Posts Tagged Soccer

Vladimir Putin accuses US of meddling in FIFA affairs, trying to take away Russia’s World Cup

MOSCOW (AP) — Vladimir Putin accuses US of meddling in FIFA affairs, trying to take away Russia’s World Cup.

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US, Swiss timed FIFA raids for maximum effect

A police vehicle is parked outside of the five-star hotel Baur au Lac in Zurich, Switzerland, Wednesday morning, May 27, 2015. The Swiss Federal Office of Justice said six soccer officials have been arrested and detained pending extradition at  the request of U.S. authorities ahead of the FIFA congress in Zurich. In a statement Wednesday the FOJ said U.S. authorities suspect the officials of having received paid bribes totaling millions of dollars.   (Ennio Leanza/Keystone via AP)

BERN, Switzerland (AP) — For months, American and Swiss investigators worked in secret to prepare for the raids that would shake the soccer world.

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Things to know about the Under-20 World Cup

In this June 10, 2008 file photo, England's rugby team players stretch during their training at North Harbour Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand. The FIFA Under-20 World Cup kicks off Saturday, May 30, 2015 in New Zealand. The final will be held at Auckland's 25,000-seat North Harbour Stadium on June 20. (Wayne Drought/NZPA via AP, File) NEW ZEALAND OUT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The under-20 World Cup kicks off Saturday in New Zealand and will likely feature some of the stars of the future. Here’s some things to know:

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Seattle takes over top spot in West by beating Colorado 1-0

Seattle Sounders' Obafemi Martins, left, is challenged by Colorado Rapids' Sam Cronin, right, in the first half of an MLS soccer match, Wednesday, May 27, 2015, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

SEATTLE (AP) — Marco Pappa scored his first goal since last October and the Seattle Sounders jumped into first place.

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Galaxy extend home unbeaten streak to 23 games

Los Angeles Galaxy's Dan Gargan, left, and Juninho, of Brazil, celebrate a goal by Juninho during the first half of an MLS soccer match against Real Salt Lake, Wednesday, May 27, 2015, in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Juninho scored on a penalty kick early in the first half and Los Angeles beat Real Salt Lake 1-0 on Wednesday night to extend the Galaxy’s home unbeaten streak to 23 games.

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