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Offensive sparkplug Fabian Espindola rejoins his team after a six-game MLS ban for a trip to face league-leading Vancouver.
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Aston Villa’s Brad Guzan and New York City’s Ryan Meara made dreadful mistakes this weekend.
Kaylin Whitney could be at her high school prom Saturday. But she left high school to turn pro in track and will run at Penn Relays instead.
The UFC women’s bantamweight champion trains under Armenian American Edmond Tarverdyan.
News and notes from the soccer scene.
The 29-year-old returns as United heads west to face the MLS-leading Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday night.
The Giants star, who played soccer as a kid, called Beckham ‘one of my childhood idols.’
Another bold move for a forward-looking team.
MLS’s quest for a first berth in FIFA Club World Cup is near. Dos a cero +1 in Carson. Edgar Castillo in Copa Libertadores. DCU players on loan in USL.
Sara Deutsch connects on a set piece from her sister, Anna, and the No. 2 Spartans earn a “statement win” against the top-ranked Bobcats.
The semifinal field is set: Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Juvenuts.
Rhiannon Walker and Brandon Parker
GIRLS’ SOCCER | The unbeaten Huskies are loaded with seniors eager to make a run at a Virginia state championship.
After sitting out six regular season matches, the club’s most influential attacker will suit up in Vancouver on Saturday.
Gabe Hiatt and Dillon Mullan
BOYS’ SOCCER | Kwaku Dwamena is making the most of his second go at soccer at Hayfield; Briar Woods is unbeaten and brimming with confidence.
Fans of other EPL clubs are hoping their teams follow suit.
GIRLS’ SOCCER | For the area’s elite girls’ soccer players, splitting time between club and high school teams may no longer be an option.
Deng, who comes from South Sudan, will captain a team composed entirely of first- and second-generation African players in the Aug. 1 game.
Andrew Dykstra rebounded well from a Champions League nightmare, plus news on Richmond Kickers loans, Markus Halsti and Steve Birnbaum.
UEFA Champions League TV and online listings. Americans abroad. Gedion Zelalem. Steve Cherundolo. Video of 40-yard goal in NASL.
At Maryland SoccerPlex, Washington overcame an early deficit to defeat NWSL champion FC Kansas City, 3-1. Two of the goals were special. Watch:
The life and career of striker Luis Silva, 25, are on track in Washington after a few false starts.
The Monday roundup includes a rising U.S. prospect, a declining one and MLS’s grand aspirations in Champions League.
Tim Howard recorded his sixth shutout for Everton, while Brad Guzan’s Aston Villa advanced to the FA Cup final.
Chris Rolfe scored on a wonderful free kick, but United conceded a second-half equalizer for the second consecutive week at RFK Stadium.
Coach Ben Olsen, shown earlier this season, is left to lament that his team doesn’t get all three points against Houston at home.
DCU, which has not lost at home since last summer, seeks to regain first place in MLS’s Eastern Conference.
GIRLS’ SOCCER | South County takes over first place in Conference 7 behind Jackie Katalinas’s shutout and Victoria Reed’s goal.
BOYS’ SOCCER | Cole Stinger’s save against a breakaway keeps the Saxons ahead and sends them toward a 2-1 win over Fairfax.
Veteran midfielder Perry Kitchen, who scored twice last week vs. Red Bulls, rejoins DCU after making 2nd-half appearance for Jurgen Klinsmann against Mexico in San Antonio.
The Red Devils have created ample space between themselves and the trailing teams in the Champions League race.
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?
Inside the season with the nation’s top-rated football prospect, Woodbridge’s Da’Shawn Hand.
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