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Freedom Kicks for 23 October 2014: Andy Najar's goal, Greg Garza, Steve Birnbaum Roast

We have all the news that's fit to print this morning. Good morning, my name is Ben and I will be your morning curator of D.C. United soccer links. Make sure that you have signed the waiver, and jump right into your morning Freedom Kicks! DC United Homegrown product Andy Najar scores for Anderlecht against Arsenal in Champions League | MLSsoccer.com: Miss you, Andy. VIDEO: D.C. United teammates roast Steve Birnbaum amid hype for Rookie of the Year | SIDELINE | MLSsoccer.com: This is actually fairly hilarious, especially Perry Kitchen's part. Three years after considering leaving the game,...

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Depth leads United to win over Tauro FC

The quality of depth on United’s roster came through in a 1-0 win to finish the group stage of the Champions League with a perfect 4-0 record.
Washington Post Oct 22, 2014

Soccer Insider: D.C. United wins 4th straight Champions League group match, clinches high seed

In the process of closing out CONCACAF Champions League group play with a perfect record, D.C. United also secured one of the top three seeds in next spring’s quarterfinals. United had already secured passage to the next stage, and with a 1-0 victory at Tauro in Panama City, the MLS club won its fourth consecutive match to climb the seeding chart. Read full article >>

D.C. United wins 4th straight Champions League group match, clinches high seed

In the process of closing out CONCACAF Champions League group play with a perfect record, D.C. United also secured one of the top three seeds in next spring’s quarterfinals. United had already secured passage to the next stage, and with a 1-0 victory at Tauro in Panama City, the MLS club won its fourth consecutive […]
Washington Post Oct 21, 2014

D.C. United caps perfect run through Champions League group stage

D.C. United defeated Tauro FC, 1-0, Tuesday in Panama City to cap a perfect group-stage campaign in the CONCACAF Champions League and secure a top-four seed in next spring’s quarterfinals. United (4-0-0) had clinched first place in the group last month and, with the MLS season taking priority, sent a secondary roster to the finale against Tauro (0-4-0). Read full article >>
Washington Post Oct 21, 2014

Soccer Insider: D.C. United in Panama for CONCACAF Champions League group finale

Half of D.C. United’s roster is in Panama today for the CONCACAF Champions League group finale. The other half, including all of the usual starters, are in Washington. Having already secured a quarterfinal berth, United sent 13 reserves and an MLS pool goalkeeper to face Tauro FC in a match that is inconsequential aside from improving D.C.’s seeding in the knockout round. With the playoffs approaching, Ben Olsen made the prudent decision to keep his regulars at home. At this point, maintaining a training rhythm without mid-week interruption and avoiding injury and long-distance travel...

D.C. United in Panama for CONCACAF Champions League group finale

Half of D.C. United’s roster is in Panama today for the CONCACAF Champions League group finale. The other half, including all of the usual starters, are in Washington. Having already secured a quarterfinal berth, United sent 13 reserves and an MLS pool goalkeeper to face Tauro FC in a match that is inconsequential aside from […]
CSN Washington Oct 20, 2014

United preparing for playoff tune-up

A year ago D.C. United had games in the final week of October with no meaning. It is the same this October, but for a different reason.

D.C. United secures 1st place in MLS Eastern Conference with 2-1 win over Chicago Fire

Reading material: My match report from D.C. United’s 2-1 victory over the Chicago Fire before the largest crowd at RFK Stadium this season. As a first-place finisher, United clinched a 2015-16 CONCACAF Champions League berth. Playoff plans: United (58 points) will open the Eastern Conference semifinals Nov.1 or 2 away against the winner of the […]
Washington Post Oct 18, 2014

United 2, Fire 1: Eddie Johnson has a goal and an assist as D.C. clinches top spot in East

With a 2-1 victory over the Chicago Fire at rowdy RFK Stadium on Saturday night, D.C. United clinched first place in MLS’s Eastern Conference — an unfathomable feat after winning three of 34 games last year. Read full article >>
CSN Washington Oct 18, 2014

United clinch first place in Eastern Conference with 2-1 win

Loyal supporters who stayed with United through a three-win campaign in 2013 just witnessed United defeat the Fire 2-1 and finish first in the Eastern Conference for the first time since 2007.
Washington Post Oct 18, 2014

Soccer Insider: MLS matchday: D.C. United vs. Chicago Fire

With Toronto FC’s 1-1 draw against the Montreal Impact earlier today, MLS’s Eastern Conference playoff field is set: D.C. United, New England, Sporting KC, New York and Columbus. It’s now a matter of settling the seeds. Read full article >>

MLS matchday: D.C. United vs. Chicago Fire

With Toronto FC’s 1-1 draw against the Montreal Impact earlier today, MLS’s Eastern Conference playoff field is set: D.C. United, New England, Sporting KC, New York and Columbus. It’s now a matter of settling the seeds. DCU will wrap up first place with a victory or draw tonight against the Chicago Fire at RFK Stadium. […]
Washington Post Oct 17, 2014

Eddie Johnson back in spotlight with D.C. United atop MLS Eastern Conference

Eddie Johnson stepped into the D.C. United spotlight last winter, the marquee acquisition for a broken club craving a proven scorer. In the rhythms of a seven-month season, he faded into the shadows amid an early goal rut, resurfaced for on- and off-field reasons and, most recently, served well in a secondary job. Read full article >>
CSN Washington Oct 17, 2014

DCU hosts Chicago Fire to close home schedule

United closes out its home schedule against the Chicago Fire on Saturday and the goal will be to avoid injury and at least get a tie.

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