The wave of excitement and enthusiasm that engulfed the United States during the World Cup recently played in Brazil increased awareness and interest in the sport of soccer among casual fans. But, for those who have loved the game all … Read Full Storyread more
A 2-0 defeat at Dallas FC’s Toyota Stadium Saturday night increased the current New England Revolution losing streak to a team record seven games.
Frustrated by the streak, and especially the lackluster performance that had come three days earlier, a … Read Full Storyread more
MOSCOW (AP) — Six South Americans — five Brazilians and one Argentine — have refused to return to Ukraine to play for their football club in the troubled city of Donetsk, risking possible fines and suspensions for breach of contract.… Read Full Storyread more
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil is set to name its new national team coach, with reports suggesting Carlos Dunga is likely to return to the post.
Brazil will announce a coach on Tuesday to succeed Luiz Felipe Scolari, who… Read Full Story
It’s hard to believe, but less than two months ago the New England Revolution were riding a hot streak and leading the Eastern Conference with an ideally balanced team that showed a stingy defense and a powerful offense. After Wednesday … Read Full Storyread more
Although they were the only Massachusetts boys’ team to advance out of the group stage, the GPS Crusaders Massachusetts Elite U14 team left a bit frustrated after being eliminated in the semi-finals of the Region 1 Soccer Championships, at the … Read Full Storyread more
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A somber mood spread over Brazil on Saturday as football fans came to grips with the loss of Neymar, the superstar striker who was knocked out of the World Cup with a fractured vertebra.
Brazil’s … Read Full Storyread more
OURO PRETO, Brazil (AP) — Removed from the bustling World Cup host city of Belo Horizonte lies a charming colonial town that gave birth to Brazil’s independence.
Ouro Preto, a UNESCO world heritage site whose name means “Black Gold,” is… Read Full Story
For most local fans, the enjoyment of watching their favorite team in the World Cup is now over. Portugal, considered an outside favorite before the tournament started, although most critics warned that the team was very dependent on mega star … Read Full Storyread more
SÃO PAULO (AP) — The last time the U.S. played in a World Cup in Brazil, just one American reporter was on hand, using vacation time and paying his own way.
Sixty-four years later, about 100 credentialed U.S. media members… Read Full Story
RECIFE, Brazil (AP) — Thomas Mueller scored his fourth goal of the World Cup on Friday as Germany defeated the United States 1-0 to win Group G ahead of the Americans, who also advanced to the knockout stage of the … Read Full Storyread more
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo’s first goal of the World Cup earned Portugal a 2-1 win over Ghana but couldn’t prevent his team being eliminated from the tournament along with the Africans on Thursday.
Portugal finished level on four… Read Full Story
Both teams will be hampered by injuries to key players. US national team forward Jozy Altidore has been ruled out of Sunday’s game, rekindling the discussion about coach Jurgen Klinsmann’s decision to leave Landon Donovan off his roster.
So, the … Read Full Storyread more
During a tour that lasted in excess of three weeks,the team from Futebol Clube da Madalena, from the Azorean Island of Pico, champion of the Azores in the Portuguese third division in the 2009/2010 season and current champion of the … Read Full Storyread more
For some fathers in Tiverton, a victory in the Portsmouth Invitational Soccer Tournament was a very nice Father’s Day present from their talented daughters. The U-11 girls from the neighboring town won the U-12 tournament, played last weekend, at the … Read Full Storyread more
U.S and Portugal face off Sunday
NEW ENGLAND — Local bars and restaurants are cleaning themselves up and getting ready for Sunday’s game between Portugal and the U.S.
Walking into Pasha Hookah Bar, on Allens Avenue in Providence, one is … Read Full Storyread more
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — FIFA has acknowledged being embarrassed by a security lapse that let ticketless Chile fans rampage into the Maracanã Stadium.
Fences have been breached by fans at both World Cup matches staged at the country’s biggest… Read Full Story
SÃO PAULO (AP) — Jozy Altidore will miss the Americans’ World Cup game against Portugal on Sunday because of his strained left hamstring and appears likely to sit out next week’s match against Germany.
The U.S. probably needs to advance… Read Full Story