Preseason match 2: United v FIU

2011 Preseason match 2


VIDEO: Dax McCarty interview

The United midfielder is enjoying the 2011 preseason and his new team
Dax McCarty interview

After spending most of January with the U.S. National Team, Dax McCarty has join the Black-and-Red for preseason training in Fort Lauderdale, FL. The young midfielder is excited about his new team, eager for the season to begin, and looking forward to living and playing in Washington, DC.

VIDEO: Black-and-Red Report

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

Davies fitting right in at D.C. United camp

Wolff, squad determined to help striker succeed during trial
Davies fitting in at DC

Charlie Davies and Dejan Jakovic

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An offseason search for forward reinforcements led D.C. United to an unexpected target: Charlie Davies.

The fan favorite and US international has been on a long road to recovery from a horrific car accident in October 2009. Davies is now in the midst of a weeklong trial in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., aiming to prove that he is ready to contribute in MLS on a possible season-long loan.

A loan agreement is already in place with Davies’ French club Sochaux, and the trial period is a chance for head coach Ben Olsen to evaluate the 24-year-old before finalizing the deal.

VIDEO: Joseph Ngwenya interview

The Zimbabwean forward talks about joining the Black-and-Red
Joseph Ngwenya interview

Poll: Should Najar play for US or Honduras?

2010 Rookie of the Year takes to Twitter to ask the same question
Poll: Najar's nat'l team?

D.C. United's Andy Najar told's podcast Tiro Libre last week that he has made up his mind as to whether he’ll don the white and blue of Honduras or the red, white and blue of the United States.

VIDEO: Charlie Davies interview

The young forward discusses his one-week evaluation with the Black-and-Red
Charlie Davies interview

Mourinho says he wants to coach in MLS

Will coaching methods of "The Special One" translate to league?
Mourinho's MLS aspiration

NEW YORK – Real Madrid manager José Mourinho, also known as
"The Special One," says that he dreams of one day managing an MLS club.

In an interview with former Italian national team player
Christian Panucci for Sky Italia, Mourinho is quoted as saying: "My idea is to stay at the top of European soccer for the next 10 to 15 years. After that I would like to have a completely different experience in the United States – the New York Red Bulls or Los Angeles Galaxy, a home in Manhattan or a home in Malibu. That’s the idea I have.”

Loan stint helps Cronin re-adjust to D.C. United

Veteran goalkeeper finding his footing with new club
Cronin returns to DC

One of several new faces in D.C. United’s preseason camp is actually a familiar one. Goalkeeper Steve Cronin, who made three appearances while on loan with DC near the end of the 2009, is back after being traded from the Portland Timbers during the offseason.

As he gets through the day-in, day-out grind of the preseason in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Cronin acknowledged that his previous stint with DC was helpful.

Monday Postgame: The league that never sleeps

MLS preseason is well underway as another sport comes to a close
Monday Postgame

We’re not saying that Whitecaps defender Jay DeMerit broke training last night, but, well, if he’s a little bleary-eyed on the pitch this morning, maybe Vancouver brass can simply look the other way.

DeMerit’s beloved Green Bay Packers won Super Bowl XLV yesterday, capping off an epic ‘Tweet-down’ between the Whitecaps defender and Chivas USA midfielder Ben Zemanski, a staunch Steelers fan.

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