Chris Rolfe

Major League Soccer

MLS Ticker: Chris Rolfe, Justin Mapp retire; Galaxy appoint Kurt Schmid and more

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After being away from the pitch for 18 months due to a suffered concussion, Chris Rolfe has called time on his 14-year career.

Rolfe, 34, last played for D.C. United, but spent the majority of his career with the Chicago Fire which he appeared for 178 and scored 48 goals.

The forward made 10 apperances for the U.

Filibuster podcast episode 215: Seasons and why they influence my drink

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The MLS season is almost over

The Filibuster crew is back to talk about all things soccer. Jason, Adam, and Ben kick off the show talking about the MLS Cup Final this weekend, and we break down how Toronto FC got here after talking Seattle last week. We discuss each team's defense, which will be facing imposing offenses, and we talk about who will be the difference maker for each team.

MLS Ticker: Manneh, Rolfe, Thiam, Ribeiro and more

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Two MLS forwards have been issued suspensions by the Disciplinary Committee, while the Chicago Fire have finalized all the steps necessary to add a new player.

MLS announced on Wednesday that Vancouver Whitecaps forward Kekuta Manneh has been fined and suspended one game for a dangerous foul on NYCFC midfielder Federico Bravo.

D.C. United

Chris Rolfe retires, USWNT vs. Canada, 2018 World Cup qualifiers, and more: Freedom Kicks for 11/10/2017

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A statue for Christian Gomez, and a tale of incredible 90s nerdery

Colder weather, after being locked out for several weeks, has kicked in our door and is throwing snowballs at us. It's time for hearty meals and high gravity beer, and for me it means it's time for some sort of major computer problem.

Engine Company: Who The F#*k is D.C. United? – Answered

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To experience the joys of supporter cultureby-proxy OTFcontributor Jacob Peters provides us some backgroundon Fire history, rivalries, and some footnotes onhow to effectively criticize, troll, and generally enjoy Fire games. Next up,Saturday's awaymatch-up against D.

Engine Company: Who The F#*k is D.C. United? – Answered

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To experience the joys of supporter cultureby-proxy OTFcontributor Jacob Peters provides us some backgroundon Fire history, rivalries, and some footnotes onhow to effectively criticize, troll, and generally enjoy Fire games. Next up,Saturday's awaymatch-up against D.

D.C. United season review: Chris Rolfe

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We look at the attacker and hope he's progressing, above all else.

2015 was a good one for D.C. United's Chris Rolfe. Coming over from the Chicago Fire for allocation money, he led the team in goals scored with 10, a personal best for Rolfe, to go with similar bests in starts (30), minutes played (2455) and near bests in shots (64) and shots on goal (29).

D.C. United versus New York Red Bulls lineup: Putting the puzzle together

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Fabi and Lucho get another chance to find magic

Injuries continue to dominate the talk of D.C. United's lineup, with Fabian Espindola and Bill Hamid coming back to full fitness just as Chris Rolfe is out for an indefinite amount of time with a concussion. Ben Olsen has to continue to juggle his lineup to find a group that will work with the injuries and poor performances that have come so far.

D.C. United vs. New York City FC player ratings

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We examine the Black-and-Red's night through the wonders of subjective numbers.

D.C. United came into Sunday night with Chris Rolfe added to the injury report next to Fabian Espindola, though in theory, facing a New York City FC defense that has a few holes in it, the probability for some goals should have been certain.

Chris Rolfe suspended against New York City FC

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D.C. United will have to take on New York City FC with one less option

In a move that is not too surprising, the MLS Disciplinary Committee has suspended D.C. United attacker Chris Rolfe for one game. In the 45th minute, Rolfe lunged out for a tackle that earned him a yellow card, with his studs going into the back of Nick LaBrocca's calf.

D.C. United versus Chicago Fire lineup: Will Luciano Acosta start?

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Will Lucho get back into the starting XI against Chicago?

Coming off their second win of the season, D.C. United will travel to Chicago this weekend to try and start a streak against the Fire. United will have to do so without their highest paid player, Fabian Espindola, who injured himself taking a long-range shot last week.

David Beckham, Chris Rolfe, and Patrick Nyarko: Freedom Kicks for 28 April 2016

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Beckham's road to a Miami team keeps hilariously fumbling.

It is a rainy morning here in Richmond, but just like the post office, Black & Red United are here for you despite the weather. On to the links!

Chris Rolfe leading the charge for D.C. United against Chicago | WJLA: D.C.

D.C. United finds promising pairing in Saborio-Acosta

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Eight weeks into the MLS season, and Luciano Acosta has finally found a partner he works well with.

Alvaro Saborio has been paired with Acosta off the bench for D.C. United in recent weeks, and the partnership has worked wonders thus far. In the past three weeks, DCU has scored seven goals, with four of them coming from either the Costa Rican forward or Boca Juniors loanee in the second half of play.

D.C. United 1-1 Colorado Rapids: The GIFs

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Some minor moments of marvel.

So people liked all the shots in the first D.C. United game against the LA Galaxy, then when they didn't shoot as much last week against the New England Revolution, the cries of a return to Bennyball could be heard far and wide. They scored one more goal than last week, and shot more than twice as much in their 1-1 draw with the Colorado Rapids, so goodness knows what the narrative will be like this week.

Julian Buescher's wonder goal provides rare bright spot for D.C. United in Queretaro loss

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The rookie introduced himself to fans at RFK with a golazo last night.

Over the course of two legs in the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals, D.C. United did not have much luck against Queretaro F.C. Whether it was Tiago Volpi standing on his head in the first leg and then saving Chris Rolfe's penalty in the second leg, or the woodwork denying Steve Birnbaum and Taylor Kemp in Mexico, United seemed destined to finish their CCL adventure without a goal as the game wound down last night.

D.C. United vs. Philadelphia Union live stream 2016: Game time, TV schedule and how to watch online

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D.C. United has the primary tune-up for the Concacaf Champions League today against the Philadelphia Union

D.C. United faces their first MLS competition this preseason, taking on their old friends from the Philadelphia Union. Matches between these two teams, even during the preseason, can be hot, so expect Ben Olsen to roll out his starters for the beginning of the game and look for the pace to be frenetic.

D.C. United 2016 Countdown - 18 days: Chris Rolfe has to be on the field, but where?

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Will United's best field player dictate United's tactics this year?

Chris Rolfe was D.C. United's best field player in 2015, and it wasn't really particularly close. The headbanded one (well, sadly, the formerly headbanded one) scored 10 goals and assisted on 4 more last season, and the year ended with nearly every reader of B&RU calling for his return in 2016.

The Esky Award, for the D.C. United fan favorite

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D.C. United's fan favorite is on the block today: who do you have?

The Esky Award is named for Alecko Eskandarian, former D.C. United forward whose career was cut short due to concussions. Eskandarian vaulted into fan favorite territory with his spitting out the Red Bull goal celebration, which remains one of the best goal celebrations in team history.

D.C. United season review: Chris Rolfe

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The popular midfielder/forward and his magic headband gets the Cake or Death treatment.

Entering the 2015 season, Chris Rolfe was coming off multiple surgeries to repair a shattered forearm suffered towards the end of the 2014 season. While D.C. United was cautious in bringing him back to full speed during the preseason, Rolfe was able to be at just about 100% once the season started.

D.C. United season review: Michael Farfan

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2015 didn't go exactly as planned for Farfan due to injuries and perhaps due to his fit within the team.

Back when D.C. United acquired Michael Farfan, it seemed like a perfectly sensible move. Farfan could play on either flank or in the middle, had MLS experience, was still young-ish, and wouldn't cost a lot of money.

D.C. United team awards, MLS roster moves: Freedom Kicks for 26 November 2015

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Even on Thanksgiving, Freedom Kicks roll on.

A Happy Thanksgiving to all of you in Black and Red United land, as well as the greater D.C. United fandom. We do this all for you, and we hope we bring some fun. Despite it being the day before Thanksgiving, MLS teams did do some work yesterday; let's get to it.

Filibuster podcast pisode 157: It is important not to be near a cow at home

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We talk USMNT, D.C. United, and the MLS Cup Playoffs.

We waited for Tuesday to record so we could watch the USMNT play Trinidad and Tobago, and was that ever a mistake. Jason, Adam, and Ben are back to talk about the USMNT and D.C. United, and we start by asking if there is any chance Jurgen Klinsmann is fired for what happened in the past two games (of course not).

Chris Rolfe cut his hair and nothing is sacred anymore

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The Headband of Brothers is in turmoil.

Remember that time we had a B&RU tailgate and we all got our very own headbands? Remember when D.C. United signed an affable Finn named Markus Halsti who had beautiful blond hair and a headband to boot? Remember when Conor Doyle, in a futile attempt to tame the flop of hair atop his head, donned a headband?

After year of injuries, consistency is the key for D.C. United down the stretch

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The Black-and-Red head into the final six games of the season the healthiest they've been all year

After a year of struggling to deal with injuries to key players, D.C. United head into Saturday's trip to play the Colorado Rapids the healthiest they have been all year.

And following a three game losing streak in MLS play to end August, United are banking on the ability to field a consistent lineup as a way to get back into winning ways over the final stretch of the regular season.

Hamid, Saborio top player ratings for D.C. United in FIFA 16

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It's in the game, right?

Ahead of this year's installment of EA Sports' FIFA release, the websites Fathead and Futwiz are getting their hands on the ratings for the players in the game and putting out the ratings for the teams, both at the club and national levels. As far as D.C. United goes, Bill Hamid and Alvaro Saborio are tied for the highest rating on the club at 73.

D.C. United versus San Jose Earthquakes staff and reader predictions

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We have a good feeling going into this game.

D.C. United take on the San Jose Earthquakes this Saturday, and we think they have a good shot at all three points. Let us know what you think in the comments!

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This prediction took a turn after San Jose bamboozled KC 5-0.

The Last Word on D.C. United's loss to NYCFC: Oh hey, there's that other shoe

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United showed us a 45 minute glimpse of the soccer that has carried them to the top of the table before reverting to their recent, problematic form.

For the first 45 minutes against New York City FC, D.C. United was back on course. Rather than hanging on for dear life, or digging themselves a gigantic hole in the first 21 minutes, or digging themselves a similarly-sized hole in just 4 minutes, United played steady, sturdy soccer at Yankee Stadium.

D.C. United 1-3 New York City FC: The GIFs

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Animated moments that mattered for consumption.

D.C. United started strong against New York City FC, but ultimately faded fast, losing 3-1 and seeing their Eastern Conference lead tighten ever so slightly.

With that, on to the moments that mattered. Thanks to a baseball stadium, you'll see why some of the angles are the way they are I guess.

Strong second half from NYCFC dooms D.C. United to 3-1 defeat

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D.C. United's three game winning streak came to a screeching halt in a 3-1 loss against NYCFC

At the end of the first half on Thursday against New York City Football Club, D.C. United looked to be in good position to increase their lead atop of the Supporters' Shield standings. Chris Rolfe set up Alvaro Saborio for the halftime lead.

D.C. United versus Chicago Fire staff and reader predictions

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We are all confident about D.C. United's abilities tonight.

D.C. United have a midweek game tonight, in the middle of an onslaught of soccer games. We're all very confident, which is a bad sign for United's actual result; leave your predictions in the comments!

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Even playing on limited rest against a Fire team that had an off week, hopefully an old like Chris Rolfe can return home with a bit of a chip on his shoulder still against the team from Bridgeview and make things less than optimal for the home squad.

Philadelphia Union

Union bits, doubleheader, National Soccer Hall of Fame groundbreaking today, more

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News and such.

Who will Union play against NE? FIFA confirms dates for 2022 World Cup in Qatar, more news

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D.C. United 0-0 New England Revolution: the GIFs

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We make animated clips for entertainment.

In between last week's nationally televised Sunday night game with the LA Galaxy and this week's scoreless draw with the New England Revolution, we've been slowly working our way back into form with GIF machines and such. I'm going to skip the Luciano Acosta 360 around Scott Caldwell because that one is well enough out there, but there were a couple of other things that caught our eye, the first of which was a fun little sequence that led to a blocked shot of Chris Rolfe's in the first half.

Filibuster podcast episode 170: Yell things that are puzzling

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We preview next week's CCL matchups with Brian Dunseth

Real games are less than a week away, and Filibuster is here to take you through them. Jason, Ben, and Adam talk about D.C. United's most recent preseason game against the Tampa Bay Rowdies, and have to start with Luciano Acosta's encouraging play.

Match Reports

United advance to Semi-finals after frenzied 2-1 win over the Revolution

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Bill Hamid (pictured) was a main reason why D.C. United advanced in the 2015 Audi MLS Cup Playoffs last night at RFK

United’s winless streak hits six matches after 2-0 loss to Montreal

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Ben Olsen (pictured) is left frustrated yet again as D.C. United fall to the Montreal Impact.

Slumping United fall to 4th in the East after 2-1 loss at home to Columbus

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Ben Olsen (pictured) is searching for answers as his D.C. United side lose for the fourth time in five matches.

Poor second half dooms United in 3-1 loss to NYCFC

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Ben Olsen (pictured) was not happy as his team gave up three second-half goals in a 3-1 loss to NYCFC tonight.

Return of Hamid key factor in United’s 1-0 win in Montreal

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Bill Hamid (pictured) came up huge in his return for D.C. United and picked up his seventh shutout in United's 1-0 win in Montreal

United’s 5-goal second half key their 6-4 win over Real Salt Lake

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Chris Rolfe led the way with two goals for the Black and Red as United (12-7-5, 41 points) further cemented their lead atop the Eastern Conference with their mind-boggling seventh come-from-behind win on the season. Photo: Martin Fernandez