Silva makes the most of second chance

(Jonathan Newton / The Washington Post)

The midfielder misses an early opportunity but capitalizes later in a victory over New York at RFK Stadium.

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Cristiano Ronaldo is not happy about Real Madrid’s transfer decisions

Cristiano Ronaldo is not happy about Real Madrid’s transfer decisions

While attempting to “not make newspaper headlines,” Ronaldo made newspaper headlines.

Monday kickaround

Monday kickaround

Julian Green to Hamburg, U.S. national team in Prague. USA-Honduras friendly. Copa Centroamericana at RFK. U.S. women’s roster, NCAA soccer.

Bart Simpson is the latest player and only cartoon to sign with Russia’s FC Zenit

Bart Simpson is the latest player and only cartoon to sign with Russia’s FC Zenit

His kit provides “The Simpsons” star some new shorts he can tell people to eat.

Match report, video from United victory over Red Bulls

Match report, video from United victory over Red Bulls

Luis Silva and Eddie Johnson scored in 2nd half as D.C. extended lead in Eastern Conference to 4 points over Kansas City.

U.S. soccer players abroad, weekend roundup

U.S. soccer players abroad, weekend roundup

Tim Howard and Everton were buried by Chelsea, while Brad Guzan and Aston Villa remained unbeaten.

Silva makes the most of second chance

Silva makes the most of second chance

The midfielder misses an early opportunity but capitalizes later in a victory over New York at RFK Stadium.

No time for D.C. United to let up

No time for D.C. United to let up

Playing its fifth match in 15 days, D.C. United could use a win at home vs. New York before a tough stretch of road games.

Here’s what happens when someone tries to hit a 186-mile-per-hour fastball

Here’s what happens when someone tries to hit a 186-mile-per-hour fastball

A Japanese television show recruited ex-Nippon league slugger Takeshi Yamasaki to give the ultimate fastball a try. It was a laughing matter.

Klinsmann introduces several newcomers for post-World Cup friendly

Klinsmann introduces several newcomers for post-World Cup friendly

Six players are seeking their first cap when the U.S. national team faces the Czech Republic in Prague.

The Champions League groups are out. Here are four must-see matches.

The Champions League groups are out. Here are four must-see matches.

Several groups promise must-watch matches featuring many World Cup stars.

Surveying college soccer in the hotbed of D.C.

Surveying college soccer in the hotbed of D.C.

The Washington region is coming off a banner season, in which two men’s and two women’s teams advanced to the respective College Cup semifinals and 10 others earned NCAA Division I tournament berths.

Michel Platini says he will not challenge incumbent Sepp Blatter in next FIFA presidency election

Michel Platini says he will not challenge incumbent Sepp Blatter in next FIFA presidency election

Platini cites his dedication as the current president of UEFA, European soccer’s governing body, for his reason.

Match report, video from United’s 4-1 loss to Galaxy

Match report, video from United’s 4-1 loss to Galaxy

Landon Donovan posts a goal and 2 assists and Los Angeles overwhelms DCU in first half.

Donovan gives United something to remember

Donovan gives United something to remember

Los Angeles scores barely a minute in, then twice more in the first half while Landon Donovan posts two assists, a penalty kick and earns a yellow card in Galaxy’s 4-1 win.

MLS matchday: D.C. United at L.A. Galaxy

MLS matchday: D.C. United at L.A. Galaxy

With a victory at StubHub Center, United would reclaim the lead in the MLS Supporters’ Shield race.

Position player fills in for goalie and becomes hero of crucial shootout

Position player fills in for goalie and becomes hero of crucial shootout

Cosmin Moti scores a goal and saves two shots to lead his Bulgarian team past Romania’s best club for a spot in the Champions League.

NWSL adjusts schedule to work around 2015 World Cup

NWSL adjusts schedule to work around 2015 World Cup

Clubs will play four fewer games, lose national team players for at least seven matches.

U.S. soccer parents file class-action lawsuit against FIFA in effort to change concussion protocols

U.S. soccer parents file class-action lawsuit against FIFA in effort to change concussion protocols

Soccer’s international governing body has been hesitant to change its rules. Can a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court make the difference?

Tom Hanks sides with players in FIFA Women’s World Cup turf debate

Tom Hanks sides with players in FIFA Women’s World Cup turf debate

FIFA, meanwhile, continues to stand by the plan to install artificial turf in all the World Cup venues.

Pre-shot dribbling in soccer is extremely valuable on scoring chances

Pre-shot dribbling in soccer is extremely valuable on scoring chances

A shot taken under minimal defensive pressure is far more likely to score than a similar shot taken with two big center backs denying space.

Manchester United gets trounced by something called the MK Dons

Manchester United gets trounced by something called the MK Dons

Struggling soccer superpower suffers a 4-0 defeat at the hands of a team which competes two tiers below the Premier League.

Donovan savoring majestic final run

Donovan savoring majestic final run

Landon Donovan, the all-time leading scorer in MLS and U.S. men’s soccer, is making one last push with the L.A. Galaxy before he retires.

Will Eddie Johnson return to United’s lineup?

Will Eddie Johnson return to United’s lineup?

The marquee forward is back from suspension, but Fabian Espindola and Luis Silva have played well together.

A few good minutes with Galaxy Coach Bruce Arena

A few good minutes with Galaxy Coach Bruce Arena

The dean of American soccer coaches addresses MLS procedures, Landon Donovan, the U.S. national team and Ben Olsen.

Manchester United breaks British record to pay $99 million transfer fee to Real Madrid for Angel di Maria

Manchester United breaks British record to pay $99 million transfer fee to Real Madrid for Angel di Maria

That may seem like a lot of money, but in the world of soccer that’s a blade of grass on the pitch.

Seattle Sounders’ Clint Dempsey, Obafemi Martins scored must-see goals against the Portland Timbers

Seattle Sounders’ Clint Dempsey, Obafemi Martins scored must-see goals against the Portland Timbers

The 31-year-old soccer star helped his team to a 4-2 victory on Sunday.

The trade-off in running the back three in the Premier League and other lessons from this weekend

The trade-off in running the back three in the Premier League and other lessons from this weekend

Employing three center backs is usually employed to cover for defensive deficiencies.

Manchester United’s Louis van Gaal says one point ‘is not good enough’

Manchester United’s Louis van Gaal says one point ‘is not good enough’

Turning the team around isn’t a simple matter, though.

Jermaine Jones to Revolution. Here’s how:

Jermaine Jones to Revolution. Here’s how:

U.S. World Cup midfielder was first coveted by Chicago Fire but landed in Foxborough, by virtue of MLS blind draw.

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