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Soccer Insider: July, 2011

Posted at 11:44 PM ET, 07/30/2011

Manchester United defeats FC Barcelona, 2-1, at FedEx Field

The friendly between Manchester United and Barcelona on Saturday night at FedEx Field was never going to match the passion and intensity of a Champions League final. But that’s never what it was about.

By Paul Tenorio  |  11:44 PM ET, 07/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Manchester United, FC Barcelona

Posted at 07:05 PM ET, 07/30/2011

LIVE blog: Manchester United vs. Barcelona

In a rematch of the Champions League final, goals from Nani and Michael Owen propel Manchester United to a 2-1 victory.

By Paul Tenorio  |  07:05 PM ET, 07/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:50 PM ET, 07/30/2011

Matchnight: Manchester United vs. Barcelona

Manchester United and Barcelona meet on Saturday night in a rematch of the UEFA Champions League final in a friendly at FedEx Field in Landover.

By Paul Tenorio  |  05:50 PM ET, 07/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 07/30/2011

Saturday kickaround: Barcelona, Manchester United, Juergen Klinsmann, Guus Hiddink, MLS, Matt Taylor, Special Olympics

Barcelona, Manchester United, Juergen Klinsmann, Guus Hiddink, MLS, Matt Taylor, Special Olympics

By Steven Goff  |  01:29 PM ET, 07/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Manchester United, Barcelona, U.S. national team, MLS

Posted at 10:25 PM ET, 07/29/2011

Juergen Klinsmann takes helm of U.S. national soccer team. For American midfielder Robbie Rogers, the appointment of new coach stirs memories.

The hiring of Juergen Klinsmann might reunite him with U.S. midfielder Robbie Rogers — eight years after they were teammates on amateur club.

By Steven Goff  |  10:25 PM ET, 07/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Juergen Klinsmann, U.S. national team, Robbie Rogers

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 07/29/2011

Juergen Klinsmann poll: Good move by U.S. soccer?

What do you think of the U.S. Soccer Federation hiring former German player and coach Juergen Klinsmann to lead the men’s national team?

By Steven Goff  |  12:50 PM ET, 07/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  U.S. national team, Juergen Klinsmann, poll

Posted at 12:12 PM ET, 07/29/2011

Juergen Klinsmann hired to coach the U.S. national soccer team

German legend Juergen Klinsmann will coach the U.S. team, a day after Bob Bradley was fired.

By Steven Goff  |  12:12 PM ET, 07/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Juergen Klinsmann, U.S. national team, USSF, Bob Bradley

Posted at 09:55 AM ET, 07/29/2011

Friday kickaround: Bob Bradley, Sunil Gulati, reader poll, Manchester United vs. Barcelona

Bob Bradley, Sunil Gulati, Michael Bradley, Manchester United, Barcelona.

By Steven Goff  |  09:55 AM ET, 07/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  USSF, U.S. national team, Manchester United, Barcelona

Posted at 01:35 AM ET, 07/29/2011

Bill Gates and FC Barcelona join forces in campaign to eradicate polio

Bill Gates and FC Barcelona announced a three-year partnership to energize the global fight to end polio.

By Steven Goff  |  01:35 AM ET, 07/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  FC Barcelona, Bill Gates, Gates Foundation

Posted at 07:02 PM ET, 07/28/2011

FC Barcelona tries — and fails — to practice near White House on National Mall in Washington

F.C. Barcelona, in town for a rematch of the UEFA Champions League final on Saturday against Manchester United at FedEx Field, encountered some trouble Thursday when it tried to hold an impromptu training session on the National Mall.

By Paul Tenorio  |  07:02 PM ET, 07/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:32 PM ET, 07/28/2011

Bob Bradley fired as U.S. soccer coach: What do you think?

Do you think U.S. Soccer made the right call in firing Bob Bradley?

By Matt Bonesteel  |  04:32 PM ET, 07/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 07/28/2011

Bob Bradley fired as U.S. men’s soccer coach

Bradley led the U.S. men to the round of 16 at the 2010 World Cup.

By Matt Bonesteel  |  03:05 PM ET, 07/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 07/28/2011

Weekend TV listings: Barcelona vs. Manchester United, U-20 World Cup, D.C. United, MLS, WPS, Mexico, Brazil

The Manchester United-Barcelona friendly and Under-20 World Cup highlight the weekend TV listings, which include more than 50 matches.

By Steven Goff  |  12:29 PM ET, 07/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  U-20 World Cup, MLS

Posted at 11:19 AM ET, 07/28/2011

Thursday kickaround: 2014 World Cup, Barcelona vs. Manchester United, FedEx Field, Alex Ferguson, Chicharito, Kobe Bryant, Juan Agudelo, TV listings

Manchester United, FC Barcelona, 2014 World Cup, Kobe Bryant, MLS, TV listings

By Steven Goff  |  11:19 AM ET, 07/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Manchester United, Barcelona, MLS

Posted at 06:58 PM ET, 07/27/2011

MLS All-Star Game: Manchester United comes to Red Bull Arena

Wayne Rooney and English Premier League champion Manchester United visit Red Bull Arena to face David Beckham, Thierry Henry and the rest of the MLS all-stars.

By Steven Goff  |  06:58 PM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLS, Manchester United

Posted at 03:19 PM ET, 07/27/2011

Manchester United star Chicharito Hernandez sidelined with concussion

Manchester United star Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez won’t play against the MLS all-stars tonight and is doubtful to face FC Barcelona on Saturday after suffering a concussion.

By Steven Goff  |  03:19 PM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Manchester United

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 07/27/2011

What soccer can learn from baseball in regards to officiating explanations

A controversial play in the Braves-Pirates baseball game, and the umpires’ explanation afterward, should serve as a lesson for soccer.

By Steven Goff  |  12:10 PM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLS, FIFA, baseball

Posted at 08:54 AM ET, 07/27/2011

Wednesday kickaround: Chicharito, MLS All-Star Game, Manchester United, Barcelona, CONCACAF, MLS, FIFA rankings, Americans abroad, TV listings

Chicharito, MLS All-Star Game, Manchester United, Barcelona, CONCACAF, MLS, FIFA rankings, Americans abroad, TV listings

By Steven Goff  |  08:54 AM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Manchester United, Barcelona, MLS

Posted at 08:57 AM ET, 07/26/2011

Tuesday kickaround: D.C. United stadium, MLS all-stars, Mia Hamm charity match, Americans abroad, CONCACAF, Chicharito, TV listings

D.C. United stadium update, MLS all-stars, Landon Donovan, Mia Hamm, Americans abroad, Chicharito, CONCACAF Champions League, TV listings

By Steven Goff  |  08:57 AM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLS, D.C. United, CONCACAF

Posted at 05:01 PM ET, 07/25/2011

Lionel Messi not included on FC Barcelona roster for friendly vs. Manchester United at FedEx Field

As expected, soccer superstar Lionel Messi was not included on FC Barcelona’s travel roster for the U.S. tour, which begins Saturday against Manchester United at FedEx Field.

By Steven Goff  |  05:01 PM ET, 07/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  FC Barcelona, Lionel Messi, Manchester United

Posted at 09:28 PM ET, 07/24/2011

American soccer players abroad: Goals by Chris Rolfe, Joe Corona, Matt Taylor

With the Mexican and European leagues getting underway, several Americans playing abroad were in action over the weekend.

By Steven Goff  |  09:28 PM ET, 07/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Americans abroad

Posted at 05:21 PM ET, 07/24/2011

Justin Bieber plays for Toronto FC, according to Sporting Kansas City’s Canadian-themed player introductions before MLS match

Instead of displaying photographs of Toronto FC starters on the video screen during pregame introductions, Sporting Kansas City improvised. Justin Bieber plays soccer!

By Steven Goff  |  05:21 PM ET, 07/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLS, Justin Bieber

Posted at 11:27 AM ET, 07/24/2011

FC Barcelona sets schedule for U.S. tour

European champion FC Barcelona will arrive in the United States on Thursday morning and embark on a full slate of events, including friendlies in Washington, Miami and Dallas.

By Steven Goff  |  11:27 AM ET, 07/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barcelona, Manchester United, Redskins

Posted at 01:57 AM ET, 07/24/2011

MLS roundup: middle finger, hat trick, goal from midfield, announcing fail, RFK woes, sweet strikes

A wild night around MLS produced great goals, a middle finger, a hat trick, a goal from midfield, closer calls for Manchester United and Real Madrid, and another D.C. United letdown at RFK Stadium.

By Steven Goff  |  01:57 AM ET, 07/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS, Manchester United, Real Madrid

Posted at 06:34 PM ET, 07/23/2011

D.C. United vs. Everton friendly

D.C. United faces English Premier League club Everton in a friendly at RFK Stadium.

By Steven Goff  |  06:34 PM ET, 07/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, Everton

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 07/23/2011

Saturday kickaround: D.C. United, Everton, Tim Howard, Lionel Messi, FC Barcelona, Manchester United, MLS, Women’s World Cup, WPS

Tim Howard isn’t expected to play for Everton against D.C. United tonight at RFK Stadium. Lionel Messi might come to Washington next week with Barcelona, but whether he plays remains unclear.

By Steven Goff  |  01:09 PM ET, 07/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Lionel Messi, Barcelona, Manchester Uniited, Tim Howard, Everton, D.C. United, Women's World Cup

Posted at 05:59 PM ET, 07/22/2011

Judah Friedlander of NBC’s ‘30 Rock’ stars in promotional ad for MLS All-Star Game

Judah Friedlander from NBC’s ‘30 Rock’ appears in promotional ad for MLS All-Star Game, which will feature a league squad against Manchester United on July 27 at Red Bull Arena.

By Steven Goff  |  05:59 PM ET, 07/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLS All-Star Game, Judah Friedlander

Posted at 10:39 AM ET, 07/22/2011

Tim Howard won’t play in Everton’s friendly against D.C. United at RFK Stadium

American goalkeeper Tim Howard, who is returning from summer vacation, won’t play for his English Premier League club, Everton, in Saturday’s friendly against D.C. United at RFK Stadium.

By Steven Goff  |  10:39 AM ET, 07/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, Everton, Tim Howard, David Moyes

Posted at 09:47 AM ET, 07/22/2011

Friday kickaround: Women’s World Cup, FIFA rankings, Ali Krieger chat, MLS, Mike Ammann, D.C. United

FIFA women’s rankings, Ali Krieger online chat, MLS moves, Mike Ammann, D.C. United review.

By Steven Goff  |  09:47 AM ET, 07/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  FIFA, MLS, D.C. United

Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 07/21/2011

Weekend soccer TV listings: Copa America, MLS, Manchester United, Real Madrid, Juventus, Manchester City, Everton, German Super Cup, Mexico, Brazil, WPS, USL

The Copa America final and Manchester United and Real Madrid friendlies in the United States are among the 28 matches available for live viewing.

By Steven Goff  |  03:41 PM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TV listings, Copa America, Manchester United, Real Madrid, D.C. United, MLS, WPS

Posted at 09:34 AM ET, 07/21/2011

U.S. Women’s World Cup team re-enacts Brazil equalizer with Jon Stewart on Comedy Central’s ‘Daily Show’

With a twist, the U.S. Women’s World Cup team re-enacts the dramatic goal against Brazil on ‘The Daily Show With Jon Stewart’

By Steven Goff  |  09:34 AM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Women's World Cup, U.S. national team, Jon Stewart

Posted at 01:18 AM ET, 07/21/2011

D.C. United rewind: 1-0 loss to Revolution

A recap of D.C. United’s 1-0 loss to the New England Revolution, with links and video, plus results of the other MLS matches.

By Steven Goff  |  01:18 AM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS, Manchester United

Posted at 04:49 PM ET, 07/20/2011

Matchnight #19: D.C. United vs. New England Revolution at RFK Stadium

Close to 15,000 are expected tonight as Brazilian midfielder Fred plays his final game for United against the New England Revolution.

By Steven Goff  |  04:49 PM ET, 07/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 02:26 PM ET, 07/20/2011

Hope Solo and Abby Wambach from Women’s World Cup team visit David Letterman

Hope Solo and Abby Wambach from the U.S. Women’s World Cup team visited David Letterman on CBS’s ‘Late Show’

By Steven Goff  |  02:26 PM ET, 07/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 07/20/2011

Wednesday kickaround: D.C. United, Tim Howard, Everton, Women’s World Cup, Claudio Reyna, TV listings

D.C. United, with new midfielder Austin da Luz on the roster, faces the last-place New England Revolution at RFK Stadium tonight.

By Steven Goff  |  10:05 AM ET, 07/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS, Women's World Cup, WPS

Posted at 01:13 AM ET, 07/20/2011

Copa America: Uruguay 2, Peru 0

Luis Suarez scored twice early in the second as Uruguay defeated Peru, 2-0, in a Copa America semifinal.

By Steven Goff  |  01:13 AM ET, 07/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Copa America, Uruguay

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 07/19/2011

D.C. United news & notes: Josh Wolff, Ben Olsen, Charlie Davies, Austin da Luz, all-star game, Fred, concussions

Josh Wolff might return to D.C. United’s lineup for Wednesday’s MLS match against the New England Revolution at RFK Stadium.

By Steven Goff  |  12:29 PM ET, 07/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United

Posted at 10:12 AM ET, 07/19/2011

United Arab Emirates’ backheeled penalty kick against Lebanon criticized by coach

Video of backheeled penalty kick in the United Arab Emirates’ friendly against Lebanon.

By Steven Goff  |  10:12 AM ET, 07/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  UAE

Posted at 08:03 AM ET, 07/19/2011

With Argentina out of Copa America, will Lionel Messi and other Barcelona players from Argentina and Brazil come to Washington?

Lionel Messi, the world’s best soccer player, wasn’t expected to accompany FC Barcelona to Washington, but with Argentina out of Copa America, he now might come to D.C.

By Steven Goff  |  08:03 AM ET, 07/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Lionel Messi, Barcelona, Manchester United, Copa America

Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 07/18/2011

Charlie Davies not included on MLS squad for all-star game against Manchester United on July 27 at Red Bull Arena

Charlie Davies, D.C. United’s top scorer who is tied for third in the MLS scoring race, was not included on the league’s all-star squad that will face Manchester United next week.

By Steven Goff  |  02:22 PM ET, 07/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLS, D.C. United

Posted at 01:08 PM ET, 07/18/2011

Women’s World Cup final: Japan reaction

In the wee hours, fans in Japan celebrated the Women’s World Cup championship.

By Steven Goff  |  01:08 PM ET, 07/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:51 AM ET, 07/18/2011

D.C. United acquires midfielder Austin da Luz from the New York Red Bulls

Midfielder Austin da Luz moves to D.C. United from the New York Red Bulls as part of a trade between the clubs last week.

By Steven Goff  |  09:51 AM ET, 07/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:52 AM ET, 07/18/2011

Women’s World Cup final recap

Sally Jenkins’ column, the scene in Japan, USA player ratings, USA-Japan video, Women's World Cup goals and honors, local video

By Steven Goff  |  08:52 AM ET, 07/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Women's World Cup

Posted at 05:26 PM ET, 07/17/2011

World Cup final: Japan stuns the United States on penalty kicks

By Matt Bonesteel  |  05:26 PM ET, 07/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:13 PM ET, 07/17/2011

Women’s World Cup final: USA vs. Japan live blog

The United States faces Japan in the Women’s World Cup final today in Frankfurt. Follow along, contribute your thoughts and observations during the match.

By Steven Goff  |  02:13 PM ET, 07/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Women's World Cup, U.S. national team

Posted at 12:59 PM ET, 07/17/2011

Women’s World Cup primer: United States vs. Japan in championship match

Everything you need to know before the United States plays Japan in the Women’s World Cup final is here.

By Steven Goff  |  12:59 PM ET, 07/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Women's World Cup, U.S. national team

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 07/17/2011

Women’s World Cup poll: USA vs. Japan

United States vs. Japan for the Women’s World Cup title Sunday in Frankfurt. Who is your pick to lift the trophy?

By Steven Goff  |  12:49 PM ET, 07/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Women's World Cup, U.S. national team, poll

Posted at 11:46 PM ET, 07/16/2011

Cristiano Ronaldo wonderful goal for Real Madrid in friendly at Los Angeles Galaxy

Video of Cristiano Ronaldo’s outstanding goal for Real Madrid vs. Los Angeles Galaxy

By Steven Goff  |  11:46 PM ET, 07/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Real Madrid, MLS

Posted at 05:08 PM ET, 07/16/2011

Juan Agudelo, Omar Bravo added to MLS roster for all-star game vs. Manchester United

New York Red Bulls forward Juan Agudelo and Sporting Kansas City forward Omar Bravo are MLS Commissioner Don Garber’s special selections to the all-star game July 27 against Manchester United.

By Steven Goff  |  05:08 PM ET, 07/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLS, D.C. United

Posted at 09:37 AM ET, 07/16/2011

Saturday kickaround: D.C. United, Christian Gomez, Chase Hilgenbrinck, Freddy Adu, Women’s World Cup, Americans abroad

D.C. United, MLS, Freddy Adu, Women’s World Cup, Americans abroad.

By Steven Goff  |  09:37 AM ET, 07/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS, Women's World Cup

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 07/15/2011

U.S. Women’s World Cup Coach Pia Sundhage sings at her news conference

Pia Sundhage is “feelin’ groovy” about the USA’s chances in the Women’s World Cup championship match this weekend.

By Steven Goff  |  03:50 PM ET, 07/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Women's World Cup

Posted at 10:37 AM ET, 07/15/2011

Friday kickaround: Women’s World Cup, Jill Biden, Chelsea Clinton, Nelly the Elephant, Jozy Altidore, Jay DeMerit

Links to women’s soccer columns, White House World Cup delegation, Nelly the Elephant, Insider poll, Jozy Altidore to Netherlands, Jay DeMerit documentary

By Steven Goff  |  10:37 AM ET, 07/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Women's World Cup, U.S. national team

Posted at 01:26 AM ET, 07/15/2011

An American soccer player with Boca Juniors? Long Island’s Nicholas Gaitan, 16, might move to famed club. In Colombia, Diego Restrepo is making progress

Long Island’s Nicholas Gaitan, 16, has spent nine months with Argentinos Juniors but might move to Boca Juniors. Meantime, a former University of Virginia goalkeeper is moving up in Colombia.

By Steven Goff  |  01:26 AM ET, 07/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Argentina, U.S. soccer

Posted at 06:36 PM ET, 07/14/2011

Weekend soccer TV listings: Women’s World Cup, Copa America, MLS, Friendlies, WPS, USL, Brazil, Youth

The Women’s World Cup final featuring the United States and Japan, and the Copa America quarterfinals highlight the 27 matches available on TV and online.

By Steven Goff  |  06:36 PM ET, 07/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Women's World Cup, Copa America, MLS, TV listings

Posted at 09:58 AM ET, 07/14/2011

Thursday kickaround: Women’s World Cup, Manchester United, U.S. Open Cup, Charlie Davies, D.C. United, Maryland Terrapins

U.S. Women’s World Cup team’s new identity, Manchester United’s U.S. tour, U.S. Open Cup’s final four, Charlie Davies’ status, D.C. United’s Hall of Tradition, Maryland’s departure

By Steven Goff  |  09:58 AM ET, 07/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Women's World Cup, Manchester United, MLS, D.C. United, Maryland Terrapins

Posted at 11:29 PM ET, 07/13/2011

Brazil defeats Ecuador to win Copa America group, settle quarterfinal matchups

Brazil defeated Ecuador, 4-2, to win Group B and continue its quest for a third consecutive Copa America title.

By Steven Goff  |  11:29 PM ET, 07/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Copa America, Brazil

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 07/13/2011

Women’s World Cup: U.S. soccer scores twice late for 3-1 win over France

The Americans advance to the final for the first time since winning the whole tournament in 1999.

By Matt Bonesteel  |  02:40 PM ET, 07/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 07/13/2011

Women’s World Cup live blog: USA vs. France

The United States faces France at noon today in the Women’s World Cup semfinals in Germany. Follow our live blog for minute-by-minute match updates.

By Steven Goff  |  11:55 AM ET, 07/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Women's World Cup, U.S. national team

Posted at 09:08 AM ET, 07/13/2011

San Jose Earthquakes goalkeeper scores from 90 yards in friendly against England’s West Brom

San Jose Earthquakes rookie goalkeeper David Bingham scores from 90 yards against English club West Brom.

By Steven Goff  |  09:08 AM ET, 07/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLS

Posted at 12:39 AM ET, 07/13/2011

Soccer TV listings: Women’s World Cup, Copa America, Manchester United, Liverpool

ESPN will show the Women’s World Cup semifinals, including the United States against France at noon. Manchester United begins its U.S. tour vs. the New England Revolution.

By Steven Goff  |  12:39 AM ET, 07/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Women's World Cup, Copa America, Manchester United, Liverpool, TV listings

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 07/12/2011

D.C. United rookie forward Blake Brettschneider describes kick to head, concussion, memory loss

Rookie forward Blake Brettschneider is the latest D.C. United player to have his MLS season interrupted by a concussion.

By Steven Goff  |  03:50 PM ET, 07/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United

Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 07/12/2011

D.C. United news & notes: Jamaican trialist, concussion, Dejan Jakovic, Fred, player ratings, women’s team

Ahead of the international signing window, D.C. United invited Jamaican right back Eric Vernan for a tryout. Meantime, Blake Brettschneider is recovering from a concussion and Dejan Jakovic is close to returning.

By Steven Goff  |  11:52 AM ET, 07/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United

Posted at 11:12 PM ET, 07/11/2011

Copa America: Messi and Argentina advance to quarterfinals with 3-0 victory over Costa Rica

Sergio Aguero scored twice and Lionel Messi regained his influential form as Argentina defeated Costa Rica, 3-0, to secure a Copa America quarterfinal berth.

By Steven Goff  |  11:12 PM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Copa America, Argentina

Posted at 03:39 PM ET, 07/11/2011

Women’s World Cup chat recap: Referees, Marta, WPS and more

Brian Straus of the Sporting News answered reader questions on Sunday’s U.S. victory over Brazil and the 2011 Women’s World Cup.

By Washington Post editors  |  03:39 PM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:27 AM ET, 07/11/2011

Monday kickaround: Women’s World Cup, Under-17 World Cup, Copa America, David Beckham, MLS all-stars

Women’s World Cup, Under-17 World Cup, Copa America, David Beckham, MLS all-stars.

By Steven Goff  |  11:27 AM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Women's World Cup, Copa America, MLS, David Beckham

Posted at 12:34 AM ET, 07/11/2011

Women’s World Cup: Semifinal schedule, USA-Brazil video and observations, Ali Krieger, Abby Wambach, FIFA

A look ahead to Wednesday’s semifinal schedule at the Women’s World Cup in Germany, a look back at the remarkable match between the USA and Brazil.

By Steven Goff  |  12:34 AM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Women's World Cup, U.S. national team

Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 07/10/2011

Sunday kickaround: D.C. United victory, FIFA scandal, USA vs. Brazil in Women’s World Cup

In the Sunday kickaround, we look at D.C. United’s victory at New York, another twist in the FIFA bribe scandal and the Women’s World Cup.

By Steven Goff  |  10:16 AM ET, 07/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, FIFA, Women's World Cup

Posted at 05:46 PM ET, 07/09/2011

Matchnight #17: D.C. United vs. Red Bulls

D.C. United carries a five-game winless streak into Saturday night’s MLS match against the New York Red Bulls.

By Steven Goff  |  05:46 PM ET, 07/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 07/09/2011

Manchester United roster for U.S. tour

Manchester United has announced its roster for five matches during a U.S. tour this month, capped by an UEFA Champions League final rematch with Barcelona at FedEx Field.

By Steven Goff  |  12:57 PM ET, 07/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Manchester United

Posted at 07:39 PM ET, 07/08/2011

United States vs. Mexico soccer friendly set for Aug. 10 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia

The United States and Mexico will tangle again this summer in an Aug. 10 friendly at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.

By Steven Goff  |  07:39 PM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  U.S. national team, Mexico

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 07/08/2011

Real Madrid roster for U.S. tour

Cristiano Ronaldo, Kaka and Iker Casillas are among the 24 players named to the Real Madrid roster for this summer’s U.S. tour.

By Steven Goff  |  03:01 PM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Real Madrid, World Football Challenge

Posted at 08:27 AM ET, 07/08/2011

Stuart Holden: Bolton and U.S. national soccer team midfielder on road to recovery

U.S. midfielder Stuart Holden is hoping to return to the field for Bolton in September after suffering a serious knee injury against Manchester United.

By Steven Goff  |  08:27 AM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  U.S. national team, Stuart Holden

Posted at 11:18 PM ET, 07/07/2011

Video: Mexico advances to Under-17 World Cup final on bicycle kick goal in 90th minute against Germany

A spectacular goal in the 90th minute lifted Mexico to a 3-2 victory over Germany and a place in the Under-17 World Cup final.

By Steven Goff  |  11:18 PM ET, 07/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Under-17 World Cup, Mexico

Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 07/07/2011

Weekend soccer TV listings: Women’s World Cup, Copa America, U-17 World Cup, MLS, Brazil, WPS

Twenty-four matches are available on TV and online, including Women’s World Cup quarterfinals, Copa America, U-17 World Cup, MLS and WPS.

By Steven Goff  |  03:17 PM ET, 07/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Women's World Cup, Copa America, MLS, TV listings

Posted at 02:04 PM ET, 07/07/2011

Mia Hamm makes appearance in FC Barcelona promotional video for European champion’s U.S. tour

U.S. women’s soccer legend Mia Hamm appears in FC Barcelona’s video promoting this summer’s U.S. tour.

By Steven Goff  |  02:04 PM ET, 07/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  FC Barcelona, Mia Hamm

Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 07/07/2011

D.C. United news & notes: Andy Najar, Dax McCarty, Red Bulls, roster options, concussions

D.C. United hasn’t received a request from Honduras for midfielder Andy Najar to attend a pre-Olympic qualifying training camp. Meantime, Dax McCarty discusses his departure.

By Steven Goff  |  01:41 PM ET, 07/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 07/07/2011

Thursday kickaround: Jeff Cunningham ties Jaime Moreno for MLS scoring record, Red Bulls roll, Andy Najar call-up?, Copa America, U-17 World Cup, live online chat

Jeff Cunningham tied D.C. United legend Jaime Moreno for the MLS career scoring record, converting a header in the 90th minute as the Columbus Crew won at Vancouver.

By Steven Goff  |  08:46 AM ET, 07/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLS, Copa America

Posted at 04:36 PM ET, 07/06/2011

FIFA Women’s World Cup: U.S. women lose to Sweden, quarterfinal schedule, USA poll

With the first round complete, the FIFA Women’s World Cup moves into the knockout stages. How will the United States fare? Vote in our reader poll.

By Steven Goff  |  04:36 PM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Women's World Cup, U.S. women's national team, poll

Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 07/06/2011

Women’s World Cup live blog: Sweden 2, USA 1

Sweden hands the Americans their first ever defeat in World Cup group play, forcing the U.S. into a quarterfinal matchup with Brazil.

By Matt Brooks  |  02:35 PM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 07/06/2011

Wednesday kickaround: D.C. United, CONCACAF, 2014 World Cup, Women’s World Cup, Under-17 World Cup, live online chat

Dwayne De Rosario, D.C. United, World Cup qualifying, Women's World Cup, Under-17 World Cup, live online chat details.

By Steven Goff  |  10:44 AM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Women's World Cup, 2014 World Cup, Under-17 World Cup, D.C. United

Posted at 12:24 AM ET, 07/06/2011

Soccer on TV Wednesday: Women’s World Cup, Copa America, MLS

Needing a victory or draw to win its group, the United States faces Sweden in the Women’s World Cup in Germany. Meantime, Argentina tries to rebound from a disappointing Copa America opener.

By Steven Goff  |  12:24 AM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Women's World Cup, Copa America, MLS, TV listings

Posted at 06:54 PM ET, 07/05/2011

U.S. men’s national soccer team to play friendlies against Costa Rica and Belgium

The U.S. men’s national soccer team will play friendlies against Costa Rica in Carson, Calif., and Belgium in Brussels four days apart in early September.

By Steven Goff  |  06:54 PM ET, 07/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  U.S. national team

Posted at 12:56 PM ET, 07/05/2011

D.C. United news & notes: Jamaican trialist, injury update, Fred, Ben Olsen

D.C. United has yet to decide whether to acquire Jamaican defender Adrian Reid on loan. Also, injury updates and other items from training at RFK Stadium.

By Steven Goff  |  12:56 PM ET, 07/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 07/05/2011

MLS weekend wrap-up: strong attendance, weak goal-scoring, PK/red card controversy, weighted lottery

Controversy in Salt Lake, good crowds around the league, abundance of draws, weighted lottery for new MLS signing.

By Steven Goff  |  09:46 AM ET, 07/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLS

Posted at 09:28 PM ET, 07/03/2011

Women’s World Cup: the blatant handball that wasn’t during Australia victory over Equatorial Guinea

In Australia's victory Sunday in the Women’s World Cup, an Equatorial Guinea player got away with catching the ball and holding it for a moment.

By Steven Goff  |  09:28 PM ET, 07/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Women's World Cup

Posted at 12:53 AM ET, 07/03/2011

D.C. United rewind: 2-2 draw with Philadelphia Union at RFK Stadium

D.C. United surrendered another late lead and settled for another 2-2 draw at RFK Stadium, this time against front-running Philadelphia.

By Steven Goff  |  12:53 AM ET, 07/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 05:51 PM ET, 07/02/2011

Matchnight #16: D.C. United vs. Union

With Dwayne De Rosario and Brandon McDonald expected to make their debut, D.C. United welcomes the first-place Philadelphia Union to RFK Stadium.

By Steven Goff  |  05:51 PM ET, 07/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 03:04 PM ET, 07/02/2011

Women’s World Cup: USA 3, Colombia 0

The United States retained first place in Group C of the Women’s World Cup in Germany with a 3-0 victory over Colombia.

By Steven Goff  |  03:04 PM ET, 07/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Women's World Cup

Posted at 09:19 AM ET, 07/02/2011

Saturday kickaround: D.C. United, Dwayne De Rosario, Philadelphia Union, Sonny Silooy, Women’s World Cup, Copa America

Dwayne De Rosario is expected to make his D.C. United debut tonight at RFK Stadium against the East-leading Philadelphia Union.

By Steven Goff  |  09:19 AM ET, 07/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, Women's World Cup, Copa America

Posted at 11:37 PM ET, 07/01/2011

Sergio Aguero’s strike for Argentina salvages 1-1 draw with Bolivia in Copa America opener

Sergio Aguero scored on a blistering volley as Argentina, the Copa America host, salvaged a 1-1 draw with Bolivia in the tournament opener.

By Steven Goff  |  11:37 PM ET, 07/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Copa America, Argentina

Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 07/01/2011

D.C. United news & notes: Charlie Davies, Ben Olsen, Jed Zayner, red uniforms, reserve match, Clyde Simms

Forward Charlie Davies has been upgraded to probable for Saturday’s MLS match against the first-place Philadelphia Union at RFK Stadium.

By Steven Goff  |  11:55 AM ET, 07/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United, MLS

Posted at 08:50 AM ET, 07/01/2011

Friday kickaround: Lionel Messi, Copa America, Women’s World Cup, Under-17 World Cup, D.C. United, D.C. United Women, Mia Hamm-Nomar Garciaparra, UVA Cavaliers

Lionel Messi and Argentina in Copa America, Women’s World Cup, USA out of U-17 World Cup, D.C. United, D.C. United Women, Mia Hamm-Nomar Garciaparra, University of Virginia

By Steven Goff  |  08:50 AM ET, 07/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Copa America, Women's World Cup, D.C. United

Posted at 04:19 PM ET, 06/30/2011

D.C. United defender Jed Zayner to undergo knee surgery, miss considerable time

D.C. United defender Jed Zayner, who has already missed most of the season with hamstring injuries, will underdo knee surgery Friday and could miss between six weeks and six months.

By Steven Goff  |  04:19 PM ET, 06/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United

Posted at 03:43 PM ET, 06/30/2011

Weekend soccer TV listings: Women’s World Cup, Copa America, U-17 World Cup, MLS

TV listings for the Women’s World Cup, Major League Soccer, the Under-17 World Cup and Copa America.

By Steven Goff  |  03:43 PM ET, 06/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Women's World Cup, Copa America, MLS, TV listings

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 06/30/2011

VIDEO: Dwayne De Rosario talks about his trade to D.C. United

The five-time MLS all-star practiced with the team at RFK Stadium on Thursday.

By Matt Bonesteel  |  03:20 PM ET, 06/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:39 PM ET, 06/30/2011

D.C. United news & notes: Dwayne De Rosario’s arrival, roster and injury updates

Dwayne De Rosario arrived at D.C. United practice following the MLS trade with the New York Red Bulls. Meantime, United is weighing additional roster moves and monitoring injuries.

By Steven Goff  |  02:39 PM ET, 06/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. United

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 06/30/2011

D.C. United’s Clyde Simms embraces city living

The veteran midfielder lives right around the corner from RFK Stadium.

By Matt Bonesteel  |  12:55 PM ET, 06/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:07 AM ET, 06/30/2011

Freddy Adu prepares for European club soccer season following quality performances at CONCACAF Gold Cup

After two quality performances at the CONCACAF Gold Cup, Freddy Adu is looking to maintain his form in the upcoming European club campaign. Where he will play, however, remains uncertain.

By Steven Goff  |  10:07 AM ET, 06/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  U.S. national team, Freddy Adu

 

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