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Rowe brace keeps US undefeated, unscored upon

U-20s top Panama 2-0, now one win from qualifying for World Cup
US one victory away

The US U-20s beat Panama 2-0.

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GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala – Kelyn Rowe was all the United States Under-20 side needed to defeat Panama 2-0 on Saturday night in the CONCACAF Championship. The UCLA forward tallied twice in the first 20 minutes as the Americans finished the opening round of the tournament undefeated and unscored upon.

With the win, the US easily finish on top of Group B. They will meet Guatemala in the quarterfinals on April 6, with the winner qualifying for the U-20 World Cup in Colombia this summer.

Tough challenges await United in Colorado

DC seek to bounce back against defending champs at altitude
DC's challenges vs. COL

WASHINGTON – Facing the defending MLS Cup champions is never an enticing prospect. Having to do it on the heels of a disappointing performance in the previous outing makes it doubly grotesque.

But that's the situation for D.C. United, who travel to Colorado (7 pm ET, Galavisión) on Sunday seeking to bounce back from last week’s 2-1 loss at New England.

UPDATE 04/03/2011: Davies scratched from lineup, Korb ready to continue his progress

D.C. United probará su profundidad defensiva ante Colorado

A falta de jugadores claves, DT Olsen confiará en su banca
Defensa suplente para DC

WASHINGTON – Con un importante
partido ante los campeones de la MLS Colorado Rapids previsto para este domingo
(7 pm ET, Galavisión), D.C. United tiene muchas preguntas que responder en la
zona defensiva.

Teniendo a Dejan Jakovic
suspendido, a Perry Kitchen fuera del campamento por sus obligaciones con la selección
Sub-20 de Estados Unidos, y a Jed Zayner con una lesión que lo podría dejar
fuera del partido, las opciones se han minimizado considerablemente para el DT
Ben Olsen.

Sin embargo, el capataz
capitalino está muy tranquilo de cara al importante encuentro.

US U-20s look to flex muscles in Panama match

Rongen's men fine-tune before quarters vs. Honduras or Guatemala
US-Panama preview

GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala – When the United States meet Panama on Saturday in their second match of the U-20 CONCACAF Championship (6 pm ET, concacaf.com), they will already be through to the quarterfinals. Rather than focusing on a result, the Americans will look to improve upon the dominating performance they turned in during their first game.

United tweak back line ahead of Colorado tilt

Olsen confident that depth-test will come good for DC defense
United adjust back line

Brasesco

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WASHINGTON – Heading into Sunday’s matchup with the Colorado Rapids (7 pm, Galavisión), D.C. United have a dizzying array of back line questions to answer.

With Dejan Jakovic suspended after picking up a red card last Saturday in a 2-1 loss against New England, Perry Kitchen on international duty with the US U-20s and right back Jed Zayner listed as questionable, three-quarters of their ideal starting defense may be unavailable.

That’s not a huge concern for coach Ben Olsen.

Davies: “Estoy viviendo un momento muy especial”

Delantero de D.C. United ha empezado a brillar de nuevo
Davies vive gran momento

WASHINGTON- Después de pasar 17 meses sin
jugar oficialmente al fútbol, el delantero del D.C. United, Charlie Davies,
regresó a las canchas y en apenas 83 minutos de juego en dos partidos ya ha
marcado tres goles. Davies sufrió un accidente automovilístico en Arlington,
Virginia, en octubre de 2009 mientras estaba concentrado con la selección
nacional de Estados Unidos para un partido clasificatorio al Mundial de Sudáfrica
frente a Costa Rica en el estadio RFK.

La Super Copa VI preview

A preview of D.C. United's annual outdoor tournament for amateur teams
La Super Copa VI

This weekend, 16 of the top amateur squads in the area will take part in La Super Copa VI, the annual outdoor tournament of champions hosted by D.C. United and presented by Volkswagen. Each team earned a berth in the tournament by winning their respective adult league.

The action kicks off on Saturday at 9:00 a.m., when Spartan FC (Monarch’s Soccer League) takes on Palmeiras (Latin American League). The Aegean Hawks FC get their first crack at defending their La Super Copa V crown when they take on Inter De Virginia (Manassas Universal League) at 11 a.m.

VIDEO: Pat Onstad interview

United's player/coach talks about the team's preparations for the Rapids
Pat Onstad previews COL

VIDEO: Black-and-Red Report

Comcast SportsNet's Russ Thaler and Sebastian Salazar discuss D.C. United
Black-and-Red Report

Armchair Analyst: No. 9 and other damning stats

The US has been floundering without a true center forward
Analyst: Searching for #9

First we’re going to look at why the US team is in a rut, and how that came to be. Then we’ll look at the numbers - be forewarned, they are grotesque - that the past 15 months have produced.

The main problem with the US team: There’s no center forward.

I’ve praised Jozy Altidore in this space before for his willingness to do the donkey-work of knocking-down headers, making unselfish passes and drawing fouls, all of which proved invaluable in the World Cup. His vision has improved by leaps and bounds, as has his strength on the ball.

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