3:48 AM EDT, Wed May 27, 2015

Swiss police detain soccer officials ahead of FIFA congress

ZURICH (AP) — Six soccer officials were arrested and detained by Swiss police on Wednesday pending extradition at the request of U.S. authorities after a raid at a luxury hotel in Zurich. The case involves bribes "totaling more than $100 million" linked to commercial deals dating back to the 1990s for soccer tournaments in the United States and Latin America, the Swiss Federal Office of Justice said in a statement. The officials are in Switzerland for the FIFA congress and presidential election, where Sepp Blatter is widely expected to win a fifth term at the helm of the governing body of...

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Washington Post 12 hours ago

Soccer Insider: Will MLS suspend New England’s Jermaine Jones for bumping referee?

In the dying moments of New England’s 1-1 draw with D.C. United on Saturday, Revolution midfielder Jermaine Jones became enraged about a foul call. No shrinking violet, Jones followed Geiger while growling his discontent. When Geiger turned to show a yellow card, Jones appeared to bump him. Play continued. Geiger did not issue another yellow or a straight red.Read full article >>
CSN Washington 12 hours ago

First place D.C. United travels to Portland to face reeling Timbers

First place D.C. United travels to Portland to face reeling Timbers on Wednesday.
Washington Post 16 hours ago

Soccer Insider: MLS-leading D.C. United regroups for mid-week match vs. Timbers in Portland

Some 30 minutes after D.C. United’s 1-1 draw at New England on Saturday, Ben Olsen and his staff stood before a white board covered with names of players. The delegation would not fly to Washington the next day. Rather, it was off to Portland for a Wednesday encounter against the Timbers.Read full article >>
CSN Washington May 24, 2015

Upon further review: United rally deficit to tie Revolution 1-1

Down a goal at halftime to the New England Revolution on the road, DC United responded in the second half by securing the equalizer in a wild 1-1 draw that allowed the Black and Red to maintain sole possession of first place in the Eastern Conference.
Washington Post May 23, 2015

Soccer Insider: D.C. United scratches out 1-1 draw against 9-man New England Revolution

Here’s my match report from D.C. United’s 1-1 draw with the New England Revolution at Gillette Stadium.Michael Farfan’s hamstring injury will probably sideline him for a few weeks, Ben Olsen said. Farfan joins Fabian Espindola (bruised leg), Luis Silva (hamstring) and Nick DeLeon (hamstring) on the sideline.Read full article >>
Washington Post May 23, 2015

Arrieta’s 80th-minute goal gives United draw with Revolution

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — From D.C. United’s perspective, there are two distinct ways to look at the 1-1 draw against the New England Revolution on Saturday night.The positive view: United recovered from a halftime deficit with an undermanned squad on the road against the Eastern Conference’s preseason favorites and retained first place.Read full article >>
CSN Washington May 23, 2015

D.C. ties nine-man New England squad

Jairo Arrieta scored in the 80th minute and D.C. United rallied to tie the nine-man New England Revolution 1-1 on Saturday night.
Washington Post May 23, 2015

Soccer Insider: D.C. United vs. New England Revolution

Greetings from the borough of foxes, home to Gillette Stadium, site of tonight’s Eastern Conference showdown between D.C. United (21 points from 11 matches) and the New England Revolution (19 points from 12 matches). Here in Patriotville, the artificial turf is in fine shape and the soccer balls are properly inflated.Read full article >>
Washington Post May 22, 2015

Manchester United’s fate is sealed on final day of the English Premier League

The final day of the English Premier League season is constructed for drama. All ten matches begin simultaneously, and with each goal the league table can be reshuffled. These will be the two matches to watch, the two games most likely to bring drama down to the closing second.Read full article >>
CSN Washington May 22, 2015

United begin another tough stretch of three games in eight days

With Sunday's loss in Philadelphia, DC United ended a busy stretch of three games in nine days that also included a tie with Sporting Kansas City and a win over Orlando City. Now United starts a busy period again beginning with Saturday’s game at New England.
Washington Post May 22, 2015

Soccer Insider: With fanfare, Michael Farfan finds new home back in MLS with D.C. United

The introduction of D.C. United players before last Sunday’s match at Philadelphia elicited predictable derisive comebacks — except when midfielder Michael Farfan was introduced.Four years after he and his twin brother launched their pro careers at the riverside stadium, much of the crowd offered a brief but warm reception. On summer break from his Mexican club, Gabriel Farfan was in the audience Sunday. So was a family with twin boys who had bonded with the Farfans during their Philadelphia tenure.Read full article >>
Washington Post May 22, 2015

D.C. United’s depth will continue to get tested

Depth is not a luxury that many MLS teams have.With a salary cap of less than $4 million per team, finding quality players beyond the starting 11 can be a challenge. This season, however, D.C. United has met that challenge.Read full article >>
Washington Post May 21, 2015

Soccer Insider: Thursday kickaround

*New England’s 4-2 defeat at Sporting Kansas City on Wednesday left the Revolution two points behind first-place D.C. United heading into Saturday night’s showdown at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. Just as United’s long unbeaten streak ended Sunday (eight matches), the Revs’ run derailed at nine.Read full article >>
Washington Post May 20, 2015

Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal chastises fans for not cheering female saxophonist

Although Manchester United may have underperformed this season (fourth in the Premier League, 15 points behind leaders Chelsea), team Manager Louis van Gaal more than made up for it with his speech at the team’s end-of-season awards dinner.Read full article >>

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