National Soccer Hall of Fame Class of 2011 Nominees Announced

Voting Begins Today for Players, Veteran Players and Builders
Soccer HOF 2011 Nominees

CHICAGO – Ballots have been finalized for the National Soccer Hall of Fame Class of 2011 and voting will begin immediately for the Player, Veteran Player and Builder categories. Voting will continue through March 11, and the election results will be announced in early Spring.

Three for Thursday: Great moments in Charlie Davies' career

Why the US soccer scene is buzzing about the United striker
3 for Thu: Davies moments

So Charlie Davies has signed with D.C. United on a 12-month loan. Let the speculation begin.

It seems as if everyone is the US soccer scene—including Davies himself—is hoping to see the onetime US international return to full health in the same town where his career—and his life—nearly came to an end a year-and-a-half ago.

If he can do it, he’ll be back to producing those highlight-reel moments we all remember. For today’s Three for Thursday, here are a trio of his best.

Davies y D.C. United unen sus fuerzas

Delantero estadounidense busca renacer en el fútbol
Davies emocionado en DC

Charlie Davies

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WASHINGTON— Entre Charlie Davies y el D.C. United siempre existió atracción desde la fundación del equipo y la Liga en 1996. Y quince años más tarde, el jugador y el club unen sus fuerzas para “renacer” juntos futbolísticamente en lo personal y lo colectivo.

El defensa Julius James es dado de baja

El defensa Julius James es d

Julius James

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Washington, D.C. (17 de febrero de 2011) - D.C. United anunció hoy que el club ha dado de baja al defensa Julius James. En temporada y media con el club capitalino, James hizo 31 apariciones de Liga (24 como titular), anotando dos goles en un total de 2,388 minutos. Asimismo, el club hizo un intercambio con el Galaxy de Los Angeles, enviando una plaza de extranjero en el roster a cambio de una asignación monetaria.

“Queremos agradecer a Julius por sus contribuciones al D.C. United y le deseamos lo mejor en el futuro”, dijo el Gerente General Dave Kasper.

D.C. United waives defender Julius James

Black-and-Red also acquire allocation money from LA Galaxy
Julius James waived

Julius James

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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.

VIDEO: Kevin Payne on Charlie Davies

United's President and CEO discusses the club's newest forward
Payne on adding Davies

VIDEO: Charlie Davies on joining D.C. United

United's new forward is excited to be a member of the Black-and-Red
Davies on joining United

Lamar Hunt US Open Cup details announced

2011 tournament will feature eight MLS teams, no D-2 participants
'11 USOC details revealed

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. 

Davies ready for new phase in pro career

Striker officially joins United on loan
Davies ready for new phase

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.

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Live Chats this week

Over the past couple of weeks, 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.

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