Soccer

November 04, 2018 - 10:33 am
LONDON (AP) — The Football Association will honor Wayne Rooney by allowing the DC United striker to make his 120th and final England appearance against the United States at Wembley Stadium on Nov. 15. The friendly fixture will be called the Wayne Rooney Foundation International in support of the...
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Players and officials of the English Premier League club Leicester City arrive at a Buddhist temple to participate in the funeral rituals of Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha in Bangkok, Thailand, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018. An elaborate funeral began Saturday for Thai billionaire and Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, who died last week when his helicopter crashed in a parking lot next to the English Premier League club's stadium. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
November 04, 2018 - 8:53 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Leicester City manager Claude Puel led his soccer team's players as they arrived Sunday at a Bangkok temple to pay their respects to the club's late founder. Thai billionaire Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha was killed when his helicopter crashed Oct. 27 in a parking lot next to the English...
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Leicester City fans with a giant banner that reads 'RIP Vichai' during the English Premier League soccer match between Cardiff City and Leicester City at the Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff. Wales. Saturday Nov. 3, 2018. (Simon Galloway/PA via AP)
November 03, 2018 - 5:48 pm
The smiles returned briefly to the faces of Leicester's players on Saturday following the most traumatic week of their careers. In its first game since the death of club owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha in a helicopter crash last weekend, Leicester won an emotional and highly charged English Premier...
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Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea and Ashley Young celebrate after winning the English Premier League soccer match between Bournemouth and Manchester United at The Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth, England.Saturday Nov. 3, 2018. (Mark Kerton/PA via AP)
November 03, 2018 - 11:47 am
BOURNEMOUTH, England (AP) — Jose Mourinho described himself as "the luckiest manager in the Premier League" after a last-gasp goal from substitute Marcus Rashford earned Manchester United a come-from-behind 2-1 win at Bournemouth on Saturday. United looked completely out of sorts early on and...
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FILE - In this June 2, 2018, file photo, Atlanta United's Josef Martinez celebrates his goal on a penalty kick against the Philadelphia Union during the first half of an MLS soccer match in Atlanta. The Atlanta United striker is the winner of the Golden Boot award after putting up 31 goals, easily eclipsing the league record. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP, File)
November 01, 2018 - 5:40 pm
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Josef Martinez knew he was receiving one of Major League Soccer's top awards. The Atlanta United star was caught off guard by the presenter. After the greatest goal-scoring season in MLS history, the Venezuelan striker got a surprise when countryman and Atlanta Braves...
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Arsenal manager Unai Emery gestures, during the English League Cup 4th round soccer match between Arsenal and Blackpool, at the emirates Stadium, in London, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. (Nigel French/PA via AP)
November 01, 2018 - 1:13 pm
It's time to find out if Unai Emery's new-look Arsenal is the real deal. Since losing its opening two games of the season to Manchester City and then Chelsea, Arsenal has taken advantage of a relatively benign schedule to win 12 of its next 13 matches — and draw the other — in all competitions. A...
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FIFA President Gianni Infantino speaks during an inauguration ceremony for the new building of the Asia Football Confederation in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
October 30, 2018 - 8:36 pm
LONDON (AP) — FIFA President Gianni Infantino is braced for a release of private information gained by hackers after world soccer's governing body said its computer network was subject to another cyberattack. The disclosure comes in the same month the U.S. Department of Justice and the FBI said...
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Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring his side's opening goal, during the Serie A soccer match between Empoli and Juventus at the Carlo Castellani stadium in Empoli, Italy, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. (Fabio Muzzi/ANSA via AP)
October 29, 2018 - 10:27 am
PARIS (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo says the rape allegation against him is affecting his personal life. Ronaldo, who has denied any wrongdoing, gave an interview to France Football magazine. Excerpts were distributed Monday, with the full interview expected to run in the French weekly magazine on...
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Real coach Julen Lopetegui gestures as walks off the pitch after losing 5-1 during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
October 29, 2018 - 10:26 am
MADRID (AP) — Possibly for the last time, Real Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui was in charge of the team again on Monday. A day after a demoralizing 5-1 loss to Barcelona, Madrid was back in practice with Lopetegui in command. But a board of directors' meeting later in the day was expected to end the...
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FIEL - In this May 7, 2016, file photo, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha applauds beside the trophy as Leicester City celebrate becoming the English Premier League soccer champions at King Power stadium in Leicester, England. Thai billionaire and Leicester City owner Srivaddhanaprabha, who died when his helicopter crashed in a parking lot next to the soccer club's stadium, was known to fans as a smiling, benevolent man who gave away free beers and hot dogs on his birthday and brought the club its fairytale English Premier League title in 2016. He was 60. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
October 28, 2018 - 10:34 pm
LEICESTER, England (AP) — Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha achieved what seemed impossible in modern soccer: Gaining promotion with a modest club and winning the English Premier League title within two years. Bankrolling Leicester City but without the lavish spending of the bigger clubs, the Thai...
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