Soccer

FIFA accepts video reviews must improve after Russia

Refereeing at the Confederations Cup in Russia may have been chaotic at times, but Video Assistant Referees have prevented major mistakes from being made, football's governing body says.

Timo Werner abused in Germany but key to World Cup defense

The abuse has followed Timo Werner for months, gathering pace as rapidly as the striker has amassed goals.


Chicharito trains separately ahead of Confed Cup semifinals

Mexico star Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez trained separately from his teammates on Monday because of muscle fatigue, the latest concern for a Mexican team that has been struck by injuries at the Confederations Cup.


Chile feels the fatigue from its all-out play in Confed Cup

Known as one of the hardest-working squads in the world, Chile is starting to feel the wear and tear of its all-out style in the Confederations Cup.


Sounders draw with Timbers 2-2 in Cascadia Cup rivalry match

Clint Dempsey likened his goal against the Timbers to a slam dunk.


FIFA's video review system under scrutiny again in Russia

FIFA's new video review system is bringing turmoil to the Confederations Cup, with technology designed to deliver quick, clear decisions agitating players and leaving coaches and fans confused.


Germany reaches Confed Cup semis amid more replay confusion

World champion Germany reached the Confederations Cup semifinals on Sunday with a 3-1 victory over a Cameroon side reduced to ten men after further confusion with experimental video replays.


Brazilian super-volunteer is back _ at her 2nd Confed Cup

She has worked at the World Cup, European Championship, Olympic Games and the Confederations Cup. A high-ranking sports official?


Russia has reasons for optimism despite Confed Cup exit

When the anger subsides after another group stage exit and another goalkeeping blunder, Russian fans might find they can be proud of their team at the Confederations Cup.


European champion Portugal is not only about Ronaldo

He may be a great player, but Portugal is not just Cristiano Ronaldo. A whole array of players has driven the team to the top of European football.


Midfielder Johan Venegas returns to Loons starting lineup

He hadn't played since he started the 1-0 win against Orlando City SC on May 27.


Loons rally from two goals down for unsatisfying draw

Manager Adrian Heath turned angry at half and remained so at the end.


Opara's bicycle-kick goal highlight of Sporting KC's 2-1 win

Ike Opara scored on a bicycle kick in Sporting Kansas City's 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Galaxy on Saturday night.


Hoesen leads Quakes past Real Salt Lake with goal, assist

Danny Hoesen scored his second goal of the season and assisted on Marco Urena's second goal, lifting the San Jose Earthquakes to a 2-1 victory over Real Salt Lake on Saturday night.


Postgame: Number of matches no excuse for Minnesota United draw

While the Loons have played three matches in one week, players said fatigue wasn't an issue in the 2-2 draw with the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday.


Martinez scores in 67th, Atlanta United beats Rapids 1-0

Atlanta's high-octane offense pressured, possessed, yet struggled finding the back of the net.


Loons 2, Vancouver 2

Francisco Calvo and Jerome Thiesson both scored to earn a 2-2 draw for Minnesota United FC against the Vancouver Whitecaps.


Accam has hat trick and assist, Fire top Orlando City 4-1

David Accam had his first MLS hat trick and added an assist to help the Chicago Fire beat Orlando City for the first time in league play, 4-0 on Saturday night.


Federico Higuain scores twice, Crew beat Impact 4-1

Federico Higuain scored two more goals and the Columbus Crew beat the Montreal Impact 4-1 on Saturday night.