Bobby Boswell

D.C. United

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

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.

MLS Fantasy Focus: Deja Deuce

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There goes that man again...

For the second consecutive week, #USMNT is the scoring leader this round, with a total of 79 points. Clint Dempsey (SEA, $10.2) was the captain, and he scored two goals and assisted an own goal on the way to 28 points. Kyle Beckerman (RSL, $9.9) followed with a goal and 10 points, while Maurice Edu (PHI, $9.

Freedom Kicks: D.C. United, MLS and soccer links for Tuesday 15 April 2014 - OMG IT'S TAX DAY

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Stadium struggles in cities that aren't DC, credit where it's due, and a new front-runner in the League's Biggest Douche race. Here is your morning dose of freedom, soccer style.

Here at B&RU, we like to make sure we provide good public service, and in that vein I'd like to remind everybody to file your tax returns if you're the procrastinating type that hasn't already done so.

Freedom Kicks - D.C. United, MLS and soccer links for 11 April 2014: The One Percenters

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On tap in today's Freedom Kicks: a video chat with Bobby Boswell and Dax McCarty, a preview of the Washington Spirit, a bump for USMNT, the highest earning MLS players, and so much more.

Stop staring at the cherry blossoms for five minutes, and get your Freedom Kicks. You're blocking traffic.

New York Red Bulls

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.

GAME THREAD: Philadelphia Union vs. Houston Dynamo

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After a mid-week disappointing loss to New York Red Bulls, the Philadelphia Union play host to another team off to a disappointing start, Houston Dynamo.

UNION GAME #8
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PPL Park, Chester, PA
April 19, 2014
4:00 PM ET
TCN - JP Dellacamera and Peter Pappas
Know Thy Enemy: Dynamo Theory
Starting XI
Sebastien Le Toux, Danny Mwanga Forward Brian Ching, Calen Carr
Michael Farfan, Brian Carroll, Stefani Miglioranzi, Justin Mapp Midfield Danny Cruz, Adam Moffat, Luiz Camargo, Brad Davis
Sheanon Williams, Danny Califf, Carlos Valdes, Gabriel Farfan Defense Andre Hainault, Bobby Boswell, Geoff Cameron, Corey Ashe
Faryd Mondragon Goalkeeper Tally Hall
Zac MacMath, Roger Torres, Freddy Adu, Kyle Nakazawa, Amobi Okugo, Jack McInerney, Morgan Langley Bench Je-Vaughn Watson, Will Bruin, Carlo Costly, Colin Clark, Hunter Freeman, Jermaine Taylor, Tyler Deric
Stats (Explained Here)
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Filibuster podcast episode 76: You donated just enough to not boil my flesh and bones

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On tap tonight: Gin and Red Bull, Stella Artois, Resurrection Ale

D.C. United are on a two game winning streak, and your favorite podcast is back to talk about that and more. We start with a review of the game against the New York Red Bulls, talking about the Jeff Parke and Bobby Boswell bunkering in after the goal, Andrew Dykstra and his experience in Richmond helping him this season, Eddie Johnson's scoring woes and if they matter, and how Chris Rolfe has looked so far.

Early goal just enough as United hang on for 1-0 win over Red Bull

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Davy Arnaud's (8) 4th-minute goal stood up to give DC United their second consecutive win of the year over bitter rivals Red Bull New York. Photo: Martin Fernandez.

Bradley Wright-Phillips

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.

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.

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 Best of Both Worlds - 2014 FBM Beer-view: Houston Dynamo

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With Major League Soccer and the rest of American soccer kicking off in just over a week we've curated an impressive list of players, personalities, broadcasters, front office folk, and fans to have them tell us (and you) about their upcoming 2014 season.

And, of course, pair their hopes and dreams for this season with a tasty local brew.

The Rest

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.

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 [.