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UPDATED: Fri., July 3, 2020

Sounders planned flight to Orlando, but other teams delaying travel as COVID-19 cases rise

SEATTLE – Multiple reports across Major League Soccer state teams are delaying travel plans and are suspecting a schedule change for the “MLS is Back Tournament” because of positive cases …

UPDATED: Tue., June 30, 2020

Julie Ertz, Casey Short say soul-searching led to vulnerability on field

Chicago Red Stars teammates Julie Ertz and Casey Short say hard conversations over the past several weeks led to their vulnerability in the moment they shared an emotional embrace while …

UPDATED: Tue., June 30, 2020

Royals pull into 3-3 draw with Dash on late Tziarra King goal

Rookie Tziarra King came off the bench and scored her first National Women’s Soccer League goal Tuesday to pull the Utah Royals into a 3-3 draw with the Houston Dash …

UPDATED: Wed., June 24, 2020

Seattle Sounders open ‘MLS is Back’ tournament play July 10 against San Jose

In their first meaningful game since a 1-1 draw with Columbus on March 1, the Sounders will face San Jose on July 10 as part of the “MLS is Back” …

UPDATED: Sun., June 14, 2020

Aging members of a tiny soccer club never gave up on the beautiful game

Back in 2004, a group of middle-aged men sat in a downtown Pullman coffeeshop to talk about forming a soccer team. They weren’t doing it for their kids. They were …

UPDATED: Sat., June 13, 2020

Matt Calkins: With earlier return from coronavirus shutdown, Sounders and MLS can capture casual fans’ interest

SEATTLE – I have a feeling a lot of football, baseball and basketball fans are about to say something they haven’t said: “I can’t wait for Major League Soccer.”

Players left with bitter feelings after deal to restart MLS

Major League Soccer players are harboring bitter feelings about the strategies used by the league to reach a collective-bargaining agreement that allows play to resume this summer with a tournament …

UPDATED: Wed., June 3, 2020

MLS, players reach new labor deal, to resume with tournament

Major League Soccer and its players’ union have reached an agreement that paves the way for a tournament in Florida after the season was suspended by the coronavirus pandemic.

UPDATED: Fri., May 15, 2020

Sports look to Bundesliga restart with trepidation, hope

The spread of the coronavirus paused every major sport and left a hole in the lives of billions during two months of weekends without any live elite competition to watch …

UPDATED: Fri., May 8, 2020

Matt Calkins: Just like us, Sounders’ Stefan Frei, Cristian Roldan play waiting game during coronavirus pandemic

Sounders midfielder Cristian Roldan lives on a hill and sprints up it regularly. Sounders goalkeeper Stefan Frei goes with the treadmill in his house.

Women’s soccer claim of unequal pay tossed, can argue travel

A federal judge threw out the unequal pay claim by players on the U.S. women’s national soccer team but allowed their allegation of discriminatory travel accommodations and medical support services …

FIFA VP: International games could be off until 2021

Most international soccer might not be played until 2021 due to coronavirus pandemic travel restrictions and the need to give club competitions the chance to resume, a FIFA vice president …

UPDATED: Sun., April 12, 2020

Despite lack of practice time, Portland rookie forward Morgan Weaver adjusting to life as a pro after WSU

Only two parties weren’t utterly surprised when Morgan Weaver went No. 2 overall in the National Women’s Soccer League draft Jan. 15.

UPDATED: Wed., April 1, 2020

AP Source: MLS cutting pay of top executives, some staff

Major League Soccer plans to cut the pay of some executives and front office personnel while the season is on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic.

UEFA postpones more soccer amid uncertainty over resumption

UEFA postponed more matches and deadlines on Wednesday without giving any firm indication on when European soccer might be able to resume as it continues to grapple with the challenge …

FIFA sees ‘duty’ to help as pandemic ravages soccer finances

FIFA is looking to use its vast financial reserves to provide assistance to a football industry ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic wiping out games and creating unexpected economic hardship in …

Soccer union sees rising case load amid virus shutdown

Soccer players in Belarus are worried about playing games in the only European top-tier league still in action during the coronavirus pandemic.

UEFA imposes fines on Bayern, Eintracht, Manchester City

Bayern Munich and Eintracht Frankfurt have been fined by UEFA for fans displaying offensive banners at European games.

UPDATED: Tue., March 24, 2020

New U.S. Soccer leadership: Settling women’s lawsuit priority

The new president and chief executive officer of the U.S. Soccer Federation say settling a lawsuit filed by women’s national team players is a top priority.

UEFA formally postpones Champions League final amid shutdown

Athletes across the globe are left in limbo, and many are unable to train with gyms, fields and courts closed to the threat of the coronavirus.

UEFA postpones Euro 2020 by 1 year because of pandemic

This year’s European Championship has been postponed for one year because of the coronavirus outbreak.

MLS targets May 10 return, considers extending into December

Major League Soccer is targeting a May 10 return to play and will consider pushing back its championship game by a month into December.

UPDATED: Sun., March 15, 2020

Sounders fans are still trying to maintain sense of community, with MLS season on hold due to coronavirus

MLS announced Thursday the suspension of its season for 30 days, in joining a nationwide effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus. Last …

UPDATED: Wed., March 11, 2020

Mariners, Sounders, XFL shut out in Seattle because of virus

The Seattle Mariners are seeking alternative options for their season-opening series after Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announced a ban on all large gatherings in the three counties of the Seattle …

Jose Mourinho laments injuries as Leipzig beats Tottenham in CL

LEIPZIG, Germany – After watching Tottenham go meekly out of the Champions League with a 3-0 loss to Leipzig on Tuesday, Jose Mourinho said his injury-ravaged squad was “not even …

Josip Ilicic scores 4 as Atalanta reaches Champions League QFs

VALENCIA, Spain – Newcomer Atalanta extended its remarkable Champions League run thanks to a record-breaking night by Josip Ilicic. Ilicic became the first player to score four goals in an …

USSF says hostile crowds among reasons male players have different jobs than females

The U.S. Soccer Federation says facing hostile crowds in Mexico and Central America makes playing for the U.S. men’s national team a different job than competing for the American women.

UPDATED: Sat., March 7, 2020

Seattle Sounders get video review help in 1-1 draw with Columbus

Gyasi Zardes scored in the first half to give Columbus the lead, but Seattle’s Raul Ruidiaz scored on a second penalty-kick attempt midway through the second half as the Crew …

Juventus-Milan Cup semifinal postponed indefinitely

The Italian Cup semifinal between Juventus and AC Milan scheduled for Wednesday in Turin has been postponed indefinitely as part of measures to stop the spread of the virus outbreak …

UPDATED: Tue., March 3, 2020

Liverpool beaten again in FA Cup loss to Chelsea

Liverpool has been eliminated from the FA Cup in a 2-0 loss to Chelsea as a run of poor results continues for Jurgen Klopp’s team.