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Washington Post 47 mins ago

Tuesday kickaround

Happy Fat Tuesday. Let’s load up on some syrup-doused football … *D.C. United is back in Washington for a few days of outdoor workouts (weather permitting) before returning to Florida on Thursday for the final stage of training camp. All eyes and ears, though, are on Argentina (Luciano Acosta) and Italy (Antonio Nocerino). With two […]
Washington Post Feb 5, 2016

D.C. United close to acquiring Boca Juniors midfielder Luciano Acosta

D.C. United is close to acquiring Argentine playmaker Luciano Acosta on loan from Boca Juniors, sources familiar with the negotiations said Friday night. Acosta, 21, was scheduled to join Brazilian club Coritiba, but Globo Esporte reported Friday that the plan was scuttled because Boca was planning to send him to an MLS club instead. The […]
Washington Post Feb 5, 2016

D.C. United trims preseason roster after first stage of training camp

With the first stage of training camp complete, D.C. United cut six trialists from the preseason roster: goalkeeper Paolo Tornaghi, defenders Liam Doyle and Brayan Garcia, and midfielders Ariel Rodriguez, Kevan George and Santiago Dittborn. There were no huge surprises, though Rodriguez arrived with Costa Rican national team experience and Garcia is a young Honduran […]
Washington Post Feb 4, 2016

D.C. United plans to file tampering charges against Orlando City

D.C. United plans to file tampering charges against Orlando City, which apparently violated MLS rules by making a formal offer to a player with whom United was engaged in negotiations. United officials on Thursday continued to decline comment on the matter, but sources familiar with the case say the club will pursue action against the […]
Washington Post Feb 2, 2016

MLS orders Orlando City to cease pursuit of D.C. United’s Italian target

Major League Soccer has ordered Orlando City to cease pursuit of AC Milan’s Antonio Nocerino because D.C. United has exclusive league rights to negotiate with the Italian midfielder, the Insider has learned from multiple sources. United last month filed a discovery claim, a mechanism preventing other MLS teams from contacting the player or engaging in […]
Washington Post Feb 1, 2016

D.C. United completes trade for Colorado’s Marcelo Sarvas

Brazilian midfielder Marcelo Sarvas arrived at D.C. United training camp Monday after being acquired from the Colorado Rapids for allocation money and other considerations. The clubs were awaiting MLS approval before announcing specifics of the deal. The trade, first reported by the Insider on Saturday and finalized over the weekend, will help United compensate for the departure of […]
CSN Washington Feb 1, 2016

Pep Guardiola to manage Manchester City

Guardiola will replace Manuel Pellegrini at Premier League power
Washington Post Jan 30, 2016

D.C. United close to trading for Colorado Rapids midfielder Marcelo Sarvas

As D.C. United accelerates efforts to acquire roster help from abroad, the club is working on a trade for Colorado Rapids midfielder Marcelo Sarvas, the Insider has learned. A two-way central player, the Brazilian won two MLS Cup titles with the Los Angeles Galaxy before moving to Colorado last winter and starting 21 league matches. […]
CSN Washington Jan 28, 2016

Diplo buys stake in American soccer team

Diplo is a world-famous DJ and social media phenomenon. Soon, he'll be adding professional soccer team owner to his resume.
Washington Post Jan 27, 2016

Is D.C. United chasing AC Milan midfielder Antonio Nocerino? It’s complicated.

Reports surfaced in Italy on Wednesday that D.C. United is pursuing AC Milan’s Antonio Nocerino, a 30-year-old midfielder who played for Italy at the 2012 European Championship. Here is what we know: United General Manager Dave Kasper is, indeed, on his way to Italy. Jason Levien, the managing general partner and face of the investment group, is […]
CSN Washington Jan 27, 2016

Mexican National Team coach slams Major League Soccer

Juan Carlos Osorio says MLS is for 'end of career'
CSN Washington Jan 27, 2016

Young American star headed to EPL giants Chelsea

New York Red Bulls have reportedly sold a prized prospect to English Premier League powerhouse Chelsea FC.
Washington Post Jan 27, 2016

Wednesday kickaround: D.C. United, Washington Spirit, Americans abroad

D.C. UNITED Honduran media reports Vida left back Brayan Garcia, a 22-year-old national team player, will trial with the MLS club in Bradenton, Fla. Spanish story here. No official confirmation from DCU. The club invited eight trialists (plus two unsigned draft picks) for the first stage of training camp, then will pare the list and add […]
Washington Post Jan 25, 2016

D.C. United begins training camp in Florida with several guests

As D.C. United’s front office continues working the international market for midfield help, Coach Ben Olsen and more than 30 players are three days into preseason in Bradenton, Fla. For the general audience, this story about the club opening training camp at IMG Academy appeared on the website and in print editions. Here on the blog, […]

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