WASHINGTON – In a welcome break from the sultry norm this time of year in
Washington, D.C. United practiced under gray, rainy skies on Wednesday morning.
Yet several players were already thinking about the blazing, 95-degree conditions
forecast for Thursday, when they host Seattle Sounders FC in an ESPN2 primetime
matchup at RFK Stadium.
“It’s just going to be hot,” lamented Santino Quaranta. “I’d
rather play in this weather, but it’s going to be difficult, and I guess it’s
more tough for them.”
D.C. United's Chris Pontius and Devon McTavish discusses United's first home game in over a month vs Seattle Sounders FC with dcunited.com's Tony Limarzi.
Técnico de D.C. United, Curt Onalfo habla sobre el partido vs Seattle Sounders FC.
The 2010 MLS All-Star First XI features those players who captured the most combined votes from media, fans, fellow players, and coaches and GMs. All-Star head coach Bruce Arena will make a further 10 selections, and league commissioner Don Garber will round out the roster with two more picks. Arena will then select his starting XI, which is slated to face Manchester United on July 28, from that full 23-man roster.
NEW YORK -- As the top-flight division of men’s professional soccer in the United States, MLS and its clubs are also out to show they have the best youth teams in the nation.
After more than 2,000 games played by 144 teams across the country, a total of three MLS youth sides are competing in the US Soccer Development Academy Finals at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.
NEW YORK — The LA Galaxy have dominated the first half of the MLS regular season, and it is no surprise that this success is reflected in the 2010 AT&T MLS All-Star First XI, which MLSsoccer.com announced on Tuesday.
Galaxy manager Bruce Arena will be joined by a league-high four members from his club on July 28 in Houston, where the MLS All-Stars will face legendary English club Manchester United in the 2010 AT&T MLS All-Star Game (ESPN2 and Telefutura at 8:30 p.m. ET).
Lately, everyone at D.C. United has been very excited about their two new players, Pablo Hernandez and Branko Boskovic. Many people know that July 15 is the day that the secondary transfer window opens in MLS, which means that this Thursday’s match at RFK Stadium against Seattle is the first time that Pablo and Branko are eligible to play. Many people also know that the two players cannot take the field without their International Transfer Certificate (ITC). This is where things get a little confusing, even for knowledgeable followers of D.C. United and Major League Soccer.
Houston, we have a roster.
We are just a day away from learning this year's MLS All-Star First XI ahead of the summer classic that will see the league's best take on the mighty Manchester United on July 28 in Houston.
The stars chosen to represent MLS will be revealed LIVE on Tuesday, July 13, in an exclusive announcement on ESPNews at 3:40 p.m. ET.
The First XI was selected by a combined vote of fans, league coaches and GMs, players, and media. The full 23-man All-Star roster will be revealed on Friday.
D.C. United did not notch a shutout in 2010 league play until their 11th game of the season, so it’s understandable that they would welcome their second clean sheet of the year in the form of Saturday’s 0-0 draw against Eastern Conference pack leaders New York at atmospheric Red Bull Arena.