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.
Friday, August 7, 2015
Lionel Messi was at the center of a headbutting controversy on Wednesday as Barcelona cruised to a 3-0 victory over Serie A side Roma in a pre-season friendly at the Camp Nou.
The paucity of Chelsea's striking options was once again laid bare on Wednesday as they finished their pre-season preparations with a lackluster 1-0 loss at home to Fiorentina.
A late goal from Polish international Robert Lewandowski sealed a 1-0 victory for German champions Bayern Munich over Spanish giants Real Madrid in the final of the pre-season Audi Cup tournament in their home stadium on Wednesday.