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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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- Associated Press

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- Associated Press

Sierra Leone Football Association president and Confederation of African Football executive Isha Johansen has been indicted on six counts of corruption, deepening the problems for soccer in the West African country.

In this photo taken Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017 Sion's President Christian Constantin, center, is escorted by police during the Super League soccer match FC Lugano against FC Sion, at the Cornaredo stadium in Lugano, Switzerland. The senior official with Sion's bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics has stepped down while being investigated by the Swiss soccer league over a physical confrontation with a television analyst. (Samuel Golay/Ti-Press/Keystone via AP)

Sion Olympic bid official Constantin steps aside

- Associated Press

A senior official with Sion's bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics stepped down Friday while being investigated by the Swiss soccer league over a physical confrontation with a television analyst.