WASHINGTON — This week’s MLS Expansion Draft for the Portland Timbers and
Vancouver Whitecaps FC will present conundrums for most every team in the
league, but D.C. United may occupy the most unenviable position of the 16 other
After all, it’s hard enough to rebuild your own team without
the prospect of an old coach swooping in to claim one or two of his favorite
AMSTERDAM — Aris FC are attempting to cancel the remainder of Freddy Adu's loan contract with the Hellenic Football Federation, MLSsoccer.com has learned.
The U.S. international has yet to appear for the club this season, having been deemed surplus to requirements by manager Héctor Cúper, and is currently slated to return for the final year of his Benfica deal next summer.
"We want to cancel the rest of his contract with the Greek federation," Aris press officer Christanthos Tsaltidis told MLSsoccer.com. "We are in the courts with Freddy."
Slightly more than two months ago, the Colorado
Rapids lost 3-1 to the New York in what appeared to be a relatively
comfortable win for the Red Bulls and their famous Designated Players.
Yet after the game, it was the Rapids and their
coach, Gary Smith, who were talking tough, insisting the game was closer
than the score suggested, and saying how much they’d love another crack
at a New York team that was then in ascendancy.
TORONTO – The MLS Cup Playoffs will expand to 10 teams in 2011, and even bigger changes may be down the road.
MLS Commissioner Don Garber announced the tweaks to the postseason format before kickoff of Sunday’s MLS Cup final at BMO Field and explained a new system in which the playoffs will be open to two additional clubs in 2011.
On Monday, November 22, D.C. United's technical staff will submit a list of eleven protected players in advance of Wednesday's Expansion Draft.
As Technical Director, Chad Ashton noted, "It's a very strategic game. You try and figure out who you think Portland or Vancouver will pick, and you try and protect those guys."
Just two days after the House of Representatives passed a resolution supporting the United States' efforts to bring the World Cup to America, the Senate followed suit on Thursday.
TORONTO – With the US World Cup bid in the final stretch ahead of FIFA’s Dec. 2 announcement of the 2018 and 2022 hosts, MLS Commissioner Don Garber announced that the league and its marketing arm, Soccer United Marketing, will make a $2 million donation to the US Bid Committee.
“We hope it will help our federation to be able to use additional resources both to build the sport but also to bring home the bid in the next couple of weeks,” Garber said at a US Bid Committee luncheon on Friday.
D.C. United spent the second day in its "10 Days of Giving" campaign with the Salvation Army DC. Front office staff went to the Salvation Army's Sherman Avenue location near Columbia Heights to help to distribute bags filled with turkeys, stuffing, and additional sides to families in need. The event included an arts & crafts table and other activities for the volunteers to interact with kids arriving with their parents to pick up the items. The Black-and-Red will return to work with the Salvation Army on Wednesday for Thanksgiving meal service at Safeway's Feast of Sharing!
TORONTO — FC Dallas playmaker David Ferreira has been named the 2010 Volkswagen MLS Most Valuable Player.
The Colombian international, who joined FCD at the start of the 2009 season, raised his production in 2010, scoring 8 goals and notching 13 assists—second most in the league.
Ferreira has maintained his impressive form in the playoffs, scoring a goal and adding three assists. His matchwinner against the LA Galaxy in the Western Conference Championship ended up putting FCD into the MLS Cup for the first time in the club’s history.