that already has forced him to miss more than a month of action, the club announced Tuesday.
Dempsey also is expected miss U.S. men's national team friendlies and World Cup...(image)
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 20:00:00 PDT
WASHINGTON, D.C. ― Mathematically, the match may not have been a must-win, but in every other sense it was.
It was a must-win to keep Orlando City in the thick of a tight playoff race. It was crucial to ignite confidence in a team recovering from two of its worst losses this season. And, it was...(image)
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 07:00:00 PDTCarli Lloyd's long climb to global soccer stardom has been neither quick nor easy. And she's seemingly had as many people rooting against her as she's had cheering for her. But don't take my word on that. Ask Lloyd. Or better yet read her book, "When Nobody Was Watching: My Hard-Fought Journey...(image)
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 10:09:00 PDTThe Blast announced its 20-game 2016-17 Major Arena Soccer League regular-season schedule Tuesday, opening the campaign on the road against the Harrisburg Heat on Nov. 5. The Blast's home opener, the first of 10 regular-season home games at Royal Farms Arena, is set for Nov. 11 against the Milwaukee...(image)
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 08:45:00 PDT
Megan Rapinoe continued her protest against social injustice by kneeling during the national anthem before the U.S. women’s soccer game against Thailand on Thursday night.
It was the first time Rapinoe did so as a member of the national team, and U.S. Soccer was not happy about it.
"In front of...(image)
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 19:39:00 PDT
Bobby Boswell scored in stoppage time to give D.C. United a 2-2 tie with the Fire on Friday night.
The point put D.C. (7-9-13) squarely on the red line, tied with Orlando for the sixth playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Chicago (6-13-9) is seven points below the line.
D.C. put a long throw-in...(image)
Thu, 15 Sep 2016 20:05:00 PDT
Megan Rapinoe knelt during the national anthem before a U.S. women's national team match against Thailand on Thursday night.
Rapinoe first knelt during the anthem on Sept. 4 before a game with her National Women's Soccer League team, the Seattle Reign. She said she wanted to express solidarity...(image)
Thu, 15 Sep 2016 10:35:00 PDT
The U.S. jumped four spots to 22nd in the latest FIFA world rankings Thursday, its best performance in three years.
Argentina retained the No. 1 spot in the September poll ahead of Belgium. Germany moved up to third ahead of Colombia and Brazil, which tied for fourth. Brazil, which won its first...(image)
Thu, 15 Sep 2016 21:45:00 PDT
Heather O'Reilly scored in her final international game and Carli Lloyd had a hat trick to lead the U.S. women's national team to a 9-0 victory over Thailand on Thursday night.
Three of the U.S. team's goals, including O'Reilly's, came within the opening five minutes. O'Reilly previously announced...(image)
Mon, 12 Sep 2016 08:30:00 PDTMegan Rapinoe had said she planned on taking a knee during the national anthem as a protest against social injustice before the Seattle Reign's home game against the Washington Spirit on Sunday. But in the days leading up to the game, Rapinoe started feeling uneasy taking such an action on the...(image)
Mon, 12 Sep 2016 11:46:00 PDT
Abby Wambach says she abused alcohol and prescription drugs for years until her arrest for driving under the influence in April.
"I was stubborn and I was in denial," soccer's most prolific international goal scorer told The Associated Press in a phone interview. "I didn't want to face the truth."...(image)
Sun, 11 Sep 2016 14:30:00 PDT
NAVY MEN'S SOCCER: George Washington's sophomore forward Dylan Lightbourn scored the winning goal at 89:56 to stun the Navy men's soccer team, 1-0, in a non-conference matchup on Sunday afternoon at the Mount Vernon Athletics Complex.
George Washington (2-1-2) earned a corner kick in the 90th minute...(image)
Sat, 10 Sep 2016 15:30:00 PDT
Kyle Martino admits he went through some dark times after injuries forced him to hang up his soccer boots for the last time nine years ago.
“It’s sort of like a Peter Pan complex. You never think you’re going to grow up,” the former MLS rookie of the year said. “Ever since we’re little we dream...(image)
Fri, 9 Sep 2016 19:15:00 PDT
Landon Donovan’s return to competitive soccer with the Galaxy after a 21-month break has won him an unexpected supporter in U.S. national team Coach Juergen Klinsmann.
“I think it’s great to have Landon back on the field. For himself and MLS,” Klinsmann wrote in an email.
Klinsmann’s cut Donovan...(image)
Thu, 8 Sep 2016 18:40:00 PDT
A week ago Landon Donovan was a former soccer player, a new husband and father, a part-time TV analyst and a part-owner of an English Premier League team.
But he was also restless and felt he still had something left to contribute on the field. So Thursday, after only three days of workouts, Donovan...(image)
Wed, 7 Sep 2016 19:36:00 PDT
The Washington Spirit prevented Seattle midfielder Megan Rapinoe from kneeling during the national anthem by altering its pregame ceremonies rather than "subject our fans and friends to the disrespect we feel such an act would represent."
The National Women's Soccer League team moved up the anthem,...(image)
Wed, 7 Sep 2016 12:40:00 PDT
FC Barcelona has opened a corporate office in New York, joining Germany’s Bayern Munich as the only European soccer clubs with a permanent, stand-alone presence in the United States.
Barcelona officials said the team will use the office, at 250 Park Ave., to build marketing partnerships and strategic...(image)
Tue, 6 Sep 2016 19:20:00 PDT
Jozy Altidore scored twice in a three-minute span of the second half, Sacha Kljestan and Paul Arriola had goals and the United States beat Trinidad and Tobago 4-0 on Tuesday night to reach the final round of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup.
The Americans (4-1-1) finished atop Group C of the...(image)
Tue, 6 Sep 2016 20:04:00 PDT
U.S. women's national team coach Jill Ellis has emphasized that Hope Solo's suspension stemmed from a "sum total of actions" and not just comments the goalkeeper made about Sweden during the Olympics.
Solo was suspended for six months and her contract with U.S. Soccer was terminated following the...(image)
Wed, 7 Sep 2016 18:37:00 PDTComing off first NCAA tourney berth, Green Terror out for more in 2016(image)
Wed, 7 Sep 2016 19:37:00 PDT
NAVY WOMEN'S SOCCER: Clare MacAdam scored two goals as the Mids built a big first-half lead and went on to defeat visiting Maryland, 5-3, on Wednesday night at the Glenn Warner Soccer Facility.
It was the first time in 11 tries that the Mids were able to take down in-state rival Maryland.
Mon, 5 Sep 2016 17:30:00 PDT
It would take an epic collapse to keep the U.S. out of the next round of World Cup qualifying. But Coach Juergen Klinsmann is taking nothing for granted heading into Tuesday’s game with Trinidad & Tobago in Jacksonville, Fla.
“We’re not through yet,” Klinsmann said. “And this is what you clearly...(image)
Mon, 5 Sep 2016 05:01:00 PDT
U.S. soccer star Megan Rapinoe knelt during the national anthem Sunday night before the Seattle Reign's game against the Chicago Red Stars "in a little nod" to NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
Kaepernick's refusal to stand for the anthem to protest racial injustice and minority oppression came...(image)
Fri, 2 Sep 2016 15:55:00 PDT
Matt Besler scored his first international goal just hours after the birth of his daughter, 17-year-old Christian Pulisic added two late strikes and the United States routed St. Vincent and the Grenadines, 6-0, on Friday to move into prime position to advance to the final round of World Cup qualifying....(image)
Thu, 1 Sep 2016 10:03:00 PDTThe thrilling 14-13 win over Soles de Sonora in Mexico, which produced Baltimore's eighth professional indoor soccer championship, turned out to be a fitting ending to a standout career for Pat Healey, who announced his retirement Thursday after eight consistently fine seasons with the hometown...(image)
Thu, 1 Sep 2016 16:00:00 PDT
There are no complicated formulas, stupefying scenarios or difficult math facing the U.S. national team as it returns to CONCACAF World Cup qualifying against St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
Win on Friday in a cricket stadium in Kingstown (12:30 p.m. PDT, BeIN SPORTS) and again Tuesday over Trinidad...(image)
Wed, 31 Aug 2016 11:11:00 PDTIn Top Drawer's Fall Fab 50 boys poll, McDonogh is ranked No. 5 in the country.(image)