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Former New York City FC striker and Maryland star Patrick Mullins is in line for more consistent playing time with the D.C. United since joining the team last week. (Associated Press)

Ben Olsen believes additions will inject energy into D.C. United

Since United (5-8-7) is sitting four points out of a playoff spot and owns the league’s second-worst attack, the pressure is on for the club’s newcomers to produce promptly. United hopes that acquiring players from within the league breeds familiarity.

FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2016, file photo, United States' Carli Lloyd takes a shot at the Costa Rica goal during a CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament soccer match in Frisco, Texas. After being cut from the Under-21 U.S. national team, Lloyd was having a career crisis in 2003. She decided to play out her senior year at Rutgers and "hang up her boots". She then met James Galanis, who became her coach and mentor, and helped her become the best women's soccer player in the world. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

Carli Lloyd’s career guided by coach James Galanis

- Associated Press

Lloyd’s path to Galanis started with a humble plea from her dad: “My daughter needs you.” It was 2003 and Lloyd was having what could best be described as a career crisis.

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo reacts as he leaves the pitch during the Euro 2016 final soccer match between Portugal and France at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, Sunday, July 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

Happy Christiano Ronaldo leaves European final in tears for 2nd time

- Associated Press

Ronaldo had a tearful night as first he was injured by a strong tackle by France’s Dimitri Payet, forcing him to leave the pitch in the 25th minute of the game when he was unable to continue. He returned to the field to rally his teammates for 30 minutes of extra time when it was 0-0 after 90 minutes at the Stade de France.

Jon Rahm, who won the Ben Hogan Award twice as the best player in college golf, makes his professional debut at Quicken Loans National on Thursday in Bethesda. (Associated Press)

Jon Rahm excited for professional golf debut at Quicken Loans National

- The Washington Times

Rahm made history this May when he became the first two-time winner of the Ben Hogan Award, handed out each year to the best player in college golf. Just one month later, the 21-year-old Arizona State product is set for his professional debut at Quicken Loans National, which kicks off Thursday in Bethesda.

Argentina's Lionel Messi takes a shot on goal past the U.S.' Fabian Johnson (23) and Matt Besler during a Copa America Centenario semifinal in Houston on Tuesday. The 4-0 score is a reminder of the divide between the U.S. and soccer'se elite. (Associated Press)

U.S. plans to learn from Copa America semifinal run

U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann said the ability to learn from its losses at the Copa America Centenario is a part of the process for the squad and its core group moving forward.

Argentina midfielder Lionel Messi celebrates his goal against the United States during a Copa America Centenario semifinal soccer match Tuesday in Houston. (Associated Press)

Lionel Messi leads Argentina over U.S., into Copa America final

- Associated Press

Lionel Messi set up Ezequiel Lavezzi’s opening goal in the third minute, then scored on a free kick to break Argentina’s career scoring record and assisted on the final goal in a 4-0 rout of the U.S. on Tuesday night that put the La Albiceleste into the Copa America final.

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