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URL :http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/soccer-insider
Filed Under:Sports / Football
Posts on Regator:2531
Posts / Week:14.4
Archived Since:April 20, 2011

Blog Post Archive

Match report, video from D.C. United’s 2-0 victory over Red Bulls

Reading material from Post colleague Chelsea Janes, who covered for me while my wife and I were taking our son to college in NYC: match report from D.C. United’s 2-0 victory over the New York Red Bulls in front of 19,453 at RFK Stadium. Next: at Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday, 10 p.m. ET (Comcast SportsNet) […]

U.S. soccer players abroad, weekend roundup

A weekly compilation of Americans playing abroad with a wrap-up of weekend performances: Reporting to U.S. national team for friendly at Czech Republic on Wednesday (2:15 p.m. ET, NBCSN & UniMas) ENGLAND Premier League Tim Howard was the victim of shoddy defending and an own goal in Everton’s 6-3 home loss to Chelsea. Diego Costa […]

Jurgen Klinsmann introduces several new players for post-World Cup friendly

Jurgen Klinsmann has set his squad for the U.S. national team’s first post-World Cup friendly, next Wednesday vs. the Czech Republic in Prague (2:15 p.m. ET on NBCSN and UniMas). Most of the 22 names are familiar, but at the start of a new World Cup cycle, Klinsmann is also introducing eight young players, six […]

NCAA soccer 2014: Previewing the D.C. area’s finest

College soccer in the D.C. region enjoyed its most successful season last fall with two men’s and two women’s teams advancing to the respective College Cup semifinals and 10 others earning NCAA Division I tournament berths. Is a repeat in order? With the women’s season underway and the men’s campaign starting Friday, here’s a look […]

Match report, video from D.C. United’s 4-1 loss at Los Angeles Galaxy

Reading material: My match report from D.C. United’s 4-1 defeat to Landon Donovan and the Los Angeles Galaxy at StubHub Center. Next for United: New York Red Bulls on Sunday at RFK Stadium (2:45 p.m. ET, NBCSN). Updated Supporters’ Shield standings Seattle Sounders 45 points from 24 matches, 1.88 points per game, +10 goal difference […]

MLS matchday: D.C. United at Galaxy

Greetings from StubHub Center, on the campus of Cal State Dominguez Hills in Carson. In a match moved from March to August in order to accommodate L.A.’s Champions League campaign, United is seeking to regain the lead in the Supporters’ Shield race and build a four-point lead over Sporting Kansas City in MLS’s Eastern Conference. […]

NWSL adjusts schedule to work around 2015 Women’s World Cup

As the National Women’s Soccer League culminates its second season Sunday with FC Kansas City visiting the Seattle Reign for the title, the nine-team operation is already planning ahead for a third year fraught with scheduling issues. The Women’s World Cup next summer in Canada falls in the middle of the NWSL season. With clubs […]

Will Eddie Johnson return to D.C. United’s lineup against L.A. Galaxy?

Fact: Eddie Johnson is eligible to play for D.C. United on Wednesday after completing a two-game MLS suspension. Fact: Johnson has started every match for which he has been available this season. Uncomfortable fact: United’s most effective frontline combination does not include Johnson, a truth learned when Fabian Espindola and Luis Silva joined forces during […]

A few good minutes with Los Angeles Galaxy Coach Bruce Arena

Chatting with Bruce Arena, the dean of American soccer coaches, is always a hoot. Chatting with Bruce Arena so soon after MLS allegedly thwarted his efforts to sign Sacha Kljestan and determined Jermaine Jones‘s club by blind draw, well, from the bottom of my blogging heart, thank you, MLS. Soccer Insider: Do you think the Galaxy is […]

Jermaine Jones joins New England Revolution. Here’s how:

From the league that introduced weighted lotteries, homegrown signings, discovery selections, re-entry drafts, the SuperDraft, designated players, allocation orders and designated players exempt from allocation orders, MLS unveiled a new acquisition mechanism Sunday: the blind draw. Show More Summary

Megan Rapinoe’s late goal lifts Seattle Reign over Washington Spirit

    Megan Rapinoe scored in the 82nd minute Sunday as the Seattle Reign came from behind in the late stages to defeat the upset-minded Washington Spirit, 2-1, in a National Women’s Soccer League semifinal in Seattle. The top seeds (17-2-6) will host second-seeded FC Kansas City in next Sunday’s final (3 p.m. ET, ESPN2). […]

U.S. soccer players abroad, weekend roundup

A weekly compilation of Americans playing abroad with a wrap-up of weekend performances: ENGLAND Premier League Tim Howard conceded two goals for the second straight week as Everton allowed a late equalizer at home against Arsenal, 2-2 Brad Guzan recorded his second consecutive shutout as Aston Villa settled for a 0-0 home draw with Newcastle […]

D.C. United boasts most points in MLS after 3-0 victory in Kansas City

Well, there it is. From the fewest victories in an MLS season last year to the top of the heap now, D.C. United leads the Supporters’ Shield race with 5 1/2 of the 7 1/2-month regular season completed. Seattle would overtake DCU with a victory Sunday at Portland. Even if it lasts one day, United […]

MLS matchday: D.C. United at Sporting Kansas City

Greetings from Manaus Kansas City. Brutal heat has enveloped the region, with the temperature peaking at 100 and humidity near 50 percent this afternoon on the Kansas side of the Missouri River. At least the D.C. United-Sporting KC match is in the evening, unlike the NWSL semifinal between FC Kansas City and the Portland Thorns […]

World Cup star Tim Howard taking break from U.S. national soccer team

Tim Howard, the U.S. goalkeeper who set a World Cup record for saves in a match this summer, is taking a break from the national team. Citing a desire to spend more time with his wife and two children during lulls in Everton’s Premier League schedule, Howard will not make himself available for friendlies or […]

D.C. United match report, video from CONCACAF Champions League victory

Reading material: My story from D.C. United’s 1-0 victory over Waterhouse FC in the CONCACAF Champions League at RFK Stadium. Group 4 standings: D.C. United 1-0-0, 3 points, +1 goal difference Waterhouse 1-1-0, 3 points, 0 goal difference Tauro 0-1-0, 0 points, -1 goal difference DCU’s remaining schedule: Sept. 16 at Waterhouse in Kinston, Jamaica, […]

CONCACAF Champions League: D.C. United vs. Waterhouse FC

After a five-year absence, D.C. United returns to the CONCACAF Champions League with its Group 4 opener against Waterhouse FC of Jamaica at RFK Stadium. Kickoff: 8 p.m. ET. TV: Fox Sports 2. Weather: intermittent rain. Attendance: very small. Referee: Armando Castro (Honduras). Group standings: Waterhouse 1-0-0, 3 points; United 0-0-0, Tauro (Panama) 0-1-0. (Each […]

Wednesday kickaround: D.C. United, CONCACAF, Jermaine Jones, Americans abroad, U.S. women

Good morning … Chris Rolfe, D.C. United midfielder, all-natural eater and aspiring farmer, receives front-page treatment in today’s print edition. [The story] Rolfe and several other regulars probably will not see much, if any, time tonight at RFK Stadium as United welcomes Waterhouse FC (Jamaica) in DCU’s CONCACAF Champions League opener. Kickoff is at 8 […]

D.C. United returns to CONCACAF Champions League for 1st in 5 years

First off, gotta love the Waterhouse FC logo. Flames and a scarf, a soccer ball with a halo and a house near, or floating on, water. The Jamaican side, which visits RFK Stadium on Wednesday evening, won its CONCACAF Champions League opener two weeks ago, defeating Tauro in Panama, 2-1. In a three-team group with […]

D.C. United executive optimistic about Buzzard Point stadium plan

If progress on D.C. United’s stadium efforts can be gauged by comments from club officials, things are looking up. Appearing on Comcast SportsNet at halftime of Sunday night’s match at RFK Stadium, managing partner Jason Levien said: “Last time I was on I said I was cautiously optimistic about the stadium. I am going to […]

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