VIDEO: Perry Kitchen interview

United's rookie defender is adjusting well and looking forward to the start of the season
Perry Kitchen interview

United's rookie defender says he is adjusting well to the pace and style of MLS and looking forward to the start of the season.

D.C. United enfrenta a Philadelphia en partido clasificatorio a la Copa Abierta de EE.UU

El partido será el 6 de abril en el Maryland SoccerPlex
D.C. United enfrenta a Phila

Washington, D.C. – D.C. United enfrentará a Philadelphia Union en partido clasificatorio a la Copa Abierta de Estados Unidos. El encuentro se llevará a cabo el miércoles 6 de abril a las 7:30 p.m. en el Maryland SoccerPlex en Boyds, Maryland.

Details set for D.C. United-Philadelphia Union U.S. Open Cup play-in game

United to take on Union on Wednesday, April 6 at Maryland SoccerPlex
USOC play-in game details

Washington, D.C. – D.C. United today announced details for its U.S. Open Cup play-in game against the Philadelphia Union. The Black-and-Red will play host to the Union on Wednesday, April 6 at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Boyds, MD. Kickoff is set for 7:30pm.

VIDEO: Preseason training session

Highlights from Tuesday training session at RFK Stadium
Preseason training session

The Black-and-Red are back in D.C. after spending two weeks in California.  The team will train at RFK Stadium's training complex for one more day before they head to Charleston, SC on Thursday, March 3 for their third training camp and to complete in the Carolina Challenge Cup.

The team opens the 2011 MLS Campaign at RFK Stadium on March 19 against Columbus Crew. Get your tickets now

Kitchen living up to early expectations in DC

Vocal teenager paired with Jakovic on United's back line
Kitchen gets strong start

WASHINGTON – Back in January, D.C. United’s coaching staff was ecstatic when Perry Kitchen was available with the third overall pick in the MLS SuperDraft.

Nearly six weeks later, the tenacious 19-year-old has proved worthy of the hype and buzz created before the draft for the central defender/midfielder from Akron.

“He’s just who we’d thought he’d be,” United coach Ben Olsen said, "a very talented kid who’s ultra-competitive."

Chris Korb firma contrato con D.C. United

Chris Korb firma contrato co

Washington, D.C. - D.C. United anunció hoy que el defensa Chris Korb ha firmado un contrato con el elenco capitalino. Korb fue seleccionado en la segunda ronda del SuperDraft de la MLS del 2011.

D.C. United signs defender Chris Korb

2011 MLS SuperDraft selection joins squad for current campaign
Chris Korb signed

Washington, D.C. – D.C. United announced today that the club has signed defender Chris Korb. The fullback joined United after being selected 31st overall in this year’s MLS SuperDraft.

"Chris has worked hard throughout training camp, and we have been pleased with his competitive nature and athleticism," said General Manager Dave Kasper. "He is able to play on both sides of our defense at outside back and we are excited about his future with D.C. United."

Se definen los clubes locales para la Copa Abierta de Estados Unidos

Portland, DC, Houston, Fire y Quakes serán locales tras sorteo
Lista la Copa Abierta

NUEVA YORK – Los aficionados del
nuevo club de expansión de la MLS Portland Timbers tendrán el placer de ver a
su club como local en la Copa Abierta de Estados Unidos, después de que el club
ganara la ventaja casera en el certamen tras un sorteo de moneda realizado en
las instalaciones de la Major League Soccer en Nueva York.

Los Timbers recibirán una visita
por parte de Chivas USA en su primer partido de la Copa Abierta en marzo, lo
cual fue también decidido por un lanzamiento de moneda con el cual se
decidieron los anfitriones de los primeros partidos del torneo.

United win toss, will host USOC play-in game

Timbers, Dynamo, Fire, Quakes also come up winners to play host
United to host USOC game

NEW YORK - Portland fans got their wish Monday to cheer their expansion Timbers on in the quest for the U.S. Open Cup, thanks to a fortunate flip of the coin at Major League Soccer headquarters.

The Timbers won a coin flip to earn the right to host a USOC play-in game against Chivas USA in March, the first of eight outcomes determined by a coin flip to decide the host sites for a number of the USOC’s early matches.

Monday Postgame: There is no "pre" in preseason

Icy cold CCL resumes, big names return as First Kick looms ahead
Monday Postgame

It was hardly a shining example of the Beautiful Game, but man, was it good to see MLS teams back in action in a meaningful match this past Tuesday.

That game, the first leg of a CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal between Columbus and Real Salt Lake, was played in offseason conditions (wintry) and preseason form (spotty), but it officially kicked off the 2011 season for those two teams, and it spearheaded another busy week as MLS hurtles toward First Kick, now just two weeks away.

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