Sunday, March 9, 2014
The Portland Timbers were the surprise of Major League Soccer last season under first-year coach Caleb Porter. Playing what fans dubbed "Porterball," the team finished atop the Western Conference standings and advanced to the conference finals.
Carson Yeung, the part-owner of English Championship club Birmingham City, has been sentenced to six years in jail for money laundering.
Mexico will face Israel on May 26 in Azteca Stadium, its last World Cup warm-up on home soil.
The U.S. women's soccer team's two-year unbeaten streak ended at 43 games Friday with a 1-0 loss to Sweden and former coach Pia Sundhage at the Algarve Cup in Albufiera, Portugal.
Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino says "something is not right" with Lionel Messi after the Argentina forward vomited during an exhibition.
French club Nantes will serve a one-year FIFA ban on recruiting new players after losing an appeal at Switzerland's supreme court.
NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION
NEW YORK RED BULLS
Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella says he is happy with the forwards he has, and that seems to be bad news for Juventus striker Carlos Tevez and his prospects for playing at the World Cup.
A look at the Major League Soccer's Eastern Conference teams for 2014, in order of finish last season:
Carson Yeung, the owner of English Championship club Birmingham City, has been sentenced to six years in jail for money laundering.
Fans yelled racist insults at a Brazilian soccer player interviewed by reporters after a match, the latest case of racism in the country that will host the World Cup in a few months.
REAL SALT LAKE
SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES
The United States women's national team saw its 42-game unbeaten streak come to an end on Friday with a 1-0 defeat to Sweden in the Algarve Cup.
With Jack Wilshere out for six weeks, few would bet on Arsenal to win its first Premier League title since 2004.