D.C. United gana la Carolina Challenge Cup 2011

Empate ante Toronto FC corona al cuadro capitalino
D.C. gana torneo en SC


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D.C. United ganó el Carolina
Challenge Cup por segundo año consecutivo con un empate por 2-2 ante Toronto
FC, en un partido disputado en el Blackbaud Stadium en Charleston, S.C. el sábado.
Con la victoria, D.C. termina su pretemporada sin conocer la derrota y con un récord
de 7-0-2.

El DT del cuadro capitalino
Ben Olsen se mostró satisfecho con el trabajo realizado por sus jugadores, pero
no se confía y ahora le dará toda su atención al inicio de la temporada regular.

VIDEO: Joe Ngwenya interview

Ngwenya caps off the 2011 preseason with his sixth goal
Joe Ngwenya interview

Joe Ngwenya scored six goals in the 2011 preseason to lead all D.C. United forward. Ngwenya talks about his goal against Toronto FC and the team's preparations for the home opener on March 19.

Join Olsen's Army! Buy tickets to the home opener on March 19

Preseason match 9: D.C. United vs Toronto FC

D.C. United wins the 2011 Carolina Challenge Cup
RECAP: Preseason match 9


D.C. United won the Carolina Challenge Cup for the second year in a row with a 2-2 draw against Toronto FC at Blackbaud Stadium on Saturday evening in Charleston, S.C. With the victory, United finishes preseason play undefeated with a 7-0-2 record, and now the club will turn its full attention to March 19 and the Columbus Crew. Head Coach Ben Olsen was pleased with his players' collective effort throughout preseason camp, but in the locker room following tonight's match he stressed the need to refocus for the start of the regular season.

Commissioner speaks on new stadium goals

Garber: Boston, DC are next targets for soccer specific stadiums
Garber on stadium plans

NEW YORK – MLS Commissioner Don Garber said the New England Revolution and D.C. United are working on joining the ranks of MLS clubs with new soccer specific stadiums to call their own.

VIDEO: Chris Pontius interview

The third-year midfielder looks ahead to Saturday's match against TFC
Chris Pontius interview

Chris Pontius looks ahead to Saturday night's Carolina Challenge Cup match against Toronto FC and to D.C. United's home opener on March 19. Watch the match live on

Join Olsen's Army! Buy tickets to the home opener versus the Columbus Crew on March 19.

Dev. Academy preview: MLS teams face full slate

Crew, DC, Quakes, Revs all face double-headers this weekend
Dev. Academy preview

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Five MLS Academies head into action during this weekend’s USSF Development Academy slate.

Columbus, D.C. United and New York will all see action in the Development Academy league for the first time in 2011 after a long winter break.

The Crew Academy make a road trip to Michigan for a Saturday doubleheader against Derby County Wolves and two Sunday games against Vardar at both U-16 and U-18 age levels.

D.C. United partners with local food trucks for 2011 home opener

Food trucks ready to serve up the goods at RFK
Food trucks at home opener

Washington, D.C. (March 11, 2011) - D.C. United today announced the club has partnered with four popular local food trucks to provide additional food options at the club's 2011 home opener on Saturday, March 19 vs. the Columbus Crew. Each of the four trucks will be parked in Lot 8 at RFK Stadium and be open for business beginning at 5pm ET.

DC's Brettschneider aims to be matchday regular

Rookie's versatility, preseason goals are his calling card
DC's new regular?

D.C. United’s lone Supplemental Draft pick, Blake
Brettschneider, signed his first professional contract just last week, inking a developmental
deal with the club.

Since then, he earned the start at forward for DC
in the Carolina Challenge Cup on Wednesday night alongside Charlie Davies and scored
the lone goal in United’s 1-0 win over the Chicago Fire, the club’s second
straight win in the competition.

Previa ’11: D.C. United buscará recuperar su tradición ganadora

Con grandes adiciones, DC tratará de volver a la élite MLSera
Previa ’11: D.C. United

D.C. United inicia la temporada el
sábado, 19 de marzo frente a Columbus Crew en Washington con la misión
inmediata de clasificarse a la Liguilla por primera vez desde 2007, y de ahí en
más seguir avanzando rumbo a su quinto título de la liga, meta que le ha sido
esquiva en las últimas seis campañas.

DC prefer health over trophy in preseason finale

United's assistant coach says chief objective is to avoid injury
DC eye injury-free finale

With only one week remaining before opening the 2011 regular
season, D.C. United get one last crack at MLS opposition in the club’s final
preseason game against Toronto FC on Saturday night (streamed at and at 5 pm ET).

The match also serves as an opportunity for some silverware. After
wins in their first two matches in Charleston, S.C., another victory or a
draw against TFC clinches the Carolina Challenge Cup for D.C. United.

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