Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Two mistakes by new goalkeeper Petr Cech sent a much-hyped Arsenal side crashing to a 2-0 defeat at home to West Ham, while Liverpool's start to the new Premier League season ended with a late 1-0 win at Stoke on Sunday.
Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund advanced from the opening round of the German Cup on Sunday, while Hamburger SV was knocked out by fourth-tier side Carl Zeiss Jena.
Mexico forward Giovani dos Santos scored one goal and set up another in an impressive Major League Soccer debut, leading the Los Angeles Galaxy to a 3-1 victory over the Seattle Sounders on Sunday.
Monday, August 10, 2015
Chelsea began its English Premier League title defense with a red card for goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois and a 2-2 draw at home to Swansea on a frustrating opening Saturday at Stamford Bridge.
Monaco kicked off its French league campaign by beating 10-man Nice 2-1 in the Cote d'Azur derby while Marseille coach Marcelo Bielsa resigned minutes after his side lost to Caen 1-0 on Saturday.
Kei Kamara scored twice in the second half to regain the MLS goals lead in the Columbus Crew's 2-1 comeback victory over the Colorado Rapids on Saturday.
Sunday, August 9, 2015
Brazilian forward Lucas Moura netted the first goal of the French league season to give 10-man Paris Saint-Germain a 1-0 win at Lille as the defending champions won on the opening day for the first time in five years.
Jose Mourinho says Chelsea will have to survive a much sterner examination than last season if the champions are to mount a successful defense of the Premier League title.
The Seattle Sounders signed Paraguayan striker and World Cup veteran Nelson Valdez on Friday, becoming the third forward on their roster who is a designated player.
Saturday, August 8, 2015
Paris Saint-Germain are confident Angel di Maria can be the man to help them conquer Europe after completing the signing of the Argentina winger on Thursday.