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Los Angeles Galaxy's Landon Donovan celebrates after scoring a goal on a penalty kick, next to D.C. United's Bobby Boswell during the second half of an MLS soccer match Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, in Carson, Calif. The Galaxy won 4-1. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)

Landon Donovan, Galaxy rout D.C. United

Associated Press

Los Angeles (12-5-7) won its third straight game for the first time this season, while D.C. United (13-8-4) lost for the first time in three matches.

Argentina's Angel di Maria celebrates after scoring his side's only and winning goal in extra time during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Argentina and Switzerland at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Tuesday, July 1, 2014. Argentina defeated Switzerland 1-0 to move on to the quarterfinals. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Angel Di Maria signs with Man United for record fee

Associated Press

The 26-year-old Di Maria joined on a five-year contract, taking United’s spending to about 130 million pounds ($215 million) in the summer transfer window as England’s most successful club seeks to revive its fortunes under new manager Louis van Gaal.

Milan forward Mario Balotelli (45) brings the ball up the field as he is pursued by Guadalajara midfielder Fernando Arce (15) during a soccer match at NRG Stadium Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014 in Houston. (AP Photo/Bob Levey)

Mario Balotelli signs with Liverpool, leaving AC Milan

Associated Press

Nineteen months after ending a 2½-year spell with Manchester City to play for his boyhood club, Balotelli returns to the English Premier League as a replacement for Luis Suarez — another of world football’s talented but disruptive stars.

United States' Omar Gonzalez, right, pats goalkeeper Tim Howard on the chest during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Belgium and the USA at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil, Tuesday, July 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

Tim Howard taking break from U.S. national team

Associated Press

The three-time World Cup veteran has asked U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann not to consider him for selection to the roster until September 2015. Howard is not retiring from international play, however; the decision is driven mainly by his desire to spend more time with his family.

**FILE** D.C. United head coach Ben Olsen looks on from the bench before an MLS soccer game against the New England Revolution, Saturday, July 27, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Luis Silva scores twice as D.C. United routs Rapids

Associated Press

United (12-7-4) opened the scoring in the 11th minute. Taylor Kemp sent a perfect through-ball to Silva, who faked Drew Moor to the ground and chipped his shot over Clint Irwin for the early lead.

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FILE - This is a Tuesday Aug. 12, 2014   file photo of Manchester United's Javier Hernandez  as he fires a shot past Valencia's Javi Fuego during a pre season friendly soccer match at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England.  Real Madrid has signed Mexico striker Javier Hernandez on a season-long loan from Manchester United. Madrid announced the deal hours before the close of the summer transfer window on Monday Sept. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Jon Super, File)

Hernandez joins Madrid, Valencia gets Negredo

Associated Press

Real Madrid signed Javier Hernandez and Valencia acquired Alvaro Negredo on the final day of the transfer market in Spain, with both strikers arriving on loan deals with purchase options Monday.

Ex-Premier League player charged in fixing probe

Associated Press

A former Premier League footballer has been charged with conspiracy to commit bribery as part of an ongoing investigation into the fixing of lower-league football matches in England.

Cesena's Manuel Coppola, right, vies for the ball with Parma's Jonathan Biabiany of France, during their Serie A soccer match at Cesena's Manuzzi stadium, Italy, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Marco Vasini)

Milan signs Van Ginkel but Biabiany move collapses

- Associated Press

AC Milan had a busy final day of the transfer window as it completed the signings of Marco van Ginkel and Giacomo Bonaventura but saw the deal for Jonathan Biabiany collapse at the last moment.

Austria gets mental coaching from ski legend Maier

- Associated Press

The Austrian football federation has hired skiing great Hermann Maier as a mental coach for the national team ahead of its European Championship qualifying campaign.

Ozil to miss friendly due to ankle injury

Associated Press

Mesut Ozil will miss World Cup winner Germany's friendly with beaten finalist Argentina in Duesseldorf on Wednesday due to an ankle injury.

FILE - This is a Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014  file photo of AS Monaco player Radamel Falcao  as he gives a thumbs up to fans as he warms up on the sideline during the second half of the Emirates Cup soccer match between AS Monaco and Valencia at Arsenal's Emirates Stadium in London.  Radamel Falcao is set to join Manchester United on loan after the Premier League club agreed to a loan deal with Monaco, a person with knowledge of the deal said Monday Sept. 1, 2014.  (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)

United signs Falcao in another transfer coup

- Associated Press

A week after signing Angel Di Maria, Manchester United persuaded striker Radamel Falcao to join the faltering club in European football's most eye-catching switch as the summer transfer window closed.

Rwanda disqualification from African Cup upheld

- Associated Press

African soccer's governing body has upheld a decision to oust Rwanda from African Cup qualifying for using a player with different names and passports for club and international games.

FILE - This is a Friday, Nov. 8, 2013 file photo of Monaco's  Radamel Falcao of Colombia as he controls the ball during his French League One soccer match against Evian, in Monaco stadium.   Radamel Falcao is set to join Manchester United on loan after the Premier League club agreed to a loan deal with Monaco, a person with knowledge of the deal said Monday Sept. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, File)

Man United signs Falcao loan with option to buy

- Associated Press

Manchester United signed Radamel Falcao on loan from Monaco early Tuesday in a coup by the struggling club on the final day of the summer transfer window.

Green, Holtby join Hamburger SV on loan

- Associated Press

Struggling Hamburger SV bolstered its attacking options on the last day of the transfer period with loan deals for U.S. international Julian Green and German midfielder Lewis Holtby on Monday.

Doria joins Marseille and N'Gog goes to Reims

- Associated Press

On a quiet day of transfers in the French league, the main news was who left rather than who joined, with Colombia striker Radamel Falcao leaving Monaco after just one season to sign a loan deal with Manchester United.