D.C. United ended a three-game scoreless losing streak with a 3-2 dramatic win over Chivas USA at RFK Stadium on Saturday night before 13,043. It was only United’s second win of the season in ten games. Published May 29 2010
United midfielder Brandon Barklage suffered a torn ACL in his left leg in the game against AC Milan at RFK Stadium on Wednesday and will miss the rest of the United season. Published May 28 2010
The first game after the World Cup for the U.S. national team will be a date with Brazil in an exhibition on Aug. 10 at the New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. Published May 28 2010
United, which is having a nightmare of a season, needed a diversion from its misery. A 3-2 win over AC Milan might be what the doctor ordered. In fact, if a Martian had landed, he might have thought the club in the black shirts was a pretty good team. Published May 27 2010
U.S. national team coach Bob Bradley named his 23-man World Cup roster on Wednesday, cutting veteran target man Brian Chingand deciding to take Robbie Findley instead for his speed. Published May 26 2010
U.S. team coach Bob Bradley will trim down his training camp group of 30 players and reveal his 23-man roster that will compete in the World Cup, live on ESPN SportsCenter during the 1 p.m. hour of the show. Published May 25 2010
The ESPN networks, which will broadcast all 64 World Cup games, announces the commentator assignments for the first 10 days of the tournament (through each team’s first two matches of pool play). Legendary play-by-play commentator Martin Tyler leads the team. Published May 25 2010
Can any other team going to the World Cup boast a better attacking lineup than Argentina, which can look to Lionel Messi, Carlos Tevez, Gonzalo Higuain, Diego Milito and Sergio Aguero, to notch the goals? Published May 24 2010
Crystal Palace Baltimore won its first game at home this season, downing the Portland Timbers 2-1 on a game-winning goal in the dying minutes from Randi Patterson at UMBC Stadium on Saturday night. Published May 22 2010
Goalie Erin McLeod, will play for her club the Washington Freedom and not for the Canadian women's national soccer team, when the Freedom takes on Canada at George Mason Stadium this Sunday, May 23 at 5 p.m. McLeod is Canada's starting goalie. Published May 21 2010
Next month's World Cup has spawned plenty of soccer books. “A Beautiful Game: The World's Greatest Players And How Soccer Changed Their Lives”, is just one worth reading. Published May 21 2010
Possible European title holders Inter Milan play Manchester City at Baltimore's M&T Bank Stadium on July 31. Published May 21 2010
Fans can watch A.C. Milan train at RFK Stadium on Tuesday, May 25. Published May 20 2010
Fernando Torres of Liverpool and Arsenal's Cesc Fabregas, who both played a role in helping Spain win Euro 2008, are on the 23-man team even though they are struggling with injuries. See other World Cup and soccer notes. Published May 20 2010
England warns up against Mexico on Monday; Dutch security officials taking seriously terrorism threats; Barcelona signs David Villa and much more... Published May 19 2010
Congratulations to Kathryn Hudson, who with her father will travel to South Africa to see the U.S. team play in the World Cup, as an honoree of the the Craig Willinger Fund, which seeks to improve the lives of children and young adults stricken with cancer. Published May 19 2010
Gary Lineker has quit writing a column for The Daily Mail in protest over how The Mail obtained a story which may have damaged England's hope of winning the 2018 bid to get the World Cup. Published May 18 2010
FIFA has cracked down on penalty-takers who try and feint at striking the ball after their run-up Published May 18 2010
Lionel Messi ties Ronaldo's 34 La Liga goals record; Washington Freedom wins; Crystal Palace Baltimore lose; Bill Clinton and the World Cup and much more Published May 17 2010
Germany's veteran midfielder Michael Ballack will miss the World Cup because of torn ligaments in his right ankle, suffered in Chelsea's 1-0 win over Portsmouth in the F.A. Cup final on Saturday. Published May 17 2010
John Haydon has covered soccer for The Washington Times for two decades. He has reported on international soccer events in Germany, South Korea and Spain. John hails from Birmingham, England and has lived in the Washington D.C. region for ...Read More
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