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Preseason match 8: D.C. United vs Chicago Fire

D.C. United 1 - Chicago Fire 0
RECAP: Preseason match 8

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D.C. United continued play in the Carolina Challenge Cup with a 1-0 win over the Chicago Fire on Wednesday, March 9 in Charleston, S.C. The victory bumps United's preseason record up to 7-0-1, and keeps the Black-and-Red in pole position for the 2011 Challenge Cup title. Ben Olsen's side will round out preseason play over Toronto FC on Saturday, March 12 at 5:00 p.m. Should D.C. defeat the Canadian side, the club will claim its second consecutive Challenge Cup.

6 Days to First Kick: Rolling 6s

Countdown continues as we look at special 6s past and present
6 Days to First Kick

Six days to First Kick countdown

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Join MLSsoccer.com’s Jackie Pickering and Nick Firchau as they travel from LA to Vancouver, checking in on all the West Coast teams, meeting with fans, and stopping into adidas HQ in Portland to pick up the game ball for First Kick on March 15 at Qwest Field.

MLS Matchday 2011 app for iPad released, iPhone app updated

Download "MLS Matchday 2011" to follow your team anywhere you go
MLS app for iPad/iPhone

Addicted to MLS? Need a constant supply of news, highlights, analysis, and even live matches?

We feel your pain. And we’re here to help with the new "MLS Matchday 2011" app for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch.

DOWNLOAD: MLS Matchday 2011 (NOTE: The app will be available in Canada later on Wednesday.)

MLS Matchday 2011 app for Android available now

Download "MLS Matchday 2011" to follow your team anywhere you go
MLS Android app

It took a little while, but it's here: the MLS Matchday 2011 app for Android.

Now you can follow your club everywhere you go. Just the touch of a button on your Android-powered phone, and all of MLS is at your fingertips. 

DOWNLOAD: MLS Matchday 2011 for Android

The MLS Matchday 2011 app for Android is free and has a multitude of awesome features so you can follow the entire MLS season from First Kick to MLS Cup. Key features include:

Climbing the Ladder: Champs usually start hot

New weekly series delves deep into the numbers behind MLS
Champs usually start hot

The 2011 Major League Soccer season kicks off next Tuesday when the Seattle Sounders host the Los Angeles Galaxy at Qwest Field. By the weekend's conclusion, all 18 teams will have played their opening match. With the action only a week away, now is the perfect time to take a look back at past opening day records and statistics.

1) Champions start well.

Supporters Week: The roots of fan culture in MLS

ESC, Screaming Eagles, others laid the groundwork in N. America
Roots of MLS support

We all know that soccer fans are a different breed than your typical, run-of-the-mill North American sports fan.

Part of that is just because of the nature of the game — 90 minutes of constant action with no breaks can lead to a, shall we say, “focus” that is often lacking at other stateside sporting events.

But another part of that is because, until very recently, there was no bigger outsider in sports than the North American soccer fan.

VIDEO: Charlie Davies on FSC

Charlie discusses the waking up from the car crash that nearly ended his career
Charlie Davies interview

2011 D.C. United preview: Olsen & Co. look ahead

Davies, McCarty are just two reasons for newfound optimism in DC
2011 D.C. United preview

The Tweet and Lowdown:

Club legend Ben Olsen takes the reins as D.C. United aim to erase memories of recent regular-season struggles.

Setting the Scene:

Last year was a season to forget for DC. Unable to score up front and frail at the back, 2010 produced one of the worst seasons in team history, with just six wins on the year and the lowest point total in the league.

Pat Onstad es nombrado asistente técnico del D.C. United

Ex portero del Houston Dynamo se encargará de auxiliar a los arqueros capitalinos
Pat Onstad es nombrado asist

Pat Onstad

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Vin Duffy

Washington, D.C. (21 de diciembre de 2010) – D.C. United anunció hoy que el club ha nombrado al ex arquero del Houston Dynamo Pat Onstad como Entrenador de Porteros del cuerpo técnico que encabeza el entrenador principal Ben Olsen.

“Por mucho tiempo, Pat ha sido uno de los mejores porteros en la Liga, y estamos dichosos de tenerlo con nosotros. El ha sido un ganador y nos dará una nueva perspectiva a nuestro staff”, dijo el Técnico Ben Olsen.

Entrance Exam: Q&A with DC rookie Kitchen

Defense-minded player would have no problems taking a PK
Entrance Exam: Kitchen

Day 3 of MLSsoccer.com’s Entrance Exam takes a look at the third pick in the draft, D.C. United’s Perry Kitchen.

A US youth international who recently turned 19, Kitchen was a member of the University of Akron’s national championship team in 2010 and is a projected starter for United along the back line.

MLSsoccer.com Question 1: What’s been the most unexpected difference between MLS and college so far?

Kitchen: Unexpected difference? Um ... I don’t really know, honestly.

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