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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, ...

Jul 9, 2015

Casillas set to leave Madrid for Porto

Real Madrid goalkeeper and captain Iker Casillas is on the verge of joining Portuguese side Porto after 16 seasons with the La Liga club he joined as a boy, it was widely reported in Spanish media on Wednesday. Casillas, 34, became a hero for ...

North Korean Chong returning to J. League with S-Pulse

Jul 9, 2015

North Korean Chong returning to J. League with S-Pulse

Former North Korea international striker Chong Tese will return to the J. League to join Shimizu S-Pulse from South Korean K-League club Suwon Bluewings, S-Pulse said Thursday. The 31-year-old Chong, who played in the J. League with Kawasaki Frontale from 2006-10 before moving to ...

Gerrard ready to embrace Galaxy challenge

Jul 8, 2015

Gerrard ready to embrace Galaxy challenge

Steven Gerrard brought a touch of Liverpool weather — cool, overcast and even some drizzle — to his first practice with the L.A. Galaxy on Tuesday morning. By the time the English midfielder was formally introduced by the club in the afternoon to begin ...

Kagawa leads Borussia Dortmund in rout of Kawasaki Frontale

Jul 7, 2015

Kagawa leads Borussia Dortmund in rout of Kawasaki Frontale

Shinji Kagawa netted a brace and teenage compatriot Mitsuru Maruoka also found the net as Borussia Dortmund thrashed Kawasaki Frontale 6-0 on Tuesday in a friendly. Starting in his familiar central attacking-midfield role, Kagawa opened the scoring at Todoroki Stadium in the fifth minute ...

Jul 7, 2015

Muto vows to make impact for Mainz

Striker Yoshinori Muto has pledged to bring goals for his new side Mainz as he headed to Germany on Tuesday. “I have some anxieties, but that they are dwarfed by my excitement,” said the 22-year-old at Haneda airport before boarding his flight. “I haven’t ...