Climbing the Ladder: Dixon and The Name Game

Rapids setting early pace; Williams could join elite company
Ladder: The Name Game

Houston’s Alex Dixon: What’s in a name?

Houston Dynamo Academy product Alex Dixon (above), a University of North Carolina alum, made his senior debut for the Dynamo last Saturday. The name may sound familiar to long time MLS fans, as a different player named Alex Dixon saw action for New York nearly a decade ago. The first Alex Dixon, a Panamanian forward, made three appearances for the then-Metrostars in the 2001 Copa Merconorte but didn’t see any regular-season action.

This is the fourth time in league history that two players have shared the same name.

Tight US U-20s fight with "all for one" mentality

Rongen's squad has bonded in its quest to qualify for World Cup
US U-20s "all for one"

GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala – The United States national team is developing an impressive team unity at all age levels. The 11 Musketeers attitude – "All for one and one for all" – exists on the field, at the training ground and on Twitter feeds, where players are constantly conversing and gently ripping each other.

D.C. y Philadelphia se miden en la Copa Abierta

Cercanos rivales del Este se prueban en el torneo estadounidense
DC y Union en la Open Cup


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WASHINGTON- El D.C. United recibirá al Philadelphia Union en el Maryland SoccerPlex de Germantown, MD, este miércoles a las 7:30 pm ET, en lo que puede ser el comienzo de una nueva rivalidad geográfica en la Copa Abierta de Estados Unidos Lamar Hunt.

Santino Quaranta named Lenkersdorfer Fine Jewelers Man of the Match

The United midfielder earns his first fan honor of the year
Quaranta MOTM - Match 3

Santino Quaranta was named Lenkersdorfer Fine Jewelers Man of the Match for Matchday 3 of the MLS Regular Season today based on fan voting conducted on Quaranta scored the Black-and-Red's lone goal against Colorado Rapids when he smash a voley off a Chris Korb cross in the 70th minute.


After each match, visit visit or to cast your vote. Every match you vote in earns you another chance to win.

United Drives to collect food during April

Donations collected at April home games will benefit Capital Area Food Bank and Children of Min
United Drives collects food

Washington, D.C. - D.C. United announced today plans to collect non-perishable food during the month of April to benefit the Capital Area Food Bank and Children of Mine. Each month during the 2011 Major League Soccer season, D.C. United will collect items at every home game to benefit pre-determined non-profit organizations within the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area.

MLS celebrates 15th anniversary of inaugural game

Wynalda's goal brought elation and relief for US soccer fans
SJ - DC: 15 years later

1996 Team Photo - inaugural match

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It is only fitting that on the day after Real Salt Lake’s historic victory in the semifinals of the CONCACAF Champions League, Major League Soccer celebrates a milestone anniversary. Fifteen years ago today, the very first MLS game took place.

Just as fans across the US and Canada are celebrating RSL’s win and advancement to the CCL final, back on April 6, 1996, soccer fans across the continent tuned in to watch the San Jose Clash-D.C. United match. More than 31,000 fans packed Spartan Stadium for the event.

VIDEO: Stephen King on the 2011 U.S. Open Cup

United's midfielder says the team takes the Open Cup seriously
Stephen King on USOC

VIDEO: Bill Hamid on matches against Union and Galaxy

United's second-year goalkeeper says he is ready to play if he is selected
Hamid on Union & Galaxy

Injuries major factor for DC ahead of USOC tilt vs. Philadelphia

United likely forced to field blend of starters, reserves
DC shorthanded vs. Union

WASHINGTON – United have a long, shiny history in the US Open Cup. They've won the competition twice, in 1996 and 2008, plus reached the 2009 final and the semifinals in 2010.

The chance to add to that history continues on Wednesday, when they welcome the Philadelphia Union to the Maryland Soccerplex for a play-in game. With some player injuries to manage, coach Ben Olsen indicated that he’ll likely field a blend of starters and reserves.

Andy Najar decide jugar con Honduras

Joven volante de D.C. finalmente le da el sí a los catrachos
Najar jugará por Honduras

WASHINGTON- El delantero hondureño del
D.C. United, Andy Najar, afirmó que la decisión de jugar con las selecciones
nacionales Sub-20 y de mayores de su país le salió del corazón y que desde ya
está a disposición de los técnicos de su país para uniformarse con la Bicolor
cuando quiera que lo convoquen.

“Quiero anunciar que he tomado la
decisión de ponerme a la disposición de la selección nacional de Honduras
porque ese es el país donde nací y quiero representarlo de corazón”, dijo Najar
este martes en rueda de prensa en el Estadio RFK.

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