11:25 AM EDT, Wed April 23, 2014
Washington Post 21 hours ago

Soccer Insider: Referee ‘failed to take correct action’ on goal-scoring play in D.C. United match

Referee Juan Guzman should have issued a red card to a Columbus Crew defender for fouling D.C. United’s Eddie Johnson on a breakaway during Saturday’s MLS match, a high-ranking figure in the officiating organization said Tuesday. Read full article >>

Referee ‘failed to take correct action’ on goal-scoring play in D.C. United match

Referee Juan Guzman should have issued a red card to a Columbus Crew defender for fouling D.C. United’s Eddie Johnson on a breakaway during Saturday’s MLS match, a high-ranking figure in the officiating organization said Tuesday. Guzman “failed to take the correct action,” said Paul Rejer, training and development manager for the Professional Referee Organization, which oversees […]
Washington Post 23 hours ago

What is wrong with Manchester United?

David Moyes learned a difficult lesson Tuesday. It’s nearly impossible to succeed the legendary coach of an iconic team -- particularly when the status of that team as a global brand is at stake. Less than 10 months after taking over for Sir Alex Ferguson, Moyes was sacked as the coach of Manchester United by the Glazers, the Americans who also own the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers and are taking a fair amount of heat for their stewardship of the team. Read full article >>
Washington Post Apr 22, 2014

Manchester United fires David Moyes to delight of fans

Manchester United fans got their wish and a new hashtag today when the English soccer club fired Manager David Moyes on Tuesday morning. The BBC called Moyes’s one-year reign catastrophic, noting that out of 51 matches, his squad came away with just 27 wins, nine draws and 15 losses for a total victory percentage of 53 percent, which is downright dismal considering the club has a record 11 titles in the FA Cup, the top-level annual knockout competition in England, in 18 finals appearances. Read full article >>

D.C. United 1, Columbus Crew 1

After reading my match report with a few quotes from D.C. United’s 1-1 draw at Columbus, let’s chat about that obvious goal-scoring opportunity that should have resulted in a red card. I have cued up this highlight package to the 71st minute when Columbus defender Giancarlo Gonzalez fouled Eddie Johnson from behind as the United forward cruised toward […]
Washington Post Apr 19, 2014

D.C. United 1, Columbus Crew 1: Late equalizer spoils DCU’s bid

COLUMBUS, OHIO – D.C. United had found its stride at home this month, but questions lingered about this rebuilt club’s ability to earn points on the road. United provided a partial answer Saturday night, carrying the lead into the 90th minute before conceding Hector Jimenez’s sensational equalizer for a 1-1 draw with the Columbus Crew before 11,437. Read full article >>
Washington Post Apr 19, 2014

Soccer Insider: D.C. United at Columbus Crew

Greetings from Crew Stadium. The last time I was here for an MLS match, this happened. The last time I was here for any reason, this happened. Read full article >>

D.C. United at Columbus Crew

Greetings from Crew Stadium. The last time I was here for an MLS match, this happened. The last time I was here for any reason, this happened. Tonight, United seeks a fourth consecutive match without a defeat after opening the campaign with a pair of losses. The Crew, a 3-0 winner in Washington last month, […]
Washington Post Apr 18, 2014

D.C. United’s Andrew Dykstra is rewarded for his patience through the years

As D.C. United’s third-choice goalkeeper for two seasons, Andrew Dykstra watched matches from RFK Stadium’s mezzanine. On occasion, because of injuries or other absences, he would make it as far as the bench. Read full article >>
Washington Post Apr 17, 2014

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 […]
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 >>

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