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Mark Hall focused on bringing USL soccer to Concord

Mark Hall focused on bringing USL soccer to Concord

Four months after publicly announcing his desire to bring the United Soccer…

 

Long before vice president Mike Pence used a 49ers-Colts game as a backdrop for a political stunt, it was impossible to “stick to sports.” (Sam Riche/TNS)

Sports is politics, politics is sports

Quick hits with Kolsky Anyone in the sports media who has ever…

 

AC Milan's M'baye Niang (11) celebrates with teammates Andrea Bertolacci, left, and Giacomo Bonaventura, right, after scoring a goal against Bayern Munich during their match Wednesday in Chicago. (Paul Beaty/AP)

AC Milan, Liverpool game at Levi’s Stadium gives local fans a taste for international soccer

The Bay Area’s summer of soccer will cap off with European flair…

 

Kezar Stadium seen Wednesday, March 16, 2016. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF welcomes new professional soccer team to Kezar Stadium

The City's professional soccer team — the San Francisco Deltas — has…

Kezar Stadium seen Wednesday, March 16, 2016. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)

Santa Clara County judge denies soccer league’s bid to kick out NFL

SAN JOSE — A judge has denied a San Francisco Bay Area…

Seattle Reign forward Megan Rapinoe, right, stands next to Portland Thorns forward Alex Morgan before an NWSL soccer match in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, July 22, 2015. Seattle won 1-0. Morgan, who is recovering from surgery on her right knee, did not play. (Don Ryan/AP)

Women’s soccer enjoying World Cup bump

PORTLAND, Ore. — Nowhere could the World Cup bump in women’s soccer…

Seattle Reign forward Megan Rapinoe, right, stands next to Portland Thorns forward Alex Morgan before an NWSL soccer match in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, July 22, 2015. Seattle won 1-0. Morgan, who is recovering from surgery on her right knee, did not play. (Don Ryan/AP)
From left, United States' Megan Rapinoe, Lauren Holiday, and Carli Lloyd celebrate after Lloyd scored her second goal of the match against Japan during the first half of the FIFA Women's World Cup soccer championship in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Sunday, July 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

US enjoys one final title celebration before leaving Canada

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Megan Rapinoe strolled around taking selfies, occasionally sipping…

From left, United States' Megan Rapinoe, Lauren Holiday, and Carli Lloyd celebrate after Lloyd scored her second goal of the match against Japan during the first half of the FIFA Women's World Cup soccer championship in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Sunday, July 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
The United States Women's National Team celebrates with the trophy after they beat Japan 5-2 in the FIFA Women's World Cup soccer championship in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Sunday, July 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

U.S. wins Women’s World Cup title

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Carli Lloyd came up big again. Three…

The United States Women's National Team celebrates with the trophy after they beat Japan 5-2 in the FIFA Women's World Cup soccer championship in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Sunday, July 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Blatter says he will resign as FIFA president

ZURICH -- The end for Sepp Blatter came suddenly, just days after…

Ennio Leanza/AP PhotoA man walks next to the FIFA logo at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich

Soccer officials arrested in Zurich; World Cup votes probed

Swiss prosecutors opened criminal proceedings into FIFA on Wednesday, only hours after…

Ennio Leanza/AP PhotoA man walks next to the FIFA logo at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich
Kin Cheung-file/AP File PhotoFILE- In this Jan. 3

FIFA says 2022 World Cup final in Qatar will be on Dec. 18

ZURICH — The final of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will…

Kin Cheung-file/AP File PhotoFILE- In this Jan. 3
Ted S. Warren/AP PhotoSeattle Sounders' Zach Scott (20) and Real Salt Lake's Olmes Garcia

MLS minimum: Playing for $36,000 with millionaire teammates

TUKWILA — Before he was in Major League Soccer, Zach Scott worked…

Ted S. Warren/AP PhotoSeattle Sounders' Zach Scott (20) and Real Salt Lake's Olmes Garcia

Earthquakes set to open new MLS stadium

SAN JOSE — The San Jose Earthquakes finally have a place to…

Anja Niedringhaus/AP File PhotoA FIFA task force on Tuesday

FIFA closes on dates for taboo-breaking World Cup in Qatar

The World Cup in Qatar keeps provoking outrage and breaking taboos. Seven…

Anja Niedringhaus/AP File PhotoA FIFA task force on Tuesday
Darren Abate/AP file photoGoalkeeper Hope Solo was suspended 30 days from the U.S. women's soccer team. Her husband was recently arrested for suspicion of DUI.

Hope Solo suspended 30 days from US national team

Goalkeeper Hope Solo has been suspended from the U.S. women's national team…

Darren Abate/AP file photoGoalkeeper Hope Solo was suspended 30 days from the U.S. women's soccer team. Her husband was recently arrested for suspicion of DUI.
Andres Kudacki/AP File PhotoIn this Sept. 23

Cristiano Ronaldo wins 3rd FIFA Player of the Year award

ZURICH -- Cristiano Ronaldo hopes his third FIFA Player of the Year…

Andres Kudacki/AP File PhotoIn this Sept. 23
Walter Bieri/Keystone via AP PhotoMichael Garcia has resigned as FIFA's ethics prosecutor

Garcia resigns as FIFA prosecutor

GENEVA -- The American lawyer who led the investigation into the 2018…

Walter Bieri/Keystone via AP PhotoMichael Garcia has resigned as FIFA's ethics prosecutor
David Goldman/AP file photoMajor League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber announced Tuesday that the franchises are combining to lose more than $100 million each year.

Garber: MLS needs to perform better financially

Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber says the league is not performing…

David Goldman/AP file photoMajor League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber announced Tuesday that the franchises are combining to lose more than $100 million each year.
Courtesy David Bush/USF athleticsWith new head coach Eddie Soto

USF looking to start strong in new era of men’s soccer

It’s hard to miss the banners when you enter Negoesco Stadium. The…

Courtesy David Bush/USF athleticsWith new head coach Eddie Soto

LA Galaxy reacquire Alan Gordon from Earthquakes

CARSON — The Los Angeles Galaxy have reacquired veteran forward Alan Gordon…