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Youth movement continues for Baltimore Bays

Ambitous Maryland club produced Wallace, Quaranta, DeLaGarza
Baltimore Bays' rise

When it comes to developing soccer players, Baltimore, Md. has been something of a sleeper in helping produce some of the best and brightest.

But one youth club has stoked soccer in that region – the Baltimore Bays.

Best known for the youth club of D.C. United’s Santino Quaranta, the club has reached new heights and is currently one of the 74 teams competing in the USSF Development Academy at the U-16 and U-18 level.

DC's Kevin Payne recognized for service to soccer

Werner Fricker Builder awarded to MLS club exec for first fime
USSF honors DC's Payne

NEW YORK – To MLS fans, Kevin Payne is synonymous with D.C.
United and the tradition of success the club has built in MLS since the league’s
founding in 1996.

But United’s president and CEO has had a more extensive role
in the game outside the confines of RFK Stadium. He was
recognized for his service with the Werner Fricker Builder award, which was presented at the US
Soccer Federation’s Annual General Meeting in Las Vegas on Saturday.

It represented the first time in the history of the award that a high-ranking
MLS club official was honored.

Monday Postgame: Mark your calendars!

Breaking down Week 12 of the MLS offseason
Monday Postgame

DC United's preseason is in full swing.

Photo Credit: 
DC United

This was the calendar-marking, travel-planning, rivalry-stoking week of the offseason: Major League Soccer released the official 2011 regular-season schedule on Thursday.

While that development topped the week’s news and sent anticipation skyrocketing, there was plenty of other action, including another round of preseason games, a slate of player acquisitions (along with trialists and big-name rumors), and the ongoing sagas of Charlie Davies and David Beckham—the latter of whom decided to extend his training stint with Tottenham until Feb. 24.

Off we go.

Kevin Payne honored with prestigious Werner Fricker Builder Award

United's President and CEO was honored at U.S. Soccer’s Annual General Meeting in Las Vegas
Kevin Payne honored by USSF

LAS VEGAS – Kevin Payne, a leading soccer executive and pioneer in the sport, was honored at U.S. Soccer’s Annual General Meeting in Las Vegas as the recipient of the prestigious Werner Fricker Builder Award.

Preseason match 3: United v T&T U-20's

Ngwenya, Morsink, and Davies find the scoresheet against Soca Warriors in Florida
2011 Preseason match 3

Charlie Davies and Dejan Jakovic

Photo Credit: 
Hugo Ivan Muñoz/DCUnited.com

MATCH SUMMARY

D.C. United rounded off its 13-day training camp in Fort Laduerdale with a third consecutive exhibition win over Trinidad and Tobago's Under-20 squad. Following Monday's 5-1 victory over Canada's U-20's and a 4-0 midweek triumph against Florida International University, the Black-and-Red posted a 4-0 result over today's opposition at a rain-drenched Lockhart Stadium.

MLSsoccer.com's preseason coverage kicks off

Live chat from Arizona launches unprecedented access
MLS preseason coverage

NEW YORK — Admit it. At times, you thought this offseason would never end.

You watched highlights of 2010 games to get your fix. You were glued to MLSsoccer.com during the Combine and SuperDraft. You waited breathlessly for the schedule to come out and sure, you might have added a few lines to the world-trending #mlsscheduleislatebecause Twitter thread.

Road Trip to First Kick

MLS to conduct three player lotteries in five days

Highly rated prospects Arnoux, Agorsor, Veeder to learn fates
Lotteries galore in MLS

NEW YORK – Three lucky MLS clubs will land highly rated
prospects just in time for preseason as three separate weighted player lotteries
determine the fate of Cody Arnoux (pictured above), Chris Agorsor and Korey Veeder.

The league uses the lottery mechanism for: 1) players who
have completed their college eligibility and sign after the SuperDraft; 2) underclassmen
who sign Generation adidas contracts after the SuperDraft; and 3) players
who were previously offered MLS contracts and did not sign.

D.C. United vive una gran pretemporada 2011

Con nuevos refuerzos, DC busca darle vuelta de hoja a su suerte
DC empieza con fuerza

WASHINGTON, DC— D.C.
United continúa con su preparación de pretemporada en Fort Lauderdale, FL, con
un plantel cargado de optimismo por la llegada de nuevas figuras y la gran
expectativa de enfrentar la campaña de 2011 con nuevos bríos. La meta es
empezar a acumular desde temprano los puntos que eventualmente lo podrían
llevar a la Liguilla por primera vez en tres años.

ECNL executives weigh in on future of the league

ECNL execs on league future

Earlier this week the Elite Clubs National League released their list of the 14 new girls clubs that have been invited to join the fast-growing league. Assuming all 14 accept, the total count of clubs would presumably settle at 66 the foreseeable future. Over ninety clubs applied for entry this year, but the list was whittled down by executive committee, then voted on in the league's "one club, one vote" format.

New schedule, clean slate for DC

United preparing for opener vs. Crew, optimistic about new season
Clean slate for DC

With the announcement of the 2011 MLS Schedule on Thursday, D.C. United continue to look forward to a new chance to set things straight.

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