Soccer Insider: D.C. United

Posted at 10:47 PM ET, 03/02/2011

CONCACAF Champions League, Americans abroad, D.C. United, Maryland Terrapins

*Monterrey defeated Toluca, 1-0, for a 2-0 aggregate victory in the CONCACAF Champions League, setting up a semifinal with Mexican rival Cruz Azul. Real Salt Lake, which advanced Tuesday, will learn its semifinal opponent Thursday night when Saprissa carries a 1-0 advantage to Olimpia (8 p.m. ET, Galavision). *Americans abroad:...

By Steve Goff  |  10:47 PM ET, 03/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:42 AM ET, 03/02/2011

Wednesday kickaround: Real Salt Lake, D.C. United, Manchester United, Barcelona, Americans abroad, TV listings

*Real Salt Lake became the first MLS club to reach the CONCACAF Champions League semifinals with a 4-1 victory over the Columbus Crew (4-1 aggregate). RSL will face Saprissa or Olimpia on March 15 at home and April 5 away. In the all-Mexican bracket, Cruz Azul will play Monterrey or...

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Posted at 01:47 PM ET, 03/01/2011

D.C. United news & notes

*D.C. United goalkeeper Bill Hamid can't understand why he hasn't been cleared to play. Hamid, who had shoulder surgery last fall, has made strides in the rehabilitation process but has yet to appear in scrimmages or friendlies. "The shoulder is 110 percent. I feel 100 percent ready physically. I feel...

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Posted at 08:18 AM ET, 03/01/2011

Tuesday kickaround: CONCACAF Champions League, D.C. United, Julius James, Shalrie Joseph, USA tickets, Americans abroad, TV listings

*The CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal series between MLS foes Real Salt Lake and Columbus Crew concludes tonight (10 p.m. ET, Fox Soccer Channel, Galavision) at Rio Tinto Stadium. The first leg finished scoreless. Kickoff conditions: 37 degrees and clear. Previews from the Salt Lake Tribune and Columbus Dispatch. *D.C. United...

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Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 02/28/2011

MLS qualifying process for U.S. Open Cup

The U.S. Open Cup isn't exactly "open" to all MLS clubs. Only six received automatic berths, based on last year's league records, and will begin play in the third round June 28: Seattle Sounders, Los Angeles Galaxy, Real Salt Lake, FC Dallas, New York Red Bulls and Columbus Crew. The...

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