Matic’s screamer was the exclamation mark on the Blues’ big win. If it’s a game at Wembley, it must be big (outside of the pointless England friendly). Eden Hazard’s 75th-minute strike won it for the Blues, who earned a return trip to Wembley for the May 27 final against the winner of Sunday’s semifinal
Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s remarkable first season with Manchester United came to a surprising and sudden end. On Friday, the club confirmed that its leading scorer suffered torn knee ligaments in Thursday’s Europa League quarterfinal win over Anderlecht and would be without the 35-year-old striker until
Beckham’s expansion team plans remain in limbo. DANA POINT, Calif. – The David Beckham ownership saga in Miami has dragged on so long that the thousand-day anniversary of the Feb. 5, 2014 announcement of Major League Soccer’s return to South Florida was celebrated last Halloween. After nearly six more
Atleti are moving on to the semifinals. Leicester City, the reigning Premier League champion that famously beat 5,000-to-1 odds last season, continued its Cinderella run in the UEFA Champions League by winning its group and dispatching cup tournament specialists Sevilla with a stunning round-of-16 victory
Jose Mourinho was destined to have the last word. In his first game at Stamford Bridge since being dismissed a second time as Chelsea manager, Mourinho watched his Manchester United side get mauled in an embarrassing 4-0 Premier League loss. Then, when Mourinho returned to Southwest London last month
Tuchel’s postgame comments after Dortmund’s 3-2 home loss to Monaco in Wednesday’s Champions League quarterfinal first leg were completely understandable. Logistically, having the game played the next day made sense.
Auba and Dortmund had a frustrating first leg. Borussia Dortmund and Monaco finally got to play the first leg of their Champions League quarterfinal on Wednesday. Basking in the spotlight was French teen phenom Kylian Mbappe, who showed yet again why he’s being called the next Thierry Henry.
When he heard the big news of the Champions League quarterfinal draw – that Bayern Munich and Real Madrid would meet in the last eight in a matchup worthy of the June 3 final in Cardiff – Bixente Lizarazu reacted the way most of the clubs’ supporters did. “I said, ‘Again?’ ” the former Bayern left back
Bombs exploded next to Borussia Dortmund’s bus an hour before Tuesday’s Champions League quarterfinal first leg with Monaco, according to the German club and local police. Dortmund police confirmed that three explosions were set off as the bus left the team’s hotel. A police spokesperson had no additional
The UEFA Champions League knockout stage resumed with the first legs of four fantastic quarterfinal matchups. Behind the star performance of Paulo Dybala, Juventus beat Barcelona 3-0, and after bomb explosions near Dortmund’s bus forced a postponement, Monaco left Germany with a 3-2 victory. Then, Cristiano
By the time U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati sat before the media on Monday in New York City to discuss the worst-kept secret in soccer – that the United States would bid for the 2026 World Cup with co-hosts Canada and Mexico – the official announcement had lost considerable steam. Trump controversially
After the UEFA Champions League quarterfinal draw, we analyzed the four matchups on the podcast. That was three weeks ago. With the last-eight first legs set for Tuesday and Wednesday, did anything happen to cause us to change our opinions? Answer: Yes.
We’re only five weeks into the 2017 Major League Soccer season, so it would be ridiculous premature to anoint someone as the favorite for the Landon Donovan Most Valuable Player Award. But here at FC Yahoo, we’re oblivious not afraid of breaking such norms.
Messi offered his own match report on referee Sandro Ricci and his assistants after Argentina beat Chile. Just hours before Argentina faces Bolivia in its next World Cup qualifier on Tuesday, the Argentine federation learned that superstar forward Lionel Messi has been suspended for four competitive
Pulisic warns that the U.S. can’t “get too high” after rolling past Honduras. The last time the United States men’s national team ventured down to Panama City, on Oct. 15, 2013, it wasn’t its own World Cup qualifying campaign that was on the line. It was Mexico’s.
Dempsey celebrates his third goal against Honduras. SAN JOSE, Calif. – Like any human being forced to dwell on his own mortality, Clint Dempsey allowed himself to take part in deep reflection, often asking questions that could not be immediately answered. The health issue forced him to miss the end
There’s something of a placebo effect that takes hold when a new manager is put in charge of a team. The status quo is shattered; the hierarchy knocked down. Those in the doghouse might be brought back inside; those entrenched in the lineup suddenly feel insecure. The negativity is forgotten, for a while
The re-hiring of Bruce Arena as United States men’s national team head coach was always going to bring back nostalgia. In his first tenure as USA manager, Arena guided the Americans to a surprising quarterfinal run at the 2002 World Cup but also left the job in less glamorous circumstances after a disappointing
Chicharito celebrates his first goal. Mexico took control of the final round of the CONCACAF region in World Cup qualifying with a 2-0 win over previous leaders Costa Rica in Mexico City on Friday, as striker Javier Hernandez tied Jared Borgetti for the all-time national team scoring record of 46.
Bruce Arena says Christian Pulisic reminds him of Landon Donovan, and it’s a natural comparison, really. Sixteen years before Pulisic joined Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga, Donovan blazed the same trail as a supremely-gifted, teenage soccer prodigy seeking a new challenge in Germany with Bayer
Donovan won’t be making another comeback. SAN JOSE, Calif. – When asked if he was ready to take Bruce Arena’s call if there were more injuries to the United States men’s national team, Landon Donovan laughed out loud. “I can’t even chase my son around my house,” Donovan said of his 14-month-old, Talon
If the United States men’s national team emerges from its crucial set of World Cup qualifiers against Honduras and Panama by successfully reviving its bid for Russia 2018, there will be plenty of plaudits to go around. First, the turnaround would immediately validate U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati
The UEFA Champions League draw produced four intriguing quarterfinal ties, but which clubs were the most fortunate and most unlucky?