Real Salt Lake eases past Colorado, 5-1

|Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

Joao Plata scored the first of Real Salt Lake's four goals in a 13-minute span in a 5-1 victory over the Colorado Rapids 5-1 on Friday night.

Chile playmaker Valdivia faces 12-game suspension

|Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

Brazil's sports tribunal says Chile playmaker Jorge Valdivia faces a 12-match suspension for stepping on an opponent in a Brazilian league match.

Rapids' Nick LaBrocca suspended 1 game for foul

|Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

Colorado Rapids midfielder Nick LaBrocca was suspended for one game and fined an undisclosed amount by MLS on Friday for a serious foul that endangered the safety of an opponent.

Eibar beats Elche 2-0 in Spanish league

|Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

Goals by Dani Garcia and Raul Albentosa gave Eibar its second win of the season as it defeated Elche 2-0 in the Spanish league on Friday.

Ronny earns Hertha Berlin a 2-2 draw at Freiburg

| |Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

Brazilian midfielder Ronny scored with two free kicks, the second in injury time, to salvage a 2-2 draw for Hertha Berlin at Freiburg in the Bundesliga on Friday.

Bordeaux beats Evian 2-1 to move back to the top

|Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

Bordeaux beat last-place Evian 2-1 on Friday to move provisionally back to the top of the French league.

Ex-soccer coach pleads guilty to sex solicitation

|Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

A former youth league soccer coach has pleaded guilty to sexual solicitation of a minor after, prosecutors say, he arranged to meet a teenage girl at her home when her parents were away.

Stadiums selected for Euro 2020 matches

|Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

UEFA's executive committee on Friday selected the 13 cities that will stage matches at the European Championship in 2020 when matches are being spread across the continent for the first time. Here is a list of the stadiums (capacity in parentheses):

Celtic's Tonev charged with making racist remark

|Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

The Scottish Football Association has charged on-loan Celtic winger Aleksandar Tonev with "excessive misconduct" for allegedly using racist language toward an Aberdeen player during a league match.

Platini criticizes FIFA over luxury watch probe

| |Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

UEFA President Michel Platini denounced FIFA's handling over a luxury gifts controversy on Friday and world football's governing body then disclosed it spent at least $140,000 on watches for officials at the World Cup.