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D.C. United sign Montenegrin International Branko Bošković

Black-and-Red acquire former Rapid Vienna and PSG midfielder
Branko Bošković signs

D.C.

VIDEO: World Cup picks by players and staff

dcunited.com's Tony Limarzi profiles United's various rooting interests
Players' World Cup picks

dcunited.com's Tony Limarzi tells us which countries D.C. United's players and staff are supporting and the 2010 World Cup and asks players to predict which teams will surprise us in the tournament.

United head into World Cup break on cloud nine

Pontius: Three goals in Seattle and unbeaten in five feels great
DC on high note after win

D.C. United allowed 20 shots, seven corner kicks, and two goals in the dying moments. They surrendered possession for long stretches, putting their goalkeeper and defenders under real pressure. Their patchwork back line became even more threadbare with a hip injury to Jordan Graye.

But none of that will matter to United because, on Thursday night, they strode into the noisiest venue in MLS and stole three points from Seattle in thrilling fashion, propelling themselves into the World Cup break on cloud nine.

Post-match quotes: United 3 - Sounders FC 2

Post-match Quotes

Curt Onalfo - United Head Coach

(On his team giving up two scores late in the match...) "Unfortunately, the game was 93 minutes long and we were darn good for 90 minutes. It was disappointing to give up the two goals, but we were in desperate need for those three points. We're a young team, credit to Seattle for fighting and staying in there, but we were the better team and came away with the points."

Post-match interview: Julius James

United's central defender speaks with dcunited.com's Tony Limarzi after the match
Audio: Julius James

dcunited.com's Tony Limarzi checks in with D.C. United defender Julius James after United's 3-2 win over Seattle Sounders FC. Listen to the defender's descriptions of key plays and his assessment of how the team played.

Post-match interview: Chris Pontius

The midfielder speaks with dcunited.com's Tony Limarzi after the match
Audio: Chris Pontius

DC-Pontius

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Chris Pontius checks in via phone after the thrilling 3-2 victory over Seattle Sounders FC. Listen to what he had to say about his performance and the team's play.

Pontius sacude a los Sounders

Sus tres goles dieron a D.C. United el triunfo 3-2 sobre Seattle
Seatte 2-3 DC

DC-Pontius

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SEATTLE. – En la última noche de fútbol profesional en el país, antes del receso por la Copa Mundo de la FIFA, los Sounders de Seattle volvieron a verse sorprendidos en su casa, esta vez por un cuadro que llegó al Qwest Field llevando el “farolito” del último puesto en la tabla general.


D.C.

VIDEO: Pontius' first goal

United's attacking midfielder puts DC up 1-0
Pontius: Goal 1

Chris Pontius dekes two defenders and unleashes a shot that deflects into the back of the net.

Jakovic returns to United's starting lineup sooner than expected

Center back went full 90 against RSL; will start against Seattle
Jakovic returns for DCU

Barely a week ago, D.C. United’s Dejan Jakovic spoke cautiously about his recovery from a broken clavicle, explaining that the bone was still in the final stages of the healing process and pointing to MLS’ impending World Cup hiatus as the ideal opportunity to achieve full fitness before the season’s draining midsummer stretch.

But then the 24-year-old center back turned up against Real Salt Lake on Saturday – not merely on the 18-man game day roster, but in the first XI, at the heart of the D.C. defense. So what gives?

VIDEO: Match preview - Seattle Sounders FC

Thursday, June 10, 2010 - ESPN 2/Deportes
VIDEO: Seattle Preview

D.C. United Head Coach, Curt Onalfo and Goalkeeper, Troy Perkins speak to dcunited.com's Tony Limarzi about the team's current form and preview the match against Seattle.

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