Wayne Rooney was stopped on a shootout attempt in his MLS playoff debut, Nick DeLeon skied D.C. United's final kick over the crossbar and the Columbus Crew beat D.C. United, 3-2, on penalty kicks after they tied 2-2 on Thursday night.
Wayne Rooney and D.C. United have resolved major issues in their negotiations and could soon finalize a deal that clears the way for the English soccer superstar to join the Major League Soccer club this summer.
The Pentagon and National Guard paid professional sports teams to publicly honor soldiers at sporting events, according to a Senate oversight report released Wednesday that labeled the practice "inappropriate and frivolous."
Clint Dempsey took care of that, though saying singlehandedly might be an oxymoron in soccer. Singleheadedly or singlefootedly might be a more accurate description. The veteran striker, who was removed as the U.S. captain after a much-publicized red card in an MLS game, scored in the fourth minute and added two more goals in a 6-0 rout of undermanned Cuba in Saturday's Gold Cup quarterfinal at M&T Bank Stadium.
In conjunction with the U.S. men's national team playing in the CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinal round Saturday at M&T Bank Stadium, the 43-year-old McBride served as soccer ambassador by hosting a community event at Patterson Park. Working with Gold Cup sponsor Allstate Insurance, he signed autographs, posed for photos (the Gold Cup trophy was also on hand), had a Q & A session and participated in a soccer clinic for nearly two dozen youth in the inner city.
Russell Payne, who turned 40 on Monday, is revisiting his roots this week as the goalkeeper coach for the U.S. men's national team, which will play in the Gold Cup quarterfinals Saturday at M&T Bank Stadium.
With Tim Howard taking a one-year break from the team, Brad Guzan has emerged as the potential No. 1 goalkeeper for Team USA not only in this year's Gold Cup but as it gets ready for the 2017 Confederations Cup and the 2018 World Cup.