Following a disappointing performance the week before, D.C. United coach Ben Olsen lambasted his team's performance and expected better of them heading into the weekend with the Philadelphia Union. The result? Not great, Bob.
After a surprising win? A disappointing loss, and your ratings.
Nobody (well, almost nobody?) expected D.C. United to come out of Georgia last Sunday with a win, and they got one. They then came home to RFK to kick off the first of 3 home games against the lowly Montreal Impact. Simple task, right?
Two of three most seasoned homegrowns play for the Revolution
In the 72nd minute of Saturday's 2-0 loss to Columbus Crew SC, Revolution midfielder Scott Caldwell became just the second homegrown field player—and third homegrown player overall—to eclipse 10,000 regular-season minutes played.
Instead of folding after early siege, United responded to pick up their first road win of 2017
Sunday afternoon had all the hallmarks early on of another loss on the road for D.C. United. In their first-ever game against Atlanta United, United could have conceded on two different occasions in the opening three minutes.
Instead of folding after early siege, United responded to pick up their first road win of 2017
Sunday afternoon had all the hallmarks early on of another loss on the road for D.C. United. In their first ever game against Atlanta United, United could have conceded on two different occasions in the opening three minutes.
The first Cascadia Cup showdown of the season on Saturday will be without a star forward due to a suspension from a Week 7 incident.
Portland Timbers forward Fanendo Adi was handed a one-game ban and an undisclosed fine by the MLS Disciplinary Committee on Wednesday for violent conduct in the 26th minute of the loss to Sporting Kansas City.
It looks like the Black-and-Red are trying to make sure another important player is around when Audi Field opens
Steve Goff reported Wednesday night that D.C. United goalkeeper Bill Hamid was involved in contract extension talks with the team. Goff cited multiple sources, including one who characterized the talks as going well but another seemed to exercise caution on their progress.
D.C. United hoped to snap run of bad luck in New Jersey against a New York Red Bulls side that found themselves in need of an identity or form or whatever, similar to what D.C. did two weeks prior. And like two weeks prior when D.C. beat the Philadelphia Union, the Black-and-Red found themselves on the bad end of a 2-0 result.
Watch Lucho and Bill do work, as well as some quiet indicators for United at the back
I like winning, as D.C. United did Saturday over New York City FC. But if you're looking for animated moments of a celebratory nature this may not be the post for you. This isn't to say that we hated the win; we don't, but there were some things to take a closer look at.
D.C. United needed something, ANYTHING in their game with the Philadelphia Union. Goals, a win, a dancing monkey, something. But hey, they got a 2-1 win, put the Union in the basement, and things aren't so dire, or are they? (dun dun dun)
D.C. United came back home to Estadio RFK to face a Columbus Crew SC team who was reeling in their own right. The Crew rolled out a new formation, frustrated the Black-and-Red players and faithful en route to a 2-0 win which left D.C. winless and goalless.
D.C. United was hoping to get some sort of result in a place (Yankee Stadium) they hadn't against a team (New York City FC) opening up a stadium for another team the previous week. But the 4-0 loss showed several different things of concern for fans, perhaps things beyond what could be dismissed as a one-off rout.
D.C. United opened up the last opening game of their time at RFK Stadium against Sporting Kansas City with big aspirations and thoughts of a win with a bunch of goals scored being a formality were on many minds. So when a scoreless draw occurred naturally there was cause for some disappointment.
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.
Following yet another injury, Bill Hamid recently left U.S. Men's National Team camp, and it appears the D.C. United goalkeeper's recent ailment will force him to miss a chunk of preseason on the club level.
Hamid had knee surgery on Monday and will end up missing most of D.
As with last year, a knee problem has caused the D.C. United star to withdraw
In unfortunately familiar news, D.C. United goalkeeper Bill Hamid has been forced to drop out of the USMNT's January camp due to a knee problem. Last year, a knee injury picked up during camp ended up requiring surgery, and Hamid ended up missing several months.
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.
It took Belgium 8.1 seconds from kickoff to score against Gibraltar in UEFA World Cup qualifying. Christian Benteke got the goal. Belgium won 0-6. dN
USA Mens National Team friendly: -Tue Oct 11 USA v New Zealand - RFK Stadium, Washington DC - 7:00pm CT on on ESPN + UniMas
Here is the Roster for the Cuba game:
G: David Bingham - San Jose Earthquakes, Bill Hamid - DC United, William Yarbrough - Leon
D: Kellyn Acosta - Dallas, Matt Besler - Sporting Kansas City, Steve Birnbaum - DC United, Omar Gonzalez - Pachuca, Michael Orozco - Tijuana, Tim Parker - Vancouver Whitecaps, DeAndre Yedlin - Newcastle
M: Paul Arriola - Tijuana, Michael Bradley - Toronto, Lynden Gooch - Sunderland, Perry Kitchen - Heart Of Midlothian, Sacha Kljestan - New York Red Bulls, Danny Williams - Reading
F: Juan Agudelo - New England Revolution, Jozy Altidore - Toronto, Terrence Boyd - RB Leipzig, Julian Green - Bayern Munich, Jordan Morris - Seattle Sounders
We have some changes to the USMNT squad ahead of Tuesday's friendly with New Zealand. The most notable addition? How does Terrence Boyd grab ya?The end result roster? Here ya go...G - David Bingham (San Jose Earthquakes), Bill Hamid (D.C. United), William Yarbrough (León)D - Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas), Matt Besler (Sporting KC), Steve Birnbaum (D.
We reveal the votes and look at a possible perk of the win.
D.C. United had to have anticipated seeing Sebastian Giovinco and Toronto FC in some manner or fashion Saturday night. While they dodged a bit of a bullet, there was still three more national team players on the TFC squad. Both teams had been playing a few games of late, so there was some rotation on both sides, even before an international break, but the Black-and-Red managed to steal a win at BMO field and further cementing their chances of a postseason berth.
D.C. United was going up to Canada to play a Toronto FC side that had been looking not as good as they normally would (thanks to the absence of Sebastian Giovinco), but still among the East leaders. Dressing an A-minus/B-plus side that was definitely leggy from the work they'd put in over the last two and a half weeks, their 2-1 win may have been as impressive as the ones which have given them all this goalscoring over the last two months.
We look at your votes and prepare for unpleasantness today.
D.C. United was coming into a RFK Stadium clash with Columbus Crew with a game that they should have won beforehand; the team was, is, buzzing, the Crew were without several players, including Federico Higuain, and the Crew were dealing on slightly shorter rest.
United's #28 made two crucial saves in stoppage, as United picked up a valuable point on the road against the Houston Dynamo
It was getting late in the tilt between D.C. United and the Houston Dynamo on Saturday evening, and goalkeeper Bill Hamid hadn't had much to do for 90 minutes. Sure, he cut out a couple of crosses, and got a slight touch to a Will Bruin shot early in the second half to push it off the post.
It was ShowtimeJR who led the round with a score of 84 points. Erick Torres (HOU, $8.7) wore the armband and scored 32 points with a hat trick to lead the team. Kevin Molino (MIN, $9.9) added a goal to two assists for 15 points, and Diego Valeri (POR, $10.3) scored a goal and 10 points.
With so many teams playing twice this round, big numbers were bound to come. Willy Nilly put up 133 points to lead the league. Ignacio Piatti (MTL, $11.7) captained the team and scored 28 points on a goal and an assist. Osvaldo Alonso (SEA, $9.5) trailed with 17 points on a goal of his own, and David Villa (NYC, $12.
This was a low-scoring round, as Cathedral SC was the only team to top 60 points, with a total of 68. Benny Feilhaber (SKC, $11.0) led with 14 points on a goal and an assist. Bill Hamid (DCU, $6.2) earned a clean sheet on the way to 9 points, while David Villa (NYC, $12.
In a week where Major League Soccer's goalkeeping was pretty abysmal, Bill Hamid was a ray of sunshine in a storm of blunders.
The D.C. United goalkeeper was outstanding on Saturday against the Philadelphia Union, making several highlight-reel saves to earn his team its first win of the year, and secure a place on SBI's MLS Best XI for Week 5.
From Bill Hamid to Collin Martin, we look at the home team's ratings in the game
EA Sports releases FIFA 17 on Tuesday, September 27th, and the FIFA Ultimate Team player database is now available, showing ratings for every player in the game. It should come as no surprise that players like Sebastian Giovinco, David Villa, and Andrea Pirlo are the highest rated MLS players, but how do DCU's players rate?
Bruce Arena wants to see what three of United's best players can do
Bruce Arena announced the roster for the US Men's national team's January camp, commonly known as Camp Cupcake. As expected, there are two D.C. United players on this roster: goalkeeper Bill Hamid and center back Steve Birnbaum.
D.C. United's number one has been added to the roster by manager Jurgen Klinsmann
As part of bevy of changes following the US National team's 2-0 friendly win against Cuba on Friday, D.C. United's Bill Hamid has been called up to the national team. Hamid takes the spot of Ethan Horvath, who returns to Molde FK after playing 90 minutes in the win in Cuba.
We're trying our hardest to focus on the exciting new USMNT players
We've spent a lot of time harping on Jurgen Klinsmann's United States roster selections in these parts. Outside of the USMNT boss's maddening inability to see how much better Bill Hamid is than other members of the American goalkeeping pool, there's also the general puzzle of how he evaluates players all over the field.