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Oct 18, 2017
‘I want to push myself’: Bill Hamid won’t return to D.C. United

‘I want to push myself’: Bill Hamid won’t return to D.C. United

D.C. United goalkeeper Bill Hamid, the organization’s longest-serving player who rose from the academy ranks to a U.S. national team prospect, said Wednesday that he will not return to the club next season. Hamid’s contract expires this winter, and, after weighing offers from United and exploring other opportunities, he told the Insider: “I want to […]
Oct 17, 2017
D.C. United’s Steve Birnbaum sidelined with third concussion of year

D.C. United’s Steve Birnbaum sidelined with third concussion of year

D.C. United captain Steve Birnbaum suffered a concussion for the third time in six months during Sunday’s match at Portland and will not play in the MLS regular season finale this weekend. In the closing minutes of United’s 4-0 defeat, Birnbaum misplayed the ball in his team’s end. Jeremy Ebobisse pressured the defender and, in […]
Oct 14, 2017
D.C. United will try to avoid unwanted MLS history in match at Portland Timbers

D.C. United will try to avoid unwanted MLS history in match at Portland Timbers

D.C. United at Portland Timbers Where: Providence Park. When: Sunday at 7:30 p.m. ET. TV: NewsChannel 8. Records: United 9-18-5, 32 points; Timbers 13-11-8, 47 points. D.C. probable starters: GK Bill Hamid; Ds Nick DeLeon, Kofi Opare, Steve Birnbaum, Chris Korb; MFs Marcelo Sarvas, Russell Canouse, Paul Arriola, Luciano Acosta, Zoltan Stieber; F Patrick Mullins. […]
Oct 5, 2017
Revealed: MLS salaries for players signed during the summer

Revealed: MLS salaries for players signed during the summer

Paul Arriola and Zoltan Stieber, midfielders acquired by D.C. United during a spending spree this summer, are carrying two of the biggest long-term contracts on the team. But according to figures compiled by the MLS Players’ Union, their current salaries are rather modest. The reason: They arrived in mid-season when salary cap space was limited […]
Sep 29, 2017
With contract talks in limbo, Bill Hamid might be on his way out of D.C. United

With contract talks in limbo, Bill Hamid might be on his way out of D.C. United

D.C. United and Bill Hamid have been engaged in contract negotiations all year, but with the sides unable to finalize a deal and the star goalkeeper’s current pact due to expire in December, there is a growing possibility he won’t return next season. This saga will end in one of three ways: They’ll reach agreement, […]
Sep 27, 2017

As a disappointing season winds down, D.C. United preps its road legs for next year

HARRISON, N.J. — With playoff hopes long gone and three straight road games before his team’s long-awaited farewell to RFK Stadium, D.C. United Coach Ben Olsen is using this late stretch of away matches as a dress rehearsal for 2018. Before Audi Field is ready, United will probably have to play an MLS-record 12 straight on […]
Sep 26, 2017
After scoring four, D.C. United’s Patrick Mullins will go for more at Red Bulls

After scoring four, D.C. United’s Patrick Mullins will go for more at Red Bulls

D.C. United at New York Red Bulls Where: Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J. When: Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. TV: NewsChannel 8. Records: United 9-17-4, 31 points; Red Bulls 12-11-6, 42 points. D.C. probable starters: GK Bill Hamid; Ds Nick DeLeon, Steve Birnbaum, Kofi Opare, Chris Korb; MFs Paul Arriola, Marcelo Sarvas, Russell Canouse, Luciano […]
Sep 23, 2017
Patrick Mullins nets four goals in second half for D.C. United against San Jose

Patrick Mullins nets four goals in second half for D.C. United against San Jose

Patrick Mullins had not scored in more than a year, a promising season derailed by injuries and poor form. But on Saturday night, the former University of Maryland star not only smashed his way out of a personal funk but set an MLS record. Mullins became the 11th player in league history to record four […]
Sep 22, 2017
D.C. United is fizzling down homestretch as San Jose comes to town

D.C. United is fizzling down homestretch as San Jose comes to town

D.C. United vs. San Jose Earthquakes Where: RFK Stadium. When: Saturday at 7 p.m. TV: NewsChannel 8. Records: United 8-17-4, 28 points; Earthquakes 11-12-6, 39 points. D.C. probable starters: GK Bill Hamid; Ds Sean Franklin, Steve Birnbaum, Kofi Opare, Nick DeLeon; MFs Paul Arriola, Marcelo Sarvas, Russell Canouse, Luciano Acosta, Zoltan Stieber; F Deshorn Brown. […]
Sep 21, 2017
D.C. United’s new stadium is coming along, but its home schedule is ‘a Rubik’s Cube’

D.C. United’s new stadium is coming along, but its home schedule is ‘a Rubik’s Cube’

D.C. United will move into a new stadium next season but might have to play its first home match in an alternative location. With Audi Field slated to open more than three months into the 2018 campaign, United is working with MLS to determine whether the entire slate of home matches at the new venue […]
Dec 31, 1969
Bryce Harper is a year from free agency. So what’s he really worth?

Bryce Harper is a year from free agency. So what’s he really worth?

History of injuries gives pause to the idea of offering historic money, thought Stephen Strasburg shows how quickly narratives can change.
Dec 31, 1969

Redskins' new kicker Nick Rose ready for high stakes of NFL debut

The rookie kicker arrived in town and didn't even bring a suitcase. He's hoping he'll be able to stick around awhile
Dec 31, 1969

The Redskins' passing attack doesn't have a No. 1 receiver, and it's working anyway

Raise your hand if you had Chris Thompson leading the Redskins in receiving through five games.
Dec 31, 1969
D.C. Sports Hall of Fame revises its induction criteria

D.C. Sports Hall of Fame revises its induction criteria

The new rules ensure that the Hall gradually diversifies away from any perceived Redskins/Nationals/media member bias.
Dec 31, 1969
Boomer Esiason: Redskins 'absolutely crazy' if they don't lock up Kirk Cousins

Boomer Esiason: Redskins 'absolutely crazy' if they don't lock up Kirk Cousins

"Inside the NFL” zeros in on Kirk Cousins. There will be a lot of zeros.