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Josh Wolff undergoes successful surgery

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Josh Wolff undergoes successful surgery

Washington, D.C. (September 18, 2012) Per a press release, D.C. United announced today that playerassistant coach Josh Wolff underwent a microdiscectomy to repair a lower back disc herniation. The successful surgery was done yesterday by Dr. Steven Hughes, a back specialist at Commonwealth Orthopaedics. The timeframe of his return is unknown at this point.
Wolff, a Major League Soccer and U.S. Mens National Team veteran, has played in nine games (one start) throughout the 2012 campaign logging 223 minutes. In March, Wolff began serving as a playerassistant coach.
Last season, Wolff started 23 of the 30 games he appeared in and logged close to 2,000 minutes, netting five goals and assisting on seven more. Wolff joined the Black-and-Red from Sporting Kansas City (formerly Kansas City Wizards), having spent a combined seven MLS seasons with the Midwest club.
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Washington and Baltimore on the list of stadiums considered for inclusion in the bid for the 2026 World Cup

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Washington and Baltimore on the list of stadiums considered for inclusion in the bid for the 2026 World Cup

The World Cup could be coming to Washington or Baltimore.

The official list of 49 stadiums that will be considered for inclusion in the North American bid for the 2026 World Cup included Fed Ex Field in Landover, MD, as well as M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore.

The United Bid Committee of the United States, Mexico and Canada officially started its process for cities to declare their interest to serve as Official Host Cities for the 2026 FIFA World Cup, by sending Requests for Information (RFIs) to 44 cities across the three nations.

After these cities, including Washington and Baltimore, declare their interest, the United Bid Committee reviews all of the submissions, and plans to have a short list put together by Sepember. The Bid Committee plans to have between 20 to 25 venues on the list to present to FIFA.

If chosen to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup, after going through FIFA’s determination process, it's expected that at least 12 locations could serve as Official Host Cities for the North American bid.

All stadiums are required to have at least 40,000 seats for group stage matches, and a capacity of at least 80,000 to be considered for the Opening Match and the Final.

Here's a full list of the cities and stadiums being considered.

 

 

D.C. United edges Vancouver on controversial penalty

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D.C. United edges Vancouver on controversial penalty

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Lamar Neagle scored on a penalty kick in the 61st minute and D.C. United beat the Vancouver Whitecaps 1-0 on Saturday to snap a three-game losing streak.

The penalty was awarded after defender Kendall Waston was called for hauling down Jose Ortiz in the box. The B.C. Place Stadium fans voiced their displeasure when replays showed Waston barely touched Ortiz.

Neagle sent the ball into the top corner for his sixth goal of the season. United improved to 4-6-2.

The Whitecaps (5-6-1) had a chance to tie it in extra time. Vancouver was awarded a penalty kick following a collision between United goalkeeper Bill Hamid and Vancouver's Brek Shea. Cristian Techera took the shot, but hit the post.