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Manchester United's manager David Moyes looks on during their English Premier League soccer match against Everton at Goodison Park in Liverpool, England, Sunday April 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Clint Hughes)

David Moyes hired as Real Sociedad manager

Associated Press

It is his first coaching job since being fired by Manchester United last season after less than a year in charge, having succeeded Alex Ferguson after his retirement.

D.C. United Chris Pontius (13) hangs his head after goalkeeper Bill Hamid (28) gave up a goal against the New York Red Bulls during the second half of an MLS playoff soccer match, Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, in Harrison, N.J. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

D.C. United ponders strategy with season on brink

It’s the same situation United dealt with during its last postseason run in 2012, when a 3-1 loss in Houston left the team with a balancing act for the second match: Should it rush to erase the gap or first make sure the deficit didn’t grow?

D.C. United's Bobby Boswell in action in the first period against the Philadelphia Union on Saturday at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. Luis Silva's goal in the 10th minute was enough to lift United to a 1-0 win over the Philadelphia Union at RFK Stadium. (Pete Marovich for the Washington Times)

D.C. United leans on MLS Cup veterans as playoffs begin

United’s postseason kicks off Sunday in the Eastern Conference semifinals when the club travels to face the winner of Thursday’s knockout-round match between the New York Red Bulls and Sporting Kansas City.

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.

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Olympiakos soccer club chairman Evangelos Marinakis appears in court in Athens on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014. Marinakis and other senior Greek football officials testified at a judicial inquiry that was opened after referee official was injured in a street attack last week, prompting the indefinite suspension of Greek league matches. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

Greek federation upholds league suspension

Associated Press

The Greek soccer association has upheld its decision to suspend the country's league matches after failing to reach an agreement with clubs on measures to protect referees from potential attacks.

Player donating entire salary to charities

Associated Press

A French soccer player is donating his entire salary to charities and good causes during a short-term spell at second-division English club Birmingham.

Pele's son released from jail in Brazil

Associated Press

The 44-year-old son of soccer great Pele has been released from jail and will remain free while he appeals a conviction in a money laundering case that involved a drug gang.

Netherlands' Daley Blind sings the national anthem at the start of the Euro 2016 group A qualifying round soccer match between the Netherlands and Latvia at ArenA stadium in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014. Manchester United midfielder Blind could face a lengthy lay-off after injuring his knee playing for the Netherlands against Latvia on Sunday. Coach Guus Hiddink says Blind likely twisted or possibly ruptured a medial ligament in his knee in a challenge with in a challenge with Eduards Visnakovs.(AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

Van Gaal: Injured Blind faces long spell out

Associated Press

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says Daley Blind faces a "long" spell out after the midfielder hurt his left knee playing for the Netherlands in a European Championship qualifier.

Spanish league aims for fair split of TV revenues

Associated Press

The president of the Spanish league says the government has forwarded some details of a law that would give the league control over the collective sale of television rights.

Inter Milan coach Roberto Mancini watches during the Euro 2016 qualifying soccer match between Italy and Croatia, at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy, Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

Mancini set for Milan derby in 1st match back

- Associated Press

The Milan derby is still the standout match of the weekend, despite both teams having little chance of competing for the Serie A title.

Giroud fit for Arsenal after 3 months out

Associated Press

France striker Olivier Giroud is fit after three months out with a broken leg and could make his return for Arsenal in the Premier League match against Manchester United on Saturday.

India's new football league making a big splash

- Associated Press

When the Indian Super League kicked off, it certainly seemed to add the zing that football needed in a country which FIFA chief Sepp Blatter once called "a sleeping giant" of the game.

Bayern Munich facing life without Philip Lahm

- Associated Press

With the international break over and the Bundesliga back in action, defending champion Bayern Munich is looking over its shoulder at Wolfsburg.

Messi chases record amid stir over Barcelona exit

- Associated Press

Lionel Messi will chase the Spanish league scoring record on Saturday amid a state of near panic at Camp Nou caused by his comments that his future at Barcelona may not be secure.

Slumping Arsenal, United meet in Premier League

- Associated Press

It wasn't so long ago that Arsenal vs. Manchester United was one of the marquee matches in the English Premier League, a fixture that went a long way to deciding which team won the title.