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DC United: New Acquisitions Pay Dividends

Aug 05, 2013 Comments Off on DC United: New Acquisitions Pay Dividends

*Many thanks to Eric G. Brown Photography for providing the images for United’s match There were moments this season when everyone from the media and the fans questioned what was happening with DC United.  Questioned the players and their motivation. Questioned head coach Ben Olsen and his personnel moves.  Questioned exactly whether this franchise was […]

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Young Guns Deliver, But For DC United It’s Not Enough

Jul 29, 2013 1 Comment

Optimism has been in short supply this season for DC United. The team’s struggles have left the Black and Red 20+ points out of the playoff hunt and players have proven to be consistently inconsistent during MLS regular season games.  So to say it’s been a frustrating ride to date for the fans, coaching staff, […]

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DC United Brings Youth into the Fold

Jul 13, 2013 Comments Off on DC United Brings Youth into the Fold

DC United’s 2013 campaign has been far from ideal. The Red and Black has struggled with injuries, consistent play, and scoring goals.  Lately though the team has been slowly righting the ship, particularly in Open Cup play where United is undefeated and playing the Chicago Fire in the semi-finals next Saturday.  Still, there is clearly […]

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DC United: No Luck is Bad Luck

Jul 01, 2013 2 Comments

When a team is currently resting at the bottom of the standings seldom do they receive the benefit of the doubt from an officiating crew, no matter what the correct call might have been.  On Saturday night, against the visiting Vancouver Whitecaps, DC United was given a cruel reminder of this as two key game […]

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DC United: The Ship Continues to Sink

Jun 17, 2013 4 Comments

The sports psychologist scene from the movie “The Natural” describes losing as a disease and something that though detrimental is still curable.  In season that once held such promise, it could certainly be said that DC United has acquired the disease and their Saturday night 2-1 loss to visiting FC Toronto was just further confirmation […]

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Soul Searching Time for DC United

May 27, 2013 4 Comments

On an breezy yet ideal late spring evening at RFK in front of energized fans DC United continued its nearly season long demonstration of how not to play professional soccer. All the miscues, poor positioning, sloppy execution, lack of urgency and direction that have plague the team on both sides of the ball showed themselves […]

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DC United Finds Its Footing

May 21, 2013 Comments Off on DC United Finds Its Footing

When you’ve been on the type of slide DC United has been this season losing seven straight games any positive news is good news. For the Black and Red positive news came in the form of a 1-1 draw with visiting Sporting KC on Sunday night in a match that was arguably one of the […]

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