CARSON, Calif. -- Jozy Altidore's 89th-minute goal proved to be all the U.S. needed to beat northern neighbors Canada 1-0 in an international friendly.
The U.S created more than enough chances to win the game easily, but a combination of excellent goalkeeping from Canada's Maxime Crepeau and some poor finishing -- Altidore was especially wasteful -- kept the score level until late in the match. Substitute Ethan Finlay served up an inviting cross from the left wing, and Altidore nodded the delivery...
CARSON, Calif. - The U.S. national team relied on late heroics for the second time in five days as Jozy Altidore's 89th-minute winner led the Americans -- who beat Iceland with a 90th-minute goal here on Sunday -- past Canada in a friendly match at StubHub Center. Here are three quick thoughts following the game.
WATFORD, England -- Three points from Watford's 0-0 draw Wednesday with Chelsea at Vicarage Road . . .
1. Chelsea show little in yet another draw
For the optimistic fan, there is still the Champions League. And given their record in recent years, they have every chance in the FA Cup. But this miserable Premier League season is ebbing away for Chelsea. Another draw, this one goal-less at Watford, causes little extra damage to that that was ruined anyway and they have certainly improved....
LONDON -- Three points from Arsenal's 0-0 Premier League draw with Southampton at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday.
1. Southampton push Arsenal to the brink
This was Arsenal's third goalless draw of the campaign, but none of the three has been boring. After an early-season point at home to Liverpool and a recent stalemate at Stoke, Southampton were the latest side to frustrate Arsenal.
In fairness, the Saints did more than that. Ronald Koeman's side started brightly and were on top for the first...
LEICESTER, England -- Here are three points from King Power Stadium after Leicester defeated Liverpool 2-0 on Tuesday night.
1. Spectacular Vardy keeps Leicester's title quest going
Perhaps nothing changed in January after all. If the remainder of the season is essentially a new, 15-game, mini-season between title contenders with fresh, restocked squads, then it has begun exactly where we left off. Jamie Vardy seems on a one-man crusade to propel Leicester to the most implausible of Premier League...
MANCHESTER, England -- Three points from Old Trafford, where Manchester United scored three times and kept a clean sheet to easily see off Stoke City.
1. Martial stars as United ease to victory
Just when it seemed there was no such thing as a routine home win for Manchester United, they produced one. This was something of a throwback, to the days when United swept lesser sides away at Old Trafford with conspicuous ease and to when Stoke tended to fold on their trips to the bigger clubs.