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.

United forging new identity for 2011

DC stalwarts eager to mix with newcomers for quick turnaround
DC seek new identity

WASHINGTON – Banishing the nightmares of a poor 2010 season is paramount for D.C. United as they start a fresh year this week in the nation’s capital.

The team’s focus heading into a long preseason is creating and fostering a winning mentality that will carry into the season opener on March 19 against Columbus and beyond.

VIDEO: Dax McCarty's bicycle kick

DC United midfielder hits paydirt from distance at USMNT camp
Dax's bicycle kick

During the recent US national team camp, D.C. United midfielder Dax McCarty found himself with the opportunity for an ambitious bicycle kick from distance. What followed made him an instant internet sensation and gave the MLS veteran a signature viral moment for his career.

WATCH: McCarty's USMNT bicycle kick

Training report: Beep test & media appearances

King, Kitchen fit & ready


VIDEO: Ethan White interview

The rookie defender and D.C. United Academy product is eager to start his pro career
Ethan White interview

The rookie defender and D.C. United Academy product is eager to start his pro career and excited to play for head coach Ben Olsen.

Optimism reigns in D.C. United's preseason

Young squad aims to gel with hopes of turnaround in 2011
D.C. United optimistic

WASHINGTON – Every preseason camp in MLS is usually accompanied with a tinge of optimism, and the vibe around D.C. United is no different as preparations for 2011 get underway.

Players reported for preseason last Friday and, after a weekend of fitness testing and physicals, began training indoors at the Greenbelt Sportsplex in Maryland on Monday.

MLS Preseason Power Rankings

Galaxy lead the pack into 2011; RSL, New York close behind
Preseason Power Rankings

Too early for Power Rankings? Never. With preseason camps getting
underway across the league, the editors at have convened
after a long winter to bring out the first rankings of 2011. And there's
little surprise that the team who made the single biggest splash this
offseason tops our list.

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