Julius James spins on a loose ball in the box and scores his first of the season.
NEW YORK – Major League Soccer will join the rest of the nation this weekend in remembering the victims of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
A moment of silence will be held before the national anthem at each of the MLS matches played this weekend.
The league canceled the remainder of the regular season in 2001 following the tragic events of Sept. 11 and MLS has paid homage to the victims of the attacks in each of the last nine years.
NEW YORK – Mission accomplished.
US Soccer Federation president Sunil Gulati indicated as much on Friday after the conclusion of the three-day, five-city visit by FIFA’s World Cup inspection team.
“We were able to show FIFA the things they needed to see,” Gulati said in a conference call with reporters. “It’s impossible not to be impressed by some of the magnificent NFL stadiums on this trip.”
WASHINGTON – Last week’s close-run, back-to-back defeats to the Eastern Conference-leading Columbus Crew reminded last-place D.C. United that they are capable of competing with the league’s best.
But the ruthlessness shown by the defending Supporters’ Shield holders also underlined a basic MLS reality: Errors and missed opportunities will be punished.
D.C. United midfielder, Stephen King and goalkeeper, Troy Perkins discuss United's upcoming match vs Toronto FC and what the team needs to focus on for the remaining 7 matches.
WASHINGTON – When a boss uses the phrase “taking one for the team” to
describe an employee’s new job, there's no mystery about who can
usually expect long hours and seemingly endless work in the days ahead.
was D.C. United president Kevin Payne’s choice of words when he
elevated rookie assistant coach Ben Olsen to the top job immediately
following the dismissal of Curt Onalfo on Aug. 4.
Sure enough, United’s interim leader had to negotiate the steepest of learning curves in the subsequent weeks.
AMSTERDAM – US National Team boss Bob Bradley has been signed up for another World Cup cycle, which of course means it's time for another round of entirely unsolicited advice.
Though there is a great big forthcoming slate of activities before that next chance at the big stage, let's look beyond all the qualifying and Gold Cupping to come.
Instead, let's focus on what needs to happen for greater success at that next World Cup in Brazil, which represents both the culmination and crunch time pinnacle of any four-year cycle.
A six-person delegation is touring potential stadiums and facilities as part of the evaluation process for determining if the United States should host for the FIFA World Cup in 2018 or 2022.
WASHINGTON – An old coaching maxim claims that the only elements a team really needs are 11 players and a ball.
While that may technically be accurate, match preparations at the professional level are in fact a bit more intricate, and D.C. United’s ongoing injury woes have complicated the lead-up to Saturday’s road match against Toronto FC.
Marc Burch and Adam Cristman underwent surgery this week and will be out for the duration of the season.