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D.C. United's Chris Odoi-Atsem (3) warms up before the first half of an MLS soccer game against Orlando City, Wednesday, May 31, 2017, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux) **FILE**

RFK Stadium farewell bittersweet for D.C. United’s Chris Odoi-Atsem

As a Mitchellville native who played for a youth club in Bethesda, attended DeMatha Catholic High School and logged four years at the University of Maryland, Chris Odoi-Atsem represents a pure product of the local soccer scene.

D.C. United midfielder Russell Canouse's (4) shot created the decisive own goal in a win over Atlanta United on Wednesday. (Associated Press)

Russell Canouse fills void in midfield for D.C. United

Having signed with United earlier this month from German club Hoffenheim, the Lancaster, Pennsylvania, native has started the past two MLS matches — both victories as coach Ben Olsen’s team snapped an 0-8-1 skid.

Toronto FC's Drew Moor, left, and D.C. United's Lloyd Sam vie for the ball during the first half of an MLS soccer match in Toronto on Saturday, July 23, 2016. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP) **FILE**

D.C. United wins 2nd straight game on own goal

Associated Press

Atlanta defender Michael Parkhurst deflected the ball into his own goal in the 46th minute, the only goal in D.C. United’s 1-0 victory over Atlanta United on Wednesday night.

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FILE - In this Aug.25, 2016 file photo, President of Paris Saint-Germain soccer club, Nasser Al-Khelaifi, gestures during the UEFA Champions League draw at the Grimaldi Forum, in Monaco. Swiss federal prosecutors have announced Thursday Oct.12, 2017 a criminal case for suspected bribery linked to World Cup broadcast rights against Nasser Al-Khelaifi. (AP Photo/Claude Paris, File)

FIFA probe: Al-Khelaifi confirms his presence in Switzerland

Associated Press

Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi says he will go to Switzerland next Wednesday to answer questions from Swiss prosecutors investigating the suspected bribery of a top FIFA executive for World Cup broadcasting rights.

Chelsea's David Luiz celebrates after scoring during the Champions League group C soccer match between Chelsea and Roma at Stamford Bridge stadium in London, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

Chelsea draws 3-3 against Roma, Juventus beats Sporting

- Associated Press

Chelsea threw away a two-goal lead against Roma before recovering to draw 3-3 in the Champions League on Wednesday, while Juventus labored to a 2-1 win at home to Sporting Lisbon.

Manchester United players celebrated a goal against Benfica during a Champions League group A soccer match between Manchester United and Benfica at Benfica's Luz stadium in Lisbon, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)

Man United beats Benfica after young goalkeeper's mistake

Associated Press

Manchester United took advantage of an embarrassing mistake by the youngest goalkeeper ever to play in the Champions League to beat Benfica 1-0 and maintain its three-point lead in Group A on Wednesday.

PSG's Kylian Mbappe, center, scores his side's first goal passing Anderlecht goalkeeper Matz Sels, left, and Anderlecht's Kara Mbodji, right, during a Champions League Group B soccer match between Anderlecht and Paris Saint-Germain at the Constant Vanden Stock stadium in Brussels, Belgium, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

PSG beats Anderlecht 4-0 to keep lead in Group B

- Associated Press

Paris Saint-Germain needed less than three minutes to stamp its authority on its Champions League match against Anderlecht, before coasting to a 4-0 victory over the Belgian champion on Wednesday.

Qarabag's Dino Ndlovu, left, with Atletico Madrid's Saul Niguez during the Champions League, group C, soccer match between Qarabag FK and Atletico Madrid at the Baku Oliympiy stadium in Baku, Azerbaijan, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Aziz Karimov)

Atletico in trouble after being held by Qarabag to 0-0 draw

Associated Press

Atletico Madrid's chances of reaching the knockout stages of the Champions League for a fifth straight season were hit by a 0-0 draw at newcomer Qarabag on Wednesday, despite playing more than 15 minutes with an extra man.

Record field goal proves life's a kick for swede in Texas

- Associated Press

Ove Johansson's life has been a little bit like Forrest Gump's and a little bit like George Bailey's from "It's A Wonderful Life." The experiences and friends he's had, the places he's been. And all with a Swedish accent.

Egyptian daily to World Cup fans: Beware of Russian women

- Associated Press

Egyptian fans traveling to watch their soccer team play at the World Cup should lower their expectations about meeting the kind of beautiful Russian women men rave about at home, according to an article published in a Cairo daily that reads like an informal travel advisory.