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01/22/2020   BBC Football
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Manchester United were "not good enough" in their 2-0 defeat against Burnley at Old Trafford.
01/22/2020   BBC Football
Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers hopes striker Jamie Vardy's injury is "not too serious" after confirming it is "not his hamstring".
01/22/2020   BBC Football
Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho laments his side's bad luck with injuries after his side edged Norwich to claim their first Premier League win of 2020.
01/22/2020   BBC Football
Manchester United are jeered by their own supporters as Burnley register their first ever Premier League win at Old Trafford.
01/22/2020   BBC Football
Man Utd manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says his side "lacked ideas" and a "cutting edge" as the Red Devils lost 2-0 to Burnley at Old Trafford.
01/22/2020   BBC Football
Jose eyes Jose, Chelsea target PSG striker, Tottenham ponder Kosovo striker, plus more.
01/22/2020   BBC Football
Burnley manager Sean Dyche says his side deserved their 2-0 victory against Man Utd at Old Trafford and praises James Rodriguez's "top-drawer finish" against the Red Devils.
01/22/2020   BBC Football
Norwich City manager Daniel Farke says he's proud of the effort his side put in against Tottenham, as the Canaries lost 2-1 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
01/22/2020   BBC Football
Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 13th goal in his past 10 matches as Juventus beat Roma 3-1 to reach the semi-finals of the Coppa Italia.
01/22/2020   BBC Football
Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho says his side needed to capitalise on their dominance and "kill the game" as Spurs beat bottom-of-the-table Norwich 2-1.
01/22/2020   BBC Football
West Ham boss David Moyes admits his team were second best and lacked creativity in the final third as they lost 4-1 to Leicester City at the King Power Stadium.
01/22/2020   BBC Football
Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers is delighted with his side's performance in the 4-1 win over West Ham and confirms Jamie Vardy's injury was "not a hamstring" and they will know more in the next couple of days.
01/22/2020   BBC Football
Gareth Bale scores his first Real Madrid goal since September to help his side beat third tier Unionistas and reach the last 16 of the Copa del Rey.
01/22/2020   BBC Football
Leicester return to winning ways against West Ham at King Power Stadium but lose the league's top scorer Jamie Vardy to injury in the first half.
01/22/2020   BBC Football
Nottingham Forest and Reading share the points yet again as they draw their second meeting in the space of 11 days.
01/22/2020   BBC Football
Fulham miss the chance to move within a point of an automatic promotion spot after being held by an out-of-form Charlton side.
01/22/2020   BBC Football
Rangers require a Jermain Defoe strike to defeat resolute St Mirren and stay two points behind Celtic at the top of the Scottish Premiership.
01/22/2020   BBC Football
Odsonne Edouard and Leigh Griffiths both score as Celtic maintain a two-point lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership with victory at Kilmarnock.
01/22/2020   BBC Football
Two goals from Antoine Griezmann help Barcelona come from behind to beat third-tier Ibiza 2-1 in the last 32 of the Copa del Rey.
01/22/2020   World Cup news
01/22/2020   BBC Football
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has refuted Ian Wright's claim that he puts himself before the players.
01/21/2020   World Cup news

The 40 African nations still in the hunt for a spot at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ discovered their fate on Tuesday during the draw for the second round of qualifiers. FIFA.com rounds up the newly formed groups.

01/21/2020   Yardbaker Soccer
Hector Bellerin snatches a late equaliser after Arsenal play most of the game a man short. The FC crew tear into David Luiz for his red-card challenge in Arsenal's 2-2 draw vs. Chelsea. The ESPN FC crew talk if Frank Lampard gets a pass from the media when Chelsea produce poor results. Chelsea and Arsenal's clash on Tuesday was a Premier League thriller, but it may be best remembered for a surreal moment involving David Luiz after he was sent off... The Toe Poke Daily is here every day to bring you all the weirdest stories, quirkiest viral content and top trolling that the internet has to offer, all in one place. Jump to: Egyptian club signs 74-year-old in hope of breaking world record Didn't we tell you that midweek Premier League was the best Premier League? Tuesday night...
01/21/2020   World Cup news
01/20/2020   Yardbaker Soccer
Sergio Aguero comes off the bench to score Manchester City's winner, after Gabriel Jesus misses from the spot. ESPN FC's Steve Nicol says Pep Guardiola is to blame for allowing Gabriel Jesus to take penalties. Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said that he'll consider making a switch in the team's penalty taker role after striker Gabriel Jesus' latest missed chance. Brazilian star Jesus saw his first-half penalty saved by goalkeeper Dean Henderson in City's 1-0 win over Sheffield United on Tuesday, with Sergio Aguero coming off the bench to later rescue the three points. Defending league champions City seem to be snakebit from the spot this season, with Jesus missing a conversion in a Champions...
01/20/2020   Yardbaker Soccer
Sergio Aguero comes off the bench to score Manchester City's winner, after Gabriel Jesus misses from the spot. ESPN FC's Steve Nicol says Pep Guardiola is to blame for allowing Gabriel Jesus to take penalties. Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said that he'll consider making a switch in the team's designated penalty taker role after striker Gabriel Jesus' latest missed chance. Brazilian star Jesus saw his first-half penalty saved by goalkeeper Dean Henderson in City's 1-0 win over Sheffield United on Tuesday, with Sergio Aguero coming off the bench to later rescue the three points. Defending league champions City seem to be snakebit from the spot this season, with Jesus missing a conversion in...
01/20/2020   Yardbaker Soccer
Sergio Aguero comes off the bench to score Manchester City's winner, after Gabriel Jesus misses from the spot. ESPN FC's Steve Nicol says Pep Guardiola is to blame for allowing Gabriel Jesus to take penalties. Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said that he'll consider making a switch in the team's designated penalty taker role after striker Gabriel Jesus' latest missed chance. Brazilian star Jesus saw his first-half penalty saved by goalkeeper Dean Henderson in City's 1-0 win over Sheffield United on Tuesday, with Sergio Aguero coming off the bench to later rescue the three points. Defending league champions City seem to be snakebit from spot this season, with Jesus missing a conversion in a Champions...
01/20/2020   Yardbaker Soccer
The ESPN FC crew talk if Frank Lampard gets a pass from the media when Chelsea produce poor results. The FC crew tear into David Luiz for his red-card challenge in Arsenal's 2-2 draw vs. Chelsea. Chelsea manager Frank Lampard lamented his side's defensive lapses in their 2-2 draw against Arsenal on Tuesday night, saying the Blues suffered by losing focus on their fundamentals. Hector Bellerin grabbed a last-gasp equaliser for 10-man Arsenal in a 2-2 draw against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday as the visitors recovered from a first-half David Luiz red card to peg back the Blues twice in a pulsating London derby. "You have got to do the basics right. Get all the details right. We...
01/20/2020   Yardbaker Soccer
Steve Nicol says an experienced centre forward could have helped Chelsea avoid their 2-2 draw vs. Arsenal. The FC crew tear into David Luiz for his red-card challenge in Arsenal's 2-2 draw vs. Chelsea. LONDON -- On the face of it, Mikel Arteta has made an unimpressive start to life as Arsenal manager. Tuesday's 2-2 draw at Chelsea left him with just one win in six Premier League games since taking charge last month, and the club he described as the "biggest in England" lie in 10th position in the Premier League. Arsenal are 10 points adrift of fourth-placed Chelsea, and their hopes of qualifying for the Champions League are hanging by a thread. Yet statistics don't tell the full story where...
01/20/2020   Yardbaker Soccer
Chelsea and Arsenal shared the points in an enthralling London derby that ended 2-2 at Stamford Bridge. The visitors went behind in disastrous fashion in the 28th minute when Shkodran Mustafi's poor backpass was pounced on by Tammy Abraham, before the Chelsea forward rounded Bernd Leno and was brought down by David Luiz. Jorginho slotted home the resulting penalty after Luiz was shown a straight red card, but Arsenal rallied in the second half and got themselves level thanks to a superb Gabriel...
01/20/2020   Yardbaker Soccer
Chelsea and Arsenal shared the points in an enthralling London derby that ended 2-2 at Stamford Bridge. The visitors went behind in disastrous fashion in the 28th minute when Shkodran Mustafi's poor backpass was pounced on by Tammy Abraham, before the Chelsea forward rounded Bernd Leno and was brought down by David Luiz. Jorginho slotted home the resulting penalty after Luiz was shown a straight red card, but Arsenal rallied in the second half and got themselves level thanks to a superb Gabriel...
01/20/2020   World Cup news
01/20/2020   World Cup news
01/20/2020   World Cup news
01/18/2020   Seattle Times Sounders

Sounders right back Kelvin Leerdam opened the scoring in his team's MLS Cup victory last November. Five days later, he was in his native Suriname with that country's national team as it rolled to its biggest soccer triumph in a generation.
01/18/2020   Yardbaker Soccer
Ernesto Valverde won two league titles in his two seasons as Barcelona manager, and was top of the table this season, when he was sacked. Andres Iniesta admitted that the way the club handled the situation, interviewing Xavi while Valverde was still manager, was ugly. A sparse goodbye letter on Barcelona’s official site explained little, a contrast to the extensive personal storytelling we’ve come accustomed to in the age of The Players’ Tribune. But the 55-year-old Valverde was never of this digital moment with his stoicism on the sideline, instead a peacetime general in a quickly evolving global football landscape. As Pep Guardiola once observed, Barcelona is the one club in the world where “winning the league is not enough.”  Valverde’s dismissal and perception amongst supporters shows the power of the stage, and how certain wins or losses carry more weight than others. Perhaps Valverde’s steadiness was built to balance the momentum swings of the season as opposed to the of-the-moment tactical decisions r
01/18/2020   Yardbaker Soccer
Steve Nicol says Sheffield United are a top striker away from taking their play to the next level. LONDON -- As a neutral turning up for an Arsenal game, there's little that quickens the pulse like seeing a central defensive partnership of David Luiz and Skodran Mustafi on the hosts' teamsheet. After all, It's a pretty decent sign that 90 minutes of high-octane entertainment awaits. Even if there might not be much quality football ahead, there's likely to be some chaos. The phrase "they've got a mistake in them" has rarely been more appropriate but while it's very good of Arsenal to think of...
01/17/2020   USA Today - Soccer
World Cup champions will have to reach next month's final of Olympic qualifying tournament to get spot at Tokyo Games
       
01/16/2020   Seattle Times Sounders

The Sounders are sending their full squad down to Honduras next month for their CONCACAF Champions League opener against Olimpia. That's in contrast to two years ago, when they split their squad and sent several youngsters to El Salvador ahead of a stunning tournament-opening loss to Santa Tecla FC.
01/16/2020   World Cup news
01/15/2020   Seattle Times Sounders

The Sounders' Shane O’Neill said being on a championship-caliber team is more important to him than playing time. The new signee might get both of those things, given Seattle's hole at center back.
01/14/2020   Yardbaker Soccer
When you’re a multi-billion dollar business, it’s hard to be anything else. Més que un club gets thrown back in Barcelona’s face by people who are interested in misreading the famous credo, which is more about Catalan national identity than purity or transcendence, but it’s true that there’s a certain holier-than-thou quality about Barca that’s thoroughly unearned considering they’ve accepted many large checks from labor-immiserating shoe companies and murderously parochial Middle Eastern governments, same as a lot of other top-tier clubs.   At the level Barcelona operate on, the game has been corporatized to hell and any virtues beyond those upheld on the pitch went out the window many, many fiscal calendars ago. To quote Uncle Galeano, opining from the late-Clinton world of 1998: “when the sport became an industry, the beauty that blossoms from the joy of play got torn out by its very roots.” He’s talking about the JVC logo on Arsenal’s shirts, pitch-side advertising boards. In the intervening two-plus dec
01/14/2020   Seattle Times Sounders

In their transition back to MLS from a two-month offseason, Sounders co-captains Nico Lodeiro and Stefan Frei went from sandy beaches to a snowy soccer field.
01/14/2020   World Cup news
01/13/2020   World Cup news
01/13/2020   Seattle Times Sounders

Avila-Good was the 78th overall selection, and the final selection of the third round. The 21-year-old was named to the first team of the All-Western Athletic Conference squad.
01/13/2020   Seattle Times Sounders

As the Sounders open training camp for the 2020 season Tuesday, the biggest player isn’t on the field. It’s in MLS boardrooms.
01/12/2020   Yardbaker Soccer
Sergio Aguero fends off Aston Villa pressure and fires into the bottom corner for his second goal and Man City's fifth, making him the top foreign-born goal-scorer in Premier League history.
01/10/2020   Yardbaker Soccer
A new decade, an elevated Adama Traore. Against Watford on Jan. 1, the 23-year-old Wolves winger broke an Opta record by completing 15 dribbles, the most in a single match since the company began tracking the stat. It was the fourth time Traore completed more than 10 dribbles during a game this season. Less than a week earlier, Traore had a goal and an assist in a 3-2 win over Manchester City. The goal was opportunistic, but the assist showed off his growth in picking out a final pass. He single-handedly won a match against the reigning league champions, although the puzzle of Traore is in the tension between this game-changing quality versus his consistency and development.  Yet the big managers are aware of what Traore brings right now. Jurgen Klopp said that Traore was more difficult to defend than Jamie Vardy because of his speed. Before Traore's performance against Manchester City, Pep Guardiola noted that he was impossible to stop, comparing his pace to a motorcycle. Traore passes the analytics and eye
01/09/2020   USA Today - Soccer
Major League Soccer expansion team Nashville SC drafted Indiana's Jack Maher with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2020 MLS SuperDraft.
       
01/09/2020   Seattle Times Sounders

The Sounders picked UNC-Wilmington's Danny Reynolds, a 6-foot-1 defender from Shilton, England, in the second round with the 35th overall pick. He was recently named the Colonial Athletic Association Defensive Player of the Year and earned All-CAA first team honors.
01/08/2020   Seattle Times Sounders

The Sounders have re-signed veteran midfielder Harry Shipp, who was reliable as Seattle waded through injuries and international call-ups last season. He scored five goals — including a game-winner against Atlanta United FC — last regular season.
01/04/2020   Yardbaker Soccer
The celebrations on Dec. 21st were brief, a reminder that there was always another match no matter the highs. Roberto Firmino scored his game-winning goal against Flamengo in the 99th minute of regulation as Liverpool won its first Club World Cup, cementing Jurgen Klopp’s side as the most on-form team in the world heading into the next decade. Klopp described winning the trophy as “absolutely sensational” before adding that Liverpool had a top-of-the-table clash against Leicester City just five days later. On Dec. 26th, Liverpool beat second-place Leicester City 4-0 to go up 13 points in the Premier League. Klopp continued to keep his guard up, saying that he would put his side’s accomplishments into perspective sometime later in life.   That December span represented a historic week for the club, both from a literal and a spiritual perspective. Taking into context the global stage with opening up a double-digit gap in the league, it is the most significant sequence in modern club history. The numbers tell a
01/04/2020   Seattle Times Sounders

01/02/2020   World Cup news
12/29/2019   Seattle Times Sounders

Roman Torres, out of Panama, joins the Miami team as a free agent after his five seasons with the Sounders.
12/28/2019   Seattle Times Sounders

The decade was full of big stories in Seattle sports, and we have come up with our top 10. As with any list, you can quibble with the selections, but that's half the fun because there are no right or wrong answers.
12/23/2019   Seattle Times Sounders

MLS champs open training camp Jan. 14.
12/23/2019   World Cup news