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Argos Dig Their Way To A Clean Field

With another blanket of snow hitting Great Falls, the Argos soccer team relied on some friends to dig them out of the mess.

UCL roundup: Tottenham loses 7-2 to Bayern; Real Madrid salvages draw

A Champions League finalist for the first time just four months ago, Tottenham is making history again in Europe’s top club competition this season. The wrong kind of history.

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 1, 2019, 9:31 a.m.

U.S. Soccer opposes USWNT request for class certification

The U.S. Soccer Federation has filed a motion opposing the U.S. women’s national team’s request to certify the players’ lawsuit seeking equitable pay as a class action.

Soccer leagues, player unions team up on concussion protocol

European soccer leagues and player unions are teaming up to improve how concussions are identified and treated during games. The European Leagues group and FIFPro, the global network of national …

Timbers owner fined $100,000 conduct aimed at officials

Portland Timbers owner Merritt Paulson has been fined $100,000 by Major League Soccer for “misconduct directed at match officials.”

Eden Hazard seeks 1st goal for Madrid in derby vs. Atletico

Eden Hazard is hoping to score his first goal since joining Real Madrid when it visits Atletico Madrid in the Spanish capital derby on Saturday.

Spain spotlight: Zinedine Zidane goes back to formula that helped Madrid succeed

After an up-and-down start to the season, coach Zinedine Zidane is going back to the formula that helped Real Madrid succeed when he first took over three years ago.

England spotlight: Teenage prodigy Mason Greenwood delivering on hype at Man United

Teenage striker Mason Greenwood is proving to be one of the few bright sparks in another underwhelming season for Manchester United.

Italy spotlight: Italian players’ rep bemoans racism tolerance

It was the day after Christmas and the festive atmosphere was quickly ruined when a soccer fan died in clashes outside of the venerated San Siro stadium in Milan.

Germany spotlight: Dortmund under pressure as old problems resurface

Borussia Dortmund is under pressure after dropping more points in its bid to end Bayern Munich’s Bundesliga dominance. But don’t suggest the team has a mentality problem.

MLS roundup: Galaxy earn playoff spot, beating Salt Lake 2-1; LAFC wins Supporters’ Shield

Cristian Pavon and Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored in the second-half goal and Los Angeles beat Real Salt Lake 2-1 on Wednesday night for the Galaxy’s first playoff berth since 2016.

Montreal tops Toronto on penalty kicks for Canadian title

Rudy Camacho, Bojan and Daniel Lovitz scored in a shootout and the Montreal Impact beat Toronto FC 3-1 in the tiebreaker Wednesday night after the MLS teams tied 1-1 in …

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 25, 2019, 3:24 p.m.

English roundup: United survives scare against lowly Rochdale in League Cup

Manchester United narrowly avoided one of the most embarrassing cup exits in its history, only beating third-tier struggler Rochdale in a penalty shootout after conceding a goal to a 16-year-old …

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 25, 2019, 3:46 p.m.

French roundup: PSG slumps to 1st home loss in 16 months in French league

Paris Saint-Germain slumped to its first home defeat in the French league in 16 months by losing 2-0 to Reims on Wednesday.

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 25, 2019, 3:11 p.m.

Spanish roundup: Brazilian teenagers lead Real Madrid to league lead

Real Madrid’s Brazilian teenagers came through on Wednesday, taking the team to the top of the Spanish league.

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 25, 2019, 2:19 p.m.

Italian roundup: Napoli loses to Cagliari as Inter extends perfect start

Napoli’s Serie A title aspirations took a hit with a 1-0 home loss to Cagliari on Wednesday while Inter Milan extended its perfect start in the Italian league.

Fractured squad hampers Mauricio Pochettino’s rebuild of Tottenham

Tottenham broke into English soccer’s established elite through squad unity, the energy of youth and a common purpose created by manager Mauricio Pochettino. More than five years into Pochettino’s tenure, …

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 24, 2019, 5:44 p.m.

MLS lifts ban on anti-Nazi symbol following fan protests

Major League Soccer is lifting its ban on signs and banners featuring an anti-Nazi symbol for the remainder of the season and the playoffs.

French roundup: Monaco beats Nice 3-1 for 1st win of season

Monaco finally got its first win of the season Tuesday, with Aleksandr Golovin scoring two goals in a 3-1 victory over Nice in a French league derby.

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 24, 2019, 3:13 p.m.

Spanish roundup: Lionel Messi hurt again as Barcelona beats Villarreal 2-1

Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann gave a glimpse of what the duo can achieve for Barcelona, but the partnership didn’t last long because of another injury to Messi.

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 24, 2019, 3:18 p.m.

Italian roundup: Juventus beats Brescia 2-1 on Mario Balotelli’s Serie A return

MILAN – Mario Balotelli was kept quiet on his return to Serie A as his Brescia side lost 2-1 at home to eight-time defending champion Juventus on Tuesday. An own …

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 24, 2019, 2:51 p.m.

English roundup: Spurs ousted from League Cup by 4th-tier Colchester

Tottenham was eliminated from the English League Cup by fourth-tier Colchester after a penalty shootout on Tuesday, an embarrassing loss amid a tough season for a team that was playing …

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 24, 2019, 11:56 a.m.

UEFA confirms 3 Champions League final hosts from 2021-23

The UEFA Champions League finals from 2021 through 2023 will be played in St. Petersburg, Munich and London, the UEFA executive committee decided Tuesday.

FIFA president lambasts Italian soccer for ‘hiding’ racism

FIFA president Gianni Infantino lambasted Italian soccer authorities for “hiding the truth” about racism in a scathing assessment Tuesday following a complete lack of punishment after three cases of discriminatory …

Liverpool headed to court to resolve sponsor dispute

New Balance is taking Liverpool to court in a bid to remain the European soccer champion’s uniform supplier beyond their current contract.

Sounders, FC Dallas battle to scoreless tie

Stefan Frei made three saves for his first shutout since July as the Seattle Sounders and FC Dallas played to a scoreless draw and picked up a crucial point in …

UCL roundup: PSG, Man City shine; big names struggle

Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City succeeded where storied rivals failed in their opening UEFA Champions League games.

UCL roundup: Erling Braut Haaland hits 3 as Liverpool, Chelsea lose

On a night when Europe’s biggest stars couldn’t find a way to score, teenager Erling Braut Haaland made it look easy. The 19-year-old Norwegian shone on his UEFA Champions League …

UCL preview: Ronaldo faces Atletico again; depleted PSG takes on Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo returns to Madrid as Juventus faces Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Champions League, while Real Madrid visits a Paris Saint-Germain squad that will be without the attacking trio …

Neymar’s UEFA Champions League ban cut to 2 games

Neymar’s ban from the UEFA Champions League for insulting match officials on social media was cut Tuesday to two group games.