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Third string to D.C. United starter is only part of Travis Worra’s journey

Third string to D.C. United starter is only part of Travis Worra’s journey

Travis Worra’s growth as D.C. United’s goalkeeper came to the forefront last Saturday in the dying moments on a rain-glossed field outside of Chicago. The MLS match was level in stoppage time when the Fire unleashed a swift counterattack. The ball was played behind the defense and into the path of Joey Calistri hurtling into […]

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Washington Post May 4, 2016

MLS suspends D.C. United’s Chris Rolfe for one match

The MLS disciplinary committee has suspended D.C. United attacker Chris Rolfe for one match for a challenge late in the first half of a 1-1 draw at Chicago on Saturday. He will miss this Sunday’s game against New York City FC at RFK Stadium. In announcing the suspension, MLS said Rolfe committed a “serious foul […]
Washington Post May 3, 2016
D.C. United news and notes

D.C. United news and notes

Two D.C. United players have been named to Copa America preliminary rosters: U.S. defender Steve Birnbaum and Costa Rican forward Alvaro Saborio. Given their active status for the World Cup qualifiers in March, both seem likely to make their respective 23-man national team squads next month. Final rosters are due May 20. What would their call-ups […]
Washington Post Apr 28, 2016
With renewed fire, Patrick Nyarko returns to Chicago with D.C. United

With renewed fire, Patrick Nyarko returns to Chicago with D.C. United

On Saturday afternoon, when D.C. United’s bus pulls into the east-side lot at Toyota Park in suburban Chicago, Patrick Nyarko will encounter a stiff draft of memories. For eight years, the Windy City was home. It’s where he launched his pro soccer career after leaving Virginia Tech a year early and where he entered the […]
Washington Post Apr 27, 2016
Good news for D.C. United: Espindola’s injury not as serious as feared

Good news for D.C. United: Espindola’s injury not as serious as feared

D.C. United forward Fabian Espindola will miss one to two weeks with a hamstring injury instead of two to four as initially feared, Coach Ben Olsen said Wednesday. “We’re pleasantly surprised it’s Grade One,” Olsen said. “It should be only a week or two. He is not in training [now], and next week [he’ll] start […]
Washington Post Apr 25, 2016
D.C. United fears Fabian Espindola will miss 2-4 weeks with hamstring injury

D.C. United fears Fabian Espindola will miss 2-4 weeks with hamstring injury

D.C. United fears starting forward Fabian Espindola will miss two to four weeks with a hamstring injury suffered Saturday, Coach Ben Olsen said Monday. The club will await the results of an MRI exam, scheduled Tuesday, for a more definitive prognosis. “Hopefully, we get a surprise and it’s a mild injury,” Olsen said. Espindola hurt […]
Washington Post Apr 25, 2016
D.C. United stadium plans taking shape at Buzzard Point

D.C. United stadium plans taking shape at Buzzard Point

At the corner of 2nd and S streets in Southwest Washington, across the street from Fort McNair and within view of Nationals Park‘s upper deck, heavy equipment ripped a hole into the side of an abandoned metal structure Monday morning. Politicians, business executives and soccer fans cheered. In two years, if all goes according to […]
CSN Washington Apr 25, 2016

D.C. United's late goals secure 3-0 win over Revolution

Lamar Neagle scored on a penalty kick in the first half and D.C. United added two late goals to beat the New England Revolution 3-0 on Saturday.
Washington Post Apr 23, 2016
Watch Luciano Acosta’s audacious goal in D.C. United’s 3-0 victory

Watch Luciano Acosta’s audacious goal in D.C. United’s 3-0 victory

Luciano Acosta scored a wonder goal in the late stages of a taut match at RFK Stadium on Saturday as D.C. United pulled away at the end for a 3-0 victory over the New England Revolution. Here’s the chip and dip from the 5-foot-3 Argentine: Read my match report for details and quotes. So what does Ben […]
CSN Washington Apr 23, 2016

D.C. United's late goals secure 3-0 win over Revolution

Lamar Neagle scored on a penalty kick in the first half and D.C. United added two late goals to beat the New England Revolution 3-0 on Saturday.
Washington Post Apr 22, 2016
For D.C. United, it’s the past, present and future

For D.C. United, it’s the past, present and future

For D.C. United, the past, present and future will collide over 48 hours. The first and last are worthy of celebration, the other of consternation. The past: The last MLS original team to remain at the same home venue will mark the 20th anniversary of its RFK Stadium debut. The present: With a 1-3-3 league […]
Washington Post Apr 21, 2016
It’s now official: MLS suspends D.C. United Coach Ben Olsen for 1 game

It’s now official: MLS suspends D.C. United Coach Ben Olsen for 1 game

Ben Olsen was suspended one match by MLS not for berating a referee (he’s done that), making salty postgame comments (oh, he’s done that) or getting into a scrap with his sideline counterpart (yeah, that’s happened). D.C. United’s head coach was reprimanded for stepping across the sideline during play to drag a stray, second ball […]
Washington Post Apr 21, 2016
Thursday kickaround: DCU stadium, CONCACAF, Americans abroad, MLS refs

Thursday kickaround: DCU stadium, CONCACAF, Americans abroad, MLS refs

In announcing a ceremonial demolition event with the mayor Monday at Buzzard Point, D.C. United said its new venue will tentatively be called “D.C. United Stadium” and seating capacity will be 20,000. Of course, the title will change when the club sells the naming rights to a corporate sponsor, presumably before the facility opens in […]
Washington Post Apr 20, 2016
MLS suspends D.C. United Coach Ben Olsen for retrieving stray ball on field during match

MLS suspends D.C. United Coach Ben Olsen for retrieving stray ball on field during match

Major League Soccer’s disciplinary committee has suspended D.C. United Coach Ben Olsen for one match for stepping onto the field last weekend to retrieve a stray, second ball. The league is planning to announce the suspension and video soon, but Olsen confirmed it to the Insider. He was also fined $500. He will have to […]
Washington Post Apr 20, 2016

Coaches, executives, an Argentine chef: Tracking down D.C. United 20 years later

On this date 20 years ago, on a Saturday evening on East Capitol Street, D.C. United played its first match at RFK Stadium. It was an old building then. There were 35,032 witnesses. Home Team Sports, Comcast SportsNet’s predecessor in the Washington TV market, provided live coverage. Dave Johnson and Gordon Bradley had the call. […]