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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.
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.
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.
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.
More than a month has passed since D.C. United (9-5-3) last played at RFK Stadium, a 3-2 win over the New England Revolution on May 26. After tonight's match against the Montreal Impact (5-9-3), United won't return home for another month, when they play Paris Saint-Germain in a July 28 friendly and then the Columbus Crew in an MLS match Aug. 4.
D.C. United have agreed to a new contract with Branko Boskovic that will keep the midfielder in the nation's capital beyond July but remove his designated player status, the club announced Friday.
D.C. United on Thursday added another weapon to one of the most prolific attacks in MLS, acquiring striker Long Tan from the Vancouver Whitecaps for a first-round pick in the 2015 supplemental draft.
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