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Global Soccer: Bale Shakes Off Madrid Blues With Wales

The gifted sons of Wales are usually pushed into rugby, not soccer. Like John Charles and Ryan Giggs before him, Gareth Bale is a notable exception.

Sporting K.C. 1, New York City F.C. 0: Without David Villa, New York City F.C. Falls to Sporting K.C.

With Villa out of the lineup with a strained abductor muscle, N.Y.C.F.C. was dealt its first M.L.S. defeat, a 1-0 loss to Sporting Kansas City.

Haji Wright, a Rising 17-Year-Old American, Is Said to Join the Cosmos

The Cosmos are expected to formally announce the signing of Wright, a star for the United States’ under-17 national team, as early as Monday.

Roundup: With Rout, Croatia Rises to Top of Group

Croatia routed visiting Norway, 5-1, in a qualifier for the 2016 European Championship in Zagreb on Saturday.

Sports Briefing | Soccer: Harry Kane Scores as England Routs Lithuania

Kane scored 80 seconds into his England debut on Friday, providing another eye-catching moment in his breakthrough season in a 4-0 victory over Lithuania in European Championship qualifying.

Sports Briefing | Soccer: Brazil Defeats France in Exhibition

Neymar scored his 43rd international goal and midfielder Willian set up two as Brazil beat France, 3-1, in an exhibition in Paris.

On Soccer: Japanese Soccer Hits an Unexpected Rough Spot

The team, one of Asia's best, stumbled at both the World Cup and the Asian Cup, and it has had three coaches within a span of nine months.

Sports Briefing | Soccer: Denmark Rallies Past U.S.

Nicklas Bendtner scored his first international hat trick, taking advantage of an American defense that gave up two more late goals, and Denmark rallied to beat the United States, 3-2, in an exhibition game at Aarhus on Wednesday ni...

Player Ratings: U.S. (2) vs. Denmark (3)

Jozy Altidore’s frequently brilliant play notwithstanding, the late-game collapse against Denmark was something of a team effort.

Sports of The Times: M.L.S. Takes the Next Step, but Its Fans Are One Ahead

Many North American fans are familiar with how soccer is played at a higher level and with stars like Cristiano Ronaldo.

Sports Briefing | Soccer: Hamstring Injury Sidelines Dempsey

Clint Dempsey, the captain of the United States team, will miss exhibition games at Denmark and Switzerland because of a strained right hamstring.

Michel Platini Is Re-elected as UEFA President

Platini was chosen for a third term and immediately told delegates not to believe everything they heard about the confederation’s relationship with FIFA.

Global Soccer: An Ugly Final Chapter to Gerrard's Long Career at Liverpool

The last year has seen some of the worst moments in the career of Steven Gerrard, who is leaving Liverpool for the Los Angeles Galaxy after the Premier League season.

Hurdles for Non-Europeans in British Soccer

The English Football Association said non-European players would find it harder to gain British work permits starting in May.

Lionel Messi Is Back on His Game

After a disappointing start to the club season, the Argentine World Cup star is finally reminding us why we loved watching him in the first place.

Roundup: Manchester United Beats Liverpool, and Steven Gerrard Is Tossed

Gerrard, Liverpool’s captain, was apologetic after being sent off for stamping on Ander Herrera in Manchester United’s 2-1 victory.

Red Bulls Get a Victory and Criticism From Their Fans

Bradley Wright-Phillips and Lloyd Sam scored in the Red Bulls’ home opener, but a group of fans chanted support for Mike Petke, who was fired as the team’s coach in the off-season.

Barcelona 2, Real Madrid 1: Luis Suárez’s Validating Strike Lifts Barcelona Past Madrid

Suárez repaid at least part of Barcelona’s investment in him by scoring a beautiful goal in a 2-1 victory over Real Madrid in the latest Clásico between the two giants of Spanish soccer.

Sports Briefing | Soccer: Iran in Dispute With Coach

Iran’s official news agency, the Islamic Republic News Agency, said authorities had barred the coach of the national team, Carlos Queiroz, from leaving the country over unpaid taxes.

New York City F.C. 0, Rapids 0: New York City F.C. Earns a Draw Despite a Late Red Card

Josh Saunders had seven saves and recorded his second consecutive shutout, and New York City F.C. tied Colorado, 0-0, despite losing a player to a red card.

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