7:34 PM EDT, Sat October 25, 2014

D.C. United is top seed in CONCACAF Champions League knockout stage

“Worst to first” has been a common theme around D.C. United this year, and with the group stage of the CONCACAF Champions League complete, DCU can add another glossy item to the 2014 portfolio: the No. 1 seed heading into the knockout stage of the international competition. United was the only club among 24 entries […]
CSN Washington Oct 24, 2014

D.C. United pushing to host MLS Cup

D.C. United has locked up first place in the Eastern Conference, but now they have their sights set on hosting the MLS Cup.
Washington Post Oct 24, 2014

D.C. United goalkeeper Bill Hamid developing into a star

In 2009, D.C. United signed its first academy player to a professional contract. At the time, 18-year-old goalkeeper Bill Hamid was expected to eventually do big things for his hometown team. Five years later, Hamid has already lived up to the hype. But there is still a lot more to come. Read full article >>
The Crew Oct 24, 2014
Crew to set attendance record with Sunday's match

Crew to set attendance record with Sunday's match

This years Black & Gold squad has been blazing a trail on the field, no doubt, but Crew fans have come together in 2014 to set a new record of their own. With the current amount of tickets sold for Sundays match against Philadelphia, the Crew is set to break the all-time club record for total attendance in a single year at Crew Stadium. Read More
The Crew Oct 24, 2014

Finlay announces extension in front of Crew supporters

Surrounded by those who have been the most vocal supporters of the winger all season, Ethan Finlay and Gregg Berhalter made it official. Read More
Columbus Dispatch Oct 24, 2014

Bob Hunter commentary | Rumblings: Thad Matta exaggerates 2013-14 nonconference schedule

Asked about the nonconference schedule of the men’s basketball team, Ohio State coach Thad Matta told an audience at an Agonis Club fundraiser this week that last season’s was the toughest among Big Ten schools.
philly.com Oct 24, 2014

Important offseason ahead for Union

Before the team begins thinking about improving for next season, it finishes up Sunday at Columbus.
Toronto Sun Oct 23, 2014
Mother at the centre of Jermain Defoe drama: Sources

Mother at the centre of Jermain Defoe drama: Sources

Powerful voices in soccer on both sides of the ocean cautioned Toronto FC against cracking open the vault for Jermain Defoe late last year.
Columbus Dispatch Oct 23, 2014

Columbus Crew: Playoff run puts coach Gregg Berhalter in spotlight

It has been nearly a year since Don Garber got a phone call from Anthony Precourt with some big news. After entertaining a half-dozen final candidates, Precourt, the Crew’s investor-operator, had decided to hire Gregg Berhalter as coach and sporting director. So in November, Precourt placed a call to the Major League Soccer commissioner as soon as the deal was completed. Garber’s response? “I was thrilled,” he said recently. “We were all thrilled at the league office.”
Columbus Dispatch Oct 23, 2014

Soccer | Crew: Ethan Finlay signs two-year extension

Surrounded by a few dozen of the Crew’s most-loyal fans, Ethan Finlay officially signed on for two more years tonight. After a breakout year that has him tied for the team lead with 11 goals, the midfielder signed a contract extension at a question-and-answer session for fans hosted by coach Gregg Berhalter at Hendoc’s Pub.
Chicago Sun-Times Oct 23, 2014

Fire midfielder Logan Pause ready for career finale

Midfielder Logan Pause gets it. Every time Pause puts on a Fire jersey, he sees it as a privilege. He knows the pride and emotion the badge and colors evoke from the team’s fans. Those are things the retiring Pause never has taken lightly during his 12 years with the Fire, a run that will wrap up in the season finale Friday against the Houston Dynamo at Toyota Park. ‘‘It’s something that I take a lot of pride in — representing this club, representing these...
philly.com Oct 23, 2014

Curtin evaluating Union players with eye toward future

Since the Union were eliminated from the Major League Soccer playoffs two weeks ago, interim manager Jim Curtin has spent even more time listening to the conversations in his locker room. He has taken a harder look at the way his players train.

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