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Enjoy Lionel Messi vs. Cristiano Ronaldo in El Clasico while you still can

We should probably enjoy it while we can. While Spain’s El Clasico, Barcelona vs. Real Madrid, isn’t in any danger of losing its status as the biggest domestic league game in the world, the particular frisson it has generated in the era of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo has only a few years left to […]

Steve Birnbaum signs long-term contract with D.C. United

Although Steve Birnbaum’s contract with D.C. United wasn’t going to expire until after the 2017 season, the MLS club entered into negotiations with him this fall for two purposes: reward his ascent to elite defender and dodge the threat of him heading overseas without the team being compensated next winter. On Friday, United announced it […]

Virginia Tech Hokies visit Wake Forest in NCAA men’s quarterfinals

NCAA men’s tournament Quarterfinals Virginia Tech at Wake Forest Where: Spry Stadium in Winston-Salem, N.C. When: 5 p.m. Saturday. Live stream: WatchESPN, ESPN3.com. Records: Hokies 13-4-4, Demon Deacons 17-2-3. At stake: College Cup semifinal vs. Clemson or Denver next Friday in Houston. Outlook: As the No. 2 seed and ACC champions, the Demon Deacons were […]

How to see Barcelona vs. Real Madrid and other soccer on TV, live streams this weekend

All times are Eastern FRIDAY 2:30 p.m.: Mainz vs. Bayern Munich FS1, GolTV, Fox Sports Go, foxsoccer2go.com 2:30 p.m.: Caen vs. Dijon beIN Sports Connect 2:45 p.m.: Napoli vs. Inter Milan beIN Sports, beIN Sports Espanol, fuboTV, beIN Sports Connect 5 p.m.: Women’s College Cup semifinal, North Carolina vs. West Virginia ESPNU, WatchESPN, ESPN3.com 7 […]

Would Fabian Johnson consider an MLS move?

Click-bait headlines make me cringe, particularly when associated with potential MLS signings from abroad — the notorious low-hanging fruit for the league’s website. So I am racked with guilt assembling those words above. But here’s the thing … There might be something to this one. Probably not in the near future. Maybe down the road. […]

Georgetown women’s soccer player took one last shot and landed in College Cup

It was senior day 2015, and as emotions flowed and she walked on a twice-repaired right knee in the pregame ceremony at Georgetown’s soccer field, Marina Paul turned to her parents and said she wasn’t done. “Are you sure?” her mother Mara asked. “I want to play again,” she answered. It had been almost a […]

Wednesday kickaround

Tonight, five weeks into the playoffs, we’ll learn the MLS Cup matchup. The Seattle Sounders are already in. Toronto FC or the Montreal Impact will join them. Montreal won the first leg at home, 3-2. TFC needs a 1-0 or 2-1 victory, among other scenarios, to advance on away goals. If Toronto wins the Eastern […]

Bruce Arena’s U.S. Soccer agenda: World Cup qualifying first, roster changes later

NEW YORK — Bruce Arena was not hired as the U.S. men’s national soccer team coach to address long-term player development, forge a distinctive playing style for decades to come or to beat Germany tomorrow. He was hired to replace Jurgen Klinsmann because U.S. soccer was approaching crisis mode after two defeats to start the […]

How American soccer players fared in Europe and Mexico this weekend

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 Stoke City defender-midfielder Geoff Cameron: not in the 18 (injured) for 1-0 victory at Watford Middlesbrough goalkeeper Brad Guzan: in the 18 but did not […]

Georgetown Hoyas advance to College Cup for first time

Crystal Thomas scored a sensational goal in the 76th minute Saturday as the Georgetown women’s soccer team defeated Santa Clara, 1-0, to earn its first College Cup semifinal berth. Thomas, a graduate student who played her first two seasons at Notre Dame, struck in the 76th minute with a 22-yard shot from beyond the left […]

Georgetown women’s soccer team aims for first College Cup berth

Three college soccer teams from the Washington region are still alive in the NCAA Division I tournaments — and the top-ranked Maryland men and perennial power Virginia women are not among them. The Georgetown women are angling for their first trip to the semifinals, while the Virginia and Virginia Tech men face steep climbs in […]

Soccer to watch on TV and online this weekend

All times are Eastern FRIDAY 1 a.m.: U-20 Women’s World Cup quarterfinal, United States vs. Mexico FS1, Fox Sports Go, foxsoccer2go.com 4:30 a.m.: U-20 Women’s World Cup quarterfinal, Germany vs. France FS1, Fox Sports Go, foxsoccer2go.com 2:30 p.m.: Freiburg vs. RB Leipzig FS2, Fox Sports Go, foxsoccer2go.com 2:45 p.m.: Eibar vs. Real Betis beIN Sports […]

With Bruce Arena, U.S. Soccer looks to its past, but raises some concerns about its future

If Jurgen Klinsmann’s firing as head coach of the U.S. national soccer team in the wake of this month’s losses to Mexico and Costa Rica was predictable, the hiring of Bruce Arena as his replacement felt almost automatic. Arena is an unimaginative and uninspiring choice. But given the poor start the Americans have made in […]

U.S. Soccer boss tackles questions about Jurgen Klinsmann firing, Bruce Arena hiring

Following Tuesday’s announcement that Bruce Arena will replace Jurgen Klinsmann as national team coach, U.S. Soccer Federation President Sunil Gulati fielded questions from reporters about the change. Arena was also made available. Excerpts:...Show More Summary

Breaking: Bruce Arena named coach of U.S. national soccer team

It’s been more than a decade since Bruce Arena last coached the U.S. men’s national soccer team, an eight-year run that included both historic and disappointing World Cup performances. Now he’s back, assigned with righting a 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign that lost its way under Jurgen Klinsmann and is in danger of missing the […]

Tuesday kickaround

In other news … The MLS playoffs resume tonight — finally. It’s been 16 days since the last match. (The FIFA calendar forced them to pause for one weekend and the league decided not to play this past weekend.) In the Eastern Conference finals, the Montreal Impact will welcome more than 60,000 to Olympic Stadium […]

Jurgen Klinsmann fired as U.S. soccer coach

Jurgen Klinsmann is out as head coach of the U.S. men’s national soccer team. U.S. Soccer Federation President Sunil Gulati fired him Monday, ending a 5 1/2-year tenure that began with great enthusiasm but, amid mixed results and troubling performances this fall, left the American squad in jeopardy of missing the World Cup for the […]

Up 4-1, top-ranked Terps collapse in stunning 5-4 NCAA loss to Providence

A top-ranked, top-seeded, undefeated soccer team with 15 consecutive victories led by three goals with about 20 minutes left at home Sunday against a typically low-scoring opponent.?.?. and lost. Providence 5, Maryland 4. “This one is hard to process,” Terrapins Coach Sasho Cirovski said, his frozen gaze the result of more than the biting […]

Georgetown Hoyas advance to quarterfinals of NCAA women’s soccer tournament

When Dave Nolan checked Facebook on Sunday morning, he was reminded through the memories feature that, six years ago, his Georgetown women’s soccer team had advanced to the NCAA tournament quarterfinals for the first time. In the pregame meeting, he told his players, “This is a little bit of destiny. I have a feeling, girls, […]

With or without Jurgen Klinsmann, U.S. Soccer’s World Cup hopes are in danger

The soccer media in the United States was a chorus in unison this week in calling for the firing of Jurgen Klinsmann as head coach of the national team head after poor defeats in the opening two games in the final stage of CONCACAF qualifying for the World Cup. Regardless of whether the German survives, […]

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