AP - ap.online.sports.soccer.news http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.sports.soccer.news News Fri, 27 May 2016 14:38:50 -0400 Atletico not thinking of 'cruel' past in rerun of 2014 final Fri, 27 May 2016 14:25:20 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2016/05/27/SOC--Champions.League.Final/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--Champions.League.Final c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:1549a9d422c:2692 MILAN (AP) — With the pain still fresh in its mind, Atletico Madrid has an added motivation for Saturday's Champions League final rematch against Real Madrid. Serial winner Mourinho hired to revive fading Man United Fri, 27 May 2016 07:40:15 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2016/05/27/SOC--Man.United-Mourinho/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--Man.United-Mourinho c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:1549a9d422c:2526 MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester United needed a serial winner to restore the team's status as a European powerhouse. Jose Mourinho craved an iconic stage like Old Trafford to remind the world of his rare talent as a coach. Mourinho-Guardiola rivalry set to rekindle in England Fri, 27 May 2016 05:07:39 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2016/05/27/SOC--Mourinho.vs.Guardiola/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--Mourinho.vs.Guardiola c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:1549a9d422c:2550 MADRID (AP) — The rivalry between Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola is about to be renewed. Champions League final in Milan highlights Serie A's crisis Thu, 26 May 2016 22:02:27 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2016/05/27/SOC--Champions.League.Final-Milan_s.Crisis/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--Champions.League.Final-Milan_s.Crisis c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:1549a9d422c:2215 MILAN (AP) — AC Milan failed to qualify for Europe for a third straight season and club president Silvio Berlusconi is in negotiations to sell a majority stake in the club to a group of Chinese investors. Judge hears arguments on US women's team strike rights Thu, 26 May 2016 17:55:03 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2016/05/26/SOC-US-Soccer-Women-Lawsuit/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC-US-Soccer-Women-Lawsuit c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:1549a9d422c:1d2f CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge heard arguments Thursday on whether the world champion U.S. women's soccer team has the right to strike for improved conditions and wages before this year's Summer Olympics, with her pending decision potentially carrying far-reaching consequences for American soccer. Plenty of players ready to shine in Champions League final Thu, 26 May 2016 05:05:58 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2016/05/26/SOC--Champions.League.Final-Players.To.Watch/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--Champions.League.Final-Players.To.Watch c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:1549a9d422c:18cb MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid are filled with players who are in top form ahead of Saturday's Champions League final. Study: Man United, Real Madrid soccer's most valuable clubs Wed, 25 May 2016 19:18:49 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2016/05/25/SOC--Club.Valuations/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--Club.Valuations c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:1549a9d422c:1441 LONDON (AP) — Accountancy firm KPMG says Manchester United and Real Madrid are soccer's most valuable clubs, worth an estimated 2.9 billion euros ($3.2 billion) each. Giggs' dilemma: Fly solo or keep waiting at Man United? Wed, 25 May 2016 17:27:44 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2016/05/25/SOC--Man.United-Giggs/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--Man.United-Giggs c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:1549a9d422c:d1d MANCHESTER, England (AP) — A banner draped over one of the giant stands at Old Trafford reads: "Giggs — Tearing You Apart Since 1991." French security chief: Strikes won't threaten sports events Wed, 25 May 2016 09:26:29 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2016/05/25/SOC--Euro.2016-Security/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--Euro.2016-Security c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:1549a9d422c:cd3 PARIS (AP) — Violent labor protests and strikes causing gasoline shortages won't jeopardize the upcoming European Championship or other sporting events, France's interior minister said Wednesday. Final of contrasts: Little in common for Madrid and Atletico Wed, 25 May 2016 08:59:11 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2016/05/25/SOC--Champions.League.Final/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--Champions.League.Final c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:1549a9d422c:d99 MADRID (AP) — Besides being from the same city and vying for the Champions League title, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid don't have much in common. Guzan pushes struggles aside, puts focus on starting for US Tue, 24 May 2016 21:12:55 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2016/05/25/SOC-Ecuador-US/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC-Ecuador-US c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:1549a9d422c:76d DALLAS (AP) — Brad Guzan wants to put a rough Premier League season behind him and take a break from uncertainty over his club future. Cup title gives Barcelona its 27th trophy in last decade Mon, 23 May 2016 18:35:11 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2016/05/23/SOC--Barcelona_s.Decade/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--Barcelona_s.Decade c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:1549a9d422c:-ba7 MADRID (AP) — Only by Barcelona's incredibly high standards can winning back-to-back doubles seem like a disappointment. Man United fires Van Gaal, expected to appoint Mourinho soon Mon, 23 May 2016 17:59:18 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2016/05/23/SOC--Man.United-Van.Gaal/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--Man.United-Van.Gaal c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:1549a9d422c:-ba8 MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Replacing Alex Ferguson is proving harder than Manchester United could ever have imagined. FIFA fires finance director Kattner over bonus payments Mon, 23 May 2016 17:47:12 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2016/05/23/SOC--FIFA.Investigation-Kattner.Fired/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--FIFA.Investigation-Kattner.Fired c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:1549a9d422c:-97c GENEVA (AP) — FIFA has fired its finance director of the past 13 years, removing another fixture of the Sepp Blatter presidential era in another round of revelations about irregular million-dollar payments. The Latest: United says Van Gaal's legacy is promoting youth Mon, 23 May 2016 16:29:14 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2016/05/23/SOC--Man.United-Van.Gaal-The.Latest/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--Man.United-Van.Gaal-The.Latest c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:1549a9d422c:-7ff MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The Latest on Manchester United (all times local): Van Gaal's legacy: Big spending, dull games, accent on youth Mon, 23 May 2016 16:05:31 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2016/05/23/SOC--Man.United-Van.Gaal_s.Legacy/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--Man.United-Van.Gaal_s.Legacy c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:1549a9d422c:-7fe MANCHESTER, England (AP) — So, after $375 million in transfers, two seasons of often mind-numbing soccer, one trophy and countless references to his "process" and "philosophy," Louis van Gaal is no longer manager of Manchester United. The English Premier League club announced his departure on Monday evening. PSG faces tough task replacing talisman Zlatan Ibrahimovic Sun, 22 May 2016 08:58:27 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2016/05/22/SOC--PSG-Life.After.Ibrahimovic/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--PSG-Life.After.Ibrahimovic c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:1549a9d422c:-1723 PARIS (AP) — Famed for his lack of modesty as much as outrageous goals, Zlatan Ibrahimovic ended his Paris Saint-Germain career with a typically brash message. FIFA judges want 2-year ban for Niersbach in 2006 bid case Fri, 20 May 2016 10:02:08 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2016/05/20/SOC--FIFA.Investigation-Niersbach/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--FIFA.Investigation-Niersbach c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:1549a9d422c:-2df5 GENEVA (AP) — Just 10 days after the rebranded FIFA Council met for the first time, one of its members faces being banned from soccer in fallout from World Cup corruption allegations. For most clubs, Spanish league not about winning the title Fri, 20 May 2016 08:56:59 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2016/05/20/SOC-Spain-The-Other-League/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC-Spain-The-Other-League c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:1549a9d422c:-2e3c GETAFE, Spain (AP) — The race for the Spanish league title went down to the wire for Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid. For the other clubs, it never even began. Pope gives pre-match pep talk to Milan, Juventus Fri, 20 May 2016 06:38:58 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2016/05/20/SOC--Vatican-Italian.Cup.Final/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--Vatican-Italian.Cup.Final c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:1549a9d422c:-2d7c VATICAN CITY (AP) — AC Milan and Juventus have received a last-minute papal pep talk before this weekend's Italian Cup final.