5 things to know about the English Premier League

| |Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014

One round of Premier League games has already backed up many pundits' pre-season predictions, notably that Chelsea and Manchester City are title favorites and Manchester United needed more than just a change of manager to arrest its slump.

Bundesliga riding high after Germany World Cup win

| |Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014

Bayern Munich kicks off the defense of its Bundesliga title on Friday against revamped Wolfsburg with fans hoping for a thrilling season after Germany's triumph at the World Cup in Brazil.

5 things to know about the French league

| |Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014

Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim and Marseille counterpart Marcelo Bielsa don't have much time left to adapt to the French league.

FA probes Cardiff dossier on former manager Mackay

|Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014

A senior member of Crystal Palace's coaching staff quit on Thursday after becoming embroiled in a text-message controversy that also involves former Cardiff manager Malky Mackay and is the subject of an English Football Association investigation.

Rwanda appeals African Cup disqualification

|Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014

The Confederation of African Football says Rwanda has appealed against its disqualification from African Cup qualifying for fielding a striker who was using two identities.

European soccer clubs opening US academies

| |Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014

As the U.S. appetite for soccer grows, more American kids are harboring dreams of becoming the next David Beckham or Leo Messi. Their aspirations, realistic or not, have not gone unnoticed by top international teams, which are trying to capitalize financially.

Galaxy fight back to win 4-3 at Colorado

|Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014

Los Angeles' Landon Donovan scored in the 80th minute to give the Galaxy a 4-3 comeback victory at Colorado in Major League Soccer on Wednesday.

Chopra picked by Tendulkar's Kerala Blasters

| |Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014

Former Newcastle striker Michael Chopra's Indian origin made him a top pick as he was bought quickly by Kerala Blasters on Thursday in the international player draft of the Indian Super League.

MLS Capsules

|Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

Landon Donovan scored in the 80th minute to give the Los Angeles Galaxy a 4-3 comeback victory over the Colorado Rapids on Wednesday night.

Earthquakes, Sounders finish in 1-1 draw

| |Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

Chris Wondolowski tapped in a point-blank shot in the 65th minute on Wednesday night and the San Jose Earthquakes came back from the worst lost in franchise history to pull out a 1-1 draw against the Seattle Sounders.