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JEF edge Reysol after epic shootout

Yamato Machida scored the decisive spot kick to fire JEF United Chiba into the fourth round of the Emperor’s Cup on Wednesday night as Takashi Sekizuka’s side claimed local bragging rights with 12-11 penalty shootout win away to Kashiwa Reysol. Leandro had his shot saved by Chiba goalkeeper Shun Takagi ...

Aug 19, 2014

Longtime BBC announcer Gordon, 78, dies

James Alexander Gordon, who read out the soccer results on BBC radio for 40 years and had one of the most recognizable voices in broadcasting, has died at the age of 78. “James was an iconic radio voice who turned the classified football results ...

Aug 19, 2014

Nadeshiko star to rejoin INAC Kobe

Women’s World Cup winner Nahomi Kawasumi will rejoin her old club INAC Kobe as of Sept. 1 after her loan deal with the Seattle Reign expires. INAC made the announcement on Monday. The 28-year-old Nadeshiko Japan striker helped Seattle win the National Women’s Soccer ...

Man City, Liverpool start new campaign with victories

Aug 18, 2014

Man City, Liverpool start new campaign with victories

Two days into the English Premier League season there is a familiar sight at the top of the standings. Manchester City began the defense of its title with a 2-0 away victory over Newcastle on Sunday, with star forwards David Silva and Sergio Aguero ...

Swansea spoils Van Gaal's debut with Manchester United

Aug 17, 2014

Swansea spoils Van Gaal's debut with Manchester United

New season, new manager — same misery at Manchester United. Louis van Gaal failed to usher in the bright new era expected at United on Saturday, watching in frustration as the team opened the season with a home loss for the first time in ...

Aug 17, 2014

Haraguchi scores in Hertha debut

Genki Haraguchi scored in his competitive debut for Hertha Berlin as the Bundesliga side survived a second-half scare to beat fourth-division Viktoria Cologne 4-2 in the first round of the German Cup on Saturday. Haraguchi finished off a swift counterattack in the 51st minute ...

Aug 15, 2014

CAS gives Suarez clearance to train

Luis Suarez will train with his Barcelona teammates on Friday after his ban for biting an opponent at the World Cup was softened but not shortened. The Court of Arbitration for Sport ruled Thursday that the Uruguay forward, who recently left Liverpool for Barcelona, ...

Aug 15, 2014

Conte named Italy's new coach

Former Juventus manager Antonio Conte was confirmed as the new coach of Italy after signing a two-year contract on Thursday. The Italian soccer federation announced the appointment, three days after new president Carlo Tavecchio was elected. Tavecchio and Conte spoke on the phone early ...

Aug 14, 2014

U.S. defender signs with Tottenham

Seattle Sounders and U.S. national team defender DeAndre Yedlin has signed a four-year deal with Tottenham but will remain in the United States through the remainder of the Major League Soccer season. Both clubs announced the deal on Wednesday. The 21-year-old Yedlin spent last ...

Aug 13, 2014

Martino named Argentina's new coach

Gerardo Martino has been hired as coach of Argentina, less than three months after leaving Spanish club Barcelona. The Argentine Football Association said the 51-year-old Martino will replace Alejandro Sabella, who stepped down after Argentina’s loss to Germany in last month’s World Cup final. ...

Aug 13, 2014

Kagawa has no impact in victory

Japan international Shinji Kagawa failed to make an impact after coming on as a second-half substitute Tuesday in Manchester United’s 2-1 win over Valencia, the club’s final warmup ahead of the new Premier League season. He came on for Juan Mata just after the ...