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Pentagon Paid Up To $6.8 Million Of Taxpayer Money To Pro Sports Teams For Military Tributes

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 11.04.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON --  The Department of Defense doled out as much as $6.8 million in taxpayer money to professional sports teams to honor the military ...

Futbol, Excellence and Mediocrity II

Robert Wilson | Posted 10.30.2015 | Sports
Robert Wilson

There may be a perception that MLS has deep pockets. Certainly, the profiles of the MLS owners would lead one to believe that that is the case. But in truth, the MLS business model is structured to avoid leveraging their wealth.

MLS Playoffs: DC United 2-1 New England Revolution

Simon Heseltine | Posted 10.29.2015 | Sports
Simon Heseltine

This 1st round MLS playoff game pitted DC United against the New England Revolution for the right to play the New York Red Bulls in the Eastern Conference Semi-final

D.C. United 4 - 0 Chicago Fire

Simon Heseltine | Posted 10.18.2015 | Sports
Simon Heseltine

D.C. United entered Sunday's game against the Chicago Fire knowing that a win would keep them in contention for a 1st round bye in the playoffs.

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: 5 For Fighting With... Five for Fighting (September Octo-Mom Edition)

Jon Chattman | Posted 09.21.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Note: this is not Five for Fighting We at A-Sides are fortunate to have a monthly column with John Ondrasik AKA Five for Fighting. The man sings and...

Colorado Rapids 1 - 1 D.C. United

Simon Heseltine | Posted 09.15.2015 | Sports
Simon Heseltine

D.C. United, best in the East, on a 3 game losing streak, up against the Colorado Rapids, with 3 wins in their last 4 league games. 15,943 fans watched to see if those trends would continue.

D.C. United 0-2 San Jose Earthquakes

Simon Heseltine | Posted 08.23.2015 | Sports
Simon Heseltine

In their last two home games D.C. United fell behind to early goals against Philadelphia and Real Salt Lake before rallying for the win. This time there'd be no way back from the early goal.

MLS Player Chad Barrett Scores, Immediately Injures Himself While Celebrating

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 08.10.2015 | Sports

The Seattle Sounders scored early against the Los Angeles Galaxy on Sunday, but were dealt a heavy blow in return. Within the first minute of the mat...

Brand Greatness: From the Fan's Perspective

Damian Bazadona | Posted 08.04.2015 | Business
Damian Bazadona

This past week, I spent some time in the beautiful city of Denver, Colorado enjoying the Major League Soccer All-Star Game and supporting festivities. I've worked with the League in a range of capacities over the years and the relationship they continue to build with their fans impresses me every time I see it in action.

D.C. United 6 - 4 Real Salt Lake

Simon Heseltine | Posted 08.02.2015 | Sports
Simon Heseltine

6 days earlier, D.C. United had allowed the opposition to score 2 early goals, then stormed back to win the game. 2-0 down after 21 minutes. Not only did they do it again, but this time they produced a veritable goal-fest.

Athletes' Wives Team Up To Ease The Difficulties Of Getting Traded

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 07.31.2015 | Sports

“You’re joking,” an exasperated Lory Ankiel said into the phone. Nothing about Rick Ankiel’s July 31, 2010, trade to the Atla...

The Refrain 'Oh, When the Spurs...' With its Echoes of Glory is Increasingly Reverberating Over American Soil

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 07.27.2015 | Sports
Ashley Jude Collie

Already one of the best supported English teams here with over 40 supporters groups nationwide, Spurs recently signed a new commercial partnership with Fanatics a major North American sport merchandise retailer.

D.C. United 3 - 2 Philadelphia Union

Simon Heseltine | Posted 07.27.2015 | Sports
Simon Heseltine

D.C. United came into this game on the back of a 3 game losing streak. A trade with Real Salt Lake resulted in proven goal scorer, and Costa Rican international, Alvaro Saborio joining the team. With this increased firepower United were hoping to reverse their slide and get a win. It didn't start out well...

Shakespeare's Hotspur Would Be Proud to See His Namesake Tottenham Hotspur Leading Another British Invasion of America

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 07.21.2015 | Sports
Ashley Jude Collie

The profile of England's elite football league has never been higher. So it makes sense that "Spurs" are making huge moves in growing that base.

Hiring Guru: Lamar Hunt Jr. -- A Humble Maverick

David Jensen | Posted 07.17.2015 | Business
David Jensen

In addition to being a member of the founding family of the NFL's Kansas City Chiefs and operators of the MLS's FC Dallas, his education and devotion to his Catholic religion guide his vast philanthropic activities. Two of his passions in life are classical music and promoting healthy family relationships in the community.

Robbie Rogers Wants To Be 'Extremely Flamboyant' At Anti-LGBT Russia, Qatar World Cups

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 07.13.2015 | Sports

The world's only gay professional footballer doesn't plan on hiding who he is at the next two World Cups.  LA Galaxy fullback Robbie Rogers told...

The Hidden International PR Disaster That Could Derail MLS -- Part 1

Steve Clare | Posted 06.24.2015 | Sports
Steve Clare

What will the world see when the cameras and the eyes of the world look into our house and see us in our own natural environment? It will be a reality TV show for the North American soccer community.

Clint Dempsey Sees Red, Rips Ref's Notebook To Pieces

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 06.17.2015 | Sports

Hey, ref, you're making Clint Dempsey mad. You won't like him when he's mad. DEMPSEY SMASH! The Seattle Sounders forward got a little frustrated...

D.C. United 1 - 2 Toronto F.C.

Simon Heseltine | Posted 06.07.2015 | Sports
Simon Heseltine

D.C. United entered this contest with Toronto F.C. knowing that by avoiding defeat they'd be equalizing a club record of 17 unbeaten home league games, and expand their club record of unbeaten home games in all competitions to 21.

D.C. United 2 - 1 Orlando City

Simon Heseltine | Posted 05.14.2015 | Sports
Simon Heseltine

May 13th marked the first visit of Orlando City to Washington D.C. The last, and first time ever, that these teams met, in Orlando in April, D.C. United came away with a 91st minute winner, would this game be as close?

D.C. United 1 - 1 Sporting Kansas City

Simon Heseltine | Posted 05.11.2015 | Sports
Simon Heseltine

A crowd of 16,221 people were at RFK on Saturday to watch D.C. United take on Sporting Kansas City. Should United win, they'd take sole possession of 1st place in the Eastern Conference, continuing their best ever start to a season.

D.C. United 2 - 0 Columbus Crew

Simon Heseltine | Posted 05.04.2015 | Sports
Simon Heseltine

On May 2nd, D.C. United hosted Columbus Crew for the first time this season. With United holding a 15 game home unbeaten streak in all competitions, and the Crew on a 4 game unbeaten streak, something had to give.

D.C. United v Houston Dynamo, April 2015

Simon Heseltine | Posted 06.20.2015 | Sports
Simon Heseltine

On Saturday D.C. United faced the Houston Dynamo for their only regular season meeting in 2015. Fresh off the disappointment of losing a 2 goal lead to the New York Red Bulls last weekend, United were out for a win to move them ahead of the Red Bulls in the Eastern Conference standings.

D.C. United v N.Y. Red Bulls, April 2015

Simon Heseltine | Posted 06.15.2015 | Sports
Simon Heseltine

On April 11, 2015, D.C. United took on the New York Red Bulls in a regular season MLS game. D.C. were looking to avenge their March 22nd 2-0 loss to the Red Bulls, and came out strong with a brace of goals from midfielder Perry Kitchen.

When Sunday Comes... MLS Week 1

Steve Clare | Posted 05.11.2015 | Sports
Steve Clare

However, for a league desperately hoping we'd forget its intransigence towards the players and making us wait till the last moment to secure any soccer whatsoever, the start was a little disappointing. Worst of all, it initially lacked anything new.