| Feb 12, 2015
| 10:12 AM
The U.S. fell four more places in FIFA’s February world rankings, dropping to No. 31 overall, the team’s lowest spot in the monthly soccer ratings in nearly two years.
The Americans ranked 13th in the world entering last summer’s World...
| Feb 10, 2015
| 10:47 AM
Brek Shea played 90 minutes in the U.S. national team’s win over Panama on Sunday, took a redeye to Orlando that night and spent most of his Monday catching up on some much-needed rest.
On Tuesday, the Orlando City defender/midfielder was out on...
| Apr 1, 2015
| 6:11 PM
A bipartisan group of 13 U.S. senators has called on FIFA President Sepp Blatter to move soccer’s 2018 World Cup out of Russia.
In a letter sent Tuesday and released publicly Wednesday, the lawmakers told Blatter that allowing Russia to play...
| Apr 1, 2015
| 3:25 PM
Thirteen U.S. Senators asked FIFA to consider taking the 2018 World Cup out of Russia because of what they call that country's "ongoing violations of the territorial integrity of Ukraine."
In a letter released Wednesday, a day after it was sent,...
| Mar 25, 2015
| 12:23 PM
Mexico's soccer friendly with Ecuador on Saturday at the Coliseum is officially sold out, organizers said Wednesday. A crowd of approximately 90,000 is expected.
Both teams played in the World Cup last summer. Ecuador failed to advance out of group play...
| Mar 21, 2015
| 4:26 PM
So FIFA has decided to move the 2022 World Cup from the summer to the Northern Hemisphere winter to avoid daytime temperatures in Qatar that regularly hover around 106 degrees.
Well, good for them.
Of course if they had simply consulted an almanac...
| Mar 20, 2015
| 7:43 AM
Orlando City defender Rafael Ramos and midfielder Estrela have been called up by the Portugal under-20 national team.
The two players both came to the Lions from Benfica in Portugal, and Ramos has become an integral part of Orlando City’s back...
| Mar 19, 2015
| 12:18 PM
In a move that surprised no one, FIFA's executive committee voted Thursday to move games of the 2022 Qatar World Cup from summer to winter to avoid July temperatures that average about 106 degrees in the Middle Eastern country.
| Mar 19, 2015
| 11:39 AM
ZURICH -- The final match of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be played on Dec. 18, the country's national holiday.
FIFA spokesman Walter De Gregorio confirmed the date Thursday, but did not say when the tournament would start.
The governing body's...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 5:16 PM
Ronaldo, newly a part of the Fort Lauderdale Strikers ownership, helicoptered across the county Wednesday to check out potential sites for a new stadium and soccer academy.
Ronaldo, Geromel and investor Carlos "Wizard" Martins took a helicopter ride...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 1:03 PM
The Mexican national soccer team will play World Cup participant Ecuador in a March 28 friendly at the Los Angeles Coliseum.
The game is the first of three that Mexico will play in the U.S. this spring. On March 31, Mexico will face Paraguay in Kansas...