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English Clubs Break Spending Record in European Transfer Window

Manchester City was the top spender, but Manchester United had the biggest late deal as Premier League clubs racked up a record bill of more than 860 million pounds.

Real Madrid and Manchester United Trade Blame After a Transfer Goes Wrong

The proposed deal, which would have sent goalkeeper David de Gea to Real Madrid, failed when an exchange of paperwork missed a midnight deadline.

Global Soccer: A Mad Ending as Soccer Transfer Window Closes in Europe

A goalkeeper swap between Manchester United and Real Madrid was called off after Spanish authorities did not get paperwork by the deadline.

Sports Briefing | Soccer: Manchester Goalkeeper’s Transfer in Limbo

A deal to send David de Gea to Real Madrid fell through because the required paperword was not submitted on time, the Spanish news media reported.

Strict Enforcement of FIFA Rules Sidelines Young Players Abroad

A dispute over a FIFA rule designed to protect young players has left some of them, including an American teenager in Barcelona, unable to play in matches.

Live and Kicking: Soccer Games to Watch

With most of the world’s top leagues off for the international break, Andrew Das points viewers to Euro 2016 qualifying matches and Concacaf exhibitions.

Roundup: Roma Drops Juventus to 0-2, Suggesting a Change in Italy

Juventus started its league season with two straight losses for the first time in its history.

On Soccer: For Wayne Rooney and Manchester United, Scoring Remains a Problem

Rooney, held without a goal in a 2-1 loss to Swansea, has not scored in United’s first four Premier League games of the season, a development only magnified by the fact that he is not alone.

Global Soccer: Home-Field Advantage Takes a Premier League Beating

Liverpool was beaten in Anfield by West Ham United and Chelsea lost to Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge; only Manchester City seems safe at home.

Crew 2, N.Y.C.F.C. 1: New York City F.C. Stumbles as Crew Move Into Second

Justin Meram scored in the 83rd minute, and the Columbus Crew beat New York City F.C. on Saturday to move into second place in the Eastern Conference.

Roundup: Chelsea Falters at Home; Manchester City Breaks Club Record

Chelsea sustained a rare loss at home, falling to Crystal Palace, while Manchester City won its 10th straight league match to break a 103-year-old club record.

From Old Player to Young Manager, Swansea City’s Garry Monk Rises in Premier League

Last season, Monk achieved a rare feat, becoming the third manager in league history to beat Arsenal and Manchester United home and away in the same season.

Fans in Cary, N.C., Protest as FIFA Scandal Hits Their Little Home Team

The Carolina RailHawks of the North American Soccer League face existential questions as a result of a crackdown on corruption at the sport’s highest levels.

Lionel Messi Is Voted UEFA’s Best Player

Messi added another individual trophy to his collection, being voted UEFA’s best player in Europe for last season.

Champions League Draw: Manchester City in Tough Group With Juventus

City and Juventus were matched with Sevilla and Borussia Mönchengladbach in the group stage.

Sports Briefing | Soccer: Rooney Leads Manchester United

Manchester United reached the Champions League group stage as the star striker Wayne Rooney ended a 10-game scoreless drought by collecting three goals in a win at Bruges.

Rooney Runs Riot to Seal United Group Stage Berth

Manchester United ended their one-year Champions League hiatus in emphatic style when Wayne Rooney struck a hat-trick in a 4-0 destruction of Club Bruges that sent the three-times winners through 7-1 on aggregate on Wednesday.

Sports Briefing | Soccer: Valencia Loses but Advances

Valencia lost at Monaco but advanced to the Champions League group phase on aggregate score.

Global Soccer: In Spain, the Underdogs Show Their Tenacity Early

Athletic Bilbao, Sporting Gijón and Las Palmas held the three biggest clubs in the league to a grand total of just two goals as league play opened.

Sports Briefing | Soccer: Arsenal Manages a Draw

Peter Cech made the saves as Arsenal tied Liverpool, which had won two matches in row to begin the season.

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