AP - ap.online.sports.soccer.news http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.sports.soccer.news News Mon, 25 May 2015 15:16:32 -0400 Real Madrid fires coach Carlo Ancelotti Mon, 25 May 2015 15:03:57 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2015/05/25/SOC-Madrid-Ancelotti-Fired/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC-Madrid-Ancelotti-Fired c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1a8cc816:14d77ad1145:-6423 MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid fired coach Carlo Ancelotti on Monday, one season after he led the club to its 10th European Cup title. Russia plans to use prison labor for 2018 World Cup Mon, 25 May 2015 11:14:52 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2015/05/25/SOC-WCup-Russian-Prison-Labor/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC-WCup-Russian-Prison-Labor c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1a8cc816:14d77ad1145:-64d2 MOSCOW (AP) — Russian authorities want to use prison labor to drive down the costs of holding the 2018 World Cup. The Latest: Aguero finishes as top scorer in Premier League Sun, 24 May 2015 12:21:48 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2015/05/24/SOC-Premier-League-The-Latest/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC-Premier-League-The-Latest c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1a8cc816:14d77ad1145:-6c7c LONDON (AP) — 5:10 p.m. Americans' new defense will be in attack mode when possible Sat, 23 May 2015 02:44:57 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2015/05/23/SOC--WWCup-US-New-Look.Defense/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--WWCup-US-New-Look.Defense c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1a8cc816:14d77ad1145:-725d SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Meghan Klingenberg figured she could go above and beyond to further build team camaraderie, and it involved a box of beautiful gourmet doughnuts for her teammates before a recent World Cup tuneup. Bid to topple Blatter from FIFA rests with Jordanian prince Fri, 22 May 2015 08:57:18 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2015/05/22/SOC-FIFA-Election-Challenging-Blatter/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC-FIFA-Election-Challenging-Blatter c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1a8cc816:14d77ad1145:-78af LONDON (AP) — In soccer, the only certain winner seems to be Sepp Blatter. FIFA scandals while Sepp Blatter has been president Fri, 22 May 2015 05:44:02 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2015/05/22/SOC--FIFA.Election-Scandals/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--FIFA.Election-Scandals c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1a8cc816:14d77ad1145:-7962 GENEVA (AP) — FIFA has been routinely called "scandal-plagued" for much of Sepp Blatter's 17-year presidential reign. Figo tells AP he is quitting FIFA presidential race Thu, 21 May 2015 17:08:53 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2015/05/21/SOC--FIFA.Election-Withdrawals/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--FIFA.Election-Withdrawals c9d8ec1afb93944a:-13d4bd32:14d058a2b2c:1671 LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Calling FIFA a dictatorship under Sepp Blatter, presidential candidate Luis Figo dropped out of the election race on Thursday. Sepp Blatter set for another win in FIFA election Thu, 21 May 2015 12:02:27 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2015/05/21/SOC--FIFA.Election/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--FIFA.Election c9d8ec1afb93944a:-13d4bd32:14d058a2b2c:1540 GENEVA (AP) — For once, a major FIFA election is untainted by claims of vote-buying. FIFA candidate Van Praag withdraws to support Prince Ali Thu, 21 May 2015 05:40:50 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2015/05/21/SOC--FIFA.Election-Van.Praag.Withdraws/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--FIFA.Election-Van.Praag.Withdraws c9d8ec1afb93944a:-13d4bd32:14d058a2b2c:14df AMSTERDAM (AP) — FIFA presidential candidate Michael van Praag withdrew from the May 29 election against Sepp Blatter on Thursday, switching his support to FIFA vice president Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan. FIFA sponsors Adidas, Coke, Visa express concern over Qatar Wed, 20 May 2015 19:45:48 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2015/05/21/SOC--FIFA.Sponsor-Qatar/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--FIFA.Sponsor-Qatar c9d8ec1afb93944a:-13d4bd32:14d058a2b2c:12ab LONDON (AP) — FIFA came under pressure from sponsors Adidas, Coca-Cola and Visa on Wednesday to push Qatar to deliver reforms for migrant workers as the country rapidly expands to host the 2022 World Cup. Paolo Maldini and others launching Miami FC club in NASL Wed, 20 May 2015 14:05:06 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2015/05/20/SOC--Miami.FC/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--Miami.FC c9d8ec1afb93944a:-13d4bd32:14d058a2b2c:fa4 Retired AC Milan standout Paolo Maldini and TV rights entrepreneur Riccardo Silva are launching the Miami Football Club in the North American Soccer League. Jozy Altidore sidelined 4-to-5 weeks with hamstring injury Tue, 19 May 2015 16:56:16 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2015/05/19/SOC--MLS-Toronto-Altidore/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--MLS-Toronto-Altidore c9d8ec1afb93944a:-13d4bd32:14d058a2b2c:783 TORONTO (AP) — Toronto says Jozy Altidore will be sidelined for four-to-five weeks because of a strained right hamstring, an injury that will cause the forward to miss the U.S. national team's exhibition games at the Netherlands and Germany next month. Workers' group to FIFA sponsors: Qatar a blot on your brand Mon, 18 May 2015 13:04:30 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2015/05/18/SOC--Qatar-FIFA.Sponsors/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--Qatar-FIFA.Sponsors c9d8ec1afb93944a:-13d4bd32:14d058a2b2c:-56 LONDON (AP) — Advocates for workers' rights are urging FIFA sponsors to take more responsibility for the treatment of World Cup workers in Qatar, calling the "horrific" working conditions there a blot on any company's brand. AVB tastes success in Russia Mon, 18 May 2015 07:40:33 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2015/05/18/SOC-Extra-Time/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC-Extra-Time c9d8ec1afb93944a:-13d4bd32:14d058a2b2c:-a2 MOSCOW (AP) — After rough spells in London, Andre Villas-Boas is tasting success in Russia. BBC says team reporting on migrant workers arrested in Qatar Mon, 18 May 2015 07:19:06 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2015/05/18/SOC--Qatar-BBC.Arrests/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--Qatar-BBC.Arrests c9d8ec1afb93944a:-13d4bd32:14d058a2b2c:-da LONDON (AP) — A BBC reporting crew spent two nights in a Qatari prison after being arrested while trying to meet migrant workers in the nation that will host the 2022 World Cup, the British broadcaster said Monday. Argentine soccer violence resurfaces at Buenos Aires derby Fri, 15 May 2015 15:47:13 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2015/05/15/SOC-Argentine-Violence/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC-Argentine-Violence c9d8ec1afb93944a:-13d4bd32:14d058a2b2c:-fdc BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The bitter rivalry between Buenos Aires clubs Boca Juniors and River Plate has produced another ugly chapter in Argentina's long history of endemic soccer violence. Blatter to visit US in 2016, rejects talk of avoiding FBI Fri, 15 May 2015 14:28:09 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2015/05/15/SOC--Blatter-US/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--Blatter-US c9d8ec1afb93944a:-13d4bd32:14d058a2b2c:-11a5 ZURICH (AP) — Sepp Blatter says he has no fear of setting foot in the United States — no matter what the FBI might be doing. Soccer's Alex Morgan soars in whirlwind between World Cups Thu, 14 May 2015 09:40:26 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2015/05/14/SOC-WWCup-Morgan-Rising/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC-WWCup-Morgan-Rising c9d8ec1afb93944a:-13d4bd32:14d058a2b2c:-194c Alex Morgan was a bright-eyed Cal grad for her first World Cup back in 2011 and instantly became a star. Now she's a savvy vet, handling her fame with aplomb as she prepares for her World Cup sequel. The Latest: Juventus does it, will face Barcelona in final Wed, 13 May 2015 16:42:26 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2015/05/13/SOC--Champions.League-The.Latest/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--Champions.League-The.Latest c9d8ec1afb93944a:-13d4bd32:14d058a2b2c:-1e87 MADRID (AP) — The Latest from the Champions League semifinal match between Real Madrid and Juventus at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium: Defender Julie Johnston emerges as scorer for World Cup team Mon, 11 May 2015 03:20:52 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2015/05/11/SOC--US-Johnston_s.Goals/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--US-Johnston_s.Goals c9d8ec1afb93944a:-13d4bd32:14d058a2b2c:-2e8e SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Brandi Chastain, wearing a U.S. Julie Johnston No. 19 jersey, eagerly waited her turn for an autograph from the emerging American the World Cup star helped develop right up the street at Santa Clara University.