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Third string to D.C. United starter is only part of Travis Worra’s journey

Travis Worra’s growth as D.C. United’s goalkeeper came to the forefront last Saturday in the dying moments on a rain-glossed field outside of Chicago. The MLS match was level in stoppage time when the Fire unleashed a swift counterattack. The ball was played behind the defense and into the path of Joey Calistri hurtling into […]

Soccer TV listings for Europe’s major leagues, MLS, Liga MX

TV and live streams for the big five leagues in Europe, plus MLS and Liga MX. Of note: MLS matches that are not on national TV are available in local markets and on league subscription packages. NWSL matches are available on the league’s YouTube channel. FS2 will add a Bundesliga match Saturday at 9:30 a.m. All […]

Real Madrid defeats Manchester City, joins Atletico in UEFA Champions League final

For the second time in three years, the UEFA Champions League final will be an all-Madrid affair. Real booked its place alongside crosstown rival Atletico on Wednesday by ousting Manchester City, 1-0, at Estadio Bernabeu. The first leg in the aggregate series ended scoreless last week in England. The final of European club soccer’s top […]

MLS suspends D.C. United’s Chris Rolfe for one match

The MLS disciplinary committee has suspended D.C. United attacker Chris Rolfe for one match for a challenge late in the first half of a 1-1 draw at Chicago on Saturday. He will miss this Sunday’s game against New York City FC at RFK Stadium. In announcing the suspension, MLS said Rolfe committed a “serious foul […]

Atletico Madrid escapes Bayern Munich for place in UEFA Champions League final

Atletico Madrid advanced to the UEFA Champions League final for the second time in three years Tuesday, edging five-time winner Bayern Munich on away goals after losing the second leg of the semifinals in Germany. Bayern won the match, 2-1, for a 2-2 aggregate score, but Atletico held the away-goal advantage (1-0). Atleti, which won […]

D.C. United news and notes

Two D.C. United players have been named to Copa America preliminary rosters: U.S. defender Steve Birnbaum and Costa Rican forward Alvaro Saborio. Given their active status for the World Cup qualifiers in March, both seem likely to make their respective 23-man national team squads next month. Final rosters are due May 20. What would their call-ups […]

At 17, Christian Pulisic does what no one has with U.S. Soccer and in Bundesliga

  DORTMUND, Germany – On a recent Saturday, Borussia Dortmund defeated Stuttgart in what was a rather standard Bundesliga match. It was second place against 15th and, from start to finish, there was little to suggest that any upset or intrigue would come from the 90 minutes of soccer. Yet something happened just before halftime […]

Believe it! Leicester City wins the Premier League

The U.S. Olympic hockey team had no hope of defeating the Soviet Union. Villanova could not possibly stop Georgetown. Buster Douglas was, at best, a 42-to-1 long shot against Mike Tyson. Wrestler Rulon Gardner would not last an Olympic round against Aleksandr Karelin, who hadn’t lost in 13 years. Unseeded Italian Roberta Vinci couldn’t stop […]

Monday kickaround: Leicester City, Olympics, Bruce Arena, MLS videos, NWSL attendance

Leicester City was unable to secure the Premier League trophy at Old Trafford on Sunday, settling for a draw. (The Post’s Karla Adam was in Leicester to write a front-page story about the championship anticipation.) With an eight-point lead, the Foxes can clinch today if Tottenham Hotspur loses or draw at Chelsea. Kickoff is at […]

Klinsmann sets preliminary U.S. roster for Copa America

Jurgen Klinsmann’s 40-man preliminary roster ahead of Copa America includes the usual collection of World Cup veterans and a group of prospects, including 17-year-old attacker Christian Pulisic and MLS rookie Jordan Morris. Klinsmann must trim the list to 23 by May 20. Copa America begins June 3 with the United States facing Colombia at Levi’s […]

How American soccer players in Europe and Mexico did this weekend

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. ENGLAND Premier League Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard: played 90 minutes in 2-1 victory over Bournemouth (first start […]

Nyarko returns to Chicago for equalizer in D.C. United’s 1-1 draw

Patrick Nyarko scored the second-half equalizer for D.C. United, but given his history in Chicago, the celebration was tempered: my match report from cold and windy and rainy Toyota Park. Next: New York City FC (2-3-4) next Sunday at RFK Stadium, 7:30 p.m. ET (Fox Sports 1) United (2-3-4) is 2-1-2 in the past five […]

Washington Spirit remains perfect in NWSL with 3-0 victory

Diana Matheson scored two goals Friday as the Washington Spirit defeated the Western New York Flash, 3-0, to remain perfect through three National Women’s Soccer League matches. The Canadian national team midfielder put the first-place Spirit ahead in the fourth minute in Rochester, N.Y., running onto Crystal Dunn’s gorgeous cross and placing a low shot […]

Soccer TV listings: Leicester City goes for Premier League trophy

TV and live streams for the big five leagues in Europe, plus MLS and Liga MX. Of note: MLS matches that are not on national TV are available in local markets and league subscription packages. NWSL matches are available on the league’s YouTube channel. All times are Eastern FRIDAY 2:30 p.m.: Augsburg vs. Cologne FS2, […]

With renewed fire, Patrick Nyarko returns to Chicago with D.C. United

On Saturday afternoon, when D.C. United’s bus pulls into the east-side lot at Toyota Park in suburban Chicago, Patrick Nyarko will encounter a stiff draft of memories. For eight years, the Windy City was home. It’s where he launched his pro soccer career after leaving Virginia Tech a year early and where he entered the […]

How to watch Copa America this summer

Fox Sports and Univision have finalized their channel assignments for Copa America, the eminent South American soccer tournament that this summer will celebrate its 100th anniversary by incorporating six northern countries and using 10 U.S. venues. All 32 matches are available in both English and Spanish, on both TV and online platforms. No games are […]

Better call Saul: Video of sensational goal in Atletico Madrid’s win over Bayern Munich

Saul Niguez, Atletico Madrid’s 21-year-old midfielder, scored a sensational goal in the 11th minute Wednesday to lift the Spanish club to a 1-0 home victory over Bayern Munich in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League semifinals. The return leg is Tuesday at Allianz Arena. Saul’s goal: Take a bow, Saul. @HeinekenSoccer #UCL https://t.co/Q6WDlWVvAv […]

Good news for D.C. United: Espindola’s injury not as serious as feared

D.C. United forward Fabian Espindola will miss one to two weeks with a hamstring injury instead of two to four as initially feared, Coach Ben Olsen said Wednesday. “We’re pleasantly surprised it’s Grade One,” Olsen said. “It should be only a week or two. He is not in training [now], and next week [he’ll] start […]

Wednesday kickaround

Advantage, Real Madrid. Without the injured Cristiano Ronaldo, the Spaniards took a 0-0 draw at Manchester City in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League semifinals. The return match is next Wednesday at the Bernabeu. Game 1 highlights: These were literally all of the highlights from Man City vs Real Madrid. The rest:???? ???? […]

Tuesday kickaround: Carli Lloyd, NWSL, Champions League, Gedion Zelalem, HU Bison

Carli Lloyd, the U.S. World Cup hero and FIFA women’s player of the year, will miss three to six weeks with a knee injury, according to her National Women’s Soccer League team. Lloyd was injured early in the Houston Dash’s 3-1 away defeat against the Orlando Pride on Saturday. An MRI exam Monday revealed a […]

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