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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.

Seattle Sounders' DeAndre Yedlin, upper left, and Los Angeles Galaxy's Landon Donovan, right, go for a header in the second half of an MLS soccer match, Monday, July 28, 2014, in Seattle. Galaxy beat the Sounders 3-0. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

U.S. World Cup defender Yedlin signs with Tottenham

Associated Press

Both clubs announced the deal on Wednesday. Yedlin spent last weekend in London visiting with Tottenham officials and the sides were able to finalize the deal. Tottenham said Yedlin would join the club ahead of the 2015-16 season.

FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2011 file photo, Los Angeles Galaxy forward Landon Donovan holds up the MLS Cup after they won their championship soccer match against the Houston Dynamo in Carson, Calif. Landon Donovan says he will retire from professional soccer at the end of the MLS season. The LA Galaxy forward is widely considered the best soccer player in American history.  (AP Photo/Bret Hartman)

Landon Donovan to retire from soccer after MLS season

- Associated Press

The LA Galaxy forward is widely considered the best soccer player in American history. The 32-year-old Donovan is the top goal-scorer in MLS history and the top scorer in U.S. national team history.

Los Angeles Galaxy forward Landon Donovan, right, celebrates with Chivas USA forward Erick Torres (19) as Bayern Munich's David Alaba (27) watches, after Donovan scored the go-ahead goal in the second half of the MLS All-Star soccer game, Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, in Portland, Ore. The MLS All-Stars won 2-1. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Landon Donovan lifts MLS All-Stars past Bayern Munich

- Associated Press

Donovan dribbled the ball at the top of the box before blasting it past German World Cup goalkeeper Manuel Neuer in the 70th minute, giving the MLS All-Stars a 2-1 victory over the Bundesliga champions on Wednesday night.

Sporting KC forward Dom Dwyer (14) moves on D.C. United goalkeeper Bill Hamid (28) to score a goal during the first half of an MLS soccer match in Kansas City, Kan., Friday, Oct. 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

D.C. United defense well-represented in MLS All-Star game

Goalkeeper Bill Hamid will join United center back Bobby Boswell and right back Sean Franklin on the MLS All-Star squad that will face German champion Bayern Munich on Wednesday in Portland, Oregon.

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

- 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.

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Watson, Castillo score; Dallas beats Salt Lake 2-1

Associated Press

Je-Vaughn Watson and Fabian Castillo scored second-half goals, and 10-man FC Dallas beat Real Salt Lake 2-1 on Friday night to make it a three-way tie atop the Western Conference.

Dallas beats Real Salt Lake, tied at top of West

Associated Press

Dallas made it a three-way tie atop the standings of Major League Soccer's Western Conference by winning 2-1 at home against Real Salt Lake on Friday despite playing the second half a man down.

Real Madrid Fabio Coentrao from Portugal, right, duels for the ball with Atletico Madrid's Mario Mandzukic from Croatia during a Spanish Super Cup soccer match at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid, Spain, Friday, Aug. 22, 2014 . (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

Atletico Madrid wins Spanish Super Cup

- Associated Press

A 2nd-minute goal by striker Mario Mandzukic gave Atletico Madrid a 1-0 win against Real Madrid in the second leg of the Spanish Super Cup on Friday and overall victory with a 2-1 aggregate score.

Bayern's Arjen Robben from the Netherlands celebrates after scoring during the  soccer match between FC Bayern Munich and VfL Wolfsburg in the Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany, on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson)

Bayern beats Wolfsburg 2-1 in Bundesliga

- Associated Press

Bayern Munich began the defense of its Bundesliga title on Friday by beating Wolfsburg 2-1 with goals from Thomas Mueller and Arjen Robben shortly before and after the interval.

NWSL playoffs open busy time for women's soccer

- Associated Press

In the space of about a week, a group of players from the U.S. team wrapped up the regular season with their National Women's Soccer League teams, got together for an international friendly against Switzerland, and now face off in the NWSL playoffs.

Rojo must wait for Man United debut

Associated Press

Stung by a surprise opening-day defeat and with injuries taking their toll, the honeymoon period for Louis van Gaal at Manchester United is definitely over.

European soccer body snubs Crimean games in Russia

Associated Press

European soccer's governing body won't recognize any matches played by Crimean clubs in Russian competitions, but it stopped short of issuing sanctions against 2018 World Cup host Russia.

PSG held 0-0 at Evian in French league

Associated Press

Uninspired Paris Saint-Germain sorely missed star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic as the defending champion drew 0-0 with lowly Evian in the French league on Friday.

A Brazil World Cup bonanza _ for other countries

Associated Press

Brazil's Central Bank says spending by foreign tourists shot up 60 percent during the two months overlapped by its hosting of the World Cup, reaching nearly $1.59 billion.

In this Aug. 17, 2014 photo, San Francisco 49ers kicker Phil Dawson (9) misses a field goal during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Denver Broncos in Santa Clara, Calif. Dawson, who missed two field goals in Sunday's 34-0 loss to Denver, planned to return to Levi's Stadium on Tuesday afternoon to get back to work figuring out a new field and its quirks. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

New, longer grass laid at 49ers' Levi's Stadium

- Associated Press

The San Francisco 49ers re-sodded the field at Levi's Stadium from goal line to goal line and sideline to sideline with longer grass Friday and they expect no problems for Sunday's preseason game against the San Diego Chargers.

FILE - This is a  Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013 file photo of the then Cardiff City's manager Malky Mackay as he looks on from the dugout before the start of their English Premier League soccer match against West Ham United at Upton Park, London. The English Football Association siad Thursday Aug. 21, 2014 that it has opened an investigation after Cardiff submitted a dossier to the governing body about the conduct of former manager Malky Mackay and a member of his backroom staff. (AP Photo/Sang Tan/ File)

Union sorry for appearing to trivialize racism

Associated Press

The organization that represents British football managers apologized Friday for releasing a clumsily worded statement in support of a coach which appeared to trivialize racism.

FILE - This May 13, 2013, file photo, provided  by the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority and the Minnesota Vikings is a rendering of  the new Vikings football stadium. The Vikings are kicking in another $19.7 million for their new stadium to make sure it has the features they want, a spokesman said Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. Rising steel prices and refined cost estimates for the stadium's massive pivoting glass doors created a budget shortfall. (AP Photo/HKS, File)

Vikings adding $19M to stadium project

- Associated Press

The Minnesota Vikings are kicking in another $19.7 million for their new stadium to make sure it has the features they want.

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo reacts during a Spanish Super Cup soccer match against Atletico Madrid at Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014 . (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

5 things to know about the Spanish league

- Associated Press

The Spanish league opens this weekend with the three main title contenders - Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid, and Barcelona- all facing smaller clubs they will be expected to beat.

Jedinak, Cahill among 20-man Australian squad

Associated Press

Australia captain Mile Jedinak and 71-cap veteran Tim Cahill were among 12 members of the country's World Cup squad named Thursday by coach Ange Postecoglou for matches against Belgium and Saudi Arabia in September.