Armchair Analyst: Dynamo automatic contenders in the East

Houston have much better shot at reaching postseason out East
Analyst: Contenders again

Houston, we might have solved a problem.

After an offseason of
fevered debate among hardcore fans all over the map, MLS announced on Friday that
two-time MLS Cup champions Houston Dynamo will be switching to the Eastern
Conference. The switch will make room for expansion teams Portland Timbers and
Vancouver Whitecaps in the Western Conference, and keep the numbers in each
conference even at nine apiece.

Vídeo: Rodrigo Brasesco

El defensa uruguayo habla sobre el inicio de la pre-temporada con su nuevo club
Vídeo: Rodrigo Brasesco

D.C. United inició los entrenamientos de pre-temporada esta semana en las instalaciones del Estadio RFK. Entre las caras nuevas del plantel capitalino se encuentra el defensa Rodrigo Brasesco, nuevo fichaje que llega a reforzar la última línea del conjunto que dirige Ben Olsen, procedente del Racing Club de Montevideo, de la primera división de Uruguay. Brasesco, que se convierte en el primer uruguayo en defender la camisa rojinegra, conversó con sobre su trayectoria y sus expectativas con el cuadro de la capital de los Estados Unidos.

MLS unveils roster and player rules for 2011

Teams now can create entire roster made of Home Grown players
MLS unveils 2011 rules

NEW YORK – Fans can now follow every transaction made by their club in 2011 afer the league released of the full set of MLS player
and roster rules on Friday.


The document outlines the current MLS roster structure and
the mechanisms by which players can be acquired and released.

Houston Dynamo switch to Eastern Conference

Additions of Portland, Vancouver push Texas franchise east
Dynamo to Eastern Conf.

Steve Nicol and Dominic Kinnear.

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NEW YORK – The Eastern Conference just added a little Texas twang for the 2011 MLS season.

US players to be considered domestic for Canadian teams

New rule allows Whitecaps, TFC to compete on level playing field
New rules in Canada

NEW YORK – The 2011 MLS season will see the league’s two
Canadian clubs operate on a more even playing field compared to their US-based counterparts.

The league announced on Friday that players
considered domestic players in the United States will also be considered domestic players
in Canada.

VIDEO: Perry Kitchen on Comcast SportsNet

United's first-round draft pick on Washington Post Live
Perry Kitchen on CSN

Segment 2: Advice for a young athlete in DC

A humorous segment with Rick "Doc" Walker and comedian Donnell Rawlings

DC's McCarty values stint with national team

Midfielder enjoyed leadership role, looks forward to '11 season
McCarty values US stint

Midfielder and new acquisition Dax McCarty will be one of the last members of D.C. United to report to preseason camp.

And it’s for a good reason, as he’s taken a few days off after representing the US against Chile last Saturday.

McCarty opened camp with the national team since Jan. 3 in Carson, Calif., working and training ahead of the friendly. Part of an extremely young group of players, mostly from MLS, it was exciting for him just to be back in camp.

D.C. United revelará nuevo uniforme

Tercera playera se estrena este sábado en el Washington Auto Show
D.C. United revelará nuevo u

Washington, D.C. (27 de enero de 2011) – D.C. United anunció que el club utilizará un nuevo uniforme para la temporada del 2011. La tercera playera del club capitalino será revelada este sábado 29 de enero en el Washington Auto Show en el Washington Convention Center. Los jugadores Branko Boskovic, Andy Najar, Chris Pontius, Santino Quaranta, Clyde Simms y Josh Wolff estarán luciendo las nuevas playeras en el acto que es patrocinado por Volkswagen y se llevará a cabo a las 2:00 p.m.

D.C. United set to unveil third kit for 2011 season

Jersey launch set for D.C. United Day at the Washington Auto Show, presented by Volkswagen with
Unveiling third kit for 2011

Washington, D.C. – D.C. United today announced plans for a third kit to be worn during the 2011 season. The full kit will be unveiled on Saturday, January 29 at 2:00 p.m. on the L Street Bridge of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. The presentation, featuring Branko Boskvic, Andy Najar, Chris Pontius, Santino Quaranta, Clyde Simms and Josh Wolff, anchors D.C. United Day at the Washington Auto Show™, presented by Volkswagen. The players will appear at the Volkswagen booth from 2:30-3:30 p.m, following the jersey launch.

VIDEO: Preseason training in Greenbelt, MD

The Black-and-Red avoided the snow and cold by training indoors for the first week of the prese
Preseason training

The Black-and-Red avoided the snow by heading inside for fitness testing and a series of passing drills.

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