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Jul 14, 2015

Casillas wasn't forced to leave Real Madrid: Perez

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez insisted Monday the club did not pressure the club’s iconic goalkeeper Iker Casillas to leave after 25 years with them for FC Porto. After a tearful farewell news conference by the captain on Sunday, Perez surprised reporters by summoning ...

Ranieri named new manager of Leicester City

Jul 14, 2015

Ranieri named new manager of Leicester City

Leicester City sprang a major surprise by hiring former Chelsea boss Claudio Ranieri as its new manager on Monday. Ranieri makes his shock return to the English top-flight after emerging as the preferred choice of the club’s Thai owners to replace the fired Nigel ...

Schweinsteiger confirms Man United move

Jul 13, 2015

Schweinsteiger confirms Man United move

Bastian Schweinsteiger confirmed Sunday his intention to leave Bayern Munich for Manchester United, subject to a medical, as the German champions lost twice in their first preseason tournament without him. Bayern announced on Saturday that it had agreed to a transfer fee with United ...

Jul 12, 2015

Tashima says CONMEBOL has no proof of payment from Japan

The South American football confederation (CONMEBOL) has no record showing it received any payment from Japan during the bid for the 2002 World Cup hosting rights as alleged by a report from Spain, Japan Football Association vice president Kozo Tashima said on Sunday. “They ...

Jul 12, 2015

Burns hoping to fill Muto void for FC Tokyo

Socceroos striker Nathan Burns has admitted he has a tough act to follow but hopes his arrival at FC Tokyo from Wellington Phoenix will help fill the void left by the departure of golden boy Yoshinori Muto to Bundesliga club Mainz. Burns came off ...

Gerrard makes winning debut with Galaxy

Jul 12, 2015

Gerrard makes winning debut with Galaxy

Steven Gerrard started and played the first 45 minutes of his American debut as the LA Galaxy beat Club America 2-1 in an International Champions Cup game Saturday night. After a six-week layoff following the end of his 17th and final season at Liverpool, ...

Jul 12, 2015

Muto appears in preseason friendly for Mainz

Japan striker Yoshinori Muto got his first taste of action since arriving at German Bundesliga side Mainz from FC Tokyo, when he came on as a substitute in a preseason friendly against fifth-tier club Salmrohr on Saturday. Muto came on for the second half ...

Elsinho, Renato lift Frontale past FC Tokyo

Jul 11, 2015

Elsinho, Renato lift Frontale past FC Tokyo

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Superb second-half goals from midfielder Elsinho and Brazilian compatriot Renato lit up the Tamagawa Classico on Saturday as Kawasaki Frontale kicked off the J. League second stage with a 2-0 win over FC Tokyo. Elsinho opened the scoring seven minutes into the second half ...

Jul 11, 2015

Schweinsteiger reaches agreement to join Manchester United

Germany midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger has agreed to join English Premier League side Manchester United from Bayern Munich, the Bundesliga champions’ chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said on Saturday. “Bastian wants to do something new at the end of his career,” Rummenigge told a news conference. ...

U.S. beats Haiti to win first-round Gold Cup group

Jul 11, 2015

U.S. beats Haiti to win first-round Gold Cup group

Gyasi Zardes didn’t wait long to make an impact for the United States in its Gold Cup match against Haiti on Friday night. The 23-year-old forward entered at the start of the second half for Jozy Altidore, who is still recovering from a hamstring ...

Muto fired up for new challenge in Bundesliga

Jul 9, 2015

Muto fired up for new challenge in Bundesliga

Mainz new striker Yoshinori Muto voiced his pleasure at taking on one of the world’s top leagues in the German Bundesliga as he was unveiled by his new club on Thursday. “The German first division is one of the best leagues in the world. ...

Jul 9, 2015

FIFA expels disgraced Blazer for life

FIFA’s ethics committee says it has expelled former executive committee member Chuck Blazer from soccer for bribery and other corruption. FIFA’s ethics panel says American Blazer “was a key player in schemes involving the offer, acceptance, payment and receipt of undisclosed and illegal payments, ...