Soccer

Futbol Versus Soccer

A general view during a Group B match of the 2016 Copa America Centenario between Brazil and Haiti at Camping World Stadium on June 8. (Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
A general view during a Group B match of the 2016 Copa America Centenario between Brazil and Haiti at Camping World Stadium on June 8. (Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

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    How Much Is Euro 2016 Worth?

    There are two ways of viewing the fact that a record 24 national teams are competing to lift the Henri Delaunay Cup at Euro 2016... Read more

  • Colombia's James Rodriguez controls the ball during a Copa America Centenario football match against Paraguay in Pasadena, California, United States, on June 7, 2016. (MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

    Adidas Misspells Colombia In Copa America Ads

    Adidas issued a mea culpa on June 7 for misspelling Colombia in advertisements showcasing the team’s new jerseys for the Copa America tournament. “We value... Read more

  • Diego Simeone, Atlético de Madrid coach, prior to the UEFA Champions League semi-final match between Atletico de Madrid and FC Bayern Muenchen at Vincente Calderon in Madrid, Spain, on April 27, 2016. (Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)

    Even in Defeat, ‘Cholo’ Simeone Is Among the Best

    Despite losing its final game against Real Madrid, the Atlético de Madrid team has a hero: Diego “El Cholo” Simeone, one of the most unconventional... Read more

  • Ewan MacKenzie applied for the manager position at his local soccer team.

    Seven-Year-Old Boy Sends Adorable Letter Applying to Be Soccer Team’s Manager

    The confidence and boldness of a 7-year-old Scottish boy has charmed the internet. After learning that his local soccer team and Scottish Cup winner—Inverness Caledonian Thistle... Read more

  • Clear and away: Yau Yee League defender (in pink) kicks the ball out of the area before Singapore Cricket Club winger can get a chance of a strike at goal during their Masters Group B match, in the HKFC Citi Soccer Sevens 2016 at Sports Road on Saturday May 21. (Eddie So)

    Aston Villa in Sevens Heaven, Capture Sixth Title

    HONG KONG—Aston Villa overcame adversity to lift a sixth HKFC Citi Soccer Sevens title with a 2-0 triumph over West Ham in a gritty final... Read more

  • Aston Villa, Cup  Winners of the Main tournament of the HKFC Citi Soccer Sevens on 22 May 2016 at the Hong Kong Football Club. (Li Man Yuen/Power Sport Images)

    Aston Villa Win 2016 HKFC Citibank Soccer 7’s

    Aston Villa won the main competition of this year’s HKFC Citibank Soccer 7’s held over the weekend of 20-22 May 2016 at the HKFC ground... Read more

  • (R-L) Hong Kong Football Club's Gary Gheczy, Leicester City's Elliott Moore, Aston Villa's Khalid Abdo, West Ham United's Lewis Page, Stoke City's Lewis Banks, Wellington Phoenix's Justin Gulley, and Newcastle United's Dan Barlaser at the Noon Day Gun, Causeway Bay on May 19, 2016. (Lucas Schifres/Power Sport Images)

    HKFC Citi Soccer Sevens 2016

    Leicester City, the English Premier League Club that has just won the 2016 English Premier League are again represented at this year’s HKFC Citi Soccer... Read more

  • Vancouver Whitecaps winger Kekuta Manneh scores against Toronto FC in Toronto on May 14, 2016. The Gambian scored two goals against the second best defense in MLS. (The Canadian Press/Peter Power)

    Whitecaps’ Rollercoaster Season Hits High in Toronto

    TORONTO—The Vancouver Whitecaps’ season has been a rollercoaster, but it is now peaking. The Caps have won three games in eight days—the last one, a... Read more

  • In this Friday, Dec. 19, 2014 file photo, FIFA chairman of audit and compliance Domenico Scala attends a press conference in Marrakech, Morocco. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

    FIFA Audit Chairman Scala Resigns in Protest at Infantino

    GENEVA—In a challenge to the integrity of Gianni Infantino, FIFA’s compliance chairman resigned in protest on Saturday over what he sees as a power grab... Read more

  • Football action in an early season match between Albion and Corinthians in the HKFA first division at Sports Road on Oct 18, 2015. (Bill Cox/Epoch Times)

    Eastern Finish as HKFA Premier League Champions, Kitchee Close Second

    HKFA Premier League season concluded at the weekend May 7-8 with Kitchee 2-nil victors over Eastern, Yuen Long 2-nil winners over Dreams metro Gallery, BC... Read more

  • After slipping the ball past a charging Lucky Mile goalie, Beto Doc Santos, Jose Wellington of Easyknit Property, side foots the ball into the net while under pressure from two Lucky Mile defenders, increasing the lead of Easyknit Property to 4-2, the final score, in the HKFA First division match at Sports Road on Sunday May 1, 2016. (Bill Cox/Epoch Times)

    FA Cup Semi-final Wins for Yuen Long and Hong Kong Pegasus

    HKFA FA Cup semi-finals between Yuen Long and BC Rangers, and Kwoon Chung Southern, were both played at Mongkok Stadium on consecutive days, last weekend... Read more

  • Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy celebrates scoring against Sunderland with Leonardo Ulloa, Riyad Mahrez, and Danny Simpson at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland on April 10, 2016. (Lindsey Parnaby/AFP/Getty Images)

    Leicester Rewrite Cinderella Story as English Premier League Champion

    Leicester City Football Club winning the English Premier League is the most Cinderella of Cinderella sports stories. The unthinkable became reality on Monday when their... Read more

  • GAS goalkeeper Adam Bilbey narrowly misses this penalty strike awarded to Wanderers for a GAS hand-ball offence in the penalty area after 22 minutes of play, setting Wanderers on track for a 3-nil win in the final round of season in the Yau Yee league first division at Sports Road on Sunday April 24, 2016. (Bill Cox/Epoch Times)

    Eastern Claim HKFA Premier League Championship

    HONG KONG—There were four HKFA Premier League matches played last weekend, with Eastern having the chance to claim the title if they achieved victory over... Read more

  • Toronto FC defender Drew Moor stretches to knock the ball away from Montreal Impact forward Didier Drogba at Stade Saputo in Montreal on April 23, 2016. (The Canadian Press/Paul Chiasson)

    Montreal Impact Expect Stade Saputo Good Times to Return

    MONTREAL—Stade Saputo means everything to the Montreal Impact. It is their true home and central to growing the soccer culture in the region. And while... Read more

  • GAS Goalie, Adam Bilbey, makes one of his important interceptions of the season in the match against Club Colts on April 3 helping his team to another important win in their journey to the 2015-16 league title. (Bill Cox/Epoch Times)

    HKFA FA Cup Quarter Finals, GAS Clinch Yau Yee League Title

    There were four HKFA FA Cup quarter finals played this weekend, Eastern playing Yuen Long at Mongkok Stadium, Dreams Metro Gallery opposing BC Rangers at... Read more

  • Kitchee Win HKFA League Cup Final

    HONG KONG—Saturday (Apr 9, 2016) saw this year’s HKFA League Cup Final contested between Kitchee and South China at Mongkok Stadium. Kitchee took the early... Read more


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