PARIS (AP) — The French soccer league announced an investment deal Friday with private equity firm CVC Capital Partners as part of a new commercial subsidiary in charge of marketing media rights.
The league said its general assembly unanimously approved the creation of the subsidiary and CVC's commitment to invest 1.5 billion euros ($1.66 billion).
Re-elected to a four-year term as U.S. Soccer Federation president, Cindy Parlow Cone will turn her attention to collective bargaining agreements and a report by former Deputy Attorney General Sally Q.
The Board of Governors for the National Women’s Soccer League approved its landmark collective bargaining agreement with the players on Tuesday.
The players association announced Monday night that it had ratified the agreement, which includes a significant boost to the league's minimum salary and step-ladder increases for players above the minimum.
TOKYO (AP) — Former Japan striker Kazuyoshi Miura has been signed up by another professional soccer club at the age of 54.
Miura's enduring career will head into its 37th season after he joined Suzuka Point Getters, a team in the fourth tier of Japanese soccer.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Major League Soccer has approved the sale of Real Salt Lake to David Blitzer and Smith Entertainment Group.
Blitzer also has an ownership stake in the NBA's Philadelphia 76ers, the NHL's New Jersey Devils and the Premier League's Crystal Palace.
LONDON (AP) — A British police chief has written to apologize to the family of former professional soccer player Dalian Atkinson, who died after a police officer used a stun gun on him and kicked him in the head.
PARIS (AP) — Professional soccer matches in France will be immediately abandoned when a player or a referee is injured by a projectile thrown from the stands, government officials said Thursday.
The move announced by the Sports, Interior and Justice ministries followed a series of violent incidents in stadiums this season in the French league.
HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — A professional soccer player from Gambia has been charged with using a false identity to breach German immigration law.
German prosecutors said Monday that Bakery Jatta, a Gambian forward who signed for Hamburg in 2016, is actually named Bakary Daffeh and is two-and-a-half years older than his stated age of 23.
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Belgian soccer league condemned the “unacceptable" behavior of fans involved in pitch invasions Sunday at two top-flight matches.
The match between Standard Liege and Charleroi was stopped in the 88th minute after Standard fans threw flares and took to the field, with Standard trailing 3-0 at home.
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portuguese health authorities on Monday identified 13 cases of the omicron coronavirus variant among members of a professional soccer club and were investigating whether it was one of the first reported cases of local transmission of the virus outside of southern Africa.
STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) — Sweden’s top soccer leagues signed an Amnesty International protest on Thursday that gives “a red card to FIFA” and demands that the governing body stand up for the rights of migrant workers in Qatar during next year’s World Cup.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — One person was grazed by a bullet and multiple people were injured in fights when a melee broke out Thursday night following a professional soccer game in Northern California, authorities said.
Steve Baldwin resigned as CEO and managing partner of the National Women’s Soccer League's Washington Spirit on Tuesday in the wake of coach Richie Burke's firing following a harassment investigation.
The girls on Afghanistan’s national soccer team were anxious. For weeks, they had been moving around the country, waiting for word that they could leave.
One wants to be a doctor, another a movie producer, others engineers.
LONDON (AP) — A British police officer was sentenced Tuesday to eight years in prison for the killing of Dalian Atkinson, a former professional soccer player who died after being Tasered and kicked in the head.
LONDON (AP) — A British police officer was convicted Wednesday of manslaughter in the death of Dalian Atkinson, a former professional soccer player who died after being Tasered and kicked in the head.
KIEL, Germany (AP) — Holstein Kiel backtracked Thursday on an earlier decision against fans and will have up to 2,500 supporters present for its Bundesliga promotion playoff against Cologne on Saturday.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge has granted a temporary restraining order that allows a talented 15-year-old player who already trains with professionals to sign with a National Women's Soccer League team.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand’s only professional soccer team, the Wellington Phoenix, played at home Saturday for the first time in 433 days after being separated from their fans by the coronavirus pandemic and the width of the Tasman Sea.
BERLIN (AP) — Former Germany midfielder Sami Khedira is retiring from soccer at the end of the season after another injury-hit year.
“It’s a very difficult step but it’s the only right one. Fifteen years of professional soccer have left their marks,” Khedira said in a media call organized by his club Hertha Berlin on Wednesday.
PARIS (AP) — Top-flight teams Montpellier and Angers avoided upsets but labored into the French Cup quarterfinals with narrow wins against fourth-tier opposition on Wednesday...
Women's professional soccer players have seen wages cut or suspended amid the coronavirus pandemic in 47% of the nations surveyed by international players' union FIFPro...
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea will allow baseball fans to return to the stands beginning Sunday as health authorities outlined a phased process to bring back spectators in professional sports amid the COVID-19 epidemic...
When the coronavirus gripped Europe in early April, the prospect of professional soccer resuming this season felt unfeasible and even unethical...
LONDON (AP) — When black men died at the hands of U.S. police in recent years, the news made international headlines...
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The new baseball season began in South Korea on Tuesday with the crack of the bat and the sound of the ball smacking into the catcher’s mitt echoing around empty stadiums...
LADUE, Mo. (AP) — Bob Hermann, the soccer executive who launched the Hermann Trophy given annually to the top college soccer players in the United States, has died at age 97...
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — UEFA bans Manchester City for two seasons from Champions League.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A fire early Friday swept through the sleeping quarters of an academy for Brazil's popular professional soccer club Flamengo, killing 10 people and injuring three, most likely teenage players, authorities said...
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian police have accused most of the country's professional soccer clubs of match-fixing and launched a series of raids as the country prepares to host the Champions League final.
Eight years ago this month, the owners of the Carolina RailHawks were among six disgruntled participants in the United Soccer Leagues top division, then called USL-1, who announced they were leaving to form a new second division professional soccer league.
Late goal lifts Atlanta United past Charleston Battery, 2-1; Columbus Crew wins Carolina Challenge Cup
They lined up two and three deep, just trying to get Andrew Carleton’s attention.
Carleton, the Atlanta United midfielder could hardly take a step without someone thrusting a scrap of paper or a jersey into his line of sight hoping for an autograph.
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The FCS championship game will keep being played at a professional soccer stadium in North Texas through at least 2020.
The NCAA and the city of Frisco announced a four-year extension Friday, the day before the title game is played at the 20,500-seat home of MLS team FC Dallas for the sixth consecutive season.