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Richard Farley

  1. Pele: Lack of World Cup should not detract Messi’s greatness

    Sep 11, 2014, 9:29 PM EDT

    Edson Arantes do Nascimento, Pele

    Messi would not be the first great player to miss out on the honor, the three-time winner says.

  2. WATCH: Roberto Martinez emphasizes importance of win against West Brom

    Sep 11, 2014, 8:37 PM EDT

    Roberto Martínez has exceeded early expectations at Everton, his "transition period" seeing the Toffees drop just one of their first 15 league games. (Source: Getty Images.)

    Everton, West Brom held to two points through Premier League’s first three rounds.

  3. Russia considers buying national team players, entering team into domestic league ahead of 2018 World Cup

    Sep 11, 2014, 7:46 PM EDT

    Russia's coach Fabio Capello listens to a question during a news conference at Luz Stadium in Lisbon

    Players would compete in the Russian Premier League ahead of World Cup on home soil.

  4. Van Gaal: Welbeck did not meet Manchester United’s standards

    Sep 11, 2014, 7:11 PM EDT


    United’s manager reiterated the obvious: Welbeck didn’t fit on a team with van Persie, Rooney, and Falcao.

  5. Don Garber signs five-year contract extension with Major League Soccer

    Sep 11, 2014, 6:02 PM EDT


    MLS commissioner’s new deal runs through at least the 2018 season.

  6. PST’s Major League Soccer Power Rankings – Mid-week adjustment

    Sep 11, 2014, 5:35 PM EDT

    LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 25: Gyasi Zardes #11 of the Los Angeles Galaxy looks to play the ball while airborne against the Philadelphia Union in the second half of the MLS match at StubHub Center on May 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.

    Three mid-week games meant movement near the bottom of our chart.

  7. Hazing lawsuit shines the wrong light on Clemson women’s soccer

    Sep 10, 2014, 1:07 AM EDT


    Lawsuit alleges a culture of hazing led to permanent injury for a freshman player two years ago.

  8. MLS Signings: Digging deeper on Pogatetz, Sinima-Pongolle, and Pintos

    Sep 9, 2014, 10:08 PM EDT


    Columbus, Chicago, and San Jose made additions one week before MLS’s roster freeze.

  9. Recovery from concussion will keep Eddie Johnson from traveling with D.C. to face Red Bulls

    Sep 9, 2014, 8:40 PM EDT

    source:MLS Soccer

    “EJ” will miss his second straight game as he recovers from last week’s injury.

  10. Hip surgery ends Mike Magee’s season, could cost him the start of 2015

    Sep 9, 2014, 8:09 PM EDT

    Mike Magee (Getty)

    2013 MVP’s Monday surgery will sideline him six-to-eight months.

  11. PST’s Major League Soccer Power Rankings – Stability-enhanced edition

    Sep 9, 2014, 6:58 PM EDT


    6-0 wins don’t cost teams their top spot, but who sits behind LA on this week’s chart.

  12. Euro 2016 roundup: Netherlands, Bosnia upset as Italy, Croatia open with wins

    Sep 9, 2014, 5:10 PM EDT


    Conte wins his first competitive match, while a late mistake in Prague costs the Dutch.

  13. PST’s Major League Soccer Player of the Week: New England’s Lee Nguyen

    Sep 9, 2014, 4:02 PM EDT

    DC United v New England Revolution

    Leading his team to a six-point week, the Revs’ MVP candidate edged ahead of a crowded field to win this week’s PST honor.

  14. Why D.C. United should be thrilled with its 0-0 at Vancouver

    Sep 7, 2014, 2:04 AM EDT


    Alternative title: Trying to explain why Vancouver owns Eastern Conference teams at BC Place.

  15. MLS Snapshot: Real Salt Lake 2-1 FC Dallas

    Sep 7, 2014, 12:33 AM EDT

    FC Dallas v Real Salt Lake

    Out since spring with a broken foot, Alvaro Saborio paid immediate dividends on his return, scoring with his first touch to give RSL revenge against Dallas.

  16. Three quick thoughts from Houston’s 3-2 win over Montréal

    Sep 6, 2014, 11:11 PM EDT

    Giles Barnes

    Two goals from Giles Barnes moves Houston within three points of fifth in the Eastern Conference.

  17. MLS Snapshot: New York Red Bulls 2-1 Sporting Kansas City

    Sep 6, 2014, 10:04 PM EDT

    Thierry Henry 4

    Goals from Wright-Phillips, Henry move the Red Bulls into the East’s top five, handing Sporting their fourth straight loss.

  18. U.S. international Aron Jóhannsson still a month away from AZ Alkmaar return

    Sep 6, 2014, 8:46 PM EDT


    Recovery from preseason groin surgery will leave the 23-year-old out through September.

  19. By the numbers: More reasons the rest of MLS should fear the LA Galaxy

    Sep 6, 2014, 7:11 PM EDT


    LA’s not only the hottest team in the league. A series of other indicators hint the Galaxy may be its best going forward.

  20. Watch Live: New York Red Bulls vs. Sporting Kansas City (Lineups)

    Sep 6, 2014, 6:59 PM EDT


    Sporting look to end their three-game slide, while New York hope to move into the East’s top five. Kick off is at 7:30 p.m. Eastern on NBCSN/NBC Sports Live Extra.

  21. Jack McInerney vs. Andrew Wenger: Comparing production after April’s swap

    Sep 6, 2014, 5:01 PM EDT

    Montreal Impact's Jack McInerney, second right, celebrates with teammates, from left, Justin Mapp, Patrice Bernier and Marco Di Vaio after scoring against the Houston Dynamo during the second half of an MLS soccer game in Montreal, Sunday, June 29, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Graham Hughes)

    Both player have put up numbers since spring’s challenge trade.

  22. MLS Snapshot: Toronto FC 0-2 Philadelphia Union

    Sep 6, 2014, 4:11 PM EDT


    The Union completed a home-and-home sweep as Toronto’s winless run hit five.

  23. MLS preview: Two NBCSN games, showdown in Utah highlight nine-match slate

    Sep 4, 2014, 11:54 PM EDT


    LA looks to close its gap on Seattle, while Sporting tries to reverse its slide at Red Bull Arena.

  24. Las Vegas’s MLS expansion bid doesn’t look so good

    Sep 4, 2014, 9:35 PM EDT

    Las Vegas

    Sin City’s expansion team has major work to do to get stadium plans through city council.

  25. International friendly roundup: Italy, France ride impressive results into next week’s Euro 2016 qualifiers

    Sep 4, 2014, 8:42 PM EDT


    Bosnia and Herzegovina cruised against Liechtenstein, while Mandzukic bagged two against Cyprus.

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