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Santino Quaranta to be inducted to Maryland Soccer Hall of Fame

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Tino becomes the latest Black-and-Red alum to receive such an honor.

Former D.C. United player Santino Quaranta is part of the latest class of the Maryland Soccer Hall of Fame, and will be inducted with six others in a ceremony to be held this coming Friday. Quaranta becomes the second D.

DCU U23 roundup: Streak, PDL playoff hopes end as summer starts to

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We wrap up last week's activities for the Black and Red youth.

D.C. United's U-23 team found themselves in the middle of a dogfight last week, as one of five teams separated by two points in a battle for first (and a playoff spot) in the USL-PDL Mid-Atlantic Division. The difficult circumstances - three games in five days, and the last two on the road within a 24 hour span - were going to require a mighty push.

Freedom Kicks for 20 March 2014: Kicked right out of the CCL

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Put on some coffee, drink your tea, chug down a Coke, or whatever else you need to do, and read this morning's Freedom Kicks!

In today's Freedom Kicks we have Santino Quaranta, the end of the MLS referee lockout, Clint Dempsey being naughty, and German-based American right backs.

Santino Quaranta named D.

D.C. United and CSN Washington announce television schedule

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D.C. United and CSN Washington have finally released their television schedule, with the first game not broadcast until May 3.

D.C. United and CSN Washington have finally announced their television schedule for the 2014 season, in which Dave Johnson will return as play-by-play announcer and Santino Quaranta will take over from John Harkes and the color commentator.

Santino Quaranta hired as the head coach for the USL PDL Baltimore Bohemians

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Former D.C. United winger Santino Quaranta has been announced as the new head coach of the Baltimore Bohemians.

The Baltimore Bohemians, of the USL Premier Development League, announced today that formed D.C. United midfielder Santino Quaranta will be taking over as their head coach. Ranked 7th in all-time D.

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.

The Harkesy Award, presented to the best leader on D.C. United

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The Benny Awards are slowly coming to their conclusion, with the voting for the Harkesy Award now open.

The Harksey Award, which is the antepenultimate Benny Award, is presented to the best leader on D.C. United for the past year. It is named, of course, after former captain for life of the USMNT and D.

The Freddy Award, for the biggest story of D.C. United's 2013 season.

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Which story D.C. United's 2013 season most resonated with the fanbase? Let's find out!

The Benny Awards continue, with today's award named after one of the most infamous members of D.C. United: Freddy Adu. You all know the story of the "next Pele" who signed with MLS when he was 14 and since then has appeared on 9 different teams in the next 10 years.

Monumental Network's first D.C. United game marred by production issues, but Dave Johnson and Santino Quaranta shine

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While the game itself was shambolic, the first broadcast of a D.C. United game by Monumental Network was more of a mixed bag. Overall, the production values of the broadcast were rather poor, but the combination of Santino Quaranta and Dave Johnson was a good match that can only get better as the two get more familiar with each other.

Union vs DC United quick reference

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All-time record: 2–1–1
At PPL Park/The Linc: 2–0–0
At RFK Stadium: 0–1–1
Goals for: 8
Goals against: 8

Did you know...

The Union's first ever win was against DC United.

SBI MLS Season Preview: D.C. United

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By THOMAS FLOYD

For D.C. United fans anxious over the club's four-year playoff absence, this past offseason was an exercise in patience.

While United came back from the worst campaign in club history in 2010 to compete for a postseason berth until last season's final week, a lack of experience in the back, consistency up top and depth all around derailed their chances.

Rodriguez scores 5, USWNT scores 14, more news

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Photo: Paul Rudderow

The U.S. women's national team won 14-0 over the Dominican Republic on Friday. Yes, the women's soccer team won by that score. Amy Rodriguez scored five goals.

At halftime, Abby Wambach told her teammates to keep scoring in the Olympic qualifier, despite being up 7-0, because goal differential can impact Olympic qualifying qualifying.

D.C. United opens preseason with plenty of roster vacancies, new faces

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By AVI CREDITOR

The majority of D.C. United's offseason roster questions have not fully been answered, and as the club's preseason got underway with the first day of training on Wednesday, it is clear that there is plenty to be done before the team takes its final shape.

MLS 2011-12 Offseason Transactions

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While the transfer window in Europe opens up in less than 48 hours, Major League Soccer teams have been busy since the season ended, rebuilding and retooling for next season. Here is a team-by-team look at what each side has done so far this offseason. Who has had the best offseason?

Chicago Fire

IN: Jay Nolly (12/5: trade from Vancouver); F Kheli Dube (12/12: Re-Entry Stage 2/New England)

OUT: Christian Nazarit (12/7: option declined); F Gabriel Ferrari (12/7: option declined); G Alec Dufty (12/12: option declined); M Baggio Husidic(12/12: Re-Entry Stage 2/Colorado); G Jon Conway (12/12: Re-Entry Stage 2/LA Galaxy)

Chivas USA

IN: Ryan Smith (11/21: trade from Sporting KC); D James Riley (11/23: from Seattle, via trade from Montreal); M Arturo Alvarez (12/5: Re-Entry Stage 1/RSL); M Oswaldo Minda(12/21: SD Quito)

OUT: Justin Braun (11/23: trade to Montreal); M Gerson Mayen (11/23: trade to Montreal); D Zarek Valentin (11/23: expansion draft); MPaulo Nagamura (11/29: trade to Sporting KC); D Andrew Boyens (12/12: Re-Entry Stage 2/LA Galaxy); F Chukwudi Chujindu (12/12: option declined); M Simon Elliott (12/12: out of contract); G Zach Thornton (12/12: option declined); D Mariano Trujillo (12/12: option declined)

Colorado Rapids

IN: Baggio Husidic (12/12: Re-Entry Stage 2/Chicago); D Hunter Freeman (12/12: Re-Entry Stage 2/Houston)

OUT: Sanna Nyassi (11/23: expansion draft); D Mike Holody (12/12: option declined); MBaggio Husidic (12/23: free/Hammarby)

Columbus Crew

IN: Carlos Mendes (12/5: Re-Entry Stage 1/New York); G Matt Lampson (12/15: Home Grown)

OUT: Josh Gardner (11/23: expansion draft); M Santiago Prim (11/23: waived); D Dejan Rusmir (11/23: waived); F Andrés Mendoza(12/6: option declined); M Kevin Burns (12/12: option declined); F Jeff Cunningham (12/12: option declined)

DC United

IN: Robbie Russell (11/29: trade from RSL)

OUT: Santino Quaranta (12/7: retired); DMarc Burch (12/12: Re-Entry Stage 2/Seattle); MClyde Simms (12/12: Re-Entry Stage 2/New England); M Brandon Barklage (12/12: option declined); G Steve Cronin (12/12: option declined); F Joseph Ngwenya (12/12: option declined); D Jed Zayner (12/12: option declined); D Devon McTavish (12/22: retired)

FC Dallas

IN:Â

OUT: Edson Edward (11/23: waived); DJeremy Hall (11/29: trade to Toronto); F Maykel Galindo (12/12: option declined); F Maicon Santos (12/12: option declined); M Marvin Chávez (12/16: trade to San Jose)

Houston Dynamo

IN:  Nathan Sturgis (12/29: trade from Toronto)

OUT: Brian Ching (11/23: expansion draft); MFrancisco Navas Cobo (11/23: waived); G Evan Newton (11/23: waived); F Carlo Costly (11/24: option declined); D Hunter Freeman (12/12: Re-Entry Stage 2/Colorado); F Jason Garey (12/12: option declined); D Eddie Robinson (12/12: option declined)

LA Galaxy

IN: Andrew Boyens (12/12: Re-Entry Stage 2/Chivas USA); D Chris Leitch (12/12: Re-Entry Stage 2/San Jose); F Pat Noonan (12/12: Re-Entry Stage 2/Seattle); G Jon Conway (12/12: Re-Entry Stage 2/Chicago); M Marcelo Sarvas(12/13: free/Alajuelense); M Jose Villarreal(12/22: Home Grown)

OUT: D Gregg Berhalter (12/9: retired);G Donovan Ricketts (11/28: trade to Montreal Impact)

Montreal Impact

IN: Nelson Rivas (10/3: free/Inter Milan, Italy); G Evan Bush (10/21: NASL Impact); D Sinisa Ubiparipovic (11/1: NASL Impact); M Hassoun Camara (11/3: NASL Impact); D Jeb Brovsky (11/23: expansion draft); D Bobby Burling (11/23: expansion draft); F Brian Ching (11/23: expansion draft); D Josh Gardner (11/23: expansion draft); M Justin Mapp (11/23: expansion draft); M Sanna Nyassi (11/23: expansion draft); D James Riley(11/23: expansion draft); D Seth Sinovic (11/23: expansion draft); M Collen Warner (11/23: expansion draft); D Zarek Valentin (11/23: expansion draft); F Justin Braun (11/23: trade from Chivas USA); M Gerson Mayen (11/23: trade from Chivas USA); D Tyson Wahl (11/23: trade from Seattle Sounders); M Bryan Arguez(11/25: free/Ft.

Some Soccer News for Tue Dec 20, 2011

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STARTERS

Abby Wambach was named the AP Female Athlete of Year. Huge congrats to her.

DU NORD AT THE CONTROLS

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STORY OF THE DAY

Chris Bascombe of the Telegraph reports that Liverpool forward Luis Suarez has been suspended for 8 games and fined $70K for directing racial slurs at Man United Patrice Evra earlier this season.

5 Questions: DC, Crew, Quakes, Academy, And Suites

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By Tony Edwards - San Jose, CA (Dec 6, 2011) US Soccer Players -- In today's edition, Tony asks about goals in Columbus, looks at an already productive MLS youth development academy, and follows up on the suite business in Major League Soccer. What former US National Team and DC United midfielder retired last week?

MLS Notes: Quaranta retires, Mullan re-signs with Colorado and more

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By FRANCO PANIZO

We've seen the last of Santino Quaranta as a professional soccer player.

Quaranta has called it a career after 11 seasons in MLS, according to the Washington Post. Feeling that there's nothing left to accomplish, Quaranta ends his time as a player with 27 goals and 29 assists in 180 MLS matches and 15 caps and one goal for the U.

Episode 94 – Forever Lazy

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Join the guys in the final episode of 2011. They look back at D.C. United's most recent player moves and look ahead to 2012. They also talk about the MLS Cup and the moves made by the expansion Monteral Impact.

Wednesday's Upside: Exits

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Their Words It's disappointing. Done deal, see you later. It's puzzling. It hurts. You put so much into your organization. ‘D.C. United' were the first words my [2 1/2-year-old] son learned. Santino Quaranta, speaking to The Washington Post's Steven Goff. Other Sources Soccer fan Obama makes call to MLS champs - from USA Today's Aamer Madhani: but this was the first time a sitting president has called to congratulate a cup-winning coach, according to the.

United, Quaranta Part Ways

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DC United did not exercise the option on Santino Quaranta's contract, leaving the long time DC United player out in the cold.

MLS Notes: Crew cut Mendoza; Jakovic, Ream secure training stints and more

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By FRANCO PANIZO

Andres Mendoza may have scored 13 goals in his first full season in MLS, but that didn't stop him from being let go by the Columbus Crew.

At times the subject of controversy due to his behavior, Mendoza was among the players whose options were declined by Columbus on Tuesday.

United leaves 11 players unprotected for MLS Expansion Draft

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Major League Soccer released the official list of players left unprotected for the 2011 Expansion Draft. D.C. United left 11 players unprotected including veterans Steve Cronin and Santino Quaranta.

According to the press release from MLS - each current MLS club has had the opportunity to protect 11 players from their 2011 roster.

2011 Expansion Draft List: DC United

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DC United has a very young roster that Ben Olsen will try to save. (Getty Images)

Moving on today in the expansion draft lists, I really wanted to get to this one yesterday but ran out of time.

DC United just missed out on the playoffs this season. Injuries and poor form down the stretch really hurt them when it mattered most.

Your Eastern Conference Champions

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Sporting KC didn't have to rely on other results, KC took care of business themselves, beating DC 1-0 and earning themselves the top spot in the Eastern Conference. KC started an unchanged lineup from the one that clinched a playoff spot vs New York. KC once again had the early pressure creating some decent chances, the best of which was a cross that Omar Bravo ran onto in the fourth minute.

Chicago Fire vs. D.C. United: The Basics

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I was at RFK Stadium last night. I was at RFK Stadium last year when the Fire won on the backs of two goals after the 80th minute. I certainly did not expect to see a repeat two-late-goal performance after Dwayne De Rosario converted his 89th minute penalty kick. A fairly blah game turned into a story for the ages when Sebastian Grazzini scored a scorcher of a goal and Diego Chaves finished D.

Whitecaps damage D.C. United's playoff chances with win

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By JOSE M. ROMERO

On the outside looking in for a playoff spot to begin the night, the climb toward the MLS postseason got a little steeper for D.C. United.Â

The Vancouver Whitecaps played spoiler Wednesday night at B.C. Place Stadium, holding on for a 2-1 victory thanks to strong defensive play for 56 minutes, another goal for leading scorer Camilo and the first career MLS goal for forward Long Tan.

Le Toux, Farfan lead Union past D.C. United

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By JOEY SAMUEL

CHESTER, Pa.--In the ever-changing Eastern Conference playoff race, the Philadelphia Union have become the latest team to post a statement win.

A night after Sporting Kansas City made their intentions of winning the East clear with a 2-1 win over Columbus, the Union responded by defeating bitter rivals D.

Angel scores twice, Kennedy preserves draw with D.C. with late PK save

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By AVI CREDITOR

WASHINGTON -- Juan Pablo Angel's resurgent night nearly got offset by a questionable decision at the worst possible time for Chivas USA.

That is until Dan Kennedy came to the rescue.

The Chivas USA goalkeeper saved a Dwayne De Rosario penalty kick in stoppage time, and Angel scored twice in the second half to lift Chivas USA out of a two-goal hole and carry the Goats to a 2-2 draw with D.

Seattle Sounders v DC United - Interactive Lineup Card, Statistics

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Neither the Seattle Sounders nor DC United will be going into the Saturday 6PM match will have their preferred XI. DC lost DP Branko Boscovic early in the year and Chris Pontius just last week. For the Sounders Sigi Schmid isn't used to picking his first choice. With significant injuries marring most of the year, intermittent injuries popping up and the packed schedule the lineup shifts are so frequent they aren't surprising.

Major League Soccer

How have the other MLS teams done in the off-season? Part 1: East Coast

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The off-season has been busy for the teams in Major League Soccer with players moving in and players moving out. This is the first part of a three-part look at the league's transactions. Today I'll be taking a look at the teams on the East Coast and how they stack up for the upcoming season.

Besides a simple 'IN' and 'OUT' look for players, I'll be using the terms 'Minutes XI Returning' and 'Minutes Gameday 18 Returning'.

MLS Re-Entry Draft field lacks stars, dominated by veteran role players

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By THOMAS FLOYD

Fans expecting their team to nab that missing piece of the MLS Cup puzzle in the Re-entry Draft on Monday shouldn't get their hopes up.

Last year, clubs used the mechanism to bolster their rosters with the likes of Juan Pablo Angel, Josh Wolff, Jimmy Conrad and Cory Gibbs.

Benny Feilhaber & Michele Allred: The Many Wonders Of Their Wedding Registry

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You'd think footballers have it all, but as Santino Quaranta's salary surprisingly reminded us, pay scales weren't created equal and thus, MLS players probably don't have it all.

When it comes to everyday household items like whisks and serving trays, 'ballers everywhere should leave the heavy clicking to their better halves, just like New England's Benny Feilhaber seems to have smartly done with his fiancé, Michele.

Re-Entry Draft field continues to shrink, leaves few options ahead of first stage

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By AVI CREDITOR

Don't expect to be wowed by the second edition of the MLS Re-Entry Draft now that most of the big names initially available are off the table.

Between Bobby Convey being traded to Sporting Kansas City, Bobby Boswell re-signing with the Houston Dynamo, Ante Jazic re-signing with Chivas USA and Santino Quaranta retiring, the quality of the draft pool has dropped immensely.

Miglioranzi, Harrison let go

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Philadelphia Union declined contract options for midfielder Stefani Miglioranzi and goalkeeper Chase Harrison, leaving each out of contract and available for election in Major League Soccer's Re-Entry Draft.

Miglioranzi, 34, is one of two remaining Union originals selected in the Expansion Draft in November 2009, along with Sebastien Le Toux.

Seattle Sounders

MLS Re-Entry Draft Round 2

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Round 2 of the MLS Re-Entry Draft will conclude shortly around 1:00 PM CST today. All four of the top targets in Gregg Mixdorf's original article are off the board. Bobby Convey was traded to Sporting Kansas City. Chivas USA selected Arturo Alvarez and his ridiculous salary in Round 1 of the Re-Entry Draft.

Some Soccer News for Wed Nov 30, 2011

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STARTERS

The Mexican Semifinals start tonight.

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STORY OF THE DAY

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TEAM USA - EL EQUIPO DE TODOS

Brian Sciaretta of Yanks Abroad talks to Fabian Johnson about playing for his new international team.

The Rest

USMNT player Santino Quaranta named coach of Baltimore Bohs

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Former USMNT player Santino Quaranta is the new head coach of the Baltimore Bohs, a Premier Developmental League club. Read More

Quaranta set for unique chance in India

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Santino Quaranta likely deserved a less abrupt end to his playing career. Instead, he is getting an unprecedented chance at a new beginning.

After not being offered a new contract with D.

Santino Quaranta comes of age

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It seems Santino Quaranta grew up before our eyes. An impetuous, young player from Baltimore, Tino first won our hearts as a 16-year-old draftee in 2001. His tone was brash, his actions passionate and his play was daring. We loved every minute of it.


Monday's Upside: Decisions

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Their Words As a soccer player, you're expected to push it until you're 33, 34 years old. That's not me. This is it. My gut and heart were telling me, and I'm at peace with it. Santino Quaranta, speaking to The Washington Post's Steven Goff about his retirement announcement. Other Sources Tijuana want to be SoCal's team - from MLSsoccer.