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Watch DCU ownership presser LIVE at 2pm

Watch LIVE at 2 p.m. as D.C. United introduces new investment partners.

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Today the MLS announced that D.C. United midfielder Dwayne De Rosario was selected to the All-Star First XI by fans who voted through text messages, online votes at MLSsoccer.com, and Twitter.

Under the direction of his own D.C. United coach Ben Olsen, De Rosario will join the other MLS All-
Stars as they face off against Chelsea FC at 8:30 p.m. on July 25th. The game will be broadcast live on ESPN2, TeleFutura, and in Canada on TSN and RDS.

This selection marks the seventh time De Rosario has been named to an MLS All-Star squad, adding to an extremely impressive list of accomplishments for one of the most decorated players in MLS history. Along with seven MLS All-Star selections, De Rosario boasts four MLS Cups, two MLS Cup MVP awards, and an MLS MVP award.

Its a huge honor to represent this League, represent D.C. United and represent myself, said Dwayne De Rosario. Its a tribute to those guys in the locker room here at D.C. United, the coaching staff, and the whole D.C. United family. Im going to enjoy myself, enjoy playing with some of the guys I admire in this League, and its nice to know Ben Olsen is going to be our coach.

De Rosario is the only United player to play in and start all of the Black-and-Reds 18 games this season with an impressive 1566 minutes played. He currently leads the entire MLS in assists with ten, and he has found the back of the net five times. After an impressive month of May, where he won Player of the Week (514-521) and Player of the Month, De Rosario is just two goals away from reaching 100 career MLS goals.

The All-Star First XI ballot consisted of six players from each club, as chosen by a panel of media members. The selections in their entirety are as follows:

2012 MLS All-Star First XI As voted by fans
Goalkeeper: Jimmy Nielsen (Sporting Kansas City)
Defenders: Steven Beitashour (San Jose Earthquakes), Aurlien Collin (Sporting Kansas City), Jay DeMerit (Vancouver Whitecaps FC), Heath Pearce (New York Red Bulls)
Midfielders: David Beckham (LA Galaxy), Dwayne De Rosario (D.C. United), Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)
Forwards: Thierry Henry (New York Red Bulls), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes)

It's official: U.S. Soccer hires Bruce Arena to replace Jurgen Klinsmann

It's official: U.S. Soccer hires Bruce Arena to replace Jurgen Klinsmann

NEW YORK – Bruce Arena is returning to coach the U.S. national soccer team, a decade after he was fired.

The winningest coach in American national team history, Arena took over Tuesday, one day after Jurgen Klinsmann was fired. The 65-year-old Arena starts work Dec. 1.

With the U.S. 0-2 in the final round of World Cup qualifying, the U.S. Soccer Federation wants to spark a turnaround when the playoffs resume March 24 with a home game against Honduras.

"His experience at the international level, understanding of the requirements needed to lead a team through World Cup qualifying, and proven ability to build a successful team were all aspects we felt were vital for the next coach," USSF President Sunil Gulati, who fired Arena in 2006, said in a statement. "I know Bruce will be fully committed to preparing the players for the next eight qualifying games and earning a berth to an eighth straight FIFA World Cup."

Arena first took over as national team coach after the 1998 World Cup and led the U.S. to a 71-30-29 record.

"I'm looking forward to working with a strong group of players that understand the challenge in front of them after the first two games," Arena said in a statement. "Working as a team, I'm confident that we'll take the right steps forward to qualify"

A wisecracking Brooklynite known for blunt talk and sarcasm, he coached the University of Virginia from 1978-95, then led D.C. United to titles in Major League Soccer's first two seasons before losing in the 1998 final. He guided the Americans to the team's best World Cup finish since 1930, a 1-0 loss to Germany in the 2002 quarterfinals.

He was let go after the team's first-round elimination by Ghana in 2006. Arena coached the New York Red Bulls of MLS from July 2006 to November 2007, then was hired the following August by the Galaxy. He led the team to MLS titles in 2011, 2012 and 2014.

Arena was inducted into the U.S. National Soccer Hall of Fame in 2010.

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Marquez's late goal lifts Mexico over US 2-1 in World Cup Qualifier

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Marquez's late goal lifts Mexico over US 2-1 in World Cup Qualifier

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Rafa Marquez scored on a header in the 89th minute, and Mexico beat the United States 2-1 Friday night in the Americans' first home loss in World Cup qualifying since 2001.

Miguel Layun put Mexico ahead in the 20th minute, but Bobby Wood tied the score in the 49th.

The U.S. dominated the second half before the 37-year-old Marquez, unmarked and drifting across the penalty area, got the back of his head on Layun's corner kick and lifted the ball over goalkeeper Brad Guzan.

Guzan lost the goalkeeper job to Tim Howard, who started at the last two World Cups. But Howard injured his right leg on a goal kick and was replaced in the 40th minute.

The U.S. had beaten Mexico four straight times by 2-0 scores in home qualifiers -- all at Columbus -- and the Americans had been 30-0-2 at home in qualifying since a 3-2 loss to Honduras at Washington's RFK Stadium in September 2001.