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U.S. women top Haiti to advance in World Cup qualifying

- Associated Press

The U.S. women’s soccer team completed Part I of its trip to the 2015 World Cup by doing the expected, dominating play Monday night in a 6-0 win over Haiti to finish unbeaten - and unscored upon - in group play in the CONCACAF championship.

Houston Dynamo midfielder Brad Davis (11) goes up for a header against D.C. United midfielder/defender Perry Kitchen (23) during the first half of an MLS soccer match at BBVA Compass Stadium, Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, in Houston. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Karen Warren)

D.C. United has to-do list as MLS playoffs near

As United (16-9-7) prepared for Saturday’s match against Chicago (5-9-18) at RFK Stadium, the message was clear: These final two matches are about maintaining momentum.

FILE - In this June 11, 2014, file photo, MLS Commissioner Don Garber speaks to reporters prior to an MLS soccer game between the Montreal Impact and DC United in Montreal. Garber has criticized U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann for saying some players' careers were damaged by returning to the league. Klinsmann said Monday, Oct. 13, 2014, that decisions by Clint Dempsey and Michael Bradley to play in MLS rather than for European clubs make it "very difficult for them to keep the same level that they experienced at the places where they were." (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Graham Hughes, File)

Don Garber blasts Jurgen Klinsmann for MLS, Donovan snubs

- Associated Press

Klinsmann’s future as U.S. coach was called into question Wednesday when Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber criticized the German star for not taking Landon Donovan to the World Cup and for saying Clint Dempsey and Michael Bradley damaged their careers by returning to MLS from European clubs.

United States' Landon Donovan celebrates his teammate Mix Diskerud's goal in the first half of an exhibition soccer match against Ecuador in East Hartford, Conn., Friday, Oct. 10, 2014. Donovan was making his last international soccer appearance. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Landon Donovan still upset by World Cup snub as he bows out with U.S. national team

- Associated Press

Donovan played in all 12 U.S. games at the 2002, 2006 and 2010 World Cups, scoring an American-record five goals. His stoppage-time winner against Algeria four years ago gave the U.S. first place in its group for the first time in 80 years and created one of American soccer’s iconic moments.

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Nagbe helps Timbers beat FC Dallas 2-0

Associated Press

Darlington Nagbe and Maximiliano Urruti scored to lead the Portland Timbers to a 2-0 victory over FC Dallas on Saturday night in the regular-season finale.

CORRECTS TO SEBASTIAN FERNANDEZ, INSTEAD OF PEDRO MORALES  - Vancouver Whitecaps' Sebastian Fernandez leaps on top of Kendall Watson after Watson scored against the Colorado Rapids during the second half of an MLS soccer game Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darry Dyck)

Whitecaps beat Rapids 1-0 to earn playoff spot

Associated Press

Kendall Waston scored in the 70th minute and the Vancouver Whitecaps took the final Western Conference playoff spot with a 1-0 victory over the Colorado Rapids on Saturday night.

Pires suspended by ISL disciplinary committee

Associated Press

Former France midfielder Robert Pires and Atletico de Kolkata coach Antonio Lopez Habas have been suspended and fined by the Indian Super League for a scuffle during a match last week.

MLS Capsules

- Associated Press

Second-half substitute Marco Pappa scored in the 85th minute and again in stoppage time, and the Seattle Sounders beat the Los Angeles Galaxy 2-0 on Saturday to win the MLS Supporters' Shield for the first time in the six-year history of the club.

Seattle Sounders midfielder Marco Pappa, right, breaks away after winning the ball from Los Angeles Galaxy goalkeeper Jaime Penedo, left, in the second of an MLS soccer match, Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, in Seattle. Pappa scored on the play, giving the Sounders a 2-0 win over the Galaxy. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Sounders beat Galaxy 2-0, win MLS league

Associated Press

Second-half substitute Marco Pappa of Guatemala scored in the 85th minute and again in stoppage time as the Seattle Sounders beat the Los Angeles Galaxy 2-0 on Saturday to win the Major League Soccer Supporters' Shield as league-winner for the first time in the six-year history of the club.

Borussia Dortmund's Bundesliga crisis deepens

- Associated Press

Borussia Dortmund's Bundesliga troubles continued Saturday with a 1-0 loss at home to Hannover, the side's fourth straight league defeat.

CORRECTING PLAYER WHO SCORED TO NEYMAR - Barcelona's Luis Suarez, celebrates after Barcelona teammate Neymar scored during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Saturday Oct. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul White)

Luis Suarez makes strong return from biting ban

- Associated Press

Luis Suarez made a strong return from his four-month biting ban on Saturday, showing no signs of being rusty and providing the biggest threat Barcelona could offer in a 3-1 loss at Real Madrid.

Crystal Palace's goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey fails to stop West Bromwich Albion's Saido Berahino, left, scoring from penalty spot, during their English Premier League soccer match at The Hawthorns, West Bromwich, England, Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Martin Rickett, PA Wire)    UNITED KINGDOM OUT     -    NO SALES     -    NO ARCHIVES

West Brom draws 2-2 with Crystal Palace

Associated Press

Saido Berahino scored a penalty in injury time to rescue a 2-2 draw for West Bromwich Albion against Crystal Palace on Saturday after the visitors threw away a two-goal lead.

PSG beats Bordeaux 3-0 to move into 2nd place

- Associated Press

Paris Saint-Germain overcame a sluggish start and an early red card to beat Bordeaux 3-0 on Saturday and maintain its unbeaten start to the season, thanks to two penalties from Lucas Moura and a late goal from fellow winger Ezequiel Lavezzi.

Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez, left, celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game with teammate Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain during their English Premier League soccer match against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland, England, Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Owen Humphreys, PA Wire)  UNITED KINGDOM OUT     -    NO SALES     -    NO ARCHIVES

Arsenal beats Sunderland 2-0 with Sanchez brace

Associated Press

Arsenal won its first Premier League match in over a month on Saturday, beating Sunderland 2-0 with a brace from Alexis Sanchez after a pair of defensive errors.

Bundesliga bottom side Bremen fires coach

Associated Press

Werder Bremen fired coach Robin Dutt on Saturday with the side bottom of the Bundesliga after failing to win any of its opening nine games of the season.

United States midfielder Megan Rapinoe (15) heads the ball in the first half against Mexico during a CONCACAF semifinal soccer match in Philadelphia, Pa., Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)

Lloyd leads US women past Mexico 3-0

- Associated Press

After the United States' path to the World Cup hit a snag four years ago, Carli Lloyd was happy to help send the team through smoothly this time.