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D.C. United officially releases new jersey

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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.

D.C. United exchanges chances, goals with Jonkopings Sodra in entertaining preseason draw

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Fabian Espindola and Miguel Aguilar scored while Andrew Dykstra saved a PK as United got a tie out of a high-tempo affair.

D.C. United's second preseason game was far more eventful than the first, as the Black-and-Red and Jonkopings Sodra IF played to an entertaining 2-2 draw in Bradenton, FL.

D.C. United 2016 Countdown: 31 days - How much does Bobby Boswell have left in the tank?

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Our next countdown piece looks into whether United's captain will still be first choice this season.

We're just 31 days away from D.C. United's first competitive game of 2016, and the second piece in our countdown series is looking at Bobby Boswell, the man that wears #32. Before you ask: No, this doesn't dovetail neatly with the calendar like our Luke Mishu piece and yes, it's because of the snowstorm.

The Popie Award, for D.C. United's best defender

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Who was D.C. United's best defender this season?

Like last year, D.C. United relied on their defense to win games. And, just like last year, Popie Award, given to D.C. United's best defender of the year, is stacked. Named after Eddie Pope, of D.C. United and US men's national team fame, it has been previously given out to Bobby Boswell, Bill Hamid,Brandon McDonald, Dejan Jakovic, Julius James, and Bryan Namoff.

The Bobby Award: Pick D.C. United's most improved player

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D.C. United has plenty of young players who improved this year.

The Benny Awards continue ever onward, and to day its time to give the Bobby Award, given to the team's most improved player. It's named for once and current D.C. United defender Bobby Boswell, who went from an undrafted rookie to Defender Of The Year in just a two-year stretch.

D.C. United 2015 Season Review: Club captain Bobby Boswell

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Should Boswell wear the armband for another season, or make way for a younger replacement?

Our player-by-player review of the D.C. United season that was has reached Bobby Boswell, the club's captain and linchpin of the defense. Boz has worn the armband since returning to the District from Houston before the 2014 season, and - not coincidentally - his arrival has coincided with United's resurgence.

D.C. United 1-3 New York City FC: The GIFs

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Animated moments that mattered for consumption.

D.C. United started strong against New York City FC, but ultimately faded fast, losing 3-1 and seeing their Eastern Conference lead tighten ever so slightly.

With that, on to the moments that mattered. Thanks to a baseball stadium, you'll see why some of the angles are the way they are I guess.

Bobby Boswell | Episode 518

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D.C. United captain and centerback Bobby Boswell talks about his penchant to get forward (#WhiteRooney), United's current form and tight finances, and fishing in the Potomac River.

Follow @bobbyboswell on Twitter

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

GAME THREAD: D.C. United vs. Philadelphia Union

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After a stunning mid-week U.S. Open Cup upset, the Philadelphia Union resume MLS play at D.C. United.

UNION GAME #22
VS
RFK Stadium, Washington, D.

GAME THREAD: Philadelphia Union vs. D.C. United

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Will the Philadelphia Union pick up their first points since April 16? D.C. United's place in the standings says it may not be likely.

UNION GAME #12
VS
PPL Park, Chester, PA
Sunday, May 17
7:00 PM Et
FS1 - John Strong and Alexi Lalas, Reporter: Katie Witham
TBG Game Preview
Know Thy Enemy: Black And Red United
Starting XI
Conor Casey Forward Chris Rolfe, Jairo Arrieta

Andrew Wenger, Cristian Maidana, Sebastien Le Toux

Brian Carroll, Vincent Nogueira

Midfield Miguel Aguilar, Perry Kitchen, Markus Halsti, Michael Farfan
Sheanon Williams, Ethan White, Maurice Edu, Ray Gaddis Defense Taylor Kemp, Kofi Opare, Bobby Boswell, Chris Korb
Brian Sylvestre Goalkeeper Bill Hamid
John McCarthy, Fabinho, Raymond Lee, Jimmy McLaughlin, Antoine Hoppenot, Eric Ayuk, Zach Pfeffer Bench Andrew Dykstra, Sean Franklin, Davy Arnaud, Luis Silva, Chris Pontius, Steve Birnbaum, Conor Doyle
Numbers of Note
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Wednesday Freedom Kicks: DCU-OCSC Gameday (Heart You Bruce)

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A look ahead to tonight, a look back at Year One, and still love you Bruce.

A rare weekday game day appearance from yours truly. Sound the alarm!

D.C. United vs. Orlando City preview - The Washington Post: Goff gives you some info on tonight, but also mentions the team will be passing on Oumar Ballo.

D.C. United's best performance ends in a draw after late New York Red Bulls sucker-punch

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Perry Kitchen's brace and United's most complete performance of 2015 were wasted after Lloyd Sam's late game equalizer.

67 minutes gone on Saturday night, and proceedings looked just peachy for D.C. United. Responding well since being soundly defeated by the New York Red Bulls three weeks ago, Perry Kitchen had just struck from 20 yards out to put United up 2-0.

D.C. United 1-0 Orlando City SC: Player Ratings

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We show ours, your show yours, and we chat them up.

Coming into the game with Orlando City SC, D.C. United had some attacking options on the bench even if their defensive options were a bit thin. And their last attacking option of the night in Luis Silva provided the touch needed to grab three points and head home as Eastern Conference leaders once again.

D.C. United 1-0 Los Angeles Galaxy: Player Ratings

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Subjectively scoring the Black and Red's Win.

On a day where D.C. United braved the elements and a sudden and unexpected change in plans, it took the heroics of a guy coming back into his form for the Black and Red to come away with the full three points in a 1-0 win over the Los Angeles Galaxy.

The Last Word on New York Red Bulls 2-0 D.C. United: Giving Youth a Chance

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We try to put a bow on the result and wonder if there will be a transition to youth at some point down the road.

There is little denying that D.C. United played like a team missing its three most effective threats from 2014. Additionally, the fact of the matter is that if you are going to rely on a castoff and a guy in his tenth start in 20 months as your main offensive threats, things are going to be a bit rough.

New York Red Bulls 2-0 D.C. United: Player Ratings

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In which we score the Black and Red's second game.

After an effort where D.C. United squeaked past the Montreal Impact two weeks ago, the Black and Red dropped their second game to the New York Red Bulls in a 2-0 loss that was a frustrating one. With that in mind, on to your subjective scores!

D.C. United 1-0 Montreal Impact: Player Ratings

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Reviewing the Black and Red's First Outing.

A note here, as we're going to try and play with a few different things or maybe even try a new thing or two, this being one of those. I don't think we've done this before, and by no means is my opinion definitive on scoring, but hey, let's get all Sketches of Spain and experimental and examine the individual performances from Saturday's D.

Bobby Boswell on MLS's CBA talks as clock winds down starting the 2015 season on time

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Chris Rolfe represented D.C. United at CBA meetings today in Washington, D.C.

With the start of the 2015 MLS season on the horizon, the lack of a new collective bargaining agreement between the players and the league and owners looms large. As such, D.C. United captain Bobby Boswell spoke at lengths after practice on Monday on the current situation between the players and the league.

Chris Rolfe and Bill Hamid star as D.C. United downs FC Dallas to win the ATX Pro Challenge - Recap + Highlights

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A wonderful goal from Rolfe brightened an otherwise drab match as United won itself their first-ever trophy featuring an armadillo that is also a cowboy.

No one would go so far as to call it an eye-catching performance, but D.C. United won the ATX Pro Challenge final by defeating FC Dallas 1-0 today in Austin, TX.

Pontius scores as D.C. United ties Orlando City SC 1-1 in 2015's first preseason match - Recap + Highlights

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Missing several regulars, United took a deserved lead via Chris Pontius, but let up a soft goal in the second half to draw with the expansion Lions.

D.C. United opened the 2015 preseason tonight with 1-1 draw against MLS newcomers Orlando City SC. Chris Pontius gave the Black-and-Red an early lead with a superb diving header, but the Lions would equalize via new signing Carlos Rivas midway through the second half.

D.C. United's positional needs: Center backs

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Our look at United's roster continues with a focus on central defense.

With the MLS draft out of the way, we can get back to talking about D.C. United's roster and where the club needs to add players. In the distant past we took a look at United's goalkeeping situation; today, we focus on the center backs.

The Popie Award, for D.C. United's best defender

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In a season with vastly improved defending, who was the best of the year?

Unlike last year, the field for the Popie Award, given to D.C. United's best defender of the year, is stacked. Named after Eddie Pope, of D.C. United and US men's national team fame, it has been previously given out to Bill Hamid, Brandon McDonald, Dejan Jakovic, Julius James, and Bryan Namoff.

The Bobby Award: Pick D.C. United's most improved player

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It is time to pick D.C. United's most improved player of the year, and the competition is fierce.

The Benny Awards continue ever onward, and to day its time to give the Bobby Award, given to the team's most improved player. It's named for once and current D.C. United defender Bobby Boswell, who went from an undrafted rookie to Defender Of The Year in just a two-year stretch.

D.C. United Season Review: Dave Kasper

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The General Manager of D.C. United gets a look at his year...and more.

During a 2013 season where things were simply dreadful, coach Ben Olsen and general manager Dave Kasper decided that they simply wanted to get back to basics, go cheap(er) and young(ish), along with a mix of Major League Soccer castoffs.

D.C. United and Stage 1 of the MLS Re-Entry Draft: Three players the Black-and-Red could be interested in

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There's no use pretending that United is likely to select someone today, but there are a handful of players that would make sense for the 2015 roster.

Let's be blunt: This year's Re-Entry Draft is not nearly as important for D.C. United as it was at this time last year, where it was the beginning of the Black-and-Red's roster rebuild.

D.C. United Season Review: Defender Jeff Parke

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On this latest installment of Black & Red United's Season Review, we look at defender Jeff Parke.

Veteran center back Jeff Parke was brought to D.C. United this season in part to serve as the final piece of a completely retooled defensive back line. Acquired from the Philadelphia Union a week before this year's MLS Superdraft in exchange for Ethan White and the top spot in the allocation order, Parke was a proven MLS defender in his years with Philadelphia and the Seattle Sounders.

D.C. United's Bill Hamid and Bobby Boswell named to MLS Best XI

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Voters recognized United's elite defense today with Best Eleven nods for Hamid and Boswell.

Over the past few years, MLS's end-of-season awards seemed to have a sort of allergy to D.C. United, with a somewhat lengthy list of snubs stacking up. It's safe to say today has altered that trend. Hours after Ben Olsen was named Coach of the Year by a healthy margin, MLS announced that goalkeeper Bill Hamid and center back Bobby Boswell were among the league's Best XI.

Winners of 2014 MLS Talk Awards Announced; Best Players, Podcasts, Blogs and More Recognized

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After two weeks of votingfrom more than 5,000 soccer fans, the winners of the 2014 MLS Talk Awardshave now been decided.

The inaugural MLS Talk Awards recognizes the best of the 2014 MLS season — everything from the blogs, podcasts and radio shows that fuel discussion about the league, to the best players, coaches and more.

Winners of 2014 MLS Talk Awards Announced; Best Players, Podcasts, Blogs and More Recognized

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After two weeks of votingfrom more than 5,000 soccer fans, the winners of the 2014 MLS Talk Awardshave now been decided.

The inaugural MLS Talk Awards recognizes the best of the 2014 MLS season — everything from the blogs, podcasts and radio shows that fuel discussion about the league, to the best players, coaches and more.

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.

FIFA

Union bits, Trusty, training compensation update, more

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News bits for Tuesday.

Union bits, CBA talks continue, more news

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Union confirm Berry loan, sign Catic. CBA talks continue in Washington DC. More news.

Camp is open, preseason focus, signings are coming, national teams news, more

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Jim Curtin on his focus as preseason training begins, assures fans signings are coming. Steffen comes up big as US U-20s qualify for World Cup. USMNT roster for Chile and Panama friendlies announced. More.

More Valdes rumors and other Union bits, CBA update, more news

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Latest Valdes rumors. Can the Union take advantage of "hideous" Philly sports scene? CBA negotiations update. US U-20s face El Salvador on Saturday to qualify for World Cup. FIFA loses more sponsors. More.

Fabian Espindola

United rout Fire and jump back into 2nd place in the Eastern Conference

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Chris Pontius (pictured saluting the United faithful after the match) scored the first goal to lead D.C. United to a 4-0 romp over the Chicago Fire.

Sean Franklin welcomes former team back to town as LA Galaxy hit RFK

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The 2008 MLS Rookie of the Year spent his first six seasons with the LA Galaxy

Following the disastrous 2013 MLS campaign, D.C. United were in desperate need of help all over the field. Known for drafting well, United don't have quite the same penchant for finding capable starters in MLS from foreign leagues.

Travis Worra

Fantasy Focus: Fit Finlay

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The Union went down for the three count.

After scoring 72 points this round, Seoul Train was the league leader. The leading scorer was captain Kei Kamara (CLB, $8.6), whose goal and assist led to 22 points. Kamara's teammate, Ethan Finlay (CLB, $8.3) scored 16 points on two goals and an assist, and Benny Feilhaber (SKC, $9.

D.C. United holds off shorthanded Whitecaps for first-ever win in Vancouver

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Chris Rolfe (pictured) grabs the game-winning goal for United in their first-ever win in British Columbia

The Rest

Tuesday Freedom Kicks: Jermaine Jones is Joey from Friends

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CBA stuff getting real, Gyasi Zardes making an impression, and soccer moms, but not what you think.

Full disclosure, I almost forgot it was my turn for the Kicks of Freedom, which means I have a short list for you guys today. Go nuts in the comments with everything I missed.

Bobby Boswell, Chris Rolfe speak on MLS CBA talks: "We will strike over free agency" — Soccer Wire
Shit's real, as they say.

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.