United braced for life without Boskovic

Montenegrin DP to undergo potentially season-ending surgery for torn ACL
Boskovic set for ACL surgery

WASHINGTON — Just as D.C. United midfielder Branko Boskovic was finding his feet in MLS, a torn ACL appears to have ended his season.

Boskovic, scheduled for surgery on his knee this Thursday, joins a growing list of attackers forced to the sidelines because of serious injuries just two months into the MLS season.

According to head coach Chad Ashton, four to six months of recovery time is typically the norm for ACL tears. As a result, the team has to proceed assuming Boskovic won’t be available for the rest of the season.

Kitchen, Woolard step up in ravaged DC United defense

Olsen's adjustments pay off as United concede just once in two games
Kitchen, Woolard step up

WASHINGTON — Having conceded eight goals in two games, questions about the D.C. United back line were once again surfacing ahead last week’s home stand. Defensive lapses that had been viral during 2010’s struggles were cropping up again in heavy losses.

Potentially making matters worse, Jed Zayner and Marc Burch, the expected starters at the outside back spots, were sidelined with hamstring injuries. In search of options ahead of last Wednesday’s clash against Seattle Sounders FC, coach Ben Olsen turned to rookie Perry Kitchen and reserve Daniel Woolard to help lift the defense.

D.C. United se entrena con la mente puesta en Colorado

Los rojinegros regresaron a los entrenamientos luego de un merecido descanso
D.C. United se entrena con l

El United realizó su primera práctica de la semana esta mañana, dos días después de haber empatado 0 a 0 con FC Dallas. Luego de una semana muy productiva, con una victoria ante Seattle y sin conceder goles ante Dallas, los jugadores se pusieron a las órdenes de Ben Olsen y su cuerpo técnico.

AUDIO: Ben Olsen on the Sports Junkies

Head Coach Ben Olsen talks soccer and D.C. United with the Junkies
Olsen w/ the Sports Junkies

Ben Olsen

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The Junkies are four buddies from PG County, MD, who blew up on the WJFK airwaves starting in the summer of 1996. John Auville (Cakes), Eric Bickel (EB), Jason Bishop (Lurch) and John-Paul Flaim (JP) started a cable access tv show in Bowie in 1995 and since then they’ve taken over the coveted morning drive slot on 106.7 The Fan!

Andy Najar named Lenkersdorfer Fine Jewelers Man of the Match

The United midfielder earns his first fan honor of the season
Najar named MOTM - Week 8b

Andy Najar

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Andy Najar was named Lenkersdorfer Fine Jewelers Man of the Match for Matchday 9 of the MLS Regular Season today based on fan voting conducted on  


After each match, visit visit or to cast your vote. Every match you vote in earns you another chance to win.

VIDEO: Happy Mother's Day from D.C. United

The Black-and-Red wish send best wishes to their mothers on Mother's Day
Happy Mother's Day

Missed chances haunt DC United in draw with Dallas

Olsen's bunch laments missed points in front of home crowd
Missed chances haunt United

WASHINGTON – In the wake of D.C. United’s 0-0 draw against FC Dallas Saturday night, there was a mixture of reactions as the team processed the result.

On the one hand, after conceding eight goals in a two game stretch earlier in the season, a very young defense picked up its second shutout of the year and neutralized FC Dallas’ attack all night.

But on the other hand, D.C. showed more offensive bite than Dallas, had a couple of chances to score, and at the end of the day, still dropped two points at home.

Post-match quotes: D.C. United 0 - FC Dallas 0

Saturday, May 7, 2011 - RFK Stadium - Washington, DC
Post-match quotes


Overall thoughts on the match:

VIDEO: Post-game comments from Davies, Olsen

Charlie Davies and Ben Olsen discuss the 0-0 draw with FC Dallas
Post-game comments

Highlights: D.C. United 0, FC Dallas 0

Saturday, May 7, 2011 - RFK Stadium - Washington, DC
Highlights: DC 0, Dallas 0
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