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  • MLS investigating allegation of racial abuse during D.C. United-Inter Miami match

    ESPN "MLS said it will investigate the alleged use of a racial slur in Sunday's match between Inter Miami and D.C. United, in which it is alleged that DCU forward Taxi Fountas directed the N-word at Inter Miami defender Damian Lowe. "MLS has zero tolerance for abusive and offensive..." September 19

  • Christian Benteke comes to MLS in pursuit of happiness

    The Athletic "Christian Benteke was never supposed to be a footballer.  His father, Jean-Pierre, was a serious, strict man, an officer in the Zairian army during the Mobutu regime. He fled what is now known as the Democratic Republic of the Congo when Christian was just three years old. It was..." September 13

  • LAFC Fans Brawl After Win Over D.C. United

    The Big Lead "LAFC scored a home win over D.C. United Tuesday night at Banc of California Stadium. Unfortunately, the feeling among the club's supporters was less than festive after the victory. Apparently, the team has a number of supporters groups who don't get along and they set off a..." August 18

  • MLS’ parity compared to top European soccer leagues is proving to be a weakness

    The Athletic "Competitive balance is the defining quality of MLS. Nothing else — not expansion, not the exploding valuations of its franchises, not the level of play, not the amount of fan interest — does as much to set the tone of the league as the idea that every team, every season should have..." August 17

  • Christian Benteke – more legend than laughing stock

    The Athletic "How do you define a legend? Well, it’s fair to say things have slipped, haven’t they? Skewed by the absolutism of modern football fandom and the character limits of the platforms upon which these debates now play out. If we can’t even discuss greatness properly, how..." August 10

  • D.C. United acquiring Christian Benteke from Premier League’s Crystal Palace

    Washington Post "D.C. United has reached agreement to acquire Belgian national team striker Christian Benteke from Crystal Palace, adding a 10-year Premier League veteran as MLS’s transfer and trade window was closing and the London club was preparing to begin its season, four people familiar with the..." August 05

  • Rebekah Vardy loses Wagatha Christie libel trial against Coleen Rooney

    ESPN "Rebekah Vardy has lost her "Wagatha Christie" libel trial against Coleen Rooney over a viral social media post. Vardy, the wife of Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy, took Rooney, the wife of England's record goal scorer Wayne Rooney, to court after..." July 29

  • D.C. United sign goalkeeper David Ochoa from Real Salt Lake

    ESPN "D.C. United have signed goalkeeper David Ochoa from Real Salt Lake in exchange for an undisclosed amount of allocation, sources have confirmed to ESPN. The Washington Post was the first to report the news. A source added that the payment will consist..." July 28

  • Wayne Rooney hired by DC United as new manager

    Larry Brown Sports "DC United has hired one of their former players as their newest manager. The Athletic’s Pablo Iglesias Maurer reported Sunday that Rooney and DC United had come to terms on an agreement. " July 11

  • Washington D.C. to host 2023 MLS All-Star Game

    Sportsnaut "D.C. United will serve as the host team for the 2023 MLS All-Star Game, the league announced Thursday. The match will be contested at Audi Field in Washington, D.C. The opponent for the league’s showcase event will be announced at a later date. “We are thrilled..." June 23

  • Major League Soccer and Apple TV agree 10-year deal

    The Athletic "Major League Soccer has agreed to a new broadcast agreement with Apple that multiple industry sources pegged at 10 years, $2.5 billion. The sources were granted anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the financial terms of the deal. Apple TV+ will broadcast every single..." June 14

  • D.C. United interested in midfielder Sonny Kittel

    Black And Red United "The German media outlet Bild reports that D.C. United is one of three MLS clubs that are interested in the services of 29-year-old midfielder Sonny Kittel from Hamburg (Pablo Maurer confirms the interest on DC’s side). The report lists a transfer fee of 1 million..." June 13