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VIDEO: Josh Wolff previews Chicago Fire

United's veteran forward says the next two matches "are a big moment for us"
Wolff previews Chicago Fire

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VIDEO: Stephen King previews Chicago Fire

The central midfielder says the team is expecting a tough match from Chicago
King previews Chicago Fire

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Previa: DC vs Chicago / DC vs Kansas City

Previa: Chicago & KC

El mediocampista Kurt Morsink habla de la importancia de la victoria en casa y se prepara para los duelos de visitante frente a Chicago Fire y su ex club Sporting Kansas City.

Preview: D.C. United at Chicago Fire

United seek continued momentum
Preview: DC at Chicago

RELATED: Fans will have the opportunity to discuss all things
Black-and-Red before tonight’s match in Chicago on SportsTalk 570 (affiliate
of ESPN 980). Hosted by Tony Limarzi, the show will run from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00
p.m. ET on the air and online. To join the conversation, fans can dial
301-984-9570.

Beefed-up Jakovic enjoying bright return for United

DC defense locking down with Jakovic-McDonald partnership
Jakovic happy to be back

WASHINGTON — D.C. United defender Dejan Jakovic was able to make the most out of an unfortunate situation this summer.

The Canadian international suffered a hamstring injury back on June 1 that ended up keeping him out until the end of July. But instead of lamenting the setback, the 26-year-old hit the weight room to bulk up what he could work on — his upper body.

The hard work particularly paid off against the Vancouver Whitecaps last weekend, as Jakovic and the rest of DC’s defense kept giant striker Eric Hassli off the score sheet in a 4-0 win for DC.

Two-game road trip to test DC's impressive away record

United put East's best road mark on line with visits to Chicago, KC
Road trip to test DC

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WASHINGTON — Two games in four days always provides a challenge, particularly, when they’re on the road.

But unlike most MLS sides, D.C. United actually seem to enjoy packing their bags and printing their boarding passes. This week, United will put their 4-3-3 road mark — the only winning away record in the Eastern Conference — on the line when they travel to face the Chicago Fire on Thursday (9 pm ET, ESPN2) and Sporting Kansas City on Sunday.

VIDEO: One-on-one with Ben Olsen

Comcast SportsNet's Sebastian Salazar interviews United's Head Coach
1-on-1 with Ben Olsen

Much-improved defense keying United's playoff run

Effort and focus over 90 minutes help change back line mentality
Defense key to United's run

WASHINGTON — There’s no question about the massive impact Dwayne De Rosario has made for D.C. United. But as big as DeRo has been in the team’s recent success, a continually improving back line has been just as vital as the club eye a playoff spot.

With last weekend’s 4-0 win over Vancouver, DC’s goal differential this season finally broke dead even, with 33 for and against. It's taken weeks of stinginess to get there after some weak defensive performances eariler in the season.

MLSsoccer.com Team of the Week: Week 22

De Rosario and Pontius represent United
MLS Team of the Week

In a weekend of standout goalkeeper performances, the competition was fierce for the No. 1 goalkeeper spot on this edition of the MLSsoccer.com Team of the Week. Toronto FC’s Milos Kocic was the ultimate selection, beating out D.C. United’s Joe Willis and FC Dallas veteran Kevin Hartman

CONCACAF nations were heavily represented in this week’s best XI, which includes a former US national-team member, a current one and a forward that perhaps hopes to make a return.

Joe Willis named Lenkersdorfer Fine Jewelers Man of the Match

The rookie goalkeeper earns his first fan honor of the season
Willis named MOTM

Joe Willis was named Lenkersdorfer Fine Jewelers Man of the Match for Matchday 22 of the MLS Regular Season today based on fan voting conducted on dcunited.com.

LENKERSDORFER FINE JEWELERS MOTM VOTING

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