Posts Tagged Professional soccer

Cristiano Ronaldo wins best player in Europe award

Bayern's goalkeeper Manuel Neuer in action during the  soccer match between FC Bayern Munich and VfL Wolfsburg in the Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany, on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson)

MONACO (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo has won UEFA’s award as the best player in Europe last season after scoring a record 17 goals in the Champions League.

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Real Madrid gets Liverpool in Champions League

MONACO (AP) — Real Madrid will start its Champions League campaign against five-time winner Liverpool, FC Basel and Bulgarian club Ludogorets Razgrad.

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UEFA Champions League Draw List

MONACO (AP) — Draw made Thursday for the UEFA Champions League group stage:

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Don’t expect miracles from Di Maria, Van Gaal says

Manchester United's new player Angel Di Maria poses for photographers holding his new shirt, at Old Trafford Stadium in Manchester, England, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. Manchester United have signed winger Angel Di Maria from Real Madrid for a British record transfer fee of £59.7m. The Argentine winger had a medical in Manchester on Tuesday and has signed a five-year deal. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Angel Di Maria will provide an ailing Manchester United with plenty of missing qualities following his big-money move from Real Madrid — pace, energy, incisiveness and goals.

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Wayne Rooney to captain England team

This is a Thursday, June 19, 2014   file photo of Uruguay's goalkeeper Fernando Muslera looks back as England's Wayne Rooney celebrates after scoring his side's first goal during the group D World Cup soccer match between Uruguay and England at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil.  Wayne Rooney was named England captain on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014  taking over the leadership role of an inexperienced team in a rebuilding phase following its worst-ever World Cup. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)

LONDON (AP) — Despite an often tempestuous relationship with fans and past concerns over his temperament, Wayne Rooney has received the symbolically-prestigious honor of captaining England.

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