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Demi Lovato Dinner Date with Neymar ... Just Friends?

11/15/2017 8:25 AM PST

Is Demi Lovato in the "friend zone" with Neymar

The singer and the soccer superstar went for a dinner date in London on Tuesday -- after Neymar played for Team Brazil in an international friendly against England. 

Oh, there was a 3rd person at the dinner as well ... smokin' hot TV host Layla Anna-Lee

But despite the fact Neymar and Demi look GREAT together, the soccer stud is preemptively striking against dating rumors ... posting Instagram photos with the caption, "My friends girls."

BOOOOO!!!!

Neymar's probably not Demi's type anyway. She's into fighters

Cristiano Ronaldo Flexin' with Jr. in Shirtless 'Shoot ... Twinning & Winning!!

11/14/2017 12:30 PM PST

Here's shirtless Cristiano Ronaldo and Cristiano Jr. proving they've got the best genes AND the best jeans -- reppin' dad's designer denim and looking fly as hell doing it.

The soccer mega-star teamed up with his 7-year-old kid for the launch of the CR7 junior collection -- expanding on the line of signature jeans he dropped earlier this year.

There are actual kid sizes, FYI ... the Cristianos were just having some fun letting Jr. twin out with Sr. for the photo shoot.

The real question -- are Ronaldo and son gonna be the next LaVar and Lonzo Ball?!

CR7 adult jeans are priced between $69-$179 ... so they're still a ways away from Big Baller status.

Hope Solo Says Ex-FIFA Prez 'Grabbed My Ass' ... Blatter Flatly Denies It

11/10/2017 1:34 PM PST
Breaking News

Hope Solo's adding her name to the mounting list of women alleging sexual assault at the hands of powerful men ... and she points the finger at former FIFA president, Sepp Blatter.

The USWNT star revealed the alleged incident in an interview with the Portuguese newspaper, Expresso, in which she alleges Blatter "grabbed my ass" right before presenting an award to Abby Wambach at the Ballon d'Or awards ceremony in January 2013.

Blatter -- forced to step down and banned by FIFA amid a corruption scandal -- flatly denied the claim, and through his spokesman told Expresso, "This allegation is ridiculous."

The news comes on the heels of another Team USA star alleging sexual abuse.

Justin Bieber Shirtless and Super Excited Playing Pickup Soccer

11/7/2017 6:24 PM PST

Justin Bieber laced up his cleats, popped off his shirt, and got really pumped up while playing soccer with his bros.

The Biebs hit up UCLA's campus Tuesday afternoon for a pickup game on one of the soccer fields, and at one point was standing at full attention calling out a play.

We're told several college students gathered around the field to watch JB in action and get a peek at his new torso tattoo ... and he put on quite a show.

Interestingly, no sign of Selena Gomez watching her bf's athletic skills this time around. Still, Justin looked like he had fun.

Soccer Star Jozy Altidore Tunnel Fight with USMNT Teammate ... Police Involved

11/6/2017 7:21 AM PST
Breaking News

A heated altercation between Jozy Altidore and his ex-USMNT teammate Sacha Kljestan escalated into a full-blown war during halftime of an MLS game this weekend -- with yelling and cussing and police ... and it was all caught on video. 

It all went down at halftime during Sunday's match between Jozy's Toronto FC and Sacha's NY Red Bulls, where things were already chippy in the 1st half.

Jozy claims Sacha tried to "pull up on me while my back was turned" -- and TFC coach Greg Vanney says he was "ambushed" by 5 or 6 New York Red Bulls players in total. 

Sacha's got a different take -- claiming Jozy's the one who started the fight by shoving him into a wall.

Either way, the video is crazy -- you can see players like Michael Bradley trying to keep the peace as cops and stadium security rush in to maintain order. 

Both Jozy and Sacha were ejected from the game. The Red Bulls ultimately won the game 1-0. 

Jermaine Jones MLS is Weak Sauce U.S. Players Need to Play in Europe

10/24/2017 10:24 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Young American soccer players should STEER CLEAR of MLS -- and take their talents to Europe to get World Cup ready ... so says former Team USA star Jermaine Jones

With Team USA soccer in shambles -- not even qualifying for the World Cup -- we asked Jermaine for answers ... and dude kept it real.

"I think that you have to battle with the best and the best play in Europe."

FYI, Jones currently plays in MLS (LA Galaxy) -- but started his career in Europe, where he grew up. Clearly, he thinks the European leagues are better suited to grow talent because they're more competitive. 

The good news ... Jones is pumped about Christian Pulisic -- says he's a great player -- but there's no doubt that missing the '18 World Cup totally sucks for him. 

David Beckham Bae Watch Anyone?!

10/23/2017 12:02 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

David Beckham's beach bod is unlike any dad bod you've ever seen ... you're welcome.

The 42-year-old -- cool dad status in full effect -- hit up Malibu Sunday with a bunch of his kids to cool off after a blistering weekend in Los Angeles. A little boogie boarding did the trick to cool the brood in the ocean.

Perhaps the only disturbing thing we see in this family outing -- using a beach volleyball as a futbol.

Give the former soccer prince a pass.

Team USA Soccer Coach I QUIT After World Cup Disaster

10/13/2017 7:39 AM PDT
Breaking News

Team USA soccer coach Bruce Arena has officially "resigned" -- just days after the team failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.

People had been calling for Arena's job after the USMNT lost to Trinidad & Tobago -- eliminating them from World Cup contention ... but moments ago, Arena quit before he could be fired.

"It is the greatest privilege for any coach to manage their country’s National Team, and as I leave that role today I am honored and grateful to have had that opportunity twice in my career."

"In the end, we came up short," Arena said ... "No excuses. We didn’t get the job done, and I accept responsibility."

TMZ Sports had spoken with Arena earlier this week -- and he didn't seem too concerned about his job ... even giving a sarcastic response to his critics.

Still, Arena kept it classy in his goodbye statement ... and says he still believes in the U.S. soccer program.

USA Soccer Coach Bruce Arena Claps Back at Haters After World Cup Elimination

10/12/2017 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Team USA soccer coach Bruce Arena has a message for people calling for him to be fired -- Thanks for the support!!!

Arena landed at LAX Wednesday -- less than 24 hours after USMNT's loss to Trinidad and Tobago which eliminated them from the 2018 World Cup -- and TMZ Sports asked him straight-up what went wrong. His answer was directly to the point.

Honestly ... Bruce doesn't seem too rattled by the crushing defeat or concerned about his job, and even dishes out some advice on how American soccer can get back on track.

Is it 2022 yet?

Ex-USA Soccer Player 'Pissed Off' at World Cup Flop ... But Back Off the Guys

10/11/2017 11:05 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Ex-Team USA soccer player Kyle Martino says the squad's loss to Trinidad and Tobago is the "worst day in U.S. soccer history" ... but tells TMZ Sports the guys need support, not scorn. 

Martino -- who played for the USMNT from 2002 to 2006 -- says, "Right now, I'm a fan, and I'm pissed off, and I'm upset."

"I'm pissed that they didn't put in a performance when it mattered most ... I know they're good enough to win that game. I know those guys, they're better than they showed on that day."

"Any pain the fans are feeling right now, the players are feeling 10-times that. It's not helpful to jump on them and criticize them right now. They know they messed up in a big game."

NFL's Warren Moon Rips Team USA Soccer ... 'It's Disturbing'

10/11/2017 9:21 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

NFL Hall of Famer Warren Moon is pretty upset about Team USA getting bounced from the World Cup -- telling TMZ Sports it's "disturbing" considering all of the athletic resources we have. 

For the record, Moon is pretty well-versed in the world of international soccer ... and told us what Team USA soccer needs to do if we REALLY want to compete with the top countries in the world. 

By the way, Moon also calls BS on the excuse that our top athletes are playing other sports like football and basketball instead of soccer. 

"We have enough athletes in this country to play soccer."

Alex Morgan Disney Police Video 'I Can't Imagine What Black People Go Through'

10/11/2017 6:15 AM PDT
Breaking News

Soccer superstar Alex Morgan was so upset when she was being kicked out of Disney World, she told officers, "You guys are lying right now. I can't imagine what black people go through."

It was all captured on body cam footage released by the Orange County Sheriff's Dept. stemming from an Oct. 1 incident in which Morgan and several other soccer stars were kicked off the property for being drunk and aggressive. 

As TMZ Sports first reported, Morgan's group had been boozing at the bars at Epcot Center when things got testy with another group. 

Cops were called and officers say Morgan and her friends were "highly impaired" and "verbally aggressive."

Morgan has since apologized for the incident -- saying she will learn and make sure it does not happen again. 

Alex Morgan Booted from Disney World ... Cops Confirm

10/3/2017 8:52 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Team USA soccer star Alex Morgan was told by police to leave Disney World in Florida on Sunday after an incident at a bar in Epcot Center, TMZ Sports has learned. 

Morgan was part of a group that included several MLS stars including Giles Barnes and Donny Toia, who were also 86'd from the park. 

We're working on details from the cops -- but witnesses tell us the group had been partying at a pub in the U.K. section of Epcot Center when things got rowdy inside. 

Our witnesses say Morgan and her group were arguing with another group -- and ultimately the Orange County Sheriff's Dept. got involved and told everyone to leave. 

In total, 4 people were booted -- including Donny's wife, Courtney.

The OCSD tells TMZ Sports, "These are the individuals that were trespassed from Disney on Oct. 1st."

The group had posted a photo outside a Disney World restaurant earlier that day. 

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