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Monday's soccer: Detroit City FC’s new league unveils 11 franchises

Monday’s soccer: Detroit City FC’s new league unveils 11 franchisesDetroit City FC will be one of 11 teams in the National Premier Soccer League, competing for the inaugural Founders Cup.
  • Sports
  • 1 month ago
Soccer

Former DCFC coach Ben Pirmann lands assistant job with USL Memphis team

Former DCFC coach Pirmann lands assistant job with USL Memphis teamThe announcement comes only days after his resignation as head coach of Le Rouge where he compiled a 49-17-17 NPSL record.
  • Soccer
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
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United captures MLS Cup for Atlanta’s first title since '95

United captures MLS Cup for Atlanta’s first title since ‘95Josef Martinez and Franco Escobar scored goals, Brad Guzan came up with a couple of clutch saves and Atlanta United gave the city its first title since 1995 with a 2-0 victory over the Portland Timbers in the MLS Cup final Saturday night.
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  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Spartans

Michigan State crashes out of College Cup, loses 5-1 to Akron

Michigan State crashes out of College Cup in 5-1 loss to AkronThe Zips dominate as Spartans miss crucial chances in first appearances in college soccer's Final Four in 50 years.
  • Spartans
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Soccer

Coach Ben Pirmann leaves Detroit City FC after six seasons

Coach Ben Pirmann leaves Detroit City FC after six seasonsBen Pirmann has resigned after six years as head coach of Detroit City Football Club.
  • Soccer
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Spartans

NCAA soccer: MSU heads west, two wins from national title

NCAA soccer: MSU gets rematch with Akron for shot at the titleThe program’s last NCAA championship came in 1968. To reach the title game, Michigan State will have to get by Akron (14-6-2) on Friday (8 p.m./ESPNU).
  • Spartans
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Soccer

Detroit City FC to go pro in 2019

Detroit City FC to go pro in 2019The club will join an 11-team coast to coast circuit under the National Premier Soccer League umbrella, which will kick off with a cup competition at the end of the 2019 regular season.
  • Soccer
  • 2 months ago
Spartans

Soccer: Michigan State scores two late goals, reaches national semifinal

Soccer: Two late goals propel MSU to national semifinalHowever, two late goals from senior forward Ryan Sierakowski gave the Spartans a much-needed boost, sending MSU to its first College Cup Semifinals under head coach Damon Rensing with a 2-1 victory over James Madison.
  • Spartans
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Spartans

Giuseppe Barone, MSU soccer go from 'bubble' to Final Four doorstep

Giuseppe Barone, MSU soccer go from ‘bubble’ to Final Four doorstepThanks to an upset on the other end of the bracket, Michigan State (13-4-4) is back at home for Saturday's Elite Eight matchup with James Madison (15-4-3).
  • Spartans
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Spartans

MSU men's soccer 'rights the ship,' advances to fourth Elite Eight in six years

MSU men’s soccer ‘rights the ship,’ makes Elite EightThe next step, of course, would be making the Final Four — or the College Cup, in soccer. The Spartans haven't made the Final Four since the late 1960s.
  • Spartans
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Soccer

Data recorder recovered from Leicester owner’s helicopter

Data recorder recovered from Leicester owner’s helicopterVichai Srivaddhanaprabha and four others were killed when the aircraft crashed outside the King Power Stadium.
  • Soccer
  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Soccer

Detroit City FC christens new fieldhouse, home base

Detroit City FC christens new fieldhouseThe 75,000-square-foot indoor facility will host adult and youth leagues and the semi-pro club's operational base.
  • Soccer
  • 3 months ago
Sports

Retractable roof for Ford Field is closed as MLS option

MLS bidders: No retractable roof for Ford FieldMaking Ford Field attractive for Major League Soccer suffered a setback last month with bidders for expansion in Detroit decided against retractable roof.
  • Sports
  • 3 months ago
Soccer

Thai owner of Leicester soccer team died in helicopter crash

Thai owner of Leicester soccer team died in helicopter crashVichai Srivaddhanaprabha was identified as one of the five people who died in the crash Saturday.
  • Soccer
  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
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Niyo: Detroit City FC constrained by its semi-pro soccer status

Niyo: DCFC seeking to shed semi-pro soccer shacklesLe Rouge is averaging 5,500 fans at Keyworth Stadium, which is better than most clubs in the U.S. Soccer's second-tier USL circuit.
  • John Niyo
  • 6 months, 1 week ago
Soccer

Detroit City FC ends season in lopsided loss to Serie A Frosinone Calcio before 7,887 crowd

DCFC loses to Serie A team before record crowdFrosinone Calcio, which was recently promoted to the Italian first division, schooled the U.S. fourth-tier side, 10-0, before 7,887 spectators Tuesday at Keyworth Stadium.
  • Soccer
  • 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Soccer

Cristiano Ronaldo may play Saturday amid rape allegations

Cristiano Ronaldo may play Saturday amid rape allegationsKathryn Mayorga filed a lawsuit last week in Nevada saying she was raped by Ronaldo in Las Vegas in 2009. Ronaldo has denied the accusation.
  • Soccer
  • 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Sports

MSHOF: Sobrero-Markgraf talks World Cup, medal storage

MSHOF: Kate Sobrero-Markgraf talks World Cup, medalsSoccer star Kate Sobrero-Markgraf, a Bloomfield Hills native, met the media before her induction into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame on Friday night.
  • Sports
  • 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Soccer

Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo takes to Twitter to deny rape allegations

Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo denies rape allegationsThe 33-year-old Ronaldo has been accused of rape by Kathryn Mayorga. She has said the soccer great raped her in Las Vegas in 2009.
  • Soccer
  • 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Soccer

Adams' goal pushes U.S. past Mexico in feisty match

Adams’ goal pushes U.S. past Mexico in feisty matchThe United States rebounded from a poor first half for a 1-0 victory over Mexico on Tuesday night, the Americans’ first win over their rival in three years.
  • Soccer
  • 4 months, 1 week ago
Soccer

Liverpool tops Manchester United in front of 101,254 fans

Liverpool tops Man United in front of 101,254Liverpool rolled to a 4-1 victory over longtime rival Manchester United Saturday in an International Champions Cup match at Michigan Stadium.
  • Soccer
  • 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Soccer

Liverpool, Man United 'amazed' by Big House turnout

Liverpool, Man United ‘amazed’ by Big House turnoutThis was an exhibition game, nothing really more, but it didn’t seem to matter for the passionate fans of both legendary clubs.
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  • 5 months, 3 weeks ago
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Manchester United vs. Liverpool at Michigan Stadium

Manchester United vs. Liverpool at Michigan StadiumManchester United vs. Liverpool at Michigan Stadium
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  • 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Soccer

Detroit Liverpool fans walk the walk in supporting beloved English soccer club

Detroit Liverpool fans walk the walk in supporting English soccer clubKnown as Scousers, Liverpool fans as considered the most rabid in the world when it comes to following their club. On Saturday, Liverpool plays Manchester United at the Big House.
  • Soccer
  • 6 months ago
Soccer

Man United-mad author recounts how he fed a soccer-starved soul in 1990s Detroit

Fan relives keeping up with Man United in 1990s DetroitGary B France's book "Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of United" retraces a time when following British soccer wasn't as easy as turning on the TV.
  • Soccer
  • 6 months ago
Soccer

Get to know Liverpool

Get to know LiverpoolGet to know Liverpool
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  • 5 months, 4 weeks ago
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Get to know Manchester United

Get to know Manchester UnitedGet to know Manchester United
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  • 5 months, 4 weeks ago
Soccer

Eric Rudland guides AFC Ann Arbor with steady hand

Rudland guides AFC Ann Arbor with steady handCoach and sporting director of semi-professional club develops reputation for fielding competitive teams with diverse talent pool.
  • Soccer
  • 6 months, 1 week ago
Sports

Retractable roof for Ford Field remains in play

Retractable roof for Ford Field remains in playRod Wood, president of the Lions, said a retractable roof at Ford Field, including as part of an expansion bid for MLS, remains under consideration.
  • Sports
  • 5 months, 3 weeks ago
NFL

Retractable roof finally opens up in Atlanta

Retractable roof finally opens up in AtlantaNearly a year after the ballyhooed opening of the $1.5 billion stadium, the retractable roof is open for business.
  • NFL
  • 6 months ago
Soccer

AFC Ann Arbor's playoff run ends in penalty kick loss to Duluth FC

AFC Ann Arbor’s playoff run ends in PK loss to Duluth FCThe Mighty Oak falls 4-3 on spot kicks after 3-3 tie in NPSL Midwest Regional Final on Saturday at Ann Arbor Huron High.
  • Soccer
  • 6 months ago
Lions

Decision on retractable roof for Ford Field coming soon

Decision on retractable roof for Ford Field coming soonIt may be expensive, but a retractable roof for Ford Field might attract MLS franchise, and allow Lions to play outdoors.
  • Lions
  • 6 months, 1 week ago
Soccer

AFC Ann Arbor advances to NPSL Midwest Region final

AFC Ann Arbor advances to NPSL Midwest Region finalThe Mighty Oak used a goal from Serge Gamwanya to top Cleveland SC, 1-0, Friday in a National Premier Soccer League Midwest Region semifinal at Ann Arbor Huron High.
  • Soccer
  • 6 months ago
Soccer

France beats Croatia 4-2 to claim second World Cup soccer title

France beats Croatia 4-2 to claim second World Cup titleTeenage forward Kylian Mbappe scored his fourth goal of the tournament for France and the team’s fourth in the 65th minute.
  • Soccer
  • 6 months, 1 week ago
Soccer

Retractable Ford Field roof one possibility for MLS expansion

Retractable Ford Field roof a possibility for MLSEarly consideration is being given to a retractable roof on Ford Field as a solution for MLS expansion.
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  • 6 months, 1 week ago
Soccer

Grand Rapids FC women win Midwest title, advance to national final four

Grand Rapids FC women win Midwest title, head to national finalsMarti Corby scores twices and adds assist in 4-2 victory over Lansing United in UWS Midwest championship Saturday at East Lansing Soccer Complex
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  • 6 months, 1 week ago
Soccer

Belgium tops England, bags bronze at World Cup

Belgium tops England, bags bronze at World CupThe Belgians earned their highest World Cup finish by beating England, 2-0, in the third-place match on Saturday.
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  • 6 months, 1 week ago
Soccer

A youthful France faces veteran-laden Croatia

A youthful France faces veteran-laden CroatiaFrance is going for its second title in its third final in 20 years while Croatia will be playing in its first.
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  • 6 months, 1 week ago
Soccer

Underdog label fittingly suits Croatia in World Cup final

Underdog label fittingly suits Croatia in World Cup finalWith a population of 4.3 million and a history of struggle, it’s easy to see why France is the favorite for the World Cup final.
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  • 6 months, 1 week ago
Soccer

Lansing United blanks Michigan Legends, will meet Grand Rapids in UWS Midwest final

Lansing United women blank Michigan Legends in Midwest semifinalThe victory sets up Saturday's regional final against Grand Rapids FC, which prevailed against the Detroit Sun 4-3 on PKs in other semifinals.
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  • 6 months, 1 week ago
Soccer

Club Necaxa visit to DCFC taps into Latino community's soccer passion

Club Necaxa visit taps into Latino community’s soccer passionThe MX Liga team defeated Le Rouge 2-1 on Tuesday in an international friendly, which drew 7,449 fans to Keyworth Stadium.
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  • 6 months, 2 weeks ago
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Club Necaxa 2, Detroit City FC 1

Club Necaxa 2, Detroit City FC 1Club Necaxa 2, Detroit City FC 1
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  • 6 months, 2 weeks ago
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Croatia rallies past England to reach first World Cup final

Croatia rallies past England to reach first World Cup finalCroatia, the first team in 28 years to come from behind to win a World Cup semifinal match, will play France on Sunday.
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  • 6 months, 1 week ago
Soccer

France bounces Belgium, secures spot in World Cup final

France bounces Belgium, secures spot in World Cup finalFrance is back in the World Cup final for the first time since Zinedine Zidane’s headbutt in 2006.
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  • 6 months, 2 weeks ago
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Ronaldo jumping from Real Madrid to Juventus

Ronaldo jumping from Real Madrid to JuventusCristiano Ronaldo is leaving Real Madrid to join Italian club Juventus in a move expected to benefit his tax return.
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  • 6 months, 2 weeks ago
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