Werder Bremen

Boateng hopeful of Eintracht Frankfurt qualification for Champions League

The Eagles are aiming for their maiden appearance in the Champions League following their impressive displays in the German top-flight this season


Soccer - Ivanovic replaced by Kolarov as Serbia captain ahead of World Cup | Reuters

BELGRADE (Reuters) - Serbia have stripped long-serving Branislav Ivanovic of the captaincy and handed it to fellow defender Aleksandar Kolarov as they start the build-up to the World Cup in Russia with two friendlies, coach Mladen Krstajic said on Monday.<p>Soccer Football - Champions League - Roma vs …


Salah leads trio of four-goal phenoms to top Player Power Rankings

<i>ESPN FC's global editorial desks nominate their top weekend performers. Mohamed Salah leads a trio of four-goal heroes in this week's top 10.</i><p>1. …


Amazing Salah scales new heights with four-goal salvo

PARIS (AFP) -<p>An extraordinary season for Liverpool star Mohamed Salah reached a new high at the weekend when he scored four goals against Watford to once again be the star African performer in Europe.<p>The 25-year-old striker raised his season goal tally to 36 in all competitions after becoming the …


Matchday 27

<b>Borussia Dortmund's Michy Batshuayi was at it again on Matchday 27, joined in the Bundesliga Team of the Week by two of his team-mates and an</b> …


International – Scouting the 2018 Cyprus Cup

One of the great things about being partnered up with inStat now is the availability of advanced data on tournaments not televised in North America, …

Women's Soccer

Dave Sarachan’s job as U.S. national team’s interim coach extended through June

RALEIGH, N.C. — The U.S. Soccer Federation has extended Dave Sarachan’s contract as men’s national team interim coach through the end of June, almost assuring no permanent hire until after the pro leagues and World Cup are completed.<p>Sarachan, the former top assistant, has been in charge since Bruce …


Roberto Firmino’s no-look finishes are exactly the arrogance football needs

Share<p>Tom Victor<br>• 19th March 2018<p><b>Some people might argue there is absolutely no need for Roberto Firmino to keep pulling out the no-look finish for</b> …


Survival expert Labbadia struggling to keep Wolfsburg from trapdoor

Wolfsburg’s continued plummet down the league has led to genuine fears they could finish bottom this season<p>When Bruno Labbadia arrives in a new post, it’s with a certain label attached– that of relegation battle specialist, and it’s one well-earned in successful fights against the drop at Stuttgart …


Charlie Davies: Four keys to Orlando City getting back on track

Sacha Kljestan made his season debut. So did big offseason signing Josué Colmán. But there were no points to show for it for Orlando City.<p>The Lions …

New York City FC

U.S. emphasizes youth in naming 22-man squad for Paraguay friendly

The U.S. men's national team roster that was named Sunday by caretaker manager Dave Sarachan was expected to include a long-term absentee due to …


In defense of Bundesliga vagabond RB Leipzig

When RB Leipzig set a record for promoted sides by going 13 unbeaten to kick off its maiden top-flight campaign in just its eighth year of existence, …


The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur News and Links for Monday, March 19

Animals and links.<p>Hey, folks!<p>I have been getting Louis Vuitton ads all over my Twitter timeline after chatting (and Googling) about Louis Vuitton bags last week, but let’s talk about animals instead.<p><b>Ramble of the Day</b><p>This one is going to be a fairly simple, but hopefully enjoyable, ramble to start …


Michy Batshuayi steers Borussia Dortmund to victory over Hannover

Michy Batshuayi's brilliant first-half strike was enough for Borussia Dortmund to defeat visiting Hannover 1-0 and consolidate third place in the …


Bundesliga: Cologne still alive, Bayern Munich beaten

Two upsets and a moment of magic finished off an incredible Bundesliga Matchday 27. After 17 goals across five games on Saturday, the Bundesliga just …


Tim Weah could make US Soccer debut against Paraguay

Tim Weah, a son of former world player of the year and current Liberia president George Weah, is among seven players who could make their U.S. Soccer …


FC Augsburg vs. Werder Bremen | 2017-18 Bundesliga Highlights

Watch Matchday 27 highlights between FC Augsburg and Werder Bremen.


How 99 American soccer players abroad fared this weekend

Of note: Several players competing in lesser leagues or with reserve/youth squads are not listed. Americans with dual nationalities representing other national teams have also been omitted.<p><b>ENGLAND</b><p><i>Premier League</i><p>Newcastle United defender DeAndre Yedlin: no match scheduled (named to U.S. squad for …


Why Arsenal Star Per Mertesacker Is Happy to Leave Football

After 15 years as a professional football player, Arsenal player Per Mertesacker is hanging up his boots. Plagued by injuries and stressed by the …

Per Mertesacker

#Bundesliga Wrap: Kalou breaks Hamburg hearts for Hertha Berlin

BERLIN – Salomon Kalou broke Hamburg hearts as he came off the bench to secure a 2-1 victory for Hertha Berlin on Saturday.<p>Crisis-stricken Hamburg …


Arsenal star Per Mertesacker opens up on secret battles with nausea and self-doubt ahead of retirement

Arsenal captain Per Mertesacker has opened up on the physical and mental turmoil he's experienced during his career in football ahead of his …


Santos wonderkid Rodrygo misses school to become youngest ever Copa Libertadores scorer

Dubbed the new Neymar by Brazilian media, Rodrygo scored Santos's second goal in their 3-1 win over Uruguayan side Nacional on Thursday night.<p>In …


Women's Weekend Football Fixtures 17th and 18th March 2018

Women’s Weekend Football Fixtures 17th and 18th March 2018<p>(All Matches are in British UK Time, All Kick-Off’s are 14:00 Unless Stated)<p><b>Saturday 17th</b> …


Lennart Thy: VVV-Venlo striker to miss PSV game to donate stem cells

VVV-Venlo striker Lennart Thy will miss Saturday's Eredivisie clash with PSV Eindhoven so he can donate stem cells to try and help a leukaemia patient.


Big money, big names and big problems for Wolfsburg ahead of Schalke visit

Injuries, disciplinary problems and mutinous fans aren't making life easy for Bruno Labbadia, Wolfsburg's third coach this season. The Wolves are …


Matthias Sammer: From Dresden to Dortmund and beyond

Dresden is about much more than firebombs and Tralfamadorians.<p>That’s what its residents would tell you, should you ever take the time to visit. …


Thiago 8/10 before injury as Bayern cruise

8:49 PM BST<p>After thumping Besiktas 5-0 in Munich, Bayern completed the formality of sealing their seventh successive Champions League quarterfinal …


Football trips in Europe and South America: readers’ travel tips

Our tipsters find football makes a great focal point for a city break, whether it’s watching an elite European club or one where the hotel waiter moonlights as the centre-forward<p>Winning tip: smallest is beautiful, Eibar, Spain<p>Ipurua stadium (capacity 7,000), in the Basque town of Eibar, is the …

Buenos Aires

Naldo: 'What are three months out when others are battling cancer?'

Schalke defender Naldo is enjoying time at his third German club. In an exclusive interview with DW, the Brazilian talked about his life, former …


U.S.'s Caleb Stanko injures meniscus with Freiburg

U.S.'s Stanko injures knee with Freiburg<p>German Bundesliga 11 minutes ago<p>Read<p>Cologne bans man for verbally abusing Zieler<p>Bundesliga 2 hours …