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SPOTLIGHT ON SOCCER

Tim Howard


Another prominent U.S. soccer player is taking a sabbatical from the national team; but unlike Landon Donovan, goalkeeper Tim Howard leaves for his break with U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann’s blessing.
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    U.S. soccer team to face Honduras in Boca

    It will be the first time the U.S. team plays in Palm Beach County. The U.S. federation has avoided playing matches against Latin American teams in South Florida because it can often feel like a road game because of the strong support for Latin American teams here. The match falls on an official FIFA international play date, so all U.S. players should be available.

  • Man United set to sign Daley Blind from Ajax

    Manchester United is close to adding Netherlands international Daley Blind to its lengthy list of summer recruits.

  • Bilbao routs Levante 3-0 in Spanish league

    Athletic Bilbao forward Ibai Gomez set up two headed goals to help rout Levante 3-0 as the Basque side won its home opener in the Spanish league on Saturday.

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Chelsea's Diego Costa takes the ball downfield during his team's English Premier League soccer match against Everton at Goodison Park Stadium, Liverpool, England, Saturday Aug. 30, 2014.

    Wild Chelsea win capitalizes on City slip-up

    Chelsea showed off its new-found attacking sparkle in a 6-3 win over Everton on a day Manchester City lost its cutting edge to slip to a surprise first defeat in its Premier League title defense.

  • Urawa Reds stay top in J-League

    Urawa Reds cemented its top spot in the J-League with a 4-0 demolition of relegation-threatened Omiya Ardija on Saturday, while Gamba Osaka thrashed Albirex Niigata 5-0.

  • Houston wins 2nd road match of season, 3-1 over KC

    Will Bruin scored his 10th goal of the season to help Houston beat Sporting Kansas City 3-1 on Friday night for the Dynamo's second road win of the season.

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Southampton's manager Ronald Koeman instructs players during their match against West Ham United during their English Premier League soccer match at Upton Park, London, Saturday Aug. 30, 2014. (AP Photo / Daniel Hambury, PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT - NO SALES - NO ARCHIVES

    Southampton beats West Ham 3-1 for 1st league win

    France midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin scored twice as Southampton beat West Ham 3-1 in the Premier League on Saturday to earn a first win of the season under new manager Ronald Koeman.

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Schalke's Benedikt Horwedes celebrates after scoring  during the German first division Bundesliga soccer match between Schalke 04  and Bayern Munich in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014.

    Schalke holds Bayern 1-1 in Bundesliga

    Schalke captain Benedikt Hoewedes equalized to give his side a 1-1 draw against Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga on Saturday, denying Xabi Alonso a win on his debut for the German champions.

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