MLS Camp Roundup: D.C. United sweep split-squad friendlies, Seattle finishes fifth and more

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By TRAVIS CLARK

D.C. United wrapped up a three-week stint in Florida with two wins in two matches played this morning.

In two split-squad friendlies, United beat the U.S. U-17 squad 5-2, and at the same time had another XI go up against Florida Gulf Coast University. The other match was a 1-0 for D.C., with a Dejan Jakovic goal enough for the win.

Troy Perkins was back in the net for United after taking part in the U.S. national team camp in February, shutting out FGCU. D.C. returns back to the nation's capital this weekend for a week.

Here's a look at what's going on in camps around the league:

SOUNDERS CLOSE WITH WIN IN SPAIN

Seattle wrapped up their La Manga Cup adventure with a 1-0 win over SK Brann on Thursday, the competition's fifth-place game. Lamar Neagle scored the game-winner in the 84th minute off a Pete Vagenas free kick. The Sounders are scheduled to return to Seattle on Saturday

DYNAMO, RED BULLS TIE WHILE TFC WINS IN DISNEY CLASSIC

Thursday night marked the kick-off of the Disney Pro Soccer Classic down in Florida. The New York Red Bulls and Houston Dynamo played through 90 minutes without a goal, before New York won a 6-5 shootout to determine who advances to the competition's final.

New York will play Toronto on Saturday, who beat FC Dallas by a 1-0 score. Vincent Kayizzi, a trialist from Uganda, scored the game's only goal as Stefan Frei and Milos Kocic teamed up to keep the clean sheet for TFC.

KANSAS CITY, CHIVAS DRAW IN TWO MATCHES

Kansas City and Chivas squared off on Wednesday for two friendlies, both 60 minutes each, and tied both of them. Mariano Trujillo opened up the day's scoring, before Josh Wolff equalized in the 45th minute for KC. No one scored in the day's second game that ended in a 0-0 draw. Tonight, the Wizards will scrimmage Los Angeles out in Arizona.

FIRE TIES CHIVAS GUADALAJARA

Brian McBride struck in the 41st minute for Chicago in their friendly against Chivas Guadalajara, and it almost stood up as the difference. However, a second-half stoppage time tally by Chivas midfielder Adrian Dominguez meant honors were to be shared in Thursday's scrimmage, held at the Mexican club's training grounds. Chicago is scheduled to train in Mexico until March 4.

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What do you think of each team's preparations? Who will win Saturday's match in Florida?

Share your thoughts below.

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17 Responses to MLS Camp Roundup: D.C. United sweep split-squad friendlies, Seattle finishes fifth and more

  1. Chuck Z says:

    Brian McBride… Mexican killer (i mean who counts stoppage time anyway?)

  2. bgnewf says:

    Nick Garcia is a disgrace. He got red carded for a stomp and some after whistle activities in the first half last night against FCD.

    Please please, if there is any MLS club out there that needs an overpaid ($200,000 if you can believe it!!!), slow, stupid, always out of position, over the hill center back than please send an email to mo.johnston@torontofc.com . No reasonable offer refused.

  3. Pat Onstead says:

    He’s NOT overpaid! He’s very underpaid! In fact, ALL players in MLS are underpaid!

    I WANT ICE CREAM!

  4. Chuck Z says:

    WITH RAINBOW F***ING SPRINKLES

  5. Charles says:

    I am so excited about the MLS season about to start I am counting the minutes.

    But no matter what the sport, no matter what the league, pre-season just drags on for me.

    Come on 25th….lets get this party started. With the season that happened last year…rediculously close, how can you not be excited ?

  6. Sacha Kljestan says:

    AND A WAFFLE CONE!!!!!!

  7. wildchild says:

    the CBA…?

  8. DC Josh says:

    I’m looking forward to getting out to Lot 8 at RFK and drinking some beers in the sun. I hope something positive comes out of any future meetings between MLS and the MLSPA. The MLS players don’t make enough money to afford unemployment this year. An agreement must be made.

  9. DadRyan says:

    Hard to imagine hanging out in Lot 8, shirtless, and drinking beers in the sun with the bone chill we’re have going on today, but that does sound nice. Can’t wait for the season to start. Hope it does on time.

  10. DELETEMEFIRST says:

    DELETE ME FIRST!

  11. Charles says:

    turns out they don’t need one ;-)

  12. Will says:

    Shirtless huh

  13. Jeff Parke says:

    Dude – we’ll be rockin’ the headbands!

  14. Northzax says:

    Oh c’mon Pops, don’t you know MLS should go to a European-style season? That’s what all the REAL fans think. We should just be entering the stretch run right now! The one advantage of the friendly confines is good wind stoppage-

    I see the strike call happening either right after the World Cup, when us interest is high, or right before the playoffs (another thing ‘real’ fans hate) either one makes any victory by the union likely pyrric. Striking now gives the league too much time to find scabs and play anyway. Turnover is high enough on most rosters anyway, would most notice? Us players don’t have a good tradition of punishing scabs to deter them (ain’t that right, Clyde?)

  15. Eric_the_King says:

    +1

  16. DadRyan says:

    hell yes dude, head bands, no stinking shirts, and mother effin’ medallions! You and your prefaded, preworn jeans and Euro jersey kind suck it!