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D.C. United's Luis Silva, center, celebrates with teammates after he scored the winning goal during an MLS soccer match against Orlando City, Friday, April 3, 2015 in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Stephen M. Dowell) MAGS OUT; NO SALES

Luis Silva’s return gives D.C. United a needed offensive spark

Given just 14 minutes to make an impact in his return to the field Friday, Silva didn’t disappoint. The attacking midfielder stepped up with a stoppage-time free kick that got past the wall and goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts.

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring 2-2 during a Champions League soccer match round of 16 second leg, between Real Madrid and Schalke 04 at Santiago Bernabeu stadium, in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, March 10, 2015. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

Real Madrid loses 4-3 to Schalke but advances in Champions

- Associated Press

Cristiano Ronaldo rescued Real Madrid in the Champions League on Tuesday with two goals in a pulsating 4-3 defeat to Schalke that saw the holders squeeze through to the quarterfinals with a 5-4 victory on aggregate.

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring 2-2 during a Champions League soccer match round of 16 second leg, between Real Madrid and Schalke 04 at Santiago Bernabeu stadium, in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, March 10, 2015. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

Real Madrid advances despite 4-3 loss to Schalke

- Associated Press

Iker Castillas made a pair of diving saves in the final minutes, and Real Madrid advanced to the Champions League quarterfinals despite a wild 4-3 loss to Schalke on Tuesday night that left them with a 5-4 aggregate win in the home-and-home series.

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Manchester City's Jesus Navas, right, fights for the ball against West Ham United's Carl Jenkinson during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and West Ham United at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England, Sunday April 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

Manchester City beats West Ham 2-0; Silva hospitalized

Associated Press

A bizarre own goal from West Ham's James Collins helped Manchester City back to winning ways in the Premier League but its 2-0 victory on Sunday was overshadowed by a head injury to David Silva.

Whitecaps beat Real Salt Lake to stay atop MLS

- Associated Press

Darren Mattocks scored in the 80th minute as the Vancouver Whitecaps beat Real Salt Lake 1-0 on Saturday to stay atop the Western Conference table in Major League Soccer.

8 people killed at Brazilian soccer team's fan club

- Associated Press

A group of armed men killed eight people in a raid on a Sao Paulo soccer fan club with close links to a notorious former prison, Brazilian police said on Sunday.

Madrid's Modric has injured knee ligament

Associated Press

Real Madrid will be without injured midfielder Luka Modric as the season enters a critical phase with both the Champions League and Spanish league titles at stake.

ADVANCE FOR RELEASE SUNDAY, APRIL 19, 2015, AT 12:30 A.M. EDT. AND THEREAFTER -  In this March 24, 2015 photo, HotFutbol President John Evans, right, poses with student soccer players, who will travel to Haiti to help support an after school soccer education program, in Pittsfield, Mass. From left are students Nico Terpak, Michael Peplowski, Jamie Rosiello, Jamie McMahon, Angela Petretta and Jackson Rich. (Jenn Smith/The Berkshire Eagle via AP)

Pittsfield teens using soccer to help poor youths in Haiti

- Associated Press

For nearly all their lives a group of six friends and city youth soccer players have had the privilege of playing on a proper soccer pitch, with formal uniforms and shoes, in professionally regulated matches.

Liverpool loses FA Cup SF to Villa as CL hopes fade

- Associated Press

In a few miserable hours for Liverpool's players Sunday, Manchester City damaged their bid to return to the Champions League and a loss to Aston Villa ended their only hope of silverware.

MLS Capsules

- Associated Press

Lamar Neagle scored twice in the first half, Obafemi Martins added a stunning goal in the second and the Seattle Sounders beat the Colorado Rapids 3-1 on Saturday night.