The Thermometer: Can Wondo win Golden Boot?

San Jose striker is closing scoring gap with Galaxy's Buddle
Can Wondo win the Boot?

The playoffs are almost set, but there is plenty still up for grabs at the individual level.

After all, when have strikers not wanted to score goals? And these last two weeks provide the top marksmen a last chance to, um, finish strong.

The Thermometer takes a look at who’s got the inside line the race for the Budweiser Golden Boot.

Wonderful World of Wondo

Cunningham vs. Moreno: A look at the numbers

Players are tied for all-time lead with 132 goals apiece
Cunningham vs. Moreno

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FC Dallas striker Jeff Cunningham and D.C. United forward Jaime Moreno are tied for most goals scored in MLS history with 132 apiece.

With Moreno suspended for United’s tilt with the Chicago Fire on Saturday, Cunningham has a golden opportunity to take the lead outright in the race to be all-time scoring leader.

US can't find goal, draw Colombia 0-0

Bradley experiments with 4-3-3 lineup to no avail at PPL Park
Recap: USA 0, COL 0

Jermaine Jones

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CHESTER, Pa. – US manager Bob Bradley experimented with a more
attack-minded 4-3-3 formation, but it brought very few scoring
opportunities as the US settled for a 0-0 tie against Colombia at PPL Park on
Tuesday night.

The match marked the first US cap for FC Dallas midfielder
Brek Shea, who lined up on the left wing of Bradley’s new formation.
After playing at center back against Poland last Saturday, Maurice Edu returned
to his more familiar central midfield role alongside Michael Bradley and
Jermaine Jones, who was making his second appearance for the US.

Fan Appreciation Day Activities

Saturday, October 23, 2010 - D.C. United vs Toronto FC
Fan Appreciation Day

D.C. United has the best fans in MLS. For 15 seasons, you have been supporting the Black-and-Red with passion and enthusiasm unlike any other fans in D.C. and MLS. On October 23, the club will be honoring your commitment to the team with Fan Appreciation Day. Join us for the following activities:


Euro Roundup: Boskovic captains Montenegro in England tie

Group G leaders Montenegro stayed tops with a 0-0 draw at England
Euro: Boskovic skippers

AMSTERDAM – There was a heavy 2012 European Championship qualifying card on Tuesday, with D.C. United midfielder Branko Boskovic sporting the captain's armband for 83 minutes as surprise Group G leaders Montenegro stayed tops with a 0-0 draw at England.

Meanwhile, Valentin Stocker struck twice as Switzerland moved into third place with a 4-1 win against Wales.

Over in Group B, former Real Salt Lake striker Yura Movsisyan made it three goals in five appearances to help second-place Armenia continue their strong start with a 4-0 rout of Andorra.

Jugadores del D.C. United frustrados ante una nueva derrota

A pesar de crear chances, a los capitalinos les cuesta anotar
Un D.C. United frustrado


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WASHINGTON, D.C.- Los jugadores del D.C. United aseguraron estar decepcionados por la derrota que les propinó San Jose Earthquakes en su sede del RFK, sobre todo porque consideran que el equipo californiano les repitió la misma dosis letal que los ha afectado durante toda la temporada.

Wondolowski guía el triunfo de San José ante D.C. United

Quakes regresan a la senda victoriosa y clasifican a la Liguilla
San José gana y clasifica


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WASHINGTON, D.C.- En una inspirada noche de Chris Wondolowski, quien anotó los dos goles de su club, San Jose Earthquakes derrotó 0-2 al D.C. United y se clasificó a la Liguilla 2010.

Q&A: DC United's Brandon Barklage

Second-year midfielder back at practice field following ACL tear
Q&A: DC's Barklage

Brandon Barklage, D.C. United

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WASHINGTON — The mere mention of the phrase “torn ACL” can leave professional players feeling squeamish. One of the most dreaded injuries in sports, a damaged anterior cruciate knee ligament usually means painful surgery, grueling rehabilitation and serious career disruption, to say the least.

That has all become far too familiar to Brandon Barklage, the midfielder who showed real promise in his first two seasons with D.C. United only to have both campaigns cut short by ACL tears.

POLL: Who deserves to be Rookie of the Year?

Mwanga, Najar, and Ream have impressed. Who else?
POLL: Rookie of the Year?

It's been another great year for rookies in MLS, although in the end only a few have had the staying power to remain relevant and contributing till the final whistle.

Which rookie did you like the most this year?

MLS Power Rankings: Week 28

RSL stay on top, Galaxy climb back to No. 2
Power Rankings: Week 28

Two huge draws left the Power Rankings in limbo this week. RSL and New York settled nothing, and FCD's back-and-forth deadlock with Colorado left us wanting. The Galaxy, meanwhile, nudged up a spot, and the Crew tumbled to their lowest spot this season.

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