Soccer

UEFA says jailed vice president Angel Maria Villar resigns

UEFA says its vice president Angel Maria Villar, who is being held in jail in Spain on suspicion of corruption, has resigned.

Jordan Morris adds Gold Cup to NCAA, MLS titles

Bruce Arena found Jordan Morris not long after the final whistle blew to offer some encouraging words to the U.S. forward, who had just helped deliver another CONCACAF Gold Cup title.


Morris's 88th-minute goal gives US Gold Cup title

As the victorious American players bounced so hard the podium shook, medals round their necks, a beaming Bruce Arena in the back raised his arms to the air right along with them as gold confetti began to fall.


Sapong scores 10th goal, Union beats 9-man Crew 3-0

C.J. Sapong scored his career-high 10th goal of the season to help the Philadelphia Union beat the nine-man Columbus Crew 3-0 on Wednesday night.


Turmoil at top of Olympic sports bodies 1 year after Rio

The Olympic family of sports is in a period of turmoil one year after a troubled Rio de Janeiro Games.


Bruce Arena blends intense demands with humor to lead US

Bruce Arena bites his fingernails religiously, a habit he has had since age 10.


Minnesota United stadium name goes global in deal with Allianz

The club and insurance company Allianz Life announced a multi-year partnership Tuesday morning at United's offices in Golden Valley.


Goalkeeper Alvbage no longer on United's official roster

After John Alvbage started the first two matches for the Loons this season, Bobby Shuttleworth stepped into the starting role and never relinquished it.


United's new soccer stadium will be Allianz Field

The soccer team held a Tuesday morning news conference to introduce its naming rights partner for the $150 million stadium.


Getting to know Allianz: It has a long Twin Cities history

Allianz Life has a German name (pronounced “AH-lee-ahnz”), but it has deep roots in the Twin Cities. The company dates back to the North American…


United FC sees silver lining in match with last-place D.C.

The Loons expect to have added depth before their next match.


Jamaica stuns Mexico 1-0 to reach Gold Cup final against USA

After Kemar Lawrence ripped an exquisite shot over Mexico's five-man wall and into the top corner for one of the biggest goals in Jamaican soccer history, the defender hushed his teammates and refused to celebrate.


Roldan's 2 quick goals help Sounders beat Quakes 3-0

Cristian Roldan said he was delighted the Seattle Sounders were able to win two games this week "without their big-time guys" Clint Dempsey and Jordan Morris.


Timbers beat Whitecaps 2-1 to snap 6-game winless streak

Caleb Porter spent the last few days trying to patch together a lineup with injuries, suspensions and international duty ravaging his roster.


Chelsea apology to China for player's offensive online posts

Chelsea apologized to China on Sunday for social media comments by Brazilian player Kenedy which it accepted "caused great offense and hurt the feelings" of the country during the Premier League champions' pre-season tour.


Philipp Lahm voted Germany's top player in his final season

Former Germany and Bayern Munich captain Philipp Lahm has been voted the country's top player for the first time in his final season before retiring.


Neymar to PSG? Barcelona's denials don't stop transfer talk

Denials from Barcelona are doing little to halt the fervor that Brazil star Neymar could be joining Paris Saint-Germain in a transfer that more than doubles the world record.


Dempsey record goal, assist leads US into Gold Cup final

Clint Dempsey grew up playing youth soccer in the Dallas area, nearly 200 miles from his Texas hometown.


Danilo joins City from Madrid, providing versatility at back

Danilo will be fulfilling his ambition to play under Pep Guardiola after signing for Manchester City from Real Madrid on Sunday.