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  • Switching Kitchen pays dividends for United

    After D.C. United allowed four goals in back-to-back MLS contests, coach Ben Olsen knew his team needed to make a change.

  • D.C. United's Andy Najar scored one of the goals in the 2-2 draw with the Philadelphia Union on Saturday. (Associated Press)

    Najar a catalyst in United's victory

    For the moment, D.C. United has stopped the bleeding. The club also may have found its creative spark.

D.C. United coach Ben Olsen quite often is in a joking mood, but he was all business with his team at its first training session since dropping a 4-1 decision at Houston on Friday.

    United's leaky defense no laughing matter to Ben Olsen

    D.C. United coach Ben Olsen, at 34 years old and just 18 months removed from his playing career, typically provides a sense of levity on the practice field, cracking jokes while bringing his unique comic energy to the proceedings. Despite his prominent title, he often seems just like one of the guys.

  • DC United's Andy Najar, center, trips as Los Angeles Galaxy's Mike Magee (18) and Los Angeles Galaxy's Juninho (19) defend during the second half of an MLS soccer game on Saturday, April 9, 2011, in Washington. The game ended in a 1-1 tie. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)

    United still searching for offense after tie

    D.C. United scrambled to salvage a tie Saturday against Los Angeles at RFK Stadium, collecting a point and ending a two-game losing streak.

  • D.C. United's Charlie Davies celebrates with teammates Chris Pontius (left) and Dax McCarty (right) (Associated Press)

    United's McCarty relishing captaincy

    D.C. United built a reputation over the years for being a stylish team, noted for its possession game and passing ability. But at the heart of the club, there were always tough, hardworking and intelligent players such as Richie Williams, Ben Olsen, Josh Gros and Bryan Namoff stirring the team on through the good and the bad.

  • Charlie Davies will try to resurrect his career with D.C. United after suffering life-threatening injuries in a car accident two years ago. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

    D.C. United has questions to answer as 2011 season opens

    Questions abound for D.C. United in 2011. How quickly will the club rebound from its worst season ever? Who will score after the club notched a miserly 21 goals in 30 games in 2010? Who will be United's starting goalie? Some of these questions will be answered when United hosts the Columbus Crew in its season opener Saturday night at RFK Stadium.

  • ** FILE ** Curt Onalfo (Rich Sugg / Kansas City Star)

    D.C. United fires coach Onalfo

    D.C. United announced Wednesday that it is firing first-season coach Curt Onalfo.

  • With a win, United is in

    D.C. United will advance to the semifinals of the first SuperLiga tournament tonight with a win over the Houston Dynamo.

  • United gets triumvirate back

    Bobby Boswell learned the atmosphere of D.C. United practices had changed while he and forward Ben Olsen were away with the U.S. national team at the Copa America in Venezuela earlier this month.

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