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Paddy Agnew's Notes from Italy: Juve win Supercup… in China, Cassano rejoins Sampdoria

Ready, steady, Go – the new Italian season got off to a familiar start last weekend when Old Lady Juventus lifted yet another trophy, defeating Lazio 2-0 in Shanghai to win the Italian Supercoppa. It is a bit early to be drawing conclusions but you would have to say, even now, that the Old Lady …

Messi, Ronaldo and Suarez on UEFA's Best Player in Europe shortlist

Barcelona stars Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez are up against Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo for UEFA’s 2014-15 Best Player in Europe award.<p>European football’s governing body announced an initial 10-man list in July and UEFA has now confirmed that that Messi, Suarez and Ronaldo have been selected …

Bolivia in turmoil ahead of World Cup qualifiers

Two months ago, Bolivia may have been lowest of all the South American national teams in the FIFA rankings, but there was a reason for the country’s football to have a smile on its face. After a creditable goalless draw with Mexico in the team’s Copa America opener, on June 15th Bolivia beat …

Canada falls to United States 3-1 in CONCACAF men’s Olympic soccer qualifier

Canada's under-23 squad was caught sleeping early, and it cost them late.<p>Forward Jordan Morris scored twice – including his first less than a minute into the match – as the United States beat Canada 3-1 on Thursday at the CONCACAF men's Olympic qualifying tournament.<p>Morris put the U.S. ahead before …

Amy Rodriguez winner propels FC Kansas City to NWSL championship

• Rodriguez winner lifts FC Kansas City in Lauren Holiday’s final game<br>• Kansas City have now won two of three titles since NWSL’s 2013 start<p>Amy Rodriguez scored off a header in the 78th minute and FC Kansas City sent midfielder Lauren Holiday into retirement with a 1-0 victory over the Seattle Reign …

Ottawa Fury clinch playoff spot with win over Edmonton

Ottawa Fury FC is playoff-bound.<p>Needing three points to clinch the North American Soccer League club’s first-ever post-season berth, Fury shut down …

Match Recap: Lions Down Montreal Impact 2-1 for Fourth Consecutive Win, Continue Playoff Pursuit

<b>ORLANDO, FLORIDA – October 3, 2015</b> – Orlando City SC (11-13-8, 41 points) battled to overcome an early injury to Rafael Ramos and Tommy Redding to …

Kings of Texas: FCD downs Houston 4-1

FC Dallas remains the Kings of Texas with their third and decisive knockout blow over the Houston Dynamo, a 4-1 result on Sunday afternoon. The win …

Three Questions from the Timbers’ 1-0 Loss to Sporting Kansas City

Stop me if you’ve heard this one.<p>The Portland Timbers dominated much of the game against Sporting Kansas City on Saturday night.<p>What was that? Oh, …

Luciano's Brazilian bicycle kick in Pan American draw

<b>Brazil's Luciano showed a touch of Samba magic with this bicycle kick in the 3-3 draw with Panama in the Pan American Games.</b>

Lucas Alario's lob secures River Plate place in Libertadores final

Lucas Alario of Argentina's River Plate scores a goal against Paraguay's Guarani during their Copa Libertadores semi-final in Asuncion.

Goals of the Month - July 2015

1 Jack Wilshere, England v Slovenia<p>A curling strike with his left foot, beyond the reach of the goalkeeper and into the top corner for his and England’s second goal of the game.<p>2 Carli Lloyd, USA v Japan<p>Completes her hat-trick in the Women’s World Cup Final with a shot from the halfway line that …

Summer 2015 transfers – July 14 update

ENGLAND<p><b>Arsenal</b><br>In: Petr Cech (Chelsea, £10m)<br>Out: Abou Diaby (released), Lukas Podolski (Galatasaray, Tur, £1.8m)<p><b>Aston Villa</b><br>In: Mark Bunn (Norwich City, free), Idrissa Gueye (Lille, Fra, undisclosed), Micah Richards (Manchester City, free), Scott Sinclair (Manchester City, 3.4m)<br>Out: Darren Bent …

clubs turn to Italy for transfer bargains

<b>1. Borussia Dortmund head to the Serie A sales</b><br>If the scribes at <i>Gazzetta dello Sport</i> are correct, the Westfalen club are about to make a 10 million euro offer to Napoli for right-back, Juan Camilo Zuniga, the Colombian whose wayward challenge on Neymar at the last World Cup put the Brazilian star in …

Investigation into Russia and Qatar World Cup bids unearths more suspicious deals

The Swiss Federal Prosecutor’s Office has broadened its investigation into alleged money laundering connected to the World Cup bids by Russia and Qatar.<p>The number of suspicious transactions has now risen from 53 to 81.<p>The investigation began in May when prosecutors seized data and documents from …

Perfect first touch by Robbie Keane before coolly finishing in friendly

<b>LA Galaxy's Robbie Keane brings a 70 yard pass under control with the defetest of touches before slotting past the Club America goalkeeper in a friendly.</b>

Shortlists for UEFA Best Players in Europe Award

UEFA has announced the ten-player shortlist for the second round of voting for the 2014/15 UEFA Best Player in Europe Award, an initiative by UEFA President Michel Platini in conjunction with the European Sports Media (ESM) group.<p>This season marks the fifth edition of the men’s award, won last …

Eden Hazard scores fine solo goal in Chelsea's pre-season defeat of Barcelona.

<b>Chelsea's Eden Hazard scored this wonderful solo goal for the Blues to open the scoring in their 2-2 draw in their pre-season friendly with Barcelona, before winning on penalties.</b>

Well-worked Salzburg corner finished in style by Andreas Ulmer

<b>A well-worked corner routine with an assist from Christoph Leitgeb, is finished off with a left-foot strike from the edge of the penalty area by Andreas Ulmer.</b>

Summer 2015 transfers - August 11 update

ENGLAND<p><b>Arsenal</b><br>In: Petr Cech (Chelsea, £10m), Jeff Reine-Adelaide (Lens, Fra, E3m)<br>Out: Abou Diaby (Marseille, Fra, free), Serge Gnabry (West Bromwich Albion, loan), Carl Jenkinson (West Ham United, loan), Lukas Podolski (Galatasaray, Tur, £1.8m), Yaya Sanogo (Ajax, Hol, loan), Wojciech Szczesny …

Kobe Bryant Beats Alex Morgan Playing as Alex Morgan and the USWNT in 'FIFA 16'

Kobe Bryant beat Alex Morgan in <i>FIFA 16</i> playing as Morgan and the United States women's national soccer team. Yes, you followed that correctly.<p>And that next-level inception wasn't even the best part.<p>Morgan jokingly asked where the Los Angeles Lakers veteran guard learned how to pass, to which he …

Look ahead to Seattle

SEATTLE -- The LA Galaxy will look to clinch a berth in the 2015 MLS Cup Playoffs on Sunday when they take on Seattle Sounders FC at CenturyLink …

PORTLAND, OR — Lauren Holiday’s teammates kept saying they wanted to win this one for her. In the end it was Holiday who won it for her teammates. Thursday night’s game plan for the NWSL Championship against the Reign saw much of the play go through midfielders Jen Buczkowski and Mandy Laddish who in turn […]

Lauren Holiday will retire having added another NWSL Championship to her World Cup trophy. (Photo Copyright Patricia Giobetti for The …

Top 5 must-see soccer games on TV this weekend

Soccer fanatics in years to come will look back on Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015, and wonder if there’s ever been a day of action that rivals it. Across the …

Soccer

Bradley and Altidore Called Into U.S. National Team

Toronto FC midfielder Michael Bradley and forward Jozy Altidore were named to United States Head Coach Jürgen Klinsmann’s 23-man roster for the …

After three seasons, Henderson bids soccer farewell

On the heels of the NWSL Championship match yesterday between FC Kansas City and Seattle Reign FC, Houston Dash forward Melissa Henderson made the …

Houston Dynamo

Giovinco pays homage to Blue Jays with 'stir the pot' celebration; Lil B approves

Toronto FC forward Sebastian Giovinco was all smiles after scoring his 21st goal of the season, paying tribute to his city's baseball-playing …

Toronto