Wambach keeps up her fight against fake turf

| |Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

From the moment Canada's bid for the 2015 Women's World Cup was announced and an artificial playing surface was part of the deal, Abby Wambach was concerned.

Ruling expected in World Cup bids probe next year

| |Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

FIFA ethics judge Joachim Eckert is unlikely to reach final decisions in the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding corruption probe until early next year.

Melbourne Victory sign Tunisian international

|Thursday, Sep. 18, 2014

The Melbourne Victory have signed French-born Tunisian international Fahid Ben Khalfallah to a one-year deal.

US women beat Mexico 4-0 in final warmup

| |Thursday, Sep. 18, 2014

Hope Solo extended her shutout record to 73, and Amy Rodriguez, Tobin Heath, Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe scored to help the U.S. women's soccer team beat Mexico 4-0 in an exhibition game Thursday night in chilly conditions.

Solskjaer, Magath fail to last a year in England

| |Thursday, Sep. 18, 2014

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Felix Magath arrived with strong reputations for their first shot at management in English soccer last season.

Howard leads Everton over Wolfsburg 4-1 in Europa

|Thursday, Sep. 18, 2014

American goalkeeper Tim Howard turned in an outstanding performance in his first European match since the 2009-10 season, and Everton opened the group stage of the Europa League with a 4-1 win over visiting Wolfsburg on Thursday night.

MLS says Chivas USA might not play in 2015

| |Thursday, Sep. 18, 2014

Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber says Chivas USA might not play in 2015 and perhaps longer, a decision that won't be made until a new owner takes over the team.

Brandao banned 6 months for head-butting Motta

|Thursday, Sep. 18, 2014

Bastia striker Brandao was banned for six months by the French league on Thursday for head-butting Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Thiago Motta after a league match last month.

3-minute concussion breaks in European matches

| |Thursday, Sep. 18, 2014

Referees have been given the power to stop matches in European competitions for three minutes to fully assess head injuries.

Inter and Sevilla open Europa campaign with wins

| |Thursday, Sep. 18, 2014

Three-time European champion Inter Milan opened its Europa League campaign with a hard-fought 1-0 win away to Ukrainian side Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk, while defending champion Sevilla had an easier 2-0 win against Feyenoord on Thursday.