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D.C. United signs Patrick Mullins to contract extension

Patrick Mullins, whose arrival last summer helped invigorate D.C. United’s bland attack and secure an MLS playoff berth, has signed a multi-year contract extension. His previous deal was to expire after the 2017 season. Terms were not disclosed. Last year Mullins, 25, had a base salary of $96,250 and overall earnings of $126,250, according to […]

Tuesday kickaround

Good morning. Hope you enjoyed the holiday weekend. Catching up … Arsenal is fourth in the top-flight Premier League. Sutton United is 17th in the fifth-tier National League. In the English pyramid, that’s a gap of 105 places. The FA Cup round of 16 brought them together Monday at 7,000-seat Gander Green Lane, 16 miles […]

Here’s why U.S. women’s soccer stars are taking their talents to Europe

The National Women’s Soccer League will kick off its fifth season in April with four prominent Americans an ocean away representing iconic soccer brands poised to make gains in the women’s game. Superstar Carli Lloyd was the latest — and most accomplished figure from the 2015 World Cup championship squad — to choose Europe by […]

D.C. United owner says new stadium deal could pay roster dividends this summer

In recent years, as MLS teams began pouring greater resources into player acquisitions and salaries, D.C. United fell further behind. As one of the few organizations without a stadium of its own creating revenue streams, the technical staff was left to mix and match odd parts, take chances on lesser players from abroad and develop […]

D.C. United’s 13-year stadium timeline, by the headline

2004 July 30: United Seeks Stadium Solution; Garber Concerned About RFK Conflicts Sept. 24: D.C. United Planning Its Own Stadium Deal; Site Would Be Across River From Ballpark Sept. 25: D.C. Stadiums Seen as One-Two Economic Punch; Proposed Soccer, Baseball Facilities Could Form a Cross-River Complex Sept. 30: United Won’t Be Alone Any More; Soccer […]

After long wait, D.C. United gets final go-ahead to build new stadium

D.C. United on Thursday received final approval to build a soccer stadium in the District, ending more than a dozen years of frustration to replace RFK Stadium as its home and creating an economic pathway to help the team catch up to the rest of a fast-growing pro league. Two months after giving conditional support, […]

Soccer on watch on TV and online this weekend

All times are Eastern FRIDAY 2:30 p.m.: Augsburg vs. Bayer Leverkusen FS1, Fox Deportes, Fox Sports Go, fuboTV, 2:30 p.m.: Bastia vs. Monaco beIN Sports Connect (tape at 4:45 on beIN Sports) 2:45 p.m.: Juventus vs. Palermo beIN Sports, go90, fuboTV, beIN Sports Connect (tape at 4:45 on beIN Sports Espanol) 2:45 p.m.: Granada […]

Thursday kickaround

American superstar Carli Lloyd signed a short-term contract with Manchester City, joining three compatriots in Europe. Lloyd is slated to rejoin the NWSL’s Houston Dash this summer. Others: Crystal Dunn (long-term deal with Chelsea), Alex Morgan (short term, Olympique Lyonnais) and Heather O’Reilly (long term, Arsenal). Lloyd spoke to the BBC about her temporary move. […]

D.C. United strikes deal with Audi for stadium naming rights

As D.C. United approaches the final hurdle in a 13-year quest for a new stadium, the MLS club has struck a long-term deal with Audi for naming rights at the Buzzard Point venue. Introducing: Audi Field. Terms were not disclosed, but United officials said the contract with the German automaker is one of the largest […]

PSG takes on Barcelona and its own letdowns in Champions League round of 16

When Qatar Sports Investments took control of Paris Saint-Germain in 2011, the club’s new owners, armed with barrels of cash and under the logo “Dream Bigger,” set their goal as entering the European elite. It would not be enough for PSG to dominate in France, as it had done. The Qataris wanted to turn the […]

D.C. United’s roster is about done. Now Ben Olsen must select his starters.

D.C. United left behind the warmth of Florida for windy Washington, a preseason pause that afforded a brief break from workouts and an opportunity for Coach Ben Olsen to evaluate the roster. With less than three weeks until the opener against Sporting Kansas City at RFK Stadium, contracts are in dwindling supply and the push […]

‘Strong’ proposal submitted for USL expansion team in Baltimore

A group of Baltimore investors has submitted an application to launch an expansion team in the United Soccer League, sources close to the blossoming second-tier circuit said Monday. The identity of the individuals was not immediately known but their proposal to field a team as early as 2018 was described by one source as “strong.” […]

D.C. United could receive final approval for Buzzard Point stadium Thursday

More than 1,000 D.C. United season ticket holders gathered in Georgetown on Sunday for the MLS club’s annual preseason shindig, complete with hot food and cold drink, new merchandise and mingling players. The function began the countdown to the season opener, March 4, when Sporting Kansas City will visit RFK Stadium. Amid the buzz about […]

D.C. United aiming to sign Canadian national team player

D.C. United is planning to offer a contract to Maxim Tissot, a Canadian national team member who piqued the club’s interest last summer and accepted an invitation to training camp this winter. Tissot, 24, appeared in 44 regular season matches over four years for the Montreal Impact before being waived in the middle of the […]

Soccer to watch on TV and online this weekend

All times are Eastern FRIDAY 2:30 p.m.: Mainz vs. Augsburg FS2, GolTV, Fox Sports Go, 2:45 p.m.: Espanyol vs. Real Sociedad beIN Sports Espanol, go90, fuboTV, beIN Sports Connect 2:45 p.m.: Napoli vs. Genoa fuboTV, beIN Sports Connect (tape at 4:45 on beIN Sports) 2:45 p.m.: Bordeaux vs. PSG beIN Sports, go90, fuboTV, beIN […]

How to build U.S. soccer roster without training camp? Bruce Arena will find out.

In his new role as U.S. national team coach, Bruce Arena has six weeks to build the squad and formulate strategy for a pair of World Cup qualifiers. But because he will not be able to assemble his players until four days before the first match, Arena and his staff will have to lay the […]

Thursday kickaround

For the third day in a row, Americans had an eventful evening in Germany. Two minutes after entering, Christian Pulisic assisted on Marco Reus’s equalizer [video] in a German Cup match against compatriot John Brooks and Hertha Berlin. In the penalty kick tiebreaker, despite the teenage attacker failing to convert his attempt, Dortmund prevailed, 3-2, […]

D.C. United defeats Swedish club in preseason friendly, 3-2

D.C. United built a three-goal lead Wednesday before settling for a 3-2 victory over Swedish club Jonkopings Sodra in a preseason friendly in Bradenton, Fla. Marcelo Sarvas and Luciano Acosta scored in the first half and Sebastien Le Toux added a goal in the second half before Sodra narrowed the deficit at IMG Academy. United […]

Megan Rapinoe left off U.S. soccer roster for international tournament in March

Megan Rapinoe, the U.S. soccer star who stirred controversy last summer by kneeling during the national anthem, was left off the roster for a tournament next month featuring four of the top-five ranked women’s teams in the world. Rapinoe, 31, has had a hard time regaining her world-class form since tearing an ACL in December […]

Wednesday kickaround

It’s been a good week for American soccer players in Germany. Will the prosperity continue today? On Monday, Julian Green scored his first goal for Stuttgart. On Tuesday, Bobby Wood scored for Hamburg and Fabian Johnson assisted for Moenchengladbach. German Cup activity resumes today with: Christian Pulisic and Borussia Dortmund hosting John Brooks and Hertha […]

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