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Previa: DC vs Dallas

Previa: DC vs Dallas

Feliz por la victoria ante New York, Andy Najar analiza el nuevo funcionamiento del equipo y se prepara para enfrentar a FC Dallas este fin de semana.

DC make tactical shift to accomodate De Rosario

United shift to diamond midfield; Simms, De Ro maximize strengths
DC make tactical shift

Clyde Simms

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Jeff Golden / Getty Images

WASHINGTON — After landing the creative attacking midfielder they’ve been looking for in Dwayne De Rosario, D.C. United made a slight tactical tweak to better accommodate their new weapon.

In the two games since acquiring the 33-year-old, DC have switched to a diamond midfield in place of the flat 4-4-2 that they have used in the past couple of seasons, with midfielder Clyde Simms (pictured above) playing in front of the back four, and De Rosario closer to the two starting forwards.

Presentaciones de Jugadores de D.C. United: 12 de julio - 16 de julio

Presentaciones de Jugadores

El D.C. United continúa con su compromiso para con la comunidad esta semana, con presentaciones de jugadores en varios eventos alrededor de D.C. y Virginia.

D.C. United Player Appearances: July 12 - July 16

Player Appearances 07/12-16

As part of D.C. United’s continued efforts to make appearances in the community and through its partnership with Volkswagen, United players will be making various appearances throughout the Metropolitan Area this week.

PSW Q&A: PWSI Technical Director Ken Krieger “loving life” as daughter Ali shines on World Cup stage

PSW Q&A w/ Ken Krieger

Ali Krieger

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Jamie Sabau/Getty Images

The U.S. Women’s National Team leaped to the forefront of the American sports scene with their thrilling penalty kick-shootout win over Brazil in the World Cup quarterfinals on Sunday, and Dumfries, Va. native Ali Krieger was one of the central figures, playing the full 120 minutes at right back before netting the decisive PK that clinched the U.S. victory.

Richie Williams to be inducted to D.C. United Hall of Tradition presented by Yuengling

Legendary midfielder to receive United’s highest honor August 27
Williams inducted into HoT

D.C. United announced today plans to induct former midfielder Richie Williams to the D.C. United Hall of Tradition presented by Yuengling when the Black-and-Red host the Portland Timbers August 27 at 7:30 p.m. ET. The induction serves as the highest club honor and is reserved solely for iconic performers. Williams and his family will be present through that weekend and will be honored at halftime of the match. Tickets are available via dcunited.com and through all TicketMaster outlets.

Jakovic returns to new-look DC back line

Hamstring fit, CB eager to rejoin young, improving United defense
Jakovic returns from injury

WASHINGTON — An improving D.C. United defense is set to get a boost this week, as central defender Dejan Jakovic (pictured above) was back in training on Tuesday for the first time since the end of May.

The Croatian-born, Canadian international was slated to play in this summer’s CONCACAF Gold Cup, but a hamstring injury suffered in a pre-tournament friendly against Ecuador on June 1 knocked him out of the competition, and out of the DC lineup, for several weeks longer than initially anticipated.

Dwayne De Rosario named Lenkersdorfer Fine Jewelers Man of the Match

The United midfielder earns his first fan honor of the season
De Rosario named MOTM

Dwayne De Rosario was named Lenkersdorfer Fine Jewelers Man of the Match for Matchday 17 of the MLS Regular Season today based on fan voting conducted on dcunited.com.

LENKERSDORFER FINE JEWELERS MOTM VOTING

After each match, visit visit facebook.com/dcunited or dcunited.com to cast your vote. Every match you vote in earns you another chance to win.

Closing out a big step for young United

DC backline meshes quickly to stifle potent New York attack
Big step for young backline
Brandon McDonald

In the two games prior to the 1-0 win over archrivals New York, a young D.C. United side had seen four points evaporate in the two previous games, as they conceded late goals against Houston and Philadelphia at home.

Winless in their last five games, DC found themselves up a goal with under 30 minutes to play thanks to the heroics of new acquisition Dwayne De Rosario. It was familiar territory, but instead of another collapse, the defense held firm to pick up a huge win.

De Rosario, defense lead the way in huge win for DC

After hero's goal, United back line earns rare shutout against New York
DeRo leads way for DC

Dwayne De Rosario isn’t one to shy away from the big moments.

Playing the New York Red Bulls just under two weeks after being shipped away in exchange for Dax McCarty, the DC United midfielder reminded his old club what they sent away. He scored the game’s lone goal, leading his new team to a huge 1-0 road win Satuday at Red Bull Arena.

“It’s a great feeling,” De Rosario told MLSsoccer.com over the phone. “But most importantly it was the game winner and we were able to come away with all three points.”

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