Rooney scores two in controversial game

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Manchester United beats 10-man Sunderland, the victim of yet another EPL refereeing controversy; elsewhere, Luis Suarez enjoys perhaps his best game in a Barcelona uniform to date.

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Americans abroad, weekend roundup

Americans abroad, weekend roundup

Fabian Johnson scored for Moenchengladbach, but many other U.S. players were 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.

Wednesday kickaround: Dilly Duka, Hope Solo, Herculez Gomez videos

Wednesday kickaround: Dilly Duka, Hope Solo, Herculez Gomez videos

Video of the Montreal Impact’s 2-2 draw at Pachuca, Hope Solo’s appearance on “Good Morning America” and Herculez Gomez’s two goals in Mexico.

Hope Solo regrets ‘horrible choice’ that led to Team USA suspension

Hope Solo regrets ‘horrible choice’ that led to Team USA suspension

Goalie also addresses U.S. Soccer decision to stand by her after alleged domestic violence incident.

FIFA recommends 2022 World Cup in Qatar should move to November, December

FIFA recommends 2022 World Cup in Qatar should move to November, December

With FIFA preparing to move the 2022 World Cup to cooler months, we answer many of the questions raised by the proposal.

Insider roundup: racism in Europe, Guzan’s milestone, D.C. United’s travels, local notes

Insider roundup: racism in Europe, Guzan’s milestone, D.C. United’s travels, local notes

A look back at the Chelsea incident in Paris and Arrigo Sacchi’s comments, plus U.S. soccer items.

Americans abroad, weekend roundup

Americans abroad, weekend roundup

Aston Villa’s Brad Guzan made his 100th consecutive start in the English Premier League.

Solo back from suspension

Solo back from suspension

Goalkeeper reinstated to U.S. women’s soccer team after serving 30-day suspension for incident at training camp.

D.C. United loses preseason finale to 10-man FC Dallas, 3-1

D.C. United loses preseason finale to 10-man FC Dallas, 3-1

Despite an early red card on the hosts, United conceded three goals, including two in the last 12 minutes.

Michigan soccer player pleads guilty to manslaughter after striking referee who later died

Bassel Saad now faces eight to 15 years in prison, as well as possible deportation to Lebanon.

Barcelona star Gerard Pique made a fan out of a hater when he saved him in a traffic accident

Barcelona star Gerard Pique made a fan out of a hater when he saved him in a traffic accident

While the La Liga player might have gained some personal respect, the Espanyol fan he helped vows to remain true to the Parakeets.

With 2 weeks until season opener, MLS is still without labor agreement

With 2 weeks until season opener, MLS is still without labor agreement

Free agency remains a major sticking point in the efforts to reach a collective bargaining agreement.

Ex-Premier League star Thierry Henry returns to Arsenal as a youth coach

Ex-Premier League star Thierry Henry returns to Arsenal as a youth coach

The recently retired player has returned to the team that shot him to superstardom.

D.C. United to launch youth academy residency program in Maryland

D.C. United to launch youth academy residency program in Maryland

In a step to upgrade player development, United will partner with The Calverton School.

U.S. soccer goalkeeper Hope Solo likely to return from 30-day suspension on Saturday

U.S. soccer goalkeeper Hope Solo likely to return from 30-day suspension on Saturday

She reportedly has been on her best behavior over the course of her forced absence.

Argentine soccer team takes Viagra to combat altitude sickness

Argentine soccer team takes Viagra to combat altitude sickness

Luckily, soccer games don’t last longer than four hours...

United’s stadium plans taking shape

United’s stadium plans taking shape

D.C. and team officials have been busy behind the scenes on the project due to open in Southwest in 2017. Here is an update of what we know.

Paris and London police launch investigation to identify racist Chelsea fans

Paris and London police launch investigation to identify racist Chelsea fans

The small group chanted, “We’re racist and that’s the way we like it,” while preventing a black man from boarding a Metro train.

FIFA reportedly moves 2022 World Cup in Qatar to November-December

FIFA reportedly moves 2022 World Cup in Qatar to November-December

FIFA is expected to finalize the decision to move the quadrennial tournament next month.

D.C. United in talks with GM Dave Kasper about new contract

D.C. United in talks with GM Dave Kasper about new contract

MLS club eager to lock in personnel boss, whose current deal expires in December 2015.

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