For the second preseason in a row, Bill Hamid will not participate
As first reported by Steve Goff, D.C. United and US Men's national team goalkeeper Bill Hamid had surgery on his right knee on Monday. We can further confirm that Hamid had arthroscopic surgery on the knee, which he aggravated during preparations for the national team camp.
Sporting KC made a single move in Thursday's second stage of the re-entry draft, selecting goalkeeper Andrew Dykstra formerly of DC United. Sporting KC will now has the rights to make a bona fide offer to Dykstra over the next seven days.
Dykstra is a eight year MLS veteran having played with the Chicago Fire and DC United in career along with stints on loan to the Charleston Battery and Richmond Kickers.
The Black-and-Red declined to make a pick, but Andrew Dykstra was selected by Sporting KC
As expected, D.C. United declined to select any players in the second round of the MLS Re-Entry Draft this afternoon. A thin pool of players, combined with United being reasonably deep at most positions, left few viable choices for the Black-and-Red to pick up today.
The man who rose most on the depth chart gets a look.
Signed as an undrafted free agent at the beginning of 2015, Travis Worra appeared on the bench of D.C. United's 2015 CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal campaign, backing up Andrew Dykstra as Bill Hamid was out because of offseason surgery.
Do I have a pithy anecdote for you? No. Do I wish I did? Sure. Do I usually? No. Happy St. Patrick's Day, and let's just get to the links:
D.C. United loses another goalkeeper: Andrew Dykstra to have back surgery - The Washington Post: After we brought you the fact that Dykstra was having surgery, Steve Goff drops the number: 10-12 weeks out, with the possibility of the team making another move.
On-field news broke tonight at the Black-and-Red's season ticket holder event.
At a D.C. United season ticket holder event last night, we got some stadium updates, some humor, and some players talking about how they use Metro ahead of tomorrow's end of days scenario. We also got an update on the Black-and-Red's goalkeeper situation, and it's not good news:
Chad Ashton says Dykstra having back surgery this weekend, time out TBD #dcu
— Ryan Keefer (@reefa_k) March 15, 2016
This has become an Anchorman sort of "that escalated quickly" situation.
The Black-and-Red rebounded from last week's loss to earn their first point of the 2016 season
D.C. United rebounded from last week's poor second half, earning a point on the road in a 0-0 draw with the New England Revolution. In their second MLS game of the season, United looked less threatening over 90 minutes in a choppy game, but were able to earn their first point of the season after a 4-1 drubbing at the hands of the LA Galaxy in the season opener.
D.C. United had come into their third competitive game after being eliminated on a 3-1 aggregate to Liga MX side Queretaro and started off decently but eventually faded against the LA Galaxy, with the 4-1 result surprisingly showing both the last 15 minute collapse of the D.
D.C. United opens their MLS season with all eyes on the central midfield
After two games in the Concacaf Champions league, D.C. United comes back to Major League Soccer to open the regular season. They do so by taking on their old rivals out in Carson, California: the LA Galaxy. The Galaxy have gotten a lot older and a lot stranger this season, and their performance in the CCL was even worse than United's.
D.C. United kicks off their season with a trip to Mexico to take on Queretaro
And just like that, the season is here. On Tuesday evening, D.C. United takes on Queretaro in the first league of their Concacaf Champions League knockout round tilt. Ben Olsen has had a month of preseason to figure out both who will make the final roster for the team, as well as who will be his starters for this key game.
United's season is days away, various MLS moves, USWNT games, and more to start your day.
As always, I left this very late and the result is no intro anecdote.
With Bill Hamid injured, Woodbridge's Andrew Dykstra gets D.C. United chance | Washington Times Thomas Floyd talks to various United players about Andrew Dykstra, who is probably going to start a soccer game in less than a week.
Two days after Valentine's, D.C. United shows its love for the Richmond Kickers.
The day after the news about Luciano Acosta dropped doesn't mean a let up today. The team has announced that they will renew their affiliation with the Richmond Kickers for two years, providing young D.C. United players with badly needed playing time and providing the Kickers with players that they would not be able to get otherwise.
Nerd out with us as we obsess over who is playing where on the field as the Black-and-Red prepare for the season.
Welcome, all, to the second phase of D.C. United's 2016 preseason - and the second installment of our minutes tracker. I had meant to get this out to you over the long weekend, but [stock quote about the Nature of Things].
We've seen it in teases, now see it on D.C. United players
After seeing leaks of it, teases of it, and problems with it, D.C. United has officially released their new primary jersey ahead of the season ticket holder event this afternoon. It includes all the the varieties, including the short-sleeve, long-sleeve, and goalkeeper jerseys, and is modeled in the release by Bobby Boswell, Kofi Opare, Andrew Dykstra, and Julian Buescher.
An early goal ended up being all the scoring as the Black-and-Red lost to their Swedish opponents
Viktor Claesson scored the game's only goal in the fourth minute as D.C. United lost their preseason opener 1-0 to IF Elfsborg. The Swedish side, who finished in 4th place in last year's Allsvenskan (a.
Good news, D.C. United fans: homebrewers will continue to be represented on los Capitalinos' 2016 roster. The club announced today that they have re-signed reserve goalkeeper and Belgian beer aficionado Andrew Dykstra. Terms of the deal (as always) were not announced.
United's rookie GK didn't play all that much, but we reviewed his year anyway.
Hailing from deep inside Amish country, 22-year-old Travis Worra has been D.C. United's backup's backup in goal. The undrafted rookie turned a preseason trial into a contract. He had played for the University of New Hampshire, where he won America East Goalkeeper of the Year in 2013.
We preview MLS Cup and talk about D.C. United's moves so far.
Even in the offseason, the Filibuster crew is hear to shout words at you about soccer. Jason, Adam, and Ben start off by talking about MLS Cup and whether or not Don Garber is happy with this final. We talk about the draw of the game to wider MLS and soccer fans, and who has the advantage between Columbus Crew SC and the Portland Timbers.
The backup netminder goes under the microscope in our ongoing series.
D.C. United backup goalkeeper Andrew Dykstra's 2015 campaign started off ominously. After tearing his achilles during a June 2014 friendly that ended his season, his first start back was on a road leg of CONCACAF Champions League play in Costa Rica against Alajuelense, in place of regular keeper Bill Hamid.
It's that thing were we place numbers to names and you can do your own as well.
D.C. United went into Saturday's game with the San Jose Earthquakes having to feel a little good, after having 9 days of rest (more depending on the player) and taking a second choice squad to Panama and winning arguably their toughest CONCACAF Champions League game of their group.
The Claret and Cobalt and Black and Red go nuts Saturday.
It's not too often in recent memory you see high scoring slugfests at RFK, but 17,288 at RFK got just that as D.C. United and Real Salt Lake combined for seven goals in a half hour in the second half en route to a wild game the Black and Red won 6-4.
In which we provide numbered scores to player performances, and wonder what yours are.
The first third of D.C. United's game with the Philadelphia Union found the Black and Red not only behind the eight ball with two goals in four minutes, but a penalty kick from D.C. that Charlie Adam could have been proud of went over the bar to boot.
The Philadelphia Union raced off to a quick start, but a combination of fatigue, bad defense and exquisite play from D.C. United doomed them in the end.
It started oh so right for the Philadelphia Union, up 2-0 not five minutes into the match but it went oh so wrong for the Union in the remaining 85 as the Union capitulated in RFK Stadium leading to a 3-2 defeat to D.
Sporting Kansas City kicks off preseason in Arizona in a week, with the season just around the corner, Sporting already has a fairly full complement of players on their roster. Currently the club has 27 of 28 roster spots filled and also has the club's first round pick, Colton Storm heading into preseason.
Sporting Kansas City continued to make over their roster building for the 2017 MLS season, today announcing two more additions to the team to go along with the six the club has already announced so far this offseason. The club announced the signings of Cameron Iwasa and Andrew Dykstra. Iwasa, a forward who has played the last two years with the Sacramento Republic is 23 years old and continues the clubs move to get younger across their front three.
Curtin press conference highlights. Mayor Kenney has proposed a "Philadelphia International Cup" to "feature teams representing the cultures and countries of Philadelphia's immigrant communities." Philly ranked No. 22 soccer market in US. More.
Andrew Dykstra kept 10-man Kickers team in the game for bulk of the match
A hard-fought season for the Richmond Kickers came to an end Sunday night as they lost a quarterfinal playoff game against Louisville City FC. On the road against a side that scored fifty-two goals during the regular season to Richmond's thirty-three, the Kickers had a nightmare start after going down to ten men in the fourth minute.
Heroics from Andrew Dykstra not enough to stave off Louisville attack
The Richmond Kickers' ten match unbeaten streak was broken on the road in Louisville Saturday night. A stagnant offense resulted in eighteen shots from Louisville to just one from Richmond. Though two shots on goal slipped by him, Andrew Dykstra made several crucial saves to keep Richmond in the game.
Q13 Fox has coverage starting at 5 PM Pacific. It is also on Spanish radio (1360) with English audio on SoundersFC.com.
Avoid the disaster that is Seattle traffic and watch a 5 PM game between the Seattle Sounders and D.C. United. Even though the Sounders have a poor 4-7-1 record the game will be better than rush hour traffic.
We break down the draw with New England, and preview this Sunday's game against the Colorado Rapids
Filibuster is back with a late in the week podcast, but we're never going to leave you hanging. We talk about D.C. United's 0-0 draw with the New England Revolution, talking about how this game looked for neutrals, the new broadcast partners in WJLA and Sinclair, and how the missing pieces affected this game.
Our leader this round was Buzzards Beaks, with a score of 118. Kei Kamara (CLB, $9.7) wore the armband and scored 34 points with a goal and two assists over two games. Ethan Finlay (CLB, $9.2) scored a goal and an assist over two games for 14 points, and David Villa (NYC, $11.