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
D.C. United to play Bayern Munich in July 20th friendly
A European power comes to Audi Field.
Kyle Porter departs to join Canada's Gold Cup side
The roster hits just keep on coming for Ben Olsen's squad.
DCU and Rafael split ways
It was a bit of a Kardashian wedding (even if it did last longer) between the MLS club and the 21-year-old Brazilian striker.
DCU & Raphael Augusto part ways
The team announced this afternoon that they and the Brazilian midfielder have mutually agreed to part ways.
DCU beat Union, are through to USOC quarterfinals.
Was this the same team we've seen through 2013?
Scouting new DCU man Alain Rochat w/ 86 Forever
To get a read on United's newest addition, we reached out to a Vancouver soccer writer. Here's what he had to say about the Canadian-born Swiss international.
D.C. United signs Sainey Nyassi
United brings in a much needed speed option through the former Revolution player.
Sermanni Taps Harris and Krieger for US Roster
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.
DCU 1:1 SKC - "Better than a loss."
Our long metropolitan nightmare is over! D.C. United ended it's seven-match losing streak with a draw at home to one of the better teams in Major League Soccer, tying Sporting Kansas City 1-1.
Top city official working on Buzzard Point stadium
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."
Sporks 1:0 United - DC blows it late
United came minutes away from a very tough road point Friday night, blowing the shut out in the 89th minute after a turnover in their own corner led to Claudio Bieler's winner for Sporting Kansas City.
DCU & CSN reach deal for TV coverage
The regional sports outlet has agreed to a three-year deal to carry the team's games. Well, most of them. Well, some of them.
DCU 1-2 Crew: Goalkeeping Showcase downs United
The Black-and-Red lost their first home game in over a year Saturday, dropping a 2-1 result to the Crew that left plenty to talk about.
No DCU players called up to USMNT for WCQs
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
NYRB 0-0 DCU - Escape from Red Bull Arena
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.
Thorrington out 8-12 weeks
After starting both of D.C. United's first two games and creating the Black-and-Red's only goal of the year so-far, the midfielder will be on the shelf for the next 2-3 months with a knee injury suffered in the second half against RSL last weekend.
D.C. United 1-0 Real Salt Lake
After a scoreless first half, D.C. United broke their duck for the season through a Lionard Pajoy rebound header. Recap here.
HOU 2:0 DCU - Just not good enough
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.
DeRo suspended, MLS gives DC new motivation #TCHUB
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.
DeRo "likely" to be suspended for Saturday
Uh oh. Steve Goff has multiple sources saying that the MLS Disciplinary Committee is likely to suspend DeRo for his actions in the last preseason game, and a multi-game ban is possible.
DCU sign Marcos Sanchez to 1-year loan
With the signing of the now-former trialist, the Black-and-Red roster is all but complete.
DCU's U-23 team to play in the NPSL
Jaime Moreno's D.C. United U-23 team is going to be playing meaningful games this coming summer by joining the National Premier Soccer League.
Twitter: DCU has signed Kyle Porter
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.
Nane & Frederiksen trials end w/o contracts
As expected, the trial stints of Joseph Nane and Jan Frederiksen with D.C. United have ended without either player being offered a contract with the team.
Spirit & NWSL Announce 2013 Schedule
The new league and team announced their complete schedules for the upcoming season, which will kick off Sunday, April 14. We've got all the details here.
14 DCU Academy players sign w/ Div 1 schools
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.
It's done: Andy Najar sold to Anderlecht
We say goodbye to the first MLS homegrown player to be sold overseas, and he says goodbye to us.
Najar called-up by Honduras, has one final offer
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.
DCU trade draft pick for Casey Townsend
In a move that was a surprise even to United GM Dave Kasper, the Black-and-Red traded a second round pick in next year's MLS SuperDraft for the Maryland product, who was drafted 5th overall by Chivas USA last year. Thanks, Chelis!
DCU signs 20-yo Indonesian youth international CAM
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.
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