10:14 PM EDT, Tue September 02, 2014
Washington Post 9 hours ago

Here is why Manchester United is taking a risk with Falcao

The shock move of the transfer deadline was reported early yesterday, when Manchester United stepped up its pursuit of Monaco forward Falcao on a very expensive loan deal. Falcao’s salary stands at about $30 million per year, and United paid on top of that a $10 million fee to Monaco to take the Colombian striker on loan. This is the most expensive player in England. What can United expect to get for their investment? Read full article >>

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Washington Post 3 hours ago

Copa Centroamericana, which opens at RFK Stadium, extends international soccer influx

Soccer teams from around the world visited the United States this summer for dozens of friendlies and preseason tournaments. The influx will continue over the next 10 days, only with greater stakes. For the first time, the Copa Centroamericana, the region’s seven-nation biennial championship, will take place at U.S. venues, starting Wednesday at RFK Stadium with three matches. Read full article >>
Washington Post Sep 1, 2014

Manchester United sends ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez to Real Madrid before reportedly bringing on Monoco’s Radamel Falcao for a whopping $570K per week

Manchester United made two radically different moves this weekend ahead of the transfer window closing. First, Old Trafford lent its reliable super substitute Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez to Real Madrid. Later, the team reportedly lined up a one-year deal worth roughly $40 million to land Colombian striker Radamel Falcao. The first move makes more sense than the latter. Let’s talk. Read full article >>
Washington Post Aug 31, 2014

Soccer Insider: Match report, video from D.C. United’s 2-0 victory over Red Bulls

Reading material from Post colleague Chelsea Janes, who covered for me while my wife and I were taking our son to college in NYC: match report from D.C. United’s 2-0 victory over the New York Red Bulls in front of 19,453 at RFK Stadium. Read full article >>

Match report, video from D.C. United’s 2-0 victory over Red Bulls

Reading material from Post colleague Chelsea Janes, who covered for me while my wife and I were taking our son to college in NYC: match report from D.C. United’s 2-0 victory over the New York Red Bulls in front of 19,453 at RFK Stadium. Next: at Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday, 10 p.m. ET (Comcast SportsNet) […]
CSN Washington Aug 31, 2014

Upon Further Review: D.C. United tames Red Bulls at home

The original MLS rivalry was renewed on Sunday, ending in a 2-0 win for United over the Red Bulls. Review it further here with Dave Johnson's analysis.
Washington Post Aug 31, 2014

Luis Silva’s second shot propels D.C. United past Red Bulls, 2-0; Team stays in first place

Early in Sunday’s match against the Red Bulls, D.C. United midfielder Luis Silva broke free and chased a ball towards the top of the box, where New York keeper Luis Robles met him, hopeful he could secure the ball before Silva got a foot to it. As the two met, Silva flew airborne as if Robles had kicked him — though it was tough to believe any kick subject to the laws of physics could’ve sent him sprawling with quite so much vigor. Read full article >>
Washington Post Aug 30, 2014

D.C. United needs win vs. New York Red Bulls before another tough stretch

With a fifth match in 15 days, D.C. United will complete the most congested stretch of the 7 1 / 2-month schedule Sunday afternoon against the New York Red Bulls at RFK Stadium. The club will then catch its breath and begin planning for the most demanding travel period of the season: Vancouver, New York, Jamaica and Chicago over two weeks. Read full article >>
CSN Washington Aug 29, 2014

The Original Rivalry: Can United tame Red Bulls?

D.C. United-New York Red Bulls is the original MLS rivalry. Will we see some sparks fly on Sunday at RFK? Preview it here.
CSN Washington Aug 28, 2014

United will bounce back after loss to Galaxy

It was never going to be easy for D.C. United in Los Angeles, but after a convincing road win on Saturday in Kansas City Wednesday's 4-1 loss to the Galaxy still came as a shock.
Washington Post Aug 28, 2014

Soccer Insider: Match report, video from D.C. United’s 4-1 loss at Los Angeles Galaxy

Reading material: My match report from D.C. United’s 4-1 defeat to Landon Donovan and the Los Angeles Galaxy at StubHub Center. Next for United: New York Red Bulls on Sunday at RFK Stadium (2:45 p.m. ET, NBCSN). Read full article >>

Match report, video from D.C. United’s 4-1 loss at Los Angeles Galaxy

Reading material: My match report from D.C. United’s 4-1 defeat to Landon Donovan and the Los Angeles Galaxy at StubHub Center. Next for United: New York Red Bulls on Sunday at RFK Stadium (2:45 p.m. ET, NBCSN). Updated Supporters’ Shield standings Seattle Sounders 45 points from 24 matches, 1.88 points per game, +10 goal difference […]
CSN Washington Aug 28, 2014

Galaxy scores 3 1st-half goals, beats United 4-1

LA struck early and often Wednesday night in 4-1 romp of D.C. United.
Washington Post Aug 27, 2014

Soccer Insider: MLS matchday: D.C. United at Galaxy

Greetings from StubHub Center, on the campus of Cal State Dominguez Hills in Carson. In a match moved from March to August in order to accommodate L.A.’s Champions League campaign, United is seeking to regain the lead in the Supporters’ Shield race and build a four-point lead over Sporting Kansas City in MLS’s Eastern Conference. DCU is playing the fourth of five games over 15 days and will head home Thursday to begin preparing for the rival Red Bulls on Sunday afternoon at RFK Stadium. The Galaxy, which is on a 4-1-1 surge, defeated Vancouver at home last Saturday and will face...

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