United wading into pivotal week

Team faces Crew twice, eyes Open Cup semifinal glory
DC ready for pivotal week

Not so long ago, schedule congestion was a way of life for D.C. United.

From 2005-09, the club qualified for a bevy of international tournaments like CONCACAF Champions Cup, CONCACAF Champions League and even Copa Sudamericana in addition to their league and US Open Cup efforts back home.

There were periods when games seemed to outnumber practices and midweek matches, long-haul flights and tired legs presented a constant balancing act for United’s coaches and training staff.

Match preview: Chivas USA

Cylde Simms and Chad Ashton discuss the team's preparations
Match Preview: Chivas USA

New club, but same old Nowak in DC return

Tough love still part of the process for former United boss
Nowak's DC return

WASHINGTON – In the wake of a disappointing 2-0 loss to D.C. United last Sunday afternoon, Peter Nowak addressed his Philadelphia Union squad behind closed doors in their locker room at RFK Stadium, expressing his dissatisfaction at length before finally emerging to field questions from the waiting media.

Reserve match highlights: D.C. United vs Georgetown Hoyas

Wednesday, August 25 - D.C. United 4, Georgetown University 0
Highlights: D.C. vs Hoyas's Tony Limarzi recaps D.C. United's reserve match vs the Georgetown University Hoyas at the RFK's training grounds. The Black-and-Red defeated the Hoyas 4-0 with Danny Allsopp's brace leading the attack.

Instant Replay: Reviewing key plays from Week 21

Gaven's PK, Ching's first goal and an alleged foul on Nakazawa
Instant Replay: Week 21

Volkswagen & D.C. United partnership

VW is more than a logo on our jersey, learn about our partnership
VW & United partnership rode out to Lindsay Volkswagen to check out VW's D.C. United August Sales Event.

Lindsay VW, Martens Volkswagen, Stohlman VW, Fairfax Volkswagen, Karen Radley Volkswagen, King Volkswagen, Alexandria VW, Waldorf VW, Congressional Motors and Volkswagen Springfield are all participating in the great deal going on during August 2010.

Purchase a new Volkswagen and receive 2 free United T-Shirts and 2 tickets to D.C. United's October 9th home match.

Volkswagen's match day activities

VW's match day activities

Reserve match: D.C. United vs Georgetown Hoyas

Wednesday, August 25 - 9:30 AM at the RFK Auxiliary Field
Reserve Match

On Wednesday, August 25, United fans may have their first opportunity to see Academy signing Conor Shanosky in action for the Black-and-Red. Though Shanosky is not eligible to feature in any competitive matches in 2010, this restriction does not extend to reserve games. As such, United will host Georgetown University on the RFK Auxiliary Field at 9:30 a.m. The match is open to the public and free of charge, so come out to see the club take on the Hoyas.

Clyde Simms nearing a career milestone

The iron man midfielder is approaching his 150th match
Simms nearing milestone

After starting on Sunday against Philadelphia, it seems safe to assume that Clyde Simms is likely to be in the starting line-up this weekend against Chivas USA. Clyde has been on the field more than any other player since 2005 when he joined United. The next time Clyde sets foot on the field for United, he will take part in his 150th game as a member of D.C. United. The 150-game milestone is a remarkable one which very few D.C. United players have reached. Only five other players have played 150 matches or more with D.C. United, and with his next appearance, #19 will become #6.

Stat note: When D.C. United scores first at RFK Stadium

D.C. United is dominant at home when collecting the first goal
Stat note: Scoring First

Danny Allsopp vs Philadelphia Union - August 22, 2010

Photo Credit: 
Ned Dishman/Getty Images

Based on the post-match comments from D.C. United’s 2-0 victory over the Philadelphia Union, it was pretty clear that the players and coaches felt that Danny Allsopp’s opportunistic goal in the 22nd minute was absolutely critical to collecting the win.

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