• Manchester United's Ashley Young leads the squad into their game Tuesday against Italian club Inter Milan at FedEx Field. (Associated Press)

    Manchester United out to regain its elite status

    By Paul St. Jean - The Washington Times

    Few teams in the Premier League can boast as rich a history as Manchester United. The English club holds a record 20 league titles as well as a record 11 FA Cups — an honor they share with Arsenal. But even the most outstanding teams have times of struggle, and the 2013 campaign was such a time for the Red Devils. Manchester United plays Italian club Inter Milan at FedEx Field on Tuesday.

  • Russia's President Vladimir Putin waves to photographers as he leaves the Itamaraty Palace after attending the final day of the BRICS Summit in Brasilia, Brazil, Wednesday, July 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

    FIFA rejects calls to strip Russia of World Cup

    By Graham Dunbar - Associated Press

    FIFA rejected calls to move the 2018 World Cup from Russia, saying the tournament "can achieve positive change."

    A pre-season friendly between Israeli soccer team Maccabi Haifa and France's Lille was brought to an abrupt end in Austria on Wednesday when a group of protesters waving Palestinian flags stormed the field and began attacking Israeli players. (The Daily Mail)

    Pro-Palestinian protesters attack Israeli soccer team in Austria match

    By Jessica Chasmar - The Washington Times

    A preseason match between Israeli soccer team Maccabi Haifa and France's Lille was brought to an abrupt end in Austria on Wednesday when a group of protesters waving Palestinian flags stormed the field and began attacking Israeli players.

    **FILE** Christian Noboa of the Russia side Rubin Kazan challenges Artem Milevskiy (right) of Ukraine's Dynamo Kiev during their Group F Champions League soccer match in Kiev on Sept. 16, 2009. (Associated Press)

    Violence on the edge of Europe forces soccer officials to act

    By Tom Howell Jr. - The Washington Times

    With tensions mounting on the fringes of Europe, officials decided this week to ban competitive soccer matches in Israel and to make sure teams from the Ukraine and Russia are not drawn to play each other in the continent's top club competitions.

    **FILE** New England Revolution midfielder Scott Caldwell, right, holds on to D.C. United's Luis Silva (12) during the second half of an MLS soccer game, Saturday, July 27, 2013, in Washington. The Revolution won 2-1. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

    Luis Silva regains prominence with D.C. United

    By Thomas Floyd - Special to The Washington Times

    It's a tribute to the club's improved personnel that Silva has had to fight for minutes after starting all 13 of his appearances for United last season. But considering his production in recent weeks, it's unlikely he'll be battling for his place again anytime soon.

    Brazil's coach Luiz Felipe Scolari gestures during a press conference at the Granja Comary training center in Teresopolis, Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Brazilians woke up this morning to dreadful headlines describing their soccer team's historic defeat of 7-1 to Germany in the World Cup's semifinal. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

    Luiz Felipe Scolari out as Brazil coach after World Cup crash

    By Tales Azzoni - Associated Press

    Scolari had promised to win the tournament at home, but Brazil was eliminated in the semifinals after a disastrous 7-1 loss to Germany in the national team's worst defeat in its 100-year history. Brazil also fell 3-0 to the Netherlands in the third-place match.

    Violence mars Argentina’s World Cup celebration

    By Luis Andres Henao - Associated Press

    Riot police fired tear gas and rubber bullets late Sunday to restrain a group of vandals who disturbed a peaceful rally celebrating Argentina's gutsy performance in a 1-0 loss to Germany in the World Cup finals.

    Germany's goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, recipient of the Golden Glove trophy, stands next to Argentina's Lionel Messi after he receive the Golden Ball trophy following Germany's 1-0 victory over Argentina after the World Cup final soccer match between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, July 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

    World Cup final: Lionel Messi miserable in Argentina defeat

    By Karl Ritter - Associated Press

    After carrying his team through the group stage in Brazil with four goals, Messi seemed to run out of steam. In the final Sunday, he created chances but, like the rest of the team, lacked the finishing touch to turn the game for Argentina.

    Germany's Mario Goetze (19) celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the World Cup final soccer match between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, July 13, 2014.  (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

    Extra-time goal gives Germany World Cup title over Argentina

    By Mattias Karen - Associated Press

    The two powerhouses each had their chances before Mario Goetze, who came on as a substitute in the 88th minute, finally broke through with a left-footed finish in the 113th minute.

    Argentina's Angel di Maria jogs during a training session one day before their World Cup semifinal soccer match against Netherlands at Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

    Argentina-Germany lineups for World Cup final

    By Associated Press

    Angel Di Maria will not start for Argentina in the World Cup final against Germany after struggling with a thigh injury.

    Argentina's Lionel Messi jogs during an official training session at Vasco da Gama Stadium a day before the World Cup soccer final between Germany and Argentina in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, July 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

    World Cup final: Argentina, Germany set for marquee clash

    By John Leicester - Associated Press

    As the winning captain, either Argentina forward Lionel Messi or Germany defender Philipp Lahm will hold aloft the most recognized trophy in sports in front of 74,000 spectators at the Maracana Stadium, the world-famous football venue nestled among Rio de Janeiro's hills, high-rises and favelas.

    Germany's head coach Joachim Loew smiles before the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

    World Cup: Joachim Loew needs title for Germany to cement status

    By Nesha Starcevic - Associated Press

    Loew's achievements and the innovations he has brought into German football will always be recognized. But unless he wins the title his tenure will be regarded as a partial success, even considering the astounding 7-1 win over Brazil in the semifinals.

Recent Articles
  • Carlos Tevez's father kidnapped, then released

    By Associated Press

    The father of the Argentina and Juventus star Carlos Tevez was kidnapped but released eight hours later. Lawyer Gustavo Galasso said Tuesday that Segundo Tevez was in "good shape." Published July 29, 2014

  • Scolari returns to Gremio for third stint

    By Associated Press

    Luiz Felipe Scolari, who resigned two weeks ago as Brazil coach, is returning to Gremio for his third stint in charge of the Brazilian team. Published July 29, 2014

  • Perisic breaks shoulder, joins Wolfsburg's injured

    By Associated Press

    Wolfsburg forward Ivan Perisic has a broken shoulder and will need surgery that will put him on the long-term injured list with Patrick Ochs and Christian Traesch. Published July 29, 2014

  • Belgium striker Origi signs for Liverpool

    By Associated Press

    Liverpool says it has signed Belgium striker Divock Origi from Lille and will loan him back to the French club for the whole of next season. Published July 29, 2014

  • Vegas illegal betting suspects freed from custody

    By Associated Press

    A wealthy Malaysian businessman who was charged in a World Cup betting scheme has been let out of jail after his poker-star friends posted his bail and immigration officials cleared his release. Published July 29, 2014

  • 1 game and gone: Genk fires coach very early

    By Associated Press

    Racing Genk has fired coach Emilio Ferrera after the opening game of the Belgian league. Published July 29, 2014

  • Howard to call Premier League games during season

    By RACHEL COHEN - Associated Press

    Tim Howard's next super-human feat: doubling as an English Premier League goalkeeper and TV announcer. Published July 29, 2014

  • Montgomery officials avoid soccer controversy

    By Associated Press

    Montgomery County officials are avoiding a fight between the school system and the county's major recreational youth soccer group. Published July 29, 2014

  • Barcelona: Record income of $711M last season

    By Associated Press

    Barcelona has reported a record income of 530 million euros ($711 million) over the past year and made a profit of 41 million euros ($55 million), the club announced on Tuesday. Published July 29, 2014

  • Sassuolo withdraws support for Tavecchio

    By Associated Press

    Sassuolo is the latest Serie A club to withdraw its support for Carlo Tavecchio, a leading candidate for the presidency of the Italian football federation, following his alleged racist comments. Published July 29, 2014

  • Eintracht Frankfurt signs Nelson Valdez

    By Associated Press

    Eintracht Frankfurt says it has signed Paraguay striker Nelson Valdez on a two-year contract. Published July 29, 2014

  • Central Arkansas adds 2 more to soccer roster

    By Associated Press

    The University of Central Arkansas men's soccer team has added two more players to its roster heading into the 2014 season. Published July 29, 2014

  • Donovan leads Galaxy to 3-0 win over Sounders

    By TIM BOOTH - Associated Press

    Landon Donovan pushed himself early in the season so he was ready for the international stage. When he was left off the United States' roster for the World Cup, there was an understandable letdown in Donovan's performance for the Los Angeles Galaxy. Published July 29, 2014

  • Sabella expected to leave as Argentina's coach

    By Associated Press

    Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella is expected to resign Wednesday, ending weeks of speculation about his future following his country's loss in the World Cup final. Published July 29, 2014

  • Scolari back with Brazil club Gremio for 3rd stint

    By Associated Press

    Luiz Felipe Scolari is returning to Gremio for his third coaching stint with the Brazilian club two weeks after resigning as Brazil's national coach. Published July 29, 2014

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