NEW YORK – What can we tell from a debut? What do those first touches, that first shot, that first tackle, free kick, yellow card, crowd reception, reveal about a player’s potential impact?
Ask some people and they’ll say, “Everything.” Some people say, “Nothing.”
Truth is, it’s somewhere in the middle.
All-Star coaches Bruce Arena and Dominic Kinnear, along with league commissioner Don Garber, added the final pieces of the puzzle for this year's All-Star Game against the mighty Manchester United.
The final All-Star selections were announced on Monday to round
out the final 23-man MLS roster for the 2010 AT&T MLS All-Star Game against
Manchester United on July 28 at Reliant Stadium in Houston (8:30 p.m. ET,
The list of players named today include 11 players picked by
MLS All-Star manager Bruce Arena along with his assistant for the game, Dominic Kinnear, and two selections made by Commissioner Don
Garber: MLS all-time leading scorer Jaime Moreno (D.C. United) and 2006 US
World Cup veteran Brian Ching (Houston Dynamo).
Eddie Pope was inducted in to the club's Hall of Tradition on July 18, 2010.
A steady, soaking rain began to fall on RFK Stadium shortly after the conclusion of D.C. United’s 2-1 loss to the LA Galaxy on Sunday night, drenching players, staff and a few lingering fans as they headed for home in the wake of another stinging defeat.
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WASHINGTON- Los mundialistas estadounidenses, Edson Buddle y Landon Donovan, anotaron un gol cada uno para que su club Los Angeles Galaxy batiera 2-1 al D.C. United, en partido realizado en el estadio RFK de la capital.
La ventaja otorgada al Galaxy por Buddle (min. 38) y Donovan (min. 58) fue descontada por los capitalinos gracias al hondureño Andy Najar (min. 54), quien remató de cabeza un tiro libre del argentino Pablo Hernández, quien hizo su segunda presentación con el DC.
Glories of the past and the memorable personalities that created them are just one reason D.C.
Is your head spinning with all the Designated Player action that's come to the fore this week? The league added three more DPs to club rosters over the past few days, and more could soon follow. Need a recap of who's in and who's out? MLSsoccer.com has got you covered. Check out our handy summary of the current slate of DPs in MLS.
Juan Pablo Angel (New York Red Bulls)
Santino Quaranta and Branko Boskovic discuss the importance of D.C. United's next match vs LA Galaxy and Landon Donovan.