With the eyes of the world set upon the World Cup in South Africa, D.C. United quietly announced the signing of their third-ever designated player on Monday evening, adding a dose of Balkan-bred creativity to their midfield with the capture of Branko Bošković.
D.C. United’s 23-year-old attacker Chris Pontius won his first career Player of the Week award as voted on Monday by the North American Soccer Reporters (NASR). The second-year MLS player was the star of the final MLS match before the two-week World Cup break, scoring two of his team’s three goals in a stunning 3-2 victory at the Seattle Sounders last Thursday.
D.C. United Technical Director, Chad Ashton, talks to Comcast SportsNet's Dave Johnson about United's Youth Academy, Andy Najar, Bill Hamid and United's summer camps.
Thabiso “Boyzzz” Khumalo moved away from South Africa at age 16 to make the most of his soccer skills and the scholastic opportunities they unlocked in the United States, and he’s since spent most of his professional career here in USL and MLS.
But this month he’s pining for his homeland. Khumalo grew up in Soweto, South Africa, his home just a short walk from where Soccer City Stadium stands as the gleaming centerpiece of his nation’s long-awaited chance to show itself to the world.
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.
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.
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."