Houston’s Alex Dixon: What’s in a name?
Houston Dynamo Academy product Alex Dixon (above), a University of North Carolina alum, made his senior debut for the Dynamo last Saturday. The name may sound familiar to long time MLS fans, as a different player named Alex Dixon saw action for New York nearly a decade ago. The first Alex Dixon, a Panamanian forward, made three appearances for the then-Metrostars in the 2001 Copa Merconorte but didn’t see any regular-season action.
This is the fourth time in league history that two players have shared the same name.
GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala – The United States national team is developing an impressive team unity at all age levels. The 11 Musketeers attitude – "All for one and one for all" – exists on the field, at the training ground and on Twitter feeds, where players are constantly conversing and gently ripping each other.
WASHINGTON- El D.C. United recibirá al Philadelphia Union en el Maryland SoccerPlex de Germantown, MD, este miércoles a las 7:30 pm ET, en lo que puede ser el comienzo de una nueva rivalidad geográfica en la Copa Abierta de Estados Unidos Lamar Hunt.
Santino Quaranta was named Lenkersdorfer Fine Jewelers Man of the Match for Matchday 3 of the MLS Regular Season today based on fan voting conducted on dcunited.com. Quaranta scored the Black-and-Red's lone goal against Colorado Rapids when he smash a voley off a Chris Korb cross in the 70th minute.
LENKERSDORFER FINE JEWELERS MOTM VOTING
After each match, visit visit facebook.com/dcunited or dcunited.com to cast your vote. Every match you vote in earns you another chance to win.
Washington, D.C. - D.C. United announced today plans to collect non-perishable food during the month of April to benefit the Capital Area Food Bank and Children of Mine. Each month during the 2011 Major League Soccer season, D.C. United will collect items at every home game to benefit pre-determined non-profit organizations within the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area.
It is only fitting that on the day after Real Salt Lake’s historic victory in the semifinals of the CONCACAF Champions League, Major League Soccer celebrates a milestone anniversary. Fifteen years ago today, the very first MLS game took place.
Just as fans across the US and Canada are celebrating RSL’s win and advancement to the CCL final, back on April 6, 1996, soccer fans across the continent tuned in to watch the San Jose Clash-D.C. United match. More than 31,000 fans packed Spartan Stadium for the event.
WASHINGTON – United have a long, shiny history in the US Open Cup. They've won the competition twice, in 1996 and 2008, plus reached the 2009 final and the semifinals in 2010.
The chance to add to that history continues on Wednesday, when they welcome the Philadelphia Union to the Maryland Soccerplex for a play-in game. With some player injuries to manage, coach Ben Olsen indicated that he’ll likely field a blend of starters and reserves.