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Jul 23, 2015

Red Bulls 'B' team stuns Chelsea

A New York Red Bulls team made up of mostly developmental third-division players scored four second-half goals and stunned Chelsea 4-2 on Wednesday night in the English Premier League champion’s first game on its U.S. preseason exhibition tour. Sean Davis scored twice and Franklin ...

Liverpool signs Belgium striker Benteke from Villa

Jul 23, 2015

Liverpool signs Belgium striker Benteke from Villa

Liverpool signed Belgium striker Christian Benteke from Premier League rival Aston Villa on Wednesday in a £32.5 million ($50.7 million) deal to strengthen the club’s attack for next season. A week after selling winger Raheem Sterling to Manchester City for £49 million, Liverpool met ...

Jamaica stuns U.S. in Gold Cup semifinals

Jul 23, 2015

Jamaica stuns U.S. in Gold Cup semifinals

The United States had everything on its side. History. A raucous home crowd. And, supposedly, the better team. None of it prevented Jamaica from handing the Americans their biggest upset defeat. The Reggae Boyz stunned the U.S. with a pair of first-half goals, one ...

Kamada strike helps Tosu earn draw against Gamba

Jul 22, 2015

Kamada strike helps Tosu earn draw against Gamba

Daichi Kamada struck a second-half equalizer to earn Sagan Tosu a 1-1 draw away to treble winners Gamba Osaka in the J. League first division on Wednesday night. Former Japan international Yasuhito Endo put Gamba in front from the penalty spot late in the ...

Okazaki makes Leicester preseason debut

Jul 22, 2015

Okazaki makes Leicester preseason debut

Japan striker Shinji Okazaki made his first appearance for Leicester City in a preseason friendly against Lincoln City on Tuesday, playing the first 45 minutes and a part in his side’s first goal in a 3-1 win. Okazaki, who joined the Foxes from German ...

Van Gaal lets rip after United beats Earthquakes

Jul 22, 2015

Van Gaal lets rip after United beats Earthquakes

Coach Louis van Gaal is mixing and matching his lineups and found few highlights worth mentioning from Manchester United’s latest preseason victory. Juan Mata and Memphis Depay scored five minutes apart in the first half, and Manchester United drew a big Bay Area crowd ...

Jul 21, 2015

Antlers part ways with manager Cerezo

Kashima Antlers have dismissed longtime manager Toninho Cerezo due to poor results, the J. League first-division side said Tuesday. The team had expected to be in title contention, but finished eighth in the first stage and has four points from three second-stage games. Assistant ...

Jul 21, 2015

Ex-FIFA VP Chung to seek presidency

Former FIFA vice president Chung Mong-joon on Tuesday expressed his intent to succeed Sepp Blatter as the head of soccer’s world governing body, according to Yonhap News Agency. “I am thinking of running (for FIFA president),” Chung told Yonhap by phone. “I will try ...

Jul 21, 2015

Pele leaves hospital after successful surgery

Pele has been released from a Brazilian hospital after successfully undergoing back surgery. Doctors say the 74-year-old soccer great left Albert Einstein Hospital on Monday, less than a week after undergoing a procedure for nerve root decompression. The surgery had been scheduled to fix ...

Jul 21, 2015

Forward Ono joins Belgian club Sint-Truiden

Standard Liege forward Yuji Ono is joining newly promoted Sint-Truiden in the Belgian first division, the player’s official website announced Tuesday, while his former club teammate and Japan goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima is set to train at Italian Serie B side Novara. The 22-year-old Ono ...

Jul 21, 2015

Australian soccer chief undergoes brain surgery

Football Federation Australia chairman Frank Lowy has had brain surgery for a blood clot that is thought to have arisen from his fall from the podium during the trophy presentation ceremony at the A-League grand final in May. The 84-year-old billionaire got back to ...