| 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.
| Feb 13, 2015
| 5:14 PM
FIFA quietly extended the broadcast rights for the 2026 World Cup to Fox Sports and NBCUniversal's Telemundo -- a surprise to multiple competing networks that were hoping to make a run at the increasingly popular event.
Fox and Telemundo in 2011...
| Feb 25, 2015
| 5:33 AM
A FIFA task force's recommendation to avoid Qatar's sweltering summer heat by pushing the start of the 2022 World Cup to November has left European officials a little hot under the collar, igniting a feud between soccer's world governing body and the...
| Feb 24, 2015
| 5:20 AM
Long seen as inevitable, a 2022 World Cup in November and December is now practically a done deal.
A FIFA task force on Tuesday recommended playing the tournament in Qatar at the end of the year in 2022 to avoid the summer heat. Temperatures in the Gulf...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 2:20 PM
The year 2015 teems with major anniversaries, from the 50th remembrance of the Selma Bridge Crossing in Alabama to the 450th birthday of St. Augustine, Fla., and the 800th staging of the Lord Mayor's Show in London. Check these out on our annual calendar,...
| Feb 24, 2015
| 7:53 AM
FIFA has finally agreed with what the rest of the world has been telling it for more than four years -- namely that summers in Qatar are too hot for soccer.
So on Tuesday a FIFA task force recommended that the 2022 World Cup in Qatar be moved to...
| Feb 14, 2015
| 7:20 PM
The toughest rival stalking Jill Ellis and the U.S. women's national team isn't Germany, France or Brazil. It's the clock.
Because with less than four months to go before the World Cup, the U.S. coach suddenly finds herself with more problems than...
| 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...
| Jan 28, 2015
| 12:44 PM
Sepp Blatter's campaign for a fifth term as president of FIFA, world soccer's governing body, got a bit tougher Wednesday when former Portuguese star Luis Figo announced his candidacy for the job just a day before the deadline.
Four others are also in...