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  • U.S. and Japan exchange mild trash talk ahead of World Cup final

    Japan and United States captains exchange some less-than-fiery ahead of Sunday's game.

    FC Yahoo
  • England to face Germany for 3rd place in Women's World Cup

    EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Though Mark Sampson already knew what answer he would get, England's coach felt obligated to ask defender Laura Bassett whether she was emotionally ready for one more game at the Women's World Cup.

    Associated Press
  • Soccer-Swedish championship results and standings

    July 4 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Swedish championship matches on Saturday Saturday, July 4Atvidabergs FF 0 Halmstad 0 Djurgarden 2 Orebro 0 IFK Norrkoping 3 Malmo 1 Standings P W D L F A Pts 1 IFK Gothenburg 13 10 2 1 19 5 32 -------------------------2 IFK Norrkoping 14 9…

    Reuters
  • AP Exclusive: CONMEBOL head says 'we need total change'

    SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- CONMEBOL needs ''total and absolute change,'' president Juan Angel Napout said on Saturday after it became engulfed in the FIFA corruption scandal.

    The Associated Press
  • Africa's soccer strongman a candidate for FIFA president?

    The son of a sultan from northern Cameroon, Issa Hayatou has ruled African soccer for 27 years and counting, a decade longer than Sepp Blatter has been in charge of FIFA. Now FIFA's senior vice president, Hayatou, a 68-year-old former physical education teacher, has played many roles in the quarter…

    The Associated Press
  • Dempsey, Chandler score as US beats Guatemala 4-0

    NASHVILLE, Tennessee. (AP) — Clint Dempsey converted a penalty in his return from a suspension for a confrontation with a referee, helping the United States beat Guatemala 4-0 on Friday in a pre-Gold Cup friendly.

    Associated Press
  • Soccer-Norwegian championship results and standings

    July 4 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Norwegian championship matches on Saturday Saturday, July 4FK Haugesund 3 Lillestrom 3 IK Start 4 Stabaek 1 Friday, July 3Sarpsborg 08 1 Molde 4 Standings P W D L F A Pts 1 Rosenborg Trondheim 14 10 3 1 40 14 33 -------------------------2…

    Reuters
  • UEFA lifts Man City, PSG sanctions after clubs curb spending

    European soccer's governing body lifted key Financial Fair Play sanctions against Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain on Friday after both clubs met spending limits imposed last year. The decision lets both clubs spend more on player transfers and wages, UEFA said. Both clubs also avoided being…

    The Associated Press
  • Japan set for battle in Women's W.Cup title defence against USA

    Japan can expect USA at "full throttle" and bent on revenge on Sunday as the Asian champions bid to defend their title in the Women's World Cup final. It will be the third showdown between the two sides in a major championship final. Nicknamed 'the Nadeshiko' - a pink flower symbolising grace and…

    AFP
  • 2 Dinamo Zagreb bosses arrested over bribery charges

    Two Dinamo Zagreb bosses suspected of tax evasion and bribery were arrested by Croatian police on Saturday. Club president Zdravko Mamic and his brother, coach Zoran Mamic, have been under investigation by the Croatian bureau for combating corruption and organized crime. Croatian media said they…

    The Associated Press
  • Soccer-Serbian Gogic dies in China after training - Red Star

    Quingdao Hainiu midfielder Goran Gogic collapsed and died after training with the Chinese team on Friday, his former club Red Star Belgrade said on their website (www.crvenazvezdafk.com). "With great regret and sadness, we inform the public that our former player Goran Gogic died (on Friday) aged…

    Reuters
  • Soccer-US championship results and standings

    July 4 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the US championship matches on Friday Friday, July 3 Houston Dynamo 1 Chicago Fire 1 Seattle Sounders 1 DC United 0 Standings P W D L F A Pts Eastern Conference1 DC United 21 10 5 6 23 18 35 2 New England Revolution 19 6 6 7 25 26 24 3 Toronto…

    Reuters
  • U.S. Women's Soccer: 5 Badass Players to Watch in the World Cup Finals

    On Sunday, July 5, the U.S. women's soccer team will compete for the Women's World Cup Finals against Japan -- here are five badass players to watch!

    Us Weekly
  • Soccer-Brazilian championship results and standings

    July 4 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Brazilian championship matches on Saturday Saturday, July 4Coritiba 0 Joinville 0 Standings P W D L F A Pts 1 Sport 10 6 4 0 18 8 22 2 Atletico Mineiro 10 6 2 2 21 10 20 3 Fluminense 10 6 2 2 14 10 20 4 Gremio 10 6 2 2 14 11 20…

    Reuters
  • Earthquakes-Timbers Preview

    The Portland Timbers made an ugly loss look like an aberration in their last league game, bouncing back with a lopsided win over a Western Conference leader. The host Timbers go for their sixth win in seven MLS games and third in a row in this series Sunday night against a San Jose team that's…

    The Associated Press
  • Soccer union wants to increase support for female players

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The union for soccer players around the world wants to increase support for female players.

    Associated Press
  • These U.S. players should want World Cup revenge the most against Japan

    Five Americans should have extra incentive to right the wrongs from a World Cup final collapse four years ago in Germany.

    FC Yahoo
  • Soccer-Ecuador championship results and standings

    July 4 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Ecuador championship matches on Saturday Saturday, July 4 LDU de Loja El Nacional Postponed Universidad Catolica Quito 1 Deportivo Cuenca 1 Friday, July 3 River Ecuador 2 Barcelona 1 Standings P W D L F A Pts 1 LDU de Quito 19 11 8 0 26 9…

    Reuters