7:47 PM EDT, Fri October 31, 2014
Washington Post 2 hours ago

Bobby Boswell, Steve Birnbaum give D.C. United a strong back line as MLS playoffs open

On the afternoon of June 7, Ben Olsen filled out D.C. United’s lineup sheet with a new pairing in central defense. Bobby Boswell would make his 271st MLS regular season appearance. Steve Birnbaum would make his first. Read full article >>
Washington Post 6 hours ago

Soccer Insider: D.C. United news and notes

The latest from RFK Stadium ahead of D.C. United’s trip north for the playoff opener Sunday … Forward Luis Silva, the club’s co-leading scorer sidelined for four weeks with a hamstring injury, saw a doctor Friday instead of practicing but is “moving along very well,” Coach Ben Olsen said. “It’s a possibility [he could return] this weekend” against New York at Red Bull Arena. Read full article >>

D.C. United news and notes

The latest from RFK Stadium ahead of D.C. United’s trip north for the playoff opener Sunday … Forward Luis Silva, the club’s co-leading scorer sidelined for four weeks with a hamstring injury, saw a doctor Friday instead of practicing but is “moving along very well,” Coach Ben Olsen said. “It’s a possibility [he could return] […]
The Crew 9 hours ago
Crew preparing for tough fight in first leg against Revs

Crew preparing for tough fight in first leg against Revs

For the first time since 2010, Columbus is hosting an MLS Cup Playoff match. Saturdays first leg of the 2014 Eastern Conference Semifinals is the first postseason encounter in Columbus Crew Stadium since November 6, 2010, when the Colorado Rapids were in town for the second leg of the Conference Semifinals. This time around, the New England Revolution is the opponent, a side that the Crew went 2-1-0 against in 2014 and has faced twice in the postseason before. Now that the calendar has flipped to November, however, its all business for the Black & Gold. Read More
Columbus Dispatch 12 hours ago

Around Major League Soccer: Red Bulls rally, eliminate defending champs

Red Bulls 2, Sporting Kansas City 1: Bradley Wright-Phillips scored twice in the final 13 minutes to rally host New York over Sporting Kansas City last night, eliminating the defending MLS Cup champion from the playoffs and sending the Red Bulls to the Eastern Conference semifinals.
Boston Herald 18 hours ago
No doubt Nguyen most valuable to Revs

No doubt Nguyen most valuable to Revs

Lee Nguyen took the long and winding road from promising midfielder to Revolution linchpin. His journey included stints in Denmark, Netherlands and Vietnam and a brief and humbling interlude in Vancouver. He toiled away earnestly for the chance to reveal his best qualities consistently, secure a prominent place in a successful team and transform into one of the top candidates for MLS’ Most Valuable Player award.
CSN Washington 19 hours ago

D.C. United will face Red Bulls in playoffs on CSN

Watch D.C. United take on the Red Bulls at 4 p.m. this Sunday on CSN in MLS Playoff action.
Washington Post 21 hours ago

Soccer Insider: D.C. United will face New York Red Bulls in MLS playoffs

MLS’s longest enduring rivalry is set for a renewal in the playoffs. Bradley Wright-Phillips, the league’s top scorer, struck twice in the last 13 minutes, including a header in the 90th, as the New York Red Bulls overturned a deficit and ousted reigning champion Sporting Kansas City, 2-1, in a first-round match Thursday night in Harrison, N.J. Read full article >>

D.C. United will face New York Red Bulls in MLS playoffs

MLS’s longest enduring rivalry is set for a renewal in the playoffs. Bradley Wright-Phillips, the league’s top scorer, struck twice in the last 13 minutes, including a header in the 90th, as the New York Red Bulls overturned a deficit and ousted reigning champion Sporting Kansas City, 2-1, in a first-round match Thursday night in […]
Columbus Dispatch 21 hours ago

Soccer: Crew enters playoffs short on postseason experience

With the Crew set to host the New England Revolution on Saturday to open a two-game Eastern Conference semifinal series, Tony Tchani is one of only five players on the roster with MLS postseason experience.
Washington Post 23 hours ago

D.C. United enters playoffs as top seed in East after finishing 2013 with just three wins

Heading into the 2014 season, it was hard to know how good D.C. United would be. After setting several all-time MLS records for futility in 2013, the club underwent a massive roster overhaul in the offseason. Read full article >>
Washington Post Oct 30, 2014

Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney reportedly to compete in derby against Man City despite rumors of injury

Premier League lovers looking forward to the Manchester United vs. Manchester City match can also look forward to the return of United captain Wayne Rooney, ESPN FC reports. Sources confirmed to the soccer Web site that Rooney, who’s also coming back from a three-game suspension, is “fully fit” despite the fact that he was seen limping on Monday. Read full article >>
The Crew Oct 30, 2014

The Film Room: Jairo Arrieta's opener vs. Union

On the day that Sporting KC travels to Red Bull Arena to face New York in the Eastern Conference Knockout Round, the time has come to take a closer look at one of the goals that helped the Crew avoid playing in that match: Jairo Arrietas opening tally vs. the Union on Sunday. Its another terrific example of Black & Gold organization and transitional play leading to a goal. Read More

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