Men's soccer Headlines

  • Real Madrid far behind top European clubs in women’s soccer

    Real Madrid remains far behind other European teams when it comes to women’s soccer

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  • Copa Libertadores saga ends as River Plate wins in Madrid

    River Plate has won the Copa Libertadores after beating fierce rival Boca Juniors 3-1 in the second leg after extra time in Madrid to take the title 5-3 on aggregate

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  • River Plate, Boca Juniors set for Copa Libertadores final

    Fans and players from fierce Argentine rivals River Plate and Boca Juniors are getting ready for the Copa Libertadores final later Sunday after the biggest game in South American club soccer was relocated to the neutral setting of Real Madrid's Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. The scheduled

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  • Man City's Raheem Sterling says media coverage fuels racism

    Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling has accused newspapers of helping to "fuel racism" over their portrayal of black footballers. Sterling's comments came as police investigate whether racial abuse was hurled at him during a Premier League game at Chelsea the previous day.

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  • Thousands of Boca and River fans set for Copa final in Spain

    Hundreds of Boca Juniors fans gathered outside their team's hotel in Madrid on Saturday, chanting "It doesn't matter where you play, we will always follow you," one day before Boca faces bitter Argentine rival River Plate in the Copa Libertadores final. Thousands of Boca and River fans are

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  • United goes for a real rarity: a championship in Atlanta

    When Atlanta United reached Saturday's MLS Cup final, the 2-year-old soccer team moved to the cusp of a truly rare accomplishment. The last big league championship in this city was captured on Oct. 28, 1995 , when the Atlanta Braves defeated the Cleveland Indians 1-0 in Game 6 of

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  • MLS commissioner wants to become more of 'selling league'

    The commissioner of Major League Soccer wants his teams to get in the selling business. In his annual state of the league address leading up to the MLS Cup final, Don Garber said the transfer deals that sent teenagers Alphonso Davies and Tyler Adams to the German Bundesliga should be a

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  • Atlanta goes for a rare sports title in MLS Cup final

    A city that has known plenty of sporting heartbreak is one win from a championship. It sure has been a while. Atlanta hasn't won a major professional title since the Braves captured the 1995 World Series . A 2-year-old soccer team has a chance to end the drought when Atlanta

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  • Young Afghan Messi fan threatened by criminals, Taliban

    A young Afghan soccer fan who shot to fame after he was photographed in a Messi shirt made from a plastic bag has been forced to flee with his family to the capital after criminal gangs and the Taliban threatened to kill or kidnap him, his mother said Friday. Since becoming an internet

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  • Spain braces for some 500 violent fans for Copa Libertadores

    Spanish authorities say a group of 400 to 500 “especially violent” fans from Argentina are expected to make the trip to Madrid for this weekend’s Copa Libertadores final between River Plate and Boca Juniors

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  • Young Afghan Messi fan threatened by criminals, Taliban

    Young Afghan soccer fan who shot to fame after he was photographed in a Messi shirt made from a plastic bag has been forced to flee with his family to the Afghan capital after criminal gangs and the Taliban threatened to kill or kidnap him

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  • Thailand arrests Bahrain refugee for possible extradition

    Police in Thailand say a soccer player who holds refugee status in Australia has been officially arrested for a court to rule on his extradition to Bahrain, the country he fled. Immigration Police chief Maj. Gen. Surachate Hakparn said Friday that Hakeem Ali Mohamed Ali AlAraib, who was

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  • Former FIFA official sentenced in bribery scandal

    A former FIFA official from Guatemala who was cooperating in the U.S. investigation of corruption in international soccer's governing body was sentenced on Thursday to time served. Ex-Guatemalan soccer chief Rafael Salguero had been under house arrest since 2016 while providing information...

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  • Peru’s soccer boss arrested as part of criminal probe

    The head of Peru’s soccer federation has been arrested a few months after leading his country back to the World Cup for the first time in 36 years

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  • Column: Remember Chiefs as Atlanta United goes for MLS title

    Dick Cecil still has the championship trophy, tucked away somewhere in his home, a cherished prize that has been reduced to bits and pieces by the ravages of time. He'd like to get it fixed up, maybe give it a place of honor at Manuel's Tavern, a famed Atlanta watering hole. "It needs...

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  • Las Vegas Lights FC goes its own way in Sin City

    Eric Wynalda and Las Vegas Lights FC are running a job search unlike any other on the Strip at the moment. Not that you would expect anything less from the United Soccer League team that partnered with a marijuana dispensary, dropped $5,000 from a helicopter as part of a halftime promotion...

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  • Peru’s soccer boss arrested as part of criminal probe

    The head of Peru’s soccer federation has been arrested a few months after leading his country back to the World Cup for the first time in 36 years

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  • Odd weekend in Spain: All eyes on Copa Libertadores final

    The big-match buzz in Madrid and around the country has nothing to do with Spain's "clasico." It's all about Argentina's "superclasico." The most anticipated match of the weekend will feature Buenos Aires rivals Boca Juniors and River Plate at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium in the second leg...

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  • Atlanta's Martinez wins MVP award in Major League Soccer

    Josef Martinez claimed the MVP award from Major League Soccer on Wednesday after shattering the record for goals in a season and leading Atlanta United to the championship game. The 25-year-old Venezuelan striker received his Landon Donovan trophy during a ceremony at the headquarters of...

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  • Copa Libertadores final: A sign of Argentina's decadence

    Argentina's proud soccer tradition has been sullied by its fervent, fanatical fans. The land of Lionel Messi and Diego Maradona has won the World Cup twice, and it felt a sense of overwhelming pride in hosting perhaps the most important club final ever. But the second leg of the...

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  • Copa Libertadores final: A sign of Argentina’s decadence

    Argentina’s proud soccer tradition has been sullied by its fervent, fanatical fans

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  • Berhalter says US Soccer needs direction and development

    Gregg Berhalter says he inherits a U.S. soccer team "with potential," one that needs "direction" and "development" after missing the World Cup for the first time since the 1980s. Berhalter, who spent the past five seasons as coach of Major League Soccer's Columbus Crew, was introduced...

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  • Column: Good and bad in Ballon d'Or twerking uproar

    First, the good news: In 2018, a man can no longer disrespect a trailblazing sportswoman on global TV without incurring instant opprobrium. French DJ Martin Solveig learned this to his discomfort when he asked Ada Hegerberg to twerk just after she became the first female winner of the...

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  • French soccer game postponed because of expected protests

    The French league says Saturday’s soccer game between Paris Saint-Germain and Montpellier has been postponed at police request amid expected anti-government protests

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