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The South American nation of Uruguay may be comparatively tiny — its population is 3.5 million — but it has always produced talent in numbers that belie its size, having won two World Cups and finished fourth in the 2010 edition.
From the great José Nasazzi in 1930 to Diego Forlán, winner of the 2010 Golden Ball, sons of Uruguay have always found a way to out-perform expectations.
MLS clubs have recently gotten in on the act, with D.C. United signing defender Rodrigo Brasesco in January and the Chicago Fire adding forward Gastón Puerari on Thursday.
Phase Two of D.C. United’s training camp is underway in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., this week, and as the team goes through the motions in preparation for 2011, three draft picks are hoping to prove worthy of a roster spot.
Defender Chris Korb (Akron), goalkeeper Joe Willis (Denver) and forward Blake Brettschneider (South Carolina) were all acquired via the draft process in mid-January. All three reported for training camp and are enjoying their first two weeks in a professional environment.
With one day of training with the Black-and-Red under his belt, United States National Team forward Charlie Davies is ready to begin his D.C. United adventure in earnest. Tomorrow Davies will compete in United's first intrasquad match of the preseason, as Head Coach Ben Olsen and his staff begin to evaluate the young forward over the next week. According to Davies, he is ready for the challenge and is genuinely appreciative of the opportunity before him. In his first Q&A with D.C.
Speaking prior to Charlie Davies' arrival from Europe, D.C. United Head Coach Ben Olsen took time to reflect on the looming inclusion of the United States National Team forward in his preseason camp. Things have been clipping along at a brisk pace in Fort Lauderdale, and Olsen pulls no punches when discussing Davies' trial period and his current crop of players. As the Black-and-Red head into their fourth day of training in the Sunshine State, practice sessions are sure to intensify with Davies' presence in camp.
Stephen King comes into his first full season with D.C. United a man on a mission.
This year, he’s out to stake a claim on a starting position in what will be a crowded central midfield in the nation’s capital.
A series of offseason moves has bolstered United’s center of the park – most notably Dax McCarty, who could very well slot in alongside stalwart Clyde Simms. And don’t forget some other realistic options like Designated Player Branko Boskovic, rookie Perry Kitchen or returning reserve Kurt Morsink.
D.C. United anunció el martes que
el delantero internacional de los Estados Unidos Charlie Davies se unirá al
club capitalino por una semana para sobrepasar una evaluación que determinaría la
llegada del jugador a modo de préstamo por un año.
Davies, quien se encuentra bajo
contrato con el club francés de la Ligue 1 Sochaux, ha estado trabajando en su
estado físico luego de más de un año de rehabilitación tras un accidente de tránsito
en octubre del 2009.
The US-Egypt friendly has been officially called off.
The US Soccer Federation and Egyptian Football Association announced on Monday that the match, originally scheduled for Feb. 9 in Cairo, has been canceled due to the continuing political unrest in Egypt.
NEW YORK – The Big Apple will finally get another bite at the MLS All-Star Game.
For the first time in 14 years, the New York metropolitan area will host the 2011 AT&T MLS All-Star Game after the league announced on Tuesday that the 2011 edition will be played at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J., on July 27 at 8:30 pm ET.
The All-Stars’ opponent and ticket details will be announced by MLS at a later date.
Fans eager to follow the news surrounding Tuesday's announcement of the 2011 AT&T MLS All-Star Game can listen in on a teleconference discussing the event featuring Commissioner Don Garber and superstars Landon Donovan of the LA Galaxy and Thierry Henry of the New York Red Bulls on MLSsoccer.com at 3:30 pm ET.
Red Bull Arena will host the MLS All-Star Game on July 27, with details and the MLS opponent to be announced at a later date.