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MLS: No discipline for Fountas, can't corroborate claim

Nov. 01, 2022 02:16 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — D.C. United forward Taxi Fountas will not be disciplined by Major League Soccer after the league said it found credible an allegation he used racially abusive language toward Miami defender Aimé Mabika during a match on Sept. 18 but could not find corroborating evidence. ...

England ready for World Cup test but doubts persist

Oct. 24, 2022 05:25 AM EDT

The semifinals of the World Cup in 2018. The final of the European Championship in 2021. England has been trending in the right direction at major soccer tournaments after decades of underperformance by the nation which invented the game. So, is England on the path to...

Rebecca Vardy to pay $1.7M in costs after losing court fight

Oct. 04, 2022 15:20 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Rebekah Vardy, the wife of English soccer player Jamie Vardy, has to pay about 1.5 million pounds ($1.7 million) in legal costs to fellow soccer spouse Coleen Rooney after losing the high-profile libel lawsuit she brought against Rooney. Vardy, 40, lost her libel...

Wayne Rooney's DC to finish with fewest points in MLS

Oct. 01, 2022 23:56 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Wayne Rooney’s D.C. United was assured of finishing with the fewest points in Major League Soccer after Montreal took advantage of an own goal in a 1-0 win on Saturday night. Rooney, a former Manchester United and England great, took over as coach in July from...

Inter Miami wins 3-2, says DC United player used racial slur

Sep. 18, 2022 22:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Major League Soccer said it will look into a claim that D.C. United player Taxi Fountas used a racial slur against Inter Miami defender Damion Lowe during the second half of the team's match on Sunday night. Inter Miami won the road match 3-2 to give its playoff...

Rooney debuts 15-year-old in D.C.'s draw at Real Salt Lake

Sep. 11, 2022 10:27 AM EDT

SANDY, Utah (AP) — Matai Akinmboni became the third-youngest player in Major League Soccer history in D.C. United's 0-0 draw against Real Salt Lake on Saturday night. D.C. United coach Wayne Rooney started Akinmboni at 15 years, 328 days. The only younger players in MLS have been...