Ashton kicks off Chalk-Talk series

United Assistant Coach breaks down Red Bull strategy for local coaches
Ashton kicks off Chalk-Talks

Chalk Talk - April 21 - Chad Ashton

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Assistant Coach Chad Ashton gave the first of four Chalk-Talks to thirty local coaches prior to D.C. United’s home match against the New York Red Bulls on Thursday, April 21. The event was part of a series of talks the club is conducting for local youth coaches during the 2011 MLS Season.

Branko Boskovic named Lenkersdorfer Fine Jewelers Man of the Match

The United midfielder earns first fan honor of the season
Boskovic MOTM - Match 6

Branko Boskovic

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Branko Boskovic was named Lenkersdorfer Fine Jewelers Man of the Match for Matchday 6 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: D.C. United's Earth Day clean-up

CSN Washington reports on the club's Earth Day clean-up project
United's Earth Day clean-up

Boskovic shines off the bench in DC loss

Designated Player bangs the woodwork twice against New York
Boskovic shines for DC

Branko Boskovic

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WASHINGTON – Down two goals and in need of a spark, D.C. United coach Ben Olsen turned to Designated Player Branko Boskovic.

And in Thursday night’s 4-0 loss to the visiting New York Red Bulls, the Designated Player who’s been struggling lately for minutes stated his case for more playing time going forward.

Q&A: USSF Youth Technical Director Claudio Reyna

US legend breaks down his vision for the future of youth soccer
Q&A: Claudio Reyna

BEAVERTON, Ore. – Claudio Reyna presented a youth soccer curriculum this week that has been designed to give purpose and structure to the way young players are developed in the United States.

Reyna, the U.S. Soccer Federation’s Youth Soccer Technical Director, unveiled the country’s first detailed curriculum for players U-6 to U-18 on Wednesday at the Tiger Woods Center at Nike’s World Headquarters.

Armchair Analyst: Red Bulls improvise a victory

DC neutralize Tainio, but Márquez steps up to filll the void
Analyst: How NY beat DC

RBNY's attacking shape against D.C. United

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Red Bulls coach Hans Backe came into 2011 with a plan. He wanted to play soccer “the right way.” Those are his words, and when Backe talks about “the right way” he means passing, possession, keeping the ball on the ground and using angles.

VIDEO: Post-match quotes

Comments following United's 4-0 loss to New York Red Bulls
Post-match quotes

El D.C. falla en controlar a Henry

Ben Olsen reconoce la superioridad de los neoyorquinos.
D.C. no puede con Henry

WASHINGTON – Pese al flojo inicio de campaña de Thierry Henry,  Ben Olsen y el cuerpo técnico D.C. United sabían que contener al delantero era vital para el éxito contra Nueva York en la noche del jueves.

Enfrentado a los centrales Dejan Jakovic y Perry Kitchen, Henry tenía que ser contenido para obtener algo en este partido. Sin embargo, las cosas se descarrilaron temprano, y los dos goles del delantero de los Red Bulls  fueron catalizadores de la humillante derrota 4-0 en casa.

Failure to control Henry leads to DC downfall

United allow Red Bulls star to "make the game" in 4-0 loss
DC fail to control Henry

WASHINGTON – Despite Thierry Henry’s slow start to his 2011 MLS season, Ben Olsen and the D.C. United coaching staff knew that containing the striker was vital to succeed against New York on Thursday evening.

Pitted against central defenders Dejan Jakovic and Perry Kitchen, Henry had to be contained in order to get something out of this game. However, things went off the rails early, and the Red Bulls striker’s two goals were the catalyst in a 4-0 humbling loss on home soil.

Post-match quotes: D.C. United 0 - New York Red Bulls 4

Thursday, April 21, 2011 - RFK Stadium - Washington, DC
Post-match quotes


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