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Oops! Wrong anthem played at FedEx Field before El Salvador-Argentina

Before Saturday's exhibition match between Argentina and El Salvador, it got pretty awkward as the wrong national anthem was played.

DC Sports Bog: D.C. United unveils a new look for its mascot, Talon

D.C. United unveiled a new look for its Talon mascot before its Saturday night home game, meant to make the eagle creature look more athletic, more physically fit, and more appealing to children.After using the old costume for about five years, the club wanted a mascot that appeared better suited to playing soccer, promoting matches and interacting with kids. Several months of preparation produced this new design, although it wasn’t ready for the start of the season, which is why the team announced “an extended rehab stint resulting from some minor off-season injuries including a bruised...
CSN Washington Mar 27, 2015

Will Messi play versus El Salvador?

Argentine superstar may miss out on scheduled exhibition due to minor injury
CSN Washington Mar 27, 2015

Soccer fans RG3, Ovechkin show up to meet Lionel Messi

Ovechkin and Griffin were in attendance as international soccer superstar Lionel Messi went through final preparations ahead of this weekend's exhibition match against El Salvador at FedEx Field.
Washington Post Mar 27, 2015

MLS schedule gives no rest for the friendlies (or the qualifiers)

D.C. United is shorthanded for Saturday night’s home match against the Los Angeles Galaxy because of injuries and a suspension. The Galaxy is undermanned because MLS decided to ignore FIFA’s international schedule.Read full article >>
CSN Washington Mar 27, 2015

United not taking short handed Galaxy lightly

There is no trophy on the line like last weekend when DC United played the New York Red Bulls in the first game of the Atlantic Cup series, but that doesn’t diminish the significance of Saturday’s home game for the Black and Red.
Washington Post Mar 27, 2015

D.C. United welcomes short-handed Galaxy

For Major League Soccer, it’s an ongoing problem that likely won’t be solved anytime soon. For D.C. United, it’s a boost — at least for this weekend.While other leagues around the world shut down, MLS continues to play through international fixture dates. Many of the league’s biggest names will be absent when this weekend’s games kick off, and RFK Stadium will be the site of some notable omissions.Read full article >>
CSN Washington Mar 25, 2015

Global icon Messi lands in D.C., packs Georgetown campus

Lionel Messi and Argentine team shut down the Georgetown campus on Tuesday as they practiced in anticipation of their upcoming match at FedEx Field.
CSN Washington Mar 25, 2015

United, Olsen ready to move on as preparation for Galaxy begins

Following a 2-0 loss to the Red Bulls, D.C. United was back on the practice field Tuesday as they prepare for Saturday’s matchup against reining MLS Cup Champions the Los Angeles Galaxy. Here are some news and notes from Tuesday’s session:
Washington Post Mar 24, 2015

Soccer Insider: D.C. United’s Miguel Aguilar sidelined by work permit issues

With the attack sputtering Sunday against the New York Red Bulls, D.C. United was begging for an injection of energy and skill. Miguel Aguilar could have supplied it. Except the rookie midfielder, so impressive in training camp and early matches, was watching from a private box at Red Bull Arena.Read full article >>
Washington Post Mar 22, 2015

Soccer Insider: Video, match report from United’s 2-0 loss to Red Bulls

My match report from D.C. United’s 2-0 defeat to New York at Red Bull Arena on Sunday.Announced crowd: 21,036. (Actual turnout was closer to 15,000.)Next: Los Angeles Galaxy on Saturday at RFK Stadium, 7 p.m. (Comcast SportsNet)Read full article >>
Washington Post Mar 22, 2015

D.C. United misses the target in loss to Red Bulls

HARRISON, N.J. — Chris Pontius’s penalty kick sailed into the cold evening Sunday, clearing the crossbar like a jet leaving nearby Newark airport. Down by a pair of goals in stoppage time, D.C. United was not going to win this MLS match at Red Bull Arena, and Pontius’s wayward attempt was symbolic of a performance that was off-kilter from the opening kickoff.Read full article >>
CSN Washington Mar 22, 2015

D.C. United falls flat against rival Red Bulls

All the usual drama and tension of the Atlantic Cup was absent on Sunday as the Red Bulls dominated.
Washington Post Mar 22, 2015

Soccer Insider: D.C. United at New York Red Bulls

Greetings from Harrison and the 2015 renewal of the D.C. United-New York Red Bulls rumble.It’s the 66th regular season meeting between the bitter rivals and 32nd match on New York’s home grounds (13 victories apiece and five draws).Read full article >>

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