DC searching for consistency and second straight win

United looking for first back-to-back wins since '09, prepare for FCD
DC searching for consistency

WASHINGTON — It’s been a long time since D.C. United were able to string together two wins in a row.

More than two years have elapsed since the club achieved that feat, dating all the way back to June 2009, and on the heels of last weekend’s 1-0 win on the road over the New York Red Bulls, the club can accomplish that with a win in Dallas on Saturday (9 pm ET, Comcast SportsNet).

VIDEO: Bill Hamid interview

United's goalkeeper talks with CSN Washington's Russ Thaler
Bill Hamid interview

VIDEO: Chris Pontius interview

United's third-year midfielder talks with CSN Washington's Russ Thaler
Chris Pontius interview

VIDEO: One-on-one with Ben Olsen

Comcast SportsNet's Russ Thaler interviews United's Head Coach
1-on-1 with Ben Olsen

DC's young crop learning to cope with demands of MLS

Kitchen, White, Brettschneider and others getting hands-on learning for United
Rookie life

WASHINGTON — Getting through the grind of an MLS season for the first time is no small feat. And at the midway point of 2011, D.C. United’s crop of promising youngsters are learning to cope with the demands of professional soccer.

Through the first half of 2011, a handful of rookies have played a prominent role on one of the league’s youngest teams. Defenders Perry Kitchen (pictured above) and Ethan White have played the most, getting in 14 and 13 games, respectively, while forward Blake Brettschneider and defender Chris Korb have figured into the mix.

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.

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