Posts Tagged Professional soccer

Valcke: FIFA faces ‘years’ to rebuild reputation

BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) — FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke says it will take “years to rebuild our reputation” following the World Cup bidding corruption investigation.

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Robbie Rogers’ book: Soccer, faith and family

This June 8, 2013 file photo shows LA Galaxy's Robbie Rogers before the first half during an MLS soccer game against Real Salt Lake in Sandy, Utah. Rogers, the first openly gay male athlete to play in a U.S. professional league, has a memoir coming out. Rogers chronicles his struggles with faith and family acceptance in the memoir "Coming Out To Play," released Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, by Penguin Books.  (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Los Angeles Galaxy soccer star Robbie Rogers wants some company, now that he’s the last man standing as an openly gay athlete in a U.S. professional league.

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Israelis said to search Palestinian soccer group

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — An alleged search of the Palestinian Football Association headquarters in the West Bank by the Israeli military was denounced Tuesday by the head of Asia’s soccer federation.

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Seattle’s Chad Marshall is MLS Defender of Year

Seattle Sounders FC defender Chad Marshall, left, and Los Angeles Galaxy forward Gyasi Zardes try to head the ball during the first half of a Major League Soccer playoff game, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

NEW YORK (AP) — Seattle’s Chad Marshall has been voted Major League Soccer’s Defender of the Year for a record third time.

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Israeli search of Palestinian footy HQ condemned

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — An alleged search of the Palestinian Football Association headquarters in the West Bank by the Israeli military was denounced by Asian Football Confederation president Sheik Salman Bin Ibrahim Al Khalifa on Tuesday.

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