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FIFA World Cup announcement viewing party

Free viewing party on Dec. 2 at the Newseum
W.C. announcement party

USA Bid Committee

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The FIFA World Cup™ Official Announcement Viewing Party, organized by the Washington, D.C. Local Bid Committee, will be held on Thursday, December 2, 2010. The United States is bidding to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Washington, D.C. is one of 18 candidate host cities. The general public is invited to attend for FREE.

The event will be held at the Newseum, located at the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue and 6th Street, N.W. The viewing party will take place in the Great Hall of News.

D.C. United volunteers at Martha's Table

Day 3 of the club's 10 Days of Giving
United & Martha's Table

POLL: Who should be first pick in Expansion Draft?

With attractive names on the list, Timbers, 'Caps could find gold
Poll: VAN's first pick?

With the 2010 MLS Expansion Draft to take place on Wednesday, Nov. 24, at 2 p.m. ET, teams around the league were required to release a list of players available for new MLS members Vancouver Whitecaps FC and Portland Timbers to choose from.

READ: Full list of players available for the Expansion Draft

Each of the 16 teams giving up players put some great names up for grabs, and Portland's and Vancouver's inaugural season could hinge on a couple of smart moves.

MLS releases unprotected list for Expansion Draft

All the players available to Portland and Vancouver on Weds.
Expansion draft list

NEW YORK — The Portland Timbers and Vancouver Whitecaps now know the players they have to choose from in Wednesday's MLS Expansion Draft.

The list of unprotected players available in the draft was released by MLS on Monday afternoon, and among the various big names are San Jose DP Geovanni, Sporting KC's Jimmy Conrad, Chicago attacker Nery Castillo, and veteran Houston goalkeeper Pat Onstad. Though with the salary cap to take into account, high-priced names are rarely coveted.

Soehn presents Expansion Draft dilemma for DC

Now with Whitecaps, former United coach may be eyeing DC
DC's expansion dilemma

WASHINGTON — This week’s MLS Expansion Draft for the Portland Timbers and
Vancouver Whitecaps FC will present conundrums for most every team in the
league, but D.C. United may occupy the most unenviable position of the 16 other
clubs.

After all, it’s hard enough to rebuild your own team without
the prospect of an old coach swooping in to claim one or two of his favorite
players.

Adu edged out of Aris, trains in Denmark

21-year-old American "not on trial," says Danish club Randers
Adu trains in Denmark

AMSTERDAM — Aris FC are attempting to cancel the remainder of Freddy Adu's loan contract with the Hellenic Football Federation, MLSsoccer.com has learned.

The U.S. international has yet to appear for the club this season, having been deemed surplus to requirements by manager Héctor Cúper, and is currently slated to return for the final year of his Benfica deal next summer.

"We want to cancel the rest of his contract with the Greek federation," Aris press officer Christanthos Tsaltidis told MLSsoccer.com. "We are in the courts with Freddy."

Monday Postgame: Colorado finish season with flourish

Breaking down MLS Cup, the 2010 season, and changes for 2011
MPG: Rapids reign supreme

Slightly more than two months ago, the Colorado
Rapids lost 3-1 to the New York in what appeared to be a relatively
comfortable win for the Red Bulls and their famous Designated Players.

Yet after the game, it was the Rapids and their
coach, Gary Smith, who were talking tough, insisting the game was closer
than the score suggested, and saying how much they’d love another crack
at a New York team that was then in ascendancy.

Playoffs to expand to 10 teams; more changes ahead

MLS also investigating possibility of aligning to FIFA calendar
10 playoff teams in 2011

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TORONTO – The MLS Cup Playoffs will expand to 10 teams in 2011, and even bigger changes may be down the road.

MLS Commissioner Don Garber announced the tweaks to the postseason format before kickoff of Sunday’s MLS Cup final at BMO Field and explained a new system in which the playoffs will be open to two additional clubs in 2011.

The top 10 goals in MLS Cup history

D.C. United featured in League's top 10 video
Top 10 MLS Cup goals

Fan Poll: Expansion draft

Which eleven players would you protect from the expansion draft?
Fan Poll: Expansion draft

On Monday, November 22, D.C. United's technical staff will submit a list of eleven protected players in advance of Wednesday's Expansion Draft.

As Technical Director, Chad Ashton noted, "It's a very strategic game. You try and figure out who you think Portland or Vancouver will pick, and you try and protect those guys."

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