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SET PIECE CAUTION Ahead of Sunday's match against the Portland Timbers (5:00 p.m. ET/Comcast SportsNet), Thursday's D.C. United training session included a large portion of time devoted to set pieces. The team worked on both defending and scoring from dead-ball plays. "[Portland] is very good on set pieces," Assitant Coach... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2011 at violetharmel's blog
D.C. United?s Academy teams faced Potomac and Baltimore Bays Chelsea over the past weekend in U.S. Soccer Development Academy play. The Under-16 squad led the way, securing two victories as the Academy finished 3-1-2 overall. soccer futbol basketball espn nba Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2011 at violetharmel's blog
WASHINGTON ? Just as D.C. United?s back line is finding consistency, Gold Cup duty will claim Canadian international Dejan Jakovic for most of June. Though he?ll leave the club after Sunday?s meeting with the Portland Timbers to join up with Canada, he said remains focused on taking care of business... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2011 at violetharmel's blog
From the beginning of the season, D.C. United made it very clear that young players would have to play a central role in any success in 2011. On Sunday, two rookies ? Perry Kitchen and Blake Brettschneider ? stepped up as a makeshift DC side sent the Portland Timbers to... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2011 at violetharmel's blog
PORTLAND, OR ? D.C. United punctured the Portland Timbers? air of invincibility at JELD-WEN Field on Sunday, defeating the home side, 3-2. Missing key offensive weapons Charlie Davies and Dax McCarty, both out with injuries, D.C. United became the first team in six to earn an MLS regular season victory... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2011 at violetharmel's blog
D.C. United and its non-profit arm, United for D.C., will be holding two days of tournaments to mark the end of the spring season of United Soccer Club. The tournaments will involve all children, ages 6-12, which participated in United Soccer Club this spring. The events will be held on... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2011 at violetharmel's blog
WASHINGTON ? For Andy Najar, this June was supposed to be about stepping on the field and representing his native Honduras for the very first time in the CONCACAF Gold Cup. But a tricky series of events and a back-and-forth between D.C. United and the Honduran federation threw a wrench... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2011 at violetharmel's blog
AJAX FRIENDLY PROVIDES MENTAL BOOST In last Sunday?s friendly against Dutch side AFC Ajax, D.C. United showed that it could hold its own against the newly-crowned Eredivisie champions. Though the Black-and-Red fell 2-1 to Ajax, the experience provides a boost to the team?s confidence when the players resume League play... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2011 at violetharmel's blog
PORTLAND, OR ? D.C. United punctured the Portland Timbers? air of invincibility at JELD-WEN Field on Sunday, defeating the home side, 3-2. Missing key offensive weapons Charlie Davies and Dax McCarty, both out with injuries, D.C. United became the first team in six to earn an MLS regular season victory... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2011 at violetharmel's blog
The Portland Timbers once again are putting their undefeated JELD-WEN Field league record on the line when they entertain D.C. United on Sunday afternoon. The Timbers have won five games on the trot at home, last a 1-0 win against Columbus. United are unbeaten in three games after a 1-1... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2011 at violetharmel's blog
WASHINGTON ? For Andy Najar, this June was supposed to be about stepping on the field and representing his native Honduras for the very first time in the CONCACAF Gold Cup. But a tricky series of events and a back-and-forth between D.C. United and the Honduran federation threw a wrench... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2011 at violetharmel's blog
WASHINGTON ? Throughout D.C. United's 2-1 loss in a friendly to Ajax on Sunday, defender Brandon Barklage could hardly forget about the past. Almost exactly a year ago, on May 26, Barklage played in a friendly against AC Milan and tore his ACL for the second year in a row.... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2011 at violetharmel's blog
For this week's D.C. United media round-up we begin with The Washington Post, where Steve Goff checks in from Portland to discuss the challenges facing the Black-and-Red in a hostile road environment. espn basketball nba online basketball uniforms new york knicks play off nba Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2011 at violetharmel's blog
WOLFF RETURNS TO TRAINING, DAVIES WORKS OUT Eleven days after making an early exit in United's draw against Colorado with a strained groin, forward Josh Wolff returned to the training field at RFK Stadium on Wednesday to particpate in his first team session since the injury. The 34-year-old Wolff took... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2011 at violetharmel's blog
The Portland Timbers once again are putting their undefeated JELD-WEN Field league record on the line when they entertain D.C. United on Sunday afternoon. The Timbers have won five games on the trot at home, last a 1-0 win against Columbus. United are unbeaten in three games after a 1-1... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2011 at violetharmel's blog
WASHINGTON ? Throughout D.C. United's 2-1 loss in a friendly to Ajax on Sunday, defender Brandon Barklage could hardly forget about the past. Almost exactly a year ago, on May 26, Barklage played in a friendly against AC Milan and tore his ACL for the second year in a row.... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2011 at violetharmel's blog
AJAX FRIENDLY PROVIDES MENTAL BOOST In last Sunday?s friendly against Dutch side AFC Ajax, D.C. United showed that it could hold its own against the newly-crowned Eredivisie champions. Though the Black-and-Red fell 2-1 to Ajax, the experience provides a boost to the team?s confidence when the players resume League play... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2011 at violetharmel's blog
D.C. United?s Academy teams faced Potomac and Baltimore Bays Chelsea over the past weekend in U.S. Soccer Development Academy play. The Under-16 squad led the way, securing two victories as the Academy finished 3-1-2 overall. live nba games sports nba fox sports sports you Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2011 at violetharmel's blog
WASHINGTON ? For Andy Najar, this June was supposed to be about stepping on the field and representing his native Honduras for the very first time in the CONCACAF Gold Cup. But a tricky series of events and a back-and-forth between D.C. United and the Honduran federation threw a wrench... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2011 at violetharmel's blog
INJURY UPDATE IN PORTLAND D.C. United is on the ground in Portland, as the Black-and-Red arrived late last night in Oregon. Ben Olsen's side will have one final training session this morning before Sunday's match with the Portland Timbers at JELD-WEN Field. The players will train this morning at adidas'... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2011 at violetharmel's blog
For this week's D.C. United media round-up we begin with The Washington Post, where Steve Goff checks in from Portland to discuss the challenges facing the Black-and-Red in a hostile road environment. basket nba all star basket nba live online nba en vivo nba series Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2011 at violetharmel's blog
SET PIECE CAUTION Ahead of Sunday's match against the Portland Timbers (5:00 p.m. ET/Comcast SportsNet), Thursday's D.C. United training session included a large portion of time devoted to set pieces. The team worked on both defending and scoring from dead-ball plays. "[Portland] is very good on set pieces," Assitant Coach... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2011 at violetharmel's blog
On Sunday, May 29 D.C. United will play its first match against MLS expansion side Portland Timbers. Even though this will be an inaugural encounter for two teams steeped in tradition, there is familiarity between these sides due to a number of offseason transactions that saw several players swap teams.... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2011 at violetharmel's blog
For this week's D.C. United media round-up we begin with The Washington Post, where Steve Goff checks in from Portland to discuss the challenges facing the Black-and-Red in a hostile road environment. live nba games sports nba fox sports sports you Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2011 at violetharmel's blog
AJAX FRIENDLY PROVIDES MENTAL BOOST In last Sunday?s friendly against Dutch side AFC Ajax, D.C. United showed that it could hold its own against the newly-crowned Eredivisie champions. Though the Black-and-Red fell 2-1 to Ajax, the experience provides a boost to the team?s confidence when the players resume League play... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2011 at violetharmel's blog