Dwayne De Rosario

D.C. United

D.C. United vs. New York Red Bulls 2017: Time, TV schedule and how to watch MLS online

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The Black-and-Red are looking to finish 22 seasons at RFK Stadium with one last win

It's not the RFK finale D.C. United would have wanted, but today's game against the New York Red Bulls is still important. It's not going to impact the standings in any truly meaningful way. It's not going to factor into MLS's Decision Day.

D.C. United took a big first step towards catching up with the rest of MLS

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This transfer window wasn't just a fluke

Stepping back for a second and looking at a hectic two weeks that saw D.C. United get attached to World Cup veterans (Nigel De Jong, Gary Medel) and club players with national team experience in Europe (Marcus Olsson, Krisztian Nemeth), they eventually "settled" on adding a Young Designated Player from CONCACAF with Liga MX experience (the United States' Paul Arriola), his US youth teammate (Russell Canouse, recently with Hoffenheim and Bochum in Germany), a teenager with caps for a CONMEBOL national team (Bruno Miranda), and a left wing with experience in UEFA competition (Zoltan Stieber) over the course of the last five days of the secondary transfer window.

Steve Birnbaum injury mars Red Bull Arena loss

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The center back had to be stretchered off late in 2-0 defeat to RBNY

In Ben Olsen's first foray to Red Bull Arena as head coach, back in 2011, his D.C. United side came away with a surprising 1-0 win. On July 9th that year, Dwayne De Rosario - having recently joined the team in a trade from the Red Bulls - scored the lone goal in United's 1-0 win in Harrison.

D.C. United vs. Toronto FC: Throwback Thursday - In which Dwayne De Rosario destroys his former club

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With Dwayne De Rosario officially hanging them up and D.C. United set to face Toronto FC, let's look back at the time DeRo just decided the Reds weren't allowed to win at RFK, despite the home team spending 83 minutes down a man.

Wednesday Freedom Kicks: DCU-OCSC Gameday (Heart You Bruce)

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A look ahead to tonight, a look back at Year One, and still love you Bruce.

A rare weekday game day appearance from yours truly. Sound the alarm!

D.C. United vs. Orlando City preview - The Washington Post: Goff gives you some info on tonight, but also mentions the team will be passing on Oumar Ballo.

D.C. United fans share Dwayne De Rosario's greatest hits

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With the four-time MLS Cup winner announcing his retirement this week, the B&RU staff share their favorite memories of former D.C. United attacker Dwayne De Rosario.

He's on Mt. Rushmore. Of this there can be no debate. Dwayne De Rosario has had one of the best MLS careers of anyone in the league's still short history, and the 36-year-old announced this week that he's calling it a career after winning championships with the San Jose Earthquakes and Houston Dynamo and after a 2011 season that saw him traded to D.

Freedom Kicks for 30 October 2014: MLS playoffs and USMNT

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We have a bunch of links for you this morning, so here we go!

So much soccer, so little time!

D.C. United leans on MLS Cup veterans as playoffs begin - Washington Times: Thomas Floyd gives you a playoff preview as D.C. United waits to learn its opponent for Sunday's game.

FC Dallas vs.

Toronto FC vs. D.C. United: TV/streaming, lineup, previews, prediction and gamethread

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The Black-and-Red take the field in Ontario this afternoon in their bid to improve upon their season-opening 3-0 loss.

D.C. United's season opener two weeks ago at RFK Stadium certainly didn't go as we would have wanted, and the early bye week has left us a full two weeks to let the 3-0 defeat marinate.

MLS 2014 Week 1: D.C. United vs. Columbus Crew

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D.C. United will play its first real soccer game of the season this Saturday against the Columbus Crew. Here you will find all of B&RU's coverage of the 2014 season-opener.

Regular season soccer is finally upon us, with D.C. United taking on the Columbus Crew at Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium a few short days from now.

D.C. United vs. Columbus Crew lineups: The first lineup post of the regular season

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D.C. United will play its first real soccer game of the season this Saturday, against the Columbus Crew.

Regular season soccer is finally upon us, with D.C. United taking on the Columbus Crew at Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium a few short days from now. The Crew are a team that D.C. United should beat at home, if the season is going well, and so they are a good test right off the bat.

2014 Eastern Conference preview

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How will Philadelphia Union fare this year? How about everyone else? PSP's Dan Walsh lays it out in our Eastern Conference preview.

MLS Preseason: D.C. United vs. Toronto FC - live streaming, kickoff time, gamethread and more

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It's here! It's here! The first preseason game is finally here! (What? I'm not the only one who's irrationally excited for this, am I?)

Our long national nightmare is over. Tonight, we watch D.C. United play soccer - albeit in a meaningless preseason friendly against a half-strength Toronto FC side that will be without basically all of their big name offseason acquisitions.

D.C. United Has New Players, and Those Players Have Stats. Let's Discuss.

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D.C. United is bringing on board several new players for 2014, and some of them show up on MLS seasonal and all-time rankings. Let's see who's on which list and what it all means for the Black-and-Red.

With D.C. United in the midst of retooling its lineup, let's take a moment to look at five sets of statistics that illuminate what we've heard about the new players.

D.C. United trade for Impact captain Arnaud

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After playing with one of the youngest teams in Major League Soccer in 2013, D.C. United head coach Ben Olsen has added some veteran savvy to next season's squad.

D.C. United announced today that they had acquired Montreal Impact midfielder Davy Arnaud in a trade in exchange for an international roster spot for the next two seasons.

Cake or Death? Surprise midseason acquisition Luis Silva

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With the 2013 season finally, mercifully behind us, it's time to run through the D.C. United roster and determine who should stay and eat cake and who should leave the team and find inevitable death. Today we look at attacking midfielder Luis Silva.

Historically, D.C. United has been at its best when employing a CAM, a central attacking midfielder.

Houston Dynamo

BBVA Compass Stadium Charities Cup to feature Cruz Azul, raise relief funds

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The ninth annual BBVA Compass Stadium Charities Cup will pit the Dynamo and Mexican club Cruz Azul, with profits going to relief for Hurricane Harvey

The annual BBVA Compass Stadium Charities Cup has been running for eight years, each time pitting the Houston Dynamo in a friendly against an international club.

Top 5 moments from Brian Ching’s testimonial match

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Despite conflicting reports as to whether or not it was actually the first testimonial match in MLS history – both Marco Etcheverry and Mauricio Cienfuegos were honored with tribute games, though they took place before MLS matches and weren't stand-alone events – Friday's game honoring Brian Ching was a watershed moment in league history.

Philadelphia Union

Reports say Union to remove Curtin’s interim tag, MLS playoff schedule released, #KickEbolaInTheButt event at Temple, more

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Multiple reports say Union to remove Curtin's interim tag. #KickEbolaInTheButt event at Temple on Sunday. MLS playoff schedule released, includes time off for FIFA international break. More.

Maidana update, Amobi says, Pfeffer gets props, Bradley & Defoe to TFC confirmed, more news

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Maidana update. Amobi on not getting a USMNT callup. Pfeffer gets props. Michael Bradley and Jermaine Defoe moves to Toronto confirmed. More news.

Vart on Union options, agent “101%” certain Valdes won’t play in 2014 MLS first half, Williams No. 1 RB

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Vartughian says Union looking for options in and out of MLS. Valdes' agent on his current status. Williams ranked No. 1 MLS right back by Soccer America. More news.

2013 Re-Entry Draft preview

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Who might the Union take in this week's Re-Entry Draft? PSP examines the options, including Philly native Bobby Convey (pictured), in this entirely too long preview.

DeRo to the Union?

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No, we're not starting a rumor. We're just asking the question. PSP's Dan Walsh explores this prospect.

Sak says Union has money to spend to reach “another level,” Houston tops Montreal, more

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Nick Sakiewicz says the Union has money to spend to take the team to "another level." Houston defeats 8-men Montreal in playoff knockout game. USWNT U-17s thump T&T at CONCACAF U-17 Championships. More news.

Toronto FC

Opposite View: Three questions with Waking The Red

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This week we talk with James Grossi from Waking the Red, SB Nation's Toronto FC blog, and talk about what Union fans can expect from the first meeting with the Reds this week.

tBG) On paper, this team should be a very formidable opponent. What happened? Why hasn't the talent (Michael Bradley, Gilberto, Dwayne De Rosario, et al) produced results on the field?

Week 3: Toronto FC vs. D.C. United Match HQ

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Coming off a bye week, the Black-and-Red travel to BMO Field to play a revamped TFC featuring the likes of Michael Bradley, Jermaine Defoe and former United stalwart Dwayne De Rosario.

After the opening day debacle against the Columbus Crew, there was plenty of questioning about the formation and players that Ben Olsen started.

SBI MLS Season Preview: Toronto FC

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Toronto FC's story is a much publicized one.

Since joining the MLS in 2007, TFC have never had a winning record and never made the playoffs. It has been a history of disappointment, failure and, to put it kindly, mediocrity.

2013 was more of the same for TFC.

Scolari confirms Julio Cesar move to Toronto FC

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If Julio Cesar is to play his way onto Brazil's World Cup roster this summer, he will do so as a member of Toronto FC.

Brazil national team head coach Luiz Felipe Scolari confirmed during a press conference on Tuesday that Julio Cesar is set to join Toronto FC.

Report: Bradley on verge of leaving Roma for Toronto FC

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According to one of American soccer's most prominent soccer pundits, Toronto FC are set to unveil one of the most shocking signings in club history.

While plenty of attention has been heaped on the chase to sign Jermain Defoe, ESPN's Taylor Twellman said on Wednesday that U.

The Toronto FC Sadvent Calendar: Day 14

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"Who's what in the where now?" The not direct-quote of TFC's former director of player personnel Earl Cochrane after the whole football world knew that under-contract TFC star Dwayne De Rosario was training with Glasgow giants Celtic. TFC claimed they knew nothing of it; De Ro's reps said the opposite; De Ro did keepie-uppies next to Freddie Ljungberg in a Celtic kit.

The Toronto FC Sadvent Calendar: Day 11

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A new era was upon us! (Again) Aron Winter & Co. with their vast European network would surely poach the UEFA Christmas Markets and secure us a vast array of talent unseen in these parts! The first of which was Torino-loanee Alen Stevanovic. This highly-touted hotshot would surely make us all forget about the departure of Dwayne De Rosario!

prodigal son

THE STARTING 11: De Ro contract demands

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Just do it already. Don't wait for Raivis to help you!  We know transit in Scarborough is bad but this is getting goofy. In what is turning out to be the slowest prodigal son return in ages, former and (99% sure) future Red Dwayne De Rosario is inching towards a new TFC contract. Now we all know the man knows how to sign things with a flourish so what demands could be holding back the formal announcement?

Scarberians at the Gate - De Ro comes home

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"No Raivis, you can't come back too. "
Someone check Lake Ontario by Bluffer's Park because it may be parted to welcome back Toronto football's biggest prodigal son - Dwayne De Rosario. Things just got biblical.

More than two-and-a-half seasons have passed since the "cheque-signing motion heard 'round the world" (well at least well past Malvern) but today TFC have welcomed back the best, and most controversial, player in their history.

Kenny Cooper

2013 Re-entry draft

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MLS released the list of 68 players available for the re-entry draft.

Re-entry draft will be held on Dec 18th, 2013

2013 Re-entry draft elegible players by club

Chicago Fire (9):

  • M Corben Bone
  • D Shaun Francis
  • M Joel Lindpere
  • M Daniel Paladini
  • M Logan Pause
  • M Chris Rolfe
  • F Maicon Santos
  • M Wells Thompson
  • M Michael Videira

Chivas USA (3):

  • D Ante Jazic
  • D Steve Purdy
  • M Josue Soto

Columbus Crew (2):

  • M Danny O'Rourke
  • M Konrad Warzycha

Colorado Rapids (3):

  • GK Steward Ceus
  • D Brian Mullan
  • M Jamie Smith


MLS reveals Re-Entry Draft list headlined by Ferreira, De Rosario, and Cooper

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There will be some serious talent available to all 19 Major League Soccer clubs in this year's Re-Entry Draft.

MLS announced on Monday evening that former MVP David Ferreira is one of 68players available for the MLS Re-Entry Draft after his contract option was declined by FC Dallas in late November.

The Rest

RIP Cruyff: D.C. United & Sundry Soccer Links for 25 March 2016

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A legend just left us for the big match in the sky.

It's Good Friday Freedom Kicks, and I'm going to be sparse with the linky dinks because I'm coming to you live from a hotel with the world's worst wifi connection. If this thing cuts off one more time, I'm gonna moydah the router.

Soccer: Persistent Infringement: Pareja's soccer mind, FC Dallas kids are alright and Et tu, again, Nike?

A Case of the Mondays (January 13, 2014)

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Returning to work got you down? Not ready for another five days of TPS reports and bosses putting you on worthless projects?

Yeaaaaaah... ummmmm..... I'm gonna need you to check out "A Case of the Mondays" and everything is going to be alright.

It's a bloody big De Ro

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Yeah... let's just pretend that didn't happen  A few weeks back, the prodigal return of Scarberian superstar Dwayne De Rosario was the talk of TFC Land. Yesterday, Jermain Defoe happened. BOOM! De Ro was now the side dish of off-season signings. A few hours later... BOOMIER! TFC was/is in the middle of trying to snatch Michael Bradley away from AS Roma.

All quiet on the Union front, at least we’re not in Vancouver, more news

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Newsy bits and bobs on a slow Tuesday.

Second Stage of Re-Entry Draft Tomorrow

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The second stage of the re-entry draft takes place tomorrow via conference call. The draft, a way for players in the league with a certain amount of experience to get a chance to re-enter the league. The first stage sees teams having to pick up the player's option or contract. The second stage just gives the team's the right to negotiate with the player.

Filibuster Podcast Episode 55: He's Just Bad At Alchemy!

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It's Tuesday, which means that it is Filibuster day yet again. The guys start this alchemy themed episode with a news roundup, including the news of the Indonesian tour. Then they go into a review of the players who were let go this week, and comment on Dwayne De Rosario's banner-gate. They then go around the league and talk about all of the playoff matches that have taken place over the past week.