Thomas Floyd covers D.C. United for The Washington Times.
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.
Columbus Crew rookie Kirk Urso died last night, the club announced. He was 22.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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