Posts Tagged Men’s soccer

Damarcus Beasley retires from US national team

In a July 1, 2014 file photo United States' DaMarcus Beasley goes for the ball during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Belgium and the USA at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil.  Beasley, the first American to play in four World Cups, says he is retiring from the U.S. national team after 14 years.   (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

CHICAGO (AP) — DaMarcus Beasley, the first American to play in four World Cups, said Monday he is retiring from the U.S. national team after 14 years.

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New York Red Bulls sporting director leaving

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — New York Red Bulls sporting director Andy Roxburgh is leaving the MLS team after two seasons in charge of the team’s soccer operations.

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Struggling strikers eclipsed by Messi, Ronaldo

Barcelona's Luis Suarez, left, and PSG's David Luiz challenges for the ball during the Group F Champions League soccer match between FC Barcelona and PSG at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday Dec. 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

LONDON (AP) — Is it any wonder Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi still set the goal-standard in football? Ascending to their level, or getting anywhere near their scoring rate, seems beyond most contemporaries.

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Real Madrid to face Schalke in Champions League

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo kicks the ball next to Ludogorets' Yordan Minev during a Group B Champions League soccer match between Real Madrid and Ludogorets at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday Dec. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

NYON, Switzerland (AP) — A Champions League draw heavy with reunions on Monday paired Real Madrid and Barcelona with the same last 16 opponents as last season, and sent Arsene Wenger back to the club where he made his reputation.

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17-year-old Russian basketball player dies

MOSCOW (AP) — A 17-year-old Russian basketball player has died after collapsing during practice with league champion CSKA Moscow.

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