D.C. United - Washington Times
Skip to content

D.C. United

Related Articles

D.C. United coach Ben Olsen said "there's certainly no panic button around here" despite his team's 0-2-1 start. (Associated Press)

Ben Olsen keeping D.C. United's skid in perspective

Three consecutive trips to the playoffs have seen Olsen's squad enjoy status as a perennial contender in recent years. But he hasn't forgotten the 2013 campaign, when the club tied a record for MLS futility with three wins in 34 matches. So with United off to an 0-2-1 start, Olsen is keeping the skid in perspective.

December 11, 2016: Wake Forest midfielder Ian Harkes (16) controls the ball during the 2nd overtime period of the NCAA men's soccer Championship game between the Wake Forest Demon Deacons and the Stanford Cardinal at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, TX. Stanford won 5-4 on a penalty kick shootout after two overtime periods ended with a 0-0 score...Trask Smith/CSM (Cal Sport Media via AP Images) **FILE**

Villa has two goals in NYCFC's win over DC United

Associated Press

David Villa scored two goals and NYCFC newcomers Rodney Wallace and Maxi Moralez added one each in a 4-0 victory that overshadowed the MLS debut of 2016 Hermann Trophy winner Ian Harkes for D.C. United on Sunday.

The D.C. United's new soccer stadium will be known at Audi Field and is scheduled to open in mid-2018. (Photo by D.C. United)

With new stadium coming, D.C. United's final season at RFK begins

Talk of building a permanent home for D.C. United has surrounded the club since Ben Olsen broke through as a frenetic rookie in 1998. For nearly two decades, the player-turned-coach has witnessed a number of promising leads on the stadium front. With each key victory inevitably came a frustrating setback.

The D.C. United's new soccer stadium will be known at Audi Field and is scheduled to open in mid-2018. (Photo by D.C. United)

D.C. United receive zoning approval to build stadium

- The Washington Times

D.C. United cleared the final hurdle in a decade-long push to build a Major League Soccer stadium in the District, receiving unanimous approval from the city's zoning commission.

D.C. United playmaker Luciano Acosta has thrived in a new formation while veteran midfielder Lamar Neagle (center) has developed into a lethal presence off the bench. (Associated Press)

Dark-horse D.C. United riding into playoffs hot at just the right time

As fourth-seeded D.C. United faces the fifth-seeded Montreal Impact in the Eastern Conference knockout round Thursday at RFK Stadium, there's reason to believe Ben Olsen's team fits the description of a dark horse threat.

D.C. United playmaker Marcelo Sarvas is available to shield the four-man back line in the team's 4-1-4-1 formation. (Associated Press)

United rallies for draw with Red Bulls

Associated Press

Marcelo Sarvas and Patrick Mullins scored three minutes apart in the second half and D.C. United rallied for a 2-2 draw with the New York Red Bulls on Sunday in a game delayed 75 minutes because of lightning.

Former New York City FC striker and Maryland star Patrick Mullins is in line for more consistent playing time with the D.C. United since joining the team last week. (Associated Press)

Ben Olsen believes additions will inject energy into D.C. United

Since United (5-8-7) is sitting four points out of a playoff spot and owns the league's second-worst attack, the pressure is on for the club's newcomers to produce promptly. United hopes that acquiring players from within the league breeds familiarity.