GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala – The United States U-20 squad ran all over Suriname in their opening match of the CONCACAF Championship on Tuesday night, but head coach Thomas Rongen still feels like his team can improve going forward.
Sebastian Lletget, for example, found himself too deep, which also brought Conor Doyle too far back. The team let up for stretches of 10 minutes at a time. And Rongen’s charges could play forward more, instead of sideways or backwards.
WASHINGTON – The one player perhaps making the most of this season’s return of the reserve league is a new face in D.C. United camp, and he’s also suddenly making life for head coach Ben Olsen very interesting.
Rookie Blake Brettschneider has scored three goals in two reserve games after an active and impressive preseason. But only time will tell if the Supplemental Draft Pick out of South Carolina can really crack a proven United front line.
GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala – The United States U-20 national team got the start they wanted in their opening match of the CONCACAF Championship on Tuesday night, putting four past an overmatched Suriname squad.
Bobby Wood, Joe Gyau (above) and Conor Doyle tallied in the first half, while Kelyn Rowe's late second-half effort capped off a 4-0 night for the organized and impressive US squad at Estadio Mateo Flores.
WASHIGNTON – D.C. United rookie defender Chris Korb doesn’t like to lose. That much was clear even a few days after the 23-year-old made his professional debut in a 2-1 defeat at New England.
Starting at the right back for injured regular Jed Zayner, the Akron product looked comfortable in DC’s defense and was glad to get that first pro experience done and dusted.
“It was exciting to get that first game out of the way,” Korb told MLSsoccer.com. “I wish we would have won. It’s never fun when you lose and I’m pretty competitive, so it wasn’t the best first game.”
As part of D.C. United’s continued efforts to make appearances in the community and through its partnership with Volkswagen, D.C. United players will be active in the Metropolitan Area following two weeks of MLS regular season play.
Midfielder Chis Pontius and rookie goalkeeper Joe Willis will both be appearing at Food & Friends on Wednesday, March 30th from 1:30 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. Food & Friends prepares, packages, and delivers meals and groceries to more than 2,800 people living with life-challenging illnesses throughout the D.C. Metro area.
Washington, D.C. (March 29, 2011) - Former D.C. United stars Eddie Pope and Earnie Stewart were elected to the 2011 National Soccer Hall of Fame. Announced earlier today by U.S. Soccer, Pope earned a spot on 74 percent of the ballots and Stewart on 71 percent of the ballots.
Four MLS standouts and a pre-MLS World Cup hero were elected into the National Soccer Hall of Fame on Tuesday.
MLS originals Cobi Jones and Eddie Pope head the class.
Jones spent his entire 12-year MLS career with the LA Galaxy, helping his team win two MLS Cups, two Supporters' Shields, the 2000 CONCACAF Champions' Cup and two US Open Cups. The former midfielder is also the all-time leader in caps for the US national team and participated in three World Cups.
HARRISON, N.J. – MLS Commissioner Don Garber confirmed on Tuesday that the first-ever participation of MLS clubs in the World Football Challenge (WFC) this year will take the place of SuperLiga on the league’s summer calendar between July 14 and Aug. 6.
The primary reason for the shift from SuperLiga, a competition which pitted MLS clubs against their Mexican counterparts? The growth of the CONCACAF Champions League.
HARRISON, N.J. – Sir Alex Ferguson says he expects Manchester United to have their hands full when the club arrives in July to face the MLS All-Stars and three MLS clubs, more MLS action than the Red Devils have ever seen in previous US tours.
There's no doubt about who's ruling the rankings this week (Real Salt Lake and Colorado stay put atop the polls for another week), but look who's climbing. It's the unbeaten Philadelphia Union and Chicago Fire making some noise, while D.C. United and FC Dallas take a tumble. Got an issue? Vote for your own!
All match times for this week's games are ET.