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Pressure's on teenager Christian Pulisic to produce for U.S. soccer team

Imagine a teenage Kobe Bryant, only without Shaquille O’Neal playing center for the Lakers. Or Julio Urias, with no Clayton Kershaw at the front of the Dodgers rotation. And, oh, by the way, it’s up to them to get their teams back into postseason series in which they trail by a couple of games....

  • Galaxy will try to notch its first win of the season on the road without key players

    Galaxy will try to notch its first win of the season on the road without key players

    Gyasi Zardes has no trouble recalling the last time he played in a soccer game. “August 27,” he answers without hesitation. What he can’t remember with any certainty is the last time he went more than six months without playing in one. “Maybe high school?” the Galaxy forward guesses. “Like 10th...

  • Bruce Arena brings back some veterans for crucial World Cup qualifiers

    Bruce Arena brings back some veterans for crucial World Cup qualifiers

    A dozen years have passed since Bruce Arena last called up a U.S. team for World Cup qualifying. Yet a few of the same names were on that roster and the one Arena summoned Wednesday for the next round of qualifiers, which begin next week. Tim Howard, Clint Dempsey and DaMarcus Beasley, veterans...

  • Galaxy still winless after 1-0 loss to Timbers

    Galaxy still winless after 1-0 loss to Timbers

    When Curt Onalfo took over as coach of the Galaxy in December, he promised to take the team in a new direction. Two games into the season he has delivered on that promise, just not in the way he had hoped. With Sunday’s 1-0 loss to the Portland Timbers at StubHub Center, the Galaxy have started...

  • Galaxy's play for Zlatan Ibrahimovic built around more than money

    Galaxy's play for Zlatan Ibrahimovic built around more than money

    The Galaxy and Manchester United are separated by one ocean, $233 million in payroll — depending on who’s doing the math — and decades of soccer tradition. But the two teams have one thing in common: they’re both trying to sign Swedish star Zlatan Ibrahimovic. And though the Galaxy’s bid seems...

  • Galaxy's depth to be tested with key players out of the lineup

    Galaxy's depth to be tested with key players out of the lineup

    Galaxy Coach Curt Onalfo needed just one word to express his thoughts on the league’s decision to suspend two of his starters for Sunday’s game with the Portland Timbers. “Ridiculous,” he said. He had to call on a bit more of his vocabulary to explain how his team would respond to the disqualifications....

  • DACA recipient Miguel Aguilar signs with Galaxy II

    DACA recipient Miguel Aguilar signs with Galaxy II

    Midfielder Miguel Aguilar, who failed to make the Galaxy roster during a preseason trial this winter, signed with the MLS club’s USL affiliate Friday. Aguilar, taken by D.C. United in the first round of the 2015 MLS SuperDraft, played in 25 MLS games over two seasons before the Galaxy acquired...

  • Dodgers' Brandon McCarthy tests life after baseball as part owner of Phoenix soccer club

    Dodgers' Brandon McCarthy tests life after baseball as part owner of Phoenix soccer club

    It is not uncommon for an athlete to aspire to own a team after his playing days are over, but Brandon McCarthy already is an owner. The Dodgers pitcher is a minority owner of Phoenix Rising FC, a minor league soccer team here that has applied for membership in Major League Soccer. McCarthy, who...

  • Suspensions to Jones, Romney to test Galaxy's depth

    Suspensions to Jones, Romney to test Galaxy's depth

    The Galaxy, already dealing with injuries to three key starters, were hit with more bad news Wednesday when the league handed down one-game suspensions for midfielder Jermaine Jones and defender Dave Romney. Jones was suspended for a challenge in the 17th minute of the Galaxy’s season opener with...

  • Barcelona pulls off historic Champions League comeback to defeat PSG

    Barcelona pulls off historic Champions League comeback to defeat PSG

    Barcelona completed the biggest comeback in Champions League history by beating Paris Saint-Germain, 6-1, to reach the quarterfinals on Wednesday, scoring the decisive goal of a 6-5 victory on aggregate in the fifth minute of stoppage time. With Neymar on inspired form, Barcelona score three times...

  • Galaxy declines comment on record contract offer for Zlatan Ibrahimovic

    Galaxy declines comment on record contract offer for Zlatan Ibrahimovic

    The Galaxy declined to comment Wednesday on a report that it has made a contract offer to Manchester United’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The Times reported last week that a high-ranking team official had confirmed the Galaxy made an MLS-record offer to a top European player, with Ibrahimovic and Bayer...

  • U.S. soccer team to open Gold Cup against Panama on July 8

    U.S. soccer team to open Gold Cup against Panama on July 8

    The U.S. will open this summer’s Gold Cup tournament against Panama before going on to meet Martinique and the winner of a Haiti-Nicaragua playoff in group play of the biennial regional soccer championship. The first-round U.S. games will be played in Nashville on July 8, Tampa, Fla., on July 12...

  • U.S. Soccer's new policy on national anthem will test players' convictions

    U.S. Soccer's new policy on national anthem will test players' convictions

    Maybe the protesters will be fined. Or suspended. Or exiled for the remainder of their careers. The next time a U.S. national soccer team player refuses to “stand respectfully” for the anthem, there will be consequences. Good. It’s not that athletes shouldn’t be allowed to take political stands....

  • Galaxy put up a fight before falling to Dallas in season opener

    Galaxy put up a fight before falling to Dallas in season opener

    The Galaxy took version 2.0 out of the box Saturday at the StubHub Center. And though there are still a few bugs in the software, the program worked better than many expected in a season-opening 2-1 loss to FC Dallas. “Very, very good starting point,” Coach Curt Onalfo said. “A lot of optimism....

  • Galaxy opening MLS season with new recipe for success

    Galaxy opening MLS season with new recipe for success

    You can call the Galaxy a lot of things. Just don’t call them cheap. Management bristles at the mere whisper of the word. Sure, they concede, the team that will open the new season against FC Dallas on Saturday at the StubHub Center (1 p.m., Univision) will be younger, faster and, yes, less expensive...

  • Galaxy roster and schedule

    Galaxy roster and schedule

    The Galaxy roster for opening day by position (*injured): Player | Ht. | Wt. | Age | Country GOALKEEPERS Clement Diop | 6-1 | 165 | 23 | France Jon Kempin | 6-1 | 170 | 23 | USA Brian Rowe | 6-1 | 185 | 28 | USA DEFENDERS Hugo Arellano | 5-11 | 166 | 18 | USA Ashley Cole* | 5-9 | 146 | 36...

  • Dan Kennedy ending career with Galaxy

    Dan Kennedy ending career with Galaxy

    The Galaxy will be parting ways with goalkeeper Dan Kennedy, a team spokesman confirmed Saturday, bringing a disappointing end to the former Chivas USA star’s return to Southern California. Kennedy, 34, a nine-year Major League Soccer veteran from Yorba Linda, came to the Galaxy before last season,...

  • Galaxy's newest addition, Romain Alessandrini, seeks a fresh start in MLS

    Galaxy's newest addition, Romain Alessandrini, seeks a fresh start in MLS

    Romain Alessandrini’s dream came true when he was still in grade school. Like most boys growing up in the French port of Marseille, he longed to play for the city’s storied soccer team. And when he was 10, the team invited him to join its youth academy. But 18 months ago, his hoped-for career in...

  • Galaxy's Aguilar unsure of his place on the team — and in the country

    Galaxy's Aguilar unsure of his place on the team — and in the country

    Miguel Aguilar never wanted to leave Mexico. “All I could think of was all my friends are here, all my cousins are here. I want to stay here,” he said of the day his mother bundled him and his brother Andres into a pickup pointed toward the U.S. border. It was Aguilar’s 11th birthday. Twelve years...

  • Injury woes mount for Galaxy; Ashley Cole could sit out a month

    Injury woes mount for Galaxy; Ashley Cole could sit out a month

    The Galaxy headed into the off-season with several holes to fill in their midfield but with one of the strongest defenses in MLS. Yet now, a week before the regular-season opener, the back line has been decimated by injury while the midfield has been strengthened by three winter signings. The latest...

  • At least 17 dead after stampede at Angola stadium

    At least 17 dead after stampede at Angola stadium

    A crowd stampeded at a football stadium in Angola on Friday, leaving at least 17 people dead and dozens injured.  The accident happened in the northwestern town of Uige when hundreds of people rushed toward one of the stadium gates, causing some to fall and be trampled underfoot, according to Angolan...

  • Galaxy escape with a 1-1 draw in a preseason exhibition

    Galaxy escape with a 1-1 draw in a preseason exhibition

    A second-half goal from second-half substitute Jose Villarreal allowed the Galaxy to escape with a 1-1 draw in a preseason exhibition with Tijuana of Mexico’s Liga MX played in a steady mist at the StubHub Center. The Galaxy, who have undergone an extensive winter remake, were without regulars...

  • Galaxy beginning a new chapter without A.J. DeLaGarza

    Galaxy beginning a new chapter without A.J. DeLaGarza

    The first sign something was wrong, A.J. DeLaGarza said, was the missed call on his cellphone. The Galaxy defender, the last remaining link to Bruce Arena’s first MLS Cup championship club in Carson, had been assured he wouldn’t be traded in the off-season. Now he had an urgent message to call...

  • Shallow MLS player pool continues to hamper national team

    Shallow MLS player pool continues to hamper national team

    When the United States won the right to play host to the 1994 World Cup, one condition was the country had to form a competitive, first-tier professional soccer league. Twenty-one years after its founding, Major League Soccer has delivered on only part of its promise. Yes, the league has grown...

  • Jordan Morris helps lift U.S. to 1-0 win over Jamaica

    Jordan Morris helps lift U.S. to 1-0 win over Jamaica

    Jordan Morris scored in the 59th minute to help lift the United States to a 1-0 victory over Jamaica on Friday night, giving Bruce Arena the first win of his second stint as national team coach.  With the U.S. scoreless streak at 280 minutes, Benny Feilhaber took a 20-yard pass from Dax McCarty...

  • Galaxy's new midfielder Joao Pedro is fitting in already

    Galaxy's new midfielder Joao Pedro is fitting in already

    Joao Pedro had never set foot in the U.S. before Saturday. But he had already seen so much of the country on TV, when he got off the plane everything seemed familiar. “I see a lot of movies. All kinds of movies,” said Pedro, a Portuguese midfielder who joined the Galaxy this week. “I like comedy...

  • Galaxy opens training camp with a new boss and a new outlook

    Galaxy opens training camp with a new boss and a new outlook

    Plastic sheeting covered the floor and furniture in the players’ lounge adjacent to the Galaxy locker room on Friday and the smell of fresh paint wafted into the hallways. A new landlord had taken over the property and he was not shy about redecorating. “It’s a new team,” said Curt Onalfo, who...

  • Diversity, talent on the rise in U.S. women's soccer

    Diversity, talent on the rise in U.S. women's soccer

    Growing up in a bedroom community across the East River from Manhattan, Crystal Dunn was often the only African American on her school and club soccer teams. Casey Short, who was raised two years and 800 miles away in suburban Chicago, had the same experience. So did Lynn Williams, who is from...

  • Steven Gerrard returns to Liverpool academy as coach

    Steven Gerrard returns to Liverpool academy as coach

    Former Galaxy midfielder Steven Gerrard has returned to where his soccer career began, joining Liverpool as a coach at the club’s Kirkby academy. Gerrard, who served as captain for Liverpool and the English national team, joined the Liverpool academy as a 9-year-old and went on to play 17 Premier...

  • Galaxy sign Portuguese midfielder while making flexible plans for the summer

    Galaxy sign Portuguese midfielder while making flexible plans for the summer

    The Galaxy signed Portuguese midfielder Joao Pedro on Thursday, likely ending the team’s pursuit of Aruban international Gregor Breinburg and Villarreal’s Jonathan dos Santos. For now. According to a report on the team website, the Galaxy is preparing to sign defender Jelle Van Damme to a multiyear...

  • Galaxy sign Jermaine Jones, other deals in works

    Galaxy sign Jermaine Jones, other deals in works

    The Galaxy signed national team midfielder Jermaine Jones on Wednesday, completing their first major acquisition of the winter. More could be the way though. The Galaxy is expected to announce Thursday that it has signed João Pedro, a 23-year-old Portuguese midfielder. And rumors of a deal with...

  • Debut is 14 months away, but LAFC already working on being 'the best'

    Debut is 14 months away, but LAFC already working on being 'the best'

    The last time John Thorrington put together a soccer team, he was choosing sides with some junior high school friends in a Palos Verdes schoolyard. So in his current job as executive vice president of soccer operations for the fledgling Los Angeles Football Club, he’s not shy about asking for help....

  • Galaxy send A.J. DeLaGarza to Houston Dynamo, prepare for additional roster moves

    Galaxy send A.J. DeLaGarza to Houston Dynamo, prepare for additional roster moves

    The Galaxy cut ties with their longest-tenured active player Friday when they dealt defender A.J. DeLaGarza to the Houston Dynamo in exchange for $175,000 in allocation money. DeLaGarza, 29, made 204 regular-season appearances in eight seasons with the Galaxy, winning three MLS Cups. Only four...

  • Jurgen Klinsmann trying to stay positive after November firing by U.S. soccer team

    Jurgen Klinsmann trying to stay positive after November firing by U.S. soccer team

    The last time Jurgen Klinsmann was seen in a public setting, he was seated behind a flimsy card table in Costa Rica’s national stadium, fending off pointed questions about his future with the U.S. soccer team. Less than a week later he was fired, ending a 5½-year roller-coaster ride in which the...

  • Galaxy to open, close MLS season with conference rival FC Dallas

    Galaxy to open, close MLS season with conference rival FC Dallas

    The Galaxy will welcome expansion club Minnesota United to the StubHub Center and will also play home games against New York City FC, Montreal and MLS Cup finalists Seattle and Toronto, according to the 2017 scheduled released by the league Thursday. The Galaxy will open and close against preseason...

  • StubHub Center: It's the Galaxy's world, Chargers will just play in it

    Although the Chargers will call the StubHub Center home the next two seasons, Major League Soccer’s Galaxy will remain the stadium’s main tenant. “The Galaxy is the main priority for StubHub Center,” said Brendan Hannan, the director of communication for the facility. “The Chargers’ NFL schedule...

  • Bruce Arena gets U.S. national team soccer camp off to good start

    Michael Bradley has played for three coaches with the U.S. national team, one of whom was his father, Bob Bradley. But family ties notwithstanding, Bradley made little effort Wednesday to hide his enthusiasm over Bruce Arena’s return as manager. “I’m very excited to be back playing for Bruce,”...

  • Galaxy fills out its coaching staff

    Galaxy Coach Curt Onalfo filled out his first-team coaching staff Tuesday, naming former Seattle Sounders Coach Ante Razov and LA Galaxy II assistant Rob Becerra to the squad and promoting Daniel Gonzalez from Galaxy II to the first team as goalkeeper coach. The three men replace associate head...

  • World Cup expands to 48 teams for 2026 and U.S. is a likely host

    The World Cup is getting bigger. And it may be coming back to the U.S. too. On Tuesday the FIFA Council, the ruling body for world soccer’s governing organization, unanimously approved a plan to expand the quadrennial tournament from 32 to 48 teams by 2026. The field will be divided into 16 three-team...

  • Galaxy quiet on pursuit of Jonathan dos Santos, Romain Alessandrini

    The Galaxy refused to comment Monday on reports the team was pursuing midfielder Jonathan dos Santos, the younger brother of current Galaxy designated player Gio dos Santos. “It’s our policy not to comment on players who aren’t under contract,” team spokesman Brendan Hannan said. The Galaxy’s interest...

  • FIFA awards: Carli Lloyd, Cristiano Ronaldo repeat as world's best

    Carli Lloyd of the United States has won her second straight FIFA's best woman player award.  Lloyd beat Olympic gold medalist Melanie Behringer of Germany and five-time winner Marta of Brazil.  Lloyd says “I honestly was not expecting this.”  Germany did win the women's coaching awards as Silvia...

  • Bruce Arena embraces challenge of national team job

    Each morning, Bruce Arena makes the same 15-minute drive from Manhattan Beach to StubHub Center that he has made for the last eight years. He parks in the same lot, walks the same hallways and sits behind a desk in a new office nearly identical to the old one, which is only 10 paces away. Yet,...

  • Omar Gonzalez enjoying life — and success — after leaving Galaxy

    Omar Gonzalez never wanted to leave his team. Or his home. The Galaxy drafted him out of college, turned him into an MLS rookie of the year and helped him become the league’s top defender, a four-time Best XI selection and a World Cup starter. Southern California is where he bought his first house,...

  • Bruce Arena's first national team roster marks break from the Jurgen Klinsmann era

    Bruce Arena called 32 MLS players into winter camp with the U.S. national team Thursday, among them Galaxy attackers Sebastian Lletget and Gyasi Zardes. The three-week camp, the first of Arena’s second term as national team coach, will begin Tuesday at StubHub Center and conclude with frendlies...

  • Exodus from Galaxy continues but team is preparing a response

    Most of the attention this Galaxy off-season has focused on the people leaving StubHub Center rather than on those coming in. That exodus continued Wednesday when U.S. Soccer confirmed that four Galaxy assistants will follow Bruce Arena to the national team. Less than two hours later, forward...

  • Carli Lloyd, Megan Rapinoe and Tobin Heath are among 29 players called up by women's national soccer team

    Coach Jill Ellis has called 29 players into the first women’s national soccer team training camp of 2017, to be held Jan. 13-23 at the StubHub Center. The roster is topped by Carli Lloyd, a world player of the year candidate; midfielders Megan Rapinoe, Tobin Heath and Morgan Brian; forwards Crystal...

  • U.S. national Coach Bruce Arena raids Galaxy staff for four assistant coaches

    Bruce Arena is taking his top four Galaxy assistant coaches with him to the U.S. national team, naming former Associate Head Coach Dave Sarachan, assistants Pat Noonan and Kenny Arena — the coach’s son — and goalkeeper coach Matt Reis to the U.S. team staff Wednesday, a move that had been expected...

  • Swansea debacle proves Bob Bradley never had a chance

    Bob Bradley’s hiring by a struggling Swansea City club last fall was supposed to resolve a vexing question: could an American coach in the English Premier League? His sacking Monday, 11 games and 85 days later, came too quickly to provide an answer. What seems certain, however, is the quick hook...

  • NASL exploring expansion to San Diego, Orange County

    The financially troubled North American Soccer League could be adding teams in San Diego and Orange County as early as this summer. Peter Wilt — who led the Chicago Fire to an MLS Cup title as team president and general manager, then helped put an NASL team in Indianapolis — said Wednesday that...

  • Former USA coach Bob Bradley fired by Swansea after less than three months

    American coach Bob Bradley was fired as Swansea manager on Tuesday, less than three months after taking charge at the English Premier League club.  Swansea announced Bradley's departure a day after the team's 4-1 home loss to West Ham.  Bradley won two of his 11 games in charge after replacing...

  • Plane carrying Brazilian soccer team crashed after running out of fuel, investigation finds

    Colombian aviation authorities said Monday that an airliner that crashed with a Brazilian soccer team aboard had run out of fuel before it could land. Seventy-one people died in the Nov. 28 accident.  A statement by the Civil Aeronautics agency said the conclusion was based on the plane's black...

  • Antonio Conte has given Chelsea a season worth celebrating

    Under normal circumstances, attending the holiday office party isn’t considered a particularly noble act. But when you’re the head coach of the Chelsea Football Club, there are no such things as “normal circumstances.” So when Antonio Conte became the first manager in six years to show up and share...

  • U.S. women finish 2016 atop FIFA rankings

    The women’s national team probably won’t have a collecting bargaining agreement with U.S. Soccer heading into the new year, but it will have another No. 1 world ranking, beating out Olympic champion Germany for the top spot in the new poll. The U.S. won all six of its games since the last FIFA...

  • Argentina finishes 2016 No. 1 in FIFA poll

    Argentina will finish 2016 ranked No. 1 in the FIFA world soccer rankings, one spot ahead of Brazil and two places ahead of reigning World Cup champion Germany. Chile, which won its second consecutive Copa America title over Argentina this summer, remains fourth followed by Belgium, Colombia, France...

  • New Galaxy coach making the most of his chances

    All Curt Onalfo wanted was another chance. He had coached the Kansas City Wizards to the conference semifinals in his first two years, only to get fired halfway into his third. Hired by D.C. United, he lasted just halfway into the next season before getting sacked again, leaving him with an MLS...

  • Soccer star Neymar explains how Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi saved his career

    Barcelona superstar Neymar has a lot of admiration for teammate Lionel Messi. “Not long after I arrived [at Barcelona], I wasn’t in a great moment in my career and he was a person who helped me,” Neymar told CNN. “He saw that I was sad, with my head down, that things weren’t going right for me.”...

  • Having a new coach won't make the Galaxy more attractive to soccer fans

    The Galaxy have always been bold. When every other franchise in Major League Soccer was a tenant, the Galaxy built a stadium. When the league had a shortage of high-profile players, the team signed David Beckham. This was the club of Landon Donovan and Robbie Keane, of Cobi Jones and Jorge Campos....

  • Galaxy select Curt Onalfo as new coach to replace Bruce Arena

    When Curt Onalfo joined Bruce Arena on the Galaxy coaching staff five years ago, the goal was to learn as much as possible from the man many considered to be the best coach in U.S. Soccer. Turns out he got a lot more than that, with the Galaxy choosing Onalfo to succeed Arena as head coach of Major...

  • Christiano Ronaldo wins again

    After giving a European Championship title to Portugal and another Champions League trophy to Real Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo ends 2016 with something just for himself: his fourth world player of the year award.  Ronaldo won his third Ballon d'Or award, which this year is being handed out by France...

  • Galaxy taking a new approach to team-building in busy off-season

    You couldn’t blame Galaxy President Chris Klein if he felt abandoned as he prepared for the busiest stretch of the MLS off-season this week. Last month, Bruce Arena, the team’s coach and general manager, left for the U.S. national team. Days earlier, the Galaxy parted company with captain Robbie...

  • Sounders win their first MLS Cup by defeating Toronto in shootout

    Roman Torres scored in the sixth round of penalty kicks to give the Seattle Sounders their first MLS Cup title, 5-4 over Toronto FC after 120 scoreless minutes Saturday night.  It was the first MLS Cup final to fail to produce a goal in regulation, setting the stage for a dramatic tiebreaker.  ...

  • Brian Schmetzer's Cinderella season in Seattle ends with a title

    The clock never struck midnight for Brian Schmetzer and his Seattle Sounders. The coach never turned back into a pumpkin, the glass slipper fit perfectly and so did the crown after a penalty-kicks 5-4 win over Toronto FC in the MLS Cup final Saturday. Do you believe in fairy tales? Because there’s...

  • Los Angeles Football Club reaches player-development deal with OC Blues

    The expansion Los Angeles Football Club, which will join Major League Soccer for the 2018 season, has reached a multiyear player-development deal with the Orange County Blues of the third-tier United Soccer League. Both teams are expected to formerly announce the agreement Wednesday morning. The...

  • Landon Donovan retires from Major League Soccer, again

    Landon Donovan is retiring – again – Galaxy President Chris Klein said Tuesday, ending a brief but successful two-month return to Major League Soccer in September. “With Landon, when he came back, it was always going to be a short-term thing,” said Klein, a former teammate of Donovan’s, both with...

  • Galaxy's Dos Santos, Van Damme named to MLS Best XI

    Galaxy defender Jelle Van Damme and midfielder Giovani dos Santos were named to Major League Soccer’s postseason all-star team Monday after a year in which they led the team to the Western Conference semifinals. Van Damme, 33, came to MLS last winter from Belgian team Standard Liege and went on...

  • USC wins its second women's soccer national title, beating top-ranked West Virginia

    Mandy Freeman admits she was more than a little skeptical when Keidane McAlpine showed up at USC in 2013 with a plan to take a women’s soccer program that had lost 33 games and a coach in three seasons to an NCAA title within the next three years. “We were in a bad place,” Freeman, then a freshman,...

  • Path to soccer title game came after USC players decided to take a knee

    Despite all that Keidane McAlpine has accomplished with the USC women’s soccer team this season — winning 18 games and a spot in Sunday’s NCAA championship game for just the second time in school history — he says one of his proudest moments as a coach was a private one that took place in a locker...

  • Brazilian tragedy unites the soccer world in sorrow

    There was supposed to be a soccer game in Medellin, Colombia, last Wednesday. Instead Atletico Nacional and thousands of its fans filed into a packed stadium to pay homage to the Brazilian club they were scheduled to play. Before last week, few people outside Brazil knew much about Chapecoense,...

  • USC advances to College Cup final with 1-0 win over Georgetown

    Katie Johnson’s goal in the 60th minute Friday gave the USC women’s soccer team a 1-0 victory over Georgetown and put the Trojans in the College Cup final for the second time. USC (18-4-2) will face West Virginia on Sunday at Avaya Stadium. The Mountaineers defeated North Carolina, 1-0, in the...

  • Toronto FC outlasts the Impact to advance to MLS Cup final

    Benoit Cheyrou and Tosaint Ricketts scored two minutes apart in extra time and Toronto FC advanced to the MLS Cup final, outlasting the Montreal Impact, 5-2, in the rain Wednesday night for a 7-5 aggregate victory.  It took extra time and 12 goals to decide the two-leg Eastern Conference final....

  • Injury woes continue for Manchester City defender Vincent Kompany

    It is estimated that 35 separate injuries have kept Vincent Kompany out for a total of 2 1/2  years since he joined Manchester City in 2008.  Now, the unlucky defender could be facing another six weeks on the sidelines.  Kompany visited a specialist in Barcelona this week after damaging ligaments...

  • Steven Gerrard retires while Wayne Rooney is now Manchester United's all-time scoring leader

    After an illustrious playing career full of remarkable comebacks alongside jarring Premier League lows, Steven Gerrard is done.  The 36-year-old Gerrard, who won every major club honor with Liverpool apart from the English title, said Thursday he was retiring from soccer after an 18-year professional...

  • Women's college soccer showcase set for Norco complex

    Hundreds of the nation’s top female soccer players are expected to gather in Norco on Friday for the first day of a three-day college showcase. More than 140 registered teams from all over the western U.S. are scheduled to compete before more than 100 coaches from 16 conferences and more than three...

  • U.S. falls four spots in November FIFA world rankings

    The U.S. soccer team tumbled four spots, to No. 28 overall, in FIFA’s latest world rankings released Thursday. Mexico and Costa Rica, the two countries that beat the U.S. in World Cup qualifiers this month, swapped places, with Costa Rica moving to 17th overall and Mexico sliding to 18th. There...

  • Q&A with Bruce Arena: 'The savior in this project are the players, not me'

    Two World Cup appearances with the national team and five MLS titles with D.C. United and the Galaxy make Bruce Arena the most successful soccer coach in U.S. history. Now he faces his biggest challenge: trying to get the U.S. team to the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Arena returned to the national...

  • U.S. Soccer goes back to the future with Bruce Arena hiring

    A decade ago, U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati decided Bruce Arena wasn’t the man to lead the national team anymore and declined to renew his contract as head coach. On Tuesday, Gulati had a chance of heart, prying Arena away from the Galaxy to rescue a struggling U.S. program in danger of missing...

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