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Brazil’s Father of Football Charles William Miller Born in 1874

Today in Latin American history, Brazilian Charles William Miller who introduced Brazil to the sport of football (soccer) was born in 1874. He is known as the father of Brazilian football. continue reading »

Soccer Stars Julie Foudy, Brandi Chastain Lead Efforts to Empower Girls in Brazil

The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and U.S. Soccer announced today that Olympic Gold Medalists and World Cup champions Julie Foudy and Brandi Chastain will travel to Brazil, May 19 – 26. continue reading »

Maradona to Return to Argentina to Meet New Son

Argentine soccer icon Diego Armando Maradona said Friday from Dubai that he will be in Buenos Aires soon to "acknowledge" his new son, Diego Fernando, born here this week to the former player's ex-girlfriend. continue reading »

Chicharito Hernandez Saves Manchester United Against Aston Villa

Mexico's Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez made the most of his 45 minutes of action Saturday against Aston Villa, playing a role in all three Manchester United goals in a 3-2 victory. continue reading »

Spanish National Soccer Team Honors Past Players With Retro Jersey

Spain's national soccer team revealed on Friday a new jersey inspired by one first worn in 1924, featuring a golden V-shaped stripe below the collar. continue reading »

Sister of Brazilian Soccer Star Hulk Home Safe After Kidnapping

The younger sister of Brazilian soccer star Hulk returned Tuesday to her home in the northeastern city of Campina Grande after being the victim of a kidnapping, police officials said. continue reading »

Lionel Messi’s Newborn Son Thiago Already Member of Dad’s Hometown Club

The newborn son of FC Barcelona star Lionel Messi is already registered as a member of the Argentine club his dad supported while growing up in Rosario, fans of Newell's Old Boys proclaimed at a match. continue reading »

Leon Beats Jaguares 4-1 in Mexican soccer

Colombian Hernan Dario Burbano scored a goal and assisted on another to lead Leon to a 4-1 victory over Jaguares de Chiapas in late-season play in the Mexican soccer league. continue reading »

Atletico Madrid Launches Campaign to Make Falcao FIFA’s Player of the Year

Atletico Madrid has launched a campaign promoting Colombian striker Radamel Falcao's bid to become the 2012 FIFA world player of the year. The Spanish soccer club uploaded a video Friday in support of the player on its Web site and also created the hashtag #UnTigreDeOro for use on social-networking sites, a reference to the player's nickname "El Tigre" (The Tiger). continue reading »

Top Scorer Competition Heats Up With Return of Atlante’s Esteban Paredes

The competition to be the top scorer in Mexican first division soccer will heat up with the return to action of Chilean striker Esteban Paredes, who missed four matches due to injury. continue reading »

Mexico to Host Homeless World Cup in October

Sixty-four men's and women's soccer teams from 52 countries will face off in the Homeless World Cup, to be played Oct. 6-14 in Mexico City's gigantic Zocalo square, Telmex Foundation president Arturo Elias Ayub said. continue reading »

Mexico Men’s Soccer Team Defeats Japan, Heading to Finals

Mexico is headed to its first Olympic men's soccer final after coming back from a deficit to beat Japan 3-1 on Tuesday before more than 82,000 fans at London's iconic Wembley Stadium. continue reading »

OLYMPICS: Honduras Eliminates Spanish Soccer Team

Spain was eliminated from the Olympic soccer tournament Sunday after losing to Honduras 1-0 and failing to score any points in its first two games. continue reading »

Former Soccer Player Hector Javier Cespedes Dies From Heart Attack

Former Millonarios and Independiente Santa Fe player Hector Javier Cespedes died from a heart attack at the Universidad de la Sabana hospital in Chia, a city north of Colombia's capital, the hospital said. continue reading »

Messi, Forlan to Play World Soccer Masters Tour in Miami

Many of the biggest names soccer, including Lionel Messi, who is arguably the best player in the game today, come together for one of 2012's most memorable matches. The World Soccer Masters Tour will take place at Sun Life Stadium on June 23 at 7 p.m. continue reading »

Gunfire Between Rival Groups of Soccer Fans Kills 1, Injures 5 in Argentina

A 21-year-old man was fatally shot in a fight between rival groups of fans in Argentina, officials said. Daniel Sosa died in the hospital after being shot on Saturday continue reading »

Former Real Madrid Player Hugo Sanchez To Coach Pachuca

Mexican Hugo Sanchez, a one-time Real Madrid player, has been named the new coach of Mexico's Pachuca, the team said. continue reading »

Mexico To Use French Soccer Tournament to Finalize its Olympic Roster

Mexico's under-23 national soccer team will compete in a tournament this month in Toulon, France, fielding a squad of 20 players under consideration for the Olympic roster. continue reading »

Mexican Team Prepares for London’s Olympic Soccer “Mexico Can Compete with Anyone”

Mexico has the soccer players to hold its own against anybody at the 2012 London Olympics, National Physical Education and Sports Commission director Bernardo de la Garza said, stopping short of making medal predictions. "Mexico can compete with anybody (in Olympic soccer). We took on South Korea in the World Under 17s and we beat them," De la Garza said. continue reading »

Lio Messi, Only Barça Player That has New Year’s Off

Barcelona coach Josep Guardiola has given Lionel Messi an extra four days off over the holidays; everyone else is due back in training December 29. continue reading »