Real Madrid coasts into Club World Cup final

(Abdeljalil Bounhar / AP)

Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale scored to help Real Madrid sail past Mexico’s Cruz Azul 4-0 Tuesday night.

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New Cuban policy could have ‘drastic’ impact on MLB

New Cuban policy could have ‘drastic’ impact on MLB

An open door with Cuba will alter Major League Baseball and allow for safe passage of Cuban players.

D.C. United stadium approval means a whole new playing field

D.C. United stadium approval means a whole new playing field

The venue in Southwest Washington, which gained long-awaited approval on Wednesday, will improve the game experience for fans and bring the team up to financial speed with the rest of the league.

FIFA World Cup corruption report author Michael Garcia resigns in protest

FIFA World Cup corruption report author Michael Garcia resigns in protest

The American lawyer is upset about how FIFA’s handled his 430-page report into the 2022 and 2018 World Cup bids.

Manchester United is winning, but that won’t last

Manchester United is winning, but that won’t last

Man.-U is winning matches without putting forward particularly convincing performances.

The 2015 soccer calendar

The 2015 soccer calendar

From the African Cup of Nations to the Women’s World Cup, from domestic to international club competitions, 2015 promises to fill the soccer slate.

UEFA Champions League draw: Manchester City vs. Barcelona headlines round of 16

UEFA Champions League draw: Manchester City vs. Barcelona headlines round of 16

Real Madrid will try to win back-to-back titles.

Virginia wins College Cup

Virginia wins College Cup

Cavaliers win their seventh NCAA men’s soccer championship, defeating UCLA in a penalty kick tiebreaker, 4-2.

U.S. players abroad, weekend roundup

U.S. players abroad, weekend roundup

Rubio Rubin, an 18-year forward, scored his second goal in three matches for Utrecht in the Dutch Eredivisie.

David de Gea has Twitter buzzing after Manchester United beats Liverpool 3-0

David de Gea has Twitter buzzing after Manchester United beats Liverpool 3-0

Rooney, Mata and van Persie do what Sterling and his team cannot: score.

A few good minutes with Brad Friedel

A few good minutes with Brad Friedel

The American goalkeeper is the oldest active player in England’s Premier League and nearing the end of a extraordinary career.

A different path to NCAA final

A different path to NCAA final

After walking away from the program, goalkeeper Calle Brown returned to take Virginia all the way to the College Cup championship.

The pressure is on Mario Balotelli to produce against Manchester United

The pressure is on Mario Balotelli to produce against Manchester United

With Daniel Sturridge suffering with injury the pressure is on Balotelli produce, which may be a causing factor on his extreme number of long shots.

Virginia, UCLA to meet for College Cup title

Virginia, UCLA to meet for College Cup title

With semifinal victories, two of the most storied programs in NCAA soccer will collide Sunday at WakeMed Soccer Park.

Virginia ends UMBC’s run

Virginia ends UMBC’s run

Cavaliers get an early goal from Darius Madison and stifle Retrievers, 1-0, to advance to College Cup final vs. UCLA.

Cristiano Ronaldo gave his Real Madrid teammates $10,000 watches

Cristiano Ronaldo gave his Real Madrid teammates $10,000 watches

Each one is engraved with the player’s name, as well as Ronaldo’s “CR7” signature.

Terps’ Steffen signs with Freiburg in Germany

Terps’ Steffen signs with Freiburg in Germany

The sophomore goalkeeper moves to Germany after two stellar years at Maryland.

U.S. Soccer Hall of Fame in suburban Dallas?

U.S. Soccer Hall of Fame in suburban Dallas?

The U.S. Soccer Federation is exploring an opportunity to build a new museum in Frisco, adjacent to FC Dallas’ Toyota Stadium.

USSF tax return shows Klinsmann contract and other salaries

USSF tax return shows Klinsmann contract and other salaries

The U.S. Soccer Federation’s latest tax return does not yield a treasure trove of information because of the period it encompasses: April 2013 through March 2014.

FIFA to vote on measure that could allow the release of the full Garcia corruption report into World Cup bids

The proposal is being introduced by German FIFA member Theo Zwanziger and will be debated on Dec. 18-19.

Soccer player says ‘it’s a miracle’ he’s alive after being struck by lightning during a match

Soccer player says ‘it’s a miracle’ he’s alive after being struck by lightning during a match

He was reportedly presumed dead before coming to on his way to the hospital, where he remains today in stable condition.

Hope Solo asks that domestic violence charges against her be dismissed

Hope Solo asks that domestic violence charges against her be dismissed

Goalkeeper faces trial next month over incident involving her half-sister and nephew.

United’s Espindola is suspended six games

United’s Espindola is suspended six games

The punishment handed down by MLS for shoving an assistant referee is one of the stiffest in league history for on-field behavior.

Virginia’s practical approach paves return to College Cup

Virginia’s practical approach paves return to College Cup

With upsets at Notre Dame and Georgtown, UVA finds itself in the national semifinals for the second consecutive season.

Brazilian soccer great Pele checks out of Sao Paulo hospital, jokes about death

Brazilian soccer great Pele checks out of Sao Paulo hospital, jokes about death

The 74-year-old was in very good spirits after spending 15 days recovering from a kidney infection.

D.C. United loses 2 midfielders in expansion draft

D.C. United loses 2 midfielders in expansion draft

DCU lost two reserve midfielders in the MLS expansion draft but dodged the possible loss of any of the four regulars left unprotected.

Big underdogs fought for respect over the weekend in European soccer

Big underdogs fought for respect over the weekend in European soccer

Money drives results in European soccer, and last weekend’s results showed just how hard it is for small-money teams to knock off the continent’s big dogs

Queens Park Rangers midfielder Joey Barton mocks a death threat on Twitter

Queens Park Rangers midfielder Joey Barton mocks a death threat on Twitter

If you’re going to send a death threat, at least use proper grammar.

Gedion Zelalem plays for Arsenal in Champions League

Gedion Zelalem plays for Arsenal in Champions League

The 17-year-old midfielder, who lived in the D.C. area for six years, could become U.S. eligible soon.

Watch Neymar attempt to co-pilot a race car driven by World Rally champ Sebastien Ogier

Watch Neymar attempt to co-pilot a race car driven by World Rally champ Sebastien Ogier

Ogier concludes the Brazilian star should stick to soccer.

Who is UMBC? College Cup’s best story.

Who is UMBC? College Cup’s best story.

After upsetting four traditional programs, the unseeded Retrievers will face perennial power Virginia on Friday.

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