Loons
November 20
Minnesota United midfielder Emanuel Reynoso had a part in all eight goals the Loons scored in the playoffs last season with one goal and seven assists

Minnesota United's Emanuel Reynoso knows playoff time is when the stars come out

The midfielder was dominant in the playoffs last year, and the Loons will need more starting Sunday at Portland.
Sports
November 20

Spirit wins NWSL title 2-1 in extra time over Red Stars

Kelley O'Hara scored in the 97th minute and the Washington Spirit won the National Women's Soccer League championship with a 2-1 extra time victory over the Chicago Red Stars on Saturday.
Sports
November 20

Solskjaer's United loses again; Chelsea consolidates lead

After overseeing yet another humiliating loss as Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer walked over to the angry away fans and held both hands up in apology, before giving them a quick wave.
Sports
November 20

Pope hopes charity match deals a "kick" to exclusion

Pope Francis is hoping that a charity soccer match that includes Swiss Guards, Vatican employees, priests, a player with Down syndrome, migrants and members of the Roma community will deal a significant "kick" to discrimination.
Loons
November 19
Portland’s Providence Park played host to a NWSL semifinal last weekend; this weekend it will play host to an MLS playoff game.

Traveling Minnesota United fans will take home on the road to Portland

Loons coach Adrian Heath said a full fan chartered flight to Portland "reminds you who you're playing for."
Loons
November 19
New York Red Bulls midfielder Caden Clark, a Medina native.

Minnesota United in the playoffs: Four questions about the MLS Cup

With the MLS Cup playoffs beginning Saturday, and the Loons playing at Portland on Sunday, here's a primer from soccer writer Jerry Zgoda.
Sports
November 19

Philadelphia hosts Red Bulls in rivalry to open MLS playoffs

especially for the Union.
Business
November 19

Barcelona, Man City drop club crypto sponsors amid concerns

Concerns about two cryptocurrency companies led to two of Europe's leading soccer clubs, Barcelona and Manchester City, dropping short-lived sponsorship agreements on Friday.
Sports
November 19

FIFA changes playoff format for last 2 places at World Cup

FIFA changed the World Cup qualifying format for the intercontinental playoffs on Friday to be single-leg games at a neutral venue.
Sports
November 18

AP source: NBC keeps Premier League, deal $2.7B+ for 6 years

NBC has achieved one of its major objectives over the past year, retaining U.S. rights to broadcast the Premier League for another six years.
Loons
November 18
Fanendo Adi (middle) celebrated with his Loons teammates after a goal against Houston on Aug. 28.

Hello, Portland: Loons veteran Adi knows this next playoff opponent very well

Fanendo Adi scored 54 goals in four-plus seasons with the Portland Timbers before stops in Cincinnati, Columbus and now with the Loons.
Sports
November 18
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton

Hamilton: F1 'duty bound' to raise awareness of human rights

Formula One is "duty bound" to raise awareness of human rights issues as the series closes its season in the Middle East, seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton said Thursday.
Sports
November 18

IOC hails progress at meeting with Afghan sports officials

Sports leaders appointed by the Taliban have promised Olympic officials that Afghanistan will continue to allow its athletes and teams to compete internationally.
World
November 18

Zahedi, playboy Iran ambassador to US under shah, dies at 93

Ardeshir Zahedi, Iran's flamboyant ambassador to the United States during the rule of the shah who charmed both Hollywood stars and politicians with his lavish parties until the 1979 Islamic Revolution, died on Thursday, Iranian state media reported. He was 93.
Sports
November 18

Swedish clubs sign Qatar protest, demand action from FIFA

Sweden's top soccer leagues signed an Amnesty International protest on Thursday that gives "a red card to FIFA" and demands that the governing body stand up for the rights of migrant workers in Qatar during next year's World Cup.
Sports
November 18
Kim Kardashian West.

Kardashian West helps fly Afghan women soccer players to UK

Members of Afghanistan's women's youth development soccer team arrived in Britain early Thursday after being flown from Pakistan with the help of a New York rabbi, a U.K. soccer club and Kim Kardashian West.
Sports
November 17

Confident US sees home wins, road draws as path to World Cup

As long as the United States wins its final three home games, the Americans likely will get back to the World Cup.
Randball
November 17
Minnesota United FC coach Adrian Heath during a match in October.

Adrian Heath on critics: 'Hindsight United' has never lost a match

The impression one gets is that coach Adrian Heath likes his team's chances as it prepares for postseason play — and that he is relieved to be there.
Sports
November 17

Denmark to wear clothes with 'critical messages' in Qatar

Denmark's national soccer team will wear "human rights messages" on their training clothes at next year's World Cup in Qatar.
Sports
November 17

FIFA politics a new challenge for Ellis over biennial WCups

Since capping three decades coaching by lifting a second World Cup with the American women, Jill Ellis has taken time to reflect and embark on a different path, with new career challenges.