Washington, D.C. - D.C. United announced today that it has waived defender Julius James. In one and a half seasons in Washington, James played in 31 MLS contests (24 starts), recording two goals in 2,388 minutes on the pitch. In a separate transaction, United has acquired allocation money from the LA Galaxy in exchange for an international roster spot.
“We would like to thank Julius for his contributions to D.C. United and we wish him well in the future,” said General Manager Dave Kasper.
The United States Soccer Federation announced details of this year's Lamar Hunt US Open Cup on Thursday as the nation's oldest annual soccer tournament enters its 98th edition.
Similar to England's FA Cup and other domestic knockout tournaments throughout the world, the US Open Cup is, as the name suggests, open to almost all teams throughout the nation, whether professional or amateur.
The Cup's first round gets underway on June 14 with 16 games. In all, five rounds lead to the final on Oct. 4.
WASHINGTON – The long and arduous road to recovery for Charlie Davies has taken a new turn, officially arriving at RFK Stadium on Wednesday afternoon.
The 24-year old’s comeback from life-threatening injuries sustained in an October 2009 crash placed his professional career in limbo. After 16 months working, rehabbing and training, Davies was unable to crack the Sochaux lineup. However, he landed a trial with DC, impressed, and will now join the team on a season-long loan.
Just to have a chance at first team action again has left him appreciative towards his new club.
Over the past couple of weeks, MLSsoccer.com has been hosting live chats for select preseason scrimmages.
Thousands of MLS fans have been logging on with our editors to discuss a game, the upcoming season and anything else (literally!) on the minds of MLS fans as we approach the 2011 season. Plus, we've been grabbing updates from each club's official Twitter feeds to help keep you up to speed on roster changes and substitutions during the sessions.
After wrapping up a two-week in Florida on Sunday, D.C. United players and coaches were back in the Washington area early this week for a brief respite.
But on Wednesday morning the club hits the road once again, flying to California for continued preseason preparations ahead of their March 19 opener against the Columbus Crew.
Charlie Davies is about to get a second chance.
The striker who enticed hungry US soccer fans and then nearly lost his life in a horrific car crash will continue his captivating career rebirth in a D.C. United uniform in 2011.
The club announced Wednesday that it has signed Davies on loan for the 2011 MLS season after a successful trial in which the forward flashed moments of promise worthy of the hype that first made him a star less than two years ago.
Now that it's official, the first instinct is to immediately project a goal total
for Charlie Davies as the chief marker of whether his acquisition will benefit D.C.
United. But Davies is not your typical forward and the typical measure of
success does not apply here.
MLSsoccer.com's very own Simon Borg rightly says that Charlie Davies' success in MLS won't be measured by how many goals he scores, b