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Local ties in United States’ Final Copa America roster

(05/23/16 4:10pm)

D.C. United defender Steve Birnbaum and former United midfielder Perry Kitchen were named to the United States Men’s National Team final roster ahead of the Copa America Centenario this summer. Birnbaum has made 54 appearances for United since being selected with the 2nd overall pick in the 2014 MLS Superdraft. Kitchen, a member of D.C. United from 2011-2014, recently signed with Hearts of Midlothian in the Scottish Premier League.

Questions abound after Washington Capitals’ early playoff exit

(05/12/16 2:52pm)

A 4-3 loss in overtime to the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Eastern Conference Semifinals on Tuesday night marked the end of the Washington Capitals’ landmark season. After leading the rest of the National Hockey League for most of the year, a team that showed so much promise suffered a second-round exit in the playoffs.