AP - ap.online.sports.soccer.news http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.sports.soccer.news News Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:34:06 -0400 Valcke: Brazilian cities must organize fanfests Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:25:28 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2014/04/24/SOC-WCup-Fanfests/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC-WCup-Fanfests c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:57fb SAO PAULO (AP) — FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke is sending a blunt warning to Brazilian World Cup organizers, saying all 12 host cities have "no choice" and "must" organize their own fanfest. Protesters rally against FIFA president Blatter Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:50:01 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2014/04/24/SOC-Blatter-Protesters/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC-Blatter-Protesters c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:568e HONG KONG (AP) — A handful of protesters holding banners and placards demonstrated peacefully Thursday at an event with FIFA president Sepp Blatter to highlight the plight of migrant workers building stadiums in Qatar for the 2022 World Cup. Klinsmann close to finalizing pre-World Cup roster Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:48:16 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2014/04/23/SOC-US-Soccer-Watch/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC-US-Soccer-Watch c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:527b Just three weeks remain before the start of the United States' pre-World Cup training camp, and coach Jurgen Klinsmann is close to finalizing the players he'll invite. Man United's brand strength softens blow of slump Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:12:37 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2014/04/23/SOC-Man-United-Finances/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC-Man-United-Finances c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:515c LONDON (AP) — Manchester United's owners will be relying on the strength of the club's brand to soften the impact of a sudden downturn on the field this season. David Moyes statement after Man United firing Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:59:05 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2014/04/23/SOC-Man-United-Moyes-Statement/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC-Man-United-Moyes-Statement c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:4e2d Statement released by David Moyes on Wednesday, a day after Manchester United announced he left as manager after less than a season in charge. Liverpool, Sterling top this week's AP soccer poll Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:35:56 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2014/04/23/SOC-AP-Global-Soccer-10/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC-AP-Global-Soccer-10 c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:4f31 Liverpool tops The Associated Press global soccer poll this week for the fifth time this season and for the second consecutive week after its 3-2 win over Norwich kept it atop the English Premier League. Giggs to be assisted by ex-Man United teammates Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:05:40 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2014/04/23/SOC-Man-United-Coaches/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC-Man-United-Coaches c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:4ddf LONDON (AP) — Ryan Giggs will be assisted by a trio of former Manchester United teammates as he tries to stabilize England's biggest club after the abrupt dismissal of David Moyes. FIFA suspends Barcelona transfer ban during appeal Wed, 23 Apr 2014 06:30:50 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2014/04/23/SOC--FIFA-Barcelona-Transfer.Ban/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--FIFA-Barcelona-Transfer.Ban c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:4da9 ZURICH (AP) — Barcelona was cleared Wednesday to sign new players during the offseason after FIFA froze the Spanish soccer club's one-year transfer embargo pending an appeal. Man United counts cost of flawed transition Tue, 22 Apr 2014 13:46:52 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2014/04/22/SOC--Man.United-Troubled.Transition/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--Man.United-Troubled.Transition c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:45dd Even while accustomed to success, Manchester United realized just how reliant its unprecedented dominance was on the managerial mastery of Alex Ferguson. David Moyes out as Manchester United manager Tue, 22 Apr 2014 13:34:22 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2014/04/22/SOC--Man.United-Moyes/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--Man.United-Moyes c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:45d0 MANCHESTER, England (AP) — It's some feat to turn one of the world's most storied and valuable sports brands into a mere also-ran in the space of 10 months. Major milestones in Moyes' tumultuous reign Tue, 22 Apr 2014 12:02:51 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2014/04/22/SOC--Man.United-Moyes-Timeline/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--Man.United-Moyes-Timeline c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:476d MANCHESTER, England (AP) — From embarrassing defeats to a critical plane banner and taunts from a spectator dressed as the Grim Reaper, it was a tumultuous 10-month reign for David Moyes as Manchester United manager. Moyes lacked the gravitas to be Man United manager Tue, 22 Apr 2014 07:16:42 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2014/04/22/SOC--Man.United-Moyes_.Misery/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--Man.United-Moyes_.Misery c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:45fb MANCHESTER, England (AP) — When Manchester United overlooked Jose Mourinho and chose David Moyes to be the successor to Alex Ferguson, the club gambled on a manager without a winning mentality or experience of European soccer — and with no trophies on his resume. 5 potential replacements for Moyes at Man United Tue, 22 Apr 2014 07:04:38 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2014/04/22/SOC--Man.United-Moyes.Successor/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--Man.United-Moyes.Successor c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:4625 MANCHESTER, England (AP) — A look at five potential full-time replacements for David Moyes as Manchester United manager after his firing on Tuesday: 5 potential replacements for Moyes at Man United Tue, 22 Apr 2014 06:15:26 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2014/04/22/SOC-Man-United-Moyes-Successor/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC-Man-United-Moyes-Successor c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:460a MANCHESTER, England (AP) — A look at five potential full-time replacements for David Moyes as Manchester United manager after his firing on Tuesday: Reports: Moyes' term nearing end at Man United Mon, 21 Apr 2014 18:25:41 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2014/04/21/SOC-Man-United-Moyes/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC-Man-United-Moyes c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:4343 MANCHESTER, England (AP) — David Moyes' troubled tenure as Manchester United manager could be coming to an end after less than a year . NYCFC to play 2015 home games at Yankee Stadium Mon, 21 Apr 2014 17:02:33 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2014/04/21/SOC--MLS-NYCFC-Yankee.Stadium/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--MLS-NYCFC-Yankee.Stadium c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:429c NEW YORK (AP) — New York City FC will play homes games at Yankee Stadium during its first season in 2015. Official: Keeper dies after Gabon soccer match Sun, 20 Apr 2014 18:45:40 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2014/04/20/SOC-Gabon-Player-Death/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC-Gabon-Player-Death c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:3cea LIBREVILLE, Gabon (AP) — A team official says a goalkeeper has died after being kicked in the head during a championship tournament match in the West African country of Gabon. US to train at Stanford ahead of World Cup Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:01:41 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2014/04/17/SOC-WCup-US-Stanford/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC-WCup-US-Stanford c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:2dfa CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. soccer team will train at Stanford University in Stanford, Calif., ahead of the World Cup. Altidore's playing time a concern for Klinsmann Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:51:27 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2014/04/17/SOC-US-Soccer-Watch/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC-US-Soccer-Watch c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:2d01 Jozy Altidore's disappointing first season with England's Sunderland has less than a month remaining, and it appears as though the American's struggles for playing time aren't finished. US goalie Howard commits to Everton 2 more years Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:19:28 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2014/04/17/SOC-Everton-Howard/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC-Everton-Howard c9d8ec1afb93944a:16802251:144f994e414:2d98 LONDON (AP) — American goalkeeper Tim Howard has signed a two-year contract extension to stay with Everton until 2018.