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.C. United continued its remake by taking defenders Sean Franklin and Bobby Boswell. United took Franklin first overall and then grabbed Boswell in the second round. Franklin spent the last six years with the Los Angeles Galaxy. Named 2008 rookie of the year, he played 160 matches and won two MLS titles with the Galaxy. He earned US$248,333 this season. "Sean is in the prime of his career, and we are excited that he is now part of D.C. United," United GM Dave Kasper said in a statement. Boswell joined D.C. United in 2005 and won Defender of the Year honours in 2006 before leaving for Houston. He played 32 games in 2013 for the Dynamo, making $220,000. "We are pleased to welcome Bobby back to United," said Kasper. "Bobby is a seasoned veteran and a winner, and he will provide our back line with solid leadership." Only Chivas USA gave up more goals (69) than D.C. Uniteds 59 in 2013. United had the leagues worst record at 3-24-7. On Tuesday, United acquired veteran midfielder and captain Davy Arnaud from the Montreal Impact in exchange for an international roster spot for the 2014 and 2015 seasons. Steve Zakuani, Corben Bone and Marc Burch were the only other players chosen Thursday as most teams elected to wait until the next stage of the re-entry process next Wednesday, allowing them to negotiate new salaries. Teams that chose players in Stage 1 must either exercise those players 2014 option or make them a "bona fide offer." Teams will have seven days to make an offer to the players taken in Stage 2. If an agreement cant be reached, the club will hold the right of first refusal for that player in MLS. Players not picked up after Stage 2 become available to any MLS club on a first-come, first-served basis. The Portland Timbers took Steve Zakuani, a former Seattle winger, after trading with Chivas USA to grab the No. 2 selection. Portland also picked up midfielder-defender Jorge Villafana in the deal while Chivas got the No. 17 selection and defender Andrew Jean-Baptiste. Zakuani, 25, was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2009 MLS SuperDraft after playing at the University of Akron under current Portland coach Caleb Porter. He earned $233,000 this season. Bone, formerly of the Chicago Fire, went to the Philadelphia Union while Burch, another Seattle alumnus, was taken by Colorado. Bone, 25, was taken by the Fire 13th overall in the 2010 draft. He made $49,000 this season. "We like what Corben can offer to our team going forward," said Union manager John Hackworth. Burch, 29, spent the last two seasons with the Sounders, and has 152 regular-season matches under his belt. The defender-midfielder made $75,000 in 2013. "Marc is a versatile and talented left-sided player with a lot of MLS experience," said Rapids technical director Paul Bravo. Torontos Bobby Convey was one of several players to pull out of the re-entry draft, suggesting another form of move was in the works. FC Dallas Kenny Cooper and New Englands Kevin Alston also dropped out. Portland also announced that midfielder Rodney Wallace had undergone successful surgery to repair a torn right anterior cruciate ligament and a non-displaced right tibial plateau fracture as well as a meniscectomy of his right knee. Wallace, injured in the Western Conference Championship against Real Salt Lake on Nov. 24, is expected to be out five to seven months. In other MLS news, the Seattle Sounders acquired veteran defender Chad Marshall from the Columbus Crew in exchange for a 2015 third-round pick and allocation money. Columbus sent its 2014 fourth-round draft pick to the Chicago Fire in exchange for the rights to midfielder Daniel Paladini. The Houston Dynamo announced the launch of the Houston Dash, a womens pro team that will join the National Womens Soccer League (NWSL) as an expansion team for the 2014 season. The Dash join the Boston Breakers, Chicago Red Stars, FC Kansas City, Portland Thorns FC, Seattle Reign FC, Sky Blue FC, the Washington Spirit and Western New York Flash. http://www.jordan11uk.com/women-s-air-j ... 6-064.html
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. Ashley Youngs cross was inadvertently headed by Chester into his own net in the 66th minute, allowing United to claim a third straight league win. "We had to dig deep with our fighting spirit and weve done that," United striker Wayne Rooney said. http://www.jordan11uk.com/men-s-women-s ... l-red.html
.Y. -- Paul Byron and Matt Stajan scored as the Calgary Flames started a five-game road trip with a 2-1 overtime win over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday afternoon. WASHINGTON -- Chris Paul called it a "must-win." Blake Griffin deemed it a "Game 7," which, technically, it was. Like many weary teams before them, the Los Angeles Clippers could have mentally checked out when faced with the final game of a long road trip. Instead, they shared the ball impeccably and wrapped up a tougher-than-it-shouldve-been East Coast swing Saturday night with a 113-97 win over the Washington Wizards. "We wanted to try to turn this from an OK trip into a good trip," Paul said. "There was a lot of factors. Its a long flight back home, and weve got a lot of sore losers on this team." Los Angeles never trailed and had assists on 27 of 39 field goals, including 16 of 21 in the first half. Paul finished with 38 points and 12 assists, and the Clippers shot 56 per cent to conclude a 4-3 journey that included games against six Eastern Conference teams, leaving them 6-6 on the season against the pedestrian East and 10-3 against the mighty West. "This was important to close out," Griffin said. "We kind of looked at it as like a Game 7 for us, being on the road. Game 7, got to win. I thought we responded well." Griffin had 16 points and nine rebounds and was particularly vocal, keeping his teammates focused on the game at hand. The Clippers, on the road since Dec. 2, had already logged more than 6,000 miles on the trip. "Blake Griffin, every timeout, kept saying, No letup. Were the tired team, lets not think about it. Lets keep playing," coach Doc Rivers said. Paul was also at the forefront of the dont-let-up agenda. Sure, he was exaggerating when he called this a must-win in the wake of Thursdays loss at Brooklyn, but sometimes thats what it takes. "Were going to make him say that every night," Rivers joked. Paul went 11 for 14 from the field and made all 11 of his free throws. Jamal Crawford played the fifth man instead of the sixth man, making his first start since April 9, 2012, and finished with 17 points. Jared Dudley, who apologized to fans on Twittter after a 1-for-7 shooting performance against Brooklyn, found his game and carried the Clippers early, going 4 for 5 in the first quarter and finishing with 16 points. http://www.jordan11uk.com/men-s-nike-le ... 5-022.html
. "Hes a great shooter," Rivers said. "Its not going away forever. It just went away for a little while, and we wanted it to come back as soon as possible." John Wall had 24 points and 12 assists for the Wizards, who have lost four straight since reaching .500 for the first time since 2009. The outcome appeared predetermined when coach Randy Wittman announced before the game that Nene would sit out again because of a foot injury. The Wizards have lost seven in a row when Nene doesnt play and are 3-24 without the Brazilian forward since the beginning of last season. But even Nene probably wouldnt have made much of a difference against the efficient Clippers. "You could see theres a difference between the teams, the way they talk to each other, the way they communicate, just basically the rule of winning," Washington centre Marcin Gortat said. Gortat, who went 3 for 10 from the field, also stirred the pot by saying the Wizards arent using him the right way. "I dont like the position I play," Gortat said. "Im constantly drifting more and more away from the basket and quite honestly, thats not my game. ... I just think Ive got to talk to Coach and just clear things up." The Clippers were always in control, but a 6-0 run consisting of nothing but dunks -- one by Griffin, two by DeAndre Jordan -- pushed the lead to 19 in the third quarter and pretty much settled the matter. The Wizards trailed by double digits for the entire second half. "They got everything they wanted," Washington swingman Trevor Ariza said. "We didnt get any stops." NOTES: Crawford started ahead of Willie Green because Rivers wanted to see how Green played with Darren Collison on the second unit. Rivers isnt sure if hell stick with that plan. ... Washingtons Kevin Seraphin scored a season-high 16 points. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys Cheap Soccer Jerseys ' ' '