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D.C. United

Blerim Dzemaili stars as D.C. United falls 2-0 to the Montreal Impact

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The Swiss Designated Player produced a goal and an assist for the highlight reel as United were frustrated in Quebec

Despite taking 19 shots and posting a season-high 83% passing accuracy, D.C. United were defeated 2-0 by the Montreal Impact tonight at Stade Saputo. Swiss Designated Player Blerim Dzemaili, in a man of the match performance, produced a goal of the year candidate in the 21st minute to put his side ahead, and then produced a glorious pass to set up Chris Duvall for a second two minutes later.

D.C. United survive Christos FC scare, move on in US Open Cup

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Christos took a first half lead but D.C. came back to win.

D.C. United had an early scare against Christos FC in the US Open Cup, but the Black-and-Red eventually did enough to get past the amateur side to move on to the Round of 16. Mamadou Kansaye gave Christos the first half lead with a wonderful free kick, but his effort was canceled out by Julian Buescher in the first half.

D.C. United versus LA Galaxy lineup: Luciano Acosta and Ian Harkes together again

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At home, Ben Olsen will reunite his young central midfield

After a midweek performance that was better than the scoreline indicated, United have to play their third game in 8 days when they take on the LA Galaxy at RFK Stadium tomorrow. Ben Olsen will have to try and find a way to get points over an up-and-down Galaxy team that is currently playing well, and has to do so playing their third game in 8 days.

Mal Pugh madness, D.C. United vs. Chicago Fire, and more: Freedom Kicks for 5/19/2017

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Friday night MLS is on tap, plus results from the Liga MX semifinals

It's a huge weekend for soccer around these parts. D.C. United desperately needs a win of any sort (but especially a win where they look like, you know, a coherent soccer team), while the Washington Spirit are virtually certain to give Mallory Pugh her debut (and could also use a win given that last week's loss dropped them into last place).

Chris Korb makes the difference in Richmond Kickers 1-1 draw

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The D.C. United veteran nabbed an assist in his first game back

The Richmond Kickers were able to hold on and earn a point at City Stadium Saturday night. Facing off against a stout FC Cincinnati squad, an early Richmond goal was matched in the second half by the visiting team, leaving the Kickers at 2-4-1 on the season.

Chris Korb rejoins D.C. United

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The defender had been out on contract since the end of the 2016 season

Chris Korb's return from injury has been a long time coming, but he took one step closer on Thursday, as D.C. United announced that the defender had re-signed a multiple year deal with the team. Korb had been out on contract since this past winter, with the Black-and-Red choosing not to pick up his option for the 2017 season.

D.C. United 2016 Countdown: 22 days - What's in Chris Korb's future?

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We try to figure out what the minimally shin-guarded defender will have in front of him when he returns.

The last time D.C. United defender Chris Korb saw action on an MLS field, he and New York City FC's Angelino were battling for a ball when Korb torn his ACL, ending his season. Korb is slowly returning and recovering from injury (he has been out at a couple of team events in the offseason), but at last check it remains to be seen whether the injury he suffered in August will either make him miss the start of the 2016 season or not.

The Bobby Award: Pick D.C. United's most improved player

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D.C. United has plenty of young players who improved this year.

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: Chris Korb

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Our next review is on the dependable fullback whose season was cruelly cut short by injury.

I did the Chris Korb B&RU season review last year. And this year is much harder to do.

The reason being is that The Korb, as he's endearingly called 'round these parts, spent the last few months injured on the bench, or sometimes in a rally car.

D.C. United trades Chris Pontius for Lamar Neagle in three team deal

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In long-rumored moves, D.C. United has officially traded Chris Pontius for Lamar Neagle in a three team deal

In a move that was previewed last week, D.C. United has now officially traded Chris Pontius to the Philadelphia Union while also trading for Lamar Neagle from the Seattle Sounders.

D.C. United announces contract options and departing players

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D.C. United has announced the first round of roster moves, including who on the current roster will be back in 2016.

D.C. United waited until the very last moment to release their list of re-signed and departing players, with the league deadline set at tonight. Until will still have a chance to negotiate with these players up until the eve of the re-entry draft, stage one, which will take place this Friday.

D.C. United 1-0 Montreal Impact: The GIFs (Special Edition)

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In which this has a bit of a angle to it.

After two games where they gave up six goals (despite scoring nine and winning both), D.C. United had a reboot of sorts, going back to defensive basics. Which meant, absorbing a lot of shots and taking advantage of a defensive error to a 1-0 D.C. win over the Montreal Impact, extending their win streak to three.

D.C. United 2-1 Columbus Crew: Player Ratings

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Bring on the numbering system!

D.C. United faced a Columbus Crew SC team who was firing on all cylinders offensively and was unbeaten in their last four. D.C. however, was unbeaten in their last five and played the better part on this night, beating the Crew 2-0 and staying in first in the East.

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.

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!

Miguel Aguilar already stepping in to make mark in United's lineup

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The former San Francisco Don has already carved a niche out with the Black-and-Red

Chris Pontius. Perry Kitchen. Nick DeLeon. Steve Birnbaum. Not only some of the more recognizable names on D.C. United's roster, the quartet that started the 2015 MLS season opening game against Montreal all have another thing in common: drafted in the first round of the MLS SuperDraft by the Black-and-Red.

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.

D.C. United 2015 Preaseason Minutes & Positions Tracker v2.0

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Now that the first phase of preseason is behind us, let's see who Ben Olsen is running out at which positions.

Who's ready for another Preseason Minutes & Positions Tracker update? (For those of you who missed the first iteration of this year's Tracker, this is where we check in on who Ben Olsen is running out at which positions and for how long to get an idea on how D.

Countdown to Soccer: 22 Days - Let's talk about the fullback situation at D.C. United

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Fullback play is arguably the defining tactical aspect of the current phase of soccer history. So how does DCU stack up at the position heading into 2015?

Conveniently, just a couple days after he emerged as the most likely contender to succeed Lewis Neal as The Standard, we've reached 22 days, the number of one Mr.

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.

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.

D.C. United Season Review: Taylor Kemp

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In this latest edition of Black & Red United's Season Review, we discuss 2nd-year defender Taylor Kemp.

Taylor Kemp started out as one of those players that was a tweener between being with the Richmond Kickers full time and consistently being a part of D.C. United's 18-man roster on matchdays.

Filibuster podcast episode 104: Montreal Impact and MLS Playoffs

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What's on tap: Goose Island Pepe Nero, Ben's bourbon concoction, apple cider and rye

The Filibuster crew are back and rounding into playoff form, getting ready for D.C. United's run towards MLS Cup. We start by talking about the 1-1 draw against the Montreal Impact, including talking about Marco di Vaio's last goal in Major League Soccer, Eddie Johnson's great hold up play, and Nick DeLeon's play from the wing.

D.C. United versus Tauro FC lineup: Last game of the Concacaf Champions League group stage

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The kids will come out and play for D.C. United's last ConcaChamps group stage match against Tauro FC.

D.C. United takes on Tauro FC tomorrow night in Panama in the last game of the group stage of the Concacaf Champions League. A win for the team would make it likely that they would be one of the four seeded teams, which is usually a ticket to avoiding teams from Mexico in the first round; however, in a twist of fate only one Mexican team is currently on track to get a seeded position.

Silva scores 11th goal of the season to lead D.C. United over Union

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Photo by Mike Dinovo/USA Today Sports

By RYAN TOLMICH

Luis Silva's 10th-minute finish continued D.C. United's dominance atop the Eastern Conference while also striking a major blow to the playoff hopes of the Philadelphia Union.

D.C. United topped the visiting Union on Saturday, 1-0, via Silva's strike, which increased the team'slead atop the Eastern Conference to six points.

D.C. United versus Chicago Fire lineup preview: Chris Pontius returns to the starting lineup

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D.C. United will be without Fabian Espindola, but the Party Boy will step in.

D.C. United will take on the Chicago Fire this weekend without the services of Fabian Espindola, whose ridiculous red card was upheld. United play the Fire twice in this last part of the season, and can hopefully turn those games into East-sealing points.

Friday Freedom Kicks: DCU, MLS, and Sundry Soccer Links for 19 September 2014

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Pontius, EJ, The Korb, Magic Headband - in that order - reboarding the ship, just in time for the climax in this 2014 movie.

Arrrrgh, maties. Today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day.

So batten down ye hatches. Shiver me timbers. 'Tis time for your Friday freedom kicks, ya scallywags!

D.C. United versus Colorado Rapids lineup: Who is going to play left back?

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With Chris Korb out, will Taylor Kemp start on Sunday?

When D.C. United takes on the Colorado Rapids this Sunday, they will do so without the services of left back Chris Korb. The most obvious replacement for Chris Korb, and also the most likely replacement, is Taylor Kemp. Kemp started against the Houston Dynamo and was not very good; however, he has started less than 7 games at left back in his entire MLS career.

Hamstring strain puts D.C. United defender Chris Korb out for a month

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D.C. United had been relatively healthy throughout the spring and early summer, but the injury bug is back with a vengeance now. Defender Chris Korb will miss a month after injuring his hamstring.

When it rains, it pours. D.C. United's 2014 has been a season mostly free of injury, but the past couple of weeks have been vicious on that front.

D.C. United versus Real Salt Lake lineups: Struggling through missing players

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With both teams battling injuries, who will start for D.C. United against Real Salt Lake?

Despite some D.C. United players being in action tonight (more on that later), the next game that D.C. United plays as a full team will be this Saturday, when they travel to Utah to take on Real Salt Lake.

D.C. United versus Toronto FC lineups: The prelude to the rotation

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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.

Filibuster podcast episode 89: Chivas USA, USMNT returning stars, and MLS news roundup

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On tap: Old Forester Bourbon, Benchmark Manhattan, Sun King Scottish Ale

The Filibuster crew is basking in the glory of D.C. United's 3-1 win over Chivas USA, and so we are here to break it down for you. We talk about Eddie Johnson's performance, Perry Kitchen's team of the week level performance, Chris Korb's crosses, Bill Hamid the All-Star, Steve Birnbaum, and much more.

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

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It is awards season around B&RU, and we start off with the award for the team's most underrated player.

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.

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.

Philadelphia Union

All hail Maidana, the blame for Union’s culture problem, more news

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Maidana named to multiple Team of the Week lists. Smallwood on the blame for the Union's culture of blowing it. More news/

Terrible start, Fantastic finish as D.C. United top Philadelphia at RFK

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Alvaro Saborio marked his debut with United with the opening goal of a stunning 3-2 come-from-behind win at sticky RFK Stadium in front of a season-high 19,125 fans. The victory pushed The Black-and-Red's lead in the Eastern Conference to seven points over second place Columbus. Photo: Martin Fernandez

Early Silva goal holds up; Lead extended to six points in the East

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Luis Silva's 10th-minute goal held up as D.C. United fought off a valiant effort from the Philadelphia Union in their 1-0 victory this afternoon at sun-splashed RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. in front of 19, 478 fans. United (15-9-6, 51 points), playing at home for only the second time all month, extended their lead atop [.

Conor Doyle

Filibuster podcast episode 122: A hair commercial come to life

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On tap tonight: Trader Joe's Three Buck Chuck, Chateau Ste. Michel Chardonnay, Goose Island Sophie, and a colonial Rattle-Skull

A new Filibuster is ready to be heard by you! No, we don't record the whole episode in the passive voice, but we sure do try. Ben, Adam, Jason, and Leanne are back to talk about the two most recent D.

D.C. United releases Protected List, EJ NOT on it

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Who are the Lucky (non-exempted) 11?

Perthe team, the list of protected players for Wednesday's Expansion Draft where :

Steve Birnbaum

Bobby Boswell

Nick DeLeon

Fabian Espindola

Sean Franklin

Bill Hamid

Taylor Kemp

Perry Kitchen

Chris Pontius

Chris Rolfe

Luis Silva

So by (admittedly hasty) process of elimination,Orlando City SC and NYCFC can choose from the following under contract players:

Davy Arnaud

Conor Doyle

Andrew Driver

Andrew Dykstra

Jared Jeffrey

Eddie Johnson

Chris Korb

Thomas McNamara

Lewis Neal

Kofi Opare

This obviously does not include homegrown players Collin Martin, Jalen Robinson or Michael Seaton, and with David Estrada being extended a offer (not to mention being on the supplemental roster), D.

The Rest

D.C. United Season Review: Chris Korb

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We continue our season review with outside back Chris Korb.

Chris Korb is known for three things.

First, he apparently doesn't wear shin guards. He keeps his socks slouched down around his ankles, exposing his shins to the elements.

Second, he is a workhorse. He doesn't give up, which was an especially valuable attribute during the basement-dwelling 2013 season.