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  • The real winner in the D.C. United stadium deal

    WASHINGTON — It can be easy to forget, what with all the political posturing and deal-making that such projects require, who really benefits when a professional team gets a new stadium. Everyone always wants to declare a winner. The team won. The real estate developer won. When D.C. United’s new Buzzard Point stadium was finally…

  • Maryland student creates soccer kits for all 50 states and D.C.

    What would soccer jerseys look like if every state (and, of course, the District) had their own home and away kits? One University of Maryland student shared his vision.

  • The World Cup turf war

    A brewing controversy between grass and turf for the 2015 Women\’s World Cup has shed light on larger issues of gender inequality in the sport.

  • Kick Ebola in the Butt Challenge raises needed funding (Video)

    A soccer player for both the Philadelphia Union and the Sierra Leone national team wants people to take this challenge to raise money for Doctors Without Borders.

  • Bowser to hold hearings on soccer stadium deal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The D.C. councilmember who could end up deciding the fate of a proposed new soccer stadium for D.C. United will hold two public hearings on the project. Mayor Vincent Gray has proposed spending $150 million to acquire land and enhance infrastructure for the stadium, which would be located on Buzzard Point in…

  • Welcome to America’s soccer capital

    From ticket sales to television ratings, the D.C. area has emerged as the most passionate region for soccer in America.

  • Drought headaches in Brazil’s WCup opener city

    As if Brazil didn\’t have enough to deal with as the World Cup approaches, the worst drought in more than 80 years is hitting the country\’s largest city just as it prepares for the tens of thousands of foreigners expected at the tournament opener.

  • Diskerud, Johannsson lead US over Azerbaijan 2-0

    JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Mix Diskerud figures the whole honor of wearing No. 10 is only temporary. He fully expects to play alongside Landon Donovan again down the road with the U.S. national team. For one night at least, Diskerud did that jersey proud. Diskerud and Aron Johannsson, a pair…

  • ‘Next Goal Wins’ follows team from worst to winners

    WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley and WTOP Sports Director Dave Johnson chat with former D.C. United coach Thomas Rongen, whose experience coaching American Samoa is the subject of the new documentary \”Next Goal Wins.\”

  • US begins World Cup training camp in California

    STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Jurgen Klinsmann cut right to it: The U.S. has some serious catching up to do a month before its World Cup opener. Klinsmann was eager to get started on a scorching Wednesday afternoon at Stanford Stadium as the Americans began a two-week training camp leading up to a May 27 exhibition…

  • Panels, seams, power: Brazuca, ready for World Cup

    It\’s more than just a ball. A lot of science, technology and money goes into making the World Cup ball. But does it make a difference?

  • D.C. United fans unite to push for new stadium

    D.C. United\’s fans have proven equally vocal
    online in support of a new home for Washington\’s Major
    League Soccer franchise.

  • A growing culture: D.C. becomes ‘hotbed’ for soccer fans, supporters

    It\’s nothing new, but it\’s something to be noted: The fan base of soccer in the D.C. area is growing — and at a rapid pace.

  • Young soccer stars take a shot at their dream

    Twenty of the best 15-year-old soccer players from the region competed in a tournament this weekend for a chance to train with some of the biggest stars of Liga MX – the highest level of the Mexican football league.

  • Neurologist: More study of soccer-brain injuries needed

    A new study of longtime soccer players finds those who \”head\” the ball most frequently are most likely to have brain injuries and memory problems.