6:14 PM EST, Fri January 30, 2015

D.C. United news and notes

I caught up with D.C. United General Manager Dave Kasper on Thursday to discuss a variety of topics … *Kasper returned Tuesday night from Italy, where he spent four days meeting with counterparts at Inter Milan, the Serie A club with which United has a partnership agreement and mutual benefactor (Erick Thohir). The organizations meet […]
Washington Post Jan 29, 2015

Soccer Insider: D.C. United news and notes

I caught up with D.C. United General Manager Dave Kasper on Thursday to discuss a variety of topics …*Kasper returned Tuesday night from Italy, where he spent four days meeting with counterparts at Inter Milan, the Serie A club with which United has a partnership agreement and mutual benefactor (Erick Thohir). The organizations meet twice annually. Thohir was in Milan during this gathering and attended Inter’s 1-0 home defeat to Torino.Read full article >>

Goal videos from U.S. national team’s 3-2 friendly loss at Chile

Chile 3, United States 2 At Estadio El Teniente in Rancagua, Chile. Scoring USA: Brek Shea (Matt Besler), 6th minute. CHI: Roberto Gutierrez (Mark Gonzalez), 10th. USA: Jozy Altidore (Mix Diskerud), 31st. CHI: Mark Gonzalez (Marco Medel), 66th. CHI: Mark Gonzalez, 75th. U.S. lineup (3-5-2): Rimando; Birnbaum, Jones, Besler; Yedlin, Bradley, Dempsey (Zardes 68th), Diskerud (Trapp 60th), […]
Washington Post Jan 27, 2015

Soccer Insider: D.C. United news and notes

*Sean St Ledger, an Irish national team center back who spent the bulk of his club career at Preston North End, began a trial with D.C. United on Monday at training camp in Bradenton, Fla. He has has served with Middlesbrough, Millwall, Leicester City and Ipswich Town, the English second-tier contender that dropped him in December after a month-long deal expired without any first-team appearances. St Ledger, 30, has 37 caps for Ireland, scoring against Italy in a 2010 World Cup qualifier and against Croatia at the 2012 European Championship.Read full article >>

D.C. United news and notes

*Sean St Ledger, an Irish national team center back who spent the bulk of his club career at Preston North End, began a trial with D.C. United on Monday at training camp in Bradenton, Fla. He has has served with Middlesbrough, Millwall, Leicester City and Ipswich Town, the English second-tier contender that dropped him in […]
CSN Washington Jan 26, 2015

MLS, players still 'pretty far apart' in labor talks

The collective bargaining agreement between the MLS and players has expired and the two sides seem pretty far apart when it comes to current negotiations.
CSN Washington Jan 23, 2015

Familiarity will United get ready for 2015

As D.C. United prepare for the 2015 preseason, coach Ben Olsen joined CSN's Sebastian Salazar to discuss the difference a year makes.
Washington Post Jan 23, 2015

Soccer Insider: D.C. United’s Eddie Johnson out with medical issue

D.C. United forward Eddie Johnson will miss most, if not all, of preseason for medical reasons, the MLS club said in a terse statement Friday.United officials declined to elaborate on Johnson’s condition, saying only that he would continue to undergo tests and have to skip training camp in Bradenton, Fla., which starts Saturday, as well as a tournament in Austin in mid-February. The inactivity will jeopardize his availability for the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals, Feb. 26 and March 4, against Costa Rica’s Alajuelense. The MLS opener is March 7 against Montreal.Read full article...

D.C. United’s Eddie Johnson out with medical issue

D.C. United forward Eddie Johnson will miss most, if not all, of preseason for medical reasons, the MLS club said in a terse statement Friday. United officials declined to elaborate on Johnson’s condition, saying only that he would continue to undergo tests and have to skip training camp in Bradenton, Fla., which starts Saturday, as […]
Washington Post Jan 23, 2015

Soccer Insider: D.C. United invites eight additional players to training camp

D.C. United has invited eight non-contract players to training camp, which will begin in earnest this weekend in Bradenton, Fla. Although most roster slots are accounted for, the club does need to fill some holes. And amid the uncertainty of squad sizes under the next collective bargaining agreement, United is unsure how many more players it will end up signing before the March 7 MLS opener. At the very least, United plans to add a goalkeeper to join starter Bill Hamid and reserve Andrew Dykstra. It could also use backline depth.Read full article >>

D.C. United invites eight additional players to training camp

D.C. United has invited eight non-contract players to training camp, which will begin in earnest this weekend in Bradenton, Fla. Although most roster slots are accounted for, the club does need to fill some holes. And amid the uncertainty of squad sizes under the next collective bargaining agreement, United is unsure how many more players […]
CSN Washington Jan 23, 2015

D.C. United fueled by last season's disappointing exit

Despite a great turnaround, D.C. United's season had a nightmarish end. The loss to New York serves as a motivating factor as the team prepares for the upcoming season.
Washington Post Jan 22, 2015

Soccer Insider: D.C. United opens training camp

As MLS teams snatched up top-profile players from overseas, raising the league’s global profile and stirring interest in local markets, Ben Olsen and D.C. United concentrated on holding the core of the roster together this winter. There were no glittery signings or blockbuster trades. Confident in a well-tested group that executed the greatest one-year turnaround in MLS history, United left the big moves — and big paychecks — to others.Read full article >>

D.C. United opens training camp

As MLS teams snatched up top-profile players from overseas, raising the league’s global profile and stirring interest in local markets, Ben Olsen and D.C. United concentrated on holding the core of the roster together this winter. There were no glittery signings or blockbuster trades. Confident in a well-tested group that executed the greatest one-year turnaround […]

D.C. United news and notes

Michael Seaton, D.C. United’s 18-year-old striker, underwent surgery Wednesday for a knee injury suffered while on assignment with the Jamaican under-20 national team at the CONCACAF championship in Jamaica. Seaton, who returned to the Washington area for the operation, will miss at least six weeks, a United spokesman said. Earlier, the Jamaican Football Federation estimated […]

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