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Russia midfielder Elena Terekhova, left, and U.S. midfielder Mallory Pugh compete for control of the ball during the first half of an international friendly soccer match in Frisco, Texas, Thursday, April 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Mallory Pugh brings youth, versatility to Spirit

Although Mallory Pugh spent just four months at UCLA, never playing a competitive game, she joins the Washington Spirit with 22 international appearances to her name. Last summer, she became the youngest Olympic goal-scorer in U.S. history.

D.C. United playmaker Luciano Acosta has thrived in a new formation while veteran midfielder Lamar Neagle (center) has developed into a lethal presence off the bench. (Associated Press)

D.C. United gets 1st road win, beats Atlanta United

Associated Press

Luciano Acosta broke a tie in the 36th minute, Sebastien Le Toux had the only second-half goal and D.C. United beat Atlanta United 3-1 on Sunday for the Washington team’s first road victory.

A window of the bus of Borussia Dortmund is damaged after an explosion before the Champions League quarterfinal soccer match against AS Monaco in Dortmund, western Germany, Tuesday, April 11, 2017. (Carsten Linhoff/dpa via AP)

German soccer player injured as blasts rock team bus

- Associated Press

Three explosions went off near the team bus of Borussia Dortmund, one of Germany’s top soccer clubs, as it set off for a Champions League quarterfinal match on Tuesday evening. One of Dortmund’s players was injured.

D.C. United coach Ben Olsen said "there's certainly no panic button around here" despite his team's 0-2-1 start. (Associated Press)

Ben Olsen keeping D.C. United’s skid in perspective

Three consecutive trips to the playoffs have seen Olsen’s squad enjoy status as a perennial contender in recent years. But he hasn’t forgotten the 2013 campaign, when the club tied a record for MLS futility with three wins in 34 matches. So with United off to an 0-2-1 start, Olsen is keeping the skid in perspective.

December 11, 2016: Wake Forest midfielder Ian Harkes (16) controls the ball during the 2nd overtime period of the NCAA men's soccer Championship game between the Wake Forest Demon Deacons and the Stanford Cardinal at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, TX. Stanford won 5-4 on a penalty kick shootout after two overtime periods ended with a 0-0 score...Trask Smith/CSM (Cal Sport Media via AP Images) **FILE**

Villa has two goals in NYCFC’s win over DC United

Associated Press

David Villa scored two goals and NYCFC newcomers Rodney Wallace and Maxi Moralez added one each in a 4-0 victory that overshadowed the MLS debut of 2016 Hermann Trophy winner Ian Harkes for D.C. United on Sunday.

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France's Jean-Kevin Augustin, left, fights for the ball against Vietnam's Van Hao Duong during their Group E soccer match in the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea 2017 in Cheonan, South Korea, Thursday, May 25, 2017. (Choi Jae-koo/Yonhap via AP)

US beats Senegal 1-0 at U20 World Cup on Sargent's 3rd goal

- Associated Press

Josh Sargent scored his third goal of the tournament in the 34th minute, and the United States beat Senegal 1-0 Thursday at Incheon, South Korea, to move into good position to reach the knockout stage of the Under-20 World Cup.

Judge orders ex-Barcelona president to be held without bail

Associated Press

A judge has ordered former Barcelona president Sandro Rosell to be held without bail as Spanish authorities continue to investigate his alleged involvement in a money-laundering scheme related to the television rights of Brazil's national team.

Cristiano Ronaldo could face tax-fraud charges in Spain

Associated Press

Spanish prosecutors are considering whether Cristiano Ronaldo should face charges over allegations by the country's tax agency that he defrauded the authorities of 15 million euros ($16.7 million) between 2011 and 2014.

Man City quartet to leave when contracts expire

Associated Press

Manchester City says full backs Gael Clichy and Bacary Sagna, winger Jesus Navas and goalkeeper Willy Caballero will leave the club when their contracts expire next month.