Despite setbacks, United coach Lagos expects big crowds, wins

Despite setbacks, United coach Lagos expects big crowds, wins

Manny Lagos expects wins and big crowds in fall season.

Soccer insider: U.S., Japan kicking it again for Women's World Cup title

July 3
Soccer insider: U.S., Japan kicking it again for Women's World Cup title
The two own the last two major tournament titles but foster success differently

Dempsey, Chandler score as US beats Guatemala 4-0

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Dempsey, Chandler score as US beats Guatemala 4-0
Clint Dempsey wants to look ahead to helping the U.S. defend its CONCACAF Gold Cup title and not back to his confrontation with a referee that caused American coach Jurgen Klinsmann to replace the fiery forward as captain for the tournament.
Sports
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Aussie coach has advice for defending Japan

Perhaps, Australia coach Alen Stajcic was on to something when he said, "We're not the Netherlands," in responding to question regarding how his team might defend against Japan in the quarterfinals.
Sports
July 3

U.S. star Abby Wambach wants to go out a winner in World Cup

The all-time leading goal scorer in soccer history has never won a World Cup in her career.
Sports
July 3

Gameday preview: United FC at Carolina

The fall season begins for a Minnesota United FC team that must overcome the loss of four midfielders, two to injury and two who left the club.
Sports
July 3

Soccer short takes

A weekly quick-hit look at the world of soccer.
Sports
July 3

Weekend soccer watch guide

What to watch on the pitch this weekend.
Sports
July 3

FIFA deflects criticism about absence of Blatter from final

FIFA and the Canadian Soccer Association deflected criticism on Friday about FIFA President Sepp Blatter and secretary general Jerome Valcke not attending the Women's World Cup final, saying the winning captain won't care who hands over the championship trophy.
Video
July 3

United FC midfielder J.C. Banks hopes to fill a midfield void

United FC midfielder J.C. Banks hopes to fill a midfield void
West Metro
July 3
Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber, left, and Dr. Bill McGuire announced Minnesota United FC's move to MLS in March.

Revamped search for soccer stadium site is slow off the mark

Neither St. Paul nor Minneapolis officials seemed especially energized Thursday by the news that Major League Soccer was going to explore possible stadium sites in St. Paul.
Sports
July 3

Bradley replaces Dempsey as US captain for CONCACAF Gold Cup

Michael Bradley will be the U.S. captain for the CONCACAF Gold Cup rather than Clint Dempsey.
Sports
July 3

Brazilian refs sending message to players: Stop the whining!

Brazilian referees are done with tolerating whining players.
Sports
July 3

Japan is back in the final after emotional 2011 win

Four years ago when Japan's players hoisted the Women's World Cup trophy, a nation rejoiced.
Sports
July 2

World Cup field puts haves and have-nots on display

One of the benefits of an expanded field of 24 teams at the Women's World Cup this year was that there were lots of fresh faces playing in Canada, teams like Ivory Coast, Ecuador and Cameroon.
Sports
July 2

RandBall: Back to my roots: World Cup analyst and ex-Gopher Kyndra de St. Aubin

I knew how to call Kyndra de St. Aubin before I knew exactly why I wanted to call her. A public relations contact from Fox…
Minneapolis
July 2
MLS deputy commissioner Mark Abbott

Soccer stadium could land in St. Paul, MLS executive says

Two sites reportedly in the mix are near Snelling and University avenues, where a former Metro Transit bus barn stood, and near the State Capitol where a Sears store now sits.
Sports
July 2

Will Sacramento benefit from the local soccer stadium situation?

The California city may benefit from the problems that Minnesota United is having in securing government help for its proposed soccer stadium.
Soccer
July 2
England's Josanne Potter, right, consoles Laura Bassett (6) after a 2-...

Watch England's Laura Bassett score for Japan

England and Japan were headed for extra time in their World Cup semifinal when Laura Bassett made this huge mistake. Here's video from the BBC.
Sports
July 2
England's Laura Bassett, second from right, is consoled by teammates a...

England's huge misplay sends Japan through to World Cup final

England defender Laura Bassett's own goal in stoppage time sent Japan into the final against the United States.
Sports
July 1

Blatter says he has 'clear conscience' despite FIFA probes

FIFA President Sepp Blatter says he is not corrupt and that he has a "clear conscience" despite corruption investigations into world soccer's governing body.
Sports
July 1
United States' Carli Lloyd (10) scores a penalty shot against Germany...

RandBall: Good fortune doesn't diminish U.S. World Cup win

Almost every single sporting event amounts to a series of close calls, near-misses, 50-50 judgments by officials and fortune doled out one way or another…
Sports
July 1

With no Blatter, Hayatou to present trophy at Women's WCup

With Sepp Blatter staying away, FIFA Senior Vice President and African soccer head Issa Hayatou will present the trophy at the Women's World Cup final…
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