Professional soccer
Indonesian police say they are bringing criminal charges against three officers and three civilians for their roles in the deaths of 131 people when police fired tear gas inside a soccer stadium, setting off a panicked run for the exits in which many were crushed.
Rodrigo López was on the field the night Sacramento Republic FC debuted as a USL franchise nearly a decade ago, filling venerable, old Hughes Stadium.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Forward Daniela Solis is the personification of an ever-growing connection between soccer in the United States and Mexico — one that’s only going to intensify as the 2026 World Cup looms.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — It’s been a little more than a year since Olivia Moultrie signed with the Portland Thorns after suing to join the National Women’s Soccer League at just 15 years old.
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.
Cindy Parlow Cone was re-elected to a four-year team as U.S. Soccer Federation president, beating predecessor Carlos Cordeiro in an endorsement of the governing body’s settlement of a lawsuit by women players.
The Board of Governors for the National Women’s Soccer League approved its landmark collective bargaining agreement with the players on Tuesday.
TOKYO (AP) — Former Japan striker Kazuyoshi Miura has been signed up by another professional soccer club at the age of 54.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Major League Soccer has approved the sale of Real Salt Lake to David Blitzer and Smith Entertainment Group.
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.
HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — A professional soccer player from Gambia has been charged with using a false identity to breach German immigration law.
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Belgian soccer league condemned the “unacceptable” behavior of fans involved in pitch invasions Sunday at two top-flight matches.
Portuguese health authorities have identified 13 cases of the omicron coronavirus variant among members of a top soccer club, and were investigating possible 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.
For weeks, the Afghanistan national girls soccer team had been waiting for word they could leave. On Sunday, the message finally came.
A British police officer has been sentenced 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.
A British police officer has been convicted 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.
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.
AARHUS, Denmark (AP) — As professional soccer returned to Denmark, fans used Zoom to be part of the action.