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Alex Morgan to miss 4-6 weeks with ankle injury

Alex Morgan will be sidelined for four-to-six weeks because of a left ankle sprain and will miss the remainder of the CONCACAF Women's Championship.

October 18, 2014 6:55 pm

Ronaldo set 8-game Spanish mark of 15 goals

Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice to set a Spanish league record with 15 goals in the first eight games of a La Liga season as Real Madrid beat Levente 5-0, and Lionel Messi scored in Barcelona's 3-0 win over Elbar to reach 250 league goals and …

October 18, 2014 5:25 pm

Morgan hurts ankle again as US beats Guatemala 5-0

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (AP) — Alex Morgan reinjured her left ankle, just four months after returning to action following a long layoff.

October 17, 2014 11:43 pm

South Africa reluctant to host 2015 African Cup

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa is reluctant to step in as a last-minute host for next year's African Cup of Nations because the sport ministry fears Ebola and unplanned staging costs.

October 17, 2014 8:53 am

Ebola means African Cup hosting could be a lottery

Where will the problematic African Cup of Nations be held next year?

October 16, 2014 3:46 pm

After World Cup, Americans struggle for field time

Following the fortunes of U.S. players in Europe's best leagues doesn't take much time these days. Except for the goalkeepers, many of the Americans are spending most of their time on the bench.

October 16, 2014 9:50 am

Serb police nab drone that triggered Balkan ruckus

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbian police have found the drone that flew an Albanian nationalist banner over a soccer stadium in Belgrade, igniting a brawl on the field and fueling political tensions between Balkan rivals Serbia and Albania.

October 16, 2014 7:39 am

Garber criticizes Klinsmann over Donovan, MLS view

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber took the extraordinary step Wednesday of criticizing U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann for not taking Landon Donovan to the World Cup and for saying Clint Dempsey and Michael Bradley damag…

October 15, 2014 6:27 pm

Drone banner at soccer game ignites Balkan ruckus

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — It was all about the drone Wednesday — the one that took off from an Orthodox Church in Belgrade and flew over a soccer stadium with a nationalist Albanian banner. It ignited more than a brawl between players and fans …

October 15, 2014 1:22 pm

North American group buys Bologna soccer club

BOLOGNA, Italy (AP) — A group of North Americans led by New York lawyer Joe Tacopina completed the purchase of Italy's cash-strapped Serie B soccer club Bologna on Wednesday.

October 15, 2014 12:36 pm

UEFA disciplinary action over Serbia-Albania chaos

LONDON (AP) — UEFA opened disciplinary cases on Wednesday against the Serbian and Albanian football associations over the fighting between players and fans that led to their European Championship qualifier in Belgrade being abandoned.

October 15, 2014 12:15 pm

A look at other abandoned international matches

The European Championship qualifier between Serbia and Albania that erupted into violence after a drone flew an Albanian nationalist banner into the stadium was just the latest international match to be abandoned because of fighting.

October 15, 2014 10:43 am

US gives up late goal in 1-1 tie vs Honduras

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — For U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann, the biggest perk of exhibition matches right now is getting the chance to experiment with many players in many different roles.

October 14, 2014 10:17 pm

Late goals by Ronaldo, O'Shea in Euro qualifiers

Cristiano Ronaldo scored in the fourth minute of second-half stoppage time to give Portugal a 1-0 win over Denmark in a European Championship qualifier Tuesday night and put his team's campaign back on track after a 1-0 loss at home to Albania.

October 14, 2014 6:53 pm

Drone, banner force end to Euro soccer qualifier

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A small drone dangling an Albanian banner and circling the soccer field touched off fighting between Serbian and Albanian players and fans Tuesday, forcing a European Championship qualifier to be called off.

October 14, 2014 6:34 pm

Neymar scores all 4 as Brazil beats Japan 4-0

SINGAPORE (AP) — Fans roared when Neymar's name was read during the pregame introductions, and the Brazilian star didn't disappoint.

October 14, 2014 5:09 pm

Diskerud aims for larger US role in next 4 years

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Mix Diskerud is not planning on becoming the next Landon Donovan.

October 13, 2014 4:34 pm

Police detain 30 at Romania-Hungary qualifier

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Police say 30 Romanians were detained at the 2016 European Championship qualifier between Romania and Hungary after supporters lobbed firecrackers and smoke bombs before the match.

October 12, 2014 2:18 am

Tears & hugs but no goal for Donovan in US finale

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — He had come oh-so-close to scoring during his national team farewell, listened to fans repeatedly serenade him with his name, accepted presents and exchanged hugs.

October 11, 2014 3:06 am

Tears & hugs but no goal for Donovan in US finale

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — He had come oh-so-close to scoring during his national team farewell, listened to fans repeatedly serenade him with his name, accepted presents and exchanged hugs.

October 10, 2014 10:09 pm

Donovan: 'I still know I should have been there'

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — Hours before his final game for the red, white and blue, Landon Donovan made no effort to hide his anger at Jurgen Klinsmann.

October 10, 2014 8:15 pm

Three Lions finishing first season as united club

Three Lions finishing first season as united club

MERRILLVILLE | When Great Britain expatriate Mike Rance came to the United States to coach soccer in Illinois, he was accosted with his share of first-generation players.

October 10, 2014 5:00 pm

Haiti pledges money to Trinidad and Tobago soccer

Upon getting word that the Trinidad and Tobago women's national soccer team might not even have enough money for lunch, Haiti's team took a look at its fundraising for World Cup qualifying — an account totaling a little over $1,300 — and deci…

October 09, 2014 11:08 pm

Klinsmann: Donovan 'could have done a bit more'

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Landon Donovan set U.S. national team and Major League Soccer records for goals and assists, scored in a signature stoppage-time moment that lifted America to a first-place finish in a World Cup group for the first…

October 09, 2014 6:54 pm

FBI probed threats against late NFL team owner

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI investigated threats of violence made against Malcolm Glazer and his family around the time the late owner of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers was acquiring English soccer club Manchester United, according to newly released …

October 07, 2014 10:02 am

Beckenbauer wants World Cup bids report published

LONDON (AP) — Franz Beckenbauer called for the corruption report on the 2018 and 2022 World Cup host contests to be published, and said Tuesday that he took no bribes before voting.

October 07, 2014 6:46 am

US announces roster for CONCACAF championship

The U.S. women's national team continues to stand by Hope Solo, who faces domestic violence charges in Washington state. The goalkeeper is on the roster for the upcoming CONCACAF championship, which serves as qualifying for next year's World Cup.

October 06, 2014 2:32 pm

Donovan surrounded by youth for Ecuador exhibition

Donovan surrounded by youth for Ecuador exhibition

BOSTON (AP) — Landon Donovan will be surrounded by a relatively youthful roster for the United States' exhibition against Ecuador in Connecticut on Friday, when he is set to make his 157th and final international appearance.

October 06, 2014 10:06 am

Chesterton's Achor takes the club route to Wright State for soccer

Chesterton's Achor takes the club route to Wright State for soccer

When John Achor was told he wasn't going to be Chesterton's varsity goalkeeper as a sophomore, he took his talents elsewhere.

September 03, 2014 5:00 pm

PUC introduces bubble soccer at student convocation

PUC introduces bubble soccer at student convocation

HAMMOND | They introduced batting helmets in baseball to prevent beaning injuries.

September 01, 2014 10:00 pm

Record crowd sees Man United top Real Madrid

Record crowd sees Man United top Real Madrid

ANN ARBOR, Mich. | Manchester United thrilled a record crowd with a brilliant opening goal – and even Cristiano Ronaldo's unexpected entrance proved futile for Real Madrid.

August 02, 2014 7:30 pm

Ukraine, Russia spar over soccer in Crimea

Ukraine, Russia spar over soccer in Crimea

MOSCOW | Five months after the annexation of Crimea, Russia and Ukraine are now squabbling over soccer clubs in the region.

August 02, 2014 12:32 pm

LeBron: World Cup final 'bigger' than NBA finals

RIO DE JANEIRO | Just a few hours after arriving in Brazil, LeBron James sized up the World Cup final and said it trumps the NBA finals.

July 13, 2014 8:30 pm

Germany wins terrifically entertaining World Cup

RIO DE JANEIRO | Germany won the World Cup. Host Brazil won a world of new friends.

July 13, 2014 7:00 pm

Brazil protests fizzled, but roots of anger remain

IRAJA, Brazil | The protesters who many feared would wreck Brazil's World Cup party failed to show up. While the national team fell short of claiming the coveted championship, the country at least can say the tournament that wraps up with Sun…

July 13, 2014 7:00 pm

Goetze scores late to give Germany the World Cup

RIO DE JANEIRO | With two quick and sublimely deft touches, Mario Goetze ended Germany's 24-year wait for another World Cup title.

July 13, 2014 5:30 pm

Loew needs a title to prove he is a winner

RIO DE JANEIRO | Joachim Loew has shaped a talented German generation into an entertaining and successful team with a history of near misses. Germany needs to beat Argentina in Sunday's World Cup decider to finally make Loew a winner.

July 12, 2014 8:30 pm

Netherlands beats host Brazil 3-0 to finish 3rd

BRASILIA, Brazil | Robin van Persie and Daley Blind scored early goals to help give the Netherlands a 3-0 win over host Brazil in the third-place match at the World Cup on Saturday.

July 12, 2014 6:00 pm

Defender out of position comfortable facing Messi

Defender out of position comfortable facing Messi

PORTO SEGURO, Brazil | For a man about to face one of the game's most prolific scorers, Benedikt Hoewedes is remarkably calm and composed ahead of the World Cup final.

July 10, 2014 7:30 pm

JIM PETERS: U.S. soccer progressing, but not going to change overnight

It seems I've been reading or writing about how the interest level in soccer is rising and ready to take off in the United States since the days I still used a comb.

July 10, 2014 5:00 pm

Argentina reaches World Cup final after penalties

Argentina reaches World Cup final after penalties

SAO PAULO | Goalkeeper Sergio Romero saved two penalties Wednesday to send Argentina into the World Cup final with a 4-2 shootout win over the Netherlands after the game finished in a 0-0 stalemate.

July 09, 2014 6:47 pm

Germany delighted, astonished by Brazil rout

Germany delighted, astonished by Brazil rout

BERLIN | Germans awoke on Wednesday to discover the 7-1 demolition of Brazil in their World Cup semifinal was not a delightful dream but a scarcely believable reality.

July 09, 2014 5:00 pm

Brazil's World Cup dream turns to nightmare

Brazil's World Cup dream turns to nightmare

SAO PAULO | It wasn't just a bad dream.

July 09, 2014 12:48 pm

Germany routs Brazil, reaches World Cup final

Germany routs Brazil, reaches World Cup final

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil | With Neymar out injured, just about everyone in Brazil knew it would be tough against Germany.

July 08, 2014 5:58 pm

Without Neymar, attack not the focus for Brazil

Without Neymar, attack not the focus for Brazil

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil | With Neymar out and Brazil's forwards ineffective throughout the World Cup, it will be up to the team's defenders and midfielders to keep Brazil in contention at the World Cup.

July 07, 2014 8:30 pm

Without Neymar, Brazil plays on against Germany

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil | Even without Neymar, Brazil's show must go on.

July 06, 2014 8:30 pm

Argentina beats Belgium 1-0 to reach World Cup semis

BRASILIA, Brazil | Gonzalo Higuain's first goal of this World Cup sent Argentina into the semifinals on Saturday with a 1-0 win over a disappointing Belgium.

July 05, 2014 1:25 pm

Brazil expects fewer difficulties against Colombia

Brazil expects fewer difficulties against Colombia

FORTALEZA, Brazil | Luiz Felipe Scolari thinks Brazil may be at an advantage by playing in the World Cup quarterfinals against a Colombia team that likes to attack often.

July 03, 2014 5:39 pm

Valpo High grad Johnson travels to Morocco with Indiana State women's soccer team

Valpo High grad Johnson travels to Morocco with Indiana State women's soccer team

A native Moroccan rug, purchased at an outdoor market for the price of about 6 dirhams, lies on the floor in Kate Johnson's room.

July 03, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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Klinsmann was right: US not ready to win World Cup

Klinsmann was right: US not ready to win World Cup

SAO PAULO | Turns out Jurgen Klinsmann was right: The United States isn't ready to win the World Cup.

July 02, 2014 5:21 pm
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