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Marinos outplay S-Pulse in Nabisco Cup match

Yokohama F. Marinos got the rub of the green and defeated Shimizu S-Pulse 2-0 to post their first win in Group B in the Nabisco Cup on Saturday. Yokohama was second best in all departments until an own goal from Shimizu defender Yasuhiro Hiraoka turned the tide and gifted it ...

Mar 27, 2015

Terry to extend stay with Chelsea

Captain John Terry will be at Chelsea for at least one more season after earning a contract extension in recognition of his enduring value to the team. The 34-year-old Terry remains one of Chelsea’s most consistent and influential players, helping Jose Mourinho’s team establish ...

Mar 27, 2015

Solo begins therapy, starts blog

U.S. women’s national team goalkeeper Hope Solo says she used her 30-day suspension from the squad to “reassess my life and career” and has entered therapy. Solo launched a personal blog this week to share thoughts about herself and the national team as it ...

Injured Nagatomo skips Halilhodzic's first camp

Mar 23, 2015

Injured Nagatomo skips Halilhodzic's first camp

Injured Japan and Inter Milan defender Yuto Nagatomo will not attend the national team’s first training camp under coach Vahid Halilhodzic, the Japan Football Association said Monday. Halilhodzic had named Nagatomo and two others who are not fully fit, so he could share his ...

Nadeshiko League raring to go in World Cup year

Mar 23, 2015

Nadeshiko League raring to go in World Cup year

by Kaz Nagatsuka

With the Women’s World Cup taking place in June, Japanese women’s soccer is entering a key year and hopes are high. The domestic Nadeshiko League gets under way this weekend across the nation, with the captains and managers of the 10 first-division clubs speaking ...

Suarez strike settles Clasico

Mar 23, 2015

Suarez strike settles Clasico

Luis Suarez scored the winning goal to give Barcelona a 2-1 win over title rival Real Madrid on Sunday in a back-and-forth “Clasico” between the Spanish League’s main title rivals. Suarez broke free from Madrid’s defense to restore Barcelona’s lead in the 56th minute, ...

Mar 22, 2015

Queiroz stopped from leaving Iran

Authorities stopped Iran coach Carlos Queiroz from leaving the country Saturday over accusations of an unpaid tax bill, an Iranian soccer federation official said. The travel ban was lifted later in the day after talks with tax officials. The former Real Madrid head coach ...

Mar 22, 2015

Man City blanks West Bromwich

Manchester City returned to winning ways in the Premier League on Saturday with a 3-0 home victory over West Bromwich Albion but the game was marred after the visitors had the wrong player sent off after only two minutes. City striker Wilfried Bony was ...

Mar 20, 2015

2022 World Cup final set for Dec. 18

The final match of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be played on Dec. 18, the country’s national holiday. FIFA spokesman Walter De Gregorio confirmed the date Thursday, but did not say when the tournament would start. The governing body’s executive committee prefers ...

Mar 20, 2015

France to host 2019 Women's WC

FIFA has picked France to host the Women’s World Cup in 2019. The FIFA executive committee awarded France the hosting rights over South Korea. FIFA president Sepp Blatter announced the decision Thursday, bringing the tournament back to Europe after Germany served as host in ...