D.C. United ousted from Champions League

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Arrieta, Espindola score, but the 2-1 victory is not enough against Alajuelense at RFK Stadium.

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MLS season preview: 20 for 20

MLS season preview: 20 for 20

The soccer league begins its 20th season Friday with the Los Angeles Galaxy hosting the Chicago Fire.

Insane, last-second goal helps high school soccer team beat undefeated rival

Insane, last-second goal helps high school soccer team beat undefeated rival

A Texas high schooler hits a volley from 35 yards out as the buzzer sounds.

Here’s Cristiano Ronaldo dancing in an ad for his new CR7 shoe line

The Real Madrid superstar mimes and moonwalks to celebrate his expanding empire.

D.C. United ends long day with CBA, victory, defeat

D.C. United ends long day with CBA, victory, defeat

Amid labor negotiations, United gathered itself for 2-1 victory against Alajuelense. The Costa Rican side advanced on aggregate, 6-4.

D.C. United ousted from Champions League

D.C. United ousted from Champions League

Arrieta, Espindola score, but the 2-1 victory is not enough against Alajuelense at RFK Stadium.

MLS, players agree to labor deal, avert work stoppage

MLS, players agree to labor deal, avert work stoppage

Season will begin as scheduled this weekend with 10 matches.

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Neymar connect for great goal against Villareal

Barcelona went on to score two more to make it into their fifth Copa del Rey final in the last seven seasons.

MLS resumes labor negotiations

MLS resumes labor negotiations

With season set to begin Friday, labor and management continue working on collective bargaining agreement.

Belgian soccer team celebrates terminally ill fan’s life the day before his death by euthanasia

The team and more than 20,000 fans offered him a heartfelt goodbye.

Is MLS on the verge of a work stoppage?

Is MLS on the verge of a work stoppage?

With three days until the season is scheduled to start, players and management appear far apart in labor talks.

Odell Beckham Jr. describes himself ‘like a Neymar or Messi type of guy’ on the soccer pitch

Odell Beckham Jr. describes himself ‘like a Neymar or Messi type of guy’ on the soccer pitch

The NFL’s Offensive Rookie of the Year is confident that if he didn’t take up American football, he would’ve succeeded at the European variety.

United seeks to overturn big deficit

United seeks to overturn big deficit

D.C. United will make its 2015 RFK Stadium debut with a formidable task: defeating Alajuelense by three goals.

Hamid expected to return

Hamid expected to return

First-choice goalkeeper Bill Hamid appears to have recovered from an aggravated back injury. Markus Halsti, however, remains out with a sprained knee.

MLS labor talks enter late stage

MLS labor talks enter late stage

As sides in impasse remain locked in negotiations, D.C. United union rep Bobby Boswell says the players have made concessions on key issues.

Sunderland’s Adam Johnson arrested on suspicion of having sex with 15-year-old girl

Sunderland’s Adam Johnson arrested on suspicion of having sex with 15-year-old girl

Midfielder is suspended while investigation is underway.

Soccer Insider roundup: For World Cup, winter is coming

Soccer Insider roundup: For World Cup, winter is coming

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Why, exactly, does Boston want the Olympics again?

Why, exactly, does Boston want the Olympics again?

COLUMN | Norman Chad, thankful that L.A. missed out, figures Boston wouldn’t enjoy the 2024 Games.

Americans abroad, weekend roundup

Americans abroad, weekend roundup

Fabian Johnson scores for Moenchengladbach, but many other U.S. players are inactive.

Study finds pervasive racism in Russian soccer ahead of 2018 World Cup

Study finds pervasive racism in Russian soccer ahead of 2018 World Cup

The study “shows a really quite gruesome picture” of Russian fan behavior.

Think the 2026 World Cup will be in the United States? Not so fast.

Think the 2026 World Cup will be in the United States? Not so fast.

FIFA could get infinitely more money from a U.S. television network if it holds off on the U.S. hosting the event until 2030 or 2034.

Soccer Outsider’s take on D.C. United’s defeat in Costa Rica

Soccer Outsider’s take on D.C. United’s defeat in Costa Rica

Bad. Very bad. 5-2 bad. Second leg at RFK next week. Cheeky analysis and player ratings ...

Rust is glaring as United is overwhelmed

Rust is glaring as United is overwhelmed

D.C. United looks every bit a team that hadn’t played a competitive match in more than three months after being trampled by Costa Rican club Alajuelense, 5-2, in a Champion’s League quarterfinal.

MLS labor negotiations to continue in Washington on Sunday

MLS labor negotiations to continue in Washington on Sunday

With season scheduled to begin next Friday, players’ union and league will meet with federal mediator in efforts to reach collective bargaining agreement.

Argentina and D.C. United matches scheduled for same day at separate venues

Argentina and D.C. United matches scheduled for same day at separate venues

Lionel Messi and Argentina would play El Salvador at FedEx Field, a few hours before United’s MLS match at RFK Stadium.

Dunkin Donuts apologizes for putting doughnuts and coffee on Liverpool’s crest

Dunkin Donuts apologizes for putting doughnuts and coffee on Liverpool’s crest

This is hardly the first time changes to a soccer team’s crest has caused an uproar, but it might be the silliest.

Greek soccer violence leads to indefinite suspension of the country’s top leagues

Greek soccer violence leads to indefinite suspension of the country’s top leagues

It’s the third time this season the Greek government has shut down the leagues over security concerns.

United begins season in Costa Rica

United begins season in Costa Rica

Six weeks of preseason will have to suffice for Coach Ben Olsen and D.C. United against an Alajuelense squad in mid-season form.

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