UNITED WATCH

Thomas Floyd covers D.C. United for The Washington Times.

  • D.C. United unveil preseason schedule

    By Thomas FloydPublished January 3, 2013 Comments

    While barely a month has passed since the Los Angeles Galaxy claimed MLS Cup, the SuperDraft and first day of preseason now are just two weeks away. On Thursday, D.C. United unveiled their full preseason schedule.

  • D.C. United to open 2013 season at Dynamo

    By Thomas FloydPublished December 18, 2012 Comments

    D.C. United will open their 2013 campaign against the team that ended their run in 2012, facing the Eastern Conference champion Houston Dynamo at BBVA Compass Stadium on March 2, the earliest start date in MLS history.

  • D.C. United select John Thorrington in re-entry draft

    By Thomas FloydPublished December 14, 2012 Comments

    D.C. United on Friday made their first acquisition of the offseason, selecting veteran midfielder John Thorrington in the MLS re-entry draft's second stage.

  • Josh Wolff retires, joins D.C. United coaching staff full time

    By Thomas FloydPublished November 28, 2012 Comments

    Confirming a development that long had been assumed, D.C. United on Wednesday announced forward Josh Wolff will retire and become a full-time assistant coach after serving as a player-coach in 2012.

  • Kevin Payne is stepping down as D.C. United's president and CEO. He'll reportedly join Toronto FC as team president. (D.C. United)

    Interview outtakes: Kevin Payne and Ben Olsen

    By Thomas FloydPublished November 28, 2012 Comments

    After D.C. United on Tuesday announced Kevin Payne, the only top executive the club has ever known, was stepping down as president and CEO, I had the opportunity to take part in a conference call with Payne and also chat on the phone with coach Ben Olsen.

  • D.C. United midfielder Chris Pontius (13) misses a penalty kick during the first half against the New York Red Bulls in the Eastern Conference semifinals playoff match at RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C.,  Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012. (Craig Bisacre/The Washington Times)

    D.C. United's Chris Pontius named to MLS Best XI

    By — Published November 26, 2012 Comments

    Fourteen months after a broken leg derailed a career year for Chris Pontius, the D.C. United attacker has been rewarded for coming back better than ever in 2012.

  • New York Red Bulls midfielder Tim Cahill (right) pushes D.C. United midfielder Branko Boskovic during the first half of an MLS Eastern Conference semifinal playoff soccer match on Nov. 8, 2012, in Harrison, N.J. (Associated Press)

    D.C. United, Branko Boskovic mutually part ways

    By Thomas FloydPublished November 21, 2012 Comments

    D.C. United and midfielder Branko Boskovic have agreed to mutually part ways so the Montenegro international can attend to family matters, the club announced Wednesday.

  • Houston Dynamo's goalkeeper Tally Hall (1) catches the ball as DC United's Maicon Santos, right, plays the ball during the first half of the second game of an MLS soccer Eastern Conference final playoff series match on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, in Washington. The Dynamo advanced to their second straight MLS Cup final and fourth in seven years, tying DC United 1-1 Sunday for a 4-2 aggregate win in the Eastern Conference final. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)

    Postgame roundup: D.C. United 1, Dynamo 1

    By Thomas FloydPublished November 18, 2012 Comments

    There was a sense of optimism that filled RFK Stadium on Sunday before kickoff as the D.C. United faithful unveiled an elaborate display reading, "They can't hold us back -- we are United." For the team with the best home record in MLS, it sure seemed like there was more than enough energy to fuel a two-goal victory.

  • Houston Dynamo's Brian Ching (25) battles D.C. United's Perry Kitchen, right, for the ball during the second half of an MLS Eastern Conference Championship soccer game, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, in Houston. The Dynamo defeated D.C. United 3-1. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Dynamo, deficit between D.C. United and MLS Cup

    By Thomas FloydPublished November 17, 2012 Comments

    It's amazing, really, the position D.C. United are in. If they can overcome a two-goal deficit at RFK Stadium on Sunday, a league-best fifth MLS Cup title will be within their grasp. They'll be playing for that crown from the comforts of home. And barring a setback, they'll have a fit and healthy Dwayne De Rosario in the mix.

  • D.C. United's Nick DeLeon (18) celebrates his goal with Lewis Neal, right, during the first half of an MLS Eastern Conference Championship soccer game against the Houston Dynamo, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    DeLeon, Pontius, Olsen among MLS awards finalists

    By Thomas FloydPublished November 15, 2012 Comments

    MLS on Thursday announced the shortlists for its 2012 awards, with D.C. United's Nick DeLeon (Rookie of the Year), Chris Pontius (Comeback Player of the Year) and Ben Olsen (Coach of the Year).

  • D.C. United's Lionard Pajoy, left, yells at Houston Dynamo's Corey Ashe after being called for a foul during the second half of an MLS Eastern Conference Championship soccer game, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, in Houston. The Dynamo defeated D.C. United 3-1. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Postgame roundup: Dynamo 3, D.C. United 1

    By Thomas FloydPublished November 12, 2012 Comments

    D.C. United have had no problems getting results without Dwayne De Rosario. But without him, Chris Pontius, Brandon McDonald, Marcelo Saragosa, Bill Hamid and Andy Najar? That, it turns out, is too much to overcome.

  • After dramatic win over Red Bulls, D.C. United move on to Dynamo

    By Thomas FloydPublished November 11, 2012 Comments

    D.C. United's 2-1 aggregate win over the New York Red Bulls had enough drama in its two matches to last an entire playoff run. But all of that is in the past. Now, United have turned their focus to the Houston Dynamo, the club they visit Sunday (4 p.m., NBCSN) for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference final.

  • D.C. United midfielder Andy Najar (14) argues with the ref before being tosses for receiving two yellow cards in the second half against the New York Red Bulls in the Eastern Conference semifinals playoff match at RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C.,  Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012. (Craig Bisacre/The Washington Times)

    MLS suspends Andy Najar for conference final

    By Thomas FloydPublished November 9, 2012 Comments

    D.C. United will be without right back Andy Najar for both legs of their Eastern Conference final series against the Houston Dynamo after MLS on Friday announced the 19-year-old would receive an additional two-game suspension for throwing the ball at referee Jair Marrufo on Saturday.

  • MLS postpones second leg between D.C. United, Red Bulls

    By Thomas FloydPublished November 7, 2012 Comments

    Mother Nature must have something against D.C. United and the New York Red Bulls. First, the teams swapped playoff dates, switching New York's home game from the first leg to the second to give the organization more time to prepare following Superstorm Sandy. But when Game 2 at Red Bull Arena finally arrived Wednesday, it was postponed after an hourlong delay because of snow brought on by a nor'easter storm pounding the East Coast.

  • D.C. United braces for stormy showdown at Red Bull Arena

    By Thomas FloydPublished November 7, 2012 Comments

    D.C. United have gone through a yearlong odyssey taking the club from a team on the outside looking in at a playoff spot to the third-best record in MLS. After playing to a 1-1 draw with the New York Red Bulls in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinal Saturday, United must claim victory at Red Bull Arena in tonight's second leg (8 p.m., NBCSN) of the two-game, total-goals series to keep their season alive.

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