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

  • MLS All-Stars' Chris Pontius, left, of D.C. United, celebrates a goal with Dwayne De Rosario, also of D.C. United, during the MLS All-Star game against Chelsea FC, Wednesday, July 25, 2012 in Chester, Pa. The MLS All Stars won, 3-2. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)

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

    By Thomas FloydPublished July 27, 2012 Comments

    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.

  • Match primer: MLS All-Star Game

    By Thomas FloydPublished July 24, 2012 Comments

    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.

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

    By Thomas FloydPublished July 21, 2012 Comments

    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.

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

    By Thomas FloydPublished July 18, 2012 Comments

    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.

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

    By Thomas FloydPublished July 13, 2012 Comments

    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.

  • D.C United president Kevin Payne, along with co-owners Erick Thohir, Jason Levien and Will Chang greet members of the media at an introductory news conference Tuesday. One of the group's primary goals is to establish a permanent home for the MLS franchise. United have played at aging RFK Stadium since their inception in 1996. (Ryan M.L. Young/The Washington Times)

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

    By Thomas FloydPublished July 11, 2012 Comments

    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 roundup: All-Star reactions and new investors

    By Thomas FloydPublished July 9, 2012 Comments

    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.

  • Dwayne De Rosario named to All-Star First XI

    By Thomas FloydPublished July 8, 2012 Comments

    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.

  • My MLS All-Star picks

    By Thomas FloydPublished July 7, 2012 Comments

    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 roundup: Ownership update, Charlie Davies and more

    By Thomas FloydPublished July 6, 2012 Comments

    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.

  • D.C. United player-assistant coach Josh Wolff shared a word with midfielder Lewis Neal after United's 3-0 win over Montreal at RFK Stadium on Saturday.  (Preston Keres/Special to The Washington Times)

    Interview outtakes: Josh Wolff

    By Thomas FloydPublished July 4, 2012 Comments

    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.

  • D.C. United's Chris Pontius (13) lines up a goal against Montreal's Shavar Thomas (3) for the first goal of the night at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, June 30, 2012. (Preston Keres/Special to The Washington Times)

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

    By Thomas FloydPublished July 1, 2012 Comments

    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.

  • Match primer: Montreal Impact at D.C. United

    By Thomas FloydPublished June 30, 2012 Comments

    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 sign Branko Boskovic to new contract

    By Thomas FloydPublished June 29, 2012 Comments

    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.

  • United acquired Long Tan from the Vancouver Whitecaps on Thursday. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

    D.C. United acquire Chinese striker Tan from Vancouver

    By Thomas FloydPublished June 28, 2012 Comments

    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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