For the first time in UEFA Champions League history, two teams from the same city will face off in the final.
On Wednesday afternoon in London, Atletico Madrid put in a complete performance with a 3-1 victory vs. Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, as goals from Adrian, Diego Costa, and Arda Turan lead Atleti to the Champions League final.
When Clint Dempsey plays as well as he is right now, there's only one outcome for the Seattle Sounders.
Sigi Schmid's side have climbed to the summit of the SBI MLS Power Rankings for the first time this season after their 4-1 rout of the Colorado Rapids, with Dempsey scoring two goals to take his season tally to eight.
FC Nurnberg are sure to lose a few players if they are relegated this season, and Timmy Chandler could be one of them.
According to a report out of Germany, Bundesliga strugglers VfB Stuttgart are once again interested in signing Chandler. Stuttgart initially expressed interest in the 24-year-old right back in December 2011, but Chandler opted to agree to an extension with Nurnberg a few months later.
With Real Madrid already having booked their place in the Champions League final, Cristiano Ronaldo and co.will be joined by either a familiar foe from across town or a legendary former manager, as Atletico Madrid's trip to Chelsea highlights this Soccer Wednesday.
U.S. Women's National Team interim head coach Jill Ellis named a 22-player squad on Wednesday for the USA's friendly match vs. Canada on May 8 in Winnipeg, Canada.
The squad features 18 players currently playing in the National Women's Soccer League and Ellis' selection includes goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris making her return to the squad and call-ups for Portland Thorns midfielder Allie Long and defender Nikki Marshall.
The opposition group to David Beckham's proposed stadium on land at the Port of Miami is continuing to grow.
Thirteen local mayors and vice-mayors in Miami-Dade County have signed a letter to join the Miami Seaport Alliance, a group that opposes Beckham's plan to build a soccer-specific stadium on the southwest corner of PortMiami.
The first three weeks of the National Women's Soccer League have not been kind to last season'srecord-setting clubs. FC Kansas City and Sky Blue FC, this season's bottom-dwellers to date are double-billed in the fourth week, but their competition is nothing to scoff at.
We are just two weeks away from Jurgen Klinsmann submitting the 30-player preliminary U.S. Men's National Team World Cup roster, and a month away from knowing which 23 players he plans on taking to Brazil.
Yes folks, it's coming right down to the wire, and with each passing day it's becoming more and more clear just how difficult a task Klinsmann will have in selecting his final 23-player roster.
After suffering the worst defeat of his illustrious coaching career, Pep Guardiola wasn't about to pass the blame to anybody but himself.
The Bayern Munich manager was apologetic after his team's 4-0 trouncing by Real Madrid, going as far as saying he made a mistake in his approach to guiding Bayern into their Champions League semifinal.
This was supposed to be a contest. It was anything but that.
Real Madrid reached the UEFA Champions League final on Tuesday by handing reigning champions Bayern Munich a thorough and surprising 4-0 victory at Allianz Arena. Madrid won the series on aggregate, 5-0, to reach the May 24 finale in Lisbon, where they will take on the winner of Wednesday's other semifinals series between Chelsea and Atletico Madrid.
Orlando City need to secure one final piece of land to begin construction on their downtown soccer-specific stadium, and they will likely have to go the route of eminent domain to do so.
According to a report from MyFoxOrlando.com, Orlando City's negotiations have broken down with the Faith Deliverance Temple over the last piece of property that the MLS-bound club needs to build its stadium.
Real Madrid are only 180 minutes from achieving "La Decima" but Bayern Munich and Pep Guardiola stand in their way of eternal glory.
The two European giants meet up for the second leg of their UEFA Champions League semifinal tie on Tuesday (2:45pm, Fox Sports 1/Fox Deportes) at the Allianz Arena with Real Madrid aiming to reach the final for the first time since 2002 and Bayern attempting to return for the third straight year.
Javier Zanetti's illustrious career is coming to a close.
Inter Milan president Erick Thohir told reporters Tuesday that Zanetti will retire at season's end and become a director for the club. Zanetti, 40, has spent almost 19 years with the Italian giants, becoming their all-time leader in appearances and helping itcapture several titles.
The looming World Cup is generating plenty of the attention in the soccer world, but later this week a tournament that is still two years away will take center stage as CONCACAF and CONMEBOL prepare to announce the 2016 Copa America, which is set to be played in the United States.
Pep Guardiola's tactics have long been lauded, but he will need to come up with a very strong gameplan if he is to help Bayern Munich continue their UEFA Champions League title defense.
Bayern Munich and Real Madrid will lock horns in the second leg of their semifinals series at Allianz Arena on Tuesday (2:45pm ET, Fox Deportes/Fox Soccer 2Go), and the hosts will try and overturn a 1-0 deficit after losing to a Karim Benzema goal in the opening match in Spain last week.
The worst-kept soccer secret in the Americas looks like it will finally be revealed this week when CONCACAF and CONMEBOL will hold a press conference that is expected to discuss the long rumored Copa America 2016 coming to United States soil.
The press conference, which will take place Thursday in Miami, is expected to featureCONCACAF president Jeffrey Webb,CONMEBOL president Eugenio Figueredo and "a number of internationally renowned" representatives from each region.
For the first time since 1998, the U.S. Men's National Team could head into the World Cup with no starting experience from their centerback pair.
The duo of Matt Besler and Omar Gonzalez have entrenched themselves as USMNT head coach Jurgen Klinsmann's starting defenders, having stayed as the preferred pairing since the infamous snow game victory in Colorado against Costa Rica in March 2013.
The final weeks of the English Premier League are upon us and the battle for fourth place in the league between Everton and Arsenal is still going strong.
Arsenal can take another step forward on Monday afternoon as they host Newcastle (3pm, NBC Sports Network) in a huge late-season match that could determine whether the Gunners play UEFA Champions League soccer next season.
Seattle and Washington took the challenge of playing two games in one week head on but it was the Seattle Reign who came out victorious in both fixtures. Without skipping a beat, Seattle proved they are not a one-trick pony, as the Reign secured their second and third consecutive wins decisively at home against the Washington Spirit and the Houston Dash.
With a hat trick in one game and an equalizer in the next, it seems Bradley Wright-Phillips is ready to quiet critics who said he wasn't scoring enough for the New York Red Bulls.
Wright-Phillips came up big for four goals in two games in Week 8, carrying the New York Red Bulls to a 4-0 thrashing of the Houston Dynamo on Wednesday on a hat trick and a 1-1 draw to Columbus Crew on Saturday.
Less than one year after being booed at the Professional Footballers' Association awards dinner following his ten-match FA ban for biting Branislav Ivanovic, Liverpool's Luis Suarez received a standing ovation to accept an individual honor.
The Portland Timbers and Houston Dynamo both entered their match Sunday afternoon looking for a victory to put an end to long winless droughts. But after 90 minutes in the hot Texas sun, neither team was able to take the full three points.
Will Bruin gave the hosts an early lead, but Portland's Gaston Ferandez answered with a first-half strike of his own as the two teams played to a 1-1 draw at BBVA Compass Stadium.
The old sports adage is that defense wins championships.
Chelsea's defensive-minded 2-0 victory against league-leading Liverpool might not have earned them an English Premier League title Sunday, but it kept their chances alive in what is now a three-team race once again.
Terrence Boyd was already a safe bet to be called up to next month's U.S. Men's National Team pre-World Cup training camp, but he is building up some serious momentum to try and lock up a World Cup roster spot.
Boyd delivered his second straight two-goal game, include a late game-winning strike to help Rapid Vienna beat recently-crowned Austrian champions Red Bull Salzburg on Saturday.
SANDY, Utah Real Salt Lake's goalkeeper, Nick Rimando, was only one shutout away from tying the MLS record heading into tonight's match and he looked like he was going to get it for about 85 minutes of the match. The Vancouver Whitecaps had other plans.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. The New England Revolution couldn't take advantage of a 73rd-minute red card to the Chicago Fire's Quincy Amarikwa last weekend, settling for a draw. With a little more motivation to push the Revs forward, host New England capitalized on a nearly identical situation Saturday night against Sporting Kansas City.
Sunday's clash between the top two teams in the English Premier League will not mathematically decide this season's champion, but legendary Anfield will still be filled with the drama of a title-decider.
First-place Liverpool will look to earn their 12th consecutive league win and all but wrap up the EPL title when second-place Chelsea visit Anfield on Sunday.
SEATTLE -Clint Dempsey is running rampant over Major League Soccer, and he has the Seattle Sounders looking like early title contenders.
Dempsey scored his league-leading seventh and eighth goals on Saturday, terrorized the Colorado Rapids throughout the match, and lifted Seattle to a dominant 4-1 win in front of 38,582 at CenturyLink Field.
After starting their first four-games of the season on the road, Oklahoma City Energy FC kick off their home season at Pribil Stadium, hosting the 2013 USL Pro champions Orlando City SC on Saturday at 8:00 p.m. ET.
The Energy currently sit in fifth place in the standings, after suffering their second defeat against FC Dallas' reserves during week four.
Toronto FC is making the most of a bye week, with midfielder Michael Bradley taking the opportunity to address a bothersome nerve issue in his foot. The minor procedure had been previously scheduled for the break.
"It just means he's just got to get off it for a week," manager Ryan Nelsen said of Bradley resting his foot after the procedure, according to the Toronto Star.
With 24 years between the club and its last Premier League title, league leaders Liverpool will look to take one more giant leap towards winning the league when the Reds host second-place Chelsea on Sunday morning in this weekend's marquee matchup.
Last week, Houston Dash had a taste of victory in a come-from-behind win over Boston. But up next, the Dash will attempt to snap the two-game win streak of a strong Seattle Reign team that tops the league table.
In the wake of David Moyes' firing, Manchester United are scouring the land, searching for the next club manager.
On Friday, they learned they can cross off Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti's name from the list.Speaking at a press conference, Ancelotti said that while he respects Man United, he's more than happy at the Bernabeu.
As we enter the final weekend of the 2014 Clausura regular season there are still six playoff spaces up for grabs. As one of the tightest championships in years draws to a close, Round 17 promises to provide thrilling action for fans across the country.
With potential Liguilla playoff games across the league it is difficult to choose a standout fixture.
If you are hungry for some quality soccer, there is a scrumptious pair of matches on tap that should fill your appetite.
The UEFA Europa League semifinals are set to get underway on Thursday with two match-ups that hold plenty of intrigue, as Benfica lock horns with Juventus in a battle of European heavyweights (3:05pm, ESPN Deportes/DirecTV/Fox Soccer Plus) at Estadio Da Luz while Sevilla and Valencia square off in an all-Spanish affair in the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan (3:05pm, ESPN3/Fox Soccer 2Go).
It has been no secret this cycle that the U.S. Men's National Team's strength lies in the midfield, particularly in the central positions. Jurgen Klinsmann has a glut of talented players cable of manning the middle of the park, but how many of them earn places on the World Cup roster this summer will be a storyline that is followed very closely in the coming weeks.
Manchester United have begun targeting summer signings.
Even without a full-time head coach in place, Man United are interested in opening the check-book to sign Paris Saint-Germain forward Edinson Cavani. The Uruguayan forward was acquired last summer by PSG for €60 million and it will take a bid of at least €72 million ($100 million) to bring Cavani to Old Trafford.
After forgettable stints at Chivas USA and with the Seattle Sounders, New England Revolution legend Shalrie Joseph has rejoined the club where his name is still gold.
The player his teammates affectionately call "Chaz" did a trial with New England back in February and was claimed off waivers by the Revs on Tuesday afternoon, sending the 12th-year MLS veteran back to the club he called home for his first 9-1/2 seasons.
Technical difficulties prevented us from posting Episode 132 of The SBI Show last week when originally scheduled, but with so many good topics covered on the episode, we decided it was better late than never.
Episode 132 of The SBI Show previewed MLS Week Seven, while also touching on a multitude of topics ranging from promotion and relegation, to the U.
Even last year's Western Conference Champions were no match for this year's Real Salt Lake
For the second straight week, RSL is topping this week's SBI MLS Power Rankings after vanquishing the Portland Timbers last Saturday, 1-0, at Rio Tinto Stadium. Ned Grabavoy scored his side's goal late but the clean sheet was preserved by an outstanding performance from goalkeeper Nick Rimando, keeping the Timbers off the board.
FC Barcelona will be able to buy players in the next transfer window, at least for the time being.
FIFA released a memo on Wednesday saying that Barcelona's transfer ban from FIFA has been temporarily lifted due to an appeal lodged by the club. FIFA had placed the ban on Barcelona for the next two transfer windows due to what they found as irregularities in Barcelona's transfer policies with players under the age of 18.
The UEFA Champions League semifinals are about to get underway.
Atletico Madrid and Chelsea will square off in the first leg of their semifinals series at Vicente Calderon Stadium on Tuesday (2:45pm ET, Fox Deportes/Fox Soccer 2Go), and both sides will be looking to set the tone in what is sure to be a tight pair of matches between two physical and defensively-stout clubs.
Arizona United SC rebounded from their mortifying USL Pro debut after Jonathan Top's late-game winner claimed a 2-1 victory over the Sacramento Republic FC on Saturday night at the Peoria Sports Complex.
The Republic broke the deadlock when forward Thomas Steward found Rodrigo Lopez, who struck from close range to beat goalkeeper Evan Newton in the 27th minute.
Manchester United announced on Tuesday that they have fired manager David Moyes after a disappointing first season and Ryan Giggs will serve as head coach of the club on an interim basis.
Moyes more than struggled to replace legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson this season, failing to qualify for the UEFA Champions League for the first time since 1995 and enduring an inconsistent and subpar year that will see Man Utd finish with their lowest-ever points total in the Premiership.
The first opposition David Beckham's Miami MLS team faces may not be a fellow MLS side like the Chicago Fire or the Portland Timbers. Rather, it appears as if the expansion team's first matchup will come with opposition of a different nature: a cruise line.
John Fox, former Vice President of Royal Caribbean Cruises and currently of theMiami Seaport Alliance, appeared on a Miami talk showalongside JohnAlschuler, real estate advisor to David Beckham, to discuss the proposed PortMiami stadium deal.
The oil-rich country has decided to reduce the amount of stadiums they plan to build from 12 to eight for the 2022 World Cup they were picked to host, according to a report from Doha. Qatar's bid included plans to build nine new stadiums from scratch with a capacity of 40,000 or more and expand three current stadiums to add more seating and other improvements.
It was just another week and another assist for Chicago Fire rookie Harrison Shipp.
Shipp showed off his playmaking abilities once again in the Fire's 1-1 draw with the New England Revolution by setting up the Fire's lone goal. The Notre Dame product'sthird assist in six games helped him earn SBI MLS Rookie of the Week honors yet again.
Orlando City SC will have to wait until 2016 to begin playing in their new downtown soccer-specific stadium.
The club announced on Monday morning that they will play the entire 2015 inaugural Major League Soccer season at the renovated Florida Citrus Bowl after claiming delays in the last acquisition of land by City of Orlando officials.
New York City FC officially announced Monday what everyone already knew the Major League Soccer expansion club will play its inaugural 2015 season at Yankee Stadium. But they filled in the blanks about how the arrangement will work.
It will be a labor-intensive endeavor, with it taking three days to convert the Yankees baseball diamond to a soccer pitch and vice versa.
In the second week of National Women's Soccer League action, teams that dominated the league last season struggled to find their rhythm, while the clubs that rounded out the bottom of the 2013 standings ran the show.
All four 2013 playoff clubs were on the field this Saturday and none managed three points.
Multiple English media outlets are reporting that Moyes may soon be fired as manager of Manchester United, with ESPN also reporting that Moyes' dismissal is "imminent."
United owners, the Glazer family, and vice president Ed Woodward are reportedly in discussions about whether to continue with Moyes at the helm, having first considered it after United's FA Cup defeat to Swansea City in January.
It may have not been the biggest win, but Real Salt Lake nabbed a tough three points this week by playing well on both sides of the ball and continuing to prove themselves as a top team. They head into Week 8 still unbeaten.
With a tight 1-0 win over the Portland Timbers, Nick Rimando proved to be a difference-maker, coming up with big saves to preserve the shutout.
Cruz Azul paid a heavy price for resting their best players in last Friday's Liga MX encounter against Morelia.
Morelia destroyed an understrength Cruz Azul side, 5-1 thanks to a pair of goals from Hector Mancilla. La Maquina had chosen to rest a number of their key players in advance of Wednesday's CONCACAF Champions League final against Toluca, though the league leaders still wouldn't have expected to be humiliated in such comprehensive fashion.
Easter Weekend was kind to the Americans Abroad contingent.
Several players delivered strong performances this past weekend, including Rapid Vienna striker Terrence Boyd. Boyd bagged a brace in the club's 2-2 draw vs. SV Grodig on Sunday, scoring his first goal in the 24th minute before converting a penalty kick that he drew late in the first half.
The Chicago Fire entered Saturday afternoon's home match against the New England Revolution with ties in each of its previous five games. Although the final result saw that run extended to six games, it wasn't for lack of late drama.
First half goals by the Fire's red-hot Quincy Amarikwa and New England's Lee Nguyen secured a 1-1 result in front of 15,743 at Toyota Park, but they saved plenty of fireworks for the end after Amarikwa's second yellow card in the 73rd minute.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Montreal Impact fans waiting for their team's first victory will have to wait at least one more week after the Impact gave up four goals to Sporting KC Saturday in front of 20,306 at Sporting Park.
A Dom Dwyer brace capped off a second half which resulted in three goals for the home team en route to the 4-0 finish.
Blas Perez, returned to the FC Dallas lineup after missing last week's match with a hamstring injury, scored in the waning minutes of regulation to give his team a dramatic 2-1 victory over Toronto FC at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas.
SANDY, Utah Real Salt Lake and the Portland Timbers developed quite a rivalry last season. They played each other a total of six times but RSL dominated the series never losing once. Their meeting Saturday was a chance for the visiting Timbers to break the trend but not without RSL having something to say about it.
Just one week after scoring a game-winner against the Vancouver Whitecaps, it looked like Robbie Keane could repeat the feat once again but alas, his Los Angeles Galaxy had to settle for a 2-2 draw Saturday in Vancouver.
With the score tied at one, Keane gave the Galaxy the lead in the 77th minute, giving Whitecaps supporters feelings of deja vu from last week's matchup.
As if fighting for their Champions League hopes were not enough, Everton's match at Goodison Park were have even more drama Sunday thanks to the homecoming of their former manager.
David Moyes and his seventh-place Manchester United squad head to Merseyside to face fifth-place Everton, who trail Arsenal by just one point in the race for the English Premier League's final Champions League spot.
The Houston Dynamo and Philadelphia Union entered their Saturday clash at PPL Park struggling offensively, so it shouldn't have come as much of a surprise that they would wind up playing to a goal-less draw.
Dynamo goalkeeper Tally Hall and Union goalkeeper Zac MacMath had little to do on a day when neither team could get going in the attack.
The Black Cats, who entered the weekend with just 26 points from 33 games, are dead last in the Premier League. Altidore, who has scored one Premier League goal this season, had been absent from the Sunderland squad for the past few weeks.
A trio of key Eastern Conference clashes kick off the day's proceedings as MLS Week Seven features a full slate of nine matches on the day before Easter.
The Philadelphia Union and Houston Dynamo are two teams struggling as they face off at PPL Park. Both teams got off to promising starts to the season, but they each have slumped since and will be desperate for a win today.
Against the odds, Tab Ramos and his U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team are on the verge of something special.
Despite playing win ten men for nearly all of the second half and extra time, a Rubio Rubin penalty kick goal lifted the U.S. U-20s over Fluminense, 3-2, on Friday evening, to earn a place in the final of the Gordon Jago Super Group at the Dallas Cup.
Second-place Chelsea will have another chance to pull ahead of Liverpool at least for a temporary basis as they host a relegation fighter Saturday at Stamford Bridge.
Before their tough set of road matches next week, Chelsea will take on last-place Sunderland, who are desperate to pick up any points in their race to get out of the bottom of the English Premier League.
Chivas USA midfielder Thomas McNamara has seen his impressive rookie season cut short after it was revealed he suffered a torn ACL and meniscus in his right knee during last Saturday's 1-1 draw with the Portland Timbers.
Former U.S. Under-20 national team standouts Luis Gil, Wil Trapp and Shane O'Neill headline a 21-player squad made up almost exclusively of professional players that have called into a U.S. Under-21 training camp taking place next week in Carson, California.
The first week of National Women's Soccer League action produced a mixed bag of results – the defending champion Portland Thorns FC underwhelmed against expansion side Houston Dash while Seattle Reign FC, a second-last place team last season, earned their first ever clean sheet.
After last weekend confirmed Atlante's relegation to the Ascenso MX, the most pressing question in the division is who will claim the eight Liguilla (playoff) spaces. So far Cruz Azul and Toluca are the only certainties, but with only two games left pressure is rapidly increasing on the other sides.
Barcelona didn't just lose the Copa Del Rey to rival Real Madrid on Wednesday evening. They also lost yet another one of their starters to injury.
After undergoing tests on Thursday, Barcelona announced on their website that Neymar has been ruled out for four weeks with a foot injury, potentially ruling him out for the rest of the La Liga season.
The 30 U.S. Men's National Team players named to coach Jurgen Klinsmann's preliminary World Cup roster will arrive May 14 at Stanford University to begin a month-long training program, and Klinsmann sat down with U.S. Soccer to discuss preparations.
As Landon Donovan moves closer to playing in his fourth World Cup, the U.S. Men's National Team star has done plenty of reflecting on how much has changed since he first took the field in the 2002 World Cup.
Despite the early season struggles of the New York Red Bulls and the Portland Timbers, who last year led the league's Eastern and Western conferences, 2013 MLS Cup finalists Real Salt Lake keep chugging along.
Jeff Cassar's side take top spot in this week's SBI MLS Power Rankings ahead of FC Dallas after securing a 2-2 draw at the Philadelphia Union, one that RSL nearly won.
John Brooks was a puzzling omission from Hertha Berlin's game-day roster this past weekend, but now we might know why he was not in uniform.
Brooks was not made part of Berlin's 18-man roster for the 2-1 loss to Bayer Leverkusen this past Sunday because of a large back tattoo he recently gone done, according to multiple reports from Germany.
HARRISON, N.J. The New York Red Bulls and Philadelphia Union have carried some pretty clear and worrisome trends through the early part of the 2014 season. The Red Bulls have been a slow-starting team that has shown much better quality in the second half, though that hadn't resulted in any wins before Wednesday.
On Wednesday evening, Gareth Bale was worth every penny of his reported $132 million transfer fee for Real Madrid.
Facing Barcelona in the final of the Copa Del Rey, the supersonic Welshman knocked the ball past Barcelona defender Marc Bartra at the midfield line along the sideline and instantly went into fifth gear.
We are just a month away from the U.S. Men's National Team convening on Northern California for the all-important pre-World Cup training camp and Jurgen Klinsmann is going to have some interesting decisions to make on the group he winds up inviting to the camp.
With Major League Soccer set to announce their 22nd expansion team in Atlanta later this afternoon, the Minnesota Vikings are maneuvering to have Minneapolis receive one of the remaining two expansion slots.
Just as Atlanta's future MLS team will be operated by an owner from the National Football League, the Vikings are leading the charge to acquire an MLS expansion franchise to play at their brand new 65,000-seat stadium, which is expected to be completed in 2016.
Some help might soon be on the way for the U.S. Men's National Team's problematic right back spot.
According to a report from Bild, Timmy Chandler resumed doing some light ball-work at Nurnberg practice earlier this week, marking the first time he has done so since suffering a knee injury in a match vs.
Giancarlo Gonzalez's embellishment late on Sunday has not gone unpunished.
The MLS Disciplinary Committee announced on Tuesday that it has fined Gonzalez an undisclosed amount for trying to dupe match officials into thinking he had been struck by Chris Wondolowski late in the 1-1 draw between the Columbus Crew and San Jose Earthquakes.
The opposition to David Beckham's proposed soccer-specific stadium in PortMiami is steadily growing.
According to a report from the Miami Herald, Royal Caribbean Cruises has rounded up some allies to form an organization to oppose Beckham's desired stadium in the southwest corner of Dodge Island near downtown Miami.
Kevin Alston scored his first professional goal last weekend, and while that alone would have been enough of a landmark given his five years in the league, the moment was made even more special by all he has overcome to return to top form.
The U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team is off to a dream start at the Dr Pepper Dallas Cup.
A day after securing a 3-2 win over Argentine club River Plate, the U.S. blanked German side Eintracht Frankfurt, 3-0, on Monday. Real Salt Lake's Benji Lopez, Philadelphia Union's Zach Pfeffer and Lorient's Romain Gall each found the back of the net in the triumph.
New York City FC will begin play in Major League Soccer in 2015 in a home within the five boroughs, the only problem is it's a temporary home.
The New York Times is reporting that NYC FC will play its first three seasons in MLS at Yankee Stadium, a development that isn't all that big a surprise given the club's struggles to make progress toward a soccer stadium project.
The Rookie of the Year race is turning into a one-man show in MLS, with Harrison Shipp once again displaying the qualities that have him looking very much like the best first-year pro in Major League Soccer.
Shipp turned in another solid performance for the Chicago Fire last weekend, proving to be a handful all match in a 1-1 tie against the Montreal Impact.
A week after pulling off an improbable two-goal comeback to tie the Portland Timbers at Providence Park, the Seattle Sounders continued their Road Warrior profile by traveling to Frisco, Texas and handing FC Dallas their first loss of the season.
The Sounders pulled off yet another road comeback, rallying from 2-1 down to beat FC Dallas, 3-2, a win that made Seattle the easy pick for SBI MLS Team of the Week.
Soccer may be the World's Game, but it's not the United States' game, apparently.
Two in three Americans don't plan to follow the World Cup this summer, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll released Monday. Only 7 percent of Americans said they plan to follow the tournament closely.
It's only the first week, but the Seattle Reign have to feel good about sitting atop the leader board after an embarrassing 2013, buoyed by a 3-0 shutout Sunday of the Boston Breakers. With Hope Solo in goal, they recorded their first shutout in franchise history while looking dominant on the other end of the field.
After leading the Sounders to a jaw-dropping rally and draw last week in Portland on a hat trick, he returned for round two to wage a comeback win in Dallas this week.
Scoring two goals and forcing an own goal from a strategic shot into traffic, Dempsey pushed his side to erase a 2-1 deficit and grab a 3-2 victory against FC Dallas, a team that went into Week 6 unbeaten.
After going 24 years without a league title, Liverpool now have one hand on this season's English Premier League trophy.
Liverpool pulled seven points ahead of fellow title contenders Manchester City with a thrilling 3-2 win at Anfield on Sunday. The high-scoring Reds raced out to a 2-0 lead on the visiting Citizens inside the first half-hour and endured a second-half Manchester City rally before striking a crucial goal in the final 15 minutes of play in front of their home fans.
Cruz Azul drew 2-2 with Pachuca in the Estadio Azul, after battling back from two goals down in dramatic fashion. The free-flowing and open game saw both sides rack up fifteen shots each, providing an engaging and entertaining spectacle for both sets of fans and the neutrals alike.
Federico Higuain's late first half goal was canceled out by Chris Wondolowski's early second half header as the San Jose Earthquakes and Columbus Crew settled for a 1-1 draw on Sunday afternoon at Buck Shaw Stadium.
Despite a defeat to Toronto FC last week, Crew head coach Gregg Berhalter went with the exact same starting eleven and while they came out in the opening 20 minutes with more energy, they failed to find any targets in the box on crosses.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. For more than an hour, the New England Revolution and Houston Dynamo looked well on their way to a scoreless draw, but two unlikely goal scorers were able to secure all three points for the Revolution.
Kevin Alston scored his first career goal and Jerry Bengston added his first since March 9, 2013 as the Revspicked up their second win in three matches by beating the Dynamo, 2-0, on Saturday at Gillette Stadium.
Last season, the New York Red Bulls rolled to a Supporters Shield title as holders of the best record in Major League Soccer. That same season saw D.C. United finished with a meager three wins, the lowest total in league history.
One month into the 2014 season the roles have reversed, with the Red Bulls proving unable to win a match and D.
CARSON, Calif. The Vancouver Whitecaps do not love LA. In three years in MLS, and four visits to the Stub Hub Center, the men from British Columbia have never won or tied. They've only found the back of the net once, while conceding 10 goals all time in Los Angeles.
FC Dallas has enjoyed a dream start to the 2014 MLS season. A combination of good soccer and good fortune had helped Oscar Pareja's side jump out to a 4-0-1 record and first place in the West. For 74 minutes it looked like FC Dallas might continue their hot streak.
It looked to be an ideal start to the beginning of the Jack McInerney era in Montreal.
The 21-year-old striker, traded to the Impact just last week, debuted in style for his new club with a 43rd minute goal to give his side the lead.
However, a Quincy Amarikwa equalizer shortly after halftime spoiled both McInerney's debut and Impact head coach Frank Klopas' first match with his former club, the Chicago Fire, as the Impact were forced to settle for a 1-1 draw in Montreal.
The rumored 2016 Copa America, which would reportedly be played in the United States and feature CONCACAF powers as well as South American countries, has been making the rounds for almost two years. But when a fresh report emerged this week claiming the tournament was a done deal, U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati decided to enter the fray.
The English Premier League title could take a major step toward being decided this weekend when league leaders Liverpool take on third placed Manchester City. The Citizens, who enter the matchup four points back with two games in hand, knocked off the Reds, 2-1, back in December.
Oscar Pareja's club re-captured "El Capitan" from the Houston Dynamo last weekend with a tremendous 4-1 performance, backed by the play of midfielder Mauro Diaz. The Argentine has been the key to FC Dallas' recent success but the addition of Hendry Thomas in defensive midfield combined with Matt Hedges and Chris Seitz has given FC Dallas one of the best spines in MLS.
While a majority of USL Pro clubs have already seen action in the 2014 season, Arizona United SC officially enters the mix this weekend when they make their league debut on Saturday at home against Oklahoma City Energy FC.
The Energy are coming off a 4-2 loss to LA Galaxy II after winning their first-ever match against the Orange County Blues FC.
Just three games remain for teams to claim one of the eight available places in the end-of-season Liguilla, and with only five points separating third-placed Pumas UNAM from sixteenth-placed Monterrey the battle looks set to go right to the wire.
The road to the English Premier League title will run right through historic Anfield this weekend.
First-place Liverpool are hunting for their 10th consecutive league victory this Sunday when they host third-place Manchester City, who are four points behind the league-leading Reds but have two matches in hand.
The post-Tom Sermanni era of the U.S. Women's National Team has begun and, for now, not much has changed – the USWNT still coasted past China, 3-0, on Thursday and interim coach Jill Ellis doled out minutes to veterans and rookies alike, using all of her substitutions.
With a month left in the English Premier League season, the final verdict on Jozy Altidore's first (and potentially only) season at Sunderland can be issued.
Even if he somehow climbs out of Gus Poyet's doghouse, and earns some playing time, and even finds a goal for the first time in 2014, Altidore will find it difficult to avoid his first season at Sunderland being called anything but a failure.
After missing two matches due to a knee injury, Cristiano Ronaldo is facing even more time on the sidelines.
Real Madrid released a medical report on Wednesday stating that medical tests have shown an injury to Ronaldo's left hamstring. Multiple reports in Spain believe that Ronaldo will be out for at least 15 days.
It took five games, but at long last there has been a victor between Atletico Madrid and Barcelona.
After playing to a 1-1 draw on four separate occasions earlier this season, Atletico Madrid eliminated Barcelona from the UEFA Champions League and advanced to the semifinals of the competition for the first time on Thursday with a 1-0 win that gave them a 2-1 advantage on aggregate.
Everything is up for grabs in both of Wednesday's UEFA Champions League showdowns.
Manchester United, with their Champions League future on the line, face arguably their biggest game of the season when they visit the European and German champions Bayern Munich (2:45pm ET, Fox Sports 1).
In what's been a recurring theme over the past few seasons, a Liga MX club showed their might against a foreign CONCACAF Champions League opponent.
On this occasion, Toluca shook off their league defeat to Club Tijuana last Friday with a comprehensive 2-0 victory (3-0 on aggregate) over Costa Rica's Alajuelense, advancing to the CONCACAF Champions League final.
Zarek Valentin's season is over just as it was getting started.
Only two games into the 2014 Tippeligaen season with club Bodø/Glimt, the 22-year-old American defender suffered a torn Achilles tendon in his left leg, according to reports in Norway, ending his season.
Landing a stadium in PortMiami was never going to be easy for David Beckham, and now he has his first real hurdle to overcome.
Miami-Dade commissioners on Tuesday did not allow PortMiami to move a fuel-spill facility that would need to be relocated for Beckham's proposed soccer-specific stadium, according to a report from the Miami Herald.
Barcelona admittedly struggle to create scoring chances against Atletico Madrid's tough and stingy defense, but they will need to find a way to do just that in order to secure advancement in the UEFA Champions League.
The two Spanish clubs are eyeing a place in the semifinals of the tournament, but only one will make it after they play the decisive leg of their quarterfinals series at Vicente Calderon on Wednesday.
Chelsea advanced to the semifinals of the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday with a 2-0 victory over Paris Saint-Germain that came as a result of a late goal from substitute forward Demba Ba. The triumph pulled Chelsea level on aggregate at 3-3, but the Blues advanced on away goals.
Borussia Dortmund have found a replacement for the outgoing Robert Lewandowski.
After months of rumors, Dortmund confirmed on Wednesday that they've agreed a deal to sign Hertha Berlin forward Adrian Ramos, with the Colombian international signing a four-year contract beginning in July.
Michael Bradley's status for this weekend's match is up in the air.
Toronto FC head coach Ryan Nelsen told reporters Tuesday that Bradley is one of several players that could miss this Saturday's home game vs. the Colorado Rapids due to injury. Nelsen did not specify what is bothering Bradley, but said that the veteran midfielder is recovering from "a couple of little strains.
The Chicago Fire are not off to an impressive start in 2014, but the same cannot be said of rookie Harrison Shipp.
The Notre Dame product and Homegrown Player signing has gotten off to a solid start in his first month as a professional, starting in three of the Fire's four games in March and assisting on two goals.
It's going to take something special for Jose Mourinho to turn this one around.
Chelsea are looking to overturn a 3-1 deficit when they host Paris Saint-Germain in the second leg of their UEFA Champions League quarterfinals series on Tuesday. The Blues will be without the suspended Ramires, but should have a recovering Samuel Eto'o (hamstring) available for selection as they try to reach the semifinals for the seventh time in the last 11 years.
When Toronto FC drafted Nick Hagglund as one of the first centerbacks taken in the 2014 MLS Draft, the rookie didn't figure to see much playing time with the likes of Stephen Caldwell, Doneil Henry and Bradley Orr on the squad.
It didn't take long for Hagglund to get his chance though, with Caldwell and Henry suspended for Saturday's match against the Columbus Crew.
It was a wild weekend in Major League Soccer, as a rivalry-heavy schedule produced goals galore and some truly dramatic finishes.
Episode 130 of The SBI Show takes a look back at all the crazy action, including Seattle's stunning comeback in a 4-4 tie against Portland, FC Dallas' romp over Houston, Toronto FC's surprising road win in Columbus minus several starters, and more.
U.S. Under-17 Men's National Team head coach Richie Williams wasn't kidding when he said that Christian Pulisic, Haji Wright, and Joe Gallardo were among the best players in the world in their age group.
The high-powered American trio proved too much for opposing teams as the U.
Chelsea are resting their UEFA Champions League hopes on the health of forward Samuel Eto'o.
The former Barcelona and Inter Milan star has been dealing with a hamstring strain since going off early on March 22 in Chelsea's 6-0 victory against Arsenal, but over the course of the season has been the best center forward on Chelsea's roster.
It was viewed as a battle of two heavyweights. On one side was the Columbus Crew, undefeated and coming off of a potentially season-defining 90th minute winner over Seattle. On the other, Toronto FC, the big-money side who were humbled in their last contest with a 3-0 beating at the hands of Real Salt Lake.
Club America slumped to their fourth home defeat of the season as league leaders Cruz Azul emerged from the Estadio Azteca as 2-1 winners on Saturday evening.
A fast paced game saw its opening goal just before the twenty minute mark. Mauro Formica beat America's Luis Gabriel Rey to Alejandro Castro's cross and he powerfully headed the ball past the helpless Moises Munoz.
CARSON, Calif. The LA Galaxy and CD Chivas USA squared off in the 29th edition of the SuperClasico on a warm Sunday afternoon at the Stub Hub Center. The result was just like old times, with the Galaxy putting on a dominating performance, downing the Rojiblanco, 3-0, in front of an announced crowd of 15,008.
On a sunny Sunday afternoon in Denver, U.S. Women's National Team head coach Tom Sermanni led the team to a 2-0 victory over China. He didn't know it, but that was his last game as USWNT coach. Shortly thereafter, U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati and CEO Dan Flynn fired him.
The city of Atlanta, long considered one of the favorites to land a team in the latest round of Major League Soccer expansion, has been granted an MLS expansion team, multiple news outlets reported on Sunday.
An announcement unveiling Atlanta as the latest MLS expansion city will be held on April 16th, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
The lone season match of the so-called Texas Derby turned into a Texas Nightmare for the Houston Dynamo, who were handed a humiliating 4-1 home loss Saturday by FC Dallas after a late game-changing red card.
The Dynamo looked poised to hand Dallas their first bit bad luck this season with a close first half, exchanging a goal each.
The Philadelphia Union watched another late lead disappear, and when Aaron Wheeler clumsily stuck a leg out and fouled Juan Luis Anangono in the penalty area to give the Chicago a last-second penalty kick, it looked as though the Union were set for another nightmare ending.
Arsenal may still have a glimmer of hope for an English Premier League title this season, but they will be focused on keeping hold of a Champions League spot Sunday when they visit Everton at Goodison Park.
It wasn't quite the roaring comeback the U.S. Women's National Team wanted after a rough Algarve Cup last month, but the Americans coasted to victory Sunday in a new formation over China, 2-0.
In their second time starting in a 4-3-3 under coach Tom Sermanni, the USWNT seemed to be their own worst enemy, failing to finish on a flurry of chances as China threatened very little for a friendly in front of 14,903 fans.
The list of missing starters read like a who's-who for the New York Red Bulls. Thierry Henry, Tim Cahill, Jamison Olave and Dax McCarty. None of them were in the starting lineup for Saturday's clash with the Montreal Impact, and their collective absences made the Red Bulls an underdog against a winless Impact side.
PORTLAND, Ore.- Some rivalry matches fail to live up to the hype. Saturday's match between the Portland Timbers and Seattle Sounders was not of them.
In a game that saw lead changes, long-distance goals, a hat trick and a brace, numerous shots off the woodwork, and seven yellow cards, the Timbers and Sounders dueled to a 4-4 draw in front of a sold-out Providence Park, with Seattle overcoming a two-goal deficit in the final five minutes.
Before their crucial meeting with league-leading Liverpool next weekend at Anfield, third-place Manchester City will try to maintain pressure on the high-scoring Reds with a home English Premier League victory against eighth-place Southampton.
If you would have asked most people which MLS team would wind up being the final one with a perfect record, few people outside of Ohio would have every considered saying the Columbus Crew.
That's where the Crew stand though, a perfect 3-0 after a dramatic last-second winner from Justin Meram helped Gregg Berhalter's side improve to 3-0 and climb even further up the SBI MLS Power Rankings.
Real Madrid won't gamble with Cristiano Ronaldo's long-term health this weekend.
Ahead of their La Liga tie against Real Sociedad, Real Madrid head coach Carlo Ancelotti told reporters at a press conference that Ronaldo would be rested for Saturday's match, as he heals a lingering knee injury.
After Wednesday evening's thrilling 2-2 draw between Mexico and the USA, players return to their clubs this weekend to compete in Week 14 of the Liga MX. There are just four games remaining, and the battle for both playoff places and top flight survival appears to be going to the wire.
HARRISON, N.J. Preparing for their match vs. Chivas USA last Friday, the New York Red Bulls squad was split into their first and second teams for some 11-v-11, game-situation drills. Four players were left out of the drill due to numbers.
The U.S. Men's National Team dominated Mexico for the better part of 45 minutes on Wednesday night, then watched a 2-0 lead disappear into the Arizona night. There were some questions answered for Jurgen Klinsmann, but also some new questions raised.
Arsenal's draw with Manchester City last weekend may have kept them alive in a crowded race for the English Premier League title, but a road loss this weekend could do more than keep them out of contention it could keep them out of the Champions League next season.
The U.S. Men's National Team couldn't hold on to a "Dos A Cero" result on Wednesday night against Mexico, but they did give head coach Jurgen Klinsmann plenty of things to ponder as he puts together his World Cup squad.
Paris Saint-Germain secured an historic victory on Wednesday evening, but lost their talismanic striker in the process.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic was substituted in the 68th minute of PSG's 3-1 UEFA Champions League victory against Chelsea after feeling discomfort in his right leg, and the Swedish international is now awaiting results of his medical scans.
GLENDALE, Ariz. The U.S. Men's National Team take on a familiar foe tonight when arch-rival Mexico comes to University of Phoenix Stadium for a friendly that is taking on a different sort of important than past USA-Mexico matches.
Jurgen Klinsmann will be trotting out an entirely MLS-based side, with stars Clint Dempsey, Landon Donovan and Michael Bradley leading the charge.
GLENDALE, Ariz. A goal, an assist and an overall impressive showing.
Michael Bradley delivered his latest fine outing for the U.S. Men's National Team in their 2-2 draw with Mexico at University of Phoenix Stadium on Wednesday, making an impact on both sides of the ball and being a key figure in the Americans jumping out to a 2-0 lead in a dominant first half.
GLENDALE, Ariz. Landon Donovan has a proven track record against Mexico, so it came as a bit of a surprise when it was revealed that he was not in the U.S. Men's National Team's starting lineup for their Wednesday friendly vs.
Both Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain needed less than three minutes to get the party started.
Both clubs exploded out of the game on their way to resounding home victories, putting them one step closer to the UEFA Champions League semifinals. Real Madrid exacted some revenge against a short-handed Borussia Dortmund side in a 3-0 rout while Javier Pastore's stoppage-time strike gave PSG a 3-1 victory against Jose Mourinho and Chelsea.
The U.S. Men's National Team takes on Mexico tonight and as much as the rivalry the teams share will take center stage, of even greater importance to both teams is how players do with their chances to audition for World Cup.
Episode 128 of The SBI Show takes a closer look at the friendly, including the lineup we are likely to see Jurgen Klinsmann trot out against 'El Tri'.
Toronto FC will have an early look at what it will be like without Jermain Defoe in the starting lineup, long before they could potentially lose him for the World Cup.
Following practice on Wednesday, TFC head coach Ryan Nelsen confirmed to the assembled media that Defoe would not travel with the club to face the Columbus Crew on Saturday as the Englishman deals with a hamstring injury.
It was a little less than one year ago when Borussia Dortmund broke Real Madrid hearts by knocking them out of the UEFA Champions League. Now, Los Blancos are ready for some revenge.
The two clubs meet on Wednesday at the Santiago Bernabeu in the Champions League quarterfinals for the first time since their epic two-legged dual in last year's semifinals, with Real Madrid looking the stronger side from a year ago.
U.S. Under-18 Men's National Team head coach Javier Perez released his roster of 24 players to participate in a domestic training camp in Carson, Calif., that includes friendlies with CONCACAF rivals Mexico and Canada.
The camp, which will run from April 4-13, will be the first action for the U-18 side since February's Copa Atlantico in the Canary Islands.
U.S. U-17 Men's National Team head coach Richie Williams has named his squad for the upcomingJosip Katalinski International Tournament that is set to take place April 3-6 in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Williams' squad sees the return of18 players from last month's tour of the Pacific Northwest, including regularsHaji Wright and Christian Pulisic.
Barcelona were on their way to a disappointing first leg defeat at home to Atletico Madrid, but Neymar donned the hero's cape and came to the rescue.
Neymar saved Barcelona from going into the second leg of their UEFA Champions League quarterfinals series with Atletico Madrid down a goal, scoring a second-half equalizer to give his side a 1-1 draw at Camp Nou.
The U.S. Men's National Team will play the last friendly before Jurgen Klinsmann names his preliminary World Cup roster in May, and the match will offer a final chance for fringe players to impress, either as starters or substitutes.
Just which players Klinsmann will call on to start against Mexico on Wednesday seems pretty straightforward.
The unstoppable force that is reigning European champion Bayern Munich looks like the odds-on favorite to lift the biggest trophy in club soccer yet again, but Manchester United will try to play the role of spoiler when the sides meet in their quarterfinal first leg in Manchester.
Bayern is heavily favored against the struggling English side, but Manchester United has enough weapons to make things interesting.