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United Watch Archive: August 2012

  • Postgame observations: D.C. United 2, New York 2

    On a night when league legend Dwayne De Rosario scored the 100th goal of his MLS career, who would have thought makeshift left back Wilman Conde would be the one stealing the show with a spectacular finish? Published August 30 2012

  • Match primer: New York Red Bulls at D.C. United

    One of the reasons D.C. United have found themselves enjoying increased success in 2012 is the team's uncanny ability to avoid losing streaks. Just twice this season has the club dropped two games in a row, and it has avoided a three-match skid altogether. Published August 29 2012

  • Match primer: D.C. United at Montreal Impact

    With Saturday's first-ever trip to Montreal to face the Impact, D.C. United have a prime opportunity to bury their closest opposition for the final playoff slot and make claim consecutive wins for the first time since May. Published August 24 2012

  • Postgame observations: D.C. United 4, Chicago 2

    Now there's the D.C. United team we got used to seeing this spring. After scoring just three goals in their past five games, United (12-8-4) surpassed that total in a mere 90 minutes Wednesday with a key 4-2 win over the Chicago Fire (12-8-5). Published August 23 2012

  • Match primer: Chicago Fire at D.C. United

    For D.C. United (11-8-4), tonight's match against the visiting Chicago Fire (12-7-5) is a big one. After dropping two points at home against Philadelphia on Sunday and going 1-3-1 in their past five, United could sure use a win at RFK Stadium (7:30 p.m., Comcast SportsNet) against a surging Chicago team to get back on track and secure their positioning in the tight Eastern Conference. Published August 22 2012

  • Postgame observations: D.C. United 1, Philadelphia 1

    Well Mark Geiger sure turned a fairly forgettable match Sunday night into one to remember, didn't he? Published August 20 2012

  • Match primer: Philadelphia Union at D.C. United

    A budding rivalry between D.C. United and the Philadelphia Union was given an extra spark this week when the two sides swapped players just days before their meeting at RFK Stadium. Shipped up Interstate 95 was 22-year-old midfielder Danny Cruz, while veteran forward Lionard Pajoy found himself in the nation's capital. Published August 19 2012

  • Interview outtakes: Freddy Adu

    Six years after departing D.C. United at the end of an up-and-down stint with the club as a overly hyped child prodigy, Freddy Adu will finally play his first game at RFK Stadium as a visiting player Sunday when his Philadelphia Union come to town. Published August 18 2012

  • D.C. United acquire Lionard Pajoy from Philadelphia for Danny Cruz

    D.C. United on Thursday shook up their attack, acquiring Colombian striker Lionard Pajoy and an international roster spot from the Philadelphia Union for midfielder Danny Cruz. Published August 16 2012

  • Postgame observations: Kansas City 2, D.C. United 1

    At this point, it's safe to say Sporting Kansas City has D.C. United's number. In the Ben Olsen era, United are now 0-4-0 against Peter Vermes' Kansas City side. And none of those games has been particularly pretty for United, as Kansas City has made a habit of using its 4-3-3 formation to overrun D.C. in midfield and dominate possession from beginning to end. Published August 11 2012

  • Match primer: D.C. United at Sporting Kansas City

    The Eastern Conference is tight. Really tight. As things stand, just six points separate first place in the conference from the fifth and final playoff slot. Considering the MLS postseason format gives a crucial first-round bye to the top three teams, the stretch run will be key -- much more so than in past years when the playoffs were more forgiving to lower seeds. Published August 11 2012

  • D.C. United acquire Mike Chabala from Portland Timbers

    D.C. United on Thursday acquired defender Mike Chabala from the Portland Timbers for a 2014 supplemental draft pick. Published August 9 2012

  • MLS announces new tiebreakers, playoff dates

    With less than three months before the MLS playoffs start, the league Wednesday announced new tiebreakers to determine which teams will make the postseason and how they will be seeded. Published August 8 2012

  • D.C. United roundup: Andy Najar returns and injury updates

    Midfielder Andy Najar has returned from his Olympic exploits with Honduras, joining his D.C. United teammates for training Tuesday morning after a monthlong absence. Published August 7 2012

  • Columbus Crew rookie Kirk Urso dies at age 22

    Columbus Crew rookie Kirk Urso died last night, the club announced. He was 22. Published August 5 2012

  • Match primer: Columbus Crew at D.C. United

    At last, after a bizarre bit of scheduling left D.C. United with a grand total of five league matches the past two months, including just one game at RFK Stadium, the club's MLS slate is back in full swing. Published August 3 2012

  • D.C. United roundup: Andy Najar advances, Hamdi Salihi called up and more

    D.C. United midfielder Andy Najar and the Honduras Olympic squad Wednesday advanced to the quarterfinals, in which they will face gold-medal favorite Brazil on Saturday at noon. Published August 1 2012