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Entrance Exam: Q&A with DC rookie Kitchen

Defense-minded player would have no problems taking a PK
Entrance Exam: Kitchen

Day 3 of MLSsoccer.com’s Entrance Exam takes a look at the third pick in the draft, D.C. United’s Perry Kitchen.

A US youth international who recently turned 19, Kitchen was a member of the University of Akron’s national championship team in 2010 and is a projected starter for United along the back line.

MLSsoccer.com Question 1: What’s been the most unexpected difference between MLS and college so far?

Kitchen: Unexpected difference? Um ... I don’t really know, honestly.

VIDEO: Blake Brettschneider post-match interview

United's rookie forward discusses his match-winning goal
Brettschneider interview

D.C. United signs goalkeeper Pat Onstad

43-year-old MLS veteran will become player-coach during short-term deal
Pat Onstad signed as player

Pat Onstad

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Vin Duffy

Washington, D.C. – D.C. United announced today that the club has signed Assistant Coach Pat Onstad to a short-term playing contract. The eight-season MLS veteran returns to the playing field after joining the Black-and-Red on December 21, 2010 following his retirement from the Houston Dynamo. Onstad will serve as a player-coach in the absence of goalkeeper Steve Cronin, who has been placed on the Disabled List following a fractured wrist suffered in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. at the beginning of preseason training.

DC to send out new-look lineup in Charleston

Charlie Davies expected to start up top vs. Chicago on Wednesday
DC's new-look lineup

The Carolina Challenge Cup continues Wednesday evening for D.C. United, who will send out a whole different lineup against the Chicago Fire to the one that beat hosts Charleston Battery last weekend.

“It gives us a chance to look at some more players and tinker with some things and figure out where everyone is at,” assistant coach Chad Ashton told MLSsoccer.com over the phone.

Judging by the team’s performance in Saturday’s win over the Battery, things are continuing to progress for DC as the March 19 home opener draws near.

VIDEO: Santino Quaranta interview

United's veteran midfielder discusses the upcoming match against Chicago Fire
Santino Quaranta interview

Santino Quaranta discusses the team's preseason training in Charleston, SC and the upcoming Carolina Challenge Cup match against the Chicago Fire.

Moreno takes youth coaching role at DC

MLS' joint all-time leading goal-scorer will work with forwards
Moreno's coaching role

Last season marked the final year of Jaime Moreno’s playing days at D.C. United. Last week, however, the forward officially returned to the club in a coaching role as the youth academy's technical training coach.

The decision to hang up his cleats for good – Moreno had playing opportunities he could have pursued in his native Bolivia – didn’t come easy, but the current joint all-time leading goalscorer in MLS was happy to stay in the area.

VIDEO: Blake Brettschneider interview

United's rookie forward discusses returning to South Carolina and playing in MLS
Blake Brettschneider

The former University of South Carolina Gamecock discusses playing in the Carolina Challenge Cup in front of family and friends and his transition to MLS.

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CONCACAF looks toward biggest-ever Gold Cup

More markets involved, new venues; but more questions for Blazer
Biggest Gold Cup yet

Bigger and better. That was the message CONCACAF general secretary Chuck Blazer drove home on Tuesday in discussing this summer's Gold Cup on an hour-long conference call with reporters.

Blazer said he and CONCACAF expect to see as much as a 20 percent increase in attendance over the 2009 tournament (won by Mexico) in large part thanks to a friendlier calendar.

7 Days to First Kick: 7 special 7s

The magic No. 7 features heavily throughout MLS history
7 Days to First Kick

Guillermo Barros Schelotto

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It’s seven days till MLS First Kick, so it's fitting that we take a look at the No. 7 throughout MLS history ...

The Greatest 7: Seven was the number worn by Columbus legend Guillermo Barros Schelotto, a three-time All-Star, two-time Best XI, two-time Supporters’ Shield winner, one-time MVP and one-time MLS Cup winner and MVP.

Brasileños en la MLS

12 cariocas estarán encargados de traer el “Joga Bonito” a la MLS
Brasileños en la MLS

Brasileros

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En anticipación a lo que será una emociónate temporada de
la MLS 2011, FutbolMLS.com resalta en esta serie a los jugadores
latinoamericanos que brillarán en el fútbol MLSero esta campaña. Esta vez nos quitamos el sombrero frente a la calidad carioca de la liga.

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