MLS clubs continue their involvement in the nation's oldest soccer tournament when they kick off the third round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup this week.
Similar in format to England's FA Cup, the 96-year-old tournament is open to all clubs—whether professional or amateur—that are members of the United States Soccer Federation.
Eight MLS clubs will enter the 97th edition of the championship, with each team drawn against a lower-tier opponent.
1. This will be the first time in D.C. United history that the club will play a competitive match in Suburban Virginia.
For the past several years, the Germantown Soccerplex has been the home-away-from-home for United, which was a little inconvenient for the large fan base from Northern Virginia. On Wednesday the game will be played on the campus of George Mason University, and it is an excellent chance for United fans south of the Potomac to watch their favorite club play in their own backyard.
D.C. United’s June resurgence crashed back to earth with a 2-0 road loss to the Columbus Crew on Saturday, tempering the optimism generated in recent weeks and offering up several uncomfortable reminders of the team’s flaws.
Tras dos semanas de descanso por el receso del Mundial, Columbus Crew volvió a la acción en la competencia de la MLS en el choque ante D.C. United en su estadio. El Crew llegaba a este encuentro con la consigna de recuperar el liderato de la Conferencia del Este de manera absoluta, que hasta ayer compartía con New York Red Bulls.
Los goles Guillermo Barros Schelotto y Eric Brunner en el segundo tiempo, les devuelve momentáneamente la posición elite a la Pandilla de Ohio en el Este tras conquistar un triunfo de 2- 0 ante D.C. United.
The US finally ran out of miracles on Saturday, and their thrilling World Cup run came to a crashing halt.
Asamoah Gyan scored in the 93rd minute and Ghana held on in extra time to win their Round-of-16 tilt 2-1 at Royal Bafokeng Stadium.
WASHINGTON – With the World Cup hiatus behind them, D.C. United are optimistic about continuing their summer revival in this weekend’s visit to Columbus for a meeting with the first-place Crew.
A newfound confidence now surges through a side that looked dead and buried a month ago, and United believe they can extend their six-game unbeaten streak in all competitions on Saturday night. A newfound confidence now surges through a side that looked dead and buried a month ago.
WASHINGTON -- El D.C. United, que permanece en la penúltima casilla de la clasificación de la Conferencia Este, intentará dar la sorpresa este sábado ante el líder Columbus Crew.
Más de dos semanas después de vencer 3-2 a Seattle Sounders FC en su último compromiso liguero, el elenco capitalino viaja a la sede pandillera con la misión de seguir trepando posiciones en la tabla.
With all eyes fixed on the US’ round of 16 match against Ghana on Saturday, we couldn’t help but turn back the clock. Even though it hurt.
MLSsoccer.com asked some of the members of the US team which lost to Ghana 2-1 in a 2006 World Cup group game about Saturday’s redux and the original match, which went sour for the Americans after a controversial penalty kick call against defender Oguchi Onyewu.
An angry sun glared down on D.C. United’s training session on Wednesday afternoon, scorching the squad with a nasty one-two punch of 96-degree heat and simmering humidity at the RFK Stadium auxiliary fields that made the workout noticeably more taxing than the team’s usual mid-morning practices.