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D.C. United Season Review: Sean Franklin

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Another one of the 2013 offseason acquisitions gets Dake! Ceath!

Stage One of the 2013 MLS Re-Entry draft saw D.C. United take Bobby Boswell, who helped whip a reconstructed back four into shape and earn a Defender of the Year nomination in the process. But also in said draft, D.C. acquired right back Sean Franklin from the Los Angeles Galaxy, whose contributions to D.

D.C. United Season Review: Club captain Bobby Boswell

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Up next for our season review is potential MLS Defender of the Year Bobby Boswell.

Sometimes in the process of writing a billion or so words about the local soccer concern, you will find out you got something wrong. Well, when it comes to Bobby Boswell, I have to be clear: I was wrong. When D.

D.C. United season review: Rookie centerback Steve Birnbaum

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A stellar season from rookie centerback Steve Birnbaum has us all expecting more next year.

Just because it is the weekend doesn't mean that we stop the soccer coverage. In our player by player review of D.C. United's 2014 season, we now turn our attention to Steve Birnbaum, the rookie centerback out of California.

D.C. United Season Review: Defender Nana Attakora

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Our season review of the entire D.C. United roster continues with defender Nana Attakora.

Without asking him personally, I think it's safe to guess that 2014 has been a long year for Nana Attakora, the next player up in our Season Review series. The 25 year old Canadian defender came to United via the Re-Entry Draft, where he was taken in the second round of stage two.

Freedom Kicks for 13 November 2014: D.C. United contracts, Caribbean Cup, Heineken

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We have guaranteed contracts, Caribbean Cup, and Heineken.

The international break is slowing down soccer news around the world, but we still have some tidbits for you on this Thursday morning.

D.C. United news and notes - The Washington Post: Lots of good information from Steve Goff in this installment, including the fact that Bobby Boswell, Chris Rolfe, Eddie Johnson, and Davy Arnaud, among others, all have guaranteed contracts for next season.

MLS Season Awards: Bobby Boswell for Defender of the Year

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Thought to be on the decline in Houston, Bobby Boswell has jumped back into the conversation for Defender of the Year.

When D.C. United acquired Bobby Boswell in the offseason, many fans were happy but wary. A former Defender of the Year with D.C. United and a popular player both on and off the field, but Boswell was seemingly on the decline in Houston.

Steve Birnbaum for 2014 MLS Rookie of the Year

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D.C. United's Steve Birnbaum is the clear choice for 2014 MLS Rookie of the Year.

With the end of the regular season behind us and playoffs coming up soon, it is time for us to reflect on the season that was and talk about the year's awards. D.C. United have candidates for many of these awards, but today we will start with Rookie of the Year, and D.

Filibuster podcast episode 101: D.C. United's draw versus Sporting Kansas City, road trip against Houston Dynamo

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On tap tonight: Fullers ESB, Old Grand-Dad, Blantons, and Glogg.

Despite the revelry in our 100th episode, the Filibuster team is back again for our 101st episode. We first talk about Sporting Kansas City and D.C. United's 0-0 draw, which clinched United's spot in the playoffs. We talk about Nick DeLeon and his performance in the middle of the field, Taylor Kemp, and United's wide midfield options when everyone is healthy.

Match Day 31 - Needing to Right the League Form

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Sporting Kansas City continues to have their league struggles in MLS play. Heading into tomorrow's game against DC United, Sporting has won just one of their last six and just two of their last eight and since their four game winning streak ended the team has picked up just seven of a possible 27 points.

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.

Match Day 25 - Top of the East

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Sporting Kansas City head into another big league match up after a 1-1 midweek draw with Real Esteli. The game is the second in a row against teams in a top three team in the East. Last week Sporting KC topped Toronto FC. This week, Sporting KC welcome second place DC United. United sits just two points behind KC and also has a game in hand.

DC United is the Antithesis of MLS 3.0

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MLS 3.0 is in full force and the sports media have focused like a laser on the growth of the league. Soccer-specific stadiums have sprung up across the country, academies are churning out young talent, big names are coming across the Atlantic to play in North America, and suddenly U.S. men's national team players are booking tickets to places like Houston and Philadelphia to remain relevant for Jurgen Klinsmann.

D.C. United's Jeff Parke undergoes inner-ear surgery

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D.C. United center back Jeff Parke underwent a surgical procedure apparently aimed at alleviating the migraines that have kept him off the field for weeks.

Injuries have been piling up for D.C. United of late, but there's at least a chance that the list of unavailable players might shrink by one.

Filibuster podcast episode 92: D.C. United versus Real Salt Lake and Colorado Rapids, Concacaf Champions League

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On tap tonight: a Pretty Tony, Isley Brewing's Choosy Mother, New Belgium Summer Helles

The Filibuster gang is back once again, and we have a somewhat melancholy installment of the podcast. We start off with a brief tribute to Robin Williams before moving into D.C. United's loss at Real Salt Lake.

Report: Bobby Boswell will replace Omar Gonzalez on the 2014 MLS All-Star Team

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D.C. United probably deserved to have more players named to the 2014 All-Star Game, and it looks like something's being done to address that. Team captain Bobby Boswell appears to have been named to the roster as a replacement for Omar Gonzalez.

All-Star games are about snubs as much as anything else, and this year it seemed like D.

D.C. United versus Toronto FC lineups: The prelude to the rotation

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D.C. United will have to practice some roster rotation, but not in tonight's game against Toronto FC.

After resting most of their starters against Fulham FC, D.C. United's starters return to action tonight against Toronto FC. This begins a brutal stretch for D.C. United, with an August crammed with MLS play as well as the beginning of the Concacaf Champions Leage, and with a September that is only slightly less packed.

Oguchi Onyewu currently training with D.C. United

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In news that will lead to exactly nothing, Oguchi Onyewu has been training with D.C. United recently.

In a story that has apparently been bubbling under my radar for the past few days, Oguchi Onyewu has been training with D.C. United. Bobby Boswell mentioned it on a recent episode of Pitch Pass, and apparently you can see tiny pictures of Gooch in training photographs that D.

Bobby Boswell | Episode 417

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D.C. United center back Bobby Boswell joins the show as our official World Cup analyst and we discuss the United's U.S. Open Cup match.

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Bobby Boswell | Episode 417

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D.C. United center back Bobby Boswell joins the show as our official World Cup analyst and we discuss the United's U.S. Open Cup match.

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Freedom Kicks for 29 May 2014: EJ, All Stars, Inter Academy

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Kick off your morning with your daily recommended amount of Freedom!

After a long night of soccer last night, today is the lull between mid-week and weekend soccer. But fear not! We have news to get you through the day.

Eddie Johnson's red card rescinded: In case you didn't see this yesterday, Eddie Johnson's red card was rescinded unanimously by a three member review committee.

Freedom Kicks: D.C. United, MLS and U.S. men's national team links for 13 May 2014

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Yesterday was the Day of Big Announcements in the world of American soccer. Today is the day after that day. That's the kind of wisdom you can only get from Freedom Kicks.

We'll get to the post-actually major announcement(s) stuff in a second, but let's start today's Freedom Kicks with something a bit more D.

Opposite View: Three Questions with Black & Red United

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This week we chat with Ben Bromley of Black and Red United, SBN's DC United blog, and find out what to expect from our neighbors to the south.

tBG) DC United was the worst team in MLS last season. A lot was made of the offseason moves made, and the 11 points in 8 games is just shy of the 16 points earned last season.

Preview: Union vs. DC United

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A rebuilt DC United has outperformed a rebuilt Philadelphia Union in 2014, but a Union win on Saturday puts the teams back on level footing.

Freedom Kicks for 1 May 2014: D.C. United on the rise

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D.C. United's rise is the theme in this morning's Kick of Freedom!

While my fellow editors have witty connections that unite their posts, all I have to give you is my Freedom Kicks. Let's get into it. And as always, this is your open thread for all things soccer today.

DC United say mentality is behind improvement: "It's a group that wants to prove something" | MLSsoccer.

Freedom Kicks: D.C. United, MLS, and UEFA Champions League links for Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

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Eddie Johnson, Fabian Espindola, Bobby Boswell, Andrew Dykstra made news for D.C. United. Some other things happened around MLS. Real Madrid crushed Bayern in the Champions League. All that and more in today's edition of Freedom Kicks.

So yesterday there was some very big news about a very bad person getting punished for being a racist turd.

Snap Shots – DC vs FCD

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Fabian Espindola scored twice and set up another goal in D.C. United's 4-1 dismantling of league-leading FC Dallas at RFK Stadium. Bobby Boswell and Sean Franklin also scored for United as they put their collective foot on the pedal and rolled past the visitors from Texas. The win helps United jump into a temporary tie at the top of the Eastern Conference with Toronto FC and Sporting Kansas City.

DCU Dominates MLS-Leading FC Dallas Thanks to Espindola’s Monster Night

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An early red card saw Fabian Espindola go off for two goals and an assist in DC United's best offensive performance since August 2012.

Looks like D.C. United has figured out how to play a man-up.

A week after squandering a 90th-minute lead with a man-advantage in Columbus, the Black and Red thoroughly punished 10-man FC Dallas Saturday, 4-1, in a relentless offensive showing.

New York Red Bulls

Monday Freedom Kicks: Although We've Come to the End of the Road...

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Postmortems, Football Manager 15, and puppy videos or something.

Ah poop. Well, pass the bill and all is forgiven.

Recaps of the D.C. United elimination at the hands of the New York Red Bulls from us, MLSsoccer.com, Washington Post, SI, Goal.com, Soccer By Ives, CSN Washington, Soccer Wire, UnitedMania and District Sports Page.

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.

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Covering the MLS All-Star festivites up close: Day 3

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In Day 3 of my MLS All-Star activities, I spent time at the park interviewing several All-Stars, watching Special Olympics soccer, and a special footgolf exhibition out at Glendoveer Golf Course.

Union bits, All-Star Game tonight, MLS Deputy Commish on pro/rel, schedule, expansion, and more

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MacMath not surprised by M'Bolhi signing. Abbott says pro/rel never going to happen in MLS. US loses to Germany in WOmen's U-20 World Cup opener. More.

Major League Soccer

Major League Soccer All Stars versus FC Bayern Munich: TV/streaming, lineup, prediction and gamethread

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Can MLS find a way to beat the best team in the world?

Bobby Boswell, Sean Franklin, Bill Hamid, and the rest of the MLS All Stars take on Bayern Munich tonight, in a game pits half of the United States men's national team versus half of the Germany men's national team. The primary goal is for the three D.

Monday Freedom Kicks: Land of Silence and Darkness

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We look back at last night and unrelated to same, wholeheartedly recommend Werner Herzog, or Paul F. Tompkins' interpretation of same.

Your truly spent most of the weekend in Charlotte meeting up with some friends and watching Liverpool playing AC Milan. The radar may not be completely in tuned, but we'll make due with what we have.

Maurice Edu named to MLS All-Star Game vs. Bayern Munich

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MLS All-Star manager Caleb Porter selects Edu and two others to fill in against Bayern Munich

Today MLSSoccer.com revealed that All-Star manager Caleb Porter has selected Maurice Edu as well as D.C. United defenders Bobby Boswell and Sean Franklin to play in Wednesday's All-Star Game against Germany's Bayern Munich.

Bobby Boswell | Episode 418

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Great insight and analysis from D.C. United center back Bobby Boswell ahead of the United State's match against Belgium. Should Jozy start? Did he root for Mexico? Listen to find out!

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Bobby Boswell | Episode 418

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Great insight and analysis from D.C. United center back Bobby Boswell ahead of the United State's match against Belgium. Should Jozy start? Did he root for Mexico? Listen to find out!

Follow @bobbyboswell on Twitter

Thanks for listening and don't forget to share (and rate on iTunes).

The Rest

Tuesday Freedom Kicks: Mix knows that his mustache is bad and he should feel bad

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Bobby Boswell needs some hangout plans, Mix Diskerud recognizes that he should never grow a mustache again, Tom King schedules U.S. Soccer friendlies, and Bayern Munich is a Superclub.

Happy Tuesday, folks! And happy USMNT game day. The Yanks take on the Republic of Ireland in Dublin today (2:45 p.

Fantasy Focus: Just Nguyen Baby

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That was somewhat unexpected.

The lot of teams with double games this round was particularly helpful to a lot of teams this week, as scores all over the place were 80 and above. At the top of that list wasEagles Screaming with 105 points, led by a two D.C. United players. Bill Hamid ($5.0) earned a clean sheet and 16 points, while Bobby Boswell ($8.

Episode 144 – Korbinho

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Join the guys in this extended edition of the UnitedMania.com podcast. The boys look at DC United's past few performances and go through their mid-season player grades, and always entertaining segment of the show.

United crush league-leaders FC Dallas 4-1

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Fabian Espindola scored twice and set up another goal in D.C. United's 4-1 dismantling of league-leading FC Dallas tonight at RFK Stadium. Bobby Boswell and Sean Franklin also scored for United as they put their collective foot on the pedal and rolled past the visitors from Texas. The win helps United jump into a temporary [.