The last 16 will feature marquee matchups for Real Madrid and Barcelona, the giants of the Spanish league.
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Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City won by 2-1 at Manchester United, the surest sign yet that, even with half the season to go, the Premier League title is City’s to lose.
Jozy Altidore’s goal in the 67th minute and a goal by Victor Vazquez in injury time delivered the victory over the Seattle Sounders in a rematch of last season’s title game.
Dempsey, 34, will lead the Seattle Sounders in a rematch of last season’s MLS Cup, a game he missed while under treatment for an irregular heartbeat.
FIFA’s chief ethics enforcer failed to disclose a friendship with Colombia’s disgraced former soccer president, according to a report from one of Europe’s ruling councils.
The former national team goalkeeper said, “I know exactly what U.S. Soccer needs to do, I know exactly how to do it, and I possess the fortitude to get it done.”
Mourinho, who will lead Manchester United against Manchester City on Sunday, considers victory — not the way it was achieved — his primary concern.
A.C. Milan appears to have failed to convince UEFA’s auditors that its Chinese owner can finance a turnaround that is in compliance with Financial Fair Play rules.
Liverpool beat Spartak Moscow, 7-0, as England became the first country to have five clubs in the knockout stage of the competition.
Roma and Barcelona also clinched spots at the top of their groups, while Atlético Madrid was eliminated after reaching the final in two of the last four years.
The Club World Cup, getting underway Wednesday in Abu Dhabi, is nominally a huge event: the world championship for clubs. Just about every soccer team in the world is eligible.
Carter, the president of Soccer United Marketing, has decades of experience in selling American soccer. She is the eighth announced candidate for the post.