Posts Tagged Men’s soccer

Seattle takes over top spot in West by beating Colorado 1-0

Seattle Sounders' Obafemi Martins, left, is challenged by Colorado Rapids' Sam Cronin, right, in the first half of an MLS soccer match, Wednesday, May 27, 2015, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

SEATTLE (AP) — Marco Pappa scored his first goal since last October and the Seattle Sounders jumped into first place.

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Galaxy extend home unbeaten streak to 23 games

Los Angeles Galaxy's Dan Gargan, left, and Juninho, of Brazil, celebrate a goal by Juninho during the first half of an MLS soccer match against Real Salt Lake, Wednesday, May 27, 2015, in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Juninho scored on a penalty kick early in the first half and Los Angeles beat Real Salt Lake 1-0 on Wednesday night to extend the Galaxy’s home unbeaten streak to 23 games.

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Timbers beat East-leading DC United 1-0

Portland Timbers goalkeeper Adam Kwarasey, right, dives as D.C. United defender Steven Birnbaum (15) heads the ball towards the goal on a corner kick during the first half of an MLS soccer game in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Birnbaum did not score on this play.(AP Photo/Don Ryan)

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Captain Will Johnson returned to Portland’s lineup to help the Timbers beat Eastern Conference-leading D.C. United 1-0 on Wednesday night.

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Soccer world shocked by FIFA raids

The June 1, 2011 file photo shows Swiss  FIFA President Joseph (Sepp) Blatter during a press conference after the 61st FIFA Congress in Zurich, Switzerland.  Blatter is seeking reelection at the FIFA congress in Zurich. Blatter is not among the six soccer officials who were arrested and detained by Swiss police on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 pending extradition at the request of U.S. authorities after a raid at a luxury hotel. The officials are in Switzerland for the FIFA congress and presidential election.  (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

ZURICH (AP) — The Latest on FIFA developments:

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FIFA’s commercial partners urged to make their voices heard

In this May 19, 2015 file photo FIFA President Sepp Blatter attends a press conference in Jerusalem. Blatter is seeking reelection at the FIFA congress in Zurich where six soccer officials were arrested and detained by Swiss police on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 pending extradition at the request of U.S. authorities after a raid at a luxury hotel. The officials are in Switzerland for the FIFA congress and presidential election.   (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)

LONDON (AP) — FIFA’s sponsorship paymasters are facing mounting calls to put pressure on soccer’s global governing body to clean up its act — and fast — following Wednesday’s arrest of seven officials.

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