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2014 Benny Awards

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All of your information for the 2014 edition of the Benny Awards, Black and Red United's end of year awards extravaganza.

We kick of the 2014 edition of the Benny Awards as we always do, with the Richie Award. It is named named defensive midfielder Richie Williams, whose contributions were often overshadowed by names such as Marco Etcheverry, Raul Diaz Arce, and Jaime Moreno, but who was an important part of those early teams.

Night of Art and Fashion with Ben Olsen

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Last night at Morton Fine Art in Adams Morgan, Ben Olsen unveiled his second annual Night of Art and Fashion to benefit Bread for the City. The turnout was strong, and several members of the Black-and-Red came to show their support, including Bryan Namoff and Clyde Simms. Staff and players mingled with art patrons, fans, and Bread for the City representatives in an effort to raise funds for a noble cause.

United rekindle local derby against Richmond in Open Cup

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Black-and-Red roots run deep with Richmond as quarterfinals place is on the line

Fresh off of a trying 2-0 loss in Columbus, the Black-and-Red will have little time for reflection ahead of two crucial matches this week. The first will take place on Wednesday, June 30 at George Mason University where United is set to host local rivals Richmond Kickers at 7:30 p.

United rekindle local derby against Richmond in Open Cup

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Black-and-Red roots run deep with Richmond as quarterfinals loom

Fresh off of a trying 2-0 loss in Columbus, the Black-and-Red will have little time for reflection ahead of two crucial matches this week. The first will take place on Wednesday, June 30 at George Mason University where United is set to host local rivals Richmond Kickers at 7:30 p.

D.C. United

The Richie Award, for D.C. United's most underrated player of the year

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The voting for the Richie Award, given to D.C. United's most underrated player of the year, is now open!

We kick of the 2014 edition of the Benny Awards as we always do, with the Richie Award. It is named named defensive midfielder Richie Williams, whose contributions were often overshadowed by names such as Marco Etcheverry, Raul Diaz Arce, and Jaime Moreno, but who was an important part of those early teams.

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

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In a year where the defending was particularly bad, can any climb to the top of this dung heap?

Shouldn't you be helping cook the Thanksgiving meal instead of reading a soccer blog? Well, while the turkey is cooking, steal a second or two away from your family to vote for the Popie Award, given D.

The Richie Award, for D.C. United's most underrated player of the year

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We kick off this year's Benny Awards season with the Richie Award, which is given to the most underrated player of the year. It is named named defensive midfielder Richie Williams, whose contributions were often overshadowed by names such as Marco Etcheverry, Raul Diaz Arce, and Jaime Moreno, but who was an important part of those early teams.

The Richie Award: D.C. United's Most Underrated Player

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Every MLS fan knows the names of Dwayne De Rosario and Chris Pontius. They're legitimate superstars. Bill Hamid, Andy Najar, and Perry Kitchen are well on their way too.

None of those players are nominated for this award. This award is for the other guys.

The Richie Award is named after Richie Williams, the central defensive midfielder on those early championship-winning D.

The Lowry Lowdown: The Truth About Injuries

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Sergio Aguero of Manchester City (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

The question is not if you will get an injury as a professional athlete but rather when and just how severe will it be?

The average professional soccer player puts in tens of thousands of hours playing soccer in the streets and parks, on youth teams and as a professional.

D.C. United vs. New York Red Bulls Lineups: Playoff Edition

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Troy Perkins, Bryan Namoff, Bobby Boswell (Devon McTavish, 59), Greg Vanney, Marc Burch (Rod Dyachenko, 41), Ben Olsen, Christian Gomez, Clyde Simms, Fred, Luciano Emilio (Nicholas Addlery, 65), Jaime Moreno. These were the D.C. United starters and substitutes that took on the Chicago Fire five years ago tomorrow in what was, until now, the team's last playoff game.

Report: Namoff suing D.C. United for negligence

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Former D.C. United defender Bryan Namoff had his career end prematurely because of a concussion, and he is reportedly taking legal action against the club for failing to act with the proper care that could have prevented the ongoing medical issues he faces today.

Repeated concussions gives MLS Pause

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Logan's (injury) Run: The Chicago Fire's Logan Pause, seen here in a 2010 file photo, will try to forestall another concussion beginning with Saturday's game in Carson against Chivas USA (AP Photo).

Veteran defender Jimmy Conrad of Chivas USA is the latest local MLS player to miss a string of games because of hard to shake concussion symptoms.

Tuesday’s Round-up

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As the dust settles on the memorable opening night at RFK, D.C. are now preparing to take on the New England Revolution.

Team updates, news, and links below.

The biggest question going into the next match will be how D.C. line-up at the back. After a strong first showing, there will be forced changes for Olsen to deal with.

Namoff on the road to recovery

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United defender chats with CSN's Russ Thaler about battling post-concussion symptoms

In case you missed yesterday's live airing, D.C. United's Bryan Namoff appeared on CSN's SportNet Central with Russ Thaler. In a moving piece, Namoff discusses the severity of his situation dealing with post-concussion symptoms, as the stalwart defender continues his fight to play for the Black-and-Red once again.

Running up that Hill

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D.C. are a long, long way down. What will it take to start climbing back out?

If there was any real hope of D.C. United salvaging some pride from the debacle that was the 2009 season it was lost last season. The word "lost" may be a tad of euphemism here. Two straight heartbreaking defeats after strong performances just adds more grief to the season than we probably thought was possible.

Namoff: Here’s to you, #26

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It's no surprise that Bryan Namoff suspending his playing career received no mention on the ESPN2 telecast of Thursday night's DC United match against Seattle. The fans, however, remembered. They held up "26" signs, representing his number, and there were other signs giving thanks to someone who wasn't a star, but was certainly appreciated greatly, [.

Namoff Suspends Career, Questions on Concussions in MLS

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DC United announced today that right back Bryan Namoff has suspended his playing career and will join the club's front office. This is sad news for United fans; Namoff was a favorite among the faithful, a warrior on the field, and a leader on the team. The reason behind Namoff's step back is undoubtedly related to the concussion he received last September.

Namoff Joins DC's Technical Staff

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DC United has announced that defender Bryan Namoff has "suspended his playing career" to join the club's technical staff. Namoff will assist with scouting, youth development and camp programming and "will also assist the front office in other business development opportunities." Namoff has one cap with the United States National Team, playing in the 3-1 win over Denmark on January 20th.

Red Bulls Preview: Sizing Up DC United

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With a few notable exceptions, the story of the DC United-MetroStars/Red Bull rivalry has been one-sided. Since 1996, DC have generally curb stomped New York home and away. Michael Lewis lays out the whole ugly history at Big Apple Soccer. But, as Lewis notes, it's not just futility against DC that the Red Bulls will be fighting when they voyage inside the Beltway this weekend - they will also be trying to bury an amazing 20 game winless streak against Eastern Conference opponents away from home.

What Has Gone Wrong with DC United? : League Staple in the Cellar

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The question "What's going on in DC?" has become a recurring one among the fan circles of Major League Soccer. It's a question that seems to be important to any fan of the game in this country. Whether it be rabidly passionate supporters from the DC, Maryland and Virginia area or just general MLS enthusiasts .

The Tortoise & the Hare: United and their Academy

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Choose any negative adjective and it'd likely describe the first four games of D.C. United's season: abhorrent, lackluster, abysmal. United, racked by injuries, currently sit at the foot of the Eastern Conference with zero points and a disturbing -9 goal differential, whose only close game was against expansion team the Philadelphia Union in which they scored their only two goals of the young season.

Pontius, Jakovic Add To United's Injury Woes

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Thought things couldn't get much worse for D.C. United after dropping their fourth straight game to start the 2010 season? Think again... the club announced on Monday that forward Chris Pontius and defender Dejan Jakovic will both by sidelined for at least a month with injuries picked up in their 2-0 loss to Chicago this past Saturday.

Quote of the week

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"A lot of things went wrong in one evening." DC United head coach Curt Onalfo's reaction to his team's 4-0 opening night loss at the Kansas City Wizards.

DC United got some more bad news Monday, when it was revealed that defensive midfielder Clyde Simms, who had been moonlighting at right back in Bryan Namoff's absence, would miss 4-6 weeks with a hamstring strain.

Distribution, defending lacking in disappointing opener for United

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If DC United's 4-0 loss at Kansas City to start the 2010 season is any indication, it's going to be a long, long season. Yes, United was without Bryan Namoff, Devon McTavish, Marc Burch and Juan Pena – and later Clyde Simms to injury – but still, to give up four goals to a less-than-stellar Kansas [.

SBI MLS Team Previews: D.C. United

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With a bevy of new players and a new coaching regime, D.C. United will aim to return to the playoffs for the first time since 2007.

Former DCU player and assistant, Curt Onalfo, took over for former coach Tom Soehn in the offseason and inherited a team with quite a few holes after the departure of a number of roster stalwarts.

2010 MLS Preview: DC United

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The Side: DC United is without a doubt the most successful squad in MLS history. After all, they have won two US Open Cups, four MLS Cups, four Supporters Shields, seven Eastern Conference Championships and one CONCACAF Champions Cup.

Roster updates

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As pre-season approaches, United fans are certainly beginning to wonder which players will make up the 2010 squad. We sat down with General Manager Dave Kasper to get some updates.

Goalkeepers: Troy Perkins: Recently re-acquired from Norway and under contract. Bill Hamid: Signed from the D.

DC United 2009 expansion protection list

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With MLS Cup 2009 now behind us, the league turns immediately to 2010. While congratulations are due to Real Salt Lake, with a nod in particular to two of my favorite non-DC players Nick Rimando and Kyle Beckerman, the celebration won't last long for that club, because they are likely to be losing a player just three days later.

The List is Life Reprise

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United's protected list for the expansion draft is out (via BTB): Marc Burch, Fred, Dejan Jakovic, Julius James, Jaime Moreno, Bryan Namoff, Chris Pontius, Santino Quaranta, Clyde Simms, Danny Szetela, Rodney Wallace Looks pretty similar to the list...

RIVER OR LIFE: Defenders

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Continuing the series where we vote "River" for players that we want to see DC United cast away and we vote "Life" for players that we hope will return, let's take a look now at DCU's defenders. I have a feeling this group will prove more interesting than the defensive midfielders, who received mostly favorable ratings.

Expansion Draft List: DC United

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Luciano Emilio and DC United have a lot of question marks. (Getty Images)

The 2009 expansion draft is only a week and a half away here. Today we move forward in our look at each club's potential protection lists with DC United. The Black-and-Red are still without a head coach so don't be shocked if somethings here could change depending on who takes over this club.

US Men's National Team

“A cruel game”: Quotes & reaction from gutting loss to the Crew, more news

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Hackworth says playoff hunt is over. McInerney says he's not "that target striker." Valdes injury to be evaluated. Donovan, Dempsey, and Bradley could all be unavailable for WC qualifiers against Jamaica. Champions League draw this morning. More news.

Instant Reliance

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What lineup will Jurgen Klinsmann use tonight in his USMNT debut against Mexico?
We'll all have to wait and see of course, and another thing we'll have to wait and see about is what players Klinsmann will rely heavily on during his time as US coach.
Might those players be on the field tonight against Mexico?

Instant Reliance

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What lineup will Jurgen Klinsmann use tonight in his USMNT debut against Mexico?
We'll all have to wait and see of course, and another thing we'll have to wait and see about is what players Klinsmann will rely heavily on during his time as US coach.
Might those players be on the field tonight against Mexico?

Seattle Sounders

Some News for Thu Jul 15, 2010

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THIERRY HENRY

NYRB introduced their new player today. It was not nearly the circus the Beckman intro was, and I suspect Henry will not cause nearly the turmoil in his team either, while on the other hand being successful much quicker.













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Rob Hughes of the New York Times on Thierry Henry's potential impact in America.

Countdown to Kickoff

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Recapping all of today's roster madness ahead of the Seattle match

In case you haven't heard, there are a few things going on around the League today. Aside from all of the commotion occurring in New Jersey, there could be two designated players on display tonight at RFK Stadium.

Countdown to kickoff

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Recapping all of today's roster madness ahead of the Seattle match

In case you haven't heard, there are a few things going on around the League today. Aside from all of the commotion occurring in New Jersey, there could be two designated players on display tonight at RFK Stadium.

The Rest

USA back on track, Hack on youth, Hillsborough report, more

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Gomez puts US back on track. Marcus Tracy, training with Union, signed by MLS. Hack on Union youth. Independent Hillsborough Disaster report released, Brit PM apologizes for failures and coverup. More news.

Unleashed No More

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The fraternity of right fullbacks (badge? A black, no-frills boot connecting with a fancy-dan winger's ankle just above some garish neon footwear...of course) salutes one of our own...