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Landon Donovan

Donovan surrounded by youth for Ecuador exhibition

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. The 32-year-old […]

10/06/2014

Donovan breaks record, Galaxy beat Toronto FC 3-0

Landon Donovan broke the MLS career assists record with 136 and Robbie Keane scored two first-half goals in the Los Angeles Galaxy’ 3-0 victory over Toronto FC on Saturday night. The Galaxy (17-5-9) moved alone […]

10/06/2014

A Brazuca, the official soccer ball of the 2014 World Cup, sits on a cone, during a training session at the Santa Cruz Stadium in Ribeirao Preto, Brazil, Tuesday, June 10, 2014. (AP Photo/David Vincent)

Kings co-owner purchases Sacramento Republic FC

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sacramento Kings co-owner Kevin Nagle has purchased a controlling interest in Sacramento Republic FC, with the goal of growing the minor-league team into a Major League Soccer franchise. The Sacramento Bee […]

09/05/2014

Real Salt Lake midfielder Javier Morales, left, kicks the ball past Chivas USA defender Carlos Bocanegra during the first half of an MLS soccer match on Saturday, June 28, 2014, in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Bocanegra will retire from Chivas USA after season

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Former U.S. national team captain Carlos Bocanegra will retire at the conclusion of Chivas USA’s season, ending the stalwart defender’s 15-year pro soccer career. The 35-year-old Bocanegra announced his decision Thursday. […]

09/04/2014

FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2012, file photo, United States' Kelly O'Hara (5) fights for control of the ball with Costa Rica's Daniela Cruz (8) during the first half of CONCACAF women's Olympic qualifying soccer game action at B.C. Place in Vancouver, British Columbia. A group of players from the U.S. women’s national team, who will vie for a spot in the World Cup in October qualifying, have joined with several international players in protesting the turf surfaces for next summer’s big event in Canada. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward, File)

Attorneys ask for support in World Cup turf fight

The law firm that represents soccer players who object to playing on artificial turf at next year’s Women’s World Cup said Wednesday that a FIFA-commissioned survey of players shows that 77 percent feel major tournaments […]

09/03/2014

Los Angeles Galaxy's Landon Donovan controls the ball against D.C. United during an MLS soccer match on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, in Carson, Calif. The Galaxy won 4-1. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)

Galaxy scores 3 1st-half goals, beats United 4-1

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Alan Gordon scored in the second minute, Landon Donovan added another, and the Los Angeles Galaxy beat D.C. United 4-1 on Wednesday night. Los Angeles (12-5-7) won its third straight game […]

08/28/2014

FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2012, file photo, United States' Kelly O'Hara (5) fights for control of the ball with Costa Rica's Daniela Cruz (8) during the first half of CONCACAF women's Olympic qualifying soccer game action at B.C. Place in Vancouver, British Columbia. A group of players from the U.S. women’s national team, who will vie for a spot in the World Cup in October qualifying, have joined with several international players in protesting the turf surfaces for next summer’s big event in Canada. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward, File)

Women’s World Cup turf war heats up

Even actor Tom Hanks has an opinion about whether the athletes at the 2015 Women’s World Cup should play on artificial turf or grass. A group of players from the U.S. women’s national team, who […]

08/27/2014

Los Angeles Galaxy forward Landon Donovan, widely considered as America's best ever footballer, announces he will retire at the end of the MLS season, at a news conference at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif., Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014.   "I feel incredibly blessed and lucky to have played a role in the remarkable growth of MLS and US Soccer during my playing career," Donovan said in a statement on his Facebook page.  (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

Donovan to play final match for US team in Oct.

  CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Landon Donovan says he will make his final appearance for the U.S. national team Oct. 10 in a friendly against Ecuador. Donovan announced the plan Tuesday. Donovan is the top […]

08/26/2014

Real Madrid's Angel Di Maria from Argentina reacts during a Spanish Super Cup soccer match against Atletico Madrid at Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

Manchester United signs Angel Di Maria for $99 million

  MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester United broke the British transfer-fee record by signing Angel Di Maria from Real Madrid for 59.7 million pounds ($99 million) on Tuesday, extending a summer spending spree that was […]

08/26/2014

FILE - In this Saturday, Feb 22, 2014 file photo UEFA President Michel Platini  speaks during a press conference. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, File)

Platini prepares to announce FIFA election plan

  GENEVA (AP) — Michel Platini is set to announce Thursday if he will challenge former mentor Sepp Blatter for the FIFA presidency. The UEFA president will meet the leaders of his 54 member federations […]

08/26/2014

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