Last week, at the end of an ill-tempered training session under the scorching August sun, D.C. United goalkeeper Troy Perkins was asked about his team’s search for quality and consistency amid their persistent struggles.
Noting the stability which has benefited other clubs around the league, the veteran goalkeeper offered up a more philosophical perspective on United’s woeful status quo.
MLSsoccer.com's David Agrell looks back through the years of the CONCACAF Champions League and its predecessor – the CONCACAF Champions' Cup – and offers up 10 great moments in the tournament's storied history.
D.C. United are first for MLS
POLL: Which former Academy player will have the biggest impact on D.C. United in the next three years?
D.C. United now has four players that participated in the club's Academy
system before joining the first team - Bill Hamid, Andy Najar, Jordan Graye,
and Conor Shanosky.
Jeff Cunningham's brace last week put him five behind D.C. United's Jaime Moreno for the all-time MLS goal-scoring record.
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The diehard fans are still flocking out to their aging but lovable stadium, tailgating for hours and singing themselves hoarse all game. The players they cheer for remain proud professionals, working hard for themselves, their club and their earnest young coach.
But the mistakes keep happening, opportunity after opportunity goes begging and the losses continue to pile up for D.C. United in a season that seems destined to go down as the worst in the organization’s history.
WASHINGTON- El técnico interino del D.C.
WASHINGTON- Con goles del colombiano David Ferreira (min. 36), Eric Alexander (min.48) y Jeff Cunningham (min. 92) FC Dallas venció 3-1 D.C. United en una nueva derrota en la temporada de 2010, que lo deja al borde del abismo en su lucha por la clasificación a la postemporada de 2010.
WASHINGTON — This week, D.C. United team captain Jaime Moreno announced that he will leave MLS at the close of the season, bringing down the curtain on one of the league’s truly epic careers and signaling the end of an era for the capital club. The announcement adds another sad milestone in a year of great upheaval for the Red-and-Black.