Who wound up in difficult groups and who got away easy from Friday’s World Cup draw?
Police used tear gas to disperse rock-throwing fans outside the stadium before the African Champions League final Sunday, an outburst that has heightened fears for an upcoming World Cup playoff between Egypt and Ghana.
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Clint Dempsey finally got on the board in his ninth game back in Major League Soccer, scoring in the 30th minute to give the Seattle Sounders the lead, and Robbie Keane’s half-volley goal late in the second half gave the Los Angeles Galaxy a 1-1 draw in the MLS regular-season finale on Sunday night.
Kofi Opare scored his first career goal midway through the second half, and the Los Angeles Galaxy pulled out a 1-0 victory over the Montreal Impact on Wednesday night.
Graham Zusi and Aron Johannsson scored in second-half stoppage time, and the United States rallied for a 3-2 win at Panama on Tuesday night that left Mexico’s World Cup hopes alive and knocked out the Panamanians.
After another tense match, England is headed to its fifth straight World Cup.
Seats were destroyed at a World Cup stadium in Fortaleza last weekend and dozens of supporters detained after clashes in Sao Paulo.
For Anas Makhlouf and his Syrian national team, even the so-called home games in Asian Cup qualifying are played a long way from the fans who desperately want them to win so they’ve got something to celebrate amid a bloody civil war.
Landon Donovan scored twice in the first half, tying Jeff Cunningham’s MLS career goals record in the Los Angeles Galaxy’s 5-0 victory over Chivas USA on Sunday.
The United States will be missing Clint Dempsey and Michael Bradley for its World Cup qualifiers against Jamaica and Panama.
A spate of injuries has robbed the United States national team of some top players entering its final two qualifying matches for the 2014 World Cup.
A Calabasas man convicted of gunning down a high school student outside of his Winnetka home last year was sentenced Tuesday to 50 years to life in prison.
Timbers coach Caleb Porter didn’t stray from his business-like approach to the season even after Portland downed the two-time defending league champion Los Angeles Galaxy to gain crucial playoff position.
A World Cup stadium being built in the isolated Brazilian state of Amazonas may not become a white elephant after all.