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United Watch Archive: October 2012

  • Officials discuss D.C. United, New York swapping home playoff dates

    Four days after earning home-field advantage in the MLS playoffs, D.C. United saw it taken away by forces well beyond its control. With the New York metropolitan area still recovering from the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy, MLS on Wednesday announced United and the New York Red Bulls would swap home playoff dates in the two-game, total-goals Eastern Conference semifinal. Published October 31 2012

  • The year that was: TWT's MLS awards picks

    Seven months and 18 days after the MLS regular season kicked off, it came to a close Sunday night. As we brace ourselves for the playoffs, let's look back at the 2012 campaign by focusing on its standout players. Here are my first- and second-team all-league selections, as well as the votes I submitted for the various MLS awards. Published October 29 2012

  • D.C. United set playoff schedule with New York (updated)

    D.C. United on Saturday will play their first playoff game since 2007 at Red Bull Arena before concluding the two-game, total-goals series against New York on Wednesday at RFK Stadium. Both matches will kick off at 8 p.m. Published October 28 2012

  • Postgame roundup: D.C. United 1, Chicago 1

    With crucial seeding at stake, D.C. United on Saturday faced a playoff team for the first time since Dwayne De Rosario went down with a knee injury more than a month ago. And just as they have throughout this unbeaten run without their talisman, United found a way to get the result they needed. Published October 27 2012

  • Seeding at stake as D.C. United face Chicago

    Today's match between D.C. United and the Chicago Fire (4 p.m., NBCSN) was stripped of its do-or-die status when United clinched a playoff berth with last weekend's 3-2 win over the Columbus Crew. But there still is plenty at stake in this one. Published October 27 2012

  • Postgame roundup: D.C. United 3, Columbus 2

    D.C. United this year have thrived under adversity. Their 3-2 win over the Columbus Crew on Saturday to clinch a playoff berth was no different. Published October 22 2012

  • D.C. United on verge of ending playoff drought

    For D.C. United, the drought is almost over. With just a draw in either of their final two games, United will clinch their first playoff berth since 2007. A win in either match will ensure D.C. will finish no worse than fourth, guaranteeing the club at least one home playoff game. And two wins will lock United into a top-three spot and a bye to the conference semifinals. Published October 19 2012

  • Graham Zusi's college, MLS and national team coaches discuss the ex-Terp

    With U.S. all-time leading scorer Landon Donovan sidelined by a knee injury, former University of Maryland standout Graham Zusi, now an All-Star and MVP candidate with Sporting Kansas City, seems poised to take over a creative midfield role for the Americans during crucial World Cup qualifiers Friday night at Antigua and Barbuda and Tuesday against Guatemala. Published October 12 2012

  • Postgame observations: D.C. United 1, Toronto FC 0

    D.C. United are getting pretty good at this winning ugly thing. With a 1-0 triumph at Toronto FC on Saturday, the club improved to 4-0-1 since captain Dwayne De Rosario suffered a sprained knee ligament. And three of those wins have been 1-0 results. Published October 6 2012

  • D.C. United roundup: Bill Hamid, playoff scenarios and more

    After enduring the United States' Olympic qualifying disappointment, suffering an ankle injury and briefly losing his starting job with D.C. United, goalkeeper Bill Hamid has quietly put together a standout campaign. Published October 5 2012

  • Jack Evans discusses D.C. United stadium situation (updated)

    D.C. Council member Jack Evans, Ward 2 Democrat, said the city is in "final negotiations" to complete a stadium deal with United during an interview Friday on The Kojo Nnamdi Show. Published October 5 2012