Happy Holidays from Ben Olsen!
Beginning Wednesday, December 8 and for six days after, Ben Olsen will send a holiday card and D.C. United scarf to two lucky fans that follow D.C. United on Facebook or Twitter. Here is how you can enter to win:
NEW YORK – The Mexican national team has not relented in its pursuit to lure back 17-year-old MLS SuperDraft prospect Omar Salgado from the US squad. Under FIFA rules, Salgado
doesn’t have to make a final decision until age 21.
“[Mexico Under-20 coach Juan Carlos Chávez] talked to me and told me that
if I wanted to go back to Mexico, my spot was open,” Salgado told
MLSsoccer.com about a conversation held this past Sunday. “But I have already made up my mind: I want to play for the
United States. I hope that‘s how it’s going to be.”
NEW YORK -- Major League Soccer has released the list of 35 players eligible for the first ever Re-Entry Draft, which will be held over two stages on Dec. 8 and Dec. 15.
The following players were required to meet age and service requirements to participate as stipulated by the terms of the new Collective Bargaining Agreement.
RE-ENTRY DRAFT PLAYER LIST
Chivas USA: Marcelo Saragosa (option declined), Alex Zotinca (option declined)
YORK – Major League Soccer today announced the list of players eligible for selection in the 2010 MLS Re-Entry Process. The Stage 1 Draft of the Re-Entry Process will take place on Wednesday, December 8, at 2 p.m. ET via teleconference. The Stage 2 Draft will take place on Wednesday, December 15, at 2 p.m. ET. All 18 clubs will have a representative participate.
Both Stage 1 and Stage 2 Drafts will be conducted in the same order as the traditional Waiver Draft, with Vancouver selecting 17th and Portland selecting 18th.
WASHINGTON – The next step in D.C. United’s roster renovation process involves a long look at potential options in the league’s Re-Entry Draft, the new mechanism for player movement that begins in earnest with the first of two stages next Wednesday, Dec. 8.
By virtue of their 2010 record, United will pick first in both stages of the dispersal draft, which concludes with Stage 2 on Dec. 15. For a club whose late-1990s dynasty has fallen on hard times of late, a bit of turnabout is more than welcome.
Top youth clubs from across the United States will converge in Phoenix over the next five days for the 2010 US Soccer Development Academy Winter Showcase.
All 78 teams that comprise the Development Academy are scheduled to attend, including 14 MLS Academy teams at both the U-15/U-16 and U-17/U-18 levels.
Those teams will contest a total of 236 games from Dec. 3-7, giving youth coaches and technical directors around the league a chance to evaluate young talent against some of other top youth players around the nation.
Dear MLS Fans,
Although we are all disappointed in FIFA’s decision to award the 2022 World Cup to Qatar rather than the United States, we will continue moving forward. We remain as committed today as we have ever been to continuing our mission of growing the sport in North America and growing MLS into one of the best leagues in the world.
WASHINGTON – D.C. United lost two defenders on Expansion Draft day last week, with Jordan Graye selected by Portland and Rodney Wallace also joining the Timbers in United’s deal for Dax McCarty.
Yet the midfield now looks jam-packed as a result of that trade, providing head coach Ben Olsen and his staff with no shortage of options to consider in the months ahead.
ZURICH, Switzerland -- For someone whose league has known virtually nothing but success and good news the past several years, the decision to award the 2022 World Cup to Qatar and not to the United States certainly was a tough one for MLS Commissioner Don Garber to swallow.
"It's very disappointing," Garber said. "I'm a bit shocked. We ran a great campaign. We felt very good about it. All of the people we met throughout the last two years, including the last two days, told us we were in pretty good shape."