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.
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.
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.
D.C. United is trying to improve, parking costs, multiple Champions Leagues, Iditarod, and the chance to see a sensational movie for free. I know it's beautiful out - or at least, it will be until everything goes to hell later tonight - but for freedom's sake you should read these links.
Today's edition of Freedom Kicks looks at a few D.
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.
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 New England Revolutionkick of their MLS campaign this weekend in Houston, where the perennially potent Dynamo await. The match is set to take place on Saturday at 8:30 pm EST at BBVA Compass Stadium.
The hosts, who lost to the eventual MLS Cup winners Sporting Kansas City last season in the Conference finals, are hoping to return to theMLS Cup Finalby the end of the season after missing out on last year's championshipmatchfor the first time in three years.
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.
Fabian Espindola's (tying goal) and Perry Kitchen's go-ahead score were not enough for United to secure 3 points at RFK. A late equalizer by the Fire's Quincy Amerikwa leveled the match at 2-2 and spoiled the party for the announced crowd of 9,445 fans, the smallest league crowd at RFK in over five years.
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 [.
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.
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.