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.
Veteran forward Sebastien Le Toux has added experience and offensive firepower to D.C. United’s attack this season.
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.
Shelina Zadorsky was a “very spirited child.” That’s how her mother described her, at least.
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.
The North American bid to host the 2026 World Cup has asked FIFA for a decision in June 2018, two years ahead of schedule.
Crystal Dunn scored twice on the same field where she tied a national team record with five goals in a game last year and the U.S. women rolled to a 4-0 exhibition victory over Russia on Thursday night.
FIFA wants to hold a new six-team playoff round in the 2026 World Cup host country to complete the expanded 48-team tournament lineup.
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.
Lionel Messi is banned from Argentina’s next four World Cup qualifying games, dealing a blow to a campaign by the 2014 runner-up that has stuttered without him.
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.
Megan Rapinoe says she will respect a new U.S. Soccer Federation policy that says national team players “shall stand respectfully” during national anthems.