• Liverpool's Luis Saurez scores from a free kick against Wigan Athletic during the English Premier League soccer match at the DW Stadium, Wigan, England, Saturday March 2, 2013. Liverpool won the match 0-4.

    The debt of the team rose by one-third to 87.2 million pounds (about $131 million), according to figures released Monday.

    LAST UPDATE : Mar 04, 2013, 1:15 PM EST
  • Alex Morgan, of the US celebrates on the shoulders of Sydney Leroux after scoring the opening goal against Germany during their Algarve Cup women's soccer final match Wednesday, March 13 2013, at the Algarve stadium outside Faro, southern Portugal. The US defeated Germany 2-0 in the final.

    The United States won the prestigious Algarve Cup for the ninth time, beating Germany 2-0 in Wednesday's final at Faro, Portugal thanks to two goals from Alex Morgan.

    LAST UPDATE : Mar 13, 2013, 6:17 PM EDT
  • FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi, from Argentina, right, celebrates with his teammate Jordi Alba after scoring against Rayo Vallecano during a Spanish La Liga soccer match at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, March 17, 2013.

    Barcelona received the maximum points in AP's global soccer rankings on Tuesday, with the team's striker, Lionel Messi, coming close to top marks.

    LAST UPDATE : Mar 20, 2013, 10:41 AM EDT
  • Ghana's Kevin-Prince Boateng and AC Milan soccer player, left, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights South African Navanethem Pillay, center, and Patrick Vieira, right, former captain of the French national football team and current Football Development Executive at Manchester City Football Club, pose for a photographers prior to a panel discussion on Racism and Sport during the World Humanitarian Day at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Thursday, March 21, 2013. The

    The ugly side of the beautiful game emerged Thursday as the U.N.'s top human rights official joined soccer officials and players in calling for an end to the "crime" of racism in sport.

    LAST UPDATE : Mar 21, 2013, 2:03 PM EDT
  • Mayor of London Boris Johnson, second right, with Karen Brady, vice chairman of English Premier League soccer team West Ham United, pose for the media on a balcony overlooking the London 2012 Olympic summer games stadium London, Friday, March, 22, 2013. The stadium built for the summer games has had its future secured in a deal where a local English Premier League team West Ham United will have a 99 year lease to use the stadium starting in 2016, it was announced at a press conference in

    Premier League club West Ham will move into London's Olympic Stadium, ending the drawn-out negotiations over the future of the $783 million venue that hosted the opening and closing ceremonies.

    LAST UPDATE : Mar 22, 2013, 10:54 AM EDT