Posts Tagged ‘MLS

30
Mar
10

MLS Underway

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By Jesse Jones

The MLS season is underway and that means that the D.C. United are looking for their fifth MLS championship.

The club’s season began last Saturday, March 27th, in Kansas City.  This game, however, was not what any of the United faithful had in mind.  The Kansas City Wizards completely dominated the United, and won 4-0.

D.C. will look to turn things around this Saturday as they host the New England Revolution at RFK Stadium at 7:30 PM.

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19
Jul
09

Home Sweet Home

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By Jesse Jones

After a whole week off from playing, and 35 days away from playing a game in RFK Stadium, D.C. United returned home to face the Colorado Rapids, who they recently lost to 3-0 in Denver.  Luciano Emilio and Jamie Moreno returned to play tonight, but Moreno was starting the game on the bench.

After an own goal by Namoff in the 14th minute of the game, the score at half was 1-0 in favor of the Rapids.  However, once the second half began, a new face was seen on the field for the United, Jamie Moreno.  His presence had a huge impact on the team, as he scored a penalty kick in the 48th minute to tie the game up.  Soon after, Namoff scored in the 56th, this time for United, followed by Emilio in the 61st.  Three goals in a span on only 14 minutes put D.C. up 3-1, and that’s how the game would end.

D.C. United now has an 11 game unbeaten streak at home, and got revenge for a 3-0 loss to the Rapids June 20th.  The team earned 3 points and moved from 4th place to 1st in the East with the win.  Their record now stands at 6 wins, 9 draws, and 3 losses.

02
Jul
09

Best Franchise In MLS

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By Jesse Jones

If you tell somebody that D.C. United is Washington D.C.’s most winning franchise, they won’t believe you.  Why is this?  Easy answer, soccer isn’t very popular.  However, with 4 MLS Cup Championships, 4 Regular Season Points Championships, 2 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Championships, 1 Interamerican Cup Championship, and 1 CONCACAF Championship Cup, the team has a huge advantage of the Redskins, Capitals, Wizards, and need I say Nationals.

For a while now the team has been in a type of rebuilding mode, but as of late, the team has returned to its championship form.  With 5 wins, 3 losses, and 8 ties, the team is atop the standings in the East.  Players like Luciano Emilio, Quaranta, Jaime Moreno, Fred, Ben Olsen and Christian Gomez, its no wonder the team is playing well.  Luciano, a former MVP, has 5 goals off of 20 shots in 14 games.  Moreno,the first player in MLS history to reach 100 goals and 100 assists, has 5 goals off only 9 shots in only 11 games.
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D.C. United has been featured in a few MLS Games of the Week on ESPN 2, most recently a 3-3 draw in Seattle.  The next game for the team is Saturday night, July 4th, at home against the Columbus Crew.  Columbus is second in the East behind D.C. by only one point.

If you’ve never been to a professional soccer game, I strongly suggest you go to a D.C. United game.  The atmosphere is great, with very passionate fans and great soccer being played.

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Follow D.C. United as they strive for their fifth MLS Cup Championship since winning the first ever in 1996.




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