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David Villa of New York City F.C. Named M.L.S.’s Top Player

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The Spanish striker scored 23 goals this season to lead New York City F.C. to its first playoff berth.

On Soccer: Sometimes Second Can Be the Top Prize in the Champions League

The bonus of not finishing first in group play could mean a team, such as Real Madrid, will have a softer landing entering the knockout rounds.

Brazilian Club Devastated by Crash Is Awarded Copa Sudamericana Title

The governing body of South American soccer also awarded Chapecoense’s opponent in the tournament final its Fair Play award for requesting the move.

Real Madrid 1, Barcelona 1: Real Madrid Ties Barcelona on a Late Goal by Sergio Ramos

The draw favored Madrid, which kept its 6-point advantage atop the Spanish league standings, with Barcelona in second.

Former English Youth Soccer Coach Faces Eight Counts of Sexual Abuse

Barry Bennell, 62, was accused of assaults suspected of occurring between 1981 and 1985 and involving a boy under the age of 14. Bennell was to appear in court on Dec. 14.

Opponent in Final Requests Chapecoense Be Awarded the Title

Atlético Nacional, the Colombian team that was to play Brazil’s Chapecoense in the final of the Copa Sudamericana, has asked organizers to award the trophy to the Brazilian club.

Bruce Arena Outlines Vision for U.S. Team in Which He Does the Analyzing

‘I’m not a person that digs deep into analytics, because I don’t think the sport of soccer is an analytic sport,’ Arena said.

Chapecoense Grief: 'I Just Want to Go Back to Yesterday’

A scrappy upstart team from a humdrum industrial city, now devastated by a plane crash, was a remarkable modern success story in Brazilian soccer.

Toronto F.C. Pursues a Title, and Relevance in Its Own City

The Maple Leafs are the center of attention, and the Raptors and the Blue Jays have recently made playoff runs. A championship for Toronto F.C. could change the story.

A History of Air Disasters Involving Sports Teams

The crash of a plane carrying the Brazilian soccer club Chapecoense to a game in Colombia is one of several similar accidents stretching back decades.

José Mourinho Loses His Temper as Manchester United Stumbles

Mourinho was ejected in United’s 1-1 tie with West Ham, and United has zero wins in its last four home games in the Premier League.

One City. Two Soccer Clubs Split by War.

Depending on whom you ask, either KF Trepca or FK Trepca is the rightful owner of the decades of soccer history that came before war tore apart the former Yugoslavia.

One City. Two Soccer Clubs Split by War.

Depending whom you ask, either KF Trepca or FK Trepca is the rightful owner of the decades of soccer history that came before war tore apart the former Yugoslavia.

Released From Prison, Former Bayern Munich President Is Re-elected

Uli Hoeness is back in charge of Bayern Munich, 270 days after his early release from a 42-month prison term for tax evasion.

On Soccer: U.S. Men’s Soccer Has an Ally in Misery: England

As crisis has engulfed soccer on both sides of the Atlantic in recent months, there remains some common ground between the two nations.

Soccer in the Philippines Scrambles for a Toehold

The Azkals, as the national team is known, are competing in the Suzuki Cup and a strong showing could help their sport compete with basketball.

Bruce Arena Adopts More Inclusive Tone on Foreign-Born Players

Back as the coach of the U.S. men’s team, Arena distanced himself from his remarks in recent years questioning the patriotism of foreign-born players.

On Soccer: For U.S. Soccer’s President, Decision on Men’s Coach Is a Small Part of the Job

It’s easy to envision the job of the federation’s president, Sunil Gulati, as akin to a professional general manager, but he has a much wider mandate.

Sports of The Times: Bruce Arena, Replacing Jurgen Klinsmann as U.S. Coach, Keeps Things Simple

Arena, who has won five M.L.S. titles and five N.C.A.A. titles, will lead the Americans for the balance of this World Cup cycle after having coached them in the 2002 and 2006 Cups.

Jurgen Klinsmann Promised a Lot for U.S. Soccer. But Did He Deliver?

Klinsmann had mixed success developing young talent and changing the American style of play.

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