Armchair Analyst: Stats revolution comes to MLS

How MLS' deal with Opta will shed light on the sport in the US
Analyst: Stats revolution

On Friday, the news came down that MLS has signed a deal with Opta to provide high-level statistical analysis this year, and for the next few. If you’re a regular reader of this column, you could probably guess that I’m pretty excited about the news.

D.C. United legend Jaime Moreno joins Youth Academy and Summer Camp Programs

15-year Black-and-Red veteran to become Academy Technical Training Coach
Moreno joins Academy

Washington, D.C. – D.C. United announced today that recently retired forward Jaime Moreno is set to become the club’s Youth Academy Technical Training Coach. Having played his final match in a storied 15-year tenure with United on October 23, 2010, Moreno will utilize his vast playing experience in the development of future members of the Black-and-Red. In his role with D.C. United Youth Development, Moreno will work closely as an on field technical coach with D.C. United Academy players and coaches.

VIDEO: Black-and-Red Report

Comcast SportsNet's Russ Thaler and Sebastian Salazar discuss D.C. United
Black-and-Red Report

VIDEO: Dax McCarty interview

United's new midfielder discusses the Carolina Challenge Cup
Dax McCarty interview

Dax McCarty is happy to be with the Black-and--Red and is looking forward to the Carolina Challenge Cup. McCarty discusses the team's goals heading into the final preseason training sessions and friendly matches.

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Vídeo: Andy Najar

Vídeo: Andy Najar

El juvenil mediocampista Andy Najar habla sobre la pre-temporada y las expectativas del club capitalino antes del debut de la temporada de la MLS frente a Columbus Crew el 19 de marzo en el Estadio RFK.

Academy teams travel to SC for tournament

Carolina Challenge Cup to host Chicago, DC academies
DC academy team in SC

Three MLS teams are heading to Charleston for the annual Carolina Challenge Cup this week. And two clubs – the Chicago Fire and D.C. United – will be joined by their academy sides for a youth tournament.

In conjunction with the opening weekend of the top-level Cup, hosts Charleston Battery will partner South Carolina United FC to put on the first-ever edition of the Carolina Challenge Academy Cup.

D.C. United signs forward Blake Brettschneider

2011 MLS Supplemental Draft selection joins squad following strong training camp
Blake Brettschneider signed

Blake Brettschneider

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Blake Brettschneider

Washington, D.C. – D.C. United announced today that the club has signed forward Blake Brettschneider. The 21-year-old joined United after being selected 21st overall in the 2011 MLS Supplemental Draft from the University of South Carolina.

“We are pleased that Blake is officially part of our club,” said General Manager Dave Kasper. “He is an athletic striker who has a nose for goal, and we are excited about his future.”

D.C. United firma al delantero Blake Brettschneider

D.C. United firma al delante

Blake Brettschneider

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Blake Brettschneider

Washington, D.C. – D.C. United anunció hoy que el delantero Blake Brettschneider ha firmado un contrato con el elenco capitalino. United seleccionó a Brettschneider de la Universidad de Carolina del Sur en la segunda ronda del Draft Suplementario de la MLS del 2011.

“Estamos contentos de tener a Blake oficialmente en los registros de nuestro equipo. Blake es un delantero muy atlético con olfato de gol, y estamos muy optimistas sobre su futuro”, dijo el Gerente General Dave Kasper.

D.C. United inicia la recta final de su pretemporada

Cuadro capitalino disputará la Carolina Challenge Cup
D.C. por el reto en S.C.

WASHINGTON- El D.C. United se prepara para iniciar el sábado 5 de marzo la última fase de su pretemporada 2011, cuando enfrente al Battery en Charleston, Carolina del Sur, en su primer partido del ya tradicional torneo, Carolina Challenge Cup.

DC ready for MLS opposition in Charleston

United wrap up preseason with defense of Carolina Challenge Cup
DC set for MLS opposition

WASHINGTON – Following stints in Florida and California, D.C. United left for Charleston, S.C., on Thursday morning to play out the third-and-final leg of their preseason.

Over the next 10 days the team will train and play three games in their defense of the Carolina Challenge Cup, which they won in last year’s preseason. This will mark the sixth time DC have participated in the tournament, which is hosted by the USL Pro team, Charleston Battery.

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