D.C. United 2012 Season

Our immediate reactions to each match on the schedule
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ON TO THE NEXT ONE: D.C. United Tops NYRB

In a wild end to a wild series, United came out on top. But only after a Bill Hamid red card, a penalty kick infraction with an ensuing save from Joe Willis, and a magical assist from Robbie...

ON TO THE NEXT ONE: D.C. United Tops NYRB

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In a wild end to a wild series, United came out on top. But only after a Bill Hamid red card, a penalty kick infraction with an ensuing save from Joe Willis, and a magical assist from Robbie...

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Starters on notice: DCU vs. Columbus Crew

After a poor performance for many players against the Red Bulls, D.C. United starters are on notice to play well.

Starters on notice: DCU vs. Columbus Crew

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After a poor performance for many players against the Red Bulls, D.C. United starters are on notice to play well.

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Chris Pontius Named To 2012 MLS Best XI

Following a stellar season that saw him succeed on the field and provide leadership off of it, Chris Pontius has been named to the 2012 MLS Best XI.

Chris Pontius Named To 2012 MLS Best XI

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Following a stellar season that saw him succeed on the field and provide leadership off of it, Chris Pontius has been named to the 2012 MLS Best XI.

CP13, NDL, and Olsen up for year end awards

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United continue their streak of nominations for end of the year awards with nominations for Comeback Player, Rookie, and Coach of the Year.

DCU Playoff Reax: No time to dwell, back to work.

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With a quick turnaround to the second leg of its series with the N.Y. Red Bulls, D.C. United need to shake off the disappointing 1-1 draw from Saturday's first leg and refocus on getting a road...

United Can't Overcome Mistakes In Playoff Draw

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A missed penalty kick by Chris Pontius, a weak swat by Bill Hamid, and a red card from Andy Najar. If not for these things, United would be leading the series heading into New York. But the series...

DCU Reax: Pajoy Scores! Hamid Saves!

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D.C. United locked up the second playoff seed in MLS's Eastern Conference on Saturday with an away draw to the Chicago Fire. Thanks in no small part to goalkeeper Bill Hamid, D.C. have a better...

D.C. United Ties Chicago Fire, Secures 2nd Seed

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It wasn't a win, but a tie was all that D.C. United needed against the Chicago Fire, thanks to some incredible stops by Bill Hamid, and the always maddening play of Lionard Pajoy and Branko Boskovic.

DCU Reax: Playoffs! Playoffs! Playoffs! Playoffs!

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With D.C. United now locked in for its first MLS Cup playoff berth in five years, we look back at media reaction to United's 3-2 win over Columbus on Saturday and add our own analysis to the mix.

D.C. United Beats Columbus Crew, Clinches Playoffs

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Even before the game-winning goal was scored by Lewis Neal, this was the best match that D.C. United has played in two months. Or at least certainly the most memorable.

DCU Reax: United's Snidely Whiplash Impression

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Needing a goal to secure a win at Toronto FC on Saturday, two D.C. United players - and one TFC goalkeeper - conspired to give three points to the visitors. Join us as we look at the media response...

D.C. United Beats Toronto FC 1-0, Grasps 2nd Place

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In probably the ugliest, least convincing victory ever over a last place team, D.C. United is on the brink of clinching a playoff spot, thanks to Bill Hamid and Hamdi Salihi.

D.C. United grinds out a point in Portland

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Lots of good teams have traveled to Portland and lost. In a fairly ugly match, United managed a draw, with some help from an All-Star, from a ref, and from a sleeve.

Branko Boskovic Nets Winner Over Chivas USA

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The stories about Boskovic write themselves, but the defense is what impressed us the most tonight. This United team has now given up just one goal in its last three matches.

D.C. United 1-0 Philadelphia Union: United Is Back In Playoff Position While Finding Its Best 11

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The last time that D.C. United had a multiple-game winning streak, we knew what players were in the best 11. Injuries, trades, international trips, and dips in form forced United to depart from...

D.C. United 2-1 New England Revolution: An Imperfect Performance Puts United Back In Playoff Position

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Dwayne De Rosario may be out for the rest of the season, but the remaining core group of players want much more. They want to keep playing in November. Right now, it looks like they will.

D.C. United 0-1 Real Salt Lake: Another Decent Performance On The Road Isn't Enough

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Last night's results tell us that at least one above-average Eastern Conference team will miss the playoffs. How do we ensure it won't be D.C. United?

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