AP - ap.online.sports.soccer.news http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.sports.soccer.news News Thu, 27 Oct 2016 15:50:06 -0400 Joyful spirit at Olympic Stadium turns sour for West Ham Thu, 27 Oct 2016 15:42:24 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2016/10/27/SOC-West-Ham-Crowd-Trouble/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC-West-Ham-Crowd-Trouble c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:-59b9 LONDON (AP) — The joyful spirit from the 2012 London Games has gone from the Olympic Stadium, replaced instead by hatred and ugly skirmishes. Kroenke to AP: 'Very high' on Wenger, 'very hard' to replace Mon, 24 Oct 2016 16:13:51 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2016/10/24/SOC--Arsenal-Wenger_s.Future/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--Arsenal-Wenger_s.Future c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:-6a29 LONDON (AP) — Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke signaled a desire to convince Arsene Wenger to stay on as manager by telling The Associated Press on Monday that the club remains "very high" on the Frenchman and he would be "very hard" to replace. Qatar announces 1st 'work-related' World Cup stadium death Sun, 23 Oct 2016 11:22:38 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2016/10/23/SOC--Qatar-Stadium.Death/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--Qatar-Stadium.Death c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:-7096 A Qatar World Cup stadium worker has died in a building site accident, the first work-related fatality to be announced by organizers of the 2022 soccer tournament that has been dogged by concerns about labor conditions in the Gulf nation. Appeal of women's soccer growing, FIFA chief says in Jordan Sat, 22 Oct 2016 06:31:13 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2016/10/22/SOC-Women_s.Soccer-Jordan/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC-Women_s.Soccer-Jordan c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:-75bb AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — The U-17 Women's World Cup hosted by Jordan shows that the sport "is not only confined to some parts of the world," FIFA's president said after watching North Korea win the title in a 5-4 penalty shootout against Japan. Wolf chosen as World Cup mascot Fri, 21 Oct 2016 17:46:15 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2016/10/21/SOC-World-Cup-Mascot/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC-World-Cup-Mascot c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:-770d MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has chosen a cocky wolf wearing sporty goggles as the mascot for the 2018 football World Cup. McCourt's moving swiftly to make Marseille a contender again Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:55:38 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2016/10/21/SOC--Marseille-McCourt_s.Mission/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--Marseille-McCourt_s.Mission c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:-795f PARIS (AP) — Marseille's new American owner, Frank McCourt, is moving quickly to make the ailing club competitive again. AP Interview: UEFA open to Champs League final beyond Europe Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:47:12 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2016/10/20/SOC--UEFA-Ceferin/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--UEFA-Ceferin c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:-7e82 NYON, Switzerland (AP) — The Champions League final could be contested outside Europe for the first time, new UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin said Thursday. Florida businessman pleads guilty in FIFA corruption case Thu, 20 Oct 2016 16:45:14 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2016/10/20/SOC--FIFA-Investigation-US/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--FIFA-Investigation-US c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:-7d4a NEW YORK (AP) — A Florida businessman pleaded guilty in New York to conspiracy charges Thursday in a scheme to pay bribes to high-ranking soccer officials in exchange for media and marketing rights to international soccer tournaments and matches. Bravo error highlights risk in Guardiola's demanding style Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:42:50 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2016/10/20/SOC--Man.City-Bravo_s.Mistake/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--Man.City-Bravo_s.Mistake c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:-7f54 MANCHESTER, England (AP) — With one of the world's best strikers bearing down on him, Manchester City goalkeeper Claudio Bravo had a quick decision to make as he received the ball five meters (yards) outside his penalty box. Asian consortium looking to buy Premier League team Hull Thu, 20 Oct 2016 07:04:05 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2016/10/20/SOC--Hull-Potential.Buyer/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--Hull-Potential.Buyer c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157e1487df6:-7f9d HONG KONG (AP) — An Asian consortium is looking to buy English Premier League club Hull for 130 million pounds ($160 million). Inter Milan struggling on the pitch, chasing growth in China Wed, 19 Oct 2016 19:00:44 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2016/10/19/SOC-Inter-Milan-Ownership/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC-Inter-Milan-Ownership c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:7abb Inter Milan's grand plans stretch far beyond Italy as it harnesses the connections of its new Chinese ownership to expand the fan base and attract sponsors in Asia. Top soccer ref Howard Webb reveals how he endures OCD Wed, 19 Oct 2016 11:06:23 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2016/10/19/SOC--Referees-Webb_s.OCD/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--Referees-Webb_s.OCD c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:7b16 LONDON (AP) — In his changing room before the 2010 World Cup final in South Africa, referee Howard Webb wasn't comfortable in his blue shirt. Man City profits up, in 'critical new phase' under Guardiola Tue, 18 Oct 2016 01:04:11 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2016/10/18/SOC--Man.City-Finances/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--Man.City-Finances c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:7408 LONDON (AP) — Manchester City achieved its second profit under its Abu Dhabi owners prior to a bout of heavy spending on players in the offseason which is aimed at title challenges in England and Europe. Ex-Dodgers owner McCourt buys Marseille soccer club Mon, 17 Oct 2016 13:27:50 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2016/10/17/SOC--Marseille-Takeover/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--Marseille-Takeover c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:7141 PARIS (AP) — American businessman Frank McCourt has bought Marseille soccer club from Russian-born billionaire Margarita Louis-Dreyfus. Schalke striker Breel Embolo out for 'at least 4-6 months' Sun, 16 Oct 2016 08:41:05 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2016/10/16/SOC--Schalke-Embolo/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--Schalke-Embolo c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:6bab GELSENKIRCHEN, Germany (AP) — Schalke says its club-record signing, striker Breel Embolo, has been ruled out for "at least four to six months" after undergoing surgery on his broken ankle. Infantino: FIFA to decide in January on expanded World Cup Thu, 13 Oct 2016 14:47:01 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2016/10/13/SOC-FIFA-World-Cup/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC-FIFA-World-Cup c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:5e11 ZURICH (AP) — FIFA wants to decide in January if the 2026 World Cup will expand from its 32-team format, with 40 or 48 the favored options. Argentina: Soccer club played 30 years on a crooked field Wed, 12 Oct 2016 15:35:02 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2016/10/12/SOC--Argentina-Crooked.Field/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--Argentina-Crooked.Field c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:5970 BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Talk about a crooked team: A club in soccer-mad Argentina has been playing nearly 30 years on a crooked field. For England, problems run deeper than Wayne Rooney Wed, 12 Oct 2016 06:05:40 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2016/10/12/SOC-England_s-Problems/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC-England_s-Problems c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:5765 MANCHESTER, England (AP) — So, it turns out dropping Wayne Rooney isn't the simple cure to England's problems. Column: Down but not out, Wayne Rooney can still surprise Tue, 11 Oct 2016 11:49:18 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2016/10/11/SOC-John-Leicester-Wayne-Rooney/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC-John-Leicester-Wayne-Rooney c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:5380 PARIS (AP) — There is no such thing as the beginning of an end. An end is just an end. However short, the period until that finality remains one of possibilities, as Wayne Rooney will prove. Belgium scores fastest goal in WCup qualifying: 7 seconds Mon, 10 Oct 2016 16:45:39 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2016/10/10/SOC--WCup-Fastest.Goal/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--WCup-Fastest.Goal c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:4f6e BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgium scored the fastest goal in World Cup qualifying history when Christian Benteke slotted home against Gibraltar after only seven seconds Monday.