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Victory over Philadelphia caps off a successful preseason for D.C. United

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United looked their best in 3-2 win over Philadelphia Union

After doing so well during the second half of 2016, D.C. United decided to stand pat for the most part this offseason. Sebastien Le Toux and Jose Ortiz were the two biggest signings, but both appear to be likely substitutes rather than starters.

Union fall to DCU in preseason finale

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An early flurry of goals lifted D.C. United over the Union as both teams closed out their preseason.

After a disastrous first 25 minutes, the Philadelphia Union rallied to make their loss to D.C. United look a bit more respectable.

DCU stormed the Union defense early on, finding goals through Patrick Nyarko, Jared Jeffrey, and Patrick Mullins in a span of just 10 minutes.

Preseason match report: Philadelphia Union 2-3 DC United

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Philadelphia Union gave up three early goals and only pulled two back in the second half as they finished out an uneven preseason with a loss to DC United.

Philadelphia Union , D.C. United : Recap and player ratings

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The Union defense unravels in final preseason outing

Well that wasn't a good way to end the preseason. The Union defense was atrocious in their final tune up, a 3-2 loss to D.C. United. Poor officiating cost D.C. United two more goals making the result closer than it should have been. Substitutes Derrick Jones and Marcus Epps showed well in the second half, the latter scoring on a nice strike outside the box to cut the lead in half.

2017 Preseason: Philadelphia Union vs. D.C. United story stream

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One last dry run before the MLS regular season starts. Here is everything you need to know about the match, from previews and press conference to reviews and reactions.

Game: Philadelphia Union vs. DC United

Time: 5:00 PM Eastern, 2:00 PM Pacific, 10:00 PM UTC

Venue: Joe DiMaggio Sports Complex (Clearwater, Fla.

Match Preview: Philadelphia Union vs DC United

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The Blue and Gold will line up for the last time in preseason against a familiar foe in DC United.

Game: Philadelphia Union vs. DC United

Time: 5:00 PM Eastern, 2:00 PM Pacific, 10:00 PM UTC

Venue: Joe DiMaggio Sports Complex (Clearwater, Fla.

Philadelphia may have improved, but so has everyone else

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Philadelphia Union could be the most improved team in the Eastern Conference, but when teams like Toronto can pick up guys like Victor Vazquez, it means most teams are getting better thanks to TAM. PSP's Dan Walsh explains.

Philadelphia Union U16s fall in final Generation adidas Cup qualifier

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D.C. United scored a late goal to win 3-2

A late goal from D.C. United ended the Philadelphia Union U16 team's chances of advancing to the Championship division of the Generation adidas Cup on Monday.

D.C. United took a 2-0 lead inside the first half hour with goals from Johnny Godette off a counter from a corner kick and a turnover deep in the Union end.

D.C. United 2017 Preseason Minutes Tracker v1.0

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There is fierce competition for starting spots

We are halfway through D.C. United's preseason, and the games start back up again this weekend. United has played three preseason games so far, and has done so against the US U-17 team, the Philadelphia Union, and Jönköpings Södra.

If you'd like the direct link to view the minutes tracker, click here.

D.C. United rookies looking to carve out roster spots

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Chris Odoi-Atsem and Eric Klenofsky made waves in Florida

Two of the rookies that D.C. United drafted this year during the MLS SuperDraft made inroads during United's first preseason camp, earning playing time during the first set of friendlies. Chris Odoi-Atsem, the right back selected in the first round from played in the first two friendlies, against the USA U-17 team and the Philadelphia Union, while Eric Klenofsky, the towering goalkeeper from Monmouth University, played the second 45 minutes in all three games.

Match preview: Philadelphia Union vs. Chicago Fire

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The first streamed game of 2017 is here! Here's how to watch.

Game: Philadelphia Union vs. Chicago Fire

Date: Thursday, February 9th, 2017

Time: 1:00 PM Eastern, 12:00 PM Central

Venue: IMG Academy, Bradenton, Fla.

Sebastien Le Toux looking to push into D.C. United starting lineup

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Despite tough competition on the wings, the former Philadelphia Union attacker wants to be a major factor for the Black-and-Red

As D.C. United transitioned from struggling to score goals in the first half of 2016 to becoming one of the highest scoring teams by season's end, the wide midfield positions were one of their biggest strengths.

D.C. United scrimmages and more: Monday FKs

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Soccer against grownups, Black-and-Red alums and more!

Hey there, how was your Super Bowl thing?

D.C. United, Philadelphia Union finish tied in preseason match (us): Preseason gamers, with on-site quotes? Yep, that's this. Steven Streff is down there, so check back occasionally for more content in Bradenton.

Jeff Parke to be inducted into Drexel Athletics Hall of Fame

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Former Philadelphia Union defender played 254 games in Major League Soccer over 10 seasons

Downingtown native and former Philadelphia Union defender Jeff Parke will be inducted into the Drexel University Athletic Hall of Fame in March.

Parke played at Drexel from 2000-2003, and was the 60th (and final) pick in the 2004 MLS SuperDraft by the MetroStars.

Montreal Impact

D.C. United sign Maxim Tissot

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The left back joins the Black-and-Red after two trial stints

D.C. United announced today that they signed Canadian defender Maxim Tissot to the club after his successful trial during this preseason. Tissot joins the team after spending the back half of 2016 with the Ottawa Fury (then of the NASL) after being waived by the Montreal Impact.

D.C. United vs. St. Louis FC preseason live stream: Kickoff time and how to watch online

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D.C. United continues their preseason against a USL team

D.C. United is back in action this afternoon, taking on St. Louis FC of the USL in their second match of the Suncoast Invitational. United showed some good signs during their 4-2 loss to the Montreal Impact, even if the score line itself doesn't reflect that; they will look to build on that and try and put together a complete performance as they ramp up for the season.

D.C. United, Montreal Impact trade MLS things

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The Black-and-Red are renting out an international roster spot for 2017

D.C. United announced today that they've traded an international roster spot for the 2017 season to the Montreal Impact. In exchange, they've acquired $75,000 in general allocation money (GAM). The move leaves United with five international roster spots, four of which are occupied by Julian Buescher, Luciano Acosta, Alhaji Kamara, and Jose Ortiz.

D.C. United preseasons and Jason Levien works on stadia: Monday FKs

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Spring breakers, stadium rights and more today.

Some of you may be sleeping in because of the holiday. To others of you, good Monday.

Hey, did you hear D.C. United received final approval to build Audi Field at Buzzard Point? On the off chance you didn't get the chance to look at things Friday, there is some leftover stuff from Goff here and here, here (Soccerwire) and here (Clad Global).

Major League Soccer

MLS Ticker: Mullins signs contract extension, Minnesota inks right back and more

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One of the best midseason acquisitions of the 2016 season was made by D.C. United, and the club has locked up its star forward to a multi-year contract extension, according to theWashington Post.

Patrick Mullins, who scored eight goals in 14 games after arriving from New York City FC, is expected to lead the line and provide more production in the final third for the Black and Red in his first full season with the club.

Which players in MLS are going to have a breakout season in 2017?

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A look at five players that could make the difference for their clubs during the 2017 Major League Soccer season.

Which players in MLS are going to have a breakout season in 2017?

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A look at five players that could make the difference for their clubs during the 2017 Major League Soccer season.

Carli Lloyd to Man City, D.C. United stadium naming rights, and more: 16 February Freedom Kicks

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Your links for Thursday morning

Good morning! I'm warming up to the new, all-red, USA kits. The first Washington Spirit preseason game is in just over a month so that's good news too.

D.C. United land Audi in one of the biggest stadium naming rights deals in MLS - Black And Red United
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MLS Ticker: Kljestan named Red Bulls captain, Davis to retire with Dynamo, and more

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The New York Red Bulls needed a replacement for Dax McCarty in the captain position, and it has been filled by one of his former midfield running mates.Sacha Kljestan was given the armband for the 2017 season on Wednesday.

Kljestan helped guide the Red Bulls to the Eastern Conference finals for the second consecutive season in 2016.

D.C. United land Audi in one of the biggest stadium naming rights deals in MLS

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The stadium's naming rights are among the highest in the league

D.C. United announced today that they have secured a sponsor for their new stadium at Buzzard Point. The team is returning to the greater VW Group by partnering with Audi, giving us Audi Field.

Jason Levien, D.C. United managing partner, had glowing things to say about the partnership with Audi:

We are thrilled to partner with such an incredible brand that is not only recognized in North America, but throughout the world Audi has transcended the automobile industry and fully embraced the culture of soccer, especially in MLS.

D.C. United 2017 adidas Away Jersey

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Four-time MLS Cup champions D.C. United today revealed a totally new look away jersey for their 2017 and 2018 league and US Open Cup seasons. The well-supported club from the capital of the USA will return to action in March in a secondary jersey that introduces a new henley collared adidas shirt design to the [.

Hope Solo speaks, D.C. United preseason win, USWNT roster, & more: Freedom Kicks for February 9, 2017

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As winter returns, read up on MLS roster rules, tattoos, and clocks

Good morning! I was hoping for a snow day today but it doesn't look like that's happening. Here is what is happening in the soccer world.

D.C. United wrap up first leg of preseason with win over J-Södra - Black And Red United
B&RU writer Steven Streff was at D.

MLS Ticker: Hamid to return for opener, Revolution make signing, and more

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Photo by Greg Bartram/USA Today Sports

Even though Bill Hamid's U.S. Men's National Team camp was cut short due to another knee injury, he is confident that he will be back for D.C. United's regular-season opener on March 4.

Hamid was initially ruled out for five to six weeks, but after undergoing successful surgery, he is optimistic to return in time for the 2017 season.

Luciano Acosta

D.C. United re-signs Patrick Mullins to a multi-year contract

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The target man is here to stay

Black & Red United can confirm that D.C. United have re-signed forward Patrick Mullins to a multi-year contract extension. Mullins made $126K in guaranteed compensation last year, and looks poised for a well-deserved raise. As per MLS policy, exact terms were not disclosed.

How to watch D.C. United versus Jönköpings Södra

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D.C. United's first streaming preseason game is today

After playing their first two preseason games behind closed doors, the world will get its first glimpse at the 2017 version of D.C. United as the team takes on Sweden's Jönköpings Södra IF. After this game, United will return to DC and that is traditionally when the first round of cuts to the trialists comes, so they especially will be looking to make an impression on Ben Olsen and his crew.

Ian Harkes, Chris Durkin lead academy revolution in D.C. United’s midfield

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Two homegrown signings are pushing for playing time during United's preseason

The two youngest players under contract with D.C. United happen to be linked together in a couple of ways. United's most recent homegrown signings Chris Durkin and Ian Harkes are roommates on this preseason trip, and there are hopes that both players are regulars in United's engine room for years to come.

Ben Olsen

D.C. United wrap up first leg of preseason with win over J-Södra

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Goals from Marcelo, Acosta, and Le Toux pace a 3-2 win over Swedish opposition

D.C. United wrapped up the first portion of their preseason with a 3-2 win over Swedish top flight side Jönköpings Södra IF on Wednesday afternoon at the IMG Academy. Fielding different lineups each half, United raced out to a 2-0 halftime lead, with goals from Marcelo Sarvas and Luciano Acosta.

Ben Olsen’s face should be immortalized

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A District legend should get his face on a local monument of sorts

So in listening to a podcast recently, I heard that Ben's Chili Bowl, the iconic establishment and purveyor of half-smokes for almost a half century, had painted over their existing exterior wall mural, which included former President Barack Obama, go-go musician Chuck Brown, comedian Bill Cosby and longtime DC DJ Donnie Simpson.

The Rest

D.C. United preseason, Real Madrid, and FIFPro World XI: Thursday Freedom Kicks

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Champions League action, Jordan Morris, Wayne Rooney, and a bad-but-actually-good PK make up today's links

Hello folks! Hope things are going well. I started watching this Netflix series Abstract: The Art of Design and so far it's pretty good. SheBelieves Cup kicks off next Wednesday and that's another thing I'm excited about.

Some Soccer News for Feb 17, 2017

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It's Day 48 of 2017.


It only took 13 years, but DC United finally has the all-clear to begin building their stadium. Finally! By Steven Goff of the Washington Post.

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MINNESOTA UNITED PRESEASON

MNUFC will introduce their uniforms tonight!

D.C. United releases almost all preseason trialists

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There isn't much drama at the end of D.C. United's roster

D.C. United has confirmed to Black and Red United that the team has released all of the trialists from the first part of preseason camp, save for Maxim Tissot. Tissot has impressed so far as a potential backup for Taylor Kemp, and Steve Goff has reported that the team has offered Tissot a contract.

Jerseys revealed, players plunging, stadiums approved? Monday Freedom Kicks

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Also Black Sabbath because...Black Sabbath.

Hey, did you find yourself at a Day to Unite? Did you see Leanne and her riding boots? I think she went to Middleburg after for some steeplechase, I dunno.

United's 2017 secondary kit unveiled (D.C. United): Riblets! Stripes! Buttons!

Some People Seem To Think DC United's New Kit Having "DCUNTD" On It Is Less Than Ideal (Barstool Sports): Oh.

D.C. United 2017 road jersey leaks

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We get a look at what the Black-and-Red will wear on the road in 2017

D.C. United will return to mostly white when hitting the road during the 2017 MLS season. This morning, the new secondary jersey was leaked in full by Todo Sobre Camisetas:

DC United 2017 adidas away kit LEAKED: https://t.

Fresh off of USMNT appearances, Steve Birnbaum joins up with D.C. United

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Monday marked the center back's first 2017 practice with United

After spending nearly a month with the US national team for their annual January camp, playing all 90 minutes in friendlies against Serbia and Jamaica, center back Steve Birnbaum was out on the practice field with D.C. United on Monday.

Tales from Buzzard Point - Chapter 6: The Aurochs and the Eagle

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The sixth in a series of Tales from Buzzard Point that explores the rich history and traditions of legendary Buzzard Point – a legacy that the current D.C. United ownership should honor in their plans for naming the new soccer specific stadium.

Today's entry was researched by "Tales from Buzzard Point" Series Editor David Rusk.