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Russian forward Andrey Arshavin (L) vies with Czech defender Theodor Gebre Selassie during the Euro 2012 football match Russia vs. Czech Republic. (Photo credit should read FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/GettyImages)

Bernstein: Euro Soccer Racism Shocking

It should probably be considered a good thing that soccer fans in Ukraine and Poland are so ugly. That the racist, anti-Semitic, xenophobic behavior on display at European soccer matches still has the capacity to stand out is testament to how far – and how quickly — our own country has evolved

670 The Score–06/10/2012

Soccer balls. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Racism Abounds In European Soccer

They were just two young men out to watch a match on TV over a beer. Yet the moment they walked through the bar door eyes narrowed and jaws dropped.

670 The Score–06/07/2012

This picture, which has been doctored to keep identities anonymous, allegedly shows a hazing incident among members of the Joliet Township High School girls' varsity soccer team. (CBS)

Photos Surface Of Girls’ Soccer Hazing

The pictures are now part of an investigation headed by police in Freeport, where the soccer team played in a tournament.


Soccer balls. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Video: HS Girl Charged With Assault After Brutal Soccer Beating

After Annette McCullough of Lewisville High was tripped while running down the sideline in a game against Chester High, all hell broke loose.

670 The Score–03/30/2012

Soccer Goal

Families Protest Aurora School District’s Plan To Cut Soccer

A crowd of frustrated soccer moms, dads and players gathered Monday night at a meeting of Aurora’s Indian Prairie School Board, protesting a plan to eliminate middle school soccer.

CBS Chicago–03/13/2012

Flares are thrown in the stadium during clashes that erupted after a soccer match Wednesday. At least 74 people were killed. (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)

Baffoe: A Love Letter To American Sports Fans

Seventy-four fans have died at a sporting event not due to an architectural accident or natural disaster. They have died at the hands of other supposed fans.

CBS Chicago–02/02/2012

Morton High School soccer player Joel Leon heads the ball while practicing with teammate Joel Salmeron. (Credit: CBS)

Study: Heading In Soccer Might Cause Brain Injuries

It’s the world’s most popular sport and now there’s new evidence that playing soccer can damage your brain.

CBS 2–11/29/2011


A Safe Haven Bar For Soccer Fans

Chicago isn’t the friendliest city when it comes to Soccer, so where can a true fan find their mecca? The Globe…


Zack Tran died when a soccer goal fell on him. (CBS)

‘Zack’s Law’ To Make Soccer Safer After Tragedy

They lost their son on a sports field when a soccer goal came crashing down on top of him. Tuesday, almost eight years after the tragedy, the Vernon Hills parents will watch the governor sign a bill into law, Zack’s Law.


Japan's players celebrate after the FIFA Women's Football World Cup final match Japan vs USA on July 17, 2011 in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany. (Photo credit: CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images)

Japan Wins 1st World Cup Title In Penalty Shootout

Japan has won the Women’s World Cup, stunning the United States 4-1 in a penalty shootout Sunday night after finishing in a 2-2 tie.


United States vs Mexico

Muller: Americans Booed On Home Soil?

If you were to ask me to watch the MLS, the English Premier League, La Liga, or any other professional soccer league, I would tell you that I have better things to watch, like paint drying, or grass growing.

CBS Chicago–06/27/2011

Kabiru Adewunmi

Police Seek Shooter Who Killed Soccer Star

Kabiru Adewunmi’s dream to be a star on the soccer field ended in gunfire this week, and now police want to know who was responsible.

CBS Chicago–04/29/2011

Shout Sports Logo

New Sports Mobile App From CBS Chicago!

Anxious about your brackets? Watching every game? Check into games, score points, root for your team and talk smack to your buddies with CBS Chicago’s latest mobile application: Shout Sports!


Wrigley Field Marquee

Manchester United To Play Game At Wrigley?

Wrigley Field has already hosted NHL hockey and college football games in the past couple of years, and a new report says a British soccer invasion might be next for the Friendly Confines.

CBS Chicago–01/04/2011

Chicago Fire

Fire Lose To FC Dallas 3-0

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Jeff Cunningham scored on a penalty kick in the 67th minute to tie the MLS career goal-scoring record, and FC Dallas equaled the longest single-season unbeaten streak in league history with […]


Freddie Ljungberg

Ljungberg Scores To Lead Fire 3-0 Over SJ

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Freddie Ljungberg scored his first goal with Chicago and added two assists to help the Fire beat the San Jose Earthquakes 3-0 Wednesday night. Rookie defender Steven Kinney scored his first […]

670 The Score–10/01/2010

Brian McBride

Fire Star McBride Retiring At End Of Season

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. — Brian McBride, whose scoring touch and tenacity earned him fans on both sides of the Atlantic, is calling it a career. The 38-year-old McBride said Friday he will retire at the end […]

670 The Score–09/03/2010

Freddie Ljungberg

Swedish Forward Ljungberg Traded From Seattle To Chicago

TUKWILA, Washington — The Seattle Sounders FC traded designated player and two-time MLS All-Star Freddie Ljungberg to the Chicago Fire on Friday for a conditional pick in either the 2011 or 2012 SuperDraft. The Sounders […]

670 The Score–07/30/2010

Score a Goal and Then Go Fishing

Soccer may be boring with its 1-0 or 0-0 games, but when they do score they act like they’ve won world cup. This might be one of the most entertaining soccer goal celebrations around.


Nery Castillo

Fire Add Forward Castillo As Designated Player

CHICAGO — The Fire have added Mexico forward Nery Castillo as their designated player. Castillo will be on loan from Shakhtar Donetsk of Ukraine, but the MLS team has an option to complete a permanent […]

670 The Score–07/17/2010