dc united

Rise Up

These Campaigns are Battling Pro Teams Redeveloping Neighborhoods to Build New Stadiums

Local activists are here to play ball.
Frankie Caracciolo
10.30.17
soccer

As MLS Grows, Will the Hardcore Fans Still Be Welcome?

MLS has been marketing directly to urban 20-somethings and promoting the supporter culture they've brought. Are they prepared to deal with the baggage?
Leander Schaerlaeckens
6.14.16
soccer

Freddy Adu Finally Takes Responsibility for Lackluster Career, Aims for Better

Not many people can say they're making a comeback at 26.
Liam Daniel Pierce
1.28.16
Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday: 14-Year-Old Freddy Adu and the Age Truthers

Twelve years ago, MLS drafted 14-year-old phenom Freddy Adu, who was dogged by questions about his real age.
Andrew Helms
1.14.16
Red Bulls

Bill Hamid Makes a Save with His Face, AKA, Gets Kicked in the Head

Ain't that a...
Liam Daniel Pierce
11.1.15
soccer

Juan Agudelo Scores a Rooney-Like Bicycle Kick Golazo

Why doesn't this man appear regularly for the USMNT again?
Liam Daniel Pierce
10.29.15
washington dc

D.C. United's Very Bad, No Good Bluff

D.C. United, with perhaps the worst bluff in the history of bluffs, threatens to move to Loudon County, Virginia
Aaron Gordon
6.2.15
government

The Radical Case for Cities Buying Sports Teams, Not Sports Stadiums

Instead of getting run over by team ownership groups, state governments should be using the same legal tricks they often fall victim to.
Neil deMause
12.29.14
periodismo

The New York Times Ran a Terrible Piece on Stadium Financing and We Are ON IT

The Grey Lady of journalism tried to cover the new DC sports stadium, and the Grey Lady failed. Hard.
Aaron Gordon
12.17.14