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07/17/2019   BBC Football
England right-back Kieran Trippier completes a four-year £20m move Spanish side Atletico Madrid from Tottenham.
07/17/2019   BBC Football
Newcastle are thrashed 4-0 by Wolves in a pre-season friendly in China, on the day Steve Bruce is appointed as the new manager at St James' Park.
07/17/2019   BBC Football
Manchester City thrash West Ham 3-1 in a pre-season friendly in China to book their place in the Asia Cup final.
07/17/2019   BBC Football
Mason Greenwood is in contention to start for Manchester United on the opening day, says boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
07/17/2019   BBC Football
Manchester United ease to a 4-0 win against old rivals Leeds in Perth to bring their nine-day stay in Australia to a satisfactory conclusion.
07/17/2019   BBC Football
West Ham sign French striker Sebastien Haller from Eintracht Frankfurt in a club record deal worth up to £45m.
07/17/2019   BBC Football
Watch highlights as four-time winners France beat hosts Scotland with a stoppage-time winner at the Women's European Under-19 Championship in Paisley.
07/17/2019   BBC Football
Watch highlights as England's women open their European Under-19 Championship campaign with a 2-1 loss to Germany at McDiarmid Park in Perth, Scotland.
07/17/2019   BBC Football
In one of South Africa's biggest townships, football is an obsession. But its crime rate means talented players go unseen by scouts, who deem it too dangerous to visit.
07/17/2019   BBC Football
Ravel Morrison's former West Ham team-mate, Kevin Nolan, hopes the midfielder's move to Sheffield United will be the "making of him".
07/17/2019   BBC Football
Stevenage are fined £5,000 after admitting an FA charge of sexist chanting towards a female official during a game in March.
07/17/2019   BBC Football
Newcastle United appoint Steve Bruce as their head coach on a three-year contract following his resignation from Sheffield Wednesday.
07/17/2019   BBC Football
Fleetwood Town boss Joey Barton is charged with causing actual bodily harm following a post-match incident in the tunnel at Barnsley in April.
07/17/2019   BBC Football
Manager Unai Emery says Arsenal are trying to sign "three or four" players and are being "very demanding" with their targets.
07/16/2019   BBC Football
PSG reject Barcelona bid for Neymar, Arsenal close in on Real midfielder, Rose set to leave Tottenham, Atletico keen on Eriksen, plus more.
07/16/2019   BBC Football
Kevin Nolan says Sheffield United move could be the making of Ravel Morrison
07/16/2019   BBC Football
Mikey Johnston will miss the second leg of Celtic's Champions League first-round qualifier at home to Sarajevo, but Boli Bolingoli is fit.
07/16/2019   BBC Football
Radio 1Xtra's Jeremiah Asiamah goes behind-the-scenes at Tottenham Hotspur's new stadium to see how it looks with its NFL makeover
07/15/2019   BBC Football
Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud says Chelsea need to be competitive "straight away" under new boss Frank Lampard.
07/15/2019   Yardbaker Soccer
David Villa argued himself into circles in justifying the transfer fee that Atletico Madrid paid for Joao Felix, saying that while he hasn’t seen Felix play, he was certain that Diego Simeone’s side would not have paid $141 million to Benfica if they weren’t sure of his ability. The 19-year-old Felix, signed after finishing with 20 goals in 43 matches in his debut season for the senior side, represents the third highest transfer in soccer history. That amount is a dizzying fee for a teenager with that little first team experience, and even more so when considering who he is replacing as the second striker at Atleti. Villa brought down the expectations into tangible terms for Felix, adding that “you can fail, but if you leave everything on the pitch, people are happy.” Effort and commitment is the baseline expectation when considering a nine-figure transfer fee. Simeone eschewed cleverness in replacing Griezmann and went straight to brute force economics. The signing is literally Simeone’s biggest gamble of h
07/15/2019   BBC Football
Watch as Antoine Griezmann is nutmegged twice in his first Barcelona training session following his from Atletico Madrid.
07/14/2019   Seattle Times Sounders

Raúl Ruidíaz and Harry Shipp score to help the Sounders beat Atlanta United 2-1.
07/13/2019   Seattle Times Sounders

The two will meet for the first this season, having played to ties in their previous two matchups.
07/12/2019   Seattle Times Sounders

After years of donating artwork for companies and charities to use, Sounders goalkeeper Stefan Frei is ready to show his true expression as an artist with the target of turning another passion into a second career.
07/11/2019   Seattle Times Sounders

Nicolas Lodeiro reportedly told his agent to work a deal to bring him back and didn’t dispute the claim following practice Thursday at Starfire Sports Complex. However, the Sounders say he's not going anywhere.
07/10/2019   Seattle Times Sounders

Jordan Morris and Cristian Roldan are back with the Sounders after the U.S. made a run to the Gold Cup title game, ultimately losing to Mexico.
07/10/2019   Yardbaker Soccer
The U.S. Women’s National Team was feted in New York Wednesday with a ticker taper parade to celebrate the team's World Cup championship, and Carli Lloyd capitalized on her moment at the mic to proudly profess her NFL allegiances. Lloyd, a native of Delran, N.J. — about 15 miles outside of Philadelphia — is to no surprise a huge Eagles fan. While addressing the joyous crowd during the parade, the 36-year-old veteran copped to her Philly loyalties before busting out a “Fly Eagles Fly” mention. Interestingly, Lloyd is well-known for her Eagles fandom. In fact, she was among the luminaries who played a role in announcing the Eagles’ 2019 schedule earlier this year. New Yorkers are typically staunch advocates for their local sports teams and are more than happy to air their grievances should a person ever do what Lloyd did. That said, odds are the fans, many of them possibly Giants or Jets fans, assembled at Wednesday’s parade will let Lloyd’s antics slide given her countless contributions to women’s soccer in t
07/09/2019   Yardbaker Soccer
Former Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge had his West Hollywood home broken into, and the thieves who did it stole his dog right out from under his roof. The 29-year-old posted a video to his Instagram account showing broken glass strewn across the floor and said he’ll “pay anything” to get the dog back. “We will pay anything for the dog,” said Sturridge. “Whoever brings my dog back, 20 grand, 30 grand, whatever.” In addition to the dog, thieves stole other items. Yet it’s clear that Sturridge cares more about the lost pup than anything else.
07/08/2019   Yardbaker Soccer
After the United States Women’s National Team defeated Netherlands Sunday to claim back-to-back World Cup titles, fans at the stadium broke out into a chant of “Equal pay.” EQUAL PAY #USWNT pic.twitter.com/hQMGz6q54H— Mina Park (@minapark) July 7, 2019 It was a spontaneous and moving display that encapsulated the larger-scope issues this team represents. On Monday, Golden Boot winner Megan Rapinoe, who starred in Sunday’s Women’s World Cup Final, opened up to Jake Seiner of the Associated Press about what that chant meant to her. “I think the fans said it all,” Rapinoe continued. “They are with us wanting more. I think everybody’s ready for it, as I was alluding to before. It was pretty special to have that total transcendent moment — outside of sport, outside of soccer, outside of anything, it’s like, so much bigger than just what’s happening on the field, and the fans were right there lockstep with us.” According to the New York Times, the United States Women’s National Team gets paid just 38 cents on the
07/08/2019   Yardbaker Soccer
“Super Teams” are more common today in professional sports, none more than the NBA. With the Los Angeles Lakers missing out in forming basketball’s latest version of "The Avengers" — with LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Kawhi Leonard playing together — European soccer titan Barcelona is on the verge of assembling its own creation of a stacked star-driven squad that could conquer the sport. In terms of talent, Barcelona already has a roster full of world-class performers such as goalkeeper Marc ter Stegen, defenders Jordi Alba, Gerard Pique, Samuel Umtiti and Clement Lenglet, midfielders Sergio Busquets, Ivan Rakitic, Arthur Melo and newly acquired wunderkind Frankie de Jong.  However, all the buzz of late surrounding the Catalans has been about what they could look like on the attacking side come next season. Barcelona already has the majestic Lionel Messi and maybe the best striker of this generation in Luis Suarez occupying up front in what was the highest-scoring duo (76 combined goals in all club competi
07/07/2019   Yardbaker Soccer
LeBron James was among the many star athletes who watched the U.S. Women’s National Team capture its second consecutive World Cup championship on Sunday, and the four-time NBA MVP had one of the best reactions to the accomplishment. Not long after the U.S. defeated the Netherlands, LeBron posted a great video on his Instagram of him pretending to sip on a cup of tea. Anyone who has followed the World Cup should immediately get the reference. Alex Morgan celebrated her goal against England in the semifinal by pretending to sip a cup of tea, which was an obvious shot at the British and their love for tea. The celebration became a major storyline, as one English player ripped her for it and Morgan later said the backlash she received would not have been the same for a male athlete. It’s safe to say we know which side of the debate LeBron is on.
07/07/2019   Yardbaker Soccer
Megan Rapinoe gained global attention during the US Women’s National Team’s championship run at the World Cup for more than just her play on the field, and she appeared to reference that following Sunday’s win over The Netherlands. After the USA’s 2-0 victory, Rapinoe took to Instagram and shared a quote from late rapper Nipsey Hussle, who was shot and killed in Los Angeles back in March. One of the lines is “now my name all in the news, trippin’ on all of my moves.” A post shared by  Megan Rapinoe (@mrapinoe) on Jul 7, 2019 at 12:32pm PDT Rapinoe has publicly feuded with Donald Trump after she said last month that she would not go to the “f—ing White House” if the US won the World Cup again. Trump responded by bashing her on Twitter and saying she should respect the country and be proud of the American flag. Rapinoe was openly supportive of Colin Kaepernick a few years back when he began protesting during the national anthem. She has continued to advocate for civil rights and been outspoken on political iss
07/07/2019   Yardbaker Soccer
Alex Morgan’s performance at the World Cup was one of the main reasons the U.S. Women’s National Team were crowned champions for the second time in four years, and she continued putting on a show in the locker room well after the final whistle sounded. U.S. backup goalie Ashlyn Harris shared some videos from the celebration after her team defeated The Netherlands on Sunday, and let’s just say it looked like a great time. One of the highlights was Morgan twerking while her teammates rooted her on. You can’t blame Morgan for letting loose after a tournament run that included six goals and some serious controversy over the way she celebrated on the pitch. Sometimes you just have the twerk it all away.
07/07/2019   Yardbaker Soccer
Fans in attendance at Stade de Lyon in France chanted for the U.S. women to receive equal pay following their victory at the World Cup on Sunday. The U.S. beat the Netherlands 2-0 to win their second straight and fourth FIFA Women’s World Cup in history. Fans at the stadium began an “equal pay” chant upon their victory: The compensation for the women’s national team compared to the men’s has been a bubbling issue the last few years and has really hit its peak this week with the women in the spotlight. Megan Rapinoe said on Friday that the prize money for the Women’s World Cup should be higher like the Men’s. “It certainly is not fair,” she said. “We should double it now and use that number to double it or quadruple it for the next time.” The big issue is the respective amounts the women and men are paid by our governing body to be members of the national team. The amount of money women receive for making the team, playing in games, and achieving bonuses, is significantly less than the men for achieving the s
07/07/2019   Yardbaker Soccer
Megan Rapinoe struck her popular celebratory pose upon receiving the Golden Boot at the Women’s World Cup. Rapinoe scored on a penalty in the 61st minute of the U.S.’ 2-0 win over the Netherlands in the final of the FIFA Women’s World Cup on Sunday in France. The goal put the U.S. up 1-0 and gave Rapinoe six goals on the tournament. Rapinoe finished tied with teammate Alex Morgan and England’s Ellen White for the tournament lead in goals scored. She and Morgan tied on the next tiebreaker since each had three assists. Rapinoe received the Golden Boot based on scoring her six goals in fewer minutes played than Morgan. When she was called up to get her trophy, she did the same pose she struck after a goal against France earlier in the tournament. There isn’t much better for a soccer player than taking home the Golden Boot the same day you win the World Cup.
07/07/2019   Yardbaker Soccer
The U.S. Women’s national team will be given a deserved honor for claiming the World Cup. New York City mayor Bill De Blasio announced moments after the team’s 2-0 win over the Netherlands on Sunday that the team will be granted a ticker-tape parade down the Canyon of Heroes on Wednesday morning. A parade down the Canyon of Heroes is about the biggest event a title-winning team can get, and the honor is richly deserved here. Perhaps they’ll bring some tea with them for the party.
07/07/2019   Yardbaker Soccer
The United States Women’s National team pulled off one of the most dominant World Cup runs in recent memory by capping it off with a 2-0 victory over The Netherlands in the World Cup Final on Sunday. Megan Rapinoe opened the scoring in the latter portion of the first half with a penalty-kick goal, and minutes later teammate Rose Lavelle pulled off some open-field magic to make it a 2-0 match. Over the course of seven World Cup matches, the Americans led for 431 of the 630 total minutes, and never once trailed. Just a stunning display of prowess that we won’t soon forget. Following the USA victory in the World Cup Final, fans and analysts shared their reactions on social media. — Phil Mickelson (@PhilMickelson) July 7, 2019 — Ives Galarcep (@SoccerByIves) July 7, 2019 #USApic.twitter.com/d1nki47qMw— LPGA (@LPGA) July 7, 2019 pic.twitter.com/V0JUH744Ye— FOX Sports (@FOXSports) July 7, 2019
07/07/2019   Yardbaker Soccer
Just a handful of minutes after Megan Rapinoe finally broke through with the first goal of Sunday’s Women’s World Cup Final, Rose Lavelle showed off some magic in the open field to make it a 2-0 score. Breaking free in the middle of the field, she charged hard toward Dutch goalie Sari van Veenendaal, Lavelle passed up the chance to pass to a teammate. Instead, she juked her defender and crossed up van Veenendaal with a gorgeous strike into the back right of the net. It was Lavelle’s third goal of the World Cup, and she nearly had a fourth in the semifinal after one of the most memorable nutmegs we’ve ever seen. This goal also broke a record for most goals scored in a Women’s World Cup. Rapinoe and Lavelle broke open a match that had been a defensive showdown throughout the first half and for much of the second.
07/07/2019   Yardbaker Soccer
Megan Rapinoe scored her 50th career goal for the United States Women’s National Team on Sunday, and it gave the Americans a 1-0 lead over Netherlands in the Women’s World Cup Final. With a golden opportunity on a penalty-kick against goalie Sari van Veenedaal, who had been on fire throughout the contest, Rapinoe fooled her opponent and struck true. (@TheSportsNotes) July 7, 2019 Rapinoe is probably in the lead now for the Golden Boot. She seems to come up big whenever her team needs her the most. If this outcome holds up and the Americans win, Rapinoe will likely be the one holding up the trophy at the end of it all.
07/06/2019   Seattle Times Sounders

Lodeiro’s effort helped snap an eight-match road streak without a win for the Sounders (9-5-5) and get through a tough three-game week with two victories.
07/05/2019   Seattle Times Sounders

With upwards of nine players away on international duty, the Sounders have lost three of their past four MLS games. But reinforcements are beginning to trickle in, including a big one for their match in Columbus: assist leader Nicolas Lodeiro.
07/05/2019   Yardbaker Soccer
Alex Morgan has faced a lot of backlash since she celebrated her goal in the World Cup semifinal on Tuesday by pretending to sip on a cup of tea, and she thinks the criticism proves female athletes are held to a different standard than their male counterparts. While speaking with the media on Friday, Morgan explained that her tea-sipping celebration was a tribute to “Game of Thrones” actress Sophie Turner, who often offers commentary on current events on her Instagram page and finishes by saying “and that’s the tea” while sipping from a tea cup. Morgan also said the reaction represents how women are viewed differently from men. “I feel that there is some sort of double standard for females in sports, to feel like we have to be humble in our successes and have to celebrate, but not too much or in a limited fashion,” she said, per Graham Hays of espnW.com. “You see men celebrating all over the world in big tournaments, grabbing their sacks or whatever it is. And when I look at sipping a cup of tea, I am a litt
07/03/2019   Seattle Times Sounders

NYFC is on a MLS-best 12-game unbeaten streak, including a 4-0-4 showing at home.
07/02/2019   Seattle Times Sounders

The Sounders' preferred starting lineup is still short-handed due to international call-ups and injuries that brought three Tacoma Defiance players to first-team action, including teenagers Danny Leyva (16) and Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez (17).
07/01/2019   Seattle Times Sounders

Jeff Stock picked the Sounders over a scholarship offer from UCLA. Now, he puts some of the same skills to use running his coffee-roasting business.
06/29/2019   Seattle Times Sounders

Kelvin Leerdam scored in the sixth minute of second-half stoppage time to give the Seattle Sounders a 1-0 victory
06/28/2019   Seattle Times Sounders

After not playing in front of its home crowd in six weeks, the Sounders are happy to be back in the building where they haven't lose in 11 matches – the third-best in club history.
06/28/2019   Seattle Times Sounders

The Sounders have signed Justin Dhillon to help their forward corps, which lost backup forward Will Bruin due to a season-ending knee injury and is without first choices Raul Ruidiaz (Peru) and Jordan Morris (U.S.) due to national team commitments.
06/27/2019   Seattle Times Sounders

The Sounders signed a lease with CenturyLink Field in 2015 that stipulated the turf be replaced every four years until the lease’s expiration in 2028. Thursday, the team practiced on the new turf for the first time.
06/25/2019   Seattle Times Sounders

Jordy Delem is back from playing with Martinique in the Gold Cup. The Sounders are also expecting Joevin Jones (Trinidad and Tobago) and Xavier Arreaga (Ecuador) to return within the week.
06/24/2019   Seattle Times Sounders

Midfielder Nicolas Lodeiro, the Sounders' all-time assists leader, has been named to the 26-player MLS All-Star team, the league announced Monday.
06/22/2019   Seattle Times Sounders

Overall, the Sounders have players from 14 different countries, including the U.S. They share the universal language of soccer to communicate on the field and work to learn each other's languages off it.
06/20/2019   Seattle Times Sounders

Sounders forward Will Bruin tore his ACL in practice Tuesday and will have surgery to repair it in July.