AP - ap.online.sports.soccer.news http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.sports.soccer.news News Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:38:05 -0400 Shakhtar midfielder says players' lives at risk Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:37:15 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2014/07/22/SOC--Shakhtar.-Missing.Players/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--Shakhtar.-Missing.Players c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-17a1 Douglas Costa says he and his fellow players who are refusing to return to Ukrainian champion Shakhtar Donetsk do so because the conflict in the country puts their lives at risk. James Rodriguez signs 6-year deal with Real Madrid Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:06:23 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2014/07/22/SOC--Madrid-Rodriguez/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--Madrid-Rodriguez c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-16f2 MADRID (AP) — After scoring the most goals of any player at the World Cup, Colombia forward James Rodriguez signed a six-year deal with Real Madrid on Tuesday. Longtime UMass men's soccer coach dies Mon, 21 Jul 2014 12:07:10 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2014/07/21/SOC--Obit-Massachusetts-Koch/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--Obit-Massachusetts-Koch c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-1bfd AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts men's soccer coach Sam Koch (coke), who led the Minutemen to a berth in the 2007 College Cup, has died after a two-year battle with sinus cancer. 6 South Americans refuse to return to Donetsk club Mon, 21 Jul 2014 11:06:22 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2014/07/21/SOC--Shakhtar.-Missing.Players/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--Shakhtar.-Missing.Players c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-1d17 MOSCOW (AP) — Six South Americans — five Brazilians and one Argentine — have refused to return to Ukraine to play for their football club in the troubled city of Donetsk, risking possible fines and suspensions for breach of contract. Seattle gives Make-A-Wish recipient chance to play Sat, 19 Jul 2014 20:08:29 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2014/07/20/SOC-Sounders-Bailey/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC-Sounders-Bailey c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-218b SEATTLE (AP) — Xander Bailey stood at midfield with Seattle star Clint Dempsey at his side Saturday, waiting for kickoff against Tottenham. Van Gaal needs time to impose philosophy at United Thu, 17 Jul 2014 15:56:06 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2014/07/17/SOC--Man.United-Van.Gaal/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--Man.United-Van.Gaal c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-2d64 While avoiding starting his Manchester United reign with any bold predictions or statements of intent, Louis van Gaal still projected an aura of authority and conviction in his ability to take on one of the biggest jobs in football. Ukrainian, Russian clubs to be kept apart by UEFA Thu, 17 Jul 2014 12:30:07 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2014/07/17/SOC--UEFA-Russia-Ukraine/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--UEFA-Russia-Ukraine c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-2dcf NYON, Switzerland (AP) — UEFA has decided to keep Ukrainian and Russian clubs from playing each other "until further notice" because of the continuing unrest between the neighboring countries. Germany takes No. 1 soccer ranking; US is No. 15 Thu, 17 Jul 2014 10:26:31 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2014/07/17/SOC-FIFA-Ranking/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC-FIFA-Ranking c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-2d91 ZURICH (AP) — Germany climbed to No. 1 in the FIFA rankings Thursday after winning the World Cup, and the United States fell two places to 15th despite reaching the round of 16. Germany top of FIFA rankings after World Cup win Thu, 17 Jul 2014 08:16:05 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2014/07/17/SOC-FIFA-Rankings/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC-FIFA-Rankings c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-2e7d ZURICH (AP) — Germany climbed to the top of the FIFA rankings on Thursday after winning the World Cup for the first time in 24 years, while several European rivals paid the price for their dismal performances in Brazil. Nissan signs as sponsor of Man City, global clubs Thu, 17 Jul 2014 08:12:46 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2014/07/17/SOC--Man.City-Sponsor/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--Man.City-Sponsor c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-2eb3 LONDON (AP) — Premier League champion Manchester City signed Nissan Motor Co. as the first global sponsor of its portfolio of clubs on Thursday. Germany midfielder Toni Kroos joins Real Madrid Thu, 17 Jul 2014 04:14:07 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2014/07/17/SOC--Madrid-Kroos/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--Madrid-Kroos c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-2e88 MUNICH (AP) — Germany midfielder Toni Kroos has joined Real Madrid from Bayern Munich on a six-year contract. Germany players criticized over 'gaucho' dance Wed, 16 Jul 2014 09:59:41 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2014/07/16/SOC--WCup-Germany-Gaucho.Dance/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--WCup-Germany-Gaucho.Dance c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-3309 BERLIN (AP) — The German Football Federation is defending Germany's World Cup-winning players after they performed a routine that poked fun at defeated opponent Argentina. US Concussion expert: World Cup sets bad example Tue, 15 Jul 2014 19:35:03 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2014/07/15/SOC-World-Cup-Concussions/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC-World-Cup-Concussions c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-3602 BOSTON (AP) — World Cup organizers repeatedly failed to follow their own concussion protocol and then failed to take advantage of the international interest in the tournament to teach soccer fans and young players about the dangers of head injuries, concussion expert Chris Nowinski said Tuesday. One down, one to go: Rio Olympics next for Brazil Tue, 15 Jul 2014 17:42:13 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2014/07/15/SOC--WCup-Rio.Olympics.Up.Next/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--WCup-Rio.Olympics.Up.Next c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-37a0 RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil just pulled off the World Cup. Next up is Rio de Janeiro's 2016 Olympics, which poses an even bigger challenge. A look at the venues hosting 2018 World Cup Tue, 15 Jul 2014 11:34:29 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2014/07/15/SOC--WCup-Russia-Venues/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--WCup-Russia-Venues c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-3872 MOSCOW (AP) — A look at the cities and venues to be used for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. From Brazil to Russia: A look at 2018 World Cup Tue, 15 Jul 2014 11:29:54 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2014/07/14/SOC--WCup-Russia.2018/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--WCup-Russia.2018 c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-3dc9 MOSCOW (AP) — Brazil barely managed to get everything ready in time for the World Cup. Russia insists it won't have any such problems in 2018, although the country faces other pressing issues — including racism and violence. Germany World Cup heroes return to huge fan party Tue, 15 Jul 2014 11:18:47 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2014/07/15/SOC-WCup-Germany-Homecoming/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC-WCup-Germany-Homecoming c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-39c0 BERLIN (AP) — At a party 24 years in the making, hundreds of thousands of Germans showed their admiration and adoration for their World Cup winners in a parade to the Brandenburg Gate on Tuesday. Argentina's gutsy World Cup team is welcomed home Mon, 14 Jul 2014 21:41:28 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2014/07/14/SOC--WCup-Argentina.Fans/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--WCup-Argentina.Fans c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-3fa7 BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's national team was welcomed home Monday by thousands of fans celebrating its gutsy performance in the World Cup final. Scolari out as Brazil coach after WCup failure Mon, 14 Jul 2014 21:29:17 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2014/07/14/SOC-WCup-Brazil-Scolari-Out/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC-WCup-Brazil-Scolari-Out c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-3f68 SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari resigned after the team failed to win the World Cup, the Brazilian Football Confederation said Monday. Brazil rethinks future after World Cup failure Mon, 14 Jul 2014 18:41:04 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2014/07/14/SOC-WCup-Brazil_s-Future/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC-WCup-Brazil_s-Future c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-3e3c SAO PAULO (AP) — The World Cup held potential disaster for Brazil — the country, not the team.