Preview: Timbers put home streak on the line against DC

Portland seek sixth straight win at JELD-WEN, Davies doubtful to play for United
Preview: DC at Portland

The Portland Timbers once again are putting their undefeated JELD-WEN Field league record on the line when they entertain D.C. United on Sunday afternoon. The Timbers have won five games on the trot at home, last a 1-0 win against Columbus. United are unbeaten in three games after a 1-1 draw with Colorado two weeks ago. The clubs also share a common opponent in Holland’s AFC Ajax, who they’ve faced in friendlies over the last week.

Previa D.C. vs Portland

Previa D.C. vs Portland

El mediocampista Fred evalúa el juego del equipo frente a Ajax y se prepara para lo que viene; el partido del domingo frente al invicto Portland Timbers, y la oportunidad de enfrentar a sus ex compañeros Perkins y Wallace.

VIDEO: Josh Wolff previews Portland Timbers

United's veteran forward is working his way back from a minor injury
Wolff previews Portland

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VIDEO: Chris Pontius previews Portland Timbers

The United midfielder is says the team be physical and energetic against the Timbers
Pontius previews Portland

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Much-improved DC United back line set to lose Jakovic

Key defender answers Canada's call just as United defense finds stability
Jakovic off to Gold Cup

WASHINGTON — Just as D.C. United’s back line is finding consistency, Gold Cup duty will claim Canadian international Dejan Jakovic for most of June.

Though he’ll leave the club after Sunday’s meeting with the Portland Timbers to join up with Canada, he said remains focused on taking care of business this weekend.  

“I’m not thinking about [the Gold Cup] right now," Jakovic said. "We obviously have an important game against Portland. The standings are so close, one win puts us in a very good position.”

VIDEO: Black-and-Red Report

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

VIDEO: Ben Olsen interview

CSN Washington's Russ Thaler interview's United's head coach
Ben Olsen interview

VIDEO: Olsen's exceptional goal in practice

D.C. United se prepara para viajar a Portland

Los rojinegros buscarán terminar con la racha ganadora de los Timbers
DC se entrena para Portland

dirigidos por Ben Olsen realizaron hoy la penúltima práctica de la semana antes
de embarcar en su gira por el Oeste, en la que enfrentarán a Portland Timbers y
LA Galaxy. Luego de una respetable actuación ante el Ajax, el United se entrenó
pensando en cómo terminar con el invicto de los Timbers.

VIDEO: 1-on-1 with Dax McCarty

CSN Washington's Ivan Carter interviews United's captain
1-on-1 with Dax McCarty

Defense-first Woolard brings consistency to DC back line

Journeyman has found home at left back for revived United defense
Woolard seizes opportunity

WASHINGTON — After spending all of 2010 out of MLS, a rash of injuries have given D.C. United defender Daniel Woolard another chance to prove himself in the top flight.

When Marc Burch failed a late fitness test back on May 4 against the Seattle Sounders, opportunity knocked for Woolard, who prior to that had managed just a single start in league play. The left back responded with three solid performances in a row and has helped solidify what had been a shaky defense.

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