MLS’s imperfect expansion plans

As the next growth spurt approaches, one can’t help but wonder whether blind ambition, not to mention lucrative expansion fees, have clouded MLS judgement.

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Inside the soccer bookshop

Inside the soccer bookshop

New reading material ahead of the World Cup ...

Herndon notches ‘special’ victory

Herndon notches ‘special’ victory

GIRLS’ SOCCER | Herndon ended a league losing streak that dated back to 2003 with a win over Oakton. Now the Hornets want more.

Bobby Boswell, unplugged

Bobby Boswell, unplugged

In an epic media exchange, D.C. United’s captain touches on weathermen, stockbrokers, psychics, fortune tellers, fishing, MLS and NBA refs, and baseball.

Rice central to Fairfax boys’ success

Rice central to Fairfax boys’ success

BOYS’ SOCCER | Fairfax Coach Kelly Lusk says VCU-bound senior Joe Rice is “the best high school goalkeeper I’ve ever seen play.”

Pontius to undergo surgery again

Pontius to undergo surgery again

D.C. United’s Chris Pontius, who has yet to play this season, is expected to undergo additional hamstring surgery.

MLS’s imperfect expansion plans

MLS’s imperfect expansion plans

As the next growth spurt approaches, one can’t help but wonder whether blind ambition, not to mention lucrative expansion fees, have clouded MLS judgement.

World Cup trophy in Washington

World Cup trophy in Washington

The World Cup arrived in America on Monday. Not the tournament — Brazil’s got that — but the trophy. VIce President Biden and Secretary of State John Kerry provided the official welcome.

Spirit drops opener, 3-1

The Washington Spirit falls to Western New York, which was without injured striker Abby Wambach.

American Top 30: Klinsmann’s roster

American Top 30: Klinsmann’s roster

With training camp a month away, U.S. roster candidates are positioning themselves for a trip to the World Cup in Brazil.

Liverpool beats Manchester City on an emotional day

Liverpool beats Manchester City on an emotional day

The team honors victims of Hillsborough tragedy in 1989 and edges closer to an English Premier League title.

D.C. United 1, N.Y. Red Bulls 0

D.C. United 1, N.Y. Red Bulls 0

Davy Arnaud’s header in the fourth minute lifts D.C. United to consecutive league victories for the first time since October 2012.

D.C. United pushes unbeaten streak to three

D.C. United pushes unbeaten streak to three

United downs the Red Bulls, 1-0, on an early goal by Davy Arnaud. “Things are starting to fall our way,” Nick DeLeon said.

Spirit believes it can compete

Spirit believes it can compete

A year after winning one of the first 19 matches and finishing last with an overmatched squad, the Spirit believes it has the right makeup.

D.C. United vs. N.Y. Red Bulls

D.C. United vs. N.Y. Red Bulls

Fresh off a 2-0 win over New England, D.C. United faces longtime rival New York Red Bulls in an MLS match at RFK Stadium.

D.C. United vs. Red Bulls

D.C. United faces the New York Red Bulls in an MLS match at RFK Stadium.

Time to warm up

Time to warm up

With World Cup nearing, Eddie Johnson seeking to find his scoring touch with D.C. United.

Video: U.S. women 3, China 0

Video: U.S. women 3, China 0

Carli Lloyd scored twice in 3-minute span of first half and Sydney Leroux struck 14 seconds into 2nd half during friendly in San Diego.

Holmes strikes early for Yorktown

Holmes strikes early for Yorktown

BOYS’ SOCCER | Iain Holmes scores early for the second straight game as the Patriots beat Hayfield.

D.C. United’s Kitchen poised to emerge as a star

D.C. United’s Kitchen poised to emerge as a star

Perry Kitchen just turned 22, yet he’s been one of D.C. United’s top performers for a while now. He won the team’s MVP award at 21 last season.

MLS suspends United’s Neal

MLS suspends United’s Neal

Lewis Neal will miss this Saturday’s home match against the New York Red Bulls.

2014 MLS player salaries

2014 MLS player salaries

The Major League Soccer Players Union releases the salary figures for the 2014 season, led by Michael Bradley, Jermain Defoe and Clint Dempsey.

U.S. national team(s) news and notes

U.S. national team(s) news and notes

With interim coach, women’s team faces China again. Aron Johannsson in Europa League. Jose Torres celebrates Copa MX title. ESPN’s American Outlaws video.

Reinvigorated Cougars get key win

Reinvigorated Cougars get key win

BOYS’ SOCCER | Jason Ferrufino scores twice, including the game-winner with about 15 seconds left, to lead Oakton over Chantilly, 2-1.

Bulldogs quick to find chemistry

Bulldogs quick to find chemistry

GIRLS’ SOCCER | Even after losing its core players to graduation, a young Stone Bridge team has outscored opponents 10-0 so far.

Yorktown emerges as contender

Yorktown emerges as contender

BOYS’ SOCCER | With four shutouts in its first six games and a rare win over Robinson, the Patriots are off to a strong start this spring.

Hamid returns to practice

Hamid returns to practice

Bill Hamid has returned to D.C. practice after missing last weekend’s MLS match against New England with a foot injury.

Poll: Altidore’s future

With World Cup approaching, what should Juergen Klinsmann do about his out-of-form striker, Jozy Altidore?

Gyau begins rebuilding Bison

Gyau begins rebuilding Bison

Phillip Gyau, a former U.S. national team player, will attempt to rebuild a Howard University program that won one game last year.

Photos

Battlefield beats Chantilly, 5-2

Battlefield beats Chantilly, 5-2

No. 2 Bobcats remain undefeated with win over No. 1 Chargers.

Lee gives Bobcats a boost

Lee gives Bobcats a boost

GIRLS’ SOCCER | Freshman midfielder Shannon Lee scored twice to lead No. 2 Battlefield to a 5-2 win against No. 1 Chantilly.

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A veteran works through the grind

With more than 1,100 games under Ryan Zimmerman’s big league belt, how does the Nationals star prepare for 162 games in 182 days?

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