A star for the U.S. national team, Dempsey wasn't a regular in Andre Villas-Boas' starting lineup. Even so, his move is somewhat surprising because Tottenham could also lose forward Gareth Bale this offseason to Real Madrid.
Since D.C. United kicked off its 2012 campaign with a revamped roster, one key personnel question has lingered over the club: Is Branko Boskovic in for the long haul or will the pricey midfielder be making an early exit?
D.C. United had just taken a pair of punches to the gut. Up 2-0 at halftime against the New England Revolution, they watched that lead evaporate in the opening minutes of the second stanza. But they had an answer.
At this time last year, D.C. United were mired in the lower half of the table. They had notched just 12 points in 10 games and were still feeling the effects of a three-match losing steak in which they were outscored 11-3.
Coach Ben Olsen often noted this past offseason that D.C. United's restructured roster, with substantially more depth and balance than in years past, sure looked good on paper. But in Saturday's 2-1 win at the New England Revolution, those qualities paid dividends where it matters most - on the field.
Chris Pontius curled a shot off the left wing into the far right corner in the 82nd minute, his first goal of the season, as the D.C. United beat the New England Revolution 2-1 Saturday.
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.
Manchester United will play Major League Soccer's Chicago Fire, New England Revolution and Seattle Sounders as part of its preseason tour of the United States.
Zack Schilawski scored his first goal of the season and Shalrie Joseph converted a penalty kick to lead the New England Revolution to a 2-1 win over D.C. United on Saturday.