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LOS ANGELES-When the list of 23 finalists for this year's Ballon d'Or was released last month, it included six players from German club Bayern Munich. That's one more player-of-the-year candidate than all 20 teams of the English Premier League contributed.
LOS ANGELES-Things the soccer world learned last week:
From households to businesses and even places of worship, the celebration has continued for more than a month now. Fans of Honduras' national soccer team remain in a festive mood thanks to the squad securing a 2014 World Cup bid.
MIAMI - Game time was two hours away and already horns honked incessantly and gigantic Brazilian and Honduran flags flapped from car windows as traffic backed up outside Sun Life Stadium late Saturday afternoon. In the parking lot, hip-wiggling samba dancers in giant feather headdresses and little else drew crowds with cellphone cameras.
Mexico took a major step toward the 2014 World Cup on Wednesday with an emphatic 5-1 win over New Zealand in Mexico City's Estadio Azteca.
Miami was officially the epicenter of the soccer universe Tuesday.
Officials in all sports are supposed to ensure fairness and, to a lesser degree, sportsmanship in the games they oversee. But one Saudi Arabian soccer referee apparently didn't get the memo.
Sean Franklin scored on a 27-yard strike just after halftime, and the Los Angeles Galaxy opened its effort to run at a third consecutive Major League Soccer title with a 1-0 victory over Real Salt Lake on Sunday night in the first leg of their Western Conference semifinal series in Carson, Calif.
COLUMBUS, Ohio — For more than two hours, the red-white-and-blue-clad fans stood and sang “Dos a cero! Dos a cero!” over and over and over.
COLUMBUS, Ohio—Alejandro Bedoya remembered back four years ago, when he walked onto the field with his American teammates to face Mexico at the Rose Bowl and saw the crowd of 93,000-plus.
Johnny Acosta and Celso Borges scored as Costa Rica burst ahead in the first 9 minutes, Joel Campbell added a goal on a late counterattack, and the Ticos beat the visiting United States, 3-1, in a World Cup qualifier Friday night at San Jose.
Clint Dempsey has experienced the English Premier League derby between Fulham and Chelsea. And he has participated in the passionate international meetings between the United States and Mexico.
Clint Dempsey’s debut was destined to be the Seattle Sounders’ big story from Saturday. But there would be no shortage of subplots.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A raucous crowd packed into one of Major League Soccer’s glitzy new stadiums to watch a team composed of its best players on a picturesque night.
CHICAGO — Brek Shea sure knows how to make an entrance.
CHICAGO — Burned out and exhausted from more than a decade as the standard bearer for U.S. soccer, Landon Donovan needed a break.
Victor Bernardez and Steven Lenhart scored three minutes apart in the second half, and the San Jose Earthquakes beat the Portland Timbers, 2-1, on Saturday night in Santa Clara, Calif.
ARLINGTON, Texas — By even the very high standards of coach Jurgen Klinsmann, Landon Donovan is regaining top form after taking a break from the national team.
Jurgen Klinsmann wants to get a better picture of what his squad will look like for its likely trip to Brazil next year.
BALTIMORE — The passes were sharp, the defense sound and the goals plentiful.
EAST HARTFORD, Conn. — In the litany of exhibitions, charity games and assorted tournaments that make up soccer’s calendar, the Gold Cup is an especially strange affair.
Ike Opara scored in the final minute of stoppage time to give Sporting Kansas City a 2-1 victory over Real Salt Lake on Saturday night in Sandy, Utah.
Seattle Sounders FC has provided a couple of key players for the U.S. mens national soccer teams drive toward the 2014 World Cup, and now its about to provide its home stadium.
Marcus Hahnemann was solid in goal Tuesday, when the Sounders FC opened its CONCACAF Champions League semifinal series with a 1-0 loss to Santos Laguna.
Sounders FC opened its CONCACAF Champions League semifinal series without key players such as Eddie Johnson, Obafemi Martins, David Estrada and Michael Gspurning.
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