Top of the table Chelsea will be confident of getting back to winning ways when they welcome Queens Park Rangers to Stamford Bridge on Monday.
Posted: October 31, 2014, 3:24 am
Swansea City will look to put their League Cup disappointment behind them when they travel to Goodison Park to play Everton on Saturday.
Posted: October 31, 2014, 3:20 am
Confidence will be low for both teams when Leicester City host West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.
Posted: October 31, 2014, 3:17 am

New York Red Bulls goalkeeper Luis Robles (31) makes a save as Sporting Kansas City forward C.J. Sapong (17) attempts to score on a header in the first half during an MLS playoff soccer match at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J., Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)

Bradley Wright-Phillips scored twice in the final 13 minutes to rally New York to a 2-1 victory over Sporting Kansas City on Thursday night, eliminating the defending MLS Cup champion from the playoffs and sending the Red Bulls to the conference semifinals. Bradley Wright-Phillips, who led the league with a record-tying 27 goals, tied it in the 77th minute and headed in the winner with less than a minute remaining in regulation. New York will host Eastern Conference champion D.C. United on Sunday in the first-leg of a two-match semifinal. New York's victory was its third straight in the past two months over Kansas City, and left it unbeaten against Sporting this season.

Posted: October 31, 2014, 2:37 am

Major League Soccer announces the details of the league's plan to launch a second team in the Los Angeles area after shutting down Chivas USA, at a news conference in Los Angeles Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. From left front, are: ownership group members Tom Penn, Peter Guber and Henry Nguyen, and MLS commissioner Don Garber. The new team, the Los Angeles Football Club, will begin play in 2017 with strong owners and plans for a soccer-specific stadium. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- - Henry Nguyen and Peter Guber envision their new Major League Soccer team taking the field somewhere in the Los Angeles area in early 2017 in a sparkling new stadium filled with roaring fans. Nguyen, Guber and their partners in the tentatively named Los Angeles Football Club are confident they have the passion - and the deep pockets - necessary to realize all of these dreams before they take the field. The LAFC ownership group and MLS Commissioner Don Garber held their first public event Thursday at a Hollywood studio on Sunset Boulevard, revealing a diverse lineup of businesspeople and sports luminaries eager to capitalize on soccer's ever-growing North American profile with a second MLS club in the nation's second-largest city. ''We're coming in (to MLS) at a point in time where we're on a rocket ship,'' Nguyen said.

Posted: October 31, 2014, 12:28 am
Although all eyes have been on Jermaine Jones since he joined the New England Revolution, Columbus Crew midfielder Tony Tchani believes his team needs to contain MVP candidate Lee Nguyen in order to win this two-game, aggregate-goal semifinal series. The Revolution face their own set of challenges against a Columbus club seeking its seventh straight home win. Following a 1-9-1 stretch from May 31-Aug. 16 that included eight consecutive defeats, New England turned its season around by going 9-1-1 the rest of the way to earn the East's No. 2 seed. The Revolution (17-13-4) totaled 10 goals over a 12-game span leading up to the acquisition of Jones in late August.
Posted: October 30, 2014, 10:35 pm
West Ham United visit Stoke City on Saturday afternoon seeking a fourth straight Premier League win The fourth-placed Hammers are daring to dream of European football and are riding a high after beating champions Manchester City in their last outing. Manager Sam Allardyce remains cautiously optimistic but knows his side can't afford to discount the threat posed by a side the Hammers have beaten just once in their last five encounters across all competitions. "I've sensed the joy and the goodwill feeling around the camp," Allardyce told the official club website. "We need to make sure we are mentally prepared for the game against Stoke City.
Posted: October 30, 2014, 9:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Raul has signed a multiyear deal to play for the New York Cosmos.
Posted: October 30, 2014, 8:40 pm

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