Bobby Boswell

D.C. United

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
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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
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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.

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.

Chris Rolfe

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

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.

Sepp Blatter

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.

The Rest

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.

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.

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.

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.