Olsen receives extra fine for ejection

DC boss will pay for comments to official
Olsen fined extra $750

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D.C. United interim head coach Ben Olsen has been fined an additional $750 for his comments to an official following his ejection in the closing moments of his team’s 3-1 loss to the Houston Dynamo on Saturday.

The added amount brings Olsen's total to $1,250, as he received an automatic $500 fine and one-game suspension for being sent off.

Both Olsen and Houston head coach Dominic Kinnear were sent to the locker rooms after stepping out of the technical area to shake hands following a hard foul from DC’s Julius James on the Dynamo’s Dominic Oduro.

24 Under 24: On the cusp of the Top 10

The list now stands at 14 players and counting
24 Under 24: Nos. 11-14

We approach the Top 10 of the 24 Under 24 – the top 24 players under the age of 24. The five players who join the list today include two academy products, an Arsenal youth star, a US National Team regular and an early 2010 Rookie of the Year candidate.

Andy Andy en la Tribuna del D.C. United

El bachatero dominicano espera que todos los hispanos se unan y hagan grande el Quinto Festival
Tribuna del D.C. United

Major League Soccer launches league-wide campaign to Raise awareness for breast cancer

All 16 MLS clubs will conduct one local awareness night
Breast Cancer Awareness

Breast Cancer Awareness Month | MLS W.O.R.K.S.

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NEW YORK (September 30, 2010) – MLS W.O.R.K.S., Major League Soccer’s community outreach initiative, announced the launch of a league-wide campaign to help in the fight against breast cancer. All 16 MLS clubs will conduct one night of local activation to raise awareness and funds for the cause throughout the month of October.

Harkes says he would be interested in DC job

Ex-DC great would consider manager's post if conditions right
Harkes shows DC interest

Capital Construction: Allsopp for 2011?

New feature explores the rebuilding of capital club D.C. United
Allsopp for 2011?

WASHINGTON — As any frustrated local driver will tell you, the streets and roads of the Washington, D.C., region have been awash with construction and renovation crews lately.

Many long-neglected infrastructure projects deemed "shovel-ready" have received funding from TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) grants and other elements of the federal government’s economic recovery plan. The resulting traffic disruption invokes short-term pain, but it's a modest price for a more effective transportation network in the future.

US referee chief addresses Olsen-Kinnear ejections

Paul Tamberino also provides behind-the-scenes on PK at Rio Tinto
Ref chief analyzes calls

NEW YORK – A handshake between coaches that led to a double ejection and a penalty kick call reversal represented the most controversial calls of the last MLS weekend.

US Soccer Director of Referee Development, Paul Tamberino, addressed both incidents with and revealed the rationale behind the rulings on the field.

Kinnear-Olsen Red Cards

24 Under 24: Counting down to No. 16

Next batch of names has int'l flavor with just a single US player
24 Under 24: Nos. 16-20

The countdown of the 24 Under 24 – the top 24 players under the age of 24 -- continues with players ranked No. 16 through No. 20. The list goes international today with two Canadians, a Brazilian, a Cameroonian and just one American.

Real Salt Lake’s Will Johnson (No. 20) and the Galaxy’s Juninho (No. 19) are two of the most experienced players on the entire list, both having played overseas in the Dutch and Brazilian leagues respectively.

Q&A: D.C. United's Clyde Simms

MF playing through pain as he tries to help team salvage pride
Q&A: DC's Clyde Simms

WASHINGTON – After establishing himself as the club’s first-choice defensive midfielder in 2007, Clyde Simms became a near-constant presence in the D.C. United lineup, logging a remarkable 6,836 total minutes over two seasons to cement his reputation as the club’s “iron man.”

But 2010 has been a very different story. The Jamestown, N.C., native has been hounded by a variety of health problems ever since preseason, routinely robbing the Black-and-Red of a pivotal presence in the heart of their squad.

US Bid Committee confident ahead of FIFA vote

Bid exec denies rumors of dropping out of '18 WCup race
Downs confident of US bid

FIFA delegation.

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Last week, FIFA inspectors completed their visit to Qatar, the final stop on a globe-spanning tour of the nine bidders vying to host either the 2018 or 2022 World Cup. 

The Middle East nation's chances took a hit when Harold Mayne-Nicholls, head of the inspection team, said the bid presented "a number of logistical challenges," but a surprise appearance by Zinedine Zidane impressed FIFA. The French legend passionately argued that it was time for a nation in the region to host the World Cup.

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