Black and Red United Archives for January 2014

Photo gallery: Australian Spirit (September 28, 2014)

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Filibuster podcast episode 100: D.C. United on top of the Eastern Conference

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On tap tonight: Filibuster rye, Yamazaki Japanese whiskey 12 year, apple cider and bourbon

The Filibuster crew is being broadcast into your ears for the 100th time, and we have some special guests who drop by to "congratualate" us. We start out by talking about D.C. United's 1-0 victory over the Philadelphia Union, and we highlight Luis Silva and the performance of the defense overall.

Fantasy Focus: Heeeeeere's Landy

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What's a few weeks of minimal output when you can do this?

Two teams were tied for the lead this round with 135 points. Denison Cabrallstars marked the second straight round at the top, aided by captain Landon Donovan (LA, $11.9) led with an armband-aided 42 points with a goal and three asissts, Obafemi Martins (SEA, $9.

Tuesday Freedom Kicks: Say Bye to Chivas USA, But Hi to Vincent Tan, Maybe

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Welcome to this Tuesday edition of Freedom Kicks, in which we talk a lot about player development, a little about some other MLS teams, and even less about rapping, but still some rapping.

The soccer world was not quiet yesterday. And as tempted as I was to find links solely related to Ben Olsen and/or beards (if you don't know me, Ben Olsen and beards are kind of my things), I've got real soccer stuff for you instead this morning.

MLS Player Salaries released for September

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Another list for you to peruse and analyze as much as you'd like.

Via the MLS Player's Union, MLS Player Salaries as of September 15 are now available, but you can view them all text-y like here. 1st column is base salary, 2nd is guaranteed compensation:

DC Arnaud Davy M $ 212,500.

Monday Freedom Kicks: Super Stupid Doop

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Recaps? We got recaps. Andy Najar loves our Kicks so much he appears again, and Paul Thomas Anderson is the boss of us all.

Sure, D.C. United may not have clinched a playoff spot Saturday but hey, a99.999997% chance of making it has gotta be good I guess. And 53 points secures a bye? Well OK then, see you Friday.

Pontius makes 2014 league debut as Silva powers United past Union

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The Black and Red moved six points atop the table as their longest-tenured player returned to the fold after an 11-month layoff.

The rehab was supposed to last half as long, but after five months had passed, D.C. United's longest-tenured player realized nothing had changed. So he went under the knife once again, and the wait reset itself.

D.C. United vs. Philadelphia Union MLS TV/streaming, lineup, previews, prediction and gamethread

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A win would give the Black-and-Red a six-point edge in the East, and could clinch a playoff spot with some help in other games. For Philly, it's almost must-win time. This should be a good one.

Last night's loss by KC last night opened the door for D.C. United to take a six-point lead atop the Eastern Conference with a win today at home against the Philadelphia Union.

D.C. United Scouting Report: Philadelphia Union

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Philly has changed a lot since we last saw them back in May, and are a more formidable outfit these days.

Previously in this space, any game between D.C. United and the Philadelphia Union usually meant I could zero in on one of two points: The frequency of red cards when these teams get together, or the strange decisions of Union coach John Hackworth.

D.C. United versus Philadelphia Union staff and reader predictions

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Overall, the B&RU staff is confident the team will get three points out of Philly coming to town, but there are many different ways we think the team will get there.

D.C. United takes on the Philadelphia Union in a game that is, while not a must win, a need win for a United team that hasn't won a game in the league in a little while.

D.C. United vs. Philadelphia Union - Flashback Friday: The original Geiger Show

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With the Philadelphia Union set to visit D.C. United and RFK Stadium tomorrow, let's go back to the game that gave us such unforgettable turns of phrase as "Geigering," "joker in the middle," and so much more.

Freedom Kicks: DC United, MLS, and Soccer Links for 26 September 2014 - Brutality and the Beautiful Game

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Nuclear war, broken noses, "boys being boys," brain damage, sucker punches, ritual sacrifices - today's Friday Freedom Kicks explores the rougher side of soccer.

On this day, 31 years ago, thanks to a glitch in a computer, the world almost had a full-scale accidental nuclear war. Our entire planet was saved by an officer in the Soviet Air Defense Forces named Stanislav Petrov.

D.C. United versus Philadelphia Union lineup: Nick DeLeon to the bench

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With new signings pushing at his heels, will Nick DeLeon be pushed to the bench?

After securing its place in the Concacaf Champions League quarterfinals, D.C. United welcomes the Philadelphia Union to town. The starters, for the most part, have been the same for most of the season, where the ebb and flow of injuries and suspensions have allowed various different players to get some time without Olsen having to make many truly hard decisions.

The last word on D.C. United in CCL: Workmanlike perfection

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It was D.C. United versus Tauro FC (round 1). It was CCL. It was a win. It was smart. It was solid.

The third match of D.C. United's 2014-2015 CONCACAF Champions League (CCL) campaign could have been 6-1 over Tauro FC in favor of the hometown team, but instead it finished 2-0 for the good guys.

Freedom Kicks for 25 September 2014: D.C. United, Concacaf, and soccer links

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In this edition of Freedom Kicks, we have draftings, Fifa reports, and soccer documentaries.

Are you still slightly damp from last night's Concacaf Champions League game? If so, grab your cup of coffee and wake up to the slightly nutty smell of Freedom Kicks.

There are match reports from that 2-0 win over Tauro FC from us, Goff, and Pablo; on mlssoccer.

D.C. United advances out of CONCACAF Group play with 2-0 win

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Goals from roster players who had been out to injuries were special to see as the Black and Red moved on in CONCAChamps.

Chris Pontius had been waiting for months to be part of the D.C. United rotation, facing injury, setbacks and gradual working back into the lineup. Eddie Johnson had dealt with a concussion in training, a recovery and unfortunate recurrence of symptoms and missed his own share of games.

D.C. United vs. Tauro FC CONCACAF Champions League TV/streaming, lineup, previews, prediction and gamethread

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United will clinch a spot in the knockout round by avoiding defeat tonight, while for the visitors it's a must-win. All the info you need for tonight's CCL match at RFK.

Tonight, things are pretty simple: If D.C. United can avoid defeat against the worst team in Group 4, they'll be either the first or second team in the entire CONCACAF Champions League to seal a spot in the quarterfinals next spring (depending on what time Pachuca's game with CSD Municipal ends).

D.C. United versus Tauro FC staff and reader predictions

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D.C. United will play their first game against Tauro FC tonight, and our staff is unanimous in thinking that United should win.

D.C. United takes on Tauro FC tonight, and the Black and Red United team thinks that the team should be a walkover for United. As every article about this game has stated, a win or a tie and D.

Filibuster podcast episode 99: Concachamps and Philadelphia Union

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On tap tonight: Mint Julep, Dale's Pale Ale, New Belgium Tour De Fall

What you need, when you need it: The Filibuster podcast is back once again to talk about D.C. United and the soccer that they play. We start off by talking about our range of emotions through the game against the Chicago Fire, talk about the defense generally and Taylor Kemp in particular, and then talk about the magic that was Luis Silva and how fair the result overall was.

D.C. United versus Tauro FC lineup: Fabian Espindola will get the job done

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Fabian Espindola will lead D.C. United in the Concacaf Champions League.

D.C. United is back in action tonight, taking on Tauro FC in the Concacaf Champions League. A win or a draw tonight means that D.C. United will win the group and not have to go to Panama in October needing a result, all of which would be very good things.

Freedom Kicks: D.C. United, MLS, and CONCACAF Champions League links for Wednesday September 24th, 2014

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Cookies, stadium complaints of a different sort, nine goals, a potential drawing of lots, and a man with a beard. So just like every other Freedom Kicks we've ever run.

Truth be told, I was in bed watching old SNL sketches and feeling groggy when I realized it was my day to provide Freedom Kicks to the masses.

MLS Cup playoff dates set, starting on October 29

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MLS has released their playoff schedule, with MLS Cup coming on December 7.

Major League Soccer has finally announced the dates for the MLS Cup Playoffs, which are scheduled to begin on October 29 and October 30. Those two dates will feature the two conference knockout games, which involve the fourth place team taking on the fifth place team in each conference.

Fantasy Focus: Boo This Man

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Eh.

This week's high scorer is Denison Cabrallstars, with 93 points. A trio of players scored 12 points to lead the team -- Diego Valeri (POR, $10.3), Quincy Amarikwa ($6.1), and Robbie Keane (LA, $11.8) -- with each of them scoring a goal and assisting on another. In It Toux Wynne It is still the leader overall.

Freedom Kicks: D.C. United, MLS and FIFA World Cup links for September 23

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Today's Freedom Kicks play fast and loose with the definition of "news."

Good morning, United fans. I'm running late this morning, so let's jump right into the links.

D.C. United Managing Partner Jason Levien | The Kojo Nnamdi Show
Yesterday, we brought you news from Kojo's interview with D.

Ben Olsen extends for five years, will D.C. United now be Ziggy Stardust?

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Jason Levien locks down Ben Olsen behind the bench for a bit, and we take a look at the now and wonder about the soon.

Well the "special announcement" sent to season ticket holders a couple of weeks ago turned out to be special for someone in particular, as Managing General Partner Jason Levien (fresh off his stop at the Kojo Nnamdi show earlier in the day) inked presumptive MLS Coach of the Year finalist Ben Olsen to a multi-year extension.

Jason Levien, D.C. United managing general partner, on the location of the supporters groups

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Jason Levien went on the Kojo Nnamdi Show and talked about many things relating to the proposed D.C. United stadium.

Jason Levien went on the Kojo Nnamdi Show today and talked about a number of things relating to the proposed D.C. United stadium, including the Reeves Center land swap and the concerns around that.

The last word on D.C. United vs Chicago Fire: Late-game goals and magic numbers

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It was a strange game against the Fire. There was much to admire from D.C. United, but then a long-standing narrative surfaced. At least the schedule gets easier the remainder of the season.

Saturday night saw one of the stranger games of the season as D.C. United tied the Chicago Fire 3-3 in the suburbs of Chicago.

Monday Freedom Kicks: Move Over Rover and Let Luis Take Over

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Luis Silva has scored three goals in Chicago for D.C. United in the last 124 minutes. Luis Silva likes playing for D.C. United when they go to Chicago.

The race to the playoffs gets ever so closer, and now D.C. United can advance out of ConcaChamps group play and get even closer to a playoff berth if they get six points at RFK.

Luis Silva double helps D.C. United to wild 3-3 draw in Chicago - Recap + Highlights

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Despite a sluggish start, the Black-and-Red battled back from 2-0 down to grab a 3-3 draw against the Chicago Fire thanks to an outstanding performance from Luis Silva.

Normally, games involving a desperate team during the latter stages of a given MLS season become tense, chippy affairs where chances are at a premium.

Richmond Kickers 2-3 Harrisburg City Islanders: Bad giveaways doom the Kickers

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A series of bad giveaways doomed the Kickers to a 3-2 loss to Harrisburg

The Richmond Kickers lost to the Harrisburg City Islanders tonight in front of 3734 fans to end their season with only their fourth loss. A series of defensive mistakes doomed them despite two goals, including one by D.

D.C. United vs. Chicago Fire MLS TV/streaming, lineup, previews, prediction and gamethread

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United goes to a venue that they've failed to win in since 2009, give or take one Open Cup match, to face a Chicago team that cannot afford a loss.

For the Chicago Fire, there's almost no margin for error as their playoff hopes dwindle with each passing week. They've struggled to win all year long, but are unbeaten at home since early June and have beaten some solid playoff teams along the way.

Richmond Kickers versus Harrisburg City Islanders: USL PRO playoffs streaming, prediction, lineups, and gamethread

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The Richmond Kickers welcome the Harrisburg City Islanders to town in the semifinals of the USL PRO playoffs.

The Richmond Kickers welcome the Harrisburg City Islanders to town this evening, with the winner securing their spot in the USL PRO Championship game. The Kickers got here by beating their old rivals, the Charleston Battery, 2-1 after extra time last week.

D.C. United versus Chicago Fire preview: Behind Enemy Lines w/ Chicago blog Hot Time in Old Town

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To get the lowdown on all things Fire, we talked to Sean Spence of Hot Time in Old Town.

D.C. United takes on the Chicago Fire tonight, and we talked to Sean Spence of Hot Time in Old Town to get all of the necessary information about this game.

Questions for Hot Time in Old Town

B&RU: What has spurred on the Chicago Fire's somewhat ridiculous string of draws?

D.C. United Scouting Report: Chicago Fire

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The Chicago Fire have been definitively mediocre all season, but they're tough to beat at home and will come into this game needing to win to keep their faint playoff hopes alive.

When it comes to the world of sports, we tend to misuse the word "mediocre." Sports teams are all trying to win, so being mediocre is generally not a good thing.

D.C. mayoral candidates speak out on stadium proposal

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The plan to swap the city-owned Reeves Center for land to allow D.C. United build a stadium came up at the first candidates' forum of this mayoral election this week, and one candidate appears to be supporting the plan as it currently stands. Not to get all clickbaity, but the answer may surprise you.

D.C. United versus Chicago Fire lineup preview: Chris Pontius returns to the starting lineup

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D.C. United will be without Fabian Espindola, but the Party Boy will step in.

D.C. United will take on the Chicago Fire this weekend without the services of Fabian Espindola, whose ridiculous red card was upheld. United play the Fire twice in this last part of the season, and can hopefully turn those games into East-sealing points.

Friday Freedom Kicks: DCU, MLS, and Sundry Soccer Links for 19 September 2014

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Pontius, EJ, The Korb, Magic Headband - in that order - reboarding the ship, just in time for the climax in this 2014 movie.

Arrrrgh, maties. Today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day.

So batten down ye hatches. Shiver me timbers. 'Tis time for your Friday freedom kicks, ya scallywags!

Throwback Thursday: D.C. United's 2013 U.S. Open Cup semifinal win over the Chicago Fire

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We could have been cute and put the not-quite-out-of-use MLS logo up instead of our usual TBT fare, but we'd rather troll the Fire instead.

The last word: Ben Olsen has been flawless in CCL so far

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D.C. United's trip to Kingston, Jamaica, went just about as well as we could have hoped. Ben Olsen deserves credit.

Last season's surprising US Open Cup championship is continuing to pay dividends for D.C. United. Not only will it perpetually be the hometown club's 13th major trophy, but it also gave the Black-and-Red a ticket into this season's CONCACAF Champions League (CCL).

Freedom Kicks for 18 September 2014: MLS Expansion, Labor Battle, Beckham Stadium

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Your kick of freedom is here!

No wit, just links!

MLS expansion draft dates confirmed for Orlando City - Orlando Sentinel: My favorite of MLS's random player acquisition methods will happen on December 10, when both Orlando City and NYCFC will pick players from the rest of the league's teams.

Major League Soccer announces new logo as part of MLS NEXT

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MLS has ditched the ball and foot and gone with a new, minimalist logo.

If there was ever a time to declare that MLS 2.0 has begun, it would be today. Major League Soccer announced its new logo today as a part of a larger branding campaign, entitled MLS NEXT. Next year will be the beginning of the league's 20th season, with the 20th (and 21st) teams coming into the league as well.

Freedom Kicks: D.C. United, CONCACAF Champions League, and US Open Cup links for Wednesday September 17th, 2014

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Four words: Fabian Espindola Rock Opera

I've figured out what we need to do:

It's midnight, so plenty of #DCU fans are missing this Espindola Rock Opera talk. I will bring it up again tomorrow. You've been warned.

— Jason (@chestrockwell14) September 17, 2014

Espindola scores twice, D.

Fabian Espindola carried 10-man D.C. United to a 2-1 win at Waterhouse FC - Recap + Highlights

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United's #9 scored both goals before the hosts would increase the pressure following a red card to Taylor Kemp.

After receiving a hotly contested red card in MLS last week, Fabian Espindola was unexpectedly available for D.C. United's visit to Jamaica to face Waterhouse FC. As it turns out, the Jamaican champs can now too claim that they were "Geigered," as Espindola scored both goals - including a sensational opener - to lead United to a crucial 2-1 win in CONCACAF Champions League play.

D.C. United vs. Waterhouse FC CONCACAF Champions League TV/streaming, lineup, previews, prediction and gamethread

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It's not technically a group-deciding game, but it's pretty close to it. D.C. United travels to Kingston to take on Waterhouse FC knowing that a win or a draw would give the Black-and-Red a strong position in Group 4.

This is what intercontinental play is all about: Waterhouse FC knows that failing to win tonight's CONCACAF Champions League match will leave them with little chance of advancing, while D.

Filibuster podcast episode 98: New York Red Bulls, Concachamps, and the Chicago Fire

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On tap tonight: Fermentation without representation, Evolution Lot No3 IPA, Red Hook ESB

With only minor technical difficulties this week the Filibuster gang is back in your earholes. We first start talking about the game between D.C. United and the New York Red Bulls, and how everyone seems to have already forgotten it.

Fantasy Focus: Elementary, my dear Waston

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Who?

Our overall leader was our leader this round, as In It Toux Wynne It scored 94 points. Thierry Henry (NY, $11.0) and Pedro Morales (VAN, $8.5) tied for the team lead with 13 points. Each scored a goal and assisted another in two games. Robbie Keane (LA, $11.8) scored an armband-aided 12 points with an assist.

Freedom Kicks: D.C. United, MLS and American soccer links for Tuesday, September 16

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Of rookies, playoff chances, dirty words, failure to research, moving gestures, folding teams, springing affiliates (and not), Canadian referees and BEER. Welcome to your morning soccer links.

First off, Happy United Day! If anybody is reading this from (or on the way to) Jamaica, know that I am incredibly jealous and that I expect you to bring those three points back Stateside safely.

D.C. United vs. Waterhouse FC preview: Behind Enemy Lines with The Home Of Caribbean Football

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To get the Jamaican perspective on D.C. United's CCL match against Waterhouse, we asked Nathan from Caribbean soccer blog The Home of Caribbean Football a few questions.

Tomorrow night's game between D.C. United and Waterhouse FC in Kingston is looking like the most crucial game in Group 4.

D.C. United vs. Waterhouse FC: CONCACAF Champions League second leg predictions

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D.C. United takes their first trip abroad in Concacaf Champions League since 2009 to face Waterhouse FC in Jamaica.

D.C. United takes to the field at The Office tomorrow night, facing Waterhouse FC at the home stadium of the Jamaica national team. Waterhouse has now beaten Tauro FC twice, and so a win for United would would leave them needing only a draw in either of the two games against Tauro to move onto the next round.

D.C. United versus Waterhouse FC lineup: A strong road team

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Will D.C. United start a team of starters against Waterhouse FC?

If you look only at the evidence of the previous Concacaf Champions League game between Waterhouse FC and D.C. United, you might think that United would be sending out another squad full of backups when the team travels to Jamaica.

Monday Freedom Kick(er)s: Trophy Tries and Trenchtown

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We look back at the weekend for D.C. United partners and associates while the club gets ready for ConcaChamps, and try to put a baby in you.

Hope you had a chance to enjoy the weekend off from MLS since D.C. United was off, but that was not to say that nothing happened over the weekend from its partners, alumni and affiliates.

DC Council Chairman Phil Mendelson: "Majority of the council supports a subsidy for building a soccer stadium"

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Council Chairman Phil Mendelson talks about the proposed D.C. United stadium.

DC Council chairman Phil Mendelson sat down with The Georgetown Dish and gave a wide-ranging interview about subjects relevant to many parts of life in DC. Most relevant to this blog, however, were his comments about the proposed D.

Product Review: Live Breathe Futbol combines soccer and fashion sense as well as anybody

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Even if it is designed by a Philadelphia Union fan, I have nothing bad to say about Live Breathe Futbol or their authentic, comfortable, smart street wear for soccer fans (whatever their allegiance).

I'm a fan of the growing ranks of soccer apparel companies peddling their wares to American soccer fans.

Richmond Kickers 2-1 Charleston Battery: Magic Matthew Delicate

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The Kickers advance to the semifinals of the USL PRO playoffs off of a late header by Matthew Delicate.

The Richmond Kickers somethinged to the Charleston Battery tonight in front of a crowd of 2711.

After a beginning 10 minutes that saw the Charleston Battery with the better of the chances, it was the Richmond Kickers who scored first.

Richmond Kickers versus Charleston Batter: USL PRO playoffs streaming, prediction, lineups, and gamethread

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The Richmond Kickers start the USL PRO playoffs by taking on their old rival, the Charleston Battery

The USL PRO playoffs are here, and the Richmond Kickers have some work to do. After spending most of the year in second place, the Kickers fell to fourth in the waning moments of the season.

Weekend MLS Open Thread: Desperate times call for desperate measures in both conferences

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D.C. United doesn't have a game this weekend, but there are six games around MLS tonight and another tomorrow. Let's discuss those games and/or veer off topic.

This is a strange weekend, as D.C. United isn't in action while everyone else has games to play. The games started last night with Seattle and RSL playing out a more thrilling and just version of our Wednesday game against the Metros (the Sounders won 3-2) and Sporting piling onto Chivas USA's misery by winning 4-0 in California.

The last word: "Do you hear the people sing, singing a song of angry men?"

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D.C. United lost to the New York Red Bulls. And anger ensured. Lots of anger. I mean ridiculous amounts of justified anger.

Fabian Espindola was angry. Ben Olsen was angry. D.C. United's front office was angry. And we the fans were angry. Angry men and women, yearning to be free of sports injustice, and rightly so.

MLS wants to be the first league to use instant replay

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Don Garber tells Grant Wahl that the league wants to be the first to use instant replay.

News broke this morning, via Grant Wahl and Sports Illustrated, that MLS has asked FIFA to be allowed to be the first league in the world to use video instant replay. Sepp Blatter has talked about his desire for instant replay recently, and his version would work something like this:

Blatter said coaches would have the right to challenge a refereeing decision once or twice per half, but only when the game is stopped.

Freedom Kicks: DC United, MLS, and Soccer-Centric Links of 12 September 2014

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Red cards for everyone.

Rough week, eh? Look, I can see you're really upset about Fabi's red card.

I honestly think you ought to sit down calmly, take a stress pill, and think things over.

Friday Freedom Kicks are here.

Appeal to Review a Red Card Decision | PRESS BOX: There isn't much by way of DC United news at the moment.

Freedom Kicks for 11 September 2014: Geiger Show

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After the second edition of the Geiger Show, we bring you a sadder edition of Freedom Kicks.

After last night's frustrating loss, here are your morning Freedom Kicks.

DC United coach Ben Olsen on controversial ejection: "To me, it's not a red card" | MLSsoccer.com: In his halftime interview, Ben Olsen called the game a "circus," and had some more words about the red card after the game.

90th minute Lloyd Sam goal downs 10-man D.C. United at Red Bull Arena - Recap + Highlights

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Following a dubious red card for Fabian Espindola, United fought gamely for an hour before the New York Red Bulls finally broke the dam just before second half stoppage time began.

Long-time Atlantic Cup observers know to expect tension, drama, and controversy regardless of how good or bad D.

D.C. United vs. New York Red Bulls MLS TV/streaming, lineup, previews, prediction and gamethread

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A win tonight would give United an eight-point lead in the East as well as seal a season sweep of the Red Bulls. For NYRB, it's desperation time as they sit on the wrong side of the red line.

For the third time in 2014, and the second time in under two weeks, D.C. United will take on the New York Red Bulls, a team full of charlatans and people who litter.

D.C. United versus New York Red Bulls: Favorite moment in the Atlantic Cup

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With D.C. United taking on the New York Red Bulls again tonight, we took a trip down Atlantic Cup memory lane.

Since this is the second time in about a week that D.C. United are playing the New York Red Bulls, I figured that another Behind Enemy Lines would be a little redundant. Instead, I asked the members of the Black and Red United staff to share their favorite moments in the Atlantic Cup.

Filibuster podcast episode 97: New York Red Bulls and D.C. United news roundup

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On tap tonight: Goose Island Oktoberfest, Rum and Coke, White Manhattan

Despite the derbis earlier in the week, the Filibuster crew is committed to providing you with a quality podcast. So we are back again, and start off with a news roundup. We talk about Samuel Inkoom, D.C. United's new signing; the injuries to Chris Rolfe and Eddie Johnson; whether D.

D.C. United Scouting Report: New York Red Bulls

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MLS's original rivalry is back for the second time in less than two weeks, but the Red Bulls may look quite different tonight than they did in losing 2-0 at RFK Stadium.

Proximity breeds contempt. D.C. United has a closer rival these days, but for most of the capital club's existence the team that applied to was the New York Red Bulls, who were once the Metrostars, and before that were the NY/NJ Metrostars.

Freedom Kicks: D.C. United and MLS links for Wednesday September 10th, 2014

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A little bit of United news, a lot of MLS transfer news, and then we talk about bum wine.

Intros are played out. Here are the links:

Chris Pontius on the train up to New Jersey | Instagram.com/DCUnited
Chris Pontius traveled to play a soccer game for the first time in 2014. This makes me feel like partying.

Fantasy Focus: Stop me if you've heard this before...

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Landon. Again. And while we're here, it's also all about the U.

A total of 130 points vaulted Eagles Screaming to the scoring lead this round. The duo of Landon Donovan (LA, $11.8) and captain Sebastien Le Toux (PHI, $8.4) scored 22 points each, with Le Toux contributing an assist over two games, and Donovan notching two goals and two assists in one game.

Freedom Kicks: D.C. United, MLS and world soccer links for September 9, 2014

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Today's open thread question: Who is the next Colombia?

Good morning, ladies and germs. I hope you all had a nice Monday to start the week off. Mine was wonderfully productive but seemed like it would never end, so I'm happy to see Tuesday arrive, gray skies and all. Let's get to the links.

D.C. United versus New York Red Bulls lineup: Atlantic Cup finale

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With another busy stretch, Ben Olsen will have to continue to rotate his roster.

D.C. United plays the New York Red Bulls, yet again, but this time in the pit that is Harrison, New Jersey. This is the third game of this year's Atlantic Cup, which D.C. United has already sewn up with two wins at RFK Stadium.

The last word on D.C. United vs Vancouver Whitecaps: Matching the opponent's intensity

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The tie in Vancouver got the job done for D.C. United, and they now find themselves settling into their position in the table while their opponents are fighting for every point they can get.

Trips to the west coast are always a challenge for Eastern Conference teams, so D.C. United's 0-0 draw against the Vancouver Whitecaps was a solid result, especially given the motivation the Whitecaps brought to the game, desperately needing points toclimb above the red line.

Monday Freedom Kicks: Looks Like Somebody Threw Away A Perfectly Good Whitecap

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We look back at Saturday, reminsce about Boca, and become big fans of sweetbreads.

Trying to figure out a witty play on words with "Vancouver Whitecaps" was surprisingly tough, hope I pulled it off.

Recaps of D.C. United's scoreless draw with the 'Caps from us, MLSsoccer.com, The Washington Post, CSN Washington, District Sports Page and Soccer Wire.

D.C. United grinds out a harried 0-0 road draw against the Vancouver Whitecaps - Recap + Highlights

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In what turned out to be a harried, frenetic game, D.C. United and the Vancouver Whitecaps found it hard to create chances and settled for a 0-0 draw at BC Place.

Twenty-eight months had transpired between D.C. United's last visit to BC Place to take on the Vancouver Whitecaps. Judging from the mostly frazzled gameplay both sides mustered on the night, it might be for the best if that long break is repeated.

D.C. United vs. Vancouver Whitecaps MLS TV/streaming, lineup, previews, prediction and gamethread

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Can D.C. United finish their slate against the Western Conference with a winning record, or will the long distance and hard surface be too much for the Black-and-Red? Follow along as we find out how tonight's game against the Vancouver Whitecaps plays out.

You can be forgiven for thinking that it's strange to be playing the Vancouver Whitecaps; in the past 28 months, D.

D.C. United Scouting Report: Vancouver Whitecaps

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Playing on the Pacific coast on turf is never an easy assignment, but there are good reasons to believe that D.C. United can go to BC Place and get a result of some sort against a Vancouver Whitecaps side that is drifting out of the playoff race.

Games against the Vancouver Whitecaps, from a D.

Richmond Kickers versus Orlando City SC: USL PRO streaming, prediction, lineups, and gamethread

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The final game of the USL PRO regular season pits Richmond against Orlando City.

The Richmond Kickers are already in the playoffs, but their seed is not yet quite secure. A win by the LA Galaxy II tonight over the Sacramento Republic (a tall order in itself) combined with a Kickers loss would actually drop them back into fourth place mere weeks after being in second.

D.C. United signs Ghanaian national team defender/midfielder Samuel Inkoom

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In what could potentially be an excellent signing, D.C. United announced the signing of 25 year old defender/midfielder Samuel Inkoom, a veteran of two World Cups with Ghana.

With a little over a week before MLS rosters freeze, D.C. United made what could be a big move, signing Ghana national team member Samuel Inkoom today.

D.C. United versus Vancouver Whitecaps preview: Behind Enemy Lines w/ Vancouver blog Eighty Six Forever

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To preview D.C. United versus Vancouver Whitecaps, we talked to Jon Szekeres of Eighty Six Forever to get the lowdown on all things Whitecaps.

D.C. United travels to the Pacific Northwest for another edition of #DCUAfterDark, taking on the Vancouver Whitecaps in the teams' only meeting this season.

DC United & FIFA Links for 5 September 2014

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In Soviet Russia, Wold Cup bids on you.

It's Friday, the last Freedom Kicks day of the Labor Day week. And so I dedicate this Freedom Kicks installment to...

FREEDOM.

US Soccer President: US wants to host World Cup, but not until bidding process is reformed | MLSsoccer.com: We start with Sunil Gulati, the head of the US Soccer Federation, our country's official representative in the world of football,and an economics professor at Columbia University.

Freedom Kicks for 4 September 2014: Luis Silva, Las Vegas, USMNT

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We have news on the USMNT, Luis Silva, and the Las Vegas stadium proposal.

Are you ready for a kick in the face of freedom? Here it comes!

For U.S. youngsters, win vs. Czechs about ideology, not victory | SI.com: As you probably know, there was a USMNT game yesterday in which they beat the Czech Republic 1-0.

D.C. United vs. Vancouver Whitecaps - Throwback Thursday: Let's relive the first ever meeting between DC and the expansion 'Caps

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Chris Pontius and Najar scored, DeRo scored one of his several chances, and Steven King provided the margin as D.C. United welcomed the Vancouver Whitecaps to MLS with a 4-0 drubbing back in 2011.

Report: D.C. United's Chris Rolfe may have broken his arm in training today

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Spanish-language outlet DeporteTotalUSA.com is reporting that D.C. United's Chris Rolfe broke his arm during today's training session. Don't jump off that ledge just yet though.

Thanks to an RT from our own blazindw (give him a follow if you're so inclined), some potentially awful news has come to light just as D.

D.C. United versus Vancouver Whitecaps lineup: On the road again

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D.C. United kicks off a four game road trip with a trip to Canada.

Fresh off of an Atlantic Cup clinching victory, D.C. United gets a week of rest before flying to Canada and taking on the Vancouver Whitecaps. The 'Caps have been maddeningly inconsistent this season, and despite accolades early in the season they are hovering right around the Red Line of Playoffs.

USMNT vs. Czech Republic TV/streaming, lineup, previews, prediction and gamethread

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You thought the USMNT was done for the year after the World Cup? Nope! FIFA demands games! This is your gamethread as Klinsi's very young, experimental squad takes on an experienced but largely domestic-based Czech team.

After 2013's barrage of qualifiers and this summer's World Cup, I have a confession to make: I'm not really sure I see the point of FIFA having a friendly date on their calendar at this point.

Ben Olsen and D.C. United about to sign contract extension

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After a big turnaround from 2013, D.C. United is close to rewarding Ben Olsen with a contract extension.

As reported by Steve Goff, D.C. United is close to rewarding Ben Olsen with a contract extension. Olsen is in the final year of his current contract, and the team obviously wanted to see how he performed this year before making any decisions on whether or not he met their expectations.

Freedom Kicks: D.C. United, MLS, and USWNT links for Wednesday September 3rd, 2014

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Freedom Kicks is usually about DCU and sometimes the USMNT, but for various reasons it's mostly about a bunch of other stuff today.

Ben Olsen has given his players two days off, so there wasn't much going on yesterday in terms of D.C. United news. Meanwhile, I saved links related to today's USMNT game with the Czech Republic for the gamethread, so I have no choice but to talk about other teams that aren't our main focus in general.

Setting the stage for September: D.C. United hits the road chasing trophies

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Following August's results, there is now a firm pecking order within MLS. Six teams, including D.C. United, have far outstripped their fellow teams. How did this happen, and what lies ahead in September?

The busiest month of the season is now behind D.C. United, and it was a successful, although not spectacular, month.

Fantasy Focus: Have a Seat

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Gets gifts, scores points

For the second consecutive week, In It Toux Wynne It scored the most points this round, with 132, extending their overall lead. Landon Donovan (LA, $11.6) wore the armband and scored 58 points, with a goal and four assists over two matches. Galaxy teammates Gyasi Zardes ($7.

Filibuster podcast episode 96: D.C. United versus New York Red Bulls and Vancouver Whitecaps

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On tap tonight: Bee's Knees, Flying Dog Dogtoberfest, Jynnan Tonnyx

We have the Atlantic Cup, and the Filibuster crew is not giving it up. Adam, Jason, and Ben are back to talk about all things D.C. United 2-0 New York Red Bulls, including talking about Bill Hamid and how he has improved even more this season, even in the things at which he was already good.

Tuesday Freedom Kicks: Open thread for D.C. United, MLS, NWSL and MOAR soccer

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Your humble link curator is taking the day off, so it's on you to bring the links this morning.

Slacking. I know, I know. With the holiday yesterday and the many festivities that accompanied it, I never got around to scouring the soccertubes for the best links to share with you over coffee this morning.

Nana Attakora called up to Canadian National Team

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The reserve defender is recalled in place of a Toronto FC player for Canada's game against Jamaica

ViaKurt Larson, D.C. United defender Nana Attakora has been recalled to the Canadian National Team to play in their game September 9 against Jamaica at BMO Field in Toronto. Attakora replaces Doneil Henry from Toronto FC.

The last word on D.C. United vs New York Red Bulls: Yeah, it was a big win

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Beating the New York Red Bulls was the key to the entire month of August for D.C. United. And, it restored order to MLS's original rivalry. Because what's more traditional than D.C. United beating the Red Bulls!?!?

The old days came back to life at RFK Stadium on Sunday afternoon as a near-capacity crowd cheered on first-place D.

Monday Freedom Kicks: One Cup Down, One To Go

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We look back at the Atlantic Cup-clinching win, look at the other partners and brand extenders over the weekend, and pine for Phil Hartman.

Well, holiday weekend, packed RFK, three points over a rival, could not ask any more, so let's look at as much of it as possible, shall we?

Recaps from the D.