Espindola eager to be back

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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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Soccer bloopers: Nightmares in goalkeeping

Soccer bloopers: Nightmares in goalkeeping

Aston Villa’s Brad Guzan and New York City’s Ryan Meara made dreadful mistakes this weekend.

Kaylin Whitney could be at prom, but she’s running for the U.S. at Penn Relays

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.

Espindola eager to be back

Espindola eager to be back

Offensive sparkplug Fabian Espindola rejoins his team after a six-game MLS ban for a trip to face league-leading Vancouver.

Ronda Rousey travels to Armenia to mark Genocide Remembrance Day

Ronda Rousey travels to Armenia to mark Genocide Remembrance Day

The UFC women’s bantamweight champion trains under Armenian American Edmond Tarverdyan.

D.C. United’s Fabian Espindola set to return from suspension

D.C. United’s Fabian Espindola set to return from suspension

The 29-year-old returns as United heads west to face the MLS-leading Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday night.

Odell Beckham Jr.: David Beckham told me to ‘keep up the family name’

The Giants star, who played soccer as a kid, called Beckham ‘one of my childhood idols.’

Thursday kickaround: Montreal Impact, U.S. U-23s, Americans abroad, Richmond Kickers

Thursday kickaround: Montreal Impact, U.S. U-23s, Americans abroad, Richmond Kickers

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.

Broad Run ends Battlefield’s unbeaten streak with early goal off corner kick

Broad Run ends Battlefield’s unbeaten streak with early goal off corner kick

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.

Chicharito lifts Real Madrid into UEFA Champions League semifinals

Chicharito lifts Real Madrid into UEFA Champions League semifinals

The semifinal field is set: Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Juvenuts.

Experienced Tuscarora girls’ soccer is out to prove its mettle

Experienced Tuscarora girls’ soccer is out to prove its mettle

GIRLS’ SOCCER | The unbeaten Huskies are loaded with seniors eager to make a run at a Virginia state championship.

D.C. United’s Fabian Espindola set to return from MLS suspension

D.C. United’s Fabian Espindola set to return from MLS suspension

After sitting out six regular season matches, the club’s most influential attacker will suit up in Vancouver on Saturday.

Dwamena powers Hayfield’s rise

Dwamena powers Hayfield’s rise

BOYS’ SOCCER | Kwaku Dwamena is making the most of his second go at soccer at Hayfield; Briar Woods is unbeaten and brimming with confidence.

West Ham becomes first Premier League team to lower ticket prices because of massive TV deal

West Ham becomes first Premier League team to lower ticket prices because of massive TV deal

Fans of other EPL clubs are hoping their teams follow suit.

Top girls’ soccer players face difficult choice between club, high school teams

Top girls’ soccer players face difficult choice between club, high school teams

GIRLS’ SOCCER | For the area’s elite girls’ soccer players, splitting time between club and high school teams may no longer be an option.

Chris Paul and Luol Deng are slated to play in NBA’s first-ever exhibition game in Africa

Chris Paul and Luol Deng are slated to play in NBA’s first-ever exhibition game in Africa

Deng, who comes from South Sudan, will captain a team composed entirely of first- and second-generation African players in the Aug. 1 game.

D.C. United news and notes, 4/21

D.C. United news and notes, 4/21

Andrew Dykstra rebounded well from a Champions League nightmare, plus news on Richmond Kickers loans, Markus Halsti and Steve Birnbaum.

Tuesday kickaround: Champions League, 40-yard goal video, Americans abroad, Luis Silva

Tuesday kickaround: Champions League, 40-yard goal video, Americans abroad, Luis Silva

UEFA Champions League TV and online listings. Americans abroad. Gedion Zelalem. Steve Cherundolo. Video of 40-yard goal in NASL.

Video of Christine Nairn’s sensational goals in Spirit’s home opener

Video of Christine Nairn’s sensational goals in Spirit’s home opener

At Maryland SoccerPlex, Washington overcame an early deficit to defeat NWSL champion FC Kansas City, 3-1. Two of the goals were special. Watch:

United’s Silva gives back to others

United’s Silva gives back to others

The life and career of striker Luis Silva, 25, are on track in Washington after a few false starts.

Jordan Morris excels, Montreal Impact prepares, Freddy Adu returns

Jordan Morris excels, Montreal Impact prepares, Freddy Adu returns

The Monday roundup includes a rising U.S. prospect, a declining one and MLS’s grand aspirations in Champions League.

Americans abroad, weekend roundup

Americans abroad, weekend roundup

Tim Howard recorded his sixth shutout for Everton, while Brad Guzan’s Aston Villa advanced to the FA Cup final.

D.C. United 1, Houston Dynamo 1

D.C. United 1, Houston Dynamo 1

Chris Rolfe scored on a wonderful free kick, but United conceded a second-half equalizer for the second consecutive week at RFK Stadium.

United yields late goal in 1-1 draw

United yields late goal in 1-1 draw

Coach Ben Olsen, shown earlier this season, is left to lament that his team doesn’t get all three points against Houston at home.

Bill Hamid sidelined for D.C. United’s MLS match vs. Houston Dynamo

Bill Hamid sidelined for D.C. United’s MLS match vs. Houston Dynamo

DCU, which has not lost at home since last summer, seeks to regain first place in MLS’s Eastern Conference.

Girls’ soccer: Jackie Katalinas, South County shut out No. 10 W.T. Woodson

Girls’ soccer: Jackie Katalinas, South County shut out No. 10 W.T. Woodson

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 makes key saves as Langley beats Fairfax

Boys’ soccer: Cole Stinger makes key saves as Langley beats Fairfax

BOYS’ SOCCER | Cole Stinger’s save against a breakaway keeps the Saxons ahead and sends them toward a 2-1 win over Fairfax.

Kitchen proves to be valuable

Kitchen proves to be valuable

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.

Chelsea match presents a new test for Manchester United

Chelsea match presents a new test for Manchester United

The Red Devils have created ample space between themselves and the trailing teams in the Champions League race.

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