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.

Preseason match 6: United vs Chivas USA

Black-and-Red play Chivas USA to a 0-0 draw
RECAP: Preseason match 6


D.C. United completed its 2011 preseason training camp in California with a friendly against Chivas USA on Friday, February 25 at 3:00 PM ET on the training fields of The Home Depot Center. Both teams used over ten substitutes and played to a scoreless draw. Despite the lack of scoring, the Black-and-Red took plenty away from their first contest against Major League Soccer opposition in 2011. 

Davies: Bradley's advice influenced MLS choice

DC striker says playing for US still his "ultimate goal"
Davies US hopes

Charlie Davies

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New D.C. United striker Charlie Davies says US coach Bob Bradley’s advice weighed heavily on his decision to join MLS, and that earning minutes in his new league is essential for his return to the national team limelight.

Davies joined ExtraTime Radio on Thursday for a lengthy interview discussing his plans in 2011 and his hopes for recovering the form that made him a superstar before suffering serious injuries in an Oct. 2009 car accident.

LISTEN: Charlie Davies on ExtraTime Radio

Fred, un buen hijo que regresa a casa

Brasileño feliz de quedarse cerca de su familia en D.C. United
Fred regresa a “casa”

WASHINGTON, D.C. — El mediocamista brasileño Fred aseguró estar “muy feliz” por regresar al D.C. United y unirse a un excelente grupo de jugadores que conforman la plantilla de cara a la temporada 2011, en la que debutarán el 19 de marzo frente al Columbus Crew en el RFK Stadium.

Zayner welcomes new child, new season with DC

Former Crew member eager to help anchor United's back line
New season for Zayner

While some of his teammates were relaxing and on vacation during the offseason, D.C. United defender Jed Zayner was busy welcoming a new member to his family.

His wife Katie gave birth to the couple’s first child on Nov. 24, and for the following two months Zayner quickly made a big adjustment to fatherhood, caring for his wife and newborn child.

“It’s a full-time job,” Zayner told “I told her I was her nanny for the next couple of months. She definitely utilized that. I swear those first two weeks were a blur in my head and still are.”

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