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Former Manchester United and England captain Wayne Rooney is expected to complete a move to D.C. United in early July. Rooney currently has one year left on his contract at Everton, but the Premier League side will not stand in the way of Rooney moving to Major League Soccer. Manchester United and England’s record goalscorer [...]

Soccer Outdraws Baseball

At least in the F.C. area. The Washington Post has some interesting data that show more people watch D.C. United games on television that watch the Washington Nationals baseball team. From the post: Nielsen Media Research numbers, the Nats are drawing an average rating of 0.39 in the Washington Designated Market Area, which consists of [...]

DCU Advances to CONCACAF Semifinal

In yesterday’s CONCACAF Champions Cup tournament game between DC United and Jamaica’s Harbour View, the MLS Supporters’ Shield winners pulled off the rare feat of scoring three goals in approximately 300 seconds. And Americans say soccer doesn’t have enough scoring… After a disappointing draw in the opening round, United looked to be in trouble when it failed to [...]

LA Galaxy Fans Ask: “Et Tu, Alexi Lalas?”

I am not an executive with a soccer club. Heck, I have no management experience at all. Yet, sometimes I have to think I could do a better job than some of the people managing teams in the MLS. Exhibit A? Alexi Lalas. Seriously, Galaxy fans have to be wondering what Lalas is thinking these [...]

D.C. United 2008 Season Preview

D.C. United 2007 Record: 16-7-7 (1st in East) Coach: Tom Soehn (2nd Year) Key Players: Luciano Emilio, Jaime Moreno, Ben Olsen Key Pickups: Marcelo Gallardo (from Paris St.-Germain) Key Losses: Christian Gomez (to Colorado), Troy Perkins (to Valerenga I.F.) 2008 Outlook: Excellent In 2007, Supporters’ Shield winner D.C. United achieved the rare feat of giving [...]

D.C. United’s South American Revolution

2006 and 2007 Supporters’ Shield winner D.C. United has been busy making moves over the last week to ensure it can compete for a third straight trophy in 2008. After having two South American league MVPs in the last two seasons, United appears to be wisely continuing the trend of acquiring South American talent. The [...]

Eastern Conference Moves

Even though the big news in the MLS recently was on the Superdraft there were three moves made near draft day by three teams in the Eastern Conference. D.C. United acquires forward Fronco Neill on a one-year loan. Franco was brought in on loan from Argentinos Junior to add some offense to D.C. United. And [...]

MLS Transfer News and Rumors

I read in the Boston Globe today that DC United is in negotiations with Juan Sebastian Veron for next season at a cool price of $4 million a year. Veron who failed miserably in England and is now 32 years of age. My opinion is that that they over the hill former superstars is not [...]