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He holds almost all meaningful offensive team records for D.C. United, was the first player in MLS history to reach 100 goals and 100 assists and now he has come out of retirement to join Sport Boys of the Bolivian Football Federation (FBF).
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Major League Soccer posted a twitter picture that captures the importance of winning the U.S. Open cup for D.C. United during this miserable 2013 season:
By: Chris Wimmer
Even though D.C. United where unable to hold onto their 1-0 lead against New England Saturday my family had a great time at RFK. My mother-in-law attended her very first professional soccer game/D.C. United game in what was her first trip back to RFK since the Redskins called it home.
Special thanks to Dan Giffin with D.C. United for the great seats and shout-outs to @DCU4life hosts @BlessedBklynite and @HarlemKnite for hooking up my kids with some field level access to enjoy some pre-game action. It is so fun as a fan/parent to see your kid have an amazing time and know that the next generation of Fans of United are ready to support their club.
Dave Johnson interviews the DC United Front Office and coach Ben Olsen from the DC United stadium announcement press conference.
The official Term Sheet for the newly announced D.C. United Stadium Project has been released:
DC UNITED SOCCER STADIUM PROJECT
-Ib THIS TERM SHEET ("Term-Sheg") is made and entered into on tn rl))day of
July, 2013, by and among (i) the DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA ("DtSIgQ"), a municipal
corporation, and (ii) DC SOCCER, LLC ("DC United"), a Delaware limited liability company
(each individually, a "EAIy", or, collectively, the "Parties")
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As every fan of D.C. United has already heard and The Washington Post reported: Mayor Gray, D.C. United reach tentative deal on soccer stadium for Buzzard Point D.C. United will FINALLY be getting their own, soccer specific stadium in D.C.
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“We are proud to say that D.C. United has achieved a major milestone towards establishing a permanent, state-of-the-art home in Washington, D.C.,” said United managing partner Jason Levien. “This is a significant step forward, and we are going to continue to work diligently and collaboratively with the Mayor’s office and the D.C. Council to expedite this process and make this stadium a reality."
Dave Johnson is back for another episode of Monumental FC. This time Dave goes one-on-one with DC United GM Dave Kasper on the future, which includes homegrown talent like 17-year-old Michael Seaton from Capitol Heights.
BY: Ross Brouillette
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The 21-year-old Texan, Conor Doyle, has been training with the Colorado Rapids during the English offseason, where Doyle is a reserve player for Championship side Derby County. Doyle was in Colorado due to a strong connection between the 2 clubs because the Rapids president Tim Hinchey was formerly a VP at Derby.
Not only did the Rapids want him but he shared the same sentiments saying, “I hope to stay here, I’d like to play for Oscar [Pareja, Rapids coach].”
However, after Doyle recently signed a loan deal with MLS he had to enter a lottery system because he was eligible for the MLS Draft in 2011 but failed to sign with the league and instead signed for Derby County before the draft was held.
The Rapids lost their lottery position using it earlier in the season so Doyle would have had to clear the lottery then fall to the Rapids in a waiver draft for him to play in Colorado. The odds of that happening were not very good and United snatched him in the lottery with only 2 other teams entering.
DC could be using Doyle as a bargaining chip knowing that the Rapids are interested in him(it’s happened before in MLS, think Montreal with Houston’s Brian Ching).
On the other hand, Doyle’s MLS loan deal has an option to buy so D.C. United could very well be interested in keeping the player at the end of the 6 months. But, depending on how serious Derby County is about keeping Doyle, the price could leave United with second thoughts.
“This loan will allow us to take a close look at him with an eye on the future,” D.C. United general manager Dave Kasper said in a release.
But for me, using a roster slot on a player on loan for 6 months seems shortsighted unless United are looking to buy or use the acquisition as leverage for a player, allocation money, or draft picks.
Take a look at this goal he scored while playing with Perry Kitchen on the U.S. U-20 National Team at the 2011 CONCACAF U-20 Championships.