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By Donald Lambro
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Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Kevin Payne
When D.C. United take the field to kick off a new season in March, the club for the first time will do so without Kevin Payne pulling the strings from the front office.
Bill Hamid didn't have much interest in talking. Shouting, however, was a different matter. When it came to his club, and the intangibles that have fueled its logic-defying run to the MLS final four, the D.C. United goalkeeper's passion spoke volumes — figuratively and literally.
It's tough to imagine Chris Pontius lagging behind. But sometimes, the man just can't keep up.
To Dejan Jakovic, there is a simple explanation for the intensity behind the Atlantic Cup rivalry between his D.C. United side and the New York Red Bulls.
D.C. United last season learned all too well the chances a team takes when fielding a thin roster.
It's safe to say Dwayne De Rosario is the most unconventional Most Valuable Player in Major League Soccer's 16-year history.
Donovan McNabb's time in Washington is over after only a year.
D.C. United announced Wednesday that it is firing first-season coach Curt Onalfo.
Luciano Emilio snapped his seven-game scoreless streak with a game-winner as D.C. United ended a four-game losing streak with a come-from-behind 3-2 win over Toronto FC last night at RFK Stadium.
In a conference call with reporters, he declined to comment on his future but said the new opportunity arose about six weeks ago.
"The future of D.C. United will be in very good hands," Payne said. "I do think the new ownership is stable, and they're ready to move things forward. Had it been in the recent past, I might not have felt comfortable moving."