Archive for the ‘Sports/Soccer’ Category

Reigning MLS MVP Carlos Vela likely to skip return tournament: report

Wednesday, July 1st, 2020
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Los Angeles FC forward Carlos Vela, the reigning Major League Soccer MVP, likely will skip the MLS is Back Tournament that is set to kick off next week, ESPN reported Wednesday.

Portland Thorns FC, Chicago Red Stars play to scoreless draw in NWSL Challenge Cup

Wednesday, July 1st, 2020
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Sky Blue played to a scoreless draw with OL Reign on Tuesday night, and the Portland Thorns and the Chicago Red Stars played to a scoreless draw Wednesday in the group stage of the National Women's Soccer League's Challenge Cup tournament.

6 FC Dallas players test positive for COVID-19, Whitecaps delay departure to Florida

Wednesday, July 1st, 2020
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COVID-19 took its toll on preparations for the MLS is Back Tournament on Wednesday with news that six FC Dallas players had tested positive and the Vancouver Whitecaps had postponed their flight to Florida due to a pair of "inconclusive" test results.

Toronto FC players, staff and supporters take stand against racism

Tuesday, June 30th, 2020
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Toronto FC and its supporters have combined forces in a stand against racism. Fans from the south end of BMO Field, home to the MLS club supporters' groups, made a giant banner showing a clenched fist below the words "Love Football, Hate Racism."

Manchester City joins Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United in FA Cup semifinals

Sunday, June 28th, 2020
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Holder Manchester City reached the FA Cup semifinals on Sunday after goals from Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling secured an untroubled 2-0 win at Newcastle.

Washington Spirit trump Chicago Red Stars 2-1 as NWSL resumes play

Saturday, June 27th, 2020
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Rose Lavelle and Ashley Hatch each scored one to steer the Washington Spirit to a 2-1 victory over the Chicago Red Stars in the National Women's Soccer League's Challenge Cup on Saturday night.

Players kneel for national anthem in NWSL’s return ‘to protest racial injustice’

Saturday, June 27th, 2020
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Players for the Portland Thorns and the North Carolina Courage took a knee during the national anthem Saturday when the National Women's Soccer League opened the Challenge Cup tournament in Utah.

Liverpool clinches 1st Premier League championship in 30 years

Thursday, June 25th, 2020
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The 30-year wait is over. Liverpool is champion of England again. Liverpool clinched its first league title since 1990 on Thursday, ending an agonizing title drought without the players even having to take the field.

Orlando Pride withdraws from NWSL Challenge Cup after positive COVID tests

Monday, June 22nd, 2020
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The NWSL's Orlando Pride said those in question were all asymptomatic, adding "it would be in the best interest of the health and safety of the players, the staff and the rest of the league that the Pride voluntarily withdraw."

After injury-riddled European tour, Canada’s Erin McLeod happy to be back in NWSL

Thursday, June 18th, 2020
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Restored to health after a debilitating foot injury, veteran Canadian goalkeeper Erin McLeod is back in North America with the NWSL's Orlando Pride following four injury-disrupted seasons in Europe.