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MLS releases player list for 2017 Re-Entry Draft

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D.C. United picks second in tomorrow's Stage 1

MLS has revealed the list of eligible players for the 2017 Re-Entry Draft. The event begins at 3:00pm tomorrow, with the 23 teams in the league able to select from a list of 59 players that are not eligible for the league's version of free agency, either due to their option being declined or being out of contract.

D.C. United season review: Marcelo Sarvas

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The Brazilian midfielder is out of contract, after two seasons with the Black-and-Red

We have reached the point in the season reviews in which we already know what roster decisions D.C. United have made. The Black-and-Red were the last team who was no longer playing this year to release their decisions, announcing more than two full days after the list was due to the league, on Monday afternoon.

Here’s why Ben Olsen is talking about a ‘blank canvas’ for D.C. United in 2018

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It looks like the floor will be clear for a significant rebuild after finishing last in the East

At media availability last week, D.C. United coach Ben Olsen hinted at forthcoming changes to the squad during this offseason. Phrases like "quite a bit" of roster turnover and having "a blank canvas" with which to build the roster were tossed about.

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 versus Colorado Rapids lineup: How many of the new guys will start?

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The new players will get a chance to show their stuff

D.C. United are traveling to Colorado this weekend to take on the Rapids, and this even though it is a road game this could be a great chance to get a win: a similarly bad team that just fired its coach and hasn't made the same kind of midseason moves that United has.

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.

Orlando City vs. D.C. United 2017: Time, TV schedule and how to watch MLS online

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Despite being in the middle of a draining week, United is looking to reduce the gap between them and the top six in the East

Coming off of a much-needed victory, D.C. United will look to reduce their reliance on good luck in the second of three games this week. On the road against Orlando City, the Black-and-Red will probably not get the kind of bounces that see their opponent hit the woodwork four separate times, so they're going to have to build upon the improvements that saw them snap a three-game losing streak over the weekend in Vancouver.

Toothless D.C. United shut out at home again, falling 1-0 to the Chicago Fire

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David Accam dominated as United's scoreless streak moved beyond 300 minutes

D.C. United once again disappointed their home fans, falling 1-0 to the Chicago Fire and barely ever carving out chances. David Accam's 52nd minute goal made the difference, but in truth Chicago - despite having played mid-week - could have won by more if not for saves from Bill Hamid and misses from MLS top scorer Nemanja Nikolic.

D.C. United versus Chicago Fire lineup: There is no reason not to start Chris Durkin

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The youngster deserves his shot

D.C. United will take on the Chicago Fire this weekend, having lost two straight games with poor performances in both. While the defense has been poor as well, much of the problem starts with the fact that United has been unable to connect the defense and the midfield, and that midfield has been unable to prevent people from driving through it.

New York Red Bulls take first leg of Atlantic Cup with 2-0 win over D.C. United

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Alex Muyl and Bradley Wright-Phillips scored early in the second half as United's RBA nightmares continued

D.C. United were undone early in the second half against the New York Red Bulls, conceding two goals as United's rivals took the first leg of the 2017 edition of the Atlantic Cup. Alex Muyl scored his first goal of the season just moments into the second half, and Bradley Wright-Phillips made it two in the 62nd minute.

How will D.C. United replace Marcelo Sarvas against NYCFC?

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Due to suspension and injury, United is short on potential defensive midfielders. Let's look at the remaining possibilities.

Defensive midfield has been a bit of a problem for D.C. United in 2017. It was widely considered a potential weak point coming into the year, and after two underwhelming games, it appeared that Marcelo Sarvas might be rotated out for Rob Vincent.

USWNT CBA, Marcelo Sarvas suspension and more: Thursday Freedom Kicks

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It was a pretty eventful day in women's soccer, and arguably a lucky day for D.C. United

Good morning! The U.S. women's national team faces Russia at 8:30pm tonight in Frisco, Texas. Also, the USWNT and U.S. Soccer just finalized collective bargaining agreement negotiations.

U.S. Women's Soccer Team and U.

Marcelo Sarvas suspended for one game

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The midfielder should consider himself lucky it's not more.

First reported by Steven Goff and later made official by MLS, D.C. United midfielder Marcelo Sarvas was suspended one game for this tackle on midfielder Derrick Jones in last week's win over the Philadelphia Union:

This is so dirty from Marcelo Sarvas.

D.C. United vs. Columbus Crew GIFs

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We look at some moments of curiosity.

Well, watching D.C. United keep its 2017 goals account closed for the time being with a 2-0 loss against Columbus Crew SC was hardly fun by any means, but in attempting to look deeper there may be some other causes of concern.

First and foremost is Bill Hamid's early game save.

D.C. United vs. Sporting Kansas City GIFs

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We look at some things from the game.

When you see a scoreless draw between two teams on the first weekend of regular season such as the one D.C. United and Sporting Kansas City engaged in Saturday, it would be a problematic thing for someone to try and look at GIFs from a contest such as that.

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.

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.

D.C. United season review: Marcelo Sarvas

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Marcelo was an understated but vital piece of the puzzle in 2016

D.C. United was in need of some sort of two-way midfield help after Perry Kitchen said that he would not re-sign for the Black-and-Red at the end of 2015 (and eventually went to Scotland side Heart of Midlothian FC). They were unsuccessful in their quest to sign Antonio Nocerino from AC Milan after Orlando City tampered with D.

Second half onslaught for United in 3-0 win over Crew

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Lloyd Sam opened the scoring in the second half, before Lamar Neagle and Alvaro Saborio confirmed win late

D.C. United won the back to back games for the first time this season, beating Columbus Crew SC 3-0 on Wednesday night at RFK Stadium. Four days after a season altering win over Orlando City, United finally broke through in the second half, as Lloyd Sam scored the eventual game winner in the 71st minute.

Tuesday Freedom Kicks: #hairwatch #pulisick #brand

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Y'all, it's a long week already. We're getting straight to the soccer.

D.C. United's Marcelo Sarvas sidelined several weeks with knee injury | The Washington Post
Buried in this article, Nicky D talks about the very important issue of his hair (or lack thereof).

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This is a lovely story.

D.C. United 2016 salaries released

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Some surprises, good, bad or otherwise.

The MLS Player's Union released the list of player salaries as of May 15. Notable names over MLS include salaries for Tim Howard ($2,100,000 base compensation) and Jermaine Jones ($600,000) of the Colorado Rapids, recently acquired New England Revolution forward Kei Kamara ($1,000,000) and once almost-D.

D.C. United versus New York City FC lineup: A preview of the future?

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Through injuries and suspensions, D.C. United must roll out a lineup that could be its near-term future

When D.C. United takes on New York City FC on Sunday, the formation and most of the lineup will not be in doubt. Injuries, suspensions, and the good play of certain people can basically write Ben Olsen's lineup card for him.

D.C. United vs. Chicago Fire GIFs

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We pick out various moments of interest.

D.C. United found themselves missing their Designated Player (Fabian Espindola) and possibly their most consistent player (Marcelo Sarvas) headed into their game with the Chicago Fire, made doubly harder with a late illness absence from Nick DeLeon. The resulting lineup shuffling and playing 90 minutes in horrible weather made a 1-1 result feel like a disappointment and a mild larceny simultaneously.

Patrick Nyarko's second half equalizer earns D.C. United a point against the Chicago Fire

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The former Fire midfielder headed home from a short corner in the 1-1 draw with the Fire in the wind and rain

D.C. United couldn't quite manage to string together a second win in a row, but without Fabian Espindola, Marcelo Sarvas, and Nick DeLeon, United earned a point on the road in less than ideal conditions in a 1-1 draw with the Chicago Fire.

Chicago Fire vs. D.C. United 2016: Game time, TV schedule and live stream for MLS

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The Black-and-Red will look to start their first winning streak of 2016 tonight, but they'll have to do it missing some starters

After three straight games at home, D.C. United is back on the road this evening, taking on a Chicago Fire side that has struggled thus far under new boss Veljko Paunovic.

D.C. United vs. New England Revolution GIFs

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We look at some moments of varying note.

D.C. United was missing their coach due to a suspension and faced a New England Revolution side that was also inconsistent and underachieving. But the Black-and-Red persevered en route to a 3-0 win that will hopefully buoy some confidence, but in the meantime, let's look at some things that occurred during the game that caught our eye.

Late goals help D.C. United secure a 3-0 win over the New England Revolution

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Lamar Neagle struck from the penalty spot in the first half, before Luciano Acosta opened his MLS account in stunning fashion

D.C. United made the most of their third straight game at home, defeating the New England Revolution 3-0 at RFK Stadium on Saturday. Lamar Neagle opened the scoring in the first half from the penalty spot, before Luciano Acosta and Alvaro Saborio sealed the deal late in substitute appearances.

D.C. United wins for first time in 2016 in 4-0 rout of Vancouver Whitecaps

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Two goals from Fabian Espindola, two goals from Alvaro Saborio, two assists from Luciano Acota.

D.C. United's stuttering start to the 2016 season came to a screeching halt on Saturday afternoon, as the Black-and-Red stormed past the Vancouver Whitecaps in a 4-0 win. Goals on either side of the half from Fabian Espindola had United in a good position to win their first game of the season, before Luciano Acosta assisted twice for Alvaro Saborio late in the game.

D.C. United vs. Vancouver Whitecaps MLS TV/streaming, previews, prediction, lineup and gamethread

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Facing a short-handed VWFC, it's high time the Black-and-Red got themselves into the win column

For the third week running, D.C. United will face an opponent missing important starters. The Vancouver Whitecaps will arrive at RFK Stadium without Pedro Morales and Matias Laba, two players who have the potential to make MLS's Best 11.

Keys to Victory: 4 things D.C. United needs to do to beat the San Jose Earthquakes

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Improving a leaky defense and being smarter all over the field are among the items United needs to check off today.

This might not be the best time for D.C. United to have to play the San Jose Earthquakes on the road, but the calendar has no sympathy for United's messy situation. It's the 20th anniversary - give or take a few days - of MLS's first game, played between these two sides on San Jose's home turf.

D.C. United versus San Jose Earthquakes lineup: Trying to right the ship

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Ben Olsen will try to right the ship after stumbling out of the gate so far

Winless so far this season, D.C. United has a tough task on the West Coast this weekend: travel to San Jose and try and wring any possible points from the Earthquakes. They will have to do so without their best player so far this season, Marcelo Sarvas, and without their best player overall, Bill Hamid.

D.C. United 0-3 FC Dallas: the GIFs

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We look back at the match with animated internet files.

Saturday afternoon's 3-0 loss to FC Dallas was not pretty, but for D.C. United seeing them in the disrepair as they were was, in a humorous topical phrase, not great Bob. But more specifically, Bobby Boswell, as we're about to illustrate.

D.C. United dismantled 3-0 by high flying FC Dallas

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The damage was already done before Fabian Espindola had a penalty saved in the second half, and Marcelo Sarvas saw red for an errant elbow

The 2016 season went from bad to worse on Saturday afternoon for D.C. United, as the Black-and-Red were second best for 90 minutes in a 3-0 defeat to FC Dallas.

D.C. United versus LA Galaxy lineup: All eyes on central midfield

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D.C. United opens their MLS season with all eyes on the central midfield

After two games in the Concacaf Champions league, D.C. United comes back to Major League Soccer to open the regular season. They do so by taking on their old rivals out in Carson, California: the LA Galaxy. The Galaxy have gotten a lot older and a lot stranger this season, and their performance in the CCL was even worse than United's.

Freedom Kicks: D.C. United, CONCACAF Champions League, and MLS links for Wednesday February 24, 2016

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Stupid crossbars.

So close. Steve Birnbaum was robbed 3 times by Volpi, and Taylor Kemp put a dent in the crossbar with that right (!!!) footed shot. Luciano Acosta has the tools to really change some things about the attack. Marcelo Sarvas looked like the 2014 version of himself (albeit a more defensive version) than the player who was nothing special for Colorado last year.

Christen Press, USWNT, and D.C. United: Freedom Kicks for 11 February 2016

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Soccer, go!

This day, as in all days, we should strive to do what we love as well as Christen Press does what she loves. You'll see what I mean below. But first, the links!

DC United's Marcelo Sarvas says new club reminds him of LA's MLS Cup-winning teams | There is a little difference between the two, but I can see about what Marcelo is talking.

Steve Birnbaum

Have a look at D.C. United’s player ratings in FIFA 17

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From Bill Hamid to Collin Martin, we look at the home team's ratings in the game

EA Sports releases FIFA 17 on Tuesday, September 27th, and the FIFA Ultimate Team player database is now available, showing ratings for every player in the game. It should come as no surprise that players like Sebastian Giovinco, David Villa, and Andrea Pirlo are the highest rated MLS players, but how do DCU's players rate?

Seattle Sounders at D.C. United: Game time, TV schedule and live stream for MLS match thirteen

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Q13 Fox has coverage starting at 5 PM Pacific. It is also on Spanish radio (1360) with English audio on

Avoid the disaster that is Seattle traffic and watch a 5 PM game between the Seattle Sounders and D.C. United. Even though the Sounders have a poor 4-7-1 record the game will be better than rush hour traffic.

Filibuster podcast episode 181: Beyond the barbecue sauce

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We quickly review the Chicago Fire match before breaking down the most ridiculous team in MLS

It is a Tuesday, which means a downpour of Filibuster drowning your ears and making everyone drive 15 mph under the speed limit. We start by talking about another rainy day, D.C. United's 1-1 draw with the Chicago Fire.

The Rest

MLS opening weekend, U.S. Soccer’s anthem policy, and more: Freedom Kicks for Tuesday, March 7, 2017

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Quick! You have a lot to catch up on.

Buckle up, folks, because I actually got a lot to share this morning. Wouldn't you know it, soccer is busy right now!

In fact, it's busy enough that I'm organizing today's Kicks into categories. Here we go!


Armchair Analyst: Atlanta get an expansion lesson & more in Week 1 | MLS

Key takeaway: Maybe no more penalties for Marcelo Sarvas.