Wolff ready for leadership role at D.C. United

Veteran striker relishes opportunity to help turn around new team
Wolff ready to lead DC

For the third time in his 12-year MLS career, Josh Wolff will be playing for a new team.

After starting his career with the Chicago Fire back in 1998, Wolff’s second stop was Kansas City, with a stint in Germany sandwiched in the middle. On Wednesday, he was acquired in the Re-Entry Draft, and will call Washington his home in 2011.

For Wolff, it’s a change of scenery and a chance to help turn around D.C. United, a club coming off one of its worst seasons in club history. The 33-year-old is optimistic about his new club — and the new season.

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US U-18s draw Israel 0-0 at tournament

Sporting 'keeper Kempin posts shutout; US face Germany on Friday
U-18s draw with Israel

Sporting Kansas City goalkeeper Jonathan Kempin backstopped the United States U-18 squad to a 0-0 draw with Israel on Thursday in their second match of the Traditional Winter Tournament in Tel Aviv.

The Chicago Fire's Victor Pineda played 78 minutes in the midfield before giving way to D.C. United Academy product Marcus Salandy-Defour.

The tie comes two days after Mike Matkovich's side fell 4-0 to France in their opening match. The Americans close out the tournament on Friday against a German side that beat Israel 7-0 in their opening tilt.

McInerney strikes in US U-20s win over Canada

Union forward ices 2-0 victory over MLS-heavy Canadian side
Mac on target for U-20s

Jack McInerney

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In the first of a two-game series between the two CONCACAF rivals, the United States U-20s came away with a 2-0 victory over Canada. Soony Saad and Jack McInerney tallied for Thomas Rongen's side in the match played at Lynn University in Boca Raton, FL.

University of Michigan freshman sensation Saad scored the game-winner three minutes past the half hour mark before the Philadelphia Union striker doubled the advantage in the 49th minute.

Four MLS venues to host 2011 Gold Cup matches

KC Soccer Stadium and Red Bull Arena to stage first-round matches
Gold Cup to 4 MLS venues

NEW YORK – The CONCACAF Gold Cup will debut in four American cities after Thursday's release of dates and venues for the 2011 edition of the regional championship.

Detroit, Charlotte, Tampa and Kansas City will all host Gold Cup matches for the first time, joining seven other US markets in one of the most expansive Gold Cup tournaments to date.

Andy Najar es el Jugador Sorpresa del Año

Novato del Año se tomó la MLS , y dejó perplejo a más de uno
Najar: Sorpresa del 2010


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Muchos jugadores en la MLS se dieron a conocer este año por su buen juego y su estilo, pero ninguno lo hizo tan sorpresivamente ni con tanta adversidad como el atacante hondureño Andy Najar de D.C. United.

Wondolowski the Breakout Star of the Year

Former reserve's meteoric rise leads to Golden Boot title
Wondo the Breakout Star

The editorial staff at is looking back over the year with out Best of 2010 awards, running Dec. 13 through Jan. 2. Each day we'll hand out an award in a variety of categories culled from the storylines of Major League Soccer and US international players, including Biggest Controversy, Broadcaster Call of the Year and the Moment of the Year.

Today the focus falls on the Breakout Star of the Year, and there was little argument that San Jose's Chris Wondolowski was the man of the moment in 2010.

Commentary: Who Bradley should call to camp

Wondolowski, Pickens could earn first-ever USMNT invites in Jan.
US roster for camp?

Juan Agudelo scored on his USMNT debut.

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By the end of this week, Bob Bradley will name the 30-man roster for the US national team's camp ahead of its Jan. 22 friendly against Chile at the Home Depot Center. As usual, the focus will be on youth, and the roster will likely feature mostly MLS players as well as a smattering of European pros on break.

Here's a look at the men we think Bradley should call:


Kevin Hartman - The last go-round for FC Dallas' netminder?

Matt Pickens - The MLS Cup-winning 'keeper gets rewarded for his efforts with a camp call-up.

US, Canada duel in preparation for U-20 World Cup qualifiers

US coach Rongen calls 24 professional, NCAA players into camp
US U-20s to face Canada

Amobi Okugo

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The U-20 teams from the United States and Canada are expected to compete for two of the four World Cup qualification spots up for grabs during April's 2011 CONCACAF Championship. Over the next few days, they will have a good measuring stick upon which to assess their progress: each other.

The pair will play matches on Dec. 16 and Dec. 18 in Sunrise, Fla.

Tres de los 11 jugadores seleccionados en el Draft ya tienen contrato

Wolff, Gibbs y Seitz llegaron a acuerdos con sus nuevos equipos
Tres de 11 con contrato

NUEVA YORK.- Tras desarrollada la Fase 2 del Draft de la MLS 2010, tres de los 10 equipos que escogieron jugadores ya los sumaron a su plantel.

Josh Wolff, proveniente de Sporting Kansas City, fue el primer elegido del Draft de la MLS por D.C. United y ha sido agregado oficialmente al plantel del cuadro capitalino. Por otra parte, Chicago Fire le dio la bienvenida al zaguero Cory Gibbs, quien estuvo al servicio de New England Revolution en el 2010.

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