Buescher, a German-born midfielder who spurred Syracuse’s run to the College Cup as a sophomore, was picked up by United with the 11th overall pick, which it acquired from Sporting Kansas City.
FIFA has fired Jerome Valcke for the second time, cutting ties with the secretary general four months after he was suspended while under investigation for wrongdoing at the scandal-scarred governing body.
Real Madrid has fired coach Rafa Benitez after seven months and replaced him with former player Zinedine Zidane.
Blatter, FIFA’s outgoing president, and Platini, considered a top contender to replace him, were each banned for eight years by the FIFA ethics committee on Monday in a stunning takedown of soccer’s most powerful leaders.
President Vladimir Putin says that Russia honestly won the right to host the 2018 World Cup.
Two FIFA officials were arrested at the request of U.S. authorities on Thursday in a widening bribery case that has rocked soccer’s scandal-hit governing body.
A section of Turkey’s soccer fans decided not to honor the scheduled minute of silence in honor of the Paris attacks before the country’s friendly match against Greece in Instanbul on Tuesday night.
The United States Soccer Federation has adopted a new policy prohibiting children under the age of 11 from heading balls, and in turn resolves a class-action lawsuit brought last year by former child athletes.
Bradley Wright-Phillips scored in the 92nd minute, giving the Red Bulls a 1-0 victory over United on Sunday and allowing them to advance in the two-game, total-goals Eastern Conference semifinal series.
United enters the second leg of Sunday’s two-game Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Red Bulls on Sunday and understands the magnitude of the challenge being presented.
The Red Bulls channeled the emotion from a takedown of D.C. United’s Markus Halsti into a goal by Dax McCarty three minutes later in a 1-0 victory in the first leg of the teams’ two-game Eastern Conference semifinal.
Pontius scored in the 45th minute and Rolfe added a goal in the 83rd as D.C. United defeated the New England Revolution, 2-1, to move out of the knockout round and into the Eastern Conference semifinals.