1:59 AM EDT, Fri April 18, 2014

Freedom Kicks for 17 April 2014: Atlanta expansion spectacular

Was there any big news out of Georgia yesterday? The big news yesterday, of course, came out of Atlanta, where MLS announced that the league's 22nd team would start play in 2017. Who's excited for more expansion drafts?! Major League Soccer names Atlanta as 22nd franchise, set for 2017 debut | MLSsoccer.com: The league's take on their own announcement. New Stadium to Seat 29,000 for MLS | MLSAtlanta2017.com | MLS Atlanta: The new Falcons/Atlanta soccer stadium will be specifically designed with soccer in mind, allowing it to easily reduce capacity for MLS games. DC United's Cristian...
Dynamo Theory 9 hours ago

Javier Hernandez wants out of Manchester United. Could he fit in MLS?

So rumors have circulated for months now Javier Hernandez, aka Chicharito, wants to be transferred from Manchester United in the summer transfer window. It's a long stretch, but could he fit into Major League Soccer's structure? After a tumultuous season, at best, Manchester United have found themselves on their heels with one of their prized stars. According to multiple rumor-laden sources (read: I wouldn't take it to mean anything more than rumors), Chicharito has expressed a strong desire to be transferred out of the club, and ultimately out of the Premiere League. We've addressed the...

More D.C. United Rumors & News

Washington Post 6 hours ago

Is D.C. United a playoff-caliber team?

After five games, D.C. United’s record sits at 2-2-1, including three straight contests without a loss. Last season, United didn’t win its second game until June 22. This year, the team accomplished that feat Saturday with a 1-0 win over the Red Bulls. With one more victory, United can equal its win total for all of 2013. So is this a playoff team? Here are reasons why that may or may not be the case. Read full article >>
Washington Post Apr 16, 2014

Soccer Insider: Bobby Boswell, unplugged

The following exchange began with D.C. United captain and in-house goofball Bobby Boswell popping his head into RFK Stadium’s media room after practice and playfully noting the job of newspaper reporter is next-to-last on the list of best jobs in America. Read full article >>

Bobby Boswell, unplugged

The following exchange began with D.C. United captain and in-house goofball Bobby Boswell popping his head into RFK Stadium’s media room after practice and playfully noting the job of newspaper reporter is next-to-last on the list of best jobs in America. I pointed out that’s an upgrade from last year’s last-place finish. (We’ve overtaken the lumberjacks!) […]
Washington Post Apr 16, 2014

Soccer Insider: Pontius to miss several more months

D.C. United midfielder Chris Pontius is expected to undergo additional hamstring surgery soon, delaying his season debut several more months. Pontius, an MLS Best XI selection in 2012, consulted with three specialists around the country in recent weeks and, according to General Manager Dave Kasper, “they all feel he will require more surgery.” The club is in the process of scheduling the procedure. Read full article >>

Pontius to miss several more months

D.C. United midfielder Chris Pontius is expected to undergo additional hamstring surgery soon, delaying his season debut several more months. Pontius, an MLS Best XI selection in 2012, consulted with three specialists around the country in recent weeks and, according to General Manager Dave Kasper, “they all feel he will require more surgery.” The club is […]
CSN Washington Apr 15, 2014

MLS Commissioner Don Garber diagnosed with cancer

Major League Soccer announced April 12 that MLS Commissioner Don Garber has been diagnosed with prostate cancer.
CSN Washington Apr 13, 2014

Upon further review: United finding groove

D.C. United snared an early goal and they had the resolve to shut out the New York Red Bulls and earn a 1-0 win Saturday at R.F.K. Stadium.
Washington Post Apr 13, 2014

Soccer Insider: D.C. United 1, New York Red Bulls 0

My match report from D.C. United’s second consecutive victory, a 1-0 decision against the New York Red Bulls at RFK Stadium. The last time DCU won consecutive league matches: October 2012. Next: at Columbus next Saturday, 7:30 (no standard TV in the D.C. area). Read full article >>

D.C. United 1, New York Red Bulls 0

My match report from D.C. United’s second consecutive victory, a 1-0 decision against the New York Red Bulls at RFK Stadium. The last time DCU won consecutive league matches: October 2012. Next: at Columbus next Saturday, 7:30 (no standard TV in the D.C. area). The Red Bulls created more than enough chances to win, but […]
Washington Post Apr 12, 2014

D.C. United 1, Red Bulls 0: Danny Arnaud’s fourth-minute score stands up vs. New York

Until the renovated lineup is fully synchronized, Eddie Johnson starts scoring goals and Ben Olsen is satisfied with its overall form, D.C. United is going to have to find industrious ways to compile points. It’s not going to be fancy, but at these early stages of development, Olsen is not worried about the aesthetics. Read full article >>
CSN Washington Apr 12, 2014

DC United beats Red Bulls 1-0 behind Arnaud's header

Davy Arnaud scored on a diving header in the fourth minute in D.C. United's 1-0 victory over the New York Red Bulls on Saturday night.
Washington Post Apr 12, 2014

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

Before turning attention to the first leg of the Atlantic Cup, good thoughts go out to MLS Commissioner Don Garber, who has been diagnosed with prostate cancer. Garber, 56, is being treated in New York and will undergo surgery. In a news release issued this afternoon, Garber said: Read full article >>

United Player News

  • Davy Arnaud

    Davy Arnaud

    Around Major League Soccer: Early goal by Arnaud lifts D.C. United, keeps Red Bulls winless

  • Chris Pontius

    Chris Pontius

    Pontius to miss several more months

  • Luis Silva

    Luis Silva

    Soccer Insider: Silva out 3 weeks, Pontius indefinitely

  • Bill Hamid

    Bill Hamid

    United news and notes: Hamid returns

  • Eddie Johnson

    Eddie Johnson

    Filibuster podcast episode 76: You donated just enough to not boil my flesh and bones

United Photos