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  • Real Madrid hires Rafa Benitez as coach to replace Ancelotti

    Real Madrid has hired Rafa Benitez as its new coach to replace the fired Carlo Ancelotti. The Spanish team says the 55-year-old Benitez has agreed to a three-year contract. Benitez, who began his coaching career in Madrid's youth academy, will return to the Spanish league where he led Valencia to…

    The Associated Press
  • Crew-Union Preview

    The difference in the Columbus Crew's play at home and on the road has been stark, with the club still seeking its first road win. The Crew are hoping Wednesday night's visit to the Philadelphia Union, whom they dominated earlier this season, can change that. Columbus (4-4-4) has taken five points…

    The Associated Press
  • Fire-D.C. United Preview

    D.C. United is off to its best start in nine years despite some sluggish play recently. D.C. looks to continue its home dominance Wednesday night against the Chicago Fire. United (7-3-4) leads the Eastern Conference with 25 points, with its 14-match record the team's best since opening 8-1-5 in 2006.

    The Associated Press
  • Whitecaps FC-Impact Preview

    The Vancouver Whitecaps are much better on the road after struggling away from home for much of 2014. Vancouver opens a five-game trek Wednesday night against the Montreal Impact, who are still looking for their first goal in the series across MLS competition. The Whitecaps (7-5-2) are coming off a…

    The Associated Press
  • Seattle Sounders sign Brazilian midfielder Thomas

    The Seattle Sounders have signed Brazilian midfielder Thomas Jaguaribe Bedinelli, who will be eligible to play immediately. The Sounders have already received his international paperwork, making him eligible to play for the club right away. Thomas made 61 appearances in Brazil's professional…

    The Associated Press