The adults have had their say, and sometime soon the children will at long last play.
The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department’s controversial plan to overhaul the Beach Chalet soccer fields at the western edge of Golden Gate Park appeared to clear its final hurdle Thursday when the field replacement project — which was approved by the Board of Supervisors nearly a year ago — received unanimous approval from the California Coastal Commission. Read More
The president of the San Jose Earthquakes says he is appalled that forward Alan Gordon directed an anti-gay slur at an opponent.
Dave Kaval said Monday that Gordon’s actions have let down the team’s fans and he will do whatever is necessary so the team can be “viewed as a beacon of diversity, community, and equality.”
Gordon is facing almost certain suspension by Major League Soccer after television cameras caught him making a homophobic comment to an opponent. Read More
The Seattle Sounders failed to deliver on coach Sigi Schmid's victory guarantee, tying the New England Revolution 0-0 on Saturday despite dominating most of the play.
In remarks to reporters Friday, Schmid promised that the Sounders (0-3-2), off to the worst start in the five-year history of the franchise, would win for the first time this season. Read More
Camilo scored on a penalty kick in the 84th minute to help the Vancouver Whitecaps tie Real Salt Lake 1-1 on Saturday.
Camilo scored after having four shots stopped in the first half as the Whitecaps (2-2-2) earned a point in their first home game since March 9.
Vancouver received the penalty kick after defender Nat Borchers went to field the ball in the box, but accidentally fell and got his hand it. Read More
Jack McInerney scored in the second minute of stoppage time to give the Philadelphia Union a 1-1 tie with Toronto FC on Saturday.
McInerney, who leads the Union with four goals, scored about 4 minutes after Toronto FC's Ashtone Morgan was ejected with a red card. Morgan accumulated two yellow cards and was sent off in the 88th minute.
The Union is 2-2-2, and Toronto 1-2-3. Read More
The 2014 World Cup is just around the corner and one of the world’s hottest teams is bringing the action to The City.
Bay Area soccer fans will get a chance to see the Mexican national team play its version of the beautiful game when it takes on Peru in a friendly match at Candlestick Park on April 17. Read More
Robbie Keane scored two goals and Mike Magee added another as the Los Angeles Galaxy beat the San Jose Earthquakes 3-0 Wednesday night to complete a 3-1 aggregate victory in the teams' Western Conference semifinal series.
Alan Gordon gave San Jose hope in the 82nd minute when he put away a miss-hit shot from Justin Morrow for his first career playoff goal. But the Earthquakes could not find the equalizer they needed to force overtime. Read More
University High School junior midfielder Diego Lopes couldn’t get out of class in time for a 4 p.m. kickoff against Drew on Monday afternoon.
Normally a starter, Lopes arrived toward the end of warm-ups and began the game as a substitute.
From his sideline seat at the Crocker Amazon Soccer Fields, Lopes watched University hit the post twice and fire several more terrific close-range opportunities either wide or over goal through the first 25 minutes. Read More
At first glance, Alex Morgan looks like one of those people who got dealt a stacked hand at birth: she came in at No. 66 in Maxim magazine’s Hot 100 of 2012 list, she’s intelligent and she’s athletically talented. But in reality, the former Cal standout is a product of hard work, dedication and fearlessness. Read More
The hunt is on for thugs who killed a former City College of San Francisco soccer stud in what investigators believe was a case of mistaken identity or a robbery gone awry.
About 12:15 a.m. June 28, 26-year-old Ermias Kassaye, of San Francisco, was found shot in the head execution-style by a 9 mm automatic handgun near the intersection of Howth Street and Mount Vernon Avenue, police said. Read More