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United Watch Archive: July 2012


  • D.C. United roundup: Andy Najar, lineup choices and more

    D.C. United are naturally keeping tabs on the Olympic exploits of midfielder Andy Najar, who has started Honduras' first two games, including a 1-0 upset that eliminated Spain on Sunday. Published July 31 2012

  • Roundup: Introducing Ibrahimovic, Baltimore's dour draw and more

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic loomed large over RFK Stadium on Saturday in more ways than one. The prolific 6-foot-5 Swedish striker, signed earlier this month for a reported $25 million, made his Paris Saint-German debut in a friendly against D.C. United and he did not disappoint, scoring in the third minute when he curled a left-footed strike inside the far post. Published July 29 2012

  • D.C. United roundup: Chris Pontius, Andy Najar and Zlatan Ibrahimovic

    With his tide-turning goal in the MLS All-Stars' 3-2 win over Chelsea FC on Wednesday, D.C. United midfielder-forward Chris Pontius made his comeback from a broken leg this season all the more remarkable, claiming MVP honors in a triumph over the European champion. Published July 27 2012

  • Match primer: MLS All-Star Game

    The MLS All-Stars, featuring the D.C. United trio of Dwayne De Rosario, Chris Pontius and coach Ben Olsen, are set to take on UEFA Champions League winner Chelsea FC on Wednesday (8:30 p.m., ESPN2) at PPL Park in Chester, Pa. Published July 24 2012

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

    When D.C. United (10-6-3) visit the Columbus Crew (6-7-4) tonight, the match will mark a key opportunity for points heading into yet another brief hiatus for coach Ben Olsen's side. Published July 21 2012

  • D.C. United roundup: Chris Pontius on All-Star nod, Robbie Russell out & more

    Several hours before D.C. United's 4-0 loss to the Houston Dynamo on Sunday, midfielder-forward Chris Pontius was named by Ben Olsen to the MLS All-Star squad that will face European champion Chelsea FC on July 25 at PPL Park in Chester, Pa. Published July 18 2012

  • Match primer: D.C. United at Houston Dynamo

    D.C. United's long-awaited ownership deal is finalized, with previous sole investor Will Chang bringing in new co-owners Erick Thohir and Jason Levien. Now, for this weekend at least, it's time to return focus to the field for United's second trip of the season to face the Houston Dynamo. Published July 13 2012

  • Interview outtakes: D.C. United's new ownership

    So now that D.C. United have formally introduced Erick Thohir and Jason Levien as new co-owners joining Will Chang, what changes can we expect within the club? Published July 11 2012

  • D.C. United roundup: All-Star reactions and new investors

    D.C. United coach Ben Olsen on Sunday discovered 11 of the tools he'll have at his disposal when he leads the MLS All-Stars against Chelsea FC later this month. Among the players voted by fans to the First XI: English icon David Beckham, French star Thierry Henry, U.S. national team stalwart Landon Donovan, MLS leading scorer Chris Wondolowski and the reigning league MVP, United captain Dwayne De Rosario. Published July 9 2012

  • Dwayne De Rosario named to All-Star First XI

    D.C. United coach Ben Olsen will be in charge of at least one familiar face when he leads the MLS All-Stars against Chelsea FC later this month, as United captain Dwayne De Rosario was named Sunday to the fan-voted All-Star First XI. Published July 8 2012

  • My MLS All-Star picks

    MLS on Sunday will reveal the fan-voted All-Star First XI during halftime of ESPN's broadcast of the Los Angeles Galaxy at the Chicago Fire. These players will then be among those representing MLS when the All-Stars -- helmed by United coach Ben Olsen -- take on UEFA Champions League winner Chelsea FC on July 25 at PPL Park in Chester, Pa. Published July 7 2012

  • D.C. United roundup: Ownership update, Charlie Davies and more

    D.C. United are on the verge of revamping the club's ownership, as Philadelphia 76ers minority owners Erick Thohir and Jason Levien have reached an agreement to invest in the club, ESPN reported Friday. Published July 6 2012

  • Interview outtakes: Josh Wolff

    If you've picked up a print edition of The Times, you've probably noticed the centerpiece of today's sports section is my feature on Josh Wolff, who this season has taken on the unique role of serving as a player and an assistant coach for D.C. United. Published July 4 2012

  • Postgame observations: D.C. United 3, Montreal Impact 0

    In dismissing the Montreal Impact by a 3-0 score Saturday at RFK Stadium, D.C. United improved to 7-1-2 at home this season, equaling the total of matches they won in the nation's capital during the past two seasons combined. Published July 1 2012