When Nick DeLeon had a brief chat with D.C. United coach Ben Olsen earlier this week at the MLS combine, the former Louisville midfielder didn't get much of a feeling he would end up in the nation's capital.
D.C. United bolstered their beleaguered defensive corps Tuesday, acquiring veteran right back Robbie Russell from Real Salt Lake for a third-round pick in the 2013 SuperDraft.
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.
In the past six months, D.C. United's once-sprawling route to the postseason has been whittled down to a simple path.
When Santino Quaranta woke up Sunday morning, he was as sore as could be — and he couldn't have felt better.
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.
Jamie Smith had the tiebreaking goal in the 71st minute, Caleb Folan scored twice and the Colorado Rapids beat short-handed D.C. United 4-1 on Sunday night.
Sixteen months ago, a near-fatal auto accident had left rising soccer star Charlie Davies fighting for his life.
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.