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Wednesday kickaround


The U.S. women’s team celebrates a 2nd-half goal by Tobin Heath, left, against Germany. (Associated Press)

*The top two women’s national teams in the world tangled for the second time in four days, and the outcome was the same: a draw between the United States and Germany. Dzsenifer Marozsan, 20, scored her second equalizer in the second half as the Germans earned a 2-2 draw in front of 18,870 at rainy Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Conn. The Americans are halfway through their gold medal tour with a 3-0-2 record. Video:

*Americans abroad:

Tuesday

D Michael Parkhurst 90 minutes in Nordsjaelland’s 1-1 draw with Juventus (UEFA Champions League)

D Tim Ream 90 in Bolton’s 2-2 draw at Wolves

D Seb Hines 90 in Middlesbrough’s 2-0 victory over Hull City

D Zak Whitbread 90 in Leicester City’s 1-0 victory over Brighton

Wednesday

UEFA Champions League

MF Sacha Kljestan and Anderlecht at Zenit St. Petersburg (noon, Fox Soccer, Fox Deportes, foxsoccer2go.com)

MF Jermaine Jones and Schalke at Arsenal (2:45, foxsoccer2go.com)

D Oguchi Onyewu and Malaga vs. AC Milan (2:45, foxsoccer2go.com)

CONCACAF Champions League

F Herculez Gomez, MF Benji Joya and Santos Laguna vs. Toronto FC (8 p.m., Fox Soccer, Univision Deportes 2)

D Jonathan Bornstein and Tigres vs. Alajuela (10 p.m., Galavision, foxsoccer2go.com)

*The Post’s Eric Detweiler profiles Marlo Sweatman, a senior at Flint Hill in the Washington area, who plays for Jamaica’s under-20 national team.

*Sporting Kansas City needs a victory or draw at home tonight against the Philadelphia Union to clinch first place and top seed in MLS’s Eastern Conference (8:30 p.m., NBC Sports Network). A loss would open an opportunity for D.C. United, which is three points back and holds the advantage in the first tiebreaker (goals scored). United, however, would need to win at Chicago on Saturday afternoon.

*The Western Conference’s first-round playoff is set: Vancouver Whitecaps at Los Angeles Galaxy next Thursday at 10:30 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network. The Eastern playoff, clubs to be determined, will take place next Wednesday night.

*The University of Maryland men’s team equaled the best start in program history Tuesday night, but not without a scare. The top-ranked Terrapins (14-0-1) needed an 88th-minute goal by Patrick Mullins — his second of the match — to defeat four-win Lehigh, 2-1, for their 13th victory in a row. “We won — that’s the positive for the night,” said Coach Sasho Cirovski, whose squad had a 30-6 advantage on shots and 12-3 on corner kicks.

Steven Goff is The Post’s soccer writer. His beats include D.C. United, MLS and the international game, as well as local college basketball.
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