AP - ap.online.sports.soccer.news http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.sports.soccer.news News Sat, 21 Jan 2017 14:19:31 -0500 Chapecoense survivor lifts trophy 2 months after tragedy Sat, 21 Jan 2017 14:00:58 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2017/01/21/SOC--Chapecoense.Return/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--Chapecoense.Return c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:316f CHAPECO, Brazil (AP) — A survivor of the air crash two months ago that killed 19 members of Brazil's Chapecoense soccer club has lifted the Copa Sudamericana trophy in honor of his dead teammates. Rooney becomes Man United's record scorer with 250th goal Sat, 21 Jan 2017 13:16:42 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2017/01/21/SOC--Man.United-Rooney.Record/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--Man.United-Rooney.Record c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:30f1 MANCHESTER, England (AP) — It was a moment of drama and pride for Wayne Rooney but one tinged with disappointment for Bobby Charlton. Hackers claim to have shut down African Cup website Sat, 21 Jan 2017 12:51:10 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2017/01/21/SOC-African-Cup-Hackers/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC-African-Cup-Hackers c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:30f2 LIBREVILLE, Gabon (AP) — A group of hackers claiming to be based in Russia said Saturday they had shut down the website of the African Cup of Nations soccer tournament in a protest at organizers holding it in the "dictatorship" of Gabon, where President Ali Bongo Ondimba retained power in disputed and violent elections last year. Rooney salvages point for United with club record 250th goal Sat, 21 Jan 2017 12:38:26 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2017/01/21/SOC--Stoke-Man.United/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--Stoke-Man.United c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:3127 STOKE, England (AP) — After the long wait to break Manchester United's scoring record, Wayne Rooney ensured the landmark 250th goal was still dramatic. Gerrard returns to Liverpool as coach in youth academy Fri, 20 Jan 2017 14:42:19 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2017/01/20/SOC-Liverpool-Gerrard/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC-Liverpool-Gerrard c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:2cbf LONDON (AP) — Steven Gerrard is returning to Liverpool to coach in the Premier League team's youth academy. Briton falls to death at 2022 Qatar World Cup stadium site Fri, 20 Jan 2017 10:53:40 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2017/01/20/SOC-Qatar-World-Cup-Stadium-Death/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC-Qatar-World-Cup-Stadium-Death c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:2b98 A British man fell to his death this week at a World Cup stadium building site in Qatar, where construction conditions have come under sharp scrutiny since the country was awarded the 2022 soccer tournament. Silence, mourning since fatal crash turn to hope at Chapeco Thu, 19 Jan 2017 23:36:33 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2017/01/20/SOC--Chapecoense.Rebuilding/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--Chapecoense.Rebuilding c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:29ab CHAPECO, Brazil (AP) — Silence and mourning are slowly being replaced by boisterous fans and hope. New St. Louis stadium plan calls for state land contribution Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:42:51 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2017/01/19/SOC-MLS-St-Louis-Stadium/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC-MLS-St-Louis-Stadium c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:2766 ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens has made it clear he's opposed to state funding for stadiums, yet a revised proposal for a $200 million soccer stadium in St. Louis calls for the state to contribute land that's potentially worth millions of dollars. Revised MLS stadium plan cuts St. Louis' share by $20M Wed, 18 Jan 2017 12:57:38 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2017/01/18/SOC--MLS-St.Louis-Stadium/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--MLS-St.Louis-Stadium c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:2018 ST. LOUIS (AP) — There's new life for a plan to have St. Louis taxpayers help fund a new downtown soccer stadium. Fox hires British broadcast Kate Abdo as a soccer host Wed, 18 Jan 2017 12:15:50 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2017/01/18/SOC--Fox-Abdo/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--Fox-Abdo c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:1ff9 LOS ANGELES (AP) — After working for Fox Sports during the 2015 Women's World Cup, British broadcaster Kate Abdo is joining the network full-time as a soccer host. 526 potential victims in sex abuse case, 248 clubs impacted Wed, 18 Jan 2017 05:58:01 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2017/01/18/SOC-Britain-Sex-Abuse/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC-Britain-Sex-Abuse c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:1eb1 LONDON (AP) — Police say the number of clubs impacted by British soccer's sprawling child sex abuse scandal has climbed to 248, with 184 suspects and 526 potential victims. Former English soccer coach denies abuse charges Mon, 16 Jan 2017 05:47:58 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2017/01/16/SOC--England-Sex.Abuse/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--England-Sex.Abuse c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:140b LONDON (AP) — Former English soccer coach Barry Bennell has denied eight child abuse charges. Guardiola virtually concedes title after heavy loss for City Sun, 15 Jan 2017 14:55:33 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2017/01/15/SOC--English.Roundup/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--English.Roundup c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:1082 MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The Premier League season is barely past the halfway point and already Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has virtually given up on winning the title. Lynch: US investigators continue to pursue soccer corruption Sat, 14 Jan 2017 16:36:51 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2017/01/14/SOC--FIFA.Investigation-Lynch/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--FIFA.Investigation-Lynch c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:a14 BALTIMORE (AP) — American criminal investigators are continuing to pursue soccer corruption, according to outgoing Attorney General Loretta Lynch, who initiated the prosecution of fraudulent FIFA executives. Klinsmann believes US Soccer made progress before his firing Fri, 13 Jan 2017 22:55:44 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2017/01/14/SOC--Klinsmann.Speaks/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--Klinsmann.Speaks c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:76c LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jurgen Klinsmann is proud of his half-decade in charge of the U.S. national team, and the coach believes he left successor Bruce Arena in a position to make the Americans even better. Chelsea reveals cost of firing Mourinho, ending Adidas deal Fri, 13 Jan 2017 10:04:17 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2017/01/13/SOC-Chelsea-Finances/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC-Chelsea-Finances c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:3d0 LONDON (AP) — Chelsea says firing Jose Mourinho the second time cost about 8 million pounds, and 67 million pounds was paid for the early termination of the Premier League team's Adidas sponsorship. Former England coach Graham Taylor dies at 72 Thu, 12 Jan 2017 12:39:00 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2017/01/12/SOC--Obit-Taylor/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--Obit-Taylor c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:-2d1 LONDON (AP) — Graham Taylor, the England coach derided for failing to qualify for the 1994 World Cup after flourishing as a club manager working for pop star Elton John, has died. He was 72. Benefits and pitfalls of a 48-team World Cup Wed, 11 Jan 2017 10:05:58 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2017/01/11/SOC--World.Cup.Format-Pros._.Cons/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--World.Cup.Format-Pros._.Cons c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:-8d3 ZURICH (AP) — As the soccer world digests FIFA's decision to expand the World Cup, a look at the some of the benefits and pitfalls of a 48-team tournament in 2026: US, Mexico could team up and meet FIFA's World Cup need Tue, 10 Jan 2017 14:15:05 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2017/01/10/SOC--FIFA-2026.World.Cup-Bids/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--FIFA-2026.World.Cup-Bids c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:-e06 ZURICH (AP) — The United States and Mexico could team up and meet FIFA's need for the biggest-ever World Cup in 2026 being staged by the most host nations. Messi statue in Argentina vandalized; torso, head sliced off Tue, 10 Jan 2017 13:23:13 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2017/01/10/SOC--Messi.Statue-Vandalized/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--Messi.Statue-Vandalized c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:-ef0 BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A statue in Buenos Aires of Barcelona and Argentina star Lionel Messi has been vandalized, with the head, torso and arms all being removed — leaving only the legs and a soccer ball on display.