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Tuesday kickaround

UEFA Champions League semifinals Tuesday’s first leg Juventus vs. Real Madrid, 2:45 p.m. ET TV & streams: Fox Sports 1, ESPN Deportes, Fox Sports Go, foxsoccer2go.com Wednesday’s first leg Barcelona vs. Bayern Munich, 2:45 p.m. ET TV & streams: Fox Sports 1, Fox Deportes, Fox Sports Go, foxsoccer2go.com As expected, the U.S. Soccer Federation has […]

D.C. United is chasing history with a strong start to the MLS season

Into its 20th season, D.C. United has stuffed the trophy case on RFK Stadium’s fourth-floor lobby with honors large and small. So when the club posts the best eight-game start in organization history, as United has done this spring with a 5-1-2 mark, it means something. Since a 2-0 defeat to the New York Red […]

‘Soccer Morning’ podcast takes on new platform, new challenge on SiriusXM FC

An important reminder for us all on today's white board: pic.twitter.com/sYgT6ds9p7 — Soccer Morning (@SoccerMorning) April 30, 2015 At the beginning of 2013, Jason Davis was a guy working an office job, writing about soccer as a side gig. Like many part-time journalists, he had a child to feed and roof to put over his head, […]

D.C. United off to best start in club history

My match report from D.C. United’s 2-0 victory over the Columbus Crew at RFK Stadium. Next: Sporting Kansas City next Saturday in Washington, 7 p.m. ET (Comcast SportsNet) Of note: Goalkeeper Bill Hamid‘s new contract will earn him around $350,000 annually, I’m told. His previous deal was worth $115,000. Video package:

D.C. United vs. Columbus Crew

The weather and soccer gods have blessed us with another scrumptious spring day at RFK Stadium for a D.C. United match. The Columbus Crew is unbeaten in five straight against DCU. The last United victory came in the playoff clincher in October 2012, famously secured by old friend Lewis Neal. Since a 2-0 setback at […]

D.C. United welcomes three straight home matches

D.C. United has not lost at RFK Stadium since last summer. The next three matches will take place at its East Capitol Street haunts. This, of course, is a welcome arrangement for United, which shares the Eastern Conference lead two months into the MLS season. United, however, has shown imperfections at RFK, letting second-half leads […]

RFK Stadium schedules football game 1 day before United match

Events DC, the convention and sports authority overseeing RFK Stadium, announced Friday that Howard and Hampton will play in the annual AT&T Nation’s Football Classic on Sept. 18, just one day before D.C. United’s MLS regular season match against the Columbus Crew. Typically, in order to allow the grass field to recover, Events DC provides […]

After concussion, Ali Krieger focuses on Women’s World Cup in Canada

In her return from a concussion, Ali Krieger wore red during the Washington Spirit’s workout Wednesday at Maryland SoccerPlex. “Precious cargo,” she said with a smile afterward. Amid the yellows and grays, Krieger’s distinct pinny was both a repellent against contact in practice and a reminder of a head injury suffered 17 minutes into the […]

Clyde Simms waits for another kidney transplant

Clyde Simms‘s day begins at 4:50 a.m. Three days a week, the former MLS midfielder reports to a dialysis clinic near home in the Boston area for a 6 o’clock appointment to have blood filtered for four hours, a treatment necessitated by kidney disease. After the tubes are removed from his left bicep, Simms heads […]

Club America wins CONCACAF Champions League title, 4-2 over Montreal Impact

Halfway to making MLS history, the Montreal Impact suffered an infamous collapse Wednesday in the second leg of the CONCACAF Champions League finals. Ahead by a goal at intermission in front of 61,000 delirious supporters at Olympic Stadium, the Impact conceded three goals in the space of 16 minutes and was overwhelmed by Club America, […]

D.C. United news and notes

For a club that was undermanned just three days ago in Vancouver, D.C. United looked like a healthy group Tuesday at the RFK Stadium training grounds. Bill Hamid was fully engaged in workouts after missing two matches. Taylor Kemp was feeling fine after a bout with illness. Davy Arnaud returned from a groin ailment. Markus […]

Barcelona to play Chelsea at FedEx Field

Two of the biggest names in global soccer, Barcelona and Chelsea, will collide at Fedex Field on July 28 as part of the International Champions Cup, an annual tournament featuring European clubs in preseason. The match will fall four months after numerous problems marred the Argentina-El Salvador friendly in Landover on March 28. Fans complained […]

Crystal Dunn shows scoring spirit in NWSL

Since being left off the U.S. World Cup squad, the Washington Spirit’s Crystal Dunn has scored three times in two National Women’s Soccer League matches. The recent uprising will not prompt American Coach Jill Ellis to change her mind, but it has provided a reminder of Dunn’s explosive capability and her readiness in case of injuries […]

Americans soccer players abroad, weekend roundup

A wrap-up of weekend performances by Americans playing in foreign leagues … Of note: Several players competing in lesser leagues or with reserve squads are not listed. Americans with dual nationalities representing other national teams have also been omitted. Show More Summary

D.C. United defeats 10-man Vancouver Whitecaps, 2-1, on Chris Rolfe’s goal

D.C. United’s match against the Vancouver Whitecaps, the MLS points leaders, swung back and forth without clarity Saturday night. United fell behind after 72 seconds but drew even within 10 minutes. The Whitecaps lost a midfielder to a red card before halftime, but United lost its goalkeeper to a leg injury early in the second […]

Soccer bloopers: Nightmares in goalkeeping

It happens in the Premier League and it happens in MLS … Aston Villa’s Brad Guzan against Manchester City on Saturday … New York City FC’s Ryan Meara against the Chicago Fire on Friday …

Friday kickaround: Bill Hamid, Ali Krieger, Freddy Adu, Tim Ream, FIFA

D.C. United won’t say whether Bill Hamid traveled with the group to Vancouver on Thursday ahead of Saturday’s match against the Whitecaps. Based on his social media activity while the flight was 37,000 feet about Canada, we’re going to assume he was at home resting his thigh contusion. Yes, there could have been wifi on […]

Thursday kickaround: Montreal Impact, U.S. U-23s, Americans abroad, Richmond Kickers

The Montreal Impact carried an improbable lead into the waning moments of the CONCACAF Champions League finals Wednesday before conceding Oribe Peralta‘s equalizer for a 1-1 first-leg draw with heavily favored Club America at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City. The second leg, at sold-out Olympic Stadium in Montreal, is next Wednesday. The away goal looms […]

Chicharito lifts Real Madrid into Champions League semifinals

Mexican forward Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez scored in the 88th minute Wednesday to lift defending champion Real Madrid over visiting Atletico Madrid, 1-0, securing passage to the UEFA Champions League semifinals. The final four is set: Real Madrid Barcelona Bayern Munich Juventus Combined, the quartet has won 21 Champions League trophies. The semifinal draw is Friday […]

D.C. United’s Fabian Espindola set to return from MLS suspension

Week after agonizing week this spring, Fabian Espindola arrived at RFK Stadium each morning to practice with his D.C. United teammates. When the weekend rolled around, however, he would park himself on the mezzanine level or on his couch at home. For someone who plays soccer with a searing fire in his belly, a passion […]

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