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USA's Successor To Tim Howard Returns For Match With The Netherlands

Goalkeeper Brad Guzan returned to the U.S. lineup for the first time since November for Friday night's exhibition game at the sixth-ranked Netherlands.

John Brooks and Ventura Alvarado started in central defense for the No.Read More »

US Women's National Soccer Team Scores Win Over Swiss

By Jim McCoy Fri 6th March SportssoccerUSWNST
Alex Morgan redirected Lauren Holiday's free kick for a goal some nine minutes into the second half and the U.S. women's national team went on to defeat Sweden 3-0 on Friday in group play at the Algarve Cup.Read More »

World Cup Soccer: Mexico vs. Cameroon; Final Score

By Jim McCoy Fri 13th June Sports2014 World CupCameroonMexicosoccer
Oribe Peralta scored in the second half to help Mexico to a 1-0 victory over Cameroon in torrential rain Friday, earning El Tri their first World Cup win over an African team and giving them a crucial three points in Group A. Peralta's left-foot shot in the 61st minute justified coach Miguel Herrera's decision to start him ahead of striker Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez, arguably Mexico's Read More »

Soccer Legend Pele Critical Of Brazil's Spending In Prep For World Cup

By Jim McCoy Tue 20th May SportsPelesoccerWorld Cup
Pele says Brazil has spent unwisely in preparing for the World Cup. Speaking at Anahuac University in Mexico City, the soccer great says he sides with those protesting the big spending on the World Cup. But he also laments "what protesters are doing, which is breaking and burning everything.Read More »

Soccer's World Cup A Big Boost To Brazil's Economy

By Jim McCoy Wed 14th May 2014 World Cupsoccer
Brazil expects a total of 3.7 million tourists in the country during the World Cup, including nearly 2 million coming specifically to attend matches and fan events. The government expects the visitors to provide an economic boost of $3 billion to the country during the monthlong tournament. Foreign tourists could reach 600,000, with half of them arriving to watch matches and attRead More »

Two-Thirds Of World Cup Soccer Matches Sold Out

By Jim McCoy Tue 15th April Sports2014 World Cupsoccer
Tickets for nearly two-thirds of the World Cup matches sold out within hours of FIFA opening the final phase of online sales. Five hours after sales opened Tuesday on FIFA's website, tickets were available for only 20 of the 64 matches. The match with the most tickets still available was Bosnia-Iran in the northeast city of Salvador.Read More »

Manchester United Will Play L-A Galaxy In July

By Jim McCoy Tue 8th April SportsL-A GalaxyManchester Unitedsoccer
Manchester United will open its preseason U.S. tour with a match against the Los Angeles Galaxy on July 23 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. The game, announced Tuesday, will be the first for United under its $559 million, seven-year shirt sponsorship agreement with General Motors Co.'s Chevrolet division.Read More »

Soccer: Team USA To Feature 19 MLS Players vs. Mexico

By Jim McCoy Wed 26th March SportssoccerTeam USA
Captain Clint Dempsey and all-time U.S.Read More »

Ukranian Soccer Team United In Spite of Turmoil at Home

By Jim McCoy Tue 4th March SportssoccerUkraine
With the country in turmoil, Ukraine's national soccer team says it is a symbol of the country's unity. The Ukrainians are scheduled to face the United States in a friendly on Wednesday in Cyprus, a match moved from Kharkiv to Larnaca for security reasons. "The national team is a symbol of unity because players come from all over Ukraine," captain Anatoliy Tymoshchuk said on a wRead More »

Liverpool, Manchester United Announce US Exhibition Matches

By Jim McCoy Thu 20th February SportsLiverpoolManchester Unitedsoccer
Liverpool will play Manchester City, AC Milan and Olimpiakos during a preseason U.S. exhibition tour, and Manchester United will face Inter Milan and Roma. Liverpool opens against Olimpiakos on July 27 at Chicago's Soldier Field as part of Group B in the eight-club Guinness International Champions Cup, organizers said Thursday.Read More »

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