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Thomas Mueller expects sparks to fly during Bayern-Dortmund showdown

Soccer May 25, 2020

Thomas Mueller expects sparks to fly during Bayern-Dortmund showdown

Bayern Munich striker Thomas Mueller expects sparks to fly in Tuesday's top-of-the-table clash at Borussia Dortmund which could help settle this season's title race. Mueller scored in Bayern's 5-2 home win over Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday while second-place Dortmund stayed four points behind after a ...

Huddersfield owner says up to 60 clubs could go bust in next year

Soccer May 25, 2020

Huddersfield owner says up to 60 clubs could go bust in next year

Up to 60 English lower-league soccer clubs could go out of business if the sport fails to plan for the impact of COVID-19 beyond the current season, Huddersfield Town owner Phil Hodgkinson said on Sunday. English professional soccer has been suspended since March. Clubs in the ...

Economic woes taking toll on Chinese soccer clubs

Soccer May 24, 2020

Economic woes taking toll on Chinese soccer clubs

Economic woes are taking a toll on China’s professional soccer clubs, with 11 being disqualified for failing to pay wages and five closing shop on their own terms, including last season’s Chinese Super League side Tianjin Tianhai. Low attendance and gaudy contracts for overseas signings ...

Genki Haraguchi scores fifth goal of season for Hannover

Soccer May 24, 2020

Genki Haraguchi scores fifth goal of season for Hannover

Genki Haraguchi struck his fifth goal of the season on Saturday to help Hannover to a 4-2 away win over Osnabruck in the German second division. In the club's first game after a prolonged coronavirus-enforced shutdown, the Japanese midfielder capped his team's comeback when he ...

Spanish soccer league given approval to resume in June

Soccer May 24, 2020

Spanish soccer league given approval to resume in June

Lionel Messi's Barcelona and the rest of the Spanish league can resume play in June after three months of waiting for the coronavirus pandemic to subside. Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced Saturday that the nation’s wildly popular La Liga and other professional sports competitions ...

Former Japan captain Makoto Hasebe signs extension Frankfurt

Soccer May 23, 2020

Former Japan captain Makoto Hasebe signs extension Frankfurt

Former Japan captain Makoto Hasebe will remain with Eintracht Frankfurt for the 2020-2021 season after agreeing to a one-year contract extension, the German first-division club said Friday. The 36-year-old will play his 14th season in Germany since moving from the J. League's Urawa Reds to ...