CARSON, Calif. – For Dax McCarty, the team comes first. Always.
Ask the midfielder a question about his play during the United States national team's 17-day training camp, and he responds with an answer focusing on the entire squad.
"I would say it's been pretty successful camp for everyone in terms of trying to get the basic concepts of what the national team is all about," the D.C. United midfielder told MLSsoccer.com after Friday's training session at the Home Depot Center, where the Americans will play Chile on Saturday (10 p.m. ET, TeleFutura, ESPN3.com).
Bob Bradley, it turns out, isn’t “Robo-Bob.”
The coach of the US national team has shown an admirable willingness to try different tactics, formations and talent in an effort to create a winning blend. By and large, he’s succeeded – but there’s a sense of urgency these days that didn’t really exist in the past.
United States vs. Chile in an international friendly on Saturday at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.
TeleFutura and ESPN3.com (10 pm ET)
Los primeros equipos de la MLS en reportarse a sus respectivos campamentos de pretemporada son Columbus Crew y Real Salt Lake, quienes empezaron sus preparaciones el jueves en anticipación a su partido de Cuartos de Final de la Liga de Campeones CONCACAF, el cual se llevará a cabo el 22 de febrero.
Major League Soccer’s long winter is finally beginning to thaw.
The Columbus Crew and Real Salt Lake reported to their respective camps on Thursday ahead of their Feb. 22 CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal match in Columbus, marking the first teams to dust off the rust ahead of the season openers in March.
Players will also report to camp with head coach Ben Olsen and D.C. United on Friday, while newly signed goalkeeper Troy Perkins, No. 2 SuperDraft pick Darlington Nagbe and the expansion Portland Timbers will convene on Saturday.
Minutes after Perry Kitchen fell to D.C. United in last Thursday’s SuperDraft, the question began to dance around the minds of fans and observers alike: Where will Kitchen play in MLS?
His versatility is one of his many strengths, and the question pertains to two spots: defensive midfield, where he played for just one season while at Akron, or center back, where he settled when in the US national team youth setup.
Washington, D.C. (19 de enero de 2011) - D.C. United anunció hoy el itinerario de pre-temporada del club con miras a la temporada 2011 de la Major League Soccer. Los jugadores se reportarán al Estadio RFK este viernes 21 de enero para reuniones preliminares y ser sometidos a revisiones médicas antes de iniciar los entrenamientos la siguiente semana en Washington, DC. Los días y los horarios de las sesiones de entrenamienots que estarán abierto a los medios de prensa serán divulgados mañana Jueves.
Washington, D.C. - D.C. United announced today the club’s preseason schedule, as the team prepares for the 2011 Major League Soccer campaign. Players are set to report to RFK Stadium on Friday, January 21 for a preliminary meeting and fitness testing. The Black-and-Red begin training next week in Washington before departing the Metro area on January 31. Media availability times and locations for next week will be announced tomorrow.