• Russian President Vladimir Putin heads the Cabinet meeting in the Novo-Ogaryovo residence, outside Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, July 30, 2014. (AP Photo/RIA Novosti, Alexei Nikolsky, Presidential Press Service)

    Senators to FIFA, others: Don’t reward Putin with the World Cup in 2018

    By Tom Howell Jr. - The Washington Times

    Looking to punish Russian President Vladimir Putin for the unrest in eastern Ukraine, a pair of U.S. senators say world soccer officials should think about stripping Russia’s hosting rights for the 2018 World Cup.

  • Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney, front moves the ball as Inter Milan’s Jonathan, right, defends during the first half of a soccer game at  the 2014 Guinness International Champions Cup, Tuesday, July 29, 2014, in Landover, Md.  Manchester United won 5-3 in a penalty shootout. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)

    Manchester United delights FedEx Field crowd with shootout win over Inter Milan

    By Paul St. Jean - The Washington Times

    Fans in red jerseys filled the stands on Tuesday night, turning FedEx Field into an American facsimile of Old Trafford as Wayne Rooney and Manchester United took on Inter Milan in the sixth game of the Guinness International Champions Cup.

    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.

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    By Associated Press

    German beer sales rose by 4.4 percent in the year's first half, gaining froth from the beginning of the country's run to the soccer World Cup title. Published July 31, 2014

  • Barboursville to host 2015 regional soccer tourney

    By Associated Press

    A youth soccer regional tournament will be held next year in Barboursville. Published July 31, 2014

  • Sydney FC signs Austria's Janko as marquee recruit

    By Associated Press

    Sydney FC has hired Austria striker Marc Janko as its marquee player for the 2014-15 A-League season to replace Alessandro del Piero, the Juventus great who left the club at the end last season. Published July 31, 2014

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    By Associated Press

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  • UEFA investigating Dnipro over crowd trouble

    By Associated Press

    UEFA opened an investigation Thursday into the crowd trouble which marred Wednesday's Champions League match between Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk and FC Copenhagen. Published July 31, 2014

  • Evra: Juventus the right choice for me

    By Associated Press

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  • MLS Capsules

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    Lee Nguyen had a goal and an assist and the New England Revolution beat the Colorado Rapids 3-0 on Wednesday night to end an eight-game losing streak. Published July 31, 2014

  • Revolution beat Rapids to end 8-game losing streak

    By Associated Press

    Lee Nguyen scored one goal and set another as the New England Revolution beat the Colorado Rapids 3-0 on Wednesday to end an eight-game Major League Soccer losing streak. Published July 31, 2014

  • Glazers set to raise $150m by selling Man U shares

    By ROB HARRIS - Associated Press

    Manchester United's American owners are set to raise around $150 million by selling more of their shares in the club on the New York Stock Exchange. Published July 31, 2014

  • Police in Charlotte issue declaration for soccer

    By Associated Press

    An upcoming international soccer match in Charlotte is being designated as an extraordinary event. Published July 31, 2014

  • West Ham's Morrison charged with assault on women

    By Associated Press

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  • Neymar says back improving during Japan trip

    By JIM ARMSTRONG - Associated Press

    Brazil and Barcelona striker Neymar says he is almost back to full fitness after the serious back injury he sustained at the World Cup. Published July 31, 2014

  • Frenchman Herve Renard new Ivory Coast coach

    By MARC-ANDRE BOISVERT - Associated Press

    Ivory Coast turned to the man who masterminded one of its most painful defeats by appointing Frenchman Herve Renard as its new coach on a four-year contract on Thursday. Published July 31, 2014

  • Marseille agrees 3-year deal to stay at Velodrome

    By Associated Press

    Marseille will stay at the newly renovated Stade Velodrome after agreeing on a new three-year deal, ending weeks of conflict. Published July 31, 2014

  • Arkansas, Oklahoma host youth soccer games in '15

    By Associated Press

    Tulsa will host the US Youth Soccer national championship tournament next July, while North Little Rock, Arkansas, will be the home of the Southern Regionals. Published July 31, 2014

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