After 27 seasons, Dave Johnson’s wild run with D.C. United is ending

With local MLS productions winding down, announcers around the league have begun bidding farewell during broadcasts.

By Steven GoffOctober 4, 2022

U.S. Soccer ‘failed’ women’s players, report finds, as new abuse claims emerge

An investigation by Sally Q. Yates, the former acting attorney general, found that officials failed to respond “when confronted with player reports and evidence of abuse.”

By Rick MaeseOctober 3, 2022
Perspective

Another ‘report’ on abuse in women’s sports. When is enough enough?

Predatory coaches and officials who fail athletes should face prosecution, not just shame.

By Sally JenkinsOctober 3, 2022

Tear gas use by Indonesian police questioned in wake of mass fatality soccer tragedy

After at least 125 were killed during a stampede following clashes between fans and security forces Saturday, rights groups are raising alarms.

By Sammy WestfallOctober 2, 2022

Spirit ends disappointing season with loss to playoff-bound Houston

The defending NWSL champions finished with a 3-9-10 record after a 1-0 loss to the Dash at Audi Field.

By Michael CharlesOctober 1, 2022

Latest loss ensures D.C. United will finish with worst record in MLS

United was shut out for the ninth time in 12 matches with a 1-0 defeat at CF Montreal.

By Steven GoffOctober 1, 2022

Taxi Fountas, accused of using racial slur, won’t travel with D.C. United

A league spokesman said Thursday the investigation into the allegation is ongoing but didn’t set a timetable for a ruling.

By Steven GoffSeptember 29, 2022

Denmark’s World Cup jerseys protest labor practices in Qatar

The jerseys pay tribute to Denmark’s 1992 European Championship team and call attention to alleged abuses of migrant workers in Qatar.

By Glynn A. HillSeptember 28, 2022
Perspective

The U.S. looks wobbly. The World Cup is near. Can Gregg Berhalter fix this?

The USMNT performed tentatively in friendlies against Japan and Saudi Arabia. It won't come together again until November.

By Steven GoffSeptember 28, 2022

USMNT, with the World Cup looming, fails to impress vs. Saudi Arabia

“I think it was improved,” USMNT Coach Gregg Berhalter said. “I still think we’re not as confident as I’d like. We’re playing tentative. The connections, they’re not there like we want.”

By Steven GoffSeptember 27, 2022

USMNT seeks brighter performance in last test ahead of World Cup

After Tuesday’s friendly, all that remains in U.S. Coach Gregg Berhalter’s four-year buildup is finalizing his roster before the Nov. 9 announcement.

By Steven GoffSeptember 26, 2022

Looking plenty fatigued, Spirit drops penultimate match at Kansas City

The Current clinched its first playoff appearance with a 3-0 home victory.

By Michael CharlesSeptember 25, 2022

USMNT, sloppy and meek, falls to Japan in dreary World Cup tuneup

The Americans missed an early opportunity that would’ve set the tone, failed to solve problems, lacked ideas and didn’t perform with any style or bite.

By Steven GoffSeptember 23, 2022

In Germany, it’s time for final auditions for the USMNT ‘brotherhood’

The U.S. men's national team face Japan on Friday and on Tuesday play Saudi Arabia.

By Steven GoffSeptember 22, 2022

Spirit’s modest winning streak comes to an end at expansion Angel City FC

Washington scores on a late penalty kick by Ashley Hatch, but a two-goal deficit proves too much to overcome as its two-game winning streak comes to an end.

By Ella BrockwaySeptember 22, 2022

Josh Sargent, surging at the right time, is back in the fold with the USMNT

Sargent’s surge overlapped with Gregg Berhalter’s plans for his last pre-World Cup camp involving European-based players.

By Steven GoffSeptember 21, 2022

Gio Reyna is happy and healthy. That’s good news for the USMNT.

Barring major setbacks the next few weeks — and that’s always a concern with him — Reyna is almost certain of making the 26-man roster headed to Qatar.

By Steven GoffSeptember 20, 2022

The USMNT, facing a tight World Cup time frame, begins camp in Germany

The hit-the-ground-running schedule in Qatar is why the U.S. camp that opened Monday carries greater weight than a regular assembly before major competition.

By Steven GoffSeptember 19, 2022

Taxi Fountas denies using racial slur in D.C. United’s loss

Following a clash with Inter Miami's Damion Lowe, the Greek attacker was substituted out of the match, which ended in a 3-2 defeat.

By Thomas FloydSeptember 19, 2022

Spirit beats Gotham FC, has postseason hopes dashed a short while later

The defending NWSL champions have found their form after enduring a winless drought that lasted more than four months.

By Thomas FloydSeptember 17, 2022