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  2. MLS 2014 Preview: D.C. United hope to rebound from poor 2013

    Alex Labidou

    2013 recap: In short, 2013 was a nightmare for United as their last-place finish was an embarrassment for one of the storied franchises in MLS. The club set a record low in wins (three) after winning 17 games the season before. D.C. also saw seve...

    Blog | March 04, 2014
  3. Figuring out the curious case of Eddie Johnson

    Jeff Carlisle

    A World Cup year seems an inopportune time for a player to take up residency with a different club. There are new teammates and coaches with whom to become acquainted, and there are no guarantees that any semblance of chemistry or success will be...

    Blog | February 13, 2014
  4. D.C. United season a hidden blessing for Ben Olsen

    Kristan Heneage

    "This has been the longest, most stressful, disparaging year of my life," Ben Olsen, head coach of D.C. United told ESPN. The raw honesty in his admission is a prevalent theme of Olsen's character. "I feel a huge sense of burden with this club becaus...

    Blog | August 09, 2013
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  6. MLS Team of the Week: D.C. United

    Jason Davis

    There's something strange about inaugurating Soccer USA's "MLS Team of the Week" award with a side currently in the midst of one of the worst seasons in club history. Nevertheless, D.C. United deserves ample recognition for the 3-1 drubbing of Ea...

    Blog | August 06, 2013
  7. More than the story: Week 17

    Jason Davis

    Each week, Major League Soccer presents a schedule full of games. Those games are full of pre-conceived storylines. Sometimes those storylines play out, sometimes they don't. Here's the rundown for Week 17 of the season. D.C. United 1-0 San Jose E...

    Blog | June 24, 2013
  8. Five MLS head coaches (sort of) on the hot seat

    Jason Davis

    There's a trend developing across MLS, and it's not just the rise of teams that missed the playoffs last year or the growth of exciting young players across the league: It's the failure of several teams to meet expectations. Unfulfilled expectations ...

    Blog | May 02, 2013
  9. MLS strugglers aim for turnaround this weekend

    Jason Davis

    By this point in the MLS season, six games through the schedule with a few stragglers and overachievers mixed in, we have a pretty good idea what these teams are made of. With goals hard to come by -- defenses are clearly ahead of the offenses with t...

    Blog | April 19, 2013
  10. D.C. United picks up Ben Olsen's option

    ESPN.com news services

    The Premier League's struggling teams were scrambling around on the final day of the January transfer window for players to help save them from relegation.

    Story | Conversation | January 31, 2013
  11. In Petke, Red Bulls hope for the Olsen effect

    Kris Heneage

    If you evaluate the resurgence of D.C. United, much of the praise will be attributed to Ben Olsen, a fan favorite and a member of the club's hall of tradition. Olsen's success culminated in the club's first playoff berth in five years and a heroic vi...

    Blog | January 25, 2013
  12. DC United inks Bahia, Brazil's Rafael, 20, on 1-year loan

    ESPN.com news services

    D.C. United on Wednesday signed 20-year-old Brazilian striker Rafael as a young designated player on a one-year loan from Bahia of Brazil's Serie A, the team announced on its website. "He is a young, talented player with solid experience with the ...

    Story | Conversation | January 09, 2013
  13. Houston grabs control amid controversy

    Arch Bell

    On a gray, soupy day in Space City, it looked like the Houston Dynamo's invincibility at home might have been coming to an end. But then good ol' fashioned resolve took over as the Dynamo used a clinical second half performance to defeat a dinged-up ...

    Blog | November 11, 2012
  14. Surrounded by masters, the rookie is king

    Jason Davis

    It's off to the MLS symphony, dressed in resplendent finery. For most of this year's sideline conductors, this is old hat -- they've been to plenty of these concerts before. They've gone through the rituals of preparation. They know what to do when t...

    Blog | November 11, 2012
  15. On The Road To A Repeat?

    Jeff Carlisle

    The conference semifinals served up their usual doses of unpredictability. No team that hosted the return leg -- thought to provide the slimmest of home-field advantages -- managed to survive. Only one higher seed, D.C. United, prevailed, although in...

    Blog | November 10, 2012
  16. How Ben Olsen turned adversity into an ally

    Jeff Carlisle

    When reigning league MVP Dwayne De Rosario went down with a knee injury last month, the sense of deja vu surrounding D.C. United was palpable. It marked the second year in a row that the black-and-red had lost a key attacking player wit...

    Blog | October 24, 2012
  17. Beckham, Donovan make All-Star list

    Scott French

    David Beckham and Landon Donovan won the fans' vote for Major League Soccer's All-Star First XI, the first step in selecting the team that will take on European champion Chelsea later this month in Chester, Pa. MLS on Sunday announced the first 11...

    Blog | July 08, 2012
  18. MLS midseason awards -- Jeff Carlisle

    Jeff Carlisle

    Jeff Carlisle hands out our midseason Major League Soccer awards.

    Story | Conversation | July 03, 2012