Training notes: Dallas arrival

Notes ahead of Saturday's match vs. FC Dallas
Dallas arrival
Fred's stay in DC has been extended


D.C. United arrived in Dallas on Friday afternoon to incredibly hot conditions, with the temperature reading a steamy 103 degrees. With temperatures expected to be in the mid-90s at kickoff Saturday evening, the heat is sure to play a factor in the contest at Pizza Hut Park. One player, in particular, seemed unreasonably happy to encounter the warmer weather, as Brazilian midfielder Fred was heard to say "this is more like it," as the team boarded the bus for the hotel.


United in the media ahead of FC Dallas match

DC vs DAL media round up

D.C. United is in Frisco, TX to take on FC Dallas at Pizza Hut Park tonight (Comcast SportsNet, 9pm ET). The articles below will ensure you're informed of all of the storylines ahead of tonight's contest.

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.

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