Soehn presents Expansion Draft dilemma for DC

Now with Whitecaps, former United coach may be eyeing DC
DC's expansion dilemma

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

Adu edged out of Aris, trains in Denmark

21-year-old American "not on trial," says Danish club Randers
Adu trains in Denmark

AMSTERDAM — Aris FC are attempting to cancel the remainder of Freddy Adu's loan contract with the Hellenic Football Federation, 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 "We are in the courts with Freddy."

Monday Postgame: Colorado finish season with flourish

Breaking down MLS Cup, the 2010 season, and changes for 2011
MPG: Rapids reign supreme

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.

Playoffs to expand to 10 teams; more changes ahead

MLS also investigating possibility of aligning to FIFA calendar
10 playoff teams in 2011


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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.

The top 10 goals in MLS Cup history

D.C. United featured in League's top 10 video
Top 10 MLS Cup goals

Fan Poll: Expansion draft

Which eleven players would you protect from the expansion draft?
Fan Poll: Expansion draft

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."

Senate passes bill to support US' World Cup bid

US Bid Committee to make FIFA presentation Dec. 1; voting Dec. 2
Senate passes W. Cup bill

Go USA Bid website snapshot

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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.

READ: U.S. Soccer's press release

MLS donates $2 million to US World Cup Bid Committee

United States need 12 votes, confident country will host 2022 WC
MLS gives $2m to US Bid

USA Bid Committee

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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 helps Salvation Army distribute 'turkey bags'

Day 2 of club's 10 Days of Giving
United & Salvation Army

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!

FC Dallas attacker Ferreira voted 2010 Volkswagen MVP

Colombian playmaker honored after leading FCD to first MLS Cup
Ferreira voted MVP

David Ferreira was named 2010 Volkswagen Most Valuable Player.

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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.

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