United looking to grind out road points at Toronto

McCarty wary of revamped Reds; Davies could start for DC
United want points at TFC

WASHINGTON – It’s too early in the season to toss around the phrase “must-win” ahead of D.C. United’s trip to Toronto (Saturday, 7 pm ET, Fox Soccer in US, GOLTV in Canada). But as the team acknowledged this week, getting results away from RFK is becoming more of a necessity.

“We need to figure out how to get points, especially on the road,” assistant coach Chad Ashton said. “It’s early, but we do look at it as a very important game.”

Clyde Simms: “Tenemos fuertes posibilidades de ir a la Liguilla”

Volante de D.C. United avizora una gran campaña para su club
Simms: DC a Liguilla


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WASHINGTON- El volante del D.C. United Clyde Simms, se ha convertido en un “Hombre de Hierro” en el sector de contención del mediocampo capitalino, y su seguridad y confianza lo han hecho un muy jugador consistente, de quien el club espera que en 2011 sea una pieza fundamental en la plantilla que dirige Ben Olsen.

Simms ha participado este año en sólo dos de los cuatro partidos de su club, en los que jugó 180 minutos, siendo parte de la rotación que está dando Olsen a sus jugadores del mediocampo, quizás el sector donde más abunda el talento en el equipo capitalino.

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McCarty previews TFC

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On Saturday's match against Toronto FC: "We need to prove we can do something on the road."

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Davies previews TFC

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1-on-1 with Chris Korb

Armchair Analyst: The third central midfielder

Teams adjusting to "The Passing Game" by crowding middle
Analyst: Third CM

In the run-up to what could prove to be the most spectacular fortnight in the history of El Clásico — the great rivalry between Real Madrid and Barcelona — the whole world has caught Barcelona-itis.

Or near enough, anyway. The Passing Game — you can hear the capitals when someone is really pontificating — of the Blaugrana has brought football to an entirely new place, one of endless strings of one-touch builds, wing isolation and a premium on possession and letting the ball do the work.

The ball, after all, has no lungs. It will never get tired.

Previa: D.C. vs Toronto

Previa: D.C. vs Toronto

El mediocampista brasileño Fred habla acerca del choque de visita de este sábado contra Toronto FC.

DC's Jakovic thrilled about Toronto homecoming

Defender looking forward to playing in front of family, friends
Jakovic's TOR homecoming

WASHINGTON – Whenever D.C. United make the trip north to Toronto, the experience carries extra significance for defender Dejan Jakovic.

The third-year MLS veteran moved to the Toronto metropolitan area when he was 6 years old after civil war broke out in what was then his native Yugoslavia. The 25-year-old lived in Toronto until he left for college in the United States and identifies it as his hometown.

He’s excited to return this coming weekend when D.C. United pay a visit to Toronto FC (Saturday, 7 pm ET, FOX Soccer), and hopes to taste success with his current squad.

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United's leading goal scorer knows he must earn his spot
Davies eager to start
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