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Team USA Tops Japan, 2-1, Wins Soccer Gold

Team USA Tops Japan, 2-1, Wins Soccer Gold

KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/GettyImages(LONDON) — The United States women’s soccer team got their revenge on Japan.  Carli Lloyd led the way for the United States on Thursday with two goals in Team USA’s 2-1 win over Japan for the gold medal.
“I think I j…

US Women’s Soccer Team Advances to the Finals

US Women’s Soccer Team Advances to the Finals

Stanley Chou/Getty Images(LONDON) — The United States women’s soccer team defeated Canada on Monday, 4-3 behind Alex Morgan’s go-ahead goal in the final minute of extra time.Morgan scored the game-winner when she sent the ball over the hea…

Olympic Rules: One Bad Tweet and You’re Out

Olympic Rules: One Bad Tweet and You’re Out

SAEED KHAN/AFP/Getty Images(LONDON) — A tweet insulting athletes from another country has cost a second Olympian a spot at the games.Michel Morganella, one of the players on Switzerland’s Olympic men’s soccer team, sent out such a tweet fo…

2012 Olympics: Flag Flub Prompts North Koreans to Walk off Field

2012 Olympics: Flag Flub Prompts North Koreans to Walk off Field

Stanley Chou/Getty Images(GLASGOW, Scotland) — The opening ceremonies of the London Summer Olympics are still a day away and already there’s a controversy.As usual, the soccer competition started early as North Korea’s women’s team met the Colombian s…

Political Football: Greece Takes On Germany

Political Football: Greece Takes On Germany

Pixland/Thinkstock(GDANSK, Poland) — Greece will wiggle itself out from under Germany’s boot heel for at least 90 minutes on Friday, as the international spotlight shifts from the Eurozone’s hottest fiscal feud to an unlikely European Cham…

No 2012 Olympics for U.S. Men’s Soccer Team

No 2012 Olympics for U.S. Men’s Soccer Team

Frederick Breedon/Getty Images(NASHVILLE, TENN.) — For the second time since 1976 the U.S. men’s soccer team will not play in the Olympics. The Americans needed a win to advance out of Group A. Instead they tied El Salvador 3-3 and were eliminated.
It…

Messi Makes Champion League History

Messi Makes Champion League History

David Ramos/Getty Images(BARCELONA, Spain) — Lionel Messi became the first player in Champions League history to score five goals in a match, as Barcelona pounded Bayer Leverkusen 7-1 Wednesday night. The defending champions will move on to the quarte…

U.S. Soccer Team Defeats Italy 1-0

U.S. Soccer Team Defeats Italy 1-0

Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images(GENOA, Italy) — The United States men’s soccer team defeated Italy 1-0 Wednesday night on a Clint Dempsey goal in the 55th minute. It’s the U.S. first victory against Italy in 11 tries, dating back 78 years.The lon…

Egypt Begins Mourning Those Killed, Injured in Soccer Clashes

Egypt Begins Mourning Those Killed, Injured in Soccer Clashes

AFP/Getty Images(PORT SAID, Egypt) — Three days of national mourning were declared in Egypt Thursday after 74 people were killed and 1,000 others were injured in violent clashes that erupted at the end of a soccer match the day before.In what has been…

Egyptian Soccer Riots Leave Dozens Dead

Egyptian Soccer Riots Leave Dozens Dead

AFP/Getty Images(PORT SAID, Egypt) — Violence after a soccer match in the northern Egyptian town of Port Said has left dozens of people dead, perhaps as many as 73, and around 1,000 people injured — a sign the death toll could still climb.Fans of the…

Beckham Signs Two Year Deal with Galaxy

Beckham Signs Two Year Deal with Galaxy

Quinn Rooney/Getty Images(CARSON, CA) — David Beckham signed a two year contract to stay with the Los Angeles Galaxy, according to the Galaxy.
It will be announced publicly at a 2 p.m. PT news conference held at the Staples Center. 
Beckham, now …

VIDEO: Wind-Blown Goal Sweeps Goalkeeper into Record Books

VIDEO: Wind-Blown Goal Sweeps Goalkeeper into Record Books

Alex Livesey/Getty Images(LONDON) — The 90-yard goal American goalkeeper Tim Howard scored Wednesday night in an English Premier League soccer game put him in the record books, but just how the ball landed in the net is what’s getting all the at…

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