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Soccer is growing fast in the United States and the 'best days are still ahead' for MLS

Major League Soccer is attracting more fans than ever before and recently signed a historic eight-year TV deal with ESPN, Fox Sports and Univision. And throughout the United States, more and more fans are embracing soccer, a strong indication that MLS has even greater potential.

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Washington Post Aug 28, 2016
D.C. United 6, Chicago Fire 2. That’s not a typo.

D.C. United 6, Chicago Fire 2. That’s not a typo.

Patrick Mullins, Luciano Acosta, Patrick Nyarko and Lloyd Sam have started four matches together. In that brief time, as they have gained a greater understanding and forged a rhythm, D.C. United has scored 12 goals in winning twice and drawing twice at home. Consider: Over an earlier three-month span, United scored 10 goals in 13 […]
Washington Post Aug 26, 2016
Sheltered by soccer after Hurricane Katrina, he now helps Louisiana flood victims

Sheltered by soccer after Hurricane Katrina, he now helps Louisiana flood victims

When he saw the video footage of flood waters inundating southern Louisiana this month – of cars bobbing down streets like bath toys, of sandbags futilely guarding property, of the volunteer Cajun Navy rescuing stranded homeowners – D.C. United’s Patrick Mullins was reminded of how his life was flipped upside down 11 years ago this […]
Washington Post Aug 24, 2016
With new lineup, D.C. United runs unbeaten streak to 5 with another draw

With new lineup, D.C. United runs unbeaten streak to 5 with another draw

Amid the busiest stretch of the season, Ben Olsen made seven lineup changes for a mid-week match in Montreal. The result: a harrowing 1-1 draw at Saputo Stadium. On a day when goalkeepers were in the news (ahem, Hope Solo), Bill Hamid gave another blinding performance. Will he receive the call from Jurgen Klinsmann for […]
Washington Post Aug 23, 2016
Away they go: D.C. United hits road in need of points

Away they go: D.C. United hits road in need of points

D.C. United has fallen well short of home objectives this season. So with the MLS campaign entering the late stages and United in a tussle for an Eastern Conference playoff berth, the meandering club is aiming to upgrade its away performances and gather precious points needed to remain in the hunt. United (6-8-10) will play […]
CSN Washington Aug 21, 2016

D.C. United trolls Red Bulls with locker room fridge full of Monster

D.C. United hosts the rival New York Red Bulls at RFK Stadium Sunday. The Black and Red have found a clever way to troll their opponents. Just
Washington Post Aug 19, 2016
After stops and starts, D.C. United aims for a run

After stops and starts, D.C. United aims for a run

D.C. United’s match Sunday against the New York Red Bulls marks both the end of a critical homestand and the start of an onerous stretch, a late-summer overlap that promises to set the tone for the MLS club’s playoff push. It’s the last of four consecutive dates at RFK Stadium and the beginning of four […]
Washington Post Aug 14, 2016
In the heat at RFK, D.C. United sizzles in first half

In the heat at RFK, D.C. United sizzles in first half

D.C. United did not want to chase the game on a stuffy night at RFK Stadium. So it scored two early goals and let the Portland Timbers, a long way from the cooler comforts of home, huff and puff around the East Capitol Street grounds Saturday. For the third consecutive weekend, United seized the lead […]
Washington Post Aug 13, 2016

Extreme heat prompts D.C. United to delay start of MLS match at RFK Stadium

The start of D.C. United’s match against the Portland Timbers on Saturday at RFK Stadium has been pushed back one hour to 8:08 p.m. because of the extreme heat. The temperature is expected to drop five degrees in that hour, to 89, and when factoring dew point and humidity, it will feel like 98 instead […]
Washington Post Aug 12, 2016
D.C. United preview: MLS Cup champion Timbers visit RFK Stadium

D.C. United preview: MLS Cup champion Timbers visit RFK Stadium

D.C. United vs. Portland Timbers Where: RFK Stadium. When: Saturday, 7 p.m. TV: NewsChannel 8. Records: United 5-8-9, 24 points; Timbers 8-8-8, 32 points. D.C. probable starters: GK Bill Hamid; Ds Sean Franklin, Bobby Boswell, Steve Birnbaum, Taylor Kemp; MFs Lloyd Sam, Marcelo Sarvas, Nick DeLeon, Luciano Acosta, Patrick Nyarko; F Patrick Mullins. Portland probable […]
Washington Post Aug 9, 2016
Why was Ben Olsen ejected? ‘Generally being annoying.’

Why was Ben Olsen ejected? ‘Generally being annoying.’

After referee Jair Marrufo ejected him Saturday, Ben Olsen watched the last nutty few minutes of D.C. United’s 2-2 draw with the Philadelphia Union on a TV in the locker room. Because the broadcast was several seconds behind live action, Olsen would hear commotion in the stands before he would see what was unfolding on […]
CSN Washington Aug 7, 2016

Birnbaum scores in 94th minute, United ties Union 2-2

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Steve Birnbaum scored for D.C. United in the 94th minute to salvage a 2-2 draw with the Philadelphia Union on Saturday night.Birnbaum headed Patrick Nyarkos
Washington Post Aug 6, 2016
Needing victories, D.C. United settles for another draw

Needing victories, D.C. United settles for another draw

D.C. United will probably remain in the playoff race for a good long time. After all, MLS is generous with postseason berths and the Eastern Conference isn’t very good. So United will linger. While ample time remains in the race, time is getting short on becoming a good team. United continues to meander through the […]
Washington Post Aug 5, 2016
D.C. United preview: Chris Pontius, Union visit RFK Stadium

D.C. United preview: Chris Pontius, Union visit RFK Stadium

D.C. United vs. Philadelphia Union Where: RFK Stadium. When: Saturday at 7 p.m. TV: NewsChannel 8. Records: United 5-8-8, 23 points; Union 8-8-6, 30 points. D.C. probable starters: GK Bill Hamid; Ds Sean Franklin, Bobby Boswell, Steve Birnbaum, Taylor Kemp; MFs Lloyd Sam, Jared Jeffrey, Nick DeLeon, Luciano Acosta, Patrick Nyarko; F Patrick Mullins. Philadelphia […]
Washington Post Aug 4, 2016
‘This is who we are,’ D.C. United coach says, but is it good enough?

‘This is who we are,’ D.C. United coach says, but is it good enough?

After MLS’s transfer and trade deadline passed late Wednesday night, D.C. United Coach Ben Olsen took stock in modest acquisitions and turned attention to righting his off-kilter team. United never intended to make a big splash during the month-long window — the player budget will remain tight until the new stadium project at Buzzard Point […]