[THIRTEEN FOR '13] Salvadoran-American Oscar Sorto, who grew up in South Central Los Angeles idolizing Los Angeles Galaxy star Maurico Cienfuegos, became the first ... Read the whole story
[AMERICANS ABROAD] Michael Parkhurst hit the jackpot when he signed a two-and-a-half-year deal with German Bundesliga club Augsburg from Denmark's FC Nordsjaelland. Scandinavia has ... Read the whole story
"Tito is strong and we are convinced that he will be back soon. We have absolute confidence in the team and our staff and that they are equipped to overcome this."
-- Barcelona President Sandro Rosell on Coach Tito Vilanova, who will undergo surgery for a recurrence of a throat gland ailment. Vilanova is likely to spend four days in a hospital followed by six weeks of chemotherapy and radiation. Assistant coach Jordi Roura will take over for Saturday's league game against Valladolid, Barcelona's last match until Jan. 6. (AP)
[NWSL] Portland Thorns FC, the Portland Timbers' entrant in the National Women's Soccer League, showed it means business in the new women's pro league ... Read the whole story
[DATEBOOK] Three days after it opens the 2013 MLS season, the Houston Dynamo will kick off the first leg of the Concacaf Champions League ... Read the whole story