AP - ap.online.sports.soccer.news http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.sports.soccer.news News Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:05:13 -0400 MLS says Chivas USA might not play in 2015 Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:44:54 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2014/09/18/SOC--MLS-Garber/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--MLS-Garber c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-4239 NEW YORK (AP) — Chivas USA might not play in 2015 and perhaps longer, a decision that won't be made until a new owner takes over the Major League Soccer team. FIFA audit panel member stood down from duty Tue, 16 Sep 2014 09:12:13 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2014/09/16/SOC--FIFA-Corruption/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--FIFA-Corruption c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-5320 ZURICH (AP) — FIFA has removed a member of its financial monitoring panel who has been implicated in corruption. Anelka says he is joining Mumbai City in India Mon, 15 Sep 2014 08:08:34 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2014/09/15/SOC--Anelka-India/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--Anelka-India c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-58f0 NEW DELHI (AP) — Nicolas Anelka's plans to join Mumbai City in the new Indian Super League could be delayed by the five-match ban imposed in England for a racially aggravated goal celebration that led to his departure from West Bromwich Albion in March. Beckham urges Scottish voters to keep union Mon, 15 Sep 2014 06:20:01 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2014/09/15/SOC--Scotland.Independence-Beckham/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--Scotland.Independence-Beckham c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-5900 LONDON (AP) — David Beckham is urging voters in Scotland to vote against independence. Appiah out as Ghana coach after 2 years Fri, 12 Sep 2014 12:43:31 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2014/09/12/SOC--Ghana-Appiah/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--Ghana-Appiah c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-689b ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Kwesi Appiah has left his position as Ghana coach, nearly three months after failing to guide the national team out of the group stage at the World Cup in Brazil. Pele reminds Brazil it must play as a team Wed, 10 Sep 2014 21:37:58 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2014/09/11/SOC--Brazil-Pele_s.Advice/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--Brazil-Pele_s.Advice c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-7374 RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Pele reminded Brazilians what they already knew, and were shown so obviously in the humiliating 7-1 loss to eventual champion Germany in the World Cup semifinals: Brazil must play as a team, not as individual stars if it is to win a sixth title. Argentina's San Lorenzo to name stadium after Pope Wed, 10 Sep 2014 19:59:52 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2014/09/11/SOC--San.Lorenzo.-Pope/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--San.Lorenzo.-Pope c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-7401 BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentine club San Lorenzo will name its new stadium after its most famous fan: Pope Francis. Moyes reign costs Man U $90M but sponsorship soars Wed, 10 Sep 2014 13:52:46 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2014/09/10/SOC--Man.United-Finances/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--Man.United-Finances c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-783a MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The wall of fame of Manchester United managers still informs Old Trafford visitors that a "new chapter has begun" under David Moyes. In reality, it was a short, painful chapter in United history that will cost around $90 million, the club disclosed on Wednesday. Soccer player apologizes for slurs caught on video Wed, 10 Sep 2014 09:40:51 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2014/09/10/SOC-Syracuse-Player-Suspended/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC-Syracuse-Player-Suspended c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-77d2 SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A player for Syracuse University's women's soccer team has apologized for using a homophobic and racial slur in a video posted on Instagram. Blatter confirms bid to stand for 5th FIFA term Mon, 08 Sep 2014 13:27:13 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2014/09/08/SOC-FIFA-Blatter/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC-FIFA-Blatter c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:79b8 MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Sepp Blatter will run for a fifth, four-year term as FIFA president. Germany wins, Portugal loses in Euro qualifiers Sun, 07 Sep 2014 19:23:16 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2014/09/07/SOC--European.Roundup/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--European.Roundup c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:7789 LONDON (AP) — Two months after winning the World Cup, Germany opened its 2016 European Championship campaign with a 2-1 victory over Scotland on Sunday, while Portugal and Greece both slumped to defeats in their qualifying matches. Column: While PSG thrives, French football drowns Thu, 04 Sep 2014 10:57:51 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2014/09/04/SOC--John.Leicester-040914/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--John.Leicester-040914 c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:62ce PARIS (AP) — When billionaire investors bought Paris Saint-Germain and Monaco in 2011, it seemed like the dawn of a new era for French football, a chance for the puniest of Europe's "Big 5" leagues to grow some financial and competitive muscle. Attorneys ask for support in World Cup turf fight Wed, 03 Sep 2014 16:58:44 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2014/09/03/SOC-Turf-Wars/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC-Turf-Wars c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:5e17 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 should be played on grass. Shakhtar says club HQ occupied by armed men Wed, 03 Sep 2014 13:22:51 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2014/09/03/SOC-Shakhtar-Headquarters/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC-Shakhtar-Headquarters c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:5d07 DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian soccer champion Shakhtar Donetsk says its club headquarters has been occupied by "armed men" as fighting between government troops and separatists continues. United offloads youth to signal shift in policy Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:35:37 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2014/09/02/SOC-Man-United-Policy-Change/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC-Man-United-Policy-Change c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:55c9 MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester United was minutes away from announcing a blockbuster move for Radamel Falcao in the final hours of the transfer window when the club released a statement that went largely unnoticed. Chelsea gets top spot in AP soccer poll Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:07:30 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2014/09/02/SOC-AP-Global-Football-10/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC-AP-Global-Football-10 c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:558f LONDON (AP) — With an emphatic 6-3 win at Everton over the weekend, Chelsea took over at the top of The Associated Press global football poll on Tuesday. Record English spending dwarfs rivals in Europe Tue, 02 Sep 2014 07:28:05 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2014/09/02/SOC-Europe-Summer-Spending/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC-Europe-Summer-Spending c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:5505 LONDON (AP) — English Premier League clubs spent a record 835 million pounds ($1.38 billion) on players during the summer transfer window, almost twice as much as any of Europe's other top leagues. Man United signs Falcao loan with option to buy Mon, 01 Sep 2014 21:02:58 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2014/09/01/SOC-Man-United-Falcao/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC-Man-United-Falcao c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:5018 LONDON (AP) — Manchester United signed Radamel Falcao on loan from Monaco early Tuesday in a coup by the struggling club on the final day of the summer transfer window. Neymar, Messi set up winner for Barcelona debutant Sun, 31 Aug 2014 16:42:04 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2014/08/31/SOC-Euro-Rdp/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC-Euro-Rdp c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:4d5e LONDON (AP) — Returning from his World Cup-ending injury, Neymar combined with Lionel Messi on Sunday to set up a winning goal for a teenage newcomer to Barcelona. Roma's American CEO keeps euphoria in check Fri, 29 Aug 2014 05:19:57 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2014/08/29/SOC-Americans-in-Rome/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC-Americans-in-Rome c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:1476e422b3d:3fff ROME (AP) — For Italian soccer fans, merely mentioning the word "scudetto" — league title — is considered taboo.