D.C. United and Toronto FC finished at the bottom of the Eastern Conference last year. With a 10th and 9th place finish, respectively, both squads saw an overhaul in personnel this off-season and a new-look lineup in their season openers.
The Black-and-Red heads north this weekend to feature in Toronto FC's 2014 home opener (Saturday, March 22, 4:30 p.m. dcunited.com/live.) Coming off a bye-week, United looks to upset an all-new TFC side.
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Twenty minutes after D.C. United's season-opening loss to Columbus, second-year forward Conor Doyle remained parked in front of his locker, his head firmly placed in his hands. Doyle had entered late in the second half, failing to make the kind of impact he'd have liked to, and it showed.
D.C. United today announced that Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic has released the majority of D.C. United’s regional television schedule for the 2014 Major League Soccer season. In addition, the network announced that former D.C. United midfielder Santino Quaranta, a Baltimore native, will serve as analyst for the network’s telecasts this season.
After snow kept D.C. United off the field yesterday, the Black-and-Red trained indoors at API in Maryland this afternoon. After a few days of rest, the team looked very sharp. The squad started with a passing drill. With one team in the middle and two on the outside, the middle team would check and either pass it back in one or two touches, or turn and find another outlet. Then, the fun began.
D.C. United today announced that tickets are now available to the general public for all Road to Brazil matches that will take place across the United States from May 29 to June 7 when six countries make final preparations just days prior to heading to Brazil for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
When you hear the name Michael Seaton, what comes to mind? Speed, athleticism, potential? Well, how about Tango? That’s right. Michael Seaton is Tangoing with the Stars.
The Chamber Dance Project is producing a stellar show at the Kennedy Center in which gorgeous tango ballets will be performed, and in support of the gala, on April 10, Minister Federico Barttfeld, Head of Cultural Affairs of Argentina, and the Chamber Dance Project will host Tango with the Stars.
Don't let the above photo fool you; It’s cold (the photo was from Tuesday)
D.C. United today announced that defender Conor Shanosky has undergone surgery on his left wrist. Dr. Fine and Dr. Rozmaryn of The Orthopaedic Center in Washington, D.C., performed the surgery to repair a fractured left radius in his wrist. He is expected to miss one week.
D.C. United returned to work today after having the day off yesterday. The Black-and-Red has a bye-week this week but is working hard to resolve some of the issues that lead to a 3-0 loss to the Crew last Saturday. Before training, the coaching staff took the team through a film session, then United headed out to the training fields.