Soccer

MLS attendance up, TV ratings lag as US mulls…

Major League Soccer's attendance is up and fan interest is booming, even if television broadcasts are far less popular and some young Americans would rather play in Europe

Caleb Porter out as Portland Timbers head coach

Israeli billionaire buys 15 percent stake in Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid says Quantum Pacific Group is acquiring a 15 percent stake in the club for 50 million euros

Tentacles of FIFA graft trial reach Argentine presidency

The FIFA corruption trial in New York illustrates the political power of soccer in Latin America with tentacles reaching far beyond the field into the office of a national president

Dortmund desperate to get back on track in Bundesliga

Borussia Dortmund's best start to the Bundesliga is all but forgotten amid the turmoil of failing to win in the league since September and now its suspension of top-scorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

CAS rules FIFA wrong to fine Mexico for fans' gay slur chant

The Court of Arbitration for Sport has ruled that FIFA was wrong to fine Mexico's soccer federation for fans chanting gay slurs at opposing goalkeepers at World Cup qualifying games

Tottenham adjusting to change of status in north…

Tottenham is heading into a derby against Arsenal as the dominant force in north London for the first time in decades

The Day, New London, Conn., David Collins column

Despite big signings, Cavani emerges as leader of…

Paris Saint-Germain broke the bank to buy the world's two most expensive players but its best piece of business may have been not selling Edinson Cavani

Boosted by stadium blessing, Atletico takes on…

Boosted by stadium blessing, Atletico Madrid takes on Real Madrid in first city derby at Atletico's new Wanda Metropolitano Stadium

Joloperros gang leader gets life in prison

Peru qualifies for first World Cup since 1982 by…

Peru beat New Zealand 2-0 to win a two-leg playoff and earn the 32nd and last spot in the World Cup field in Russia

Big Serie A weekend to console Italy fans after…

Days after the Azzurri's failure to qualify for the World Cup, followers of Italian football can console themselves with a big weekend in Serie A

Russia is lowest-ranked team in draw for its home World Cup

Russia will be the lowest-ranked team in the draw for its home World Cup after Peru sealed the final qualifying place

Sounders' Clint Dempsey wins MLS Comeback Player

Seattle Sounders forward Clint Dempsey has been named the MLS Comeback Player of the Year after a heart condition put his career in jeopardy

Jedinak stars as Australia qualifies for 2018 World Cup

Mile Jedinak stepped up when it counted most, propelling Australia into next year's World Cup with a hat trick Wednesday in a 3-1 intercontinental playoff victory over Honduras that secured the next-to-last spot in Russia

McKennie scores in debut as US ties Portugal 1-1

Weston McKennie scored in his U.S. debut, goalkeeper Ethan Horvath allowed a seemingly harmless cross to drop between his arms for an equalizer and the Americans tied Portugal 1-1 in their first match since failing to qualify for next year's World Cup

Italian soccer fans need something else to do next summer

While most soccer-loving fans around the globe will be glued to their TV sets next year during the World Cup, restaurants and cinemas around Italy might find themselves a little extra busy during the summer