La Liga’s hopes of staging Villarreal’s game with Atletico Madrid on Dec. 6 in Miami have ended after a local court declined a request to grant an injunction against the Spanish soccer federation (RFEF), who oppose playing the match abroad.
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Two-time World Cup winner Megan Rapinoe has been at the forefront of the U.S. national women’s team’s fight for gender pay equity but the fiery forward has told Reuters she also hopes for more investment in the domestic league and better pay for club players.
Spanish state broadcaster RTVE said on Thursday it would not bid to broadcast the upcoming Spanish Super Cup soccer tournament in Saudi Arabia due to human rights concerns.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic will not return to the LA Galaxy for the 2020 MLS season, the team said in a statement on Wednesday.
The Chicago Fire traded veteran midfielder Dax McCarty to Nashville SC on Tuesday, receiving $100,000 and a draft pick from the expansion side in return.
Forward Christian Pulisic has been ruled out of the United States’ upcoming CONCACAF Nations League matches against Canada and Cuba due to a hip injury, U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter has said.
Seattle Sounders claimed their second MLS Cup in four years as three second-half goals gave the hosts a 3-1 win over Toronto FC in front of a capacity crowd at CenturyLink Field on Sunday.
Three second half goals gave Seattle Sounders their second MLS Cup title in four years as the home side beat Toronto FC 3-1 in front of a capacity crowd at CenturyLink Field on Sunday.
Shakhtar Donetsk’s Brazilian midfielder Taison was sent off in a Ukrainian league match against visitors Dynamo Kiev on Sunday for reacting to racist insults from the crowd.
Charlotte, North Carolina, has moved to the front of the line to become the 30th Major League Soccer (MLS) team, Commissioner Don Garber said on Friday.
The MLS Cup final will have a familiar feel as Seattle Sounders face Toronto FC in the championship game for the third time in four years but there will be more than a trophy at stake.
A man who tried to rob Arsenal players Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac at knifepoint in a failed North London carjacking last July was sentenced to 10 years in jail on Friday.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is set to rejoin Italian side AC Milan after his successful stint at LA Galaxy, Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber has said.
Toronto FC have transformed into road warriors in the playoffs and that could bode well for the Canadian side as they prepare to visit Seattle Sounders for one of the league’s scariest assignments in Sunday’s MLS Cup.
Alex Morgan, co-captain of U.S. women’s national team, said she plans to play at the Tokyo Olympics even though the Games will take place just three months after she is due to give birth to her first child in April.
United States star Alex Morgan said she plans to play in the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo despite the timing of giving birth to her first child.
Spain’s soccer federation (RFEF) has pledged 1.15 million euros to help pay the salaries of women’s top-flight players in order to try to prevent a planned strike, it said on Wednesday.
Australian soccer’s governing body said on Wednesday it has reached agreement with the players’ union on a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA) that “closes the pay gap” between the men’s and women’s national teams.
Los Angeles Football Club forward Carlos Vela was named Major League Soccer’s (MLS) Most Valuable Player for the 2019 season on Monday, making him the first Mexican to win the award.
A goal in each half gave Gremio a comfortable 2-0 win over city rivals Internacional in the Porto Alegre derby in Brazil’s Serie A on Sunday.
Bruno Henrique scored a hat-trick to help league leaders Flamengo to a 4-1 win over Corinthians at the Maracana stadium on Sunday.
Forge FC scored a dramatic injury time winner to beat Cavalry 1-0 on Saturday and win the inaugural Canadian Premier League.
Clubs in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) will be allowed to boost salaries and pay premiums to top-end players to help them to attract the world’s best talent, the U.S.-based league announced on Friday.
Having built one of the country’s most iconic brands, Canadian Premier League (CPL) commissioner David Clanachan knows better than most what his compatriots will buy and how to sell it to them.
Soccer accounted for 87% of 240 allegations of misconduct reported to the Sport Integrity (SI) Hotline over the last two years, highlighting “a significant number of match-fixing, internal corruption and sexual abuse issues”.
Vlatko Andonovski was vaulted into one of the most coveted positions in women’s soccer on Monday, taking the helm of the United States women’s national team in the wake of their record-extending fourth World Cup victory.
Top-flight women footballers in Spain are going on strike indefinitely from Nov. 16 over a disagreement about pay and conditions, the Association of Spanish Footballers (AFE) said on Monday.
Dutch-born Ajax Amsterdam full back Sergino Dest has chosen to play for the United States ahead of the Netherlands in a blow to coach Ronald Koeman, who was hoping to persuade him to choose the other way.
Flamengo continued their march toward another Serie A title on Sunday when the Brazilian league leaders beat CSA 1-0 to record their seventh consecutive victory.
North Carolina’s drum-beating, flag-waving NWSL fans became the first to watch their team claim a championship on their home turf on Sunday, as the city aimed to build on its reputation as a soccer hotbed.
North Carolina Courage won their second successive NWSL championship on Sunday with a comprehensive 4-0 victory over the Chicago Red Stars in front of a sell-out home crowd in Cary.
The North Carolina Courage thrashed the Chicago Red Stars for a second consecutive NWSL championship on Sunday, capping a significant year of change for women’s soccer in the United States.
Gremio bounced back from last week’s Copa Libertadores elimination to easily beat Botafogo 3-0 at home in Porto Alegre on Sunday.
When North Carolina Courage’s star midfielder Debinha claimed the NWSL championship MVP title on Sunday, it marked not only a career highlight for the Brazilian phenom but her transformation into one of the most versatile players in the league.
From training to competition, media events and exhibition matches, balancing a spot on a championship-caliber club soccer team and on the most highly decorated women’s national squad in World Cup history can be downright exhausting.
The sun shone brightly on defending champions North Carolina Courage and challengers Chicago Red Stars as they put in their final pre-championship training on Saturday, but a looming storm threatened to put a soggy end to the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) season.
Asked how North Carolina Courage plan to dismantle the upstart Chicago Red Stars in Sunday’s U.S. National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) championship game, winger Crystal Dunn summed up a key part of their tactics in three words: “Stop Sam Kerr.”
Shaking off adversity has become a defining feature of the battle-hardened Chicago Red Stars, who face a tall task taking on hometown favorite North Carolina Courage for the top prize in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) on Sunday.
Australia’s backflipping phenomenon Sam Kerr won the U.S. National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) Most Valuable Player prize on Friday for a second time but made clear her focus was solely on winning the championship trophy with Chicago.
Vlatko Andonovski will be named head coach of the U.S. women’s national soccer team on Monday, Sports Illustrated reported Thursday.
United States soccer star Alex Morgan announced Wednesday that she is pregnant and expecting to give birth to a baby girl in April.
Soccer’s rule-makers have begun looking into whether changes to the laws are needed to allow for better treatment of players who suffer concussion during a game.
The National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) announced on Tuesday it was expanding to add a new franchise in Louisville, Kentucky, amid increasing support for the women’s game in the United States.
Seattle Sounders forward Jordan Morris was named the 2019 MLS Comeback Player of the Year on Tuesday.
Major League Soccer is heading for Sacramento after California’s capital city was revealed as its latest expansion club on Monday.
Wayne Rooney’s Major League Soccer adventure came to a sour end along with DC United’s season on Saturday as Toronto FC scored a wild 5-1 extra-time playoff win to send the former-England captain on to his next career stop.
South Korea’s national soccer federation has asked the sport’s continental body to consider action against North Korea for staging their 2022 World Cup qualifier behind closed doors, according to a local media report on Friday.
Leicester City skipper Wes Morgan has said racist abuse in football has got worse since he started his career and the rise of social media makes it easier to target players.
Minnesota United’s Ike Opara was named the 2019 MLS Defender of the Year, the league announced Thursday.
Bulgarian prosecutors on Thursday charged an 18-year-old man in connection with the racist abuse hurled at England’s black players during their Euro 2020 qualifier in Sofia.
South Korea were happy to have made it back from Pyongyang in one piece after Tuesday’s brutal 2022 World Cup qualifier, with a Korean FA official describing the physical encounter as being “like war”.