Barcelona starts big week with CL clash vs. Ajax

| |Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Barcelona's Luis Enrique faces one of the toughest weeks in his coaching career as his squad hosts Ajax in a Champions League Group F match on Tuesday before travelling to Real Madrid at the weekend for La Liga's first Clasico of the season.

Wingers to play a big role in Roma-Bayern CL match

| |Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Bayern Munich takes an 11-match unbeaten streak into a visit with an ambitious Roma squad, while Manchester City looks to improve its poor record at CSKA Moscow in Group E of the Champions League on Tuesday.

FIFA say 2018 WCup final arena 'ahead of schedule'

|Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Russia is avoiding Brazil's mistakes.

Costa set to miss out for Chelsea against Maribor

| |Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

The likely absence of Diego Costa should not stop Chelsea staying in command of Group G of the Champions League, with the Premier League leader a big favorite to beat Maribor at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday.

Sounders rally for 2-2 tie with LA Galaxy

|Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014

Clint Dempsey and Lamar Neagle scored in the second half to give the Seattle Sounders a 2-2 draw with the LA Galaxy in Major League Soccer on Sunday.

MLS Capsules

|Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014

Clint Dempsey and Lamar Neagle scored in the second half, rallying the Seattle Sounders to a 2-2 tie with the LA Galaxy on Sunday night.

Sounders rally for 2-2 tie with LA Galaxy

| |Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014

Although Landon Donovan was grateful for an evening of tributes to his soccer career, his excitement was dampened when the LA Galaxy blew a two-goal lead and the chance to take control of the MLS regular-season race.

River Plate wins 3-0 and moves four points clear

|Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014

Colombian striker Teo Gutierrez scored twice as River Plate defeated Belgrano 3-0 on Sunday to move four points clear atop the Argentine first division.

Cruzeiro wins again, opens 7-point lead in Brazil

| |Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014

Cruzeiro scored late to beat Vitoria 1-0 on Sunday, ending a two-match losing streak and increasing its lead to seven points in the Brazilian league.

1 dead after fan fighting in Brazil

|Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014

Police say a 21-year-old man died after a confrontation between rival football fan groups in Brazil on Sunday.