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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 [.