Fatih Terim, the ‘Emperor’ of Turkish soccer, shakes up Greek league

ATHENS, Greece — Seeking a bonus to his storied career as a player and coach in Turkey, Fatih Terim is facing his next challenge in neighboring Greece. The restless 70-year-old took charge of Panathinaikos at the new year and his team next plays PAOK in Thessaloniki on Sunday. The two teams currently top the Super … Read more

Jürgen Klopp announces shock Liverpool soccer club exit in blow for U.S. owners

Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool celebrates with the Champions League Trophy after winning the UEFA Champions League Final between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano on June 01, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. Michael Regan/Getty Images Jürgen Klopp will unexpectedly step down as Liverpool soccer team manager at the end of this season, the club … Read more

Jurgen Klopp announces he will step down as Liverpool manager at end of season

LIVERPOOL, England — Jurgen Klopp shocked the soccer world by announcing he will step down as Liverpool manager at the end of this season. Klopp has led Liverpool to a Champions League title and Premier League championship in his tenure after being hired in October 2015. He made the announcement Friday, saying he is “running … Read more

Inter Miami soccer jersey replaces crypto with cruises

Benjamin Cremaschi #30, Lionel Messi #10 and Luis Suarez #9 of Inter Miami CF unveil new jerseys during the Royal Carribean & Inter Miami CF Launch Event on January 23, 2024 in Miami, Florida. Megan Briggs | Getty Images Sport | Getty Images Argentinian superstar Lionel Messi and his teammates at Major League Soccer’s Inter … Read more

Gigi Riva, all-time leading scorer for Italy men’s national team, dies at 79

CAGLIARI, Sardinia — Gigi Riva, the all-time leading goalscorer for Italy men’s national team who was known as the “Rombo di Tuono” (Rumble of Thunder), has died. He was 79. The Italian soccer federation (FIGC) confirmed Riva died on Monday as tributes started flooding in for the player, who earned his nickname because of the … Read more

Slovenia beats US 1-0 in an exhibition that included 24 international debuts

SAN ANTONIO — On an afternoon of debuts, the result for the United States against a European opponent was familiar. Eleven Americans made their first national team appearances, the most in a match in 36 years, and a mistake by one of those debutants led to Slovenia’s goal in a 1-0 exhibition win Saturday. Twenty-four … Read more

Saudi’s soccer dream suffers a setback with star departure

Jordan Henderson acknowledges the crowd after the Saudi Pro League match between Al-Ettifaq and Damak at Prince Mohamed bin Fahd Stadium on Sept. 2, 2023 in Ad Dammam, Saudi Arabia. Francois Nel | Getty Images Sport | Getty Images England international Jordan Henderson abruptly ended his playing time in Saudi Arabia’s Pro League, dealing a … Read more

Another Turkish soccer club parts ways with an Israeli player over his posting on Gaza hostages

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey’s leading soccer club Basaksehir announced Thursday it has parted ways with its Israeli player Eden Karzev following a disciplinary probe of his social media post calling for the release of hostages held in Gaza by the Hamas militant group. The club’s decision came days after another Israeli player, Sagiv Jehezkel, was … Read more

Soccer fan plucked from crowd to be a match official in FA Cup. Can’t cheer when his team scores

WOLVERHAMPTON, England — A fan of English soccer club Wolverhampton was unable to celebrate his team’s late winner in an FA Cup replay — because he’d been plucked from the crowd to stand in as a match official. Ross Bennett attended the Wolves-Brentford game on Tuesday with his 11-year-old son and volunteered to fill in … Read more

Ratcliffe takes in Man United’s 2-2 draw with Spurs that underlined his team’s strengths and flaws

Sitting beside Alex Ferguson in the directors’ box at Old Trafford, Jim Ratcliffe took in a Manchester United game in person for the first time since agreeing a deal to buy a 25% stake in the boyhood club he hopes to restore as a major power. If he wasn’t aware already, the rebuilding job is … Read more