Posts Tagged Men’s soccer

Extra Asian Cup security sought after Sydney siege

Staff members from the Lindt Chocolat Cafe with their arms linked pay tribute to their colleague who lost his live during a siege at the popular coffee shop at Martin Place in the central business district of Sydney, Australia, Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. The siege ended early Tuesday with a barrage of gunfire that left two hostages and the Iranian-born gunman dead, and a nation that has long prided itself on its peace rocked to its core. (AP Photo/Steve Christo)

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The Asian Football Confederation is requesting extra security for the Asian Cup in Australia following the siege at a Sydney cafe that left two hostages dead.

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Your Top Plays for Today

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) throws a pass during the second half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Your Top Plays for Today: AP’s Sports Guide

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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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