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Editors' Riffs: Top matches of the year

MLSsoccer.com tells you which dates to circle on the new schedule
Matches to watch in 2011

Here are the regular-season matches to circle on your MLS calendar, according to the editorial staff of MLSsoccer.com:

Jonah Freedman (Managing Editor): Portland Timbers vs. Seattle Sounders, July 10

ESPN networks to broadcast 21 regular-season matches in 2011

Rivalries highlight schedule on ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPN Deportes
ESPN schedule

NEW YORK — Let's get ready to rumble. On national television.

The ESPN networks are set to broadcast 21 MLS regular-season matches in 2011, with a major emphasis on the fiercest rivalries in the league. The Cascadia Cup series in the Pacific Northwest, the Superclásico in Los Angeles, and the always-testy I-95 clashes between the New England Revolution, New York Red Bulls, Philadelphia Union, and D.C. United. ESPN2 will also show both bicoastal marquee matchups between the Galaxy and Red Bulls.

D.C. United announces 2011 MLS schedule

Ticket plans now on sale with individual game seats available February 18
2011 MLS schedule

Washington, D.C. – D.C. United announced today its 2011 Major League Soccer regular season schedule. Winners of 12 major domestic and international titles, D.C.

DC's Cronin breaks wrist, will miss several weeks

Former Portland netminder will not require surgery
Cronin breaks wrist

D.C. United announced Thursday that goalkeeper Steve Cronin has suffered a broken left wrist in training and will be sidelined for several weeks during his recovery.

The injury came during a club training session on Tuesday in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and will not require surgery. Additionally, midfielder Junior Carreiro sprained his left ankle in yesterday’s friendly match against Florida International University. The 19-year-old Brazilian will undergo an MRI upon return to Washington.

D.C. United goalkeeper Steve Cronin suffers broken wrist

Midfielder Junior Carreiro also endures injury in FIU friendly
Cronin suffers broken wrist

Washington, D.C. - D.C. United announced today that goalkeeper Steve Cronin has suffered a broken left wrist in training and will be sidelined for several weeks during his recovery. The injury came during a club training session on Tuesday, February 8 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. and will not require surgery. Additionally, midfielder Junior Carreiro sprained his left ankle in yesterday’s friendly match against Florida International University. The 19-year-old Brazilian will undergo an MRI upon return to Washington.

D.C. United focused on building team chemistry

Olsen trying to bring together a cohesive, competitive group
DC focused on chemistry

Daniel Woolard, Charlie Davies

Photo Credit: 
Hugo Ivan Muñoz/dcunited.com

Preseason preparations for the 2011 season continued in earnest this week for D.C. United down in sunny Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. In the midst of his first preseason as the club’s coach, Ben Olsen hasn’t been taking it easy on his charges.

Difficult challenges lie ahead for Olsen and DC as the start of the season nears. For one, he’s got to find a way to improve the team both offensively and defensively, and in a short amount of time bring together a cohesive and competitive group.

MLSers in action as Canada fall to Greece

De Rosario, Cann, Jaković and Johnson earn caps in friendly
Canada fall to Greece

Canada fell 1-0 to Greece Wednesday in an international friendly, though MLS was well represented in the Canadian ranks as Toronto FC’s Dwayne DeRosario and Adrian Cann and D.C. United’s Dejan Jaković all started and went the full 90.

Real Salt Lake’s Will Johnson started and played 82 minutes before being subbed off.

Cann and Jaković formed the Canadian central defense in Stephen Hart’s 4-2-3-1, and he generally kept the Greeks quiet in front of 'keeper Milan Borjan.

Preseason match 2: United v FIU

2011 Preseason match 2

MATCH SUMMARY

VIDEO: Dax McCarty interview

The United midfielder is enjoying the 2011 preseason and his new team
Dax McCarty interview

After spending most of January with the U.S. National Team, Dax McCarty has join the Black-and-Red for preseason training in Fort Lauderdale, FL. The young midfielder is excited about his new team, eager for the season to begin, and looking forward to living and playing in Washington, DC.

VIDEO: Black-and-Red Report

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