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Seattle Sounders defender Jeff Parke, center, teammate defender Adam Johansson (5) clear the ball as Real Salt Lake forward Fabian Espindola (7) looks on in the second half during an MLS Western Conference semifinal soccer match Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, in Sandy, Utah. The Sounders defeated Real Salt Lake. The match, the second of a two-match aggregate game, ended with a score of  1-0. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

D.C. United gets Jeff Parke from Philly for Ethan White

Associated Press

The clubs Tuesday also swapped spots in the MLS allocation ranking, with the Union moving up to No. 1 and United down to No. 6. That will give Philadelphia first dibs on the next U.S. national team player to sign with the league.

D.C. United's Kyle Porter, left, and Seattle Sounders's Brad Evans, right, head the ball in the second half of an MLS soccer match, Wednesday, July 3, 2013, in Seattle. The Sounders beat D.C. United, 2-0. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

D.C. United need help everywhere after historically bad season

At 3-24-7, United became the first MLS club to win fewer than four games. Their 0.65 goals per game average is the lowest the league has seen. The minus-37 goal differential tied for the all-time worst.

D.C. United celebrates the win as Real Salt Lake lost the 2013 U.S. Open Cup Final to D.C. United 1-0 at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah, Tuesday, October 1, 2013. The winner will play in the CONCACAF Champions League. (AP Photo/The Salt Lake Tribune, Leah Hogsten)

D.C. United takes U.S. Open Cup title in midst of miserable season

- Associated Press

D.C. United is winless on the road in MLS this season and has the league's worst record with only three victories and 15 points. Regardless, the club secured a spot in the 2014-15 CONCACAF Champions League with the victory.

**FILE** D.C. United coach Ben Olsen (Associated Press)

In miserable season, trophy still in play for D.C. United

While United have a league-worst 3-21-6 mark in MLS play, they managed to win four straight in the U.S. Open Cup en route to an appearance in Tuesday night's title game at Real Salt Lake.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano, right, talks to free safety Dashon Goldson in the second half of an NFL football game against the New York Jets, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Bucs' Dashon Golden suspended by NFL for flagrant hits

Associated Press

Goldson was penalized for unnecessary roughness in the second quarter of Sunday's game against New Orleans for making direct, helmet-to-helmet contact with a defenseless receiver, Darren Sproles.

Jan Jacobus "Sonny" Silooy, a former Dutch footballer and current Director of Youth Development for D.C. United Academy initiatives, poses for a photo during an academy league training session held at the auxiliary field near RFK Stadium, in Washington, DC., Thursday, July 10, 2013. (Andrew S Geraci/The Washington Times)

Sonny Silooy's career has evolved from standout defender to standout talent developer

- The Washington Times

Sonny Silooy played in more than 250 matches as a defender for the Dutch powerhouse AFC Ajax. Logged 25 appearances for the Netherlands national team. Went the full 120 minutes in the 1996 UEFA Champions League final. But what the 49-year-old can't wait to discuss is a post-playing days photograph, attached to a whiteboard in the corner of his office.