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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

Italy striker Mario Balotelli signs for Liverpool

  Liverpool signed Italy striker Mario Balotelli from AC Milan for 16 million pounds ($26.5 million) on Monday, taking a calculated gamble on a headline-grabbing player known as much for his controversies as his goals. […]

08/25/2014

Los Angeles Galaxy fans cheer before a game against Real Salt Lake in an MLS soccer game in Carson, Calif., Saturday, March 8, 2014.  (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

Manchester United to face Galaxy at Rose Bowl tonight

PASADENA (CNS) – More than 80,000 fans are expected to attend tonight’s exhibition soccer game between England’s famed Manchester United and the Los Angeles Galaxy at the Rose Bowl. The game is United’s first in […]

07/23/2014

FILE -This undated file photo released by Jim Bieniewicz shows his brother, soccer referee John Bieniewicz, 44, top left, with his family. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Jim Bieniewicz, File)

Soccer player charged with murder in ref’s death

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit-area soccer player accused of killing a referee with a punch to the neck was charged Wednesday with second-degree murder. The charge against Baseel Abdul-Amir Saad was announced eight days after […]

07/09/2014

Thousands of USA fans in Buffalo, N.Y. on Thursday, June 26, 2014, react to the USA advancing to the next round of the World Cup after their 1-0 loss to Germany. The large crowd watched the game on large screen TVs at Canalside in Buffalo.   (AP Photo/The Buffalo News, James P. McCoy)

Soccer gets boost in US from young, informed fans

DENVER (AP) – Never mind that there were dozens of TV sets at the bar, many turned to pro wrestling, poker and bowling to provide background noise early one weekend morning. Jon Forget walked in, […]

06/27/2014

United States' head coach Jurgen Klinsmann, left and Germany's head coach Joachim Loew greet each other after the group G World Cup soccer match between the USA and Germany at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, Thursday, June 26, 2014. Germany beat the United States 1-0. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

US-Germany 2nd-highest rated men’s WCup on ESPN

SAO PAULO (AP) — The United States’ 1-0 loss to Germany was the second-highest rated men’s World Cup match on ESPN’s networks despite the noon EDT kickoff. The game received a 6.7 rating on ESPN […]

06/27/2014

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