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Olsen: Hard work key to first win of 2018

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D.C. United breathed a deep sigh of relief Saturday night after finally getting their first win of the 2018 MLS season over the Columbus Crew.

For Ben Olsen, it was the product of the hard work that the team has been putting in through the early months of the season.

"You want to get the first three points because the guys have put in a lot of hard work," said Olsen following the win over the Crew.

Report: Potential new D.C. United owners eye Balotelli as part of double DP additions

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As D.C. United reportedly nears a sale that would see a new majority owner, that potential owner would apparently help open the doors for some serious reinforcements this summer.

According to Sports Illustrated, the proposed sale would pave the way for D.C. United to add two new designated players, and the club has recently been in contact with super agent Mino Raiola regarding Italian forward Mario Balotelli.

Brillant own goal lifts Sporting KC to victory over D.C. United

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Sporting Kansas City made it three wins in a row, beating D.C. United 1-0 on Saturday at Children's Mercy Park.

The game's lone goal came after only three minutes after D.C.'s Frederic Brillant scored an own goal. The home side's in form midfielder, Felipe Gutierrez, won the ball yards from the penalty area, and made his way to the left side of the box.

D.C. United rescues late point with dramatic equalizer against Dynamo

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D.C. United picked up a point in the most dramatic of ways, grabbing a late equalizer in the last minute of play against the Houston Dynamo at the Maryland SoccerPlex, where the match finished 2-2.

The equalizer came in the seventh minute of stoppage time, when Yamil Asad's freekick landed in the penalty area.

Martinez, Almiron, Villalba power Atlanta United past D.C. United

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A club record crowd of 72,035 fans saw all of Atlanta United's centerpieces take control of D.C. United from start to finish.

Josef Martinez, Miguel Almiron, and Hector Villalba all found the back of the net as Atlanta took down D.C. by a 3-1 score. It was a perfect way to start their home campaign against a team that beat them thrice last season.

Orlando City's late equalizer steals a point from D.C. United

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ORLANDO, Fla. Orlando City has a history of game-tying goals in stoppage time on opening day, and Saturday night was no different.

A 10-man Lions side came back at the death to steal a point from D.C. United with a 93rd minute goal finish 1-1 at Orlando City Stadium.

Yamil Asad scored the only goal of the night for the visiting side, which didn't arrive in central Florida until about eight hours before kickoff due to bad weather up north delaying their flights.

SBI MLS Season Preview: D.C. United

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D.C. United has found a way in the past to use poor campaigns as motivation for the following season. 2014 saw the team finish atop the as the MLS' Eastern Conference, a year after finishing bottom in the East under head coach Ben Olsen.

Following a pair of fourth-place finishes in 2015-16, lets just say that 2017 was the not the season that Olsen and his players had hoped for.

MLS Ticker: TFC to sign Spanish midfielder, Orlando after centerback and more

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Toronto FC added reportedly another piece to their roster signing 24-year-old Spanish midfielder Ager Aketxe from Athletic Bilbao on a free transfer, according to Goal USA.

Aketxe spent time with the Spanish U-20 national team but has failed to make much of an impact in La Liga since signing with Athletic in 2014.

D.C. acquires Yamil Asad in exchange for allocation money

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D.C. United's attack became more dangerous on Tuesday, as the club officially announced a deal with Atlanta United for midfielder Yamil Asad.

D.C. will send up to $600,000 in allocation money to the Five Stripes in exchange for the services of the Argentinian. Atlanta will receive $200,000 in general allocation money and $100,000 targeted allocation money in 2018 and $100,000 in both GAM and TAM in 2019.

Timbers acquire U.S. U-20 Eryk Williamson from D.C. United

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The Portland Timbers have added a U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team midfielder.

On Tuesday, the Timbers announced that the club has acquired the Homegrown rights to University of Maryland product Eryk Williamson from D.C. United in exchange for $100,000 General Allocation Money in 2018, $100,000 Targeted Allocation Money in 2019, a 2018 international spot and a second-round pick in the 2020 MLS Draft.

MLS Ticker: D.C. United lands David Ousted, Sam Adekugbe transfers to Norwegian side, and more

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David Ousted is set to be Bill Hamid's replacement in the nation's capital.

Ousted, 32, transfers to United on a reported two-year contract following a completed trade between the Vancouver Whitecaps and Black and Red. The Danish goalkeeper, who has a third year club option in his new contract, will earn roughly $500,000 this upcoming season, keeping him under the Designated Player threshold.

MLS Ticker: Cole signs new Galaxy contract, Timbers sign Costa Rican defender and more

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Ashley Cole is gearing up to spend his third season in MLS, as the LA Galaxy have signed the defender to a new contract with the English left back, according to theLos Angeles Times.

Cole has flown under the radar a bit during his time with the Galaxy, but he's been a steady force for the historic franchise, playing 55 regular-season contests.

Veron, Carrasco, Mallace selected in Stage 2 of MLS Re-Entry Draft

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D.C. United poached one of their biggest rival's attacking midfielders in Stage 2 of the MLS Re-Entry Draft on Thursday.

D.C. took Gonzalo Veron with the second selection in the draft. The Black and Red still have to negotiate a contract with the Argentinian midfielder who scored 10 goals during his three years with the New York Red Bulls.

Veron, Red Bulls top D.C. United in final match at RFK Stadium

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Gonzalo Veron continues to play hero for the New York Red Bulls heading towards the postseason.

The Red Bulls played a less than first choice squad, and it took a long time for the visitors to get going in the match. D.C. United looked good for sending off their home of 22 years in style before the Red Bulls came charging back to win 2-1.

Bill Hamid leaving D.C. United after this season

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Sunday will be goalkeeper Bill Hamid's final game with D.C. United.

The club's longest tenured player will leave at the end of the season after weighing extention offers from the club and considering other options for his future.

"I want to push myself and see how far I can go because I know I have the work ethic and the hunger to take myself very far in this game," Hamid told the Washington Post.

Valeri goal, two assists send Timbers to playoffs with win over D.C.

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The Portland Timbers are back in the playoffs after a year away from post-season action.

Diego Valeri was the hero as he opened the scoring from the spot just before half time and provided the assists on the second and third goals from Alvas Powell and Sebastian Blanco, respectively, as they toppled D.

Crew clinch playoff berth with win over D.C. United

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After a year away from the postseason, the Columbus Crew are headed back to the MLS Cup Playoffs.

The Crew took care of D.C. United by a comfortable 2-0 score line in their home finale at MAPFRE Stadium on Saturday night to seal their spot in the MLS postseason party. It was also the club's 12th home win of the season, which is a franchise record.

Late own goal dooms Red Bulls in tie with D.C. United

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Gonzalo Veron nearly saved the New York Red Bulls season before an own goal stole the show in the 91st minute.

The own goal erased the Argentinian Designated Player's fourth goal of the season to give the Red Bulls a 3-3 draw against D.C. United.

Veron's shift was perhaps his best as a Red Bull, remaining active in front of goal, setting up his teammates and scoring another penalty kick.

Patrick Mullins' four goals lift D.C. United over spineless Quakes

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Coming into Saturday's match, D.C United's forward Patrick Mullins, had yet to put one in the back of the net in limited action this season. That all changed in 45 minutes.

The forward fired a hat-trick plus one against a spineless San Jose Earthquakes in D.C. United's 4-0 victory at RFK Stadium in one of the Black and Red's few bright spots of the season.

Orlando City tops D.C. United for first win in two months

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For many reasons, Orlando City was in dire need of a victory, and the Lions got one on Saturday thanks to the play of their forward line.

Dom Dwyer and Cyle Larin combined on Orlando City's opener before Giles Barnes fired a second moments later, sealing a 2-0 win over D.C. United at Orlando City Stadium.

D.C. United wins third straight by toppling Revs

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It took a while for fans at RFK stadium to see a goal but D.C. United finally got their third win in a row with yet another one-goal win.

After a long wait, Luciano Acosta's effort proved to be all United needed to get a 1-0 win against the New England Revolution.

Own goal propels D.C. United to another win over Atlanta United

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For the first time since early April, D.C. United made it back to back league victories, and Ben Olsen's side used a little luck to defeat visiting Atlanta United yet again.

A 46th-minute own goal by Atlanta's Michael Parkhurst sealed three points for the hosts, who captured a1-0 at RFK Stadium on Wednesday evening.

Calamitous own goal dooms Rapids in loss to D.C. United

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Saturday's clash between the Colorado Rapids and D.C. United was a match of two cellar-dwellers, and it was fittingly decided in calamitous fashion.

Jared Watts' first half own goal proved the game's lone goal as D.C. United snapped an eight-game losing streak dating back to late June.

D.C. United signs goalkeeper Steve Clark

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Steve Clark is heading back to MLS.

The former Columbus Crew keeper has signed on with D.C. United.The 31-year-old goalkeeper left the Crew last year for AC Horsens in the Danish Super League. He started 17 matches in Denmark before returning to the States.

RSL edges D.C. United on Luis Silva goal

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It took a whole day longer than expected, but Real Salt Lake departed RFK Stadium with all three points via a narrow win on Sunday.

Luis Silva fired the lone goal on Sunday, leading RSL to a 1-0 victory over D.C. United in the nation's capital.

D.C. United-RSL postponed due to weather

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Paul Arriola's D.C. United debut was cut short due to weather.

Saturday's match between D.C. and Real Salt Lake lasted just 28 minutes before being delayed due to a massive rainstorm. The pitch quickly became flooded, forcing the eventual decision to postpone the match.

D.C. United focuses on youth, potential with roster overhaul

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No MLS team was busier at the tail end of the secondary transfer window than D.C. United.

Two players left the club while four new ones came into the fold. They took a roster filled with old, familiar MLS names on the wrong side of 30 and replaced them with younger players brought in from foreign leagues that many fans may not recognize right away.

Report: USMNT winger Paul Arriola nearing D.C. United move

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Paul Arriola has recently been linked with an MLS move, and now it appears the U.S. Men's National Team winger is set to become a major part of a D.C. United rebuild.

According to Goal USA, the Club Tijuana winger is nearing a move to D.C. United.

MLS Ticker: D.C. linked with Gary Medel, David Accam linked with Hannover and more

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D.C. United seems to be ready to make a splash in the transfer market with a defensive enforcer.

A few days after being linked with Nigel de Jong, the Washington Postlinked the Black and Red with midfielder Gary Medel.

The Chilean center back is under contract with Inter Milan until the end of 2018 and he would presumably have to be bought with a transfer fee, and D.

Minnesota United thrash fellow bottom-feeders D.C. United

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After not scoring in more than three games, the floodgates opened for Minnesota United on Saturday night.

In the battle of the bottom feeders, the Loons convincingly got the better of D.C. United with a 4-0 win at TCF Bank Stadium.The Loons were in a tough stretch coming into the game with a 351-minute scoreless drought, but it took the team just eight minutes to snap the scoreless streak.

Dynamo use trio of first-half goals to sink D.C. United

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The Houston Dynamo have been one of Major League Soccer's worst road teams this season, struggling to replicate their home form. Wilmer Cabrera's side, however, used a trio of first-half goals to down host D.C. United, 3-1 at RFK Stadium on Saturday evening for their first road win of the season.

Sounders mount huge comeback to top D.C. United

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There is a reason, perhaps, the Seattle Sounders are the defending MLS Cup champions.

A reason, too, D.C. United owns the worst record in the league.

D.C. United entered Wednesday's match against the Sounders with the worst record in MLS, and having scored eight fewer goals than any other team in the league.

Roland Lamah's latest double helps FC Dallas trounce D.C. United

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A 15-minute goal-scoring barrage was all FC Dallas needed to roll over D.C. United in Dallas on Tuesday evening.

Roland Lamah scored twice on either side of halftime to give FC Dallas the lead and to seal the victory for the home side.

Lamah's first goal came in the second minute of stoppage time in the first half.

Blerim Dzemaili, Impact shut out D.C. United at home in Canada Day affair

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Canada Day in Montreal had a hint of blue to it.

Despite being a battle between the two bottom feeders of the Eastern Conference, and having a decimated team, the Montreal Impact showed that they can come up with a great performance.

Goals by Blerim Dzemaili and Chris Duvall gave the Impact a 2-0 win at home over DC United on Saturday night.

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Crew, Union share points in drab draw

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In any sport, early season matches could see teams on their game from the get go or still working out some kinks. Saturday's clash between the Philadelphia Union and Columbus Crew was more of the latter.

Both the Crew and Union lacked the final product on Saturday, tying 0-0 in a lackluster draw at Talen Energy Stadium.

Report: D.C. United makes deal with Atlanta United to land Yamil Asad

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It looks like Yamil Asad will be playing in MLS in 2018, after all. He just will not be doing so for Atlanta United.

ESPN reported on Monday that D.C. United has made multiple moves to acquire Asad on a season-long loan with option to buy, Asad was on the books of Argentine club Velez Sarsfield, but D.

MLS Ticker: Veron returns to Argentina, D.C. announces sites for first two home games and more

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Gonzalo Veron will not be joining his former team's rival in 2018.

The former New York Red Bulls midfielder, who was selected by D.C. United in the Re-Entry Draft, joined up with Argentinian side Independiente for the 2018 campaign.

Veron failed to live up to his price tag, as he only scored 10 goals and recorded four assists in three seasons with the Red Bulls.

Report: Galaxy finalizing deal for Perry Kitchen

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After spending two seasons in Scotland and Denmark, U.S. Men's National Team midfielder Perry Kitchen is on his way back to MLS, according to ESPN.

The LA Galaxy have reportedly sent $200,000 in Targeted Allocation Money and $100,000 in General Allocation Money to D.C. United to acquire the MLS rights of the 25-year-old midfielder.

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.

MLS Ticker: Philippe Senderos signs with Dynamo, Sounders trade for Lamar Neagle and more

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There will be a new face in Wilmer Cabrera's flat back four.

The Houston Dynamo have announced the signing of 32-year-old Swiss center-back, Philippe Senderos, who joins the Western Conference side on a free transfer, after a brief stint with Scottish side Rangers last season. The former six-year Arsenal defender, has featured in four World Cups with Switzerland on top of his 15 years in some of Europe's top flight leagues.