Posts Tagged Professional soccer

Asian fans only have eyes for European soccer

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — There were so few people watching Vietnam play Hong Kong in a recent Asian Cup qualifier that turnstile staff hardly bothered checking tickets on the damp, cold Hanoi evening.

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MLS, Atlanta planning ‘major announcement’

ATLANTA (AP) — Major League Soccer and Falcons owner Arthur Blank are planning a “major announcement” Wednesday on a proposed expansion team to play in Atlanta’s new downtown stadium.

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Vietnam police probe soccer match-fixing

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnamese police are investigating an alleged match-fixing incident involving 11 professional soccer players.

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Liverpool beats City 3-2, on course for title

Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho, centre, celebrates with teammate Steven Gerrard, left, after he scored the third goal of the game for his side during their English Premier League soccer match against Manchester City at Anfield in Liverpool, England, Sunday April. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Clint Hughes)

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Liverpool took command of the captivating Premier League title race by beating Manchester City 3-2 in a match of wide-ranging emotions at Anfield, although the destiny of the trophy is also in Chelsea’s hands after its win at Swansea on Sunday.

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Liverpool, Atletico Madrid win and are in command

Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho right, celebrates with team-mate Steven Gerrard left, after he scores the third goal of the game for his side during their English Premier League soccer match against Manchester City at Anfield in Liverpool, England, Sunday April. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Clint Hughes)

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — There could be unlikely league winners in England and Spain this season, with Liverpool and Atletico Madrid maintaining their strong play Sunday.

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