Tuesday's CONCACAF Champions League game between D.C. United and Montego Bay United F.C. was a true game between the haves, and the have-nots of North American soccer. With the result showing the gulf between the two teams.
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.
Turf isn't the only greens where women athletes are losing out. FIFA must recognize that they've been presented with an enormous opportunity to follow their mission statement and "develop football everywhere and for all." And yes, the word "all" includes women.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
Organize your practices (Every player should have a ball, marked with the player's name, and be responsible for bringing it to practice. Coach brings the pump).
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.
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.
Pele has high hopes for American soccer. Like many of the rest of us, he forecast African success in the World Cup last century. Perhaps wary of that, he expresses his hopes rather than his predictions for U.S. soccer.
If legends such as Hakeem Olajuwon can become one of the world's best NBA Players, and Luol Deng an all-star, then imagine the potential that would exist if basketball was just as much a part of African culture as soccer is.
Bruce Arena had said at one point that Beckham trained hard every day. He had never been a favorite of mine -- I thought he was another good-looking, overrated British brat -- but the older he got, the more he earned my respect.
In the final there were tickets as cheap as $20 on the secondary market, but the average price was $142.75. That's an increase of the prices from the final last year, which averaged $135.82 with Real Madrid facing Chelsea.
When Landon Donovan lead the American Outlaws on their 2010 run in the World Cup people were paying attention but it was mainly just soccer enthusiasts watching. It appears now though, that the excitement of the 2010 World Cup set the framework for soccer to grow over the last four years.