The Power Rankings committee faced some real issues this week, but not quite as big as the ones facing the Seattle Sounders and FC Dallas. The question for both these teams becomes how they'll do without their injured stars, and the PR committee, for one, will give them the benefit of the doubt until they prove otherwise. Got an issue? Vote for your own!
All match times for this week's games are ET; only MLS regular-season games reflected on schedule.
WASHINGTON – After a slow and steady start to the 2011 season, it’s all hands on deck for D.C. United over the next two weeks.
Starting Tuesday with a US Open Cup play-in game against New England, DC have four games in 13 days, and will look to manage minutes to keep players healthy and get the maximum results possible.
Head Coach Ben Olsen stressed that closely managing time isn’t just being done because of the busy two-week schedule.
D.C. United midfielder Stephen King previews the match against the New England Revolution. The two teams will meet in the U.S. Open Cup play-in round on Tuesday, March 26 (7:30 PM) at the Maryland SoccerPlex. Buy tickets
D.C. United’s Under-16 Academy team held their own in one of the world’s elite youth tournaments over Easter weekend, compiling a 1-3 record in Ajax Amsterdam’s Aegon Future Cup, held at the famous Dutch club’s headquarters in southeast Amsterdam.
Four weeks after sixteen on the area's top amateur adult teams kicked off La Super Copa VI, presented by Volkswagen, only two teams remain in the battle for the La Super Copa VI trophy, $5,000 grand prize and local bragging rights.
Assistant Coach Chad Ashton gave the first of four Chalk-Talks to thirty local coaches prior to D.C. United’s home match against the New York Red Bulls on Thursday, April 21. The event was part of a series of talks the club is conducting for local youth coaches during the 2011 MLS Season.
Branko Boskovic was named Lenkersdorfer Fine Jewelers Man of the Match for Matchday 6 of the MLS Regular Season today based on fan voting conducted on dcunited.com.
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WASHINGTON – Down two goals and in need of a spark, D.C. United coach Ben Olsen turned to Designated Player Branko Boskovic.
And in Thursday night’s 4-0 loss to the visiting New York Red Bulls, the Designated Player who’s been struggling lately for minutes stated his case for more playing time going forward.
BEAVERTON, Ore. – Claudio Reyna presented a youth soccer curriculum this week that has been designed to give purpose and structure to the way young players are developed in the United States.
Reyna, the U.S. Soccer Federation’s Youth Soccer Technical Director, unveiled the country’s first detailed curriculum for players U-6 to U-18 on Wednesday at the Tiger Woods Center at Nike’s World Headquarters.