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Watch DCU ownership presser LIVE at 2pm

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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)

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.