Posts Tagged Professional soccer

Clint Dempsey injures hamstring, out 2-3 weeks

CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. captain Clint Dempsey will miss exhibition games at Denmark and Switzerland because of a strained right hamstring. He is expected to be sidelined two to three weeks.

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Liverpool defender Skrtel gets 3-match ban for stamp

Manchester United's goalkeeper David De Gea, right, reacts after a challenge with Liverpool's Martin Skrtel during the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Manchester United at Anfield Stadium, Liverpool, England, Sunday, March 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

LONDON (AP) — Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel has been banned for three matches after failing to overturn a charge for stamping on the leg of Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea during a Premier League game.

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Sounders earn 2-2 tie with Club Tijuana

Seattle Sounders' Micheal Azira, right, challenges Club Tijuana's Joe Corona during the first half of an international friendly soccer match, Tuesday, March 24, 2015, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

SEATTLE (AP) — Andy Rose, who subbed into the game to start the second half, scored in the 56th minute on Tuesday night and the Seattle Sounders rallied to tie Club Tijuana 2-2 in an international friendly.

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Messi gets all-clear after tests on bruising from “Clasico”

Barcelona's Lionel Messi heads the ball during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid at Camp Nou stadium, in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, March 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

MADRID (AP) — Barcelona says Lionel Messi can continue training with Argentina’s national squad in the United States after tests showed he had not picked up an injury after taking a knock during the ‘Clasico’ victory over Real Madrid.

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Blatter slams politicians calling for World Cup boycotts

FIFA President Joseph Blatter gestures as he waits for the start of the 39th Ordinary UEFA Congress in Vienna, Austria, Tuesday, March 24, 2015. Blatter hit out at unnamed lawmakers for wanting boycotts of the 2018 World Cup in Russia and the 2022 event in Qatar. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)

VIENNA (AP) — FIFA President Sepp Blatter listened to campaign speeches from his three challengers on Tuesday, hearing how badly his rivals want to change the organization he has been running for 16 years.

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