Jozy Altidore found the back of the net for the fourth consecutive match on Tuesday as the United States hung on to top Honduras, 1-0, in 2014 World Cup qualifying at Rio Tinto Stadium.
The historic wave of protests that has swept across Brazil in recent days has gained some important allies - the players of the Brazilian national football team.
As goaltender Tim Howard looks out from in front of the U.S. net, he likes what he sees: the scoring of striker Jozy Altidore, the ball control of the midfielders and the steadiness of the defense.
David Moyes was given a challenging start to life as Manchester United manager Wednesday, with his new team handed fixtures against Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City in the first five matches of its Premier League title defense.
The FA Cup final has been restored to its traditional place as the last match of the English football season.
No amount of tight defense could keep Jozy Altidore from doing what he does best.
Newell's took a giant step toward clinching Argentina's Clausura title on Sunday with a 3-0 victory over Atletico Rafaela.
Australia, Iran and South Korea won spots at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil on a dramatic final day of Asian qualifying Tuesday.
Nigeria rolled to a 6-1 victory at Confederations Cup on Monday over Tahaiti, which was making its debut at a major FIFA tournament.
Six youth players and the father of one of them were convicted of manslaughter Monday for kicking a volunteer linesman to death after a game, a brutal attack that shocked this soccer-loving nation.
Nnamdi Oduamadi scored a hat trick as Nigeria easily coasted past Group B minnows Tahiti on Monday by a 6-1 score in Confederations Cup play.
Mario Balotelli's strike 12 minutes from time lifted Italy to a 2-1 victory over Mexico in Confederations Cup group A play on Sunday at the Maracana Stadium.
FIFA will use goal-line technology in international games for the first time at the Confederations Cup, starting with Saturday's opening match between Brazil and Japan. The Associated Press looks at why the technology has been introduced and how it will work:
Brazil opened the 2013 Confederations Cup in style on Saturday, defeating Japan, 3-0, at the Estadio Nacional Mane Garrincha.
Abby Wambach scored a late penalty kick to cap a 4-1 friendly win for the United States women's national team over Korea Republic on Saturday, moving Wambach to within two goals of the all-time leader, Mia Hamm.
FIFA has ruled male head covers are acceptable to wear during matches, a decision that goes against the ban on turbans imposed by the sport's provincial governing body in Quebec.
The Confederations Cup begins following protests that turned violent in three of Brazil's biggest cities, while builders were still slapping cement on stadiums.
Manchester City hired Manuel Pellegrini as manager Friday, entrusting a man nicknamed "The Engineer" with constructing a team to reclaim the Premier League title and become a force in the Champions League.
About 200 people burned tires and blocked the main road in front of the Brasilia stadium that will host the Confederations Cup opener Saturday.
For spectators at professional sporting events, there is a fine line between creating an intimidating home atmosphere and bringing the proceedings into disrepute, but common sense dictates where that divide lies.