Up to a foot of snow forecast in Colorado for Saturday's game. Union v Rapids previews. Ruiz on why he left Philly. New assistant coach at Reading United. Vineland's Loyden out with broken hand. More news.
Hundreds of UNion fans turn out at Xfinity Live! for meet the team/jersey unveiling. Brazilian midfielder on trial with the Union. Roster rules released. Garber to speak via YouTube tonight. US qualifies for U-20 World Cup. More news.
Hundreds turn out to meet the Union and see the club's new jersey be unveiled. Also, Brazilian midfielder on trial with the Union, roster rules released, Garber to speak via YouTube, US tops Canada, qualifies for U-20 World Cup, and more news.
John Hackworth on recent preseason roster cuts, sees Harrisburg as landing spot for Richards and Schoenle, confident in left back depth. Chivas USA coach wants the Farfans. Whitecaps sign Nigel Reo-Coker. US U-20s in action tonight. More news.
To say that D.C. United's acquisition of Carlos Ruiz has inspired strong reactions from the Black-and-Red fanbase would be understatement. A commenter pointed out - and I think this may be right - that our collective reaction has to be one of the most negative backlashes to a player in MLS history.
While the Carlos Valdes loan deal has not been confirmed by MLS or the Union, Valdes is training with Santa Fe. Parke on the USMNT call-up. Draft news. US Soccer crest still sucks. History bits. Blatter wants to be on the radio. More.
Zach Pfeffer with a goal and assist in US U-18 draw with Canada. Three Swarthmore College students among those injured in last week's attack on Spurs fans in Rome. Skepticism about new women's league. More news.
Just as some fish migrate upstream annually, a certain player is rumored to return to his former home of Philadelphia.
Of all of the possible transfer rumors to develop this offseason, the most unlikely one would always involve Carlos Ruiz. According to multiple people and sites in Guatemala, it may not be so improbable.
Happy Friday, everyone. Sorry there were no Freedom Kicks yesterday, the internet at my house is the worst. Today's edition of Freedom Kicks features a story with a headline about Carlos Ruiz receiving a 'top honor', so you can just start getting angry right now.
Stuck in rut, DC United's Ben Olsen sets simple goal: "Right now, our focus is winning" | Major League Soccer
Yes, because you are the coach of a professional soccer team.
Article by Anders Aarhus It's no secret DC United is desperate for goals. Picked by many as a Supporters Shield and MLS Cup contender before the season, Ben Olsen's team is currently last in the Eastern Conference with four points from six games and only two goals scored.
An uninspiring win to say the least. I'll hold back on loosing with both bores until De Rosario gets back on the field. Indeed, rather than delving into minutiae, let's just have a look at the biggest point I took away from the match, shall we?
Full credit to Pajoy. Despite the obvious handicap of his ridiculous hair, he did manage the only goal of the game.
The most successful club in MLS history made a return to prominence last season, falling just short of the MLS Cup Final. In 2013, D.C. United are looking to take that next step toward adding a fifth star above the badge.
2012 Record: 17W-7T-10L, 58 points, 2nd in the East, 3rd in Supporters' Shield race
Key Losses: Designated players Branko Boskovic and Hamdi Salihi, homegrown midfielder/fullback Andy Najar, center back Emiliano Dudar, striker Maicon Santos
Key Additions: Young DP striker Rafael "Gladiador", Guatemalan national team and MLS veteran striker Carlos Ruiz, central midfielder John Thorrington, fullback James Riley, striker Casey Townsend.
When D.C. United announced yesterday the surprise acquisition of Guatemalan forward Carlos Ruiz, the discussion here quickly turned to a comparison with Charlie Davies.
The comparison is a bit contrived, given that they each arrived in D.C. in very different circumstances - Davies as an immediate fan favorite, returning as a hero to the place that almost took his life and giving us the opportunity to watch him rise from the ashes, and Ruiz as one of the most hated players in MLS history.
Color me both uninspired and unsurprised by the Ruiz acquisition.
I grew up in the same neck of the woods as Ben Olsen, and though I'm a touch older than he is, I know (and am related to) folks who have shared a field with him. They're all pretty consistent in both (a) detesting Ben as an opponent and (b) being ready with an anecdote about how he bent or plain broke the rules in pursuit of winning, even when the game was meaningless.
El Pescadito has officially joined the Black-and-Red, a move that has divided the D.C. fanbase, relegating Lionard Pajoy to the second-most-polarizing figure on the roster. Black & Red United has all the coverage.
When I come home from work, I check all of my various outlets for rumors to see if anything has happened throughout the day.
Twitter is not often the best source of information, but today it has given us the scoop of the year. D.C. United confirmed today that they have acquired Carlos Ruiz, likely on a one year deal for approximately $140,000. The move does not cost United an international spot either, as Ruiz has a green card.
Guess who is back in MLS? ( Photo by Chris Gardner / Getty Images)
I won't go into this one in too much detail Just felt it was worth passing on.
D.C. United has added some fire to their attack today by signing forward Carlos Ruiz. Yep. That Carlos Ruiz. El Pescadito in fact. Ruiz has scored 88 career goals in MLS for FC Dallas, LA Galaxy, Toronto FC and most recently with the Philadelphia Union.
When I come home from work, I check all of my various outlets for rumors to see if anything has happened throughout the day. The weirdest thing that I saw was not the fact that the Seattle Sounders traded for Shalrie Joseph and that they will make him a designated player; no, the weirdest thing that I saw was rumors that Carlos Ruiz, El Pescadito himself, is linked with a move to D.
There might not be a player who received a bigger cheer in tonight's FC Dallas season opener than local product Kenny Cooper. The Dallas Jesuit grad returned to FCD for his second stint in Frisco via a trade on Feb. 4 after being in Germany, England, Portland and New York since his first Dallas stint ended in July 2009.
Join the guys as they look back at United's pre-season and as they look forward to United's 2013 Campaign. They go over all of the roster moves that United has made during the pre-season, including the signing of El Pescadito...
Our first live was was a big success as we broke down all the week's Champions League action, including Barcelona's stunning 2-0 defeat to AC Milan. We discuss Robbie Rogers coming out and retiring from the game, make fun of Carlos Ruiz's return to MLS, cover some headlines and answer listener questions.
Mais um jogo das eliminatórias da Copa do Mundo de 2014, foi realizado no dia 11/09/2012, na cidade de North Sound-ATB, onde jogaram as seleções de Antigua (101º no ranking da FIFA) e a seleção da Guatemala (91º no ranking da FIFA).
The dust has settled, the celebrations are over, and the angst surrounding the U.S. Men's National Team's tougher-than-expected qualification for the Hexagonal has subsided. After a run of lackluster performances, the Americans still finished on top of their group, saving their best performance for last.