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Manchester United returns to area Tuesday for International Champions Cup

Manchester United returns to area Tuesday for International Champions Cup 

Manchester United has been doing preseason tours in the United States since the 1950s. Only within the past decade, as soccer stateside has blossomed, have other top European clubs such as Real Madrid and Chelsea caught on.

The U.S. women's national soccer team will play a World Cup qualifier in Washington this fall, CONCACAF announced Thursday.

Baltimore Celtic 97-98 defeated OP Eagles Green (Ohio) to win the boys under-16 US Youth Soccer national championship in Germantown. The game was tied 1-1 after regulation and two 10-minute overtime periods. Aquinas Akinlosoto scored for Celtic in the 39th minute. Sean Clarke (Loyola High) scored the decisive goal to give Celtic the 4-2 victory in the penalty-kick shootout. Celtic was the top seed entering the tournament.

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Brazil takes stock after World Cup comes to an end

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Scolari out as Brazil's national soccer coach

Scolari out as Brazil's national soccer coach

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LeBron James shares World Cup 'streaker' video

LeBron James shares World Cup 'streaker' video

Can you believe there was actually a time when a lot of us viewed LeBron James as a villain?

Germany beats Argentina 1-0 to win World Cup

Germany beats Argentina 1-0 to win World Cup

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil -- When the final whistle sounded, Mario Goetze disappeared under a dogpile of German teammates in the middle of the field.

Messi did not deserve Golden Ball -- Maradona

Messi did not deserve Golden Ball, Maradona says

Argentina forward Lionel Messi did not deserve to win the World Cup “Golden Ball” as the tournament's best player, according to his compatriot and former great Diego...

World Cup Best XI - Messi, Neymar, Rodriguez star

World Cup Best XI - Messi, Neymar, Rodriguez star

World Cup Best XI - Messi, Neymar, Rodriguez star

World Cup: Germany takes note of Juergen Klinsmann's contributions

World Cup: Germany takes note of Juergen Klinsmann's contributions

U.S. Coach Juergen Klinsmann wasn't with the German team in person when it won the World Cup on Sunday. But he was certainly there in spirit and influence.

Argentine police break up riots in wake of World Cup loss

Argentine police break up riots in wake of World Cup loss

Argentine riot police fired tear gas and water cannons Sunday to break up dozens of rock-hurling youths in central Buenos Aires after the nation's hopes of a first World Cup win in...

Cry for Argentina? It played Germany evenly and could have won

Cry for Argentina? It played Germany evenly and could have won

The Argentines couldn't have asked for anything more.

World Cup final features best team versus best player

World Cup final features best team versus best player

After 31 days, 63 games and 170 goals, this World Cup finally will be decided Sunday in the tournament's most compelling matchup.

Argentina coach says he hasn't decided to quit

Argentina coach says he hasn't decided to quit

Sunday's World Cup final probably will be Alejandro Sabella's last game as coach of the Argentine national team, his agent said last week. But Saturday, Sabella...

Blast re-signs two players, picks up another

Blast re-signs two players, picks up another

The Blast announced Thursday that it re-signed two players and added a newcomer as the team prepares for the inaugural Major Arena Soccer League season.