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D.C. United versus Portland Timbers lineup: Missing half the team

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With plenty of players being sent home, who will Ben Olsen put on the field in Portland?

D.C. United back their bags and fly from New England to Portand, facing off against the Timbers on Wednesday night for a little #dcuafterdark action. And all of that is before United has to fly back to the District to take on the Philadelphia Union on Saturday, for a total flying distance of over 5000 miles in about a week.

Markus Halsti finally makes D.C. United debut

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The Finnish international started and played 80 minutes in United's 1-0 loss to the Philadelphia Union

As D.C. United's marquee offseason signing, Finnish international Markus Halsti looked set to join the club and make an impact from day one. Several years junior to Davy Arnaud, Halsti looked to step into United's midfield and provide an extra option alongside Perry Kitchen, in addition to being capable in all three spots along the back line.

D.C. United versus Columbus Crew lineup: Healthy players make for difficult decisions

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Ben Olsen will be forced to sit some favorites as everyone gets back to health.

Columbus Crew SC come to RFK Stadium to face off against D.C. United this Saturday, and Unite is quickly getting more and more healthy. With the return to training of Davy Arnaud and Markus Halsti, Ben Olsen will finally have to make some difficult decisions.

About A Goal: Counterattacks are D.C. United's friend

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D.C. United put together two quick, beautiful counterattacks within minutes of each other to defeat the Montreal Impact.

Successful counterattacks are among the most exciting moments in soccer. On Saturday against Montreal, D.C. United produced two picture perfect counterattacks to lead the team to victory.

D.C. United vs. LD Alajuelense lineup: Veterans take the field Thursday nights

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D.C. United takes the field in their first competitive match of 2015.

D.C. United is already in Costa Rica, and they take on LD Alajuelense tomorrow night in the first leg of the quaterfinals of the Concacaf Champions League. Ben Olsen has not been coy about what his starting lineup will be, featuring the mostly same starters all throughout the MLS preseason, and all in buildup to this game.

Countdown to Soccer: 23 Days - The future of Perry Kitchen at D.C. United and the USMNT

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Does it matter if Perry Kitchen plays a different position at D.C. United and the USMNT?

Another day closer to D.C. United first competitive match of the 2015 season, and another player to contemplate. While Lewis Neal has departed for the sunny climes of Florida, Perry Kitchen will hopefully be around for years to come.

D.C. United starting XI going into MLS preseason

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D.C. United starts training camp tomorrow, and so we will take a look at their projected starting XI.

Long-time readers of the site know that, throughout the season, we try to predict what lineup Ben Olsen will use for that week's game. In that spirit, and to mark the beginning of training camp, here is the team that I think will start the Concacaf Champions League game against L.

D.C. United officially announces the signing of Markus Halsti

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The rumored signing is now official.

D.C. United today officially announced the rumored signing of Finnish international Markus Halsti. Halsti can play as a center back or as a full back, but has recently been playing as a defensive midfielder. He seems likely to come in and take over for Davy Arnaud for the starting spot alongside Perry Kitchen, and provides the team with flexibility in their substitution patterns mid-game.

Big Names Left Unprotected For MLS Expansion Draft

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Orlando City SC and New York City FC fans will find out who is on their clubs squad on Wednesday when the 2014 MLS Expansion Draft takes place. Some of the big names available are Eddie Johnson (D.C. United), Claudio Bieler (Sporting KC), Rais Mbolhi (Philadelphia Union) and Tim Cahill (New York Red Bulls).

D.C. United season review: Player by player evaluations of the 2014 season

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We go through all the players on D.C. United's 2014 roster and ask if we want them back in 2015.

Our series in which we ask whether or not we want players back next year is itself back again. It has been known as River or Life when Martin Shatzer was in charge, it has been known as Cake or Death when Adam Taylor was in charge, but the exercise is still the same: we go through every player on the team this year and ask whether or not they should come back next year.

D.C. United season review: Newly minted central midfielder Davy Arnaud

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We start our season review of all of the players on D.C. United's roster with Davy Arnaud.

Our series in which we ask whether or not we want players back next year is itself back again. It has been known as River or Life when Martin Shatzer was in charge, it has been known as Cake or Death when Adam Taylor was in charge, but the exercise is still the same: we go through every player on the team this year and ask whether or not they should come back next year.

Freedom Kicks for 13 November 2014: D.C. United contracts, Caribbean Cup, Heineken

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We have guaranteed contracts, Caribbean Cup, and Heineken.

The international break is slowing down soccer news around the world, but we still have some tidbits for you on this Thursday morning.

D.C. United news and notes - The Washington Post: Lots of good information from Steve Goff in this installment, including the fact that Bobby Boswell, Chris Rolfe, Eddie Johnson, and Davy Arnaud, among others, all have guaranteed contracts for next season.

D.C. United versus New York Red Bulls lineup: Theirry Henry, Bradley Wright-Phillips, and the MLS Playoffs

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D.C. United finally know their first round playoff opponent, and it had to be their old foe.

Late Thursday night, Bradley Wright-Phillips finally sealed the collapse of Sporting Kansas City and booked the New York Red Bulls a ticket to face D.C. United. United have to travel to New York for this game, but face an old team on very short rest.

Espindola, Di Vaio trade goals as D.C. United closes regular season with a 1-1 draw in Montreal - Recap + Highlights

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Missing a few regulars, United were in charge for long spells but struggled to break down the Impact before Espindola's late strike leveled the score.

Playing your best soccer in a game with few short-term consequences is always a bit tricky, and so it proved for D.C. United. Despite owning a sizable possession advantage and producing more shots, crosses, and just about every other attacking stat than the Montreal Impact, the Black-and-Red were held to a 1-1 draw at Stade Saputo.

Freedom Kicks for 16 October 2014: USWNT, USMNT, Juergen Klinsmann, Don Garber

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It was an exciting day in the realm of US national teams.

Not much D.C. United news out there today, so we jump into everything else this morning. Here we go!

Steve Goff has what little D.C. United news there is, including Davy Arnaud, attendance, and TV coverage.

USA vs. Trinidad and Tobago: Final score 1-0, USWNT not at their best - SBNation.

D.C. United versus Houston Dynamo lineup: Perry Kitchen and Chris Pontius together again

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D.C. United takes on the Houston Dynamo at BBVA Compass Stadium this Sunday, a place in which they have never won.

After a somewhat unimpressive September, at least in league play, D.C. United takes on the Houston Dynamo on Sunday in order to get back on the right track with the playoffs soon coming.

Arnaud You Di'nt! Sundry soccer and D.C. United links for 3 October 2014

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Davy Arnaud is the most important man on this, the 50th anniversary of the buffalo wing.

Today is the50th anniversary of the buffalo wing. The first ones were created at the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York, on this very day in 1964.

Let's salute the buffalo wing with one hand, while we scroll down with the other.

Match Day 31 - Needing to Right the League Form

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Sporting Kansas City continues to have their league struggles in MLS play. Heading into tomorrow's game against DC United, Sporting has won just one of their last six and just two of their last eight and since their four game winning streak ended the team has picked up just seven of a possible 27 points.

The last word on D.C. United vs Vancouver Whitecaps: Matching the opponent's intensity

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The tie in Vancouver got the job done for D.C. United, and they now find themselves settling into their position in the table while their opponents are fighting for every point they can get.

Trips to the west coast are always a challenge for Eastern Conference teams, so D.C. United's 0-0 draw against the Vancouver Whitecaps was a solid result, especially given the motivation the Whitecaps brought to the game, desperately needing points toclimb above the red line.

Match Day 25 - Top of the East

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Sporting Kansas City head into another big league match up after a 1-1 midweek draw with Real Esteli. The game is the second in a row against teams in a top three team in the East. Last week Sporting KC topped Toronto FC. This week, Sporting KC welcome second place DC United. United sits just two points behind KC and also has a game in hand.

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.

D.C. United versus Chivas USA lineup: Stay the course

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D.C. United welcomes Chivas USA to RFK Stadium for what could be the last time.

D.C. United welcomes Chivas USA to town for what could be the last time (at least with that name). The Goats have been on fire, winning their last four games and riding a five game unbeaten streak on the back of Erick Torres.

D.C. United versus Seattle Sounders lineup: Back in the MLS saddle

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Who will take the places of Fabian Espindola and Davy Arnaud when D.C. United take on the Seattle Sounders?

Despite all of the wonder that the World Cup has been so far, and promises to be going forward, Major League Soccer must return and continue afresh. D.C. United is back in action this Saturday at RFK Stadium, where they welcome the Seattle Sounders in a battle of the top team in the Eastern Conference against the top team in the Western Conference.

Freedom Kicks for 29 May 2014: EJ, All Stars, Inter Academy

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Kick off your morning with your daily recommended amount of Freedom!

After a long night of soccer last night, today is the lull between mid-week and weekend soccer. But fear not! We have news to get you through the day.

Eddie Johnson's red card rescinded: In case you didn't see this yesterday, Eddie Johnson's red card was rescinded unanimously by a three member review committee.

EJ Ejected as Depleted DCU Drops One Late in New England

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Fabian Espindola brought United level in the 73rd minute at a rainy Gillette Stadium, but it wouldn't prove enough in a rematch with the Eastern Conference-leading Revs.

FOXBORO, Mass. - The crowd (13,589) was tiny. The rain (as always) poured down. But while Saturday might thereby have seemed like a home game, Gillette Stadium was anything but hospitable to DC United in a chippy, 2-1 loss to the New England Revolution that featured five yellow cards and a straight red for Eddie Johnson.

DC United 1-0 New York Red Bulls: Out-possessed DCU Holds On to Claim First Match in 2014 Atlantic Cup

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Arnaud's 4th-minute header proves the difference as DC United tops New York to close out its homestand with two straight wins.

D.C. United entered 2014 winless in the last five iterations of its Atlantic Cup rivalry with New York. Its last regular-season win over the Red Bulls? Try April of 2012.

D.C. United versus New York Red Bulls lineup: The bucket is back

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The empty bucket employed against the New England Revolution provided results; will it be back on Saturday?

Last season, there could not have been a bigger difference between the New York Red Bulls, the Supporter's Shield Champions, and D.C. United, who obviously had one of the worst seasons in MLS history.

Sporting Kansas City

United extends unbeaten streak to seven with draw against visiting Sporting KC – Match Gallery

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DC United extended their unbeaten streak to seven after a 1-1 tie with visiting Sporting KC. Photos: Martin Fernandez

Top League Scorers Through 2014

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Another stat update for you. Here is the top goal scorers for Sporting KC throughout their history. See the links below for previous years.

1996 - 1997 - 1998 - 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 - 2006 - 2007 - 2008 - 2009 - 2010 - 2011 - 2012 - 2013

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Monday Freedom Kicks: Getting to Work

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In which we look back at whatever that whole friendly was about and such.

It is not too often that the local soccer team is playing an exhibition in front of an announced crowd of more than 50,000 who are there to primarily see a country singer and the unveiling of a scoreboard at a football stadium, but here we are.

Juliao Fined by Disciplinary Committee

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Sporting KC right back, Igor Juliao was fined today by the MLS disciplinary committee for an incident after KC's 1-0 loss to DC last weekend. After the game, the two teams came together on the field as a scuffle occurred. The video that MLS shows of the incident does not show what caused the scuffle to occur, it just shows Juliao getting his hands into the face of DC midfielder Davy Arnaud.

Match Reports

United takes opener with 1-0 win over Montreal

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Jairo Arrieta's lone goal helped to propel D.C. United to a season-opening 1-0 win over the Montreal Impact this afternoon at snowy and cold RFK Stadium. Photo: Martin Fernandez: UnitedMania.com

Heartbreak for United as they concede last-second goal in 3-2 loss in Portland

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Max Urutti's rebound shot off the post in the 94th minute clinched the Portland Timbers first win of the season, 3-2 over crestfallen and shorthanded D.C. United. The loss snapped United's five match unbeaten run and continues their road woes as they have not won a road league match since October 2012 in Toronto.

Early goal just enough as United hang on for 1-0 win over Red Bull

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Davy Arnaud's (8) 4th-minute goal stood up to give DC United their second consecutive win of the year over bitter rivals Red Bull New York. Photo: Martin Fernandez.

Eddie Johnson

Eddie Johnson hospitalized for dehydration before 2nd leg

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There may have been a reason Eddie Johnson didn't start last Saturday's 2nd leg against New York: a late-week trip to the hospital for dehydration and other issues.

When Eddie Johnson came on as a substitute for Davy Arnaud in the 60th minute of last Saturday's second leg of the Eastern Conference Semifinals for D.

Filibuster podcast episode 86: USA-Belgium Review, Seattle Sounders, Toronto FC

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On tap tonight: Michter's rye, Campari and soda, Blue Mountain Steel Wheels ESB.

The Filibuster crew is back and recording almost immediately after USA-Belgium, so that is the first thing that we have to talk (and sing?) about. We go in depth on where blame should be cast, talk about Matt Besler, Graham Zusi, and Michael Bradley, and then talk about the USA's performance overall.

The US and the 2010 World Cup

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Our series on the US at the World Cup continues with a look at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

Yura Movsisyan

Espinoza Named to World Cup Squad - Former SKC Wizards Update

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Honduras has named it's 23 man roster ahead of this summer's World Cup in Brazil. Former Kansas City midfielder, Roger Espinoza has been included in the roster. The current Wigan Athletic will report to camp after Wigan's Championship playoff campaign is over.

Also this week, former draft pick Adnan Gabeljic has signed his first pro contract with Oklahoma City.

Kamara Out After Hernia Surgery - Former SKC Wizards Update

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Middlesbrough hopes that he'll be back before the end of this season, but former KC forward, Kei Kamara is on the sidelines with an injury again. This time it is while he recovers from having sports hernia surgery. Kamara had the surgery last week and is expected to return to training soon.

Also this week, Davy Arnaud edged closer to the 50 goal mark in MLS play for his career, he scored his 49th, the only goal of the game, in DC's 1-0 win over New York last weekend.

The Rest

MLS 2014 Week 6: D.C. United vs. New York Red Bulls - Atlantic Cup Story Stream

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The first of three meetings in the original MLS rivalry will take place in the Nation's Capitol, with both teams struggling.

The Filibuster crew is back once again, and we start of this week's episode by reviewing the win against the New England Revolution. We talk about Jose Goncalves' lovely goal, Chris Rolfe's immediate impact and goal, Lewis Neal's less than stellar performance, Davy Arnaud as a central midfielder and Collin Martin as a starter, and then end with a discussion of the team's fullback depth.