Child cancer survivor gets dream trip to Leicester City

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SAN DIEGO -- Tim Hackett doesn't necessarily believe in cosmic forces.

He's not sure that there's anything more than coincidence that put his 13-year-old son, Travis, who has battled and beaten leukemia, on the same trajectory as the Leicester City Football Club when it pulled off one of the all-time greatest sporting achievements in 2016

He ...Read more

Alessandrini making himself at home with Galaxy, MLS

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LOS ANGELES -- It's been nearly two months since Romain Alessandrini left the comfort of Olympique de Marseille, his boyhood club in France, for the unknowns of the Galaxy and MLS. But that's proved more than enough time to get acquainted with his new home and job.

On the plus side, Alessandrini loves the weather and the anonymity of being a ...Read more

US, Mexico and Canada expected to announce joint bid for 2026 World Cup

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U.S. Soccer Federation President Sunil Gulati will join his counterparts from the Mexican and Canadian federations on Monday for what is expected to be an announcement detailing plans for a joint bid to host the 2026 World Cup.

Gulati will appear with Canada's Victor Montagliani and Mexico's Decio de Maria at a news conference Monday morning in...Read more

U.S. tied but not down

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PANAMA CITY, Panama -- The U.S. national team's once-rocky road to next summer's World Cup in Russia has smoothed out considerably in the last five days, with Tuesday's 1-1 draw with Panama giving the Americans added confidence and a hard-earned point, keeping them in the middle of the CONCACAF standings four games into the 10-match tournament. ...Read more

Clint Dempsey returns from heart ailment to again become heart of US soccer team

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PANAMA CITY, Panama -- The team bus had left Avaya Stadium long before Clint Dempsey emerged from the U.S. locker room following Friday's World Cup qualifier with Honduras in San Jose, Calif., leaving him to search for another ride back to the hotel. And though that was by chance rather than design -- Dempsey was delayed after being randomly ...Read more

Bruce Arena gives Sebastian Lletget chance at a fresh start with US national team

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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Over the last eight years Sebastian Lletget's soccer career has taken him to three continents and more than 100 cities, only to lead him right back to where it all started for the biggest game of his career.

It's been anything but a smooth journey.

So he'll take both the struggle and the success on to the field with him ...Read more

Crippled by injuries, US looks to past for help in the present

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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- A lot has changed since Tim Howard played in his first World Cup qualifier.

"I had a lot more hair (then)," observed Bruce Arena, the coach who gave Howard his start.

That was three World Cups, three coaching changes and 13 years ago. Howard, whose skull is now clean shaven, also had hair atop his head back then.

"I'm old,...Read more

Miami 'El Clasico' between Barcelona, Real Madrid will be Super Bowl-like spectacle

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South Florida soccer fans, your dream is coming true.

Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid will, indeed, play a preseason "El Clasico" match at Hard Rock Stadium on July 29. Organizers are planning weekend-long Super Bowl-like festivities surrounding the match, including a legends game and concerts.

There has been speculation about the ...Read more


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