DC United prepared for taxing schedule ahead

Olsen calls all hands on deck with midweek matchups looming
Schedule woes for DC

WASHINGTON – After a slow and steady start to the 2011 season, it’s all hands on deck for D.C. United over the next two weeks.

Starting Tuesday with a US Open Cup play-in game against New England, DC have four games in 13 days, and will look to manage minutes to keep players healthy and get the maximum results possible.

Head Coach Ben Olsen stressed that closely managing time isn’t just being done because of the busy two-week schedule.

VIDEO: Stephen King previews New England Revolution

U.S. Open Cup play-in round at Maryland SoccerPlex
King previews NE Revs

D.C. United midfielder Stephen King previews the match against the New England Revolution. The two teams will meet in the U.S. Open Cup play-in round on Tuesday, March 26 (7:30 PM) at the Maryland SoccerPlex. Buy tickets

U-17's at Aegon Future Cup

D.C. United Academy squad battles world’s best in Amsterdam
U-17's at Aegon Future Cup

U-17s at Aegon Future Cup 2011

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D.C. United’s Under-16 Academy team held their own in one of the world’s elite youth tournaments over Easter weekend, compiling a 1-3 record in Ajax Amsterdam’s Aegon Future Cup, held at the famous Dutch club’s headquarters in southeast Amsterdam.

Super Copa final set for RFK Stadium

Local sides from Virginia and Maryland set to do battle inside RFK Stadium
Super Copa final set

Inter de Virginia - 2011 La Super Copa

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Four weeks after sixteen on the area's top amateur adult teams kicked off La Super Copa VI, presented by Volkswagen, only two teams remain in the battle for the La Super Copa VI trophy, $5,000 grand prize and local bragging rights.

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.

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