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D.C. United bolstered their short-handed roster with more collegiate talent Tuesday, selecting New Mexico midfielder Lance Rozeboom, Charlotte defender Charles Rodriguez and Drake midfielder Matt Kuhn in the MLS supplemental draft.
Dwayne De Rosario may not have led D.C. United back to the playoffs this year, but the prolific playmaker did enough to land on the shortlist for MLS Most Valuable Player honors.
All things considered, it would be hard to look at Charlie Davies' 2011 campaign as anything other than a success.
Despite a brave effort late in the game to try and pull out a win, D.C. United had to settle for a 1-1 tie with the visiting Portland Timbers on Wednesday, and with it, see the club's playoff hopes dashed.
For 67 minutes Saturday, D.C. United were clicking on all cylinders.
Charlie Davies scored three goals as D.C. United beat Chivas USA 3-0 on Saturday night.
In the past six months, D.C. United's once-sprawling route to the postseason has been whittled down to a simple path.
Dwayne De Rosario has wasted no time showing D.C. United why he is one of the most prolific attacking players in MLS history.
It's been a tough few days for Charlie Davies. Not only was he snubbed for the upcoming MLS All-Star Game against Manchester United, but the usually reliable forward failed to convert a penalty kick at the game's halfway mark against the New England Revolution on Wednesday night.
Eight years after leaving MLS for the greener pastures of European stardom, Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard is one of the top shot-stoppers soccer has to offer, a decorated American export affectionately referred to by his English club's supporters as their "yankee doodle dandy."
For anyone keeping tabs on D.C. United, attention always seems to gravitate in certain directions.
Minutes after D.C. United wrapped up a league-worst 6-20-4 campaign in October, then-interim coach Ben Olsen paused during his postgame press conference to seemingly brace himself for the impending skepticism and declared, "We're not that far away."
Dwayne De Rosario had a memorable return to Red Bull Arena.
A large contingent of media members swarmed the RFK Stadium practice fields Thursday as D.C. United tuned up for Saturday's pivotal home match against the Philadelphia Union. Yet reporters took little interest in assessments of the visiting Eastern Conference front-runners.
"For guys like Wolffy and I, it's a dream for a player like that to come to our team," Davies said. "He's a guy who has to make defenders stay honest because he can strike balls from distance, he can score goals."
"We kept the ball today. We played really well. They really weren't dangerous," Davies said. "Of course they were going to be frustrated."