• The Canadian Press

    Tudor starts at Marseille with 4-1 league win against Reims

    PARIS (AP) — Marseille coach Igor Tudor silenced his critics as his team beat Reims 4-1 in the French league on Sunday. Tudor was booed by fans when the stadium announcer read out his name. Tudor has big shoes to fill after replacing Argentine coach Jorge Sampaoli, who left Marseille this summer reportedly because of a disagreement with the club’s recruitment strategy. The hosts took the lead in the 13th minute when Reims defender Wout Faes turned a cross from new signing Jonathan Clauss into hi

  • The Canadian Press

    Canada's Jonathan David quick off the mark, scores twice for Lille in season opener

    LILLE, France (CP-AP) — Canadian international Jonathan David scored twice and added an assist as Lille routed promoted Auxerre 4-1 on Sunday on the opening weekend of French league play. The 22-year-old from Ottawa set up Benjamin Andre for the opening goal in the first minute, then froze a defender coming in from the right side of the penalty box before scoring with a curling shot in the third minute He made it 3-0 in the 39th, slotting home a low shot after Remy Cabella found him in the clear

  • The Canadian Press

    LAFC signs forward Denis Bouanga from France's Saint-Étienne

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Forward Denis Bouanga signed with Los Angeles FC on Friday as the Major League Soccer-leading club's third designated player. Bouanga is leaving Saint-Étienne of France's second division to join LAFC, the club announced without disclosing contract terms. He will join the club after the receipt of his International Transfer Certificate. Bouanga recorded 26 goals and 13 assists in Ligue 1 over the past three seasons with Saint-Étienne, which was relegated last spring. He appeare

  • The Canadian Press

    EPL sets high bar in European soccer, finances and glamor

    GENEVA (AP) — The world’s richest soccer league starts a new season in England on Friday as the rest of Europe looks for ways to catch up. Off the field, the English Premier League is a commercial juggernaut with broadcasting deals worldwide fueling player transfers and wages most others cannot match. It helps explain why some clubs created the Super League project. League riches helped English champion Manchester City make the marquee summer signing. Erling Haaland’s arrival from Borussia Dortm