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How American soccer players in Europe and Mexico performed 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. Named to U.S. roster for World Cup qualifiers against St. Vincent and the Grenadines on Sept. 2 and Trinidad and Tobago on Sept. 6 [full story] ENGLAND Premier […]

Who made Jurgen Klinsmann’s roster for U.S. World Cup qualifiers? The list is out.

In constructing his U.S. national team roster for the approaching World Cup qualifiers, Jurgen Klinsmann retained most of the group that propelled the squad to the Copa America Centenario semifinals this summer. He also had to make adjustments because of injuries to two regulars – Clint Dempsey and Gyasi Zardes – and invited three young […]

D.C. United 6, Chicago Fire 2. That’s not a typo.

Patrick Mullins, Luciano Acosta, Patrick Nyarko and Lloyd Sam have started four matches together. In that brief time, as they have gained a greater understanding and forged a rhythm, D.C. United has scored 12 goals in winning twice and drawing twice at home. Consider: Over an earlier three-month span, United scored 10 goals in 13 […]

Washington Spirit strengthens NWSL lead with 2-1 victory at Orlando

The Washington Spirit on Friday extended its lead atop the National Women’s Soccer League standings and all but secured a playoff berth with a 2-1 victory over the Orlando Pride before 7,052 at Camping World Stadium in central Florida. Rookie forward Cheyna Williams scored in the 37th minute and midfielder Christine Nairn maintained her outstanding form […]

Sheltered by soccer after Hurricane Katrina, he now helps Louisiana flood victims

When he saw the video footage of flood waters inundating southern Louisiana this month – of cars bobbing down streets like bath toys, of sandbags futilely guarding property, of the volunteer Cajun Navy rescuing stranded homeowners – D.C. United’s Patrick Mullins was reminded of how his life was flipped upside down 11 years ago this […]

Weekend TV and live streams for top European soccer leagues

All times are Eastern MLS matches not on national TV are available in local markets FRIDAY 2:30 p.m.: Bayern Munich vs. Werder Bremen FS1, GolTV, Fox Sports Go, 2:30 p.m.: Olympique Marseille vs. Lorient beIN Sports Connect 2:45 p.m.: Real Betis vs. Deportivo de La Coruna beIN Sports, beIN Sports Espanol, fuboTV, beIN Sports […]

If Carlo Ancelotti feels any pressure at Bayern Munich, he’s not showing it

No coach has had more success in the word’s most prestigious club soccer competition than Carlo Ancelotti. Yet of the three high-profile European coaches starting new jobs this season, more attention has been paid to arrival in the Premier League of Pep Guardiola at Manchester City and Jose Mourinho at Manchester United. On top of that, Ancelotti […]

Hope Solo never learned that words have consequences, so U.S. Soccer finally acted

Two soccer suspensions involving speech were handed down Wednesday with vastly different penalties. One was for alleged insulting comments. The other was given to Hope Solo. We’ll begin with the first case, which was overshadowed by the U.S. Soccer Federation’s banishment of the infamous goalkeeper. The United Soccer League, the third tier in the men’s […]

NCAA soccer preview: Terps welcome two major transfers

Each year, Sasho Cirovski restocks the University of Maryland men’s soccer roster with blue-ribbon prospects from around the country. This month, as fresh faces gathered in College Park for the start of training camp, two newcomers with polished NCAA credentials also arrived. A prolific recruiter of high school prospects, Cirovski does not need to take […]

With new lineup, D.C. United runs unbeaten streak to 5 with another draw

Amid the busiest stretch of the season, Ben Olsen made seven lineup changes for a mid-week match in Montreal. The result: a harrowing 1-1 draw at Saputo Stadium. On a day when goalkeepers were in the news (ahem, Hope Solo), Bill Hamid gave another blinding performance. Will he receive the call from Jurgen Klinsmann for […]

DRAFT Carlo Ancelotti

Carlo Ancelotti is certainly happy to be back in football.   “I love being in this world,” he says with a grin as he sits down at the team hotel after a morning training session.   One of Europe’s top coaches, the Italian makes his return on Friday, after a year’s sabbatical, to competitive football […]

Away they go: D.C. United hits road in need of points

D.C. United has fallen well short of home objectives this season. So with the MLS campaign entering the late stages and United in a tussle for an Eastern Conference playoff berth, the meandering club is aiming to upgrade its away performances and gather precious points needed to remain in the hunt. United (6-8-10) will play […]

NCAA men’s soccer taking aim at expanded season

Division I men’s soccer coaches have begun a public campaign to revolutionize their sport by stretching the compact fall season across the full academic year. The proposal would reduce the number of fall games, create a winter break, add games in the spring, reduce weekday games and bring both the conference and national tournaments to […]

Crystal Dunn rejoins Washington Spirit, Canadian Olympians to return next week

U.S. Olympian Crystal Dunn rejoined the Washington Spirit on Monday, but the three Canadians who won bronze medals will take the week off before reporting back to the National Women’s Soccer League front-runners. Dunn was off for a week following the top-ranked Americans’ upset loss to Sweden in the Aug. 12 quarterfinals. She missed the […]

How American soccer players abroad performed 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 Middlesbrough goalkeeper Brad...Show More Summary

After stops and starts, D.C. United aims for a run

D.C. United’s match Sunday against the New York Red Bulls marks both the end of a critical homestand and the start of an onerous stretch, a late-summer overlap that promises to set the tone for the MLS club’s playoff push. It’s the last of four consecutive dates at RFK Stadium and the beginning of four […]

Watch Christine Nairn score from 40 yards in Spirit’s victory

Christine Nairn’s first goal Thursday came from standard length: a penalty kick in the first half. Her second was from uncommon and breathtaking distance: a 40-yard shot over a backtracking goalkeeper midway through the second half. Together, the strikes yielded a 2-1 victory for the Washington Spirit over the Houston Dash at BBVA Compass Stadium […]

How to watch Olympic soccer, Premier League and much more this weekend

All times are Eastern MLS matches not on national TV are available in local markets FRIDAY Noon: Olympic women’s bronze medal match, Brazil vs. Canada MSNBC, NBC Olympic Soccer Channel, 2:45 p.m.: Lyon vs. Caen beIN Sports, fuboTV, beIN Sports Connect 2:45 p.m.: Malaga vs. Osasuna beIN Sports Espanol, fuboTV, beIN Sports Connect 2:45 […]

After Olympics, Krieger rejoins Washington Spirit for NWSL makeup match

The National Women’s Soccer League was supposed to be on Olympic break until late next week, but with a tight calendar in the final stretch of the regular season, the league will stage a make-up game this Thursday: The Washington Spirit, co-leader on the 10-team circuit, will visit the Houston Dash at BBVA Compass Stadium […]

U.S. men’s national team to play New Zealand at RFK Stadium

The U.S. men’s national soccer team will play New Zealand in an Oct. 11 friendly at Washington’s RFK Stadium, the Insider has learned. An official announcement is expected this week. The kickoff time and TV details for the Tuesday night match are being finalized. The U.S. Soccer Federation and local officials signed a contract several […]

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