D.C. United look to bounce back in busy week

US Open Cup play-in and LA clash present opportunity for United
DC ready to bounce back

WASHINGTON – There’s little time for D.C. United to dwell on the weekend loss to Colorado as the team prepares for a busy week that began Tuesday.

The club trained in windy and rainy conditions, and with two games in four days – a U.S. Open Cup play-in game against the Philadelphia Union on Wednesday, before Supporters’ Shield holders LA Galaxy come to town this weekend – DC are looking to bounce back from two straight losses in league play.

U-20s: US favored to beat hosts, advance to WCup

Okugo, Kitchen lead Americans against host nation in CONCACAF QFs
USA are heavy favorites

Perry Kitchen with the US Under-20 national team.

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GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala — After two almost-perfunctory group matches, the United States U-20 team faces its first game that really, truly matters since it arrived here.

The math is simple: Win, and the US are into the FIFA U-20 World Cup. Lose, and they go home.

D.C. United reserves to play Maryland and Virginia

Black-and-Red will play 45-minute halves against local ACC powers
DC eserves to play MD and VA

Washington, D.C. - D.C. United announced today that the club’s reserves will be taking part in truncated exhibition matches against local NCAA Division I institutions, University of Maryland and University of Virginia on Sunday, April 10 on the University of Maryland’s campus in College Park, Md.

MLS Power Rankings: Week 3

Rapids hang tough while D.C. United take a dive
Power Rankings: Week 3

Week 3 saw a series of comebacks, golazos and great saves. What it didn’t produce was any kind of clear consensus, since more than half the week’s games ended tied and a couple of the league’s best had a bye. Still, there are always some winners and losers in the rankings, and if you've got an issue with ours, vote for your own! All match times for this week's games are ET.

Najar: ¿Estados Unidos u Honduras?

Volante de D.C. United hará el anuncio oficial este martes
Najar ¿gringo o catracho?

Andy Najar

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PHOTO: Matt Mathai

La larga espera por saber la decisión final del volante de D.C. United Andy Najar sobre a qué selección nacional defenderá, ya sea a la de Estados Unidos u Honduras, llegó a su fin.

El jugador y su club dieron a conocer que el anuncio oficial lo realizará este día martes, 5 de abril, en conferencia de prensa a partir de las 2:30 p.m. ET. Siga los detalles por

Food trucks for April 9 match vs LA Galaxy

DC-based food trucks to provide food options in Lot 8
Food trucks for 4/9

Eat Wonky truck

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Supporters are encouraged to follow each of the five food trucks on Twitter. Ticket plans and game packages, as well as individual game tickets, are available for purchase at

Tailgate drink prices: 16oz PBR $3, 24oz Corona $5, 24oz Modello $5, Bottle Water $2

Eat Wonky


La Super Copa VI Kicks Off

New champion to be crowned as Aegean Hawks FC bested on first day
La Super Copa VI Kicks Off

Spartan FC (Dark Blue) - 2011 La Super Copa

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La Super Copa VI, presented by Volkswagen, kicked off this weekend under a mixture of weather conditions that included warm sunshine, driving rain, frigid cold and even a spell of marble sized hail. Despite the uncertainty associated with the weather, one fact remained clear; a new tournament champion will be crowned in 2011 as last year’s trophy winners, the Aegean Hawks F.C. were bested in their opening match.

Spartan FC (Monarch’s Soccer League) solidified themselves as the early favorite, thrashing Palmeiras (Latin American League) by a score of 7-2.

Defensive lapse leaves United out in the cold

With a road draw in sight, DC's day unravels in no time
Defense dooms DC

For D.C. United, it all came undone in a matter of seconds.

A makeshift defense kept the team within striking distance against Colorado throughout much of Sunday’s game, and United remained down a goal with 20 minutes to go. When Santino Quaranta dramtically equalized in the 70th minute, a har-earned result away from home was in sight.

But it all unraveled a minute later. Colorado defender Anthony Wallace had enough time to float in a cross into the D.C. box, and it found the head of an unmarked Jamie Smith, and just like that the Rapids were back in the lead.

Highlights: DC at COL

Sunday, April 3, 2011 - D.C United 1 - Colorado Rapids 4
Highlights: DC at COL

Crónica: Colorado conserva invicto con goleada sobre D.C. United

El campeón de la Liga le propinó un 4-1 al elenco capitalino
Rapids golean a D.C.

Avance: El campeón sigue intratable en la nueva temporada de la MLS
y extendió su racha invicta a tres partidos con una convincente goleada 4-1
sobre D.C. United.

Jugando su primer partido de local en la campaña 2011, los
Rapids hicieron una demostración de efectividad y pegada en el Dick’s Sporting
Goods Park a expensas de un United que aguantó como pudo pero terminó
inclinándose ante un rival superior.

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