SOME RETIRING THOUGHTS
Messi considers stepping away from his international career after Argentina loses Copa America Centenario final to Chile
Chile midfielder Francisco Silva (5) celebrates after scoring on a penalty kick to defeat Argentina in the championship match of the 2016 Copa America Centenario soccer tournament at MetLife Stadium.
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If he has indeed played his last game with the Argentina national team, the great Lionel Messi will go out as a loser.
IN THE GAME
U.S. clipped by Colombia in third-place contest
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The U.S. national team lost to Colombia for the second time in Copa America Centenario, dropping a 1-0 decision in the third-place game at University of Phoenix Stadium Saturday night. Complete
Spirit stopped by Sky Blue FC
BOYDS, Md. -- The Washington Spirit fell at home for the first time this season, dropping a 2-1 decision to Sky Blue FC at the Maryland SoccerPlex Saturday night. Complete
OFFSIDE REMARKS Why the USA is far away from being one of the world's elite
So much has been written about Argentina's 4-0 triumph over the United States Tuesday night that it could have broken the internet two or three times over. The USA reminded us how far it has to go before it can be an elite soccer country. Complete
PLAYING WITH ATTITUDE Akers hopes to translate her style to kids camp
Michelle Akers built her reputation as the greatest-ever women's soccer player, by playing every game in a take-no-prisoners mode. Akers, who was named the FIFA Player of the Century, has never translated that playing attitude into a full-fledged soccer camp before, but this June, she'll be part of a group of soccer players/trainers offering an all-girls camp at her Powder Spring, Ga. horse farm and adjacent soccer field.