11:05 AM EST, Thu December 08, 2016
D.C. United Rumors & News
This is the second in a series of Tales from Buzzard Point that explores the rich history and traditions of legendary Buzzard Point – a legacy that the current DC United ownership should honor in their plans for naming the new soccer specific stadium. Today’s entry was researched by “Tales from Buzzard Point” Series Editor David Rusk. While researching the on-line files of the Evening Star to determine how Buzzard Point might have become viewed as “haunted, cursed ground” during the Civil War (see a forthcoming entry in “Tales from Buzzard Point”), I looked up its earliest...
Eighty Six Forever 18 hours ago
Long on the wishlist of the Vancouver Whitecaps, Romell Quioto has played his last game with CD Olimpia and there are rumors that he could be heading to Cascadia to continue his career. Will the groundwork laid over the last year with Quioto help get him to sign? As December rolls on, rumors begin to heat up about the new acquisitions Major League Soccer teams will be making in the January transfer window (or prior on free). Without even playing a game yet, Atlanta United FC have stolen many of the headlines, spending 8.5 million to acquire 22-year-old Paraguayan Miguel Almiron, and...
Washington Post Dec 6, 2016
Luke Mishu, an outside back who started five of D.C. United’s last 10 regular season matches this year, has retired after just two MLS campaigns in order to pursue career opportunities outside of soccer. “I had to be realistic. I love soccer, but MLS isn’t the NFL or NBA,” he said Tuesday. “I felt like […]
Washington Post Dec 2, 2016
Although Steve Birnbaum’s contract with D.C. United wasn’t going to expire until after the 2017 season, the MLS club entered into negotiations with him this fall for two purposes: reward his ascent to elite defender and dodge the threat of him heading overseas without the team being compensated next winter. On Friday, United announced it […]
Washington Post Nov 16, 2016
D.C. United has finalized the acquisition of Luciano Acosta from Boca Juniors, paying the highest transfer fee in organization history to secure the return of the club’s most creative player after he spent the 2016 MLS season on loan from the Buenos Aires titans. United exercised its option to purchase the 22-year-old Argentine for an […]
Washington Post Nov 10, 2016
***D.C. United has parted ways with Costa Rican striker Alvaro Saborio. In 1 1/2 seasons in Washington, he compiled 10 goals and three assists in 31 regular season appearances (17 starts). Patrick Mullins’s mid-season arrival bumped Saborio down the depth chart: no starts and 94 minutes over the final three months. He’ll turn 35 in […]