Wednesday Freedom Kicks: Local commentary in limbo, Spirit hire a new GM, and the USMNT play in the mud
Plus NASCAR’s victory lane got a little more international
A European power comes to Audi Field.
The roster hits just keep on coming for Ben Olsen's squad.
Was this the same team we've seen through 2013?
U.S. Women's National Team head coach Tom Sermanni has named Washington Spirit defender Ali Krieger and goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris to the 21-player roster that will travel to Toronto in preparation for the team's June 2 match against Canada.
The city official, who was heavily involved in construction of Nationals Park and the new Washington Convention Center, told the Washington Post that the framework to construct a 20,000+ seat stadium in Southwest could be finalized "within a year."
Jurgen Klinsmann continues to snub D.C. United's American stars, leaving Chris Pontius and Bill Hamid off of his 23-man roster for this months World Cup Qualifiers. Meanwhile, Marcos Sanchez and Dejan Jakovic will represent their respective countries
Call it the Escape from Red Bull Arena. The Black-and-Red were second-best for all 90 minutes on Saturday afternoon but managed to keep their Atlantic Cup rivals out of the net and off the scoreboard to come away with a point from the scoreless draw.
The Black-and-Red dropped their season opener in Houston tonight, allowing two late goals after being outplayed in the first half and fighting their way back. The score was harsh but not totally unfair. We've got a full recap and highlights here.
Word came from MLS this morning that DeRo will miss two matches as punishment for a preseason incident. But more importantly: the Black-and-Red will use any perceived slight as motivation, and after last season, this definitely qualifies. #TCHUB.
After his very good preseason with the Black-and-Red and the team's recent development of an extra international roster spot, we've been expecting United to sign the Canadian winger. According to his agent's Twitter account, that has now happened.
Yesterday was national signing day. While American the gridiron got most of the attention, young soccer players were announcing their decisions, too. Find out here where the next generation of D.C. United players will be going to school.
Andy Najar will be a member of the Honduran team that will face the United States on February 6 in the first game of the Hexagonal and may have one final Anderlecht offer coming. Meanwhile, Nick DeLeon turns down a call-up from Trinidad and Tobago.
The Black-and-Red have signed their first player to share a homeland with team owner Erick Thohir. The attacking midfielder has played for teams on no fewer than three continents and will come to D.C. on loan. More info inside.