DC Sports Bog: D.C. United


Posted at 09:24 AM ET, 09/25/2012

Morning pixels: Local athletes tweet frustrations with replacement refs

After last night’s debacle, some of our local players had to speak out.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:24 AM ET, 09/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United, Nats, Terps, Wizards, Redskins | Tags:  Robert Griffin III, RGIII, Kirk Cousins, Nick Sundberg, Graham Gano, Bill Hamid, Shelvin Mack, Ian Desmond, Davey Johnson, Trevor Booker

Posted at 09:38 AM ET, 09/24/2012

Morning pixels: RGIII taking some big hits

The Redskins prize quarterback is getting banged up, and it’s scary.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:38 AM ET, 09/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United, Nats, Wizards, Redskins | Tags:  Robert Griffin III, RGIII, Trevor Booker, Jordan Crawford, Bryce Harper, Branko Boskovic

Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 08/30/2012

Morning pixels: Redskins bubble guys speak out

For some of the players trying to make the Redskins’ final roster, it’s going to be a long two days.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:46 AM ET, 08/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United, Caps, College Football, Nats, Redskins | Tags:  Brandon Banks, Anthony Armstrong, Dezmon Briscoe, Aldrick Robinson, Doug Worthington, Roy Helu, Evan Royster, Kirk Cousins, Rex Grossman, Davey Johnson, John Carlson, Bryce Harper, Robert Griffin III, RGIII

Posted at 02:16 PM ET, 08/28/2012

D.C. United supports You Can Play

United has put together video pledging a homophobia-free team environment.

By Sarah Kogod  |  02:16 PM ET, 08/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 09:24 AM ET, 08/24/2012

Morning pixels: RGIII will haunt your dreams

Perhaps this blogger needs to step away from the marketing madness.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:24 AM ET, 08/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats, Redskins, D.C. United | Tags:  Robert Griffin III, RGIII, Clinton Portis, Bill Hamid, Adam LaRoche

Posted at 09:42 AM ET, 08/23/2012

Morning pixels: Chipper Jones continues his Nats ‘man-crush’

Last night’s farewell to Chipper Jones left everyone a little emotional.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:42 AM ET, 08/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Football, D.C. United, Nats, Redskins | Tags:  Mark DeRosa, Adam LaRoche, Bryce Harper, Ryan Zimmerman, Mike Rizzo, Robert Griffin III, RGIII, Niles Paul, Kirk Cousins, Leonard Hankerson, Clinton Portis

Posted at 02:26 PM ET, 08/15/2012

D.C. United players meet RGIII

Football players meet futbol players at Redskins practice.

By Sarah Kogod  |  02:26 PM ET, 08/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins, D.C. United | Tags:  Robert Griffin III, RGIII, Bill Hamid, Perry Kitchen, Brandon McDonald, Danny Cruz, Nick DeLeon, Joe Willis

Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 08/14/2012

Dwayne De Rosario bobblehead night

In addition to a fun bobblehead, the first 50 fans to bike to RFK and check in get a free ticket to Sunday’s game.

By Sarah Kogod  |  11:52 AM ET, 08/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United | Tags:  Dwayne De Rosario

Posted at 09:19 AM ET, 08/03/2012

Morning pixels: Got a question?

We’re introducing a super fun new Sports Bog feature.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:19 AM ET, 08/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United, Caps, Nats, Redskins, Wizards, Mystics | Tags:  Jayson Werth, Bryce Harper, John Wall

Posted at 09:21 AM ET, 08/02/2012

Morning pixels: Redskins fan appreciation day news

According to the team, last year’s celebration drew over 29,000 fans.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:21 AM ET, 08/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United, Nats, Redskins, Olympics | Tags:  Robert Griffin III, RGIII, Bill Hamid, DeAngelo Hall

Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 07/31/2012

D.C. United’s new owner, with a machete

After joking about using a machete to get a new stadium, Jason Levien now has the sword he needs.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:11 PM ET, 07/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United | Tags:  Jason Levien, RFK Stadium

Posted at 04:09 PM ET, 07/30/2012

Barra Brava sings through another rain and lightning delay

With players off the field at RFK Stadium and most fans seeking cover, a few nut cases kept singing.

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:09 PM ET, 07/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United | Tags:  Barra Brava, RFK Stadium

Posted at 09:58 AM ET, 07/26/2012

Morning pixels: RGIII responds to Osi Umenyiora

Of course, the response from the Redskins quarterback was nothing short of perfect.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:58 AM ET, 07/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United, Nats, Redskins | Tags:  Robert Griffin III, RGIII, Stephen Strasburg, Michael Morse, Niles Paul, Dwayne DeRosario, Chris Pontius

Posted at 09:48 AM ET, 07/25/2012

Morning pixels: Davey pulls Gio, everyone gets mad

It’s that time of the season where every move the Nats make is going to make people nervous.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:48 AM ET, 07/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Nats, Olympics, Redskins, D.C. United | Tags:  Davey Johnson, Gio Gonzalez, Nile Paul, Tyler Clippard, Ben Olsen

Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 07/24/2012

MLS asking fans to create all-star ads

United is asking fans to chime in with their own custom ad offerings.

By Sarah Kogod  |  01:03 PM ET, 07/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United | Tags:  Ben Olsen, Dwayne DeRosario, Chris Pontius

Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 07/24/2012

Last Thing: Chris Pontius plays Hungry Hungry Hippos

The United fan favorite might just have the cutest “last picture” answer we’ve heard yet.

By Sarah Kogod  |  11:53 AM ET, 07/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United | Tags:  Chris Pontius

Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 07/19/2012

Chris Pontius, Ethan White talk ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

Three athletes in two days willing to talk about the erotic novel may indicate a trend.

By Sarah Kogod  |  10:05 AM ET, 07/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United | Tags:  Chris Pointius, Ethan White

Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 07/18/2012

Ben Olsen plays charity tennis, photobombs teammates

D.C. United coach may be professional at RFK, but at Kastles Stadium he let his guard down.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:39 PM ET, 07/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United, Tennis

Posted at 02:57 PM ET, 07/17/2012

Andres Torres at D.C. United training

In town for a series with the Nats, New York outfielder spends some time in the RFK dressing room.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:57 PM ET, 07/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United | Tags:  Andres Torres, Will Chang

Posted at 01:57 PM ET, 07/12/2012

Potomac Nationals to have mascot faceoff

With more than thirty responses to their call for help, the P-Nats will let the fans decide on the replacement mascot.

By Sarah Kogod  |  01:57 PM ET, 07/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Minor League Baseball, D.C. United | Tags:  Potomac Nationals

Posted at 09:33 AM ET, 07/11/2012

Morning pixels: NL All-Star win has fans already thinking about Nats Game 7

Let’s dial back the predictions, just in case ‘jinx’ is an actual thing.

By Sarah Kogod  |  09:33 AM ET, 07/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United, Nats, Wizards | Tags:  Bryce Harper, John Wall, Stephen Strasburg

Posted at 10:42 AM ET, 06/25/2012

Red Bulls fans brag of being ‘D.C. Haters’

During latest installment of longtime MLS rivalry, New York fans put their hatred into writing.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:42 AM ET, 06/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United | Tags:  Haters

Posted at 04:21 PM ET, 06/18/2012

D.C. United fans in Philadelphia

In a reverse invasion, the local MLS club’s fans head north, and the team’s players and coach are impressed.

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:21 PM ET, 06/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United | Tags:  Barra Brava, Screaming Eagles, District Ultras

Posted at 08:01 AM ET, 06/06/2012

Morning pixels: Washington is cised for Bryce

A walk-off single in the bottom of the 12th makes more people go batty for the Nats’ 19-year old star.

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:01 AM ET, 06/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United, Nats, Redskins | Tags:  Bryce Harper, Kristina Akra, Danny Cruz, Robert Griffin III

Posted at 09:17 AM ET, 06/04/2012

Morning pixels: Bryce Harper is the ‘Parting Shot’ on ESPN’s Sports Reporters

Longtime ESPN host John Saunders says even if you’re not a baseball fan, ‘you have to watch 19-year old Bryce Harper.’

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:17 AM ET, 06/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United, Nats, Redskins, Wizards | Tags:  Bryce Harper, ESPN, John Saunders, Kevin Seraphin, Gheorghe Muresan

Posted at 03:24 PM ET, 05/31/2012

FedEx Field, the Redskins and 12th Man signs

Hey, guess what? There are 12th Man signs at FedEx Field. Panic in the streets, everyone.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:24 PM ET, 05/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United | Tags:  Redskins;FedEx Field;12th man

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 05/31/2012

Texas A&M fans really like the 12th man

Write something snarky about a 12th man banner at RFK Stadium, and expect a whole lot of e-mails.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:26 PM ET, 05/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United | Tags:  12th man, RFK Stadium

Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 05/30/2012

D.C. United, Texas A&M and the 12th Man

For the second time in five years, the Aggies are apparently interested in a banner that hangs in RFK Stadium.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:22 AM ET, 05/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United | Tags:  D.C. United, RFK Stadium, 12th Man

Posted at 10:37 AM ET, 05/30/2012

Kevin Payne, Greg Roche in D.C. United dunk booth

To raise money, the DC101 host trolled fans while United President and CEO took the shirtless angle.

By Sarah Kogod  |  10:37 AM ET, 05/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United | Tags:  United, Kevin Payne, Greg Roche

Posted at 09:17 AM ET, 05/30/2012

Morning pixels: The Wizards and the draft lottery

Despite the John Wall success, the Bullets/Wizards franchise still has a sad legacy of draft lottery failure.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:17 AM ET, 05/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United, Wizards | Tags:  Zachary Leonsis, Kwame Brown, John Wall, Irene Pollin, Bryce Harper

Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 05/23/2012

The Baltimore Bohemians Natty Boh mascot

New Baltimore soccer club has the greatest mascot in the history of organized sports.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:22 AM ET, 05/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United | Tags:  Natty Boh

Posted at 09:48 AM ET, 05/10/2012

D.C. athletes supporting the Caps

As the D.C. Spring continues to blossom, more than a dozen non-hockey playing athletes get into the NHL playoffs.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:48 AM ET, 05/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps, D.C. United, Redskins, Wizards | Tags:  John Wall, Robert Griffin III, Brian Orakpo, Graham Gano

Posted at 03:49 PM ET, 04/30/2012

Chris Pontius gives John Wall his own United jersey

If we see the Wizards star in another Red Bulls jersey, we’ll now know it was by choice.

By Sarah Kogod  |  03:49 PM ET, 04/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United | Tags:  Wizards, D.C. United, John Wall, Chris Pontius

Posted at 02:57 PM ET, 04/24/2012

John Wall in a New York Red Bulls jersey

Wizards star wears the jersey of D.C. United’s longtime East Coast rivals during a Miami party.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:57 PM ET, 04/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 04/23/2012

Jozy Altidore, Oguchi Onyewu squabble about D.C.

After Altidore calls D.C. United ‘scum’ on Twitter, ‘Gooch comes to his city’s defense.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:54 PM ET, 04/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United | Tags:  Jozy Altidore, Oguchi Onyewu

Posted at 08:53 AM ET, 04/23/2012

Morning pixels: RGIII trolls Todd McShay

Future Redskins quarterback has not forgotten the draft experts who thought he should be an NFL wide receiver.

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:53 AM ET, 04/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps, Nats, Redskins, D.C. United, Wizards | Tags:  Robert Griffin III, Todd McShay, Niles Paul, Chris Pontius, Alex Ovechkin

Posted at 09:09 AM ET, 04/22/2012

D.C. United says ‘Nobody Likes New York’

MLS club advertises on this site with its ‘Nobody Likes New York’ campaign, which is funny, ha ha.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:09 AM ET, 04/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United | Tags:  Dwayne DeRosario, Thierry Henry

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 04/19/2012

D.C. United fans honor Chico Solares

During 12th minute moment of silence, thousands of United fans pay tribute to one of their most beloved friends.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:17 AM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United | Tags:  Chico Solares, District Ultras, Screaming Eagles, Barra Brava

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 04/18/2012

RFK Stadium honored at Cherry Blossom Parade

It was an honorable RFK tribute, but perhaps not entirely accurate as it made it through the parade without anything falling apart.

By Sarah Kogod  |  12:14 PM ET, 04/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United | Tags:  RFK Stadium, DC United

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 04/18/2012

Goodbye to a D.C. United legend

Longtime super fan Chico Solares died suddenly this week; fans will honor him with a minute of in-game silence.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:09 PM ET, 04/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United | Tags:  Chico Solares, Barra Brava

Posted at 11:08 AM ET, 04/09/2012

D.C. United players play drums in the stands

Since they weren’t playing Saturday night, Andy Najar and Brandon McDonald banged on drums with D.C. United supporters.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:08 AM ET, 04/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United | Tags:  Andy Najar, Brandon McDonald, Will Chang, Barra Brava, Screaming Eagles

Posted at 02:43 PM ET, 04/02/2012

D.C. United’s D.C. neighborhoods t-shirt

MLS club’s next giveaway will feature a whole bunch of lesser-known D.C. neighborhoods, plus some Virginia and Maryland locales.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:43 PM ET, 04/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 09:27 AM ET, 04/02/2012

D.C. United players in hoodies

Reigning MLS MVP Dwayne De Rosario and several teammates wore hoodies up before Friday’s D.C. United game.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:27 AM ET, 04/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United | Tags:  Dwayne De Rosario, Trayvon Martin, Brandon McDonald

Posted at 08:56 AM ET, 03/30/2012

Morning pixels: A tale of two teams

A win, a loss, and some Busta Rhymes wordplay.

By Sarah Kogod  |  08:56 AM ET, 03/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps, D.C. United, Nats, Wizards, Terps | Tags:  Maryland, Wizards, Capitals, DC United

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 03/29/2012

A video history of D.C. United signs and banners

Here’s 90 seconds of joyful creativity from the most joyfully creative fan base in the District.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:25 PM ET, 03/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 11:38 AM ET, 03/21/2012

Dave Johnson, the hardest-working man in D.C. sports

WTOP sports director does Wizards on radio, D.C. United on television, Comcast SportsNet in studio, and much more.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:38 AM ET, 03/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Media, D.C. United, Wizards

Posted at 04:32 PM ET, 03/20/2012

D.C. United stuffed animals

Amaze your friends. Astound your neighbors. Cause neighborhood children to scream in horror and/or delight.

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:32 PM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 03:31 PM ET, 03/05/2012

D.C. United season preview ad

With the team’s MLS opener approaching, the last D.C. team to win a title put this video on television.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:31 PM ET, 03/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 02/27/2012

Marion Barry says a Redskins return to D.C. is ‘fantasy land’

WTOP’s Mark Segraves, meanwhile, says D.C. officials feel they’re ‘closer than they’ve ever been’ to getting a piece of the Skins.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:40 PM ET, 02/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Redskins, D.C. United, Nats | Tags:  Vincent Gray, Marion Barry, Mark Segraves, Daniel Snyder

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 02/24/2012

Kevin Payne: Only Ray Lewis can compare with De Rosario in local market

D.C. United president again argues that his team’s star is the most accomplished athlete in D.C.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:09 PM ET, 02/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps, D.C. United | Tags:  Kevin Payne, Alex Ovechkin, Dwayne De Rosario, Ray Lewis

Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 02/15/2012

Barra Brava sells D.C. soccer stadium t-shirt

Supporters group’s newest cotton offering says ‘D.C. is United - Build It.’

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:58 PM ET, 02/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United | Tags:  Barra Brava

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 12/28/2011

Top 11 D.C. sports moments of 2011

When the highlight of the sporting calendar came on Jan. 1, you know it’s been a pretty depressing year.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:26 PM ET, 12/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps, D.C. United, Nats, Redskins, Wizards

Posted at 09:16 AM ET, 08/29/2011

D.C. United goalie believes Irene was a government conspiracy

Bill Hamid tweets that Hurricane Irene was a way for the corrupt government to make money.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:16 AM ET, 08/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 07:17 AM ET, 08/15/2011

Joe Willis gets a shaving cream pie

D.C. United rookie goaltender gets his first MLS start, a shutout win and a tasty treat, plus a towel.

By Dan Steinberg  |  07:17 AM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 09:26 AM ET, 08/08/2011

Charlie Davies as Carlton from the Fresh Prince

Bust out the Carlton dance to celebrate a goal, and suddenly a supporters group is honoring you with extensive Fresh Prince tifo.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:26 AM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 11:56 AM ET, 07/22/2011

D.C. United fans planking

The District Ultras supporters group decided to get all faddy on the RFK Stadium seats Wednesday evening. Magic was the result.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:56 AM ET, 07/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 04:05 PM ET, 07/15/2011

The view from FedEx Field, Perry Kitchen’s neck, an Ovechkin ornament

Plus more weird images from the past few weeks of D.C. sports, including Charlie Davies’s torso and an Abner Doubleday bobblehead.

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:05 PM ET, 07/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Caps, D.C. United, Nats, Redskins, Wizards

Posted at 11:36 PM ET, 06/26/2011

Charlie Davies and the Honduras Bicycle Dance celebration

D.C. United striker celebrates his birthday goal with a dance that completely resists the powers of Google.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:36 PM ET, 06/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 01:53 PM ET, 06/23/2011

Charlie Davies goes golfing

D.C. United forward takes hacks on the driving range before the first 18 holes of his life.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:53 PM ET, 06/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 11:38 AM ET, 06/21/2011

Charlie Davies is Chuck Deezy, and other D.C. United nicknames

While I wasn’t paying attention, starting defender Ethan White became ‘CJ,’ aka ‘Chuck Junior.” Long story.

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:38 AM ET, 06/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 06/21/2011

Charlie Davies and the Real Salt Lake penalty

United striker, criticized for theatrics, says “great players do whatever they can to change the game.”

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:02 AM ET, 06/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 09:29 PM ET, 06/19/2011

Jed Zayner talks soccer, balls

D.C. United defender gives one of the better halftime interviews you’ll ever see in MLS. Working blue, too.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:29 PM ET, 06/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 01:54 PM ET, 06/14/2011

D.C. United ratings up 340 percent

While viewership for the club’s Comcast SportsNet broadcasts is still modest, it’s less modest than it was a year ago.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:54 PM ET, 06/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 06/09/2011

Nationals lead D.C. in bobbleheads

In advance of its first bobblehead giveaway in seven years, D.C. United offered a local bobblehead history.

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:30 PM ET, 06/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 01:19 PM ET, 05/31/2011

Portland Timbers fans support United in D.C.

Vibrant new fan base earns points with vibrant old fan base with a banner calling for United to stay in the District.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:19 PM ET, 05/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 05/26/2011

Ben Olsen scores sweet goal in training

D.C. United coach might be old and decrepit, but he’s still got the touch.

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:32 PM ET, 05/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 05/23/2011

Weezer in D.C. United apparel

Frontman Rivers Cuomo tries out D.C. United’s third kit during RFK Stadium show.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:00 AM ET, 05/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 05/18/2011

D.C. United rookie eats raw jellyfish for 40 bucks

Ethan White passes the jellyfish challenge, earning the Twitter praise of captain Dax McCarty.

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:22 PM ET, 05/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 10:24 AM ET, 05/13/2011

RFK Stadium is literally falling apart

These photos, which accompanied Steven Goff’s report on D.C. United’s home, are sad.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:24 AM ET, 05/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 09:59 AM ET, 04/11/2011

Charlie Davies celebrates with a locked VW car

After scoring late equalizer against the Galaxy, D.C. United forward unsuccessfully attempts to enter the driver-side door.

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:59 AM ET, 04/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 03/24/2011

Charlie Davies is pretty confident

United striker goes on LaVar and Dukes show, oozes confidence all over the microphones, metaphorically.

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:19 AM ET, 03/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 04:43 PM ET, 03/21/2011

Josh Wolff, shirtless, in the stands

United striker scores, strips and joins the Barra Brava in a handsy and sudsy celebration.

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:43 PM ET, 03/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 03/21/2011

Charlie Davies, the Stanky Leg and the Cat Daddy

United striker explains his two post-goal dances during his emotional return

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:04 AM ET, 03/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 03/18/2011

D.C. United at Ben’s Chili Bowl

Players serve half-smokes, ladle chili, struggle to wrap hot dogs in foil

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:50 PM ET, 03/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 03/18/2011

D.C. United adds new concessions at RFK

New provider Centerplate will offer churros, tornados, specialty dogs and cheaper beer

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:20 AM ET, 03/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 03/17/2011

Ben Olsen’s Chili Bowl

D.C. United will take over U Street restaurant all day on Thursday

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:01 PM ET, 03/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 03/14/2011

D.C. United’s season preview video isn’t bad

This video could possibly make you smash your head into your freezer.

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:31 PM ET, 03/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 06:44 AM ET, 06/03/2010

Kornheiser vs. Adu, again

When Freddy Adu signed with MLS as a 14-year old kid, no one took more delight in needling him in print than Tony Kornheiser. The joy evidently continues to this day for Kornheiser, who on Wednesday wished Adu a happy 21st birthday on PTI like so: "Happy 21st birthday...

By Dan Steinberg  |  06:44 AM ET, 06/03/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United, D.C. United

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 09/30/2009

D.C. United Players Get Naked For ESPN

So when ESPN the Mag releases its much-publicized Body Issue next month, there will be at least two D.C. connections. * D.C.-area native Oguchi Onyewu is in the Bodies We Want section, featuring athletes in various sports who boast some of the best physiques. * More importantly, six D.C. United...

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:46 PM ET, 09/30/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 09:44 AM ET, 04/10/2009

Unleash the Namoff, Via Spouse

Just so I won't die without having two consecutive Bryan Namoff posts on my resume, let's take a minute to learn about Bryan's wife, Nadine. As you might have heard during their recent PR blitz, Nadine is campaigning for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Woman of the Year Campaign. Smartly,...

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:44 AM ET, 04/10/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 12:19 PM ET, 03/31/2009

D.C. United Joins Ridiculous Ad Campaign Trend

Eastern Motors boss Robert Bassam has publicly said he's unlikely ever to sign up a D.C. United player. But that's ok, but they're handling the "ridiculous ad campaign spot" requirements just fine without his luxury cars, thanks very much. See below. True story: I often stay at Fairfield Inn instead...

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:19 PM ET, 03/31/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 04:47 PM ET, 07/07/2008

Honoring Benny Olsen: The Video

I'll agree with the commenter below who said enough with the Nats bashing. And, in truth, the Nationals and their attendance and their ratings have nothing to do with D.C. United and its attendance and its ratings. So I'll stop with that. But with today's news that United's Ben Olsen...

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:47 PM ET, 07/07/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 06/09/2008

Tony Limarzi Seems to be Excited

If you didn't have Fox Soccer Channel and you were curious about D.C. United's performance in Chicago Saturday night, the best option was WFED, which broadcasts all United games--both home and away--airs pre- and post-game shows, offers a live online feed and features a broadcaster, Tony Limarzi, whose personal mission...

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:01 PM ET, 06/09/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United, D.C. United

Posted at 02:43 PM ET, 04/03/2008

D.C. United Lands an MTV Star

Freddy Adu might be long gone from so-called Estadio RFK, but JoJo's influence lives on. D.C. United's newly acuired defender Mike Zaher--whose acquisition can be read about on Behind the Badge and Soccer Insider--once played the leading man in JoJo's video for "Too Little Too Late." Many of his teammates...

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:43 PM ET, 04/03/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 03:55 PM ET, 11/13/2007

Esky's Back!

If you saw the seven-minute span where I actually thought that Esky had been reaquired by D.C. United, feel free to laugh at me, send cached information to various media watch-dog sites, and demand I be fired. If you didn't see it, you can watch this video from BobbyBoswell.com and...

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:55 PM ET, 11/13/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 02:25 PM ET, 11/02/2007

United Fans Are Upset

Hopefully, Dan won't mind me posting his fine work from last night's D.C. United-Chicago Fire match. Please watch and enjoy. - Jon DeNunzio...

By washingtonpost.com Sports Editor  |  02:25 PM ET, 11/02/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 10/03/2007

D.C. Attendance Rankings

Metro columnist/blogger Marc Fisher and I have had a running dialogue about the attendance for local sports teams over many months. The latest skirmish came when Fisher included this line in a recent column: The Washington Diplomats of the North American Soccer League -- their cheerleaders were the Honeydips --...

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:37 AM ET, 10/03/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United, D.C. United, D.C. United, D.C. United, D.C. United, D.C. United, D.C. United, D.C. United

Posted at 03:43 PM ET, 09/12/2007

Greetings From Esky and Rimando

(This is an edited version; the full take appears here.) Just got off the phone with Alecko Eskandarian. He's in his hotel room, killing time until tonight, when Real Salt Lake faces D.C. United. He's already done the USA Today crossword puzzle. Now he's watching "ATL" and messing around on...

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:43 PM ET, 09/12/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 03:37 PM ET, 09/11/2007

On Soccer Players and Marathons

Josh Gros, running. (Toni L. Sandys - TWP) While waiting for the media to finish up at training today, Bryan Namoff was muttering to himself about Gros's fitness, calling him "the fittest man alive" and "the energizer bunny" and so on. I asked for clarification. "It's unfair, the genetics...

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:37 PM ET, 09/11/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 09/11/2007

Gomito Goes Posh

I'd advise you all to rush out and buy ESPN Deportes the Magazine's Septembre issue, which has both a massive Christian Gomez spread and "5 Minutos Con Luciano Emilio." My intellectual deficiencies prevented me from understanding a word of either story, so first off I need you to translate...

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:44 PM ET, 09/11/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 10:37 AM ET, 08/16/2007

The Beckham Goal, and the Reaction

Ok, I'm allowed to write about Beckham today, because he sort of did something. Having watched the goals from various cameras spread throughout the greater Carson Calif. metropolitan area, my general response is disappointment in the crowd's reaction. A nice big throaty roar, and then some milder cheering, and then...

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:37 AM ET, 08/16/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 02:54 PM ET, 08/13/2007

Who Is Beckham?

Much of this clip is the exclusive result of Adam Littlefield's camera work, but it's especially worth watching for the shots of shirtless Barra Brava fan DB aka Dave Brother. Sadly, Littles did not include the part where DB says I'm his favorite journalist in the world, ranking specifically ahead...

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:54 PM ET, 08/13/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 09:54 AM ET, 07/24/2007

Bobby Boswell's Famous Friends

Dan Steinberg is on vacation. Despite his massive photo above, this was not written by him. It was written by professional soccer player Bobby Boswell, the author of the cleverly named BobbyBoswell.com. Other guest bloggers will check in later today. Dan will theoretically be back tomorrow. Anyhow, BB writes below,...

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:54 AM ET, 07/24/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United, D.C. United, D.C. United, D.C. United, D.C. United, D.C. United

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 07/16/2007

Son Volt Does Beckham

This is certainly not new news, but I've mentioned it to a few folks who hadn't heard, so here it is: the ESPN Beckham ad featuring Son Volt covering the Beatles. Apparently, there will be a "digital takeover" of ESPN.com the day before the Chelsea game, whatever that means. Here's...

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:00 PM ET, 07/16/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 10:29 AM ET, 06/15/2007

Clint Dempsey Hits a Home Run

A few days ago we were discussing MLS goal celebrations, and several Clint Dempsey specials were noted. So, in the interest of comprehensiveness.... At 1:55 of this video, you can see him pretending to hit a home run at RFK, although all parties agree it wasn't a very good swing....

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:29 AM ET, 06/15/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 04:59 PM ET, 06/13/2007

"Just Run Like An Idiot": On D.C. United and Goals

Eight reporters gathered around Ben Olsen in a mini-news conference today, asking about last Sunday's three-goal explosion. "The stars aligned," was his humble explanation. A colleague asked about the post-game response from friends around the league. "I got more calls and e-mails than I did for my wedding," Olsen said....

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:59 PM ET, 06/13/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 02:54 PM ET, 06/13/2007

Bobby Boswell Judges Your Cereals

Why are some of you accusing me of ignoring Ben Olsen's hat trick? Have you no faith at all? Later this afternoon, I'll have a post with some D.C. United teammates critiquing Ben Olsen's goal-scoring celebrations. Don't doubt me. In the meantime.... A few weeks back, I mentioned how Bobby...

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:54 PM ET, 06/13/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 04:21 PM ET, 06/11/2007

Bobby Boswell on GUTS: The Video

Way back in the early days of the blogging revolution (last fall), before Bobby Boswell launched his own Web site (in a blatant attempt to steal my readers), I brought you 1,470 words about his appearance on the old Nickelodeon program "GUTS," when he was crushed by a legendary female...

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:21 PM ET, 06/11/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 05/25/2007

Esky Checks In

Because Alecko Eskandarian's trade from Toronto to Salt Lake created more questions than it answered, I had to confront him with some of these questions. In a perfect world, MLS fans might have wanted my questions to be about soccer, but remember: never allow let the perfect to become the...

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:59 AM ET, 05/25/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 05/25/2007

Dancing D.C. United

This is, as we say, the director's cut. You might have already seen it at BobbyBoswell.com, which is now scooping the heck out of me. Once again, the dancers are Nicholas Addlery and Stephen deRoux, professional MLS soccer players and dancing fiends. Once again, the music is Sean Paul and...

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:23 AM ET, 05/25/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 05/24/2007

D.C. United Dances

As first seen on Comcast SportsyNet's Washington Post Live, and later on The Dude Abides, here is the visual representation of those D.C. United dancing fiends, as promised. Personally, I think you'd also find it pleasing to watch just five minutes of unedited, uncut dancing. Maybe I'll find a way...

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:59 AM ET, 05/24/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 03:12 PM ET, 05/23/2007

Jay Nolly Takes the Field

Master Soccer blogger Steven "Steve" Goff has already mentioned that DCU backup keeper Jay Nolly saw the field as a forward when the United reserves were down to 10 men over the weekend. Here's some more details. Nolly last played the field with the U-23 Denver Kickers in regional playoffs...

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:12 PM ET, 05/23/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 06:26 PM ET, 05/22/2007

DCU Does Idol

So, this video of Luciano Emilio singing James Blunt's "You're Beautiful", which led to the DCist post on DCU karaoke? That wasn't a one-off thing. He does it daily. "The only line that he actually knows is 'You're beautiful,' and then after that it's just terrible English, just made-up words,"...

By Dan Steinberg  |  06:26 PM ET, 05/22/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 05:21 PM ET, 05/22/2007

Troy Perkins's Olde English Bulldogge

1) The Troy Perkins puppy pictured in the Luciano Emilio video? It's an Olde English Bulldogge, a breed Perkins said dates from the '70s and is a combination of English Bulldog, Mastiff and Pit Bull. He got it from his in-laws. Its name? "Magnus," Perkins told me. "Magnus Ver Magnussun?...

By Dan Steinberg  |  05:21 PM ET, 05/22/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 05/22/2007

Top Five Breakfast Cereals

About two months ago I mentioned that Bobby Boswell has done some Top Five Breakfast Cereal research. At the time, he wasn't ready to talk about his list. I asked again today, and he was still reserved. From Bobby Boswell's Top Five. Tell me you don't crave some Smacks, a...

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:40 PM ET, 05/22/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 05/21/2007

Luciano Emilio Would Crush Jordin and Blake

Simon Cowell says this year's Final is too close to call, but his comments on Blake Lewis are particularly telling: "he's a brilliant entertainer," Simon says, "but the negative is he's not a fantastic singer." I think the same description would be apt in describing the entire D.C. United roster,...

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:59 AM ET, 05/21/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 05/14/2007

Bobby Boswell Wears Fred on Chest

On his blog last week, between saluting his mother (and frequent Bog contributor Susan) and philosophizing about the MLS salary structure, BobbyBoswell.com noted the following: I am currently preparing for the Chili Cook-Off tomorrow, in which I have to wear a shirt that says "They call me the preacher!" on...

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:01 AM ET, 05/14/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 03:04 PM ET, 05/11/2007

Vote For Devon McTavish

Remember how I recently wrote about DCU defender Devon McTavish and his starring role in the Winchester Apple Skin Flower Blossom Dance Song Festival? And how his dad then commented on that item? Well, with thanks to reader Grant, I realize I should have posted this: the sports front from...

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:04 PM ET, 05/11/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 05/07/2007

Lunch With Bobby Boswell

If you have a blog that relies on droll anecdotes concerning local athletes and you're ever short on material, just head to the Georgetown "Hoya Court" in the campus student center and sit around idly, counting on MLS defender of the year Bobby Boswell to show up randomly at some...

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:38 PM ET, 05/07/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 05/03/2007

The Season of McTavish

Careful readers of this blog might remember that back in February or so, I suggested I might want to register DevonMcTavish.com, just to make sure no one else moved in on that turf. Devon McTavish being, at the time, a little-used but media-friendly D.C. United reserve. Needless to say, I...

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:47 AM ET, 05/03/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 01:39 PM ET, 04/27/2007

Bobby Boswell Drops Things From Balconies

I swear, everyone stealing my gimmicks. I thought I was supposed to be the guy who hangs around D.C. United and drops funny objects from high altitudes. That was the old days. Now everyone's doing it. Well, rising tides and all that. So well done, Bobby Boswell....

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:39 PM ET, 04/27/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 04:53 PM ET, 04/16/2007

What's New With DCU

My attempt to find what's new and exciting with D.C. United circa April 2007, as measured by a trip to the parking lot before Saturday's game, and a brief stay in the press box, before I got tired and went home. Some of this parking lot stuff will be shown...

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:53 PM ET, 04/16/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 04/12/2007

Free Weird T-Shirts

Can't believe I forgot to mention this. Bobby Boswell, the eponymous star of GiantSeveredFloatingRedHead.Com, who also plays professional soccer, will be on Washington Post Live this afternoon, discussing real soccer stuff and D.C. United's MLS home opener, which takes place this weekend. In a brazen effort to increase our ratings...

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:33 PM ET, 04/12/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 03:26 PM ET, 04/11/2007

DCU United Fan REALLY Plans to Eat Shoe

I'm pretty sure the guidebook on how to create a successful mainstream media sports blog does not include the following tip: Tip: Ignore writing about athletes and instead include lots of insider jokes about fans, items will appeal to a small group of readers who go by various anonymous monikers....

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:26 PM ET, 04/11/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 04/11/2007

Kiki Willis vs. LeBron

In the category of "moderately interesting things that you almost certainly didn't know and almost certainly didn't really need to know but might be satisfied knowing," I bring you this bit of breaking D.C. United trivia: United rookie midfielder Kiki Willis once played against LeBron James in a high school...

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:13 AM ET, 04/11/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United, D.C. United

Posted at 05:07 PM ET, 04/10/2007

Real World: Fort Washington

The best thing I learned upon going to today's D.C. United kickoff luncheon, aside from the fact that the Capital Hilton has cool Capitol Dome-shaped butters, was that five DCU rookies are sharing a house out in Fort Washington: Bryan Arguez, Kasali Yinka Casal, Shawn Crowe, Guy-Roland Kpene and Kiki...

By Dan Steinberg  |  05:07 PM ET, 04/10/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 03:59 PM ET, 04/10/2007

D.C. United to go Mobile and Take Over the World

D.C. United had its kickoff luncheon this afternoon, which brought out flawless emcee Dave Johnson, the entire team, and lead investors Victor MacFarlane and Will Chang. During his luncheon remarks, Chang talked about how aggressive the team will be with its online content, and I asked him about this afterward....

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:59 PM ET, 04/10/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 04/05/2007

Bad Gilbert News, Good DCU Graffiti News

Ivan has the news, and the news is awful. Ok, the team just passed out a release, too. Gilbert gets surgery, will be out 2-3 months. He's having the surgery today at Sibley, which is where my daughter was born. Torn left lateral meniscus. The world ends, again. How many...

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:37 AM ET, 04/05/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United, D.C. United

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 04/03/2007

Esky's Blog

This athlete blogging thing is really out of control. Bobby Boswell is chiming in from Mexico about his teammates and their arm-wrestling competitions, for example. And, wouldn't you know, a former teammate was inspired to start a blog of his own. And to give it one of the greatest...

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:35 AM ET, 04/03/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 03/28/2007

Bog TV Does Bobby Boswell

Not literally. Dan Steinberg here. And this is not about college basketball either. So listen, all my videos will now be done via Comcast SportsyNet, where Adam Littlefield is getting paid to sometimes follow me around with a video camera and put together the results. These things air on CSN's...

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:34 AM ET, 03/28/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 03/28/2007

Luciano Emilio Speaks English

See, when I tried to get him to discuss his English speaking tendencies, dude said no no no, not good enough, and we had to go through a translator, which, of course, was not funny. All he told me was that he likes watching NBA games on ESPN, and that...

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:56 AM ET, 03/28/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 03/14/2007

Bobby Boswell Goes Gilbert

So as if it's not enough for Bobby Boswell to have his own Web-site-slash-blog....yup, that's right, he's now having a Web-site-slash-blog launch party at a hippish downtown club. No word yet on whether Diddy and Lil' Wayne are coming, but I wouldn't be surprised. Plus, word has it Bobby will...

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:01 PM ET, 03/14/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 04:28 PM ET, 02/28/2007

D.C. United: Hair Today, Etc

So I went to D.C. United practice today, not just because of grumblings that I was scared of Official Beat Writer Steve Goff's all-powerful Soccer Insider, but because I had agreed to be shadowed for the day by a high school student who is hoping to become a journalist and...

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:28 PM ET, 02/28/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 02/21/2007

More Blogging Competition: Bobby Boswell

On the issue of athletes finding ways to own their own content, I present Bobby Boswell's new Web site, which won't debut until March 20, when it will debut in about the best way possible, by offering a ticket giveaway to the David Beckham-DCU match. I'm told the site will...

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:52 AM ET, 02/21/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 03:49 PM ET, 02/02/2007

Tommy Soehn, Indoor Superstar

Well, Kim asked for it, so here it is. This is new D.C. United coach Tommy Soehn's 1991 Pacific Trading Cards card, when he played for the Wichita Wings of the MISL. He's listed as a 5-foot-10, 160-pound defender. In his 110 career games to that point, he had recorded...

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:49 PM ET, 02/02/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 02/02/2007

DCU's Rookies Choose Numbers

Did you notice the part of the AP's Austin Kearns story where he said he was switching numbers, from 28 to 25. "Kind of a new start," he said. Well, he's not the only one. D.C. United midfielder Devon McTavish is switching from 22 to 18, the former number of...

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:59 AM ET, 02/02/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 06:27 PM ET, 02/01/2007

Meet Your New D.C. United Supplemental Draft Picks: Shawn Crowe

The most viscerally notable newcomer at DCU training this morning was goalie Shawn Crowe, who is one of two GKs currently in camp, along with Ryan McIntosh. (Starter Troy Perkins, of course, is in national team camp.) For one thing, Crowe yells very, very loudly. Frequently, he yells "Good stuff!!!!!"...

By Dan Steinberg  |  06:27 PM ET, 02/01/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 04:24 PM ET, 01/19/2007

Bobby Boswell Doing Crosswords

You know, I think I was supposed to provide Bobby Boswell updates from the U.S. National Team Camp, but I forgot, and I can't find his phone number right now. Regardless, the ussoccer.commers have compensated for my laziness with their own blog, which includes two D.C. United items of note....

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:24 PM ET, 01/19/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 05:39 PM ET, 01/17/2007

Meet Your New D.C. United Draft Picks: Jay Needham

If you're like me, you've always thought the one thing the D.C. professional sporting world really needed was a greater connection with Chris Mihm. Well, I'm here to tell you, we're all in luck! D.C. United's other third-round pick, in addition to Georgetown's Ricky Schramm, was SMU defender/midfielder Jay Needham,...

By Dan Steinberg  |  05:39 PM ET, 01/17/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 06:24 PM ET, 01/12/2007

Beckham Odds

Courtesy this gambling Web site, which sent out a mass press release today. WHAT WILL DAVID BECKHAM DO IN 2007? - Gets a DUI: 10 to 1 - Stars in a movie with Tom Cruise: 100 to 1 - Attempts a field goal in an NFL game: 500 to 1...

By Dan Steinberg  |  06:24 PM ET, 01/12/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 05:02 PM ET, 01/12/2007

Meet Your New D.C. United Draft Picks: Ricky Schramm

(And thanks to Reader Dan for the e-mail.) So in the third round of today's MLS SuperDraft, D.C. United selected Ricky Schramm, forward, Georgetown. Ricky Schramm, forward, Georgetown, didn't even apply to Georgetown until a week before the deadline, when the coaching staff invited him to come visit the campus...

By Dan Steinberg  |  05:02 PM ET, 01/12/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 06:35 PM ET, 01/11/2007

Esky Weighs In on Becks

Just got off the phone with Alecko Eskandarian, former United forward, who is actually in Southern California at the same time Beckham mania is breaking out. (If you're from Holland or Finland or whatever and are just trying to see what the crazy Yanks think about Becks, Esky was a...

By Dan Steinberg  |  06:35 PM ET, 01/11/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 01/10/2007

Fade to Balls on ESPN Classic

New D.C. United lead investors Christian Laettner and Brian Davis currently facing Georgia Tech on ESPN Classic.... Edit: Try spending two hours blogging while listening to Dick Vitale. It's awesome....

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:15 PM ET, 01/10/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 04:41 PM ET, 01/08/2007

Eleven More Things From This Morning's United Event

1) After the event was over, new owner Will Chang began playing soccer with 5-year-old Brian Davis, the son of new owner Brian Davis. Lil' Brian booted the ball into a cocktail table. "Can you head? Show me a header?" Chang asked Lil' Brian. Then Chang kicked the ball way...

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:41 PM ET, 01/08/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United, D.C. United, D.C. United

Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 01/08/2007

On the Barra and the Eagles and the Caps

I guess another key question for D.C.'s owners was how they feel about the Barra Brava and the Screaming Eagles and the team's fan culture. Of course, they all paid lip service to DCU's fans being the best in the league during the formal part of this morning's events, but...

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:06 PM ET, 01/08/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United, D.C. United

Posted at 01:17 PM ET, 01/08/2007

The Breaking News to End All Breaking News

A Bog exclusive!!!!!! So I'm sitting around chatting with Brian Davis post-presser. Asking him the usual questions, which I'll get to later. We get to talking about the D.C. sports scene, since, as has often been mentioned, Davis lives on Mass Ave. in NW. He mentions he's been to a...

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:17 PM ET, 01/08/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United, D.C. United

Posted at 11:41 AM ET, 01/08/2007

Whoa. The Mayor has balls.

Brian Davis just said Adrian Fenty has balls. Can I say that? Heck, D.C. United's new owner just said it in front of a 200-person press conference, so I can say it. "We call it 'balls' in sports," he said. "Adrian has balls." An DCU ownership group staffer cringed. Then...

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:41 AM ET, 01/08/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 01/08/2007

Early D.C. United Quotes

Nothing yet from star No. 1, Christian Laettner. Nothing yet from star No. 2, Marion Barry. Lots from Eleanor Holmes Norton. "We can't be a world-class city without major sports teams and here, heavens, we not only have a major team, we have a winning one at that," she said....

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:00 AM ET, 01/08/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 01/08/2007

New D.C. United Ownership Comes to D.C.

So we're all at the Willard, waiting for D.C. United to introduce its new ownership group. Maybe you've heard. We're estimating the crowd at about 5,000. Ok, 200. Still, it's a lot. Tom Sherwood is here. Marc Fisher is here. Joseph "the Omnipresent Beret" White is here. Bog friend Dave...

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:47 AM ET, 01/08/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 01/04/2007

DCU Plays Do-Re-Mi

Be honest, you always thought if Freddy Adu starred in a Sound of Music video, it'd be "Sixteen Going on Seventeen," right? Well, you'd have been wrong. Anyhow, this is one of the best videos ever. Another winner from our friends at The Far Post. And I'm not ashamed to...

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:33 PM ET, 01/04/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 12/22/2006

D.C. United Rips Out My Heart

Alecko Eskandarian, gone. Traded to Toronto FC for a partial allocation. First Rimando, and now this. Thanks, guys, for systematically purging the most Bog-friendly players from your organization. Next thing you know, you'll be trading Bobby Boswell's mom and that fan named Vlad. And now, when I need a professional...

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:40 PM ET, 12/22/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 03:09 PM ET, 12/21/2006

D.C. United Players On Tommy Soehn, and the Caps, and A.I.

So D.C. United alerted the gathered media this morning that if we hurried, we could catch several D.C. United players at Velocity Sports Performance in Alexandria, where they've been working out. So Comcast and Channel 4 and WTOP's dulcet-throated Byron Kerr and I showed up at Velocity, the same gym...

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:09 PM ET, 12/21/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United, D.C. United

Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 12/21/2006

Non-Live Tommy Soehn Blog

I take it back. I'm not live blogging the event. Other than a huge mound of free cookies and a rare out-of-costume Judah Claus sighting, there wasn't really much to live blog about. Oh, I did learn that no one in the world reads my blog. In fact, you're not...

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:49 AM ET, 12/21/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 06:31 PM ET, 12/19/2006

A D.C. United Christmas Part IV: Leftovers

1) When Talon, the DCU mascot, entered the third-floor caucus room during the Eleanor Holmes Norton Christmas Party for D.C. kids, someone by the microphone announced the arrival of "The Falcon." 2) Talon, by the way, was being played by a Caps season ticket holder. More synergy. 3) Bobby Boswell...

By Dan Steinberg  |  06:31 PM ET, 12/19/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 04:41 PM ET, 12/19/2006

A D.C. United Christmas Part III: On Bobby Boswell

So I happened to be with Bobby Boswell, at the Eleanor Holmes Norton Christmas Party for D.C. kids, when the official announcement about his selection for the U.S. National Team camp was announced. Attempting to be an actual journalist, I asked Bobby--the MLS defender of the year--about his National Team...

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:41 PM ET, 12/19/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 03:31 PM ET, 12/19/2006

A D.C. United Christmas Part II: Ben Olsen's Wedding Pickup Game

Ok, this entry doesn't really have anything to do with Christmas, except that Ben Olsen was at a Christmas party when he told me the tale. So Ben Olsen and his famous soccer-playing friends head to Jamaica for Ben's wedding. Benny and others get there early. They start chatting things...

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:31 PM ET, 12/19/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 12/19/2006

A D.C. United Christmas Part I: Judah Claus

So, after our groundbreaking coverage of the Wizards Party Bus Christmas Tour, it was only natural that the Bog would be invited to D.C. Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton's 16th Annual Christmas Party for kids, featuring D.C. United. Promised attendees included Ben Olsen, U.S. national team training camp member Bobby Boswell...

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:47 PM ET, 12/19/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 04:23 PM ET, 12/12/2006

Good Bye, Water Warrior, Good Bye

Nick Rimando was in the Giant buying wrapping paper when he got the call from his agent, who said he'd been traded to Real Salt Lake. Not that it was any great shock. He'd asked for a trade, after all. There were all sorts of rumors. He thought Kansas City...

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:23 PM ET, 12/12/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 12/11/2006

Barra Brava Come Downtown

Friday night, as incessantly promoted here, D.C. United fans came en masse to a Caps game. They stood and screamed and sang. Virtually non-stop. I left horribly depressed. Why? Fans didn't seem to appreciate the Barra. Because they were, you know, cheering. At a sporting event. Go figure. "They're screaming...

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:08 PM ET, 12/11/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United, D.C. United

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 12/08/2006

New Bog Fave: Shawn Kuykendall

My only previous experience with professional soccer player Shawn Kuykendall came last week, when, wearing a dark suit, white sneakers and a knit hat, he attempted to tie me up with a cord as part of the fake-Water Wars kidnapping that my boss nixed as thoroughly unbecoming of a professional...

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:31 AM ET, 12/08/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 05:04 PM ET, 12/07/2006

Airport D.C. United Conversation No. 2: Bobby Boswell

So last night I spoke with DCU defender Bobby Boswell. He, too, was in an airport, set to fly someplace more exciting than here, in his case Guam. Except he was already someplace more exciting than here, in his case Hawaii. Bobby, as I'm sure you all know, is in...

By Dan Steinberg  |  05:04 PM ET, 12/07/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 12/07/2006

Airport D.C. United Conversation No. 1: Nick Rimando

Talked to D.C. United goalkeeper and former Water Wars star Nick Rimando today while he was in the airport, set to jet off to Montego Bay for midfielder Ben Olsen's Saturday wedding. Honestly, instead of sending me to the Gil Zero launch in New York, a better use of the...

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:02 PM ET, 12/07/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 10:56 PM ET, 12/01/2006

A Few Final Details

"He's dead," Sway said, when he picked up the phone. (First of all, who the heck is Interested Observer? That person has better sources than I do.) Anyhow, here's a sampling of what I know. Maybe the key figures will log on later and fill us in further. Sway and...

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:56 PM ET, 12/01/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 10:11 PM ET, 12/01/2006

It's Over

Sway the Irishman wins. Estimated time of Rimando water death: 10:04 p.m. EST, Friday Dec. 1st. Estimated blog audience: six or seven people. More details to follow....

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:11 PM ET, 12/01/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 06:18 PM ET, 12/01/2006

Nicky in Major Trouble

In the exchange with Iceberg, described below, Nicky lost his weapon when he sprinted off after the mysterious car appeared. No water. In trouble. Edit: Roche has somehow ruled that Nicky gets his gun back. A Back Liner is going to pick it up....

By Dan Steinberg  |  06:18 PM ET, 12/01/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 06:09 PM ET, 12/01/2006

Water is Spilled!!!!!!!!!!!!

"Oh my gosh," said the Back Line member who just called me. Seriously. So Nicky saw Iceberg about a half-block away in Georgetown, ran for him, gets ready to take him down, but Iceberg somehow quick draws his water gun out of a bag and they soak each other at...

By Dan Steinberg  |  06:09 PM ET, 12/01/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 05:27 PM ET, 12/01/2006

More Updates

1) Nicky has or will soon publicly announce that he's on M Street in Georgetown. Hopefully the entire universe will now head there and water apocalypse will ensue. 2) A member of Nicky's crew just called me and said Nick has every intention to win the game by soaking his...

By Dan Steinberg  |  05:27 PM ET, 12/01/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 04:39 PM ET, 12/01/2006

Late Afternoon Updates

Sorry for the absence. I haven't been listening to the radio, so I'm not sure what's the latest. Here's what I know. 1) A security guard at RFK Stadium spotted at least one water stalker hanging around the DCU equipment sale this morning. The security guard wanted to know if...

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:39 PM ET, 12/01/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 11:04 PM ET, 11/30/2006

The First Clue

"Anyone up for a pint of Guinness?" Give or take a few words....

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:04 PM ET, 11/30/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 10:53 PM ET, 11/30/2006

Later Later Night Entry

I just wanted to point out that one of Nick's neighbors, whose identity I'll gladly protect 'til death, is now e-mailing me updates. I swear, Fairfax County Police are gonna have to step in at some point. Hopefully Fro will wind up being arrested again. Also, someone apparently working on...

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:53 PM ET, 11/30/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 10:41 PM ET, 11/30/2006

Later Night Update

This is sort of developing into one of those cliffhanger election-night situations. If you really care about this, you might not want to go to sleep. That means you, tmc. Anyhow, I just received two Water-Wars-related phone calls. I'd rather not disclose the details of the first. And then another...

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:41 PM ET, 11/30/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 10:04 PM ET, 11/30/2006

Stalkers Never Sleep

I guess I usually don't post this late at night, because the theory is that there aren't necessarily thousands of people sitting in front of their computer checking a stupid sports blog at 10:04 p.m., but events have intervened. Just got a call on my phone from a restricted number....

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:04 PM ET, 11/30/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 04:43 PM ET, 11/30/2006

Paging Two Thirds

Brother, you just got singled out for a special, unique humiliation. I identified Two Thirds yesterday as Jeremy Gifford, the owner of T.T. Reynolds in Fairfax, which is true, but he's also a part-owner of Fly Lounge in downtown D.C. Well, it would appear our friend Nicky made a trip...

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:43 PM ET, 11/30/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 04:27 PM ET, 11/30/2006

My Phone Rings

"Hello," I say. "This is The Goose," someone on the other line says. "Uh, Nick?" I say? "Some also know me as 'Freebird,'" the voice says. So anyhow, my boss demanded I land an interview with Nick, and sure enough, I got it done. I asked Nicky how the day...

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:27 PM ET, 11/30/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 03:46 PM ET, 11/30/2006

Things Take an Ugly Turn

In four parts: 1) My car is starting to smell. 2) Nick, through D.C. United staffers, is now openly taunting his stalkers. Check these photos out. I have no way of verifying that they were actually taken today, as claimed, but I guess I'll take their word on this one....

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:46 PM ET, 11/30/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 11/30/2006

Turn on DC101

Sources tell me it might be worth your while. Someone might be calling in. Not me. Not sure when. Wait, is it really that easy for DC101 to get free publicity? Well, they're plugging my blog (probably not so safe for work), so I can plug their radio station. Meanwhile,...

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:17 PM ET, 11/30/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 11:19 AM ET, 11/30/2006

Back Outside the Rimando House

So I called my boss this morning to ask exactly how many man-hours he wanted to devote to a radio promotion water-gun hunt featuring a D.C. United goalie as its target. My boss scoffed at such concerns. "Do you want to get beat on this by Tom Friend, is that...

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:19 AM ET, 11/30/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 08:01 AM ET, 11/30/2006

Rimando Hunt: Morning Update

Before the birth of the Bog, someone advised me that successful blogs were all about mini-obsessions. Whether or not that's true, I now present to you an update as to the goings-on outside the Rimando household last night. If my source can be believed, a sort of soccer party developed...

By Dan Steinberg  |  08:01 AM ET, 11/30/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 05:13 PM ET, 11/29/2006

Rimando Status Report

This is where we stood as of 6:30 p.m. on Day One of the Nick Rimando hunt. The five stalkers trying to hunt the DCU goalie with water guns have all appeared, although one, Sway the Irishman, has since disappeared, we know not where. Four of the five have stated...

By Dan Steinberg  |  05:13 PM ET, 11/29/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 04:14 PM ET, 11/29/2006

This Might Take A While

Jacqui headed off with the dogs, trailed by various hangers-on. Roche is on DC101, about to disclose that Nicky is the final, golden goal target, in case anyone didn't know that. Nicky is now eligible for shooting, but he hasn't appeared for a while. My computer battery is set to...

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:14 PM ET, 11/29/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 11/29/2006

Casey Zimny Was in This Water Game?

That's what Jacqui Little sez, anyhow. Jacqui being Nick Rimando's wife and a former Washington Freedom player. Look, I actually wrote a long story about her once, a year after the WUSA folded. Funny how this game keeps intersecting with my life. Anyhow, Jacqui and Nick just went out to...

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:20 PM ET, 11/29/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 11/29/2006

Hunting Nick Rimando With Water Guns Live Blog

So I received word from my partner guy that Nicky was at Velocity Sports Performance in Alexandria. By the time I got there, he was gone. So were his pursuers. The staff had been wondering about those guys. They had just been sitting there in the parking lot all through...

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:42 PM ET, 11/29/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 12:56 PM ET, 11/29/2006

Nick Rimando Hunt: Esky's Advice

A source close to Rimando reports that three cars have been tailing Nicky around town today. This could be a pretty short game. The source claims that Nicky lost one of the cars after a brief conversation at a traffic light. Still, I'm not feeling too good about Nick's chances....

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:56 PM ET, 11/29/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 11/29/2006

Nick Rimando's Escape Plan

So at 8:30 this morning I got a call from a well-placed source (who lives in Nick Rimando's basement) with an update on the Nick Rimando Most Dangerous (Water Gun) Game. "Two people are already outside our house," the source said. "One guy is in our front lawn. He waved...

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:23 AM ET, 11/29/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United, D.C. United

Posted at 04:35 PM ET, 11/08/2006

Freddy Ready to go Overseas?

In what promises to be the slowest developing inevitable story since the Frank Robinson firing, Freddy Adu is training with Man-U for two weeks starting later this month, Steven Goff is reporting. It's not a tryout, he couldn't sign an EPL contract until June, etc. etc. But still, it might...

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:35 PM ET, 11/08/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 12:59 PM ET, 11/02/2006

From Faith, to Killer Kegs of Death

Not to switch gears too dramatically from Joe Gibbs and the Book of Job and faith and all that, but here's your Screaming Eagles tailgate update for this weekend, courtesy of an SE song leader and organizer-type. The Screaming Eagles are proud to announce that our tailgate for the Eastern...

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:59 PM ET, 11/02/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 11/01/2006

On Song Leaders, and Pasta Salad, and Dogs Named Earnie

(Editor's note: Since I bailed on work yesterday to recover from a grievous illness, I'm gonna go ahead and post my leftover entry from Sunday's D.C. United game. I swear, I'll stop focusing on this team and their fans at some point. Maybe 2009.) The thing I really wanted to...

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:13 AM ET, 11/01/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 10/30/2006

The Elders of Barra

The Elders of Barra are a select group of D.C. United superfans who lead the leadership-averse Barra Brava, one of the team's supporters groups, which particularly favors stinkbombs, alcohol, flag-waving, the color black, skull-and-crossbones imagery, bass drums, charred meat and bellowing at the moon. Currently, as best as I can...

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:05 PM ET, 10/30/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 10/30/2006

On MLS Pumpkins

Before I get to the United game, lemme say this about the play in today's Sports section. Now I don't even read the paper copy of the paper much any more, but early this morning I received a phone call from a friend, wondering why in the world a non-monetary,...

By Dan Steinberg  |  12:01 PM ET, 10/30/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 10:12 AM ET, 10/27/2006

Where to Watch MLS Games on TV?

Help, DCU people. I have an e-mail from reader Gretchen, asking for sports bar recommendations in which to watch Sunday's playoff game. "I was hoping to find a sportsbar full of fanatics that really get into their soccer," she writes. "NW is preferable." Sadly for Gretchen, there's this growing subculture...

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:12 AM ET, 10/27/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 09:48 AM ET, 10/27/2006

A DCU Name Mystery is Solved, and a Wizards Name Mystery Emerges

So we've had some debate in these parts about whether Alecko Eskandarian's nickname ought be spelled "Esky" or "Eski." Some people have even gone with "Eskie." I asked the expert. "Great question," Esky said, as if there were any doubt about my questions being great. "My dad was known as...

By Dan Steinberg  |  09:48 AM ET, 10/27/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United, D.C. United

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 10/26/2006

Breaking D.C. United News

Breaking D.C. United news, courtesy of beat writer Steven Goff. He reports: United backup goalkeeper Nick Rimando sprained his ankle while running with his dog Tuesday night. X-rays were negative, but there's a pretty good chance he'll miss the rest of the season, even if United makes it to MLS...

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:01 PM ET, 10/26/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 10/24/2006

United Mashup, in Two Senses

So I have news about my United-Caps mash-up campaign. I got an e-mail from Caps owner Ted Leonsis this morning, reporting that he intends to reach out to United President Kevin Payne ASAP in an effort to get some cross-marketing in place, possibly as soon as this weekend. No word...

By Dan Steinberg  |  11:13 AM ET, 10/24/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United, D.C. United

Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 10/23/2006

Cosmo Kegs

Or, today's reason No. 2 that Caps fans should come to RFK Stadium next Sunday afternoon. Mixed drink kegs, courtesy of a gent who's last name is, legitimately, Rumberg. I'll be honest and admit that I was a bit worried when I boarded the Screaming Eagles bus on Saturday morning...

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:02 PM ET, 10/23/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 10/23/2006

On Stopping the Team Bus, and Rest Areas

For some reason, talk radio yammerers (read: Steve Czaban) are in full yammer mode this morning about Joe Gibbs, after he apologized for not stopping when the Redskins team bus passed some fans the other day. Now, I can't for the life of me figure out why anyone would care...

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:02 PM ET, 10/23/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 03:04 PM ET, 10/19/2006

Verizon Center Security Guards Vote: No More DCU Coverage

I'm encouraging reader feedback about which teams I should be spending my time with. More Caps? More Wizards? More Hoyas? Less United? Tell me. Like yesterday, at the phone booth, a security guard stopped me, and told me how much he liked my blog, except for one thing: too much...

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:04 PM ET, 10/19/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 10/17/2006

Injustice at United Awards Night

I watched the third annual D.C. United Awards Reception last night with United beat writer Steven Goff and the Soccer Guru, and we were all slackjawed with amazement when the goal of the year was announced. The announced winner was a rather innocuous strike by Facundo Erpen, which was perfectly...

By Dan Steinberg  |  10:59 AM ET, 10/17/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 03:23 PM ET, 10/11/2006

Professional Soccer Player Plays Fast and Loose With Mini Golf Rules

Here's the thing about covering a mini-golf tournament: you get a workout. Especially when the tournament is at Top Golf's Mountain Course, and you're trekking around the hilly terrain trying to keep track of the leaderboard without much help at all from tournament officials. If there's one thing I learned...

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:23 PM ET, 10/11/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 10/11/2006

Bosmopolitan

That's what the Barra Brava fans were screaming during last night's D.C. United mini-golf tournament when defender and Cosmo hot bachelor Bobby Boswell showed up. (Yeah, mini-golf tournament. I'll get to that later. Suffice it to say, the event involved 11 professional soccer players, many fans with tattoos, at least...

By Dan Steinberg  |  01:23 PM ET, 10/11/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 04:08 PM ET, 10/06/2006

D.C. United Forward Looks Forward to Shield, Knighthood

We all know what the Supporters Shield is: the award given to the MLS team that finishes the regular season with the best record. But do you know what the actual Shield looks like? "Oh no, no no no, I really don't, I don't know," Freddy Adu said. "Boris, help...

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:08 PM ET, 10/06/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 04:43 PM ET, 10/05/2006

D.C. United Tattoos and Baltimore Ravens Quotes

I was gonna go to Ravens practice today, but instead I went to D.C. United practice. Here are the two most important things I missed from Ravens practice, with thanks to Ravens beat writer Camille Powell. 1) Brian Billick on B.J. Sams: "I'll go back to the Chris Rock example....

By Dan Steinberg  |  04:43 PM ET, 10/05/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 09/27/2006

DCU Fantasy Football

But first, here's what happens when Jaime Moreno scoots out of the building immediately after training ends. Some quotes are paraphrased for the sake of good taste: Ben Olsen: I think that you are lazy. [paraphrased] Jaime Moreno: Dentist appointment. Ben Olsen: I do not believe you. [paraphrased] Jaime Moreno:...

By Dan Steinberg  |  03:33 PM ET, 09/27/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 02:28 PM ET, 09/27/2006

Notes From RFK While Waiting for Ovechkin

1) Something the Redskins probably don't have to deal with: at this morning's D.C. United training session, an unruly gent wandered out onto the playing field. "Any of you white [bleeps] got a cigarette?" he asked. "[Bleep] you, you white [bleeps]," he said. "Any of you white boys want to...

By Dan Steinberg  |  02:28 PM ET, 09/27/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United

Posted at 07:20 AM ET, 09/13/2006

Freddy Adu and Sidney Crosby Lead Leagues

Who's the best player in MLS this season? Christian Gomez, right? The leading scorers? Jeff Cunningham and Ante Razov. The player with the best last name? Preston Burpo, in a runaway. (Although he still doesn't compare to the best-named athlete in the U.S.: American volleyball's Cynnamon Burns. Would you believe...

By Dan Steinberg  |  07:20 AM ET, 09/13/2006 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. United