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  • Emotional Ukraine team beats a sloppy U.S., 2-0, in World Cup tuneup

    Emotional Ukraine team beats a sloppy U.S., 2-0, in World Cup tuneup
    If World Cup tuneups are designed to build confidence and improve team chemistry, then Ukraine's emotional 2-0 win over the U.S. on Wednesday in Larnaca, Cyprus, was a disaster for the Americans. But if the idea is to identify weaknesses and expose...
  • Japan scores late to tie U.S. in Algarve Cup group play

    Japan scores late to tie U.S. in Algarve Cup group play
    PARCHAL, Portugal -- Aya Miyama scored with a 35-yard free kick in the 83rd minute to give Japan a 1-1 draw with defending champion United States on Wednesday in their opening Group B match of the Algarve Cup women's soccer tournament. Sydney Leroux...
  • Galaxy forward Robbie Keane signs contract extension

    Galaxy forward Robbie Keane signs contract extension
    The Galaxy said Wednesday it signed star forward Robbie Keane to a multiyear contract extension. Ther terms and duration of the deal were not disclosed. Keane and Landon Donovan are the Galaxy's dynamic duo on offense, and the 33-year-old Keane was...
  • Soccer: Loyola wins over Servite in semifinal on penalty kicks

    Loyola advanced to Saturday's Southern Section Division I boys' soccer championship game with a dramatic victory over Servite on penalty kicks. After regulation and overtime ended in a 1-1 tie, Loyola survived a nail-biting penalty kicks battle, 10-9....
  • At Ukraine air base, standoff with Russian forces continues

    At Ukraine air base, standoff with Russian forces continues
    LUBIMOVKA, Ukraine — They were unarmed, bored and dispirited. Heavily armed Russian-speaking soldiers in distinctly Russian-looking uniforms had taken over a Ukrainian air base and captured three dozen MIG fighter jets. Now the Ukrainian army...
  • Soccer game with Ukraine could help U.S. find a starting striker

    Soccer game with Ukraine could help U.S. find a starting striker
    It's generally not a good sign when a team starts all its games with its best scorer on the sidelines. But unless Coach Juergen Klinsmann suddenly decides, at 49, to suit up and play, that's the situation his U.S. soccer team finds itself in less than 100...
  • Some 'local' forces in Crimea look a lot like Russian military

    Some 'local' forces in Crimea look a lot like Russian military
    LIUBYMIVKA, Ukraine--As Russian leader Vladimir Putin publicly insisted Tuesday that Russian troops had never seized or blocked any facilities in Ukraine's Crimea, a tense standoff continued between a Ukrainian army unit and a group of well-armed,...
  • Young center backs on U.S. soccer team have a big responsibility

    Young center backs on U.S. soccer team have a big responsibility
    Before last year, Matt Besler had never played a game for the U.S. soccer team. And when he finally earned his first start, he played next to the Galaxy's Omar Gonzalez, who was making only his third international appearance. Now 14 months and 26...
  • Newcastle fines Alan Pardew for head butt of David Meyler [Video]

    Newcastle fines Alan Pardew for head butt of David Meyler [Video]
    Newcastle Manager Alan Pardew, a fiery sort, head butted Hull midfielder David Meyler after the two crossed paths along the sideline during an English Premier League game on Saturday, leading to a warning and $168,000 fine by the club. Pardew, who was...
  • Boys' soccer: Birmingham reaches City Section Division I final

     Erick Villatoro scored his 21st goal of the season and Anthony Rivera added another goal to help Birmingham defeat Locke, 2-0, in a City Section Division I boys' soccer semifinal match on Friday. Goalie Gerson Mejicanos recorded his 13th shutout of the...
  • Galaxy goalkeeper coach Matt Reis passes his wisdom along

    Galaxy goalkeeper coach Matt Reis passes his wisdom along
    Over 16 seasons and the 315 games he played in Major League Soccer, Matt Reis' objective was always the same. Block the shot, protect his goal. A four-time All-Star with the New England Revolution, Reis set every goalkeeping record in the club's history...