• December 19, 2014

Soccer

FIFA dismisses Garcia's appeal of World Cup probe

GENEVA (AP) — Ethics prosecutor Michael Garcia's appeal against the handling of his World Cup bid investigation was dismissed by FIFA on Tuesday.

Galaxy win MLS Cup 2-1, beat Revs on Keane's goal

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Landon Donovan grabbed Robbie Keane in a triumphant midfield hug right before Donovan's girlfriend leaped into his arms. Moments later, Donovan and Keane raised the silver trophy together amid fireworks and a confetti blizzard.

Donovan hopes to lead Galaxy past Revs in MLS Cup

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Everything is in place for a Hollywood ending to Landon Donovan's career.

Jansrud wins 3rd straight World Cup race

BEAVER CREEK, Colo. (AP) — Kjetil Jansrud can't ever remember a run like this, where he didn't make so much as one tiny slipup on a tricky course designed to tax and tease skiers.

Garber: MLS needs to perform better financially

MLS Commissioner Don Garber says the league is not performing as hoped financially and its franchises are combining to lose more than $100 million annually.

Long history of political gestures in sports

The "Hands-up. Don't shoot!" gesture that five St. Louis Rams made during pregame wasn't the first time athletes have used their platform to make political statements.

Thierry Henry leaving New York Red Bulls

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Thierry Henry is leaving Major League Soccer after 4½ seasons, unable to lead the New York Red Bulls to the team's first championship.

Brazilian great Pele responding well to treatment

SAO PAULO (AP) — Soccer great Pele isn't showing signs of the urinary tract infection that prompted his hospitalization this week and doctors said they will suspend kidney treatment on Sunday.

MLS player rues slow acceptance of gays in sports

NEW YORK (AP) — Los Angeles Galaxy soccer star Robbie Rogers wants some company, now that he's the last man standing as an openly gay athlete in a U.S. professional league.

German’s extra-time goal caps thrilling World Cup party in Brazil

Mario Goetze’s goal in the second period of extra time solidified him as a national sports hero and helped Germany beat Argentina 1-0 in the 2014 World Cup Final on Sunday. 

Germans most impressive of World Cup's final four

And then there were four.

Area soccer coaches like job Klinsmann is doing

After the United States advanced out of the “Group of Death” and into the knockout round of the 2014 World Cup, head coach Jurgen Klinsmann said, “I’m glad we were able to prove all of our doubters wrong.” 

Area coaches see U.S. soccer as big winner despite exit in round of 16

The United States soccer team was defeated by Belgium 2-1 in the World Cup Round of 16 on Tuesday. 

Area coaches hopeful for America’s chances in next round

It wasn’t exactly how the USA soccer team wanted to advance.

US advances to World Cup knockout rounds despite 1-0 loss to Germany

RECIFE, Brazil — The United States reached the knockout stage of consecutive World Cups for the first time, just not the way the Americans wanted.

U.S. World Cup team needs inspiring coach

The United States Soccer Federation should fire American head coach Jurgen Klinsmann right now. Today. Granted that’s probably a procedural impossibility. But perhaps the American players can ask this guy to get lost some time tonight.

TASCO all-star soccer game morphs into weekend event

For years, the Texas Association of Soccer Coaches All-Star Game was a one-day event at Southwestern University in Georgetown.

Central Texas ranch features exotic game

Deep Creek Ranch offers the unique experience of hunting exotic species.

SOCCER: Camp allows area youngsters to receive British training

With the pitch still moist with morning dew, and the early morning sun slowly heating up, young Central Texas soccer players geared up for another day of instruction, drills and most importantly, fun.

Cove soccer coach ventures to South Africa for World Cup

By Angel Verdejo