Major League Soccer Countdown, No. 9: D.C. United

Today, we look at the defending Eastern Conference regular season champions D.C. United.

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Sounders draw 1-1 with Sporting Kansas City, conclude preseason winless against MLS foes

Seattle finished up the Desert Diamond Cup on Saturday with a 1-1 draw against Sporting Kansas City at Kino Sporting Complex, tying despite sustained pressure, a stronger starting lineup and a smooth finish from Obafemi Martins just after halftime. The Sounders conclude their preseason schedule winless against MLS opposition, with three losses to go along with...

Weekend Watch: Must-see matches from around the world

Let's backpack round Europe in this version of the Weekend Watch. Lille v. Olympique Lyonnais, French Ligue 1, Saturday at 7 a.m. PST If recent UEFA Champions League results taught us anything, it's that maybe we should be paying more attention to Ligue 1. Paris Saint-Germain drew with Chelsea and Monaco beat Arsenal 3-1 at the...

S2 announces signings of Amadou Sanyang and Duncan McCormick

S2, the Sounders' new USL club, announced its first two signings on Thursday morning: Gambian midfielder Amadou Sanyang and former Sounders academy player Duncan McCormick. Sanyang, 23, made 20 appearances for Toronto FC between 2009 and 2010 and played in one game for the MLS Sounders a year later. He has been serving as S2's...

Desert Diamond Cup sights and sounds

TUCSON, Ariz. -- The Desert Diamond Cup very much takes on the personality of its host. The first thing that greets you in the Kino Sports Complex parking lot is the official Cactus Pricks tailgate, organized and run by the creatively named official supporters group for FC Tucson. One concession stand specializes in Barrio beer,...