• Chelsea comes back from halftime deficit to defeat Man City
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    Chelsea comes back from halftime deficit to defeat Man City

    After following behind by a goal in the first half, Chelsea scored three goals in the second half to beat Man City and strengthen its position at the top of the table.

  • DC United holds off European suitors, keeps Birnbaum
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    DC United holds off European suitors, keeps Birnbaum

    Despite links with transfer destinations in Germany, the Netherlands and Israel, USMNT center back Steve Birnbaum is staying with DC United. The Cal standout, 25, has agreed to a multi-year deal with the Black-and-Red, helping Ben Olsen’s quest to move up the Eastern Conference pecking order yet again. Birnbaum has nine caps and a goal for the USMNT, and has a good chance to further his import to the national team set-up under new coach Bruce Arena. “Through his work ethic and unwavering competitiveness, Steve has developed into a top central defender in MLS,” Dave Kasper, United general manager and VP of soccer operations, said. “Steve has become a leader in the locker room and has made a strong