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.
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.
Santino Quaranta discusses the team's preseason training in Charleston, SC and the upcoming Carolina Challenge Cup match against the Chicago Fire.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
If you could put your finger on the one thing that makes the atmosphere at a soccer match different from any other sporting experience in America, it would be the songs of the supporters and the tifo — an Italian word that descibes the fans' extravagant, choreographed displays — that accompanies them. The supporters groups of MLS are no different than their South American or European counterparts and fill stadiums from Frisco, Texas, to Foxborough, Mass., with their often incredible, always passionate displays.
As expected, the US national team’s hopes of returning to the Confederations Cup run right through their neighbors – but a little earlier than expected, and with a twist.
Tuesday’s announcement of the draw for this summer’s CONCACAF Gold Cup sees the US kick off their campaign to recapture the regional championship against their neighbors to the north – vs. Canada on June 7 at Detroit’s Ford Field, a stone’s throw from the Canadian Border.