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Home > Section 2 Around the Net > Monday, Sept. 29, 2008
It's not just the injuries and the tight schedule that are killing D.C. United. It's also the lackluster play, the poor discipline, the missing confidence and the inability to score. As Steven Goff observes following Sunday's 3-0 defeat at FC Dallas, the regular season, like the team's Concacaf Champions Cup ... Read the whole story
It seems like only last week that Toronto FC coach John Carver was saying that if his team failed to make the playoffs, he would entirely understand if he was given the sack. After failing to beat the Houston Dynamo at home on Saturday -- a result that effectively, if ... Read the whole story
Some would argue that with the prevalence of reality TV and the past decade's obsession with celebrity culture, the dumb revolution has already happened. But then they didn't watch New England lose 1-0 at Columbus Saturday, foolishly trying to play what its coach Steve Nicol condemned as "pretty passes." "In ... Read the whole story
Another unhappy MLS coach was New York's Juan Carlos Osorio, who was incredulous that his team could concede five goals at home, including four in the first half alone. Not that he's going to go on about it. "I have been beaten before," Osorio admitted. "But never in my life ... Read the whole story
Houston Dynamo's Canadian midfielder Dwayne De Rosario was back home at weekend as his side traveled to play Toronto FC. He took the opportunity to let the Canadian Soccer Association know about player discontent on the national team. "There's just so much to be said," said De Rosario. "The players ... Read the whole story
"The issue is whether his flaws are really fixable." Jen Chang addresses the problem of Eddie Johnson, the U.S. national team striker currently struggling at Cardiff City in the English league's second tier. Read the whole story
"It's been a great season, especially compared to last, which was such a learning experience for me." U.S. national team player Charlie Davies of Swedish club Hammarby talks to Ravi Ubha about coming to terms with being a professional. Read the whole story
"I think we tried to be a bit too gung-ho. We've got to try and have more of an English mentality. You wouldn't have seven-eight-nine guys pushing up in the box trying to score a goal. You'd have six-seven-eight men back defending. Maybe we got to start doing that a ... Read the whole story


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