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Home > Soccer World Daily > Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Philadelphia Union defender Auston Trusty is replacing Fulham defender Marlon Fossey on Coach Tab Ramos' 2017 U-20 World Cup team, which opens the tournament against Ecuador May 22 in Incheon, South Korea. Fossey was unable to recover from a groin injury in time for the competition. Read the whole story
Bayern Munich trailed RB Leipzig 4-3 in the 90th minute. Then David Alaba scored on a free kick and 33-year-old Arjen Robben, in the fifth minute of stoppage time, took the ball 10 yards inside the Leipzig half, stormed past two defenders, and scooped the ball over keeper Peter Gulacsi. ... Read the whole story

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Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice in a 4-1 win over Celta Vigo and now Real Madrid can clinch La Liga title with a tie or a win in its final game on Sunday, vs. Malaga. Barcelona, which trails Real by three points, finishes up against Eibar. Real Madrid is aiming for ... Read the whole story
Associated Press
Juventus beat Lazio, 2-0, on goals by Dani Alves and Leonardo Bonucci to win Italian Cup. Juventus is poised to clinch the Serie A title this weekend -- it has a four-point lead atop the standings -- and it faces Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League final June 3. Read the whole story
Reuters
With coach Jose Mourinho resting many of his starters for next Wednesday's Europa League final against Ajax Amsterdam, Manchester United tied Southampton, which missed a penalty kick, 0-0, in a Wednesday Premier League clash. The tie extended Manchester United's winless streak in EPL play to five games. Read the whole story
Bloomberg
The FIFA ethics crisis intensified Wednesday as two members of FIFA's governance committee, Navi Pillay and Ron Popper, resigned over the firing of their chairman, Miguel Maduro. Another member of the committee, New York University School of Law professor Joseph Weiler, quit last week. On May 9, the FIFA ... Read the whole story

Playing on painkillers, Bobby Wood struggles to end slump

His scoreless streak now at 721 minutes, U.S. striker Bobby Wood continues to have the support of his Hamburg SV coach Markus Gisdol as HSV fights against relegation from the Bundesliga. ...More

American teens fall short in U-19 Bundesliga title quest

Schalke 04, with its trio of U.S. teens Haji Wright, Nick Taitague and Weston McKennie, looked well poised to reach the U-19 Bundesliga final after winning the first leg of its semifinal series with Bayern Munich, 3-1, in Munich. But on Tuesday, Bayern rebounded with a 4-2 second-leg win, sending the game to a penalty kick tiebreaker that Schalke lost, 5-4. ...More

Surprise and euphoria give way to the long, hard slog for Seattle Sounders

Ten games into the 2017 season, defending champion Seattle is scuffling below the playoff tier against a lineup of injuries and motivated opponents. A game Wednesday at Sporting Kansas City takes the team and head coach Brian Schmetzer back to where the man he served as an assistant, Sigi Schmid, coached his last game before being dismissed. ...More



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