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We've been spoiled this summer with so many tournaments, but what if I told you that international soccer is actually … the worst?
Cameroon fires Seedorf after early exit at African Cup
YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) -- Cameroon has fired coach Clarence Seedorf and assistant coach Patrick Kluivert after the defending champion's early exit at the African Cup of Nations.
Orlando City-Timbers Preview
The push toward playoff positioning for both Orlando City and the Portland Timbers continues in the mid-week. Visiting Orlando again aims to win two in a row for the first time this season while trying to keep the Timbers from extending their unbeaten run to four games Thursday night. Orlando (7-9-
Algeria’s Mahrez, Senegal’s Mane meet in Africa Cup of Nations final
Two Premier League stars meet for a summer international trophy.
Arsenal director Kroenke responds to supporter group letter
The Arsenal executive said he's "hurt" when his passion is called into question.
D.C. United-FCC Preview
United (8-5-8) enter this week's play four points behind the Union for the East lead with a match in hand. Quincy Amarikwa rescued the point for United by volleying Wayne Rooney's cross from a free kick in the 86th minute for his first goal with the team, capping a rally started in the 43rd
Seedorf sacked as Cameroon coach
The Cameroon Football Federation sacked coach Clarence Seedorf and assistant Patrick Kluivert on Tuesday, the pair paying the price for the defending champions' last 16 exit at the Africa Cup of Nations. Cameroon crashed out 3-2 to Nigeria last Saturday, an exit the federation described as "
Dynamo-Atlanta United Preview
Looking to shore up their defense and run their home unbeaten streak to eight matches, Atlanta United attempt to exploit a struggling Houston Dynamo squad Wednesday night in an MLS interconference matchup. The reigning MLS Cup champions had two costly breakdowns in the second half Sunday against Seattle
Atlanta United fullback Shea suffers season-ending injury
ATLANTA (AP) -- Atlanta United fullback Brek Shea has suffered a season-ending injury to his right knee.
UEFA fines Russia's Krasnodar over unqualified coach
He's coached Russian club FC Krasnodar to Champions League qualifying for the first time. European soccer's governing body said Tuesday it fined Krasnodar 50,000 euros ($56,100) because de-facto head coach Murad Musayev has spent the last year working without the right license. UEFA says it
Reports: Kieran Trippier flies to Spain for Atletico Madrid medical
The 28-year-old could complete the move this week.
Arsenal director Josh Kroenke admits fans' criticism hurts
Arsenal director Josh Kroenke admits criticism from furious fans has been "hard to take", but he insists the club's owners will stick to their guns. Arsenal supporters' organisations, fanzines and blogs published a statement hitting out at Stan Kroenke's "passive ownership
Lennon warns Arsenal not to expect Tierney bargain
Celtic manager Neil Lennon has warned Arsenal that the Scottish champions won't let Kieran Tierney leave on the cheap after rejecting a second bid for the defender. Lennon is believed to rate Tierney at £25 million ($31 million) but Arsenal's latest bid is reported to have fallen short of that
KSO VIDEO: Schoen, Hubert at Big 12 Media Days
ARLINGTON - Check out comments from Dalton Schoen (and Wyatt Hubert) from inside of AT&T; Stadium.
PSG sign defender Diallo from Dortmund
Paris (AFP) - Paris Saint-Germain have signed France under-21 international defender Abdou Diallo from Borussia Dortmund on a five-year deal, the French champions announced on Tuesday.
Outcast Rami to miss Marseille US trip
France World Cup winner Adil Rami has been left out of the Marseille squad for the pre-season tour of the US, the club announced on Tuesday. Rami, 33, was already the subject of a club disciplinary procedure by the Ligue 1 side. The episode was broadcast on June 29 but recorded late last season, at
Arsenal close to capturing Real's Ceballos on loan: reports
Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos is close to joining Arsenal on a season-long loan, Spanish media reported on Tuesday. Ceballos has also been linked with AC Milan and Arsenal's local rivals Tottenham, who reportedly want to buy him. Marca said Unai Emery's side are awaiting a final decision
Transfer Rumor Roundup: Haller nearing West Ham move, Lovren to AC Milan
Could Kieran Trippier depart Tottenham? How will Leicester City potentially replace Harry Maguire?
Tottenham signs Mauricio Pochettino’s son to contract extension
The 18-year-old Maurizio will be promoted to the U-23 squad.
Should Tottenham sign or pass on Bale?
Tottenham has reportedly expressed interest in signing Gareth Bale, though it can't reach his contract figures.
UEFA allows Mechelen in Europa League amid open fixing case
NYON, Switzerland (AP) -- UEFA says Mechelen can enter the Europa League, though it will monitor any fresh developments in the Belgian match-fixing scandal.
Lampard 'won't look backwards' as he takes over Chelsea
Chelsea legend Frank Lampard said Tuesday he won't be looking backwards as he takes on possibly the biggest challenge of his career: managing his former team. Speaking in Japan where the Blues are playing two friendlies, Lampard said he was "very happy" with his squad but expects to work
South African ex-footballer Batchelor shot dead outside home
Former South African footballer Marc Batchelor was shot dead in an apparent targeted killing on Monday evening as he drove home in Johannesburg, police said. "He was driving to his house and he was accosted by two guys on a motorcycle," police spokesman Lungelo Dlamini told AFP.
Arsenal tops Rapids 3-0 in friendly match
James Olayinka had a goal and an assist to lead Arsenal past the Major League Soccer's Colorado Rapids 3-0 in a friendly on Monday night. Olayinka's sizzling right-footed strike in the 29th minute came from just outside the box as he scored into the upper-right corner of the net to give the
Solskjaer confident De Gea will sign new deal soon
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said Tuesday he was optimistic that goalkeeper David De Gea would sign a new deal to remain at Old Trafford as Manchester United prepared to face old rivals Leeds in Perth. United's pre-season tour of Australia has been overshadowed speculation over the futures of several stars
St. Louis, Charlotte expansion hopefuls meet with MLS brass
NEW YORK (AP) -- The ownership group hoping to land a Major League Soccer expansion franchise for St. Louis has made a formal presentation to league officials.
USMNT notes: Robinson moves to Wigan, and more
Here's everything else you may have missed today relating to the USMNT and Americans Abroad.
Weekly Preseason Wrapup July 7-14
Steve Rothgeb examines all the preseason games from the previous week, searching for fantasy clues leading up to the start of the Premier League. (Getty Images)
Watch: Hear from Bournemouth’s Howe in training
Ever wonder what it's like to go through a Premier League preseason?
Is international soccer the worst?
FC Yahoo's Ryan Bailey tells us why he thinks domestic soccer is much better than international soccer.
De Ligt has agreed to join Juventus: reports
Defender Matthijs de Ligt has agreed to join Juventus, Dutch and Italian media reported on Monday, but it was not clear whether the Turin club had yet agreed a fee with Ajax. Reports said that the 19-year-old Dutch international, who captained Ajax to the semifinals of the Champions League, had agreed
Red Bulls-Toronto FC Preview
A pair of clubs looking to build on the momentum of derby victories collide Wednesday night when the visiting New York Red Bulls look to consolidate their top-three status in the Eastern Conference and prevent Toronto FC from tightening the table. The Red Bulls (9-7-4) have looked more like the side
Whitecaps FC-Revolution Preview
The Revolution (6-8-6) are unbeaten in their last eight league matches (4-0-4) and begin this week's play two points behind Toronto FC for the seventh and final playoff spot in the East. "Obviously coming out with a point in a tough place against one of the better teams in the East is a good
Argentine sport court member advices Messi to apologize
Lionel Messi should apologize for his harsh comments at the Copa America in order to avoid a sanction, an Argentine member of sport's highest court said on Monday. Following defeats in the last two finals, Messi had another frustrating end to the tournament when he was sent off in the third-place
Delph completes transfer to Everton
Everton has added an England international in a move to bolster its midfield.
Everton sign England midfielder Delph from Manchester City
Everton said on Monday that they have signed England midfielder Fabian Delph from Manchester City on a three-year deal. Everton did not say how much they had paid for the 29-year-old England international, who joined City from Aston Villa in 2015. Delph played 89 games for City, winning two Premier
No secrets: USWNT shares unprecedented period tracking program launched for World Cup
USWNT coaches tracked players' menstrual cycles and scientifically mitigated any negative effects. They want to share it with the world to make a larger impact.
Report: Ajax in negotiations to sign El Tri’s Alvarez
Edson Alvarez could be taking a big step in his career with a move to Ajax.
Report: Manchester United “miles” apart on Maguire deal
In stark contrast to yesterday's reports, the two sides are apparently not as close as we thought.
F Gustavo Bou receives visa, added to Revolution roster
Gustavo Bou will make his New England debut as early as Wednesday.
USMNT’s Boyd signs with Besiktas
American winger Tyler Boyd has signed a four-year contract with Besiktas.
US men's soccer to play Mexico in New Jersey on Sept 6
CHICAGO (AP) -- The U.S. men's soccer team will follow its loss to Mexico in the CONCACAF Gold Cup final by playing El Tri in an exhibition on Sept. 6 at East Rutherford, New Jersey.
Mallory Pugh, Rose Lavelle return to Spirit (but Lavelle may not play) Saturday
World Cup champions Rose Lavelle and Mallory Pugh return to the Washington Spirit Saturday, though Lavelle may not play in the match against the Houston Dash.
What Transfer Moves Should Liverpool Make Before the Premier League Season?
Liverpool's starting XI is essentially set for the upcoming season, but club legend John Barnes believes that the Reds shouldn't be complacent, even on the heels of a 97-point domestic campaign and a Champions League title.
Montpellier keeper Lecomte joins Monaco
Monaco (AFP) - Montpellier goalkeeper Benjamin Lecomte has joined Monaco on a five-year deal, the Principality club announced on Monday.
Frustration continues to be the name of the game for both the Chicago Fire and Columbus Crew. Chicago (5-9-7) was feeling relatively good about itself following an impressive 5-1 victory over Atlanta United FC on July 3. "Our biggest threat isn't our opponents, it's ourselves," Fire
Ajax exec Overmars makes Ziyech sales pitch to Arsenal
He surprisingly and directly said Ziyech is "better than Mesut Ozil for half the price."
Transfer Rumor Roundup: James to Atletico, Rondon to China
Would Real Madrid really deal the Colombian to a direct rival?