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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.


UPDATED: Tue., March 3, 2020

Bayern, 4th-tier Saarbrucken reach German Cup semifinals

Bayern Munich stays on course for a domestic double after beating Schalke 1-0 in their German Cup quarterfinal.


Thorns acquire defender Becky Sauerbrunn from Royals

The Portland Thorns have acquired veteran U.S. national team defender Becky Sauerbrunn from the Utah Royals.


UPDATED: Tue., March 3, 2020

Aleksander Ceferin asserts European soccer power in face of ‘threats’

UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin has warned of alarming threats to the game while resisting attempts to radically change soccer competitions.


Serie A announces Italian games will be played without fans

The Serie A game between Juventus and Inter Milan will take place in an empty stadium because of the virus outbreak in Italy, the league confirmed Thursday.


David Beckham’s Miami MLS team to kick off after 7 years of twists

Used to bending free kicks for goals, David Beckham was not prepared for seven years of twists en route to his team’s Major League Soccer debut this weekend.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 26, 2020

Lucas Tousart’s goal gives Lyon 1-0 win over lethargic Juventus

A rare goal from combative midfielder Lucas Tousart gave hard-working Lyon a 1-0 home win against Juventus in the first leg of their round-of-16 game in the UEFA Champions League.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 26, 2020

Man City rallies to beat Real Madrid 2-1 in UCL

Manchester City scored two late goals five minutes apart to defeat Real Madrid 2-1 in the first leg of the last 16 in the UEFA Champions League.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 26, 2020

Matt Calkins: If Sounders manage to win CONCACAF Champions League, casual Seattle sports fans should take notice

I think we can agree that the average American understands a soccer schedule about as well as a grade-schooler does a calculus theorem.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 26, 2020

17-year-old Gio Reyna to join U.S. national team

Gio Reyna is following his father to the U.S. national team.


MLS owners predict league will surpass MLB, Premier League

Los Angeles FC lead owner Larry Berg predicts Major League Soccer will surpass Major League Baseball in popularity during the next 10 years.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 25, 2020

Serge Gnabry, Robert Lewandowski combine in Bayern’s 3-0 win at Chelsea

Serge Gnabry and Robert Lewandowski combined to lead Bayern Munich’s devastating second-half attacking display at Chelsea, securing a 3-0 victory in their UEFA Champions League last-16 first leg.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 25, 2020

Barcelona draws 1-1 at Napoli in UCL 1st leg

Lionel Messi was held in check in Diego Maradona’s old stadium as Barcelona played to a 1-1 draw at Napoli in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League round …


Real Madrid’s Zinedine Zidane unsure if Eden Hazard needs surgery again

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane is unsure if Belgium forward Eden Hazard will undergo surgery after breaking his right leg again.