"You feel good one day and think, 'Oh, I'll be back on the field in a week or so,'" Woolard said. "And then the next day, you have a headache again. So it's frustrating because you never know the time frame."
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.
The New York Red Bulls announced before their Eastern Conference semifinal on Thursday night that they will donate half the gate revenue from the game to relief efforts in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.
Once Dwayne De Rosario watched his header settle in the back of the net, he strutted through his trademarked "shake-and-bake" celebration, like he has so many times before. After stashing the historic ball on the bench, he shared a moment with coach Ben Olsen, acknowledged the fans chanting his name and pointed his hands skyward.
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.
The New York Red Bulls hope forward Luke Rodgers can get his visa woes fixed and return to the Major League Soccer team sometime this season.
Tottenham will play the Los Angeles Galaxy and New York Red Bulls in July on a preseason tour to the United States.
The New York Red Bulls acquired midfielder Stephane Auvray in a trade from Sporting Kansas City.
A dispute between top players and the Mexico Football Federation has escalated, with the governing body saying it will not bow to demands by 13 players who are threatening to boycott upcoming games.