Recent soccer news

Interim Spanish federation head defends ‘friend’ Villar
The new interim head of Spain’s football federation defended Angel Maria Villar on Wednesday, saying he’d bet his life that his “friend” and the man he has replaced is innocent of corruption charges.
 
Rio shut out of World Cup qualifiers after Maracana disputes
(AP, July 26, 2017; 12:12 PM)
 
FIFA approves Simunovic switch from Croatia to Bosnia
(AP, July 26, 2017; 6:31 AM)
 
Sporting KC’s Dom Dwyer traded to Orlando in record deal
(AP, July 26, 2017; 12:38 AM)
 
Manchester City’s busy summer includes brand growth in US
(AP, July 25, 2017; 10:37 PM)
 
Minnesota United stadium named Allianz Field
(AP, July 25, 2017; 9:17 PM)
 
Sporting KC’s Dom Dwyer traded to Orlando in record deal
(AP, July 25, 2017; 6:29 PM)
 
Bruce Arena blends intense demands with humor to lead US
(AP, July 25, 2017; 6:05 PM)
 
Spain suspends football president Villar after arrest
(AP, July 25, 2017; 4:36 PM)
 
Ex-Brazil midfielder Ederson says he has testicular cancer
(AP, July 25, 2017; 3:38 PM)
 
Bayern defender Juan Bernat out weeks after ankle surgery
(AP, July 25, 2017; 9:51 AM)
 
Chelsea sends Kenedy home from Asia after offensive posts
(AP, July 25, 2017; 8:07 AM)
 
Russian farmer’s straw stadium pokes fun at World Cup costs
(AP, July 24, 2017; 1:03 PM)
 
Man United’s Bailly gets 3-game UEFA ban, misses Super Cup
(AP, July 24, 2017; 11:43 AM)
 
Bernardeschi nears 40 million euro transfer to Juventus
(AP, July 24, 2017; 11:18 AM)
 
Jamaica stuns Mexico 1-0 to reach CONCACAF Gold Cup final
(AP, July 24, 2017; 4:55 AM)
 
Roldan’s 2 quick goals help Sounders beat Quakes 3-0
(AP, July 24, 2017; 1:56 AM)
 
MLS Capsules
(AP, July 24, 2017; 1:50 AM)
 
Timbers beat Whitecaps 2-1 to snap 6-game winless streak
(AP, July 23, 2017; 11:50 PM)
 
Jesse Gonzalez goes with heart, switches from Mexico to US
(AP, July 23, 2017; 11:02 PM)
 
Jesse Gonzalez goes with heart, switches from Mexico to US
(AP, July 23, 2017; 1:25 PM)
 
Chelsea apology to China for player’s offensive online posts
(AP, July 23, 2017; 11:15 AM)
 
Neymar to PSG? Barcelona’s denials don’t stop transfer talk
(AP, July 23, 2017; 11:03 AM)
 
Philipp Lahm voted Germany’s top player in his final season
(AP, July 23, 2017; 11:02 AM)
 
Dempsey record goal, assist leads US into Gold Cup final
(AP, July 23, 2017; 10:04 AM)
 
Danilo joins City from Madrid, providing versatility at back
(AP, July 23, 2017; 9:16 AM)
 
El Salvador’s Romero, Ceren suspended after bites
(AP, July 23, 2017; 2:22 AM)
 
MLS Capsules
(AP, July 23, 2017; 12:24 AM)
 
Feilhaber helps Sporting KC to 1-1 tie with Real Salt Lake
(AP, July 23, 2017; 12:22 AM)
 
Dempsey ties Donovan’s US mark of 57 international goals
(AP, July 23, 2017; 12:07 AM)