Adam M Taylor

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Attorney by day, obsessive sports fan/D.C. hype/transit advocate/pet owner in my off hours.

Editor for SBN's D.C. United blog, Black & Red United, and Host/Producer for Filibuster - the Black & Red United Podcast.

A Fan Of...

  • MLB Washington Nationals
  • NBA Washington Wizards
  • NFL Indianapolis Colts
  • NCAAF Purdue Boilermakers
  • NCAAB Purdue Boilermakers
  • NHL Washington Capitals
  • FIFA U.S.A.
  • EPL Arsenal
  • MLS D.C. United
User Blog

Brazil will walk away with Group A. Who lands 2nd?


Members of our staff and the rest of the B&RU community have opinions. Those opinions do not stop at the water's edge, so today we open our series of World Cup predictions posts with the obvious...

Luis Silva hat trick puts DC over Impact, into 1st

Four goals in the game's first 22 minutes between last year's last place team and this year's.

DCU @ Impact gamethread

United look to take over first place in the Eastern Conference with a win over cellar-dwelling Montreal in both teams' final match before the two-week World Cup break.



ESPN is certainly playing its way into our hearts with its promotion for the last World Cup it'll be airing for a while. Here's their latest interpretation on the American Outlaws' "I Believe" chant.

Tuesday Freedom Kicks: All in Brazil


Academy news, an injury scare and- Stop everything! It's Soccer Beagle!!

Everythingthread: DCU-Crew! USA-Nigeria! Belmont!!

IT'S ALL HAPPENING AT THE SAME TIME. D.C. United host the Columbus Crew, and the United States play their final World Cup tuneup against Nigeria, simultaneously this evening. Plus California Chrome...

Always bet on black (and red, not "and gold").

Our staff and readers announce their predictions for D.C. United's match this weekend against the Columbus Crew. The people demand a bloodbath.


#tbt - Last time DCU played at FedExField

D.C. United played host to Real Madrid out in Landover back in 2009.

Watch B&RU's own blazindw on this week's Unmarked


Another great offering from Lee and Molly and their team at D.C. United. This week's episode looks at US supporters, several of whom work for the club and one of whom - the president of the American Outlaws DC chapter, in fact - is B&RU's own Donald Wine II. Definitely watch this.

Freedom Kicks: David Villa to MLS. Lescott too?


We're all over the map on today's Freedom Kicks.

USA vs. Turkey info & gamethread

The second of three pre-World Cup friendlies kicks off this afternoon for the United States, as they host a Turkey side that dismantled Brazil-bound Honduras earlier this week.

DCU vs. Sporks info + gamethread

It's going to be a beautiful night at the ol' stadium as D.C. United try to end four years of futility against Sporting Kansas City. Will tonight be the night?

Play SBN's & B&RU's World Cup Bracket Challenge!

Admit it, you like to gloat. Who doesn't like lording meaningless talents, like successfully predicting soccer matches, over their friends? I know everybody at B&RU certainly does. So join us as we...

DCU vs. Sporks predictions thread

D.C. United look to rebound from their loss in New England, while injury-depleted Sporting Kansas City try to find their way without several key players. But how will it all go down Saturday at RFK...


#tbt - There are no good DCU memories against SKC

If you thought the Houston Dynamo owned us, you should see the Sporks. Actually, you shouldn't. The Sporks will make you cry.

DCU gets dream group draw in ConcaChamps


United will kick off the continental championship tournament in a group with the Panamanian champs and a Jamaican team. LET'S ALL GO TO JAMAICA!

USA vs. Azerbaijan info & gamethread

The first match of the pre-World Cup national tour is tonight, the second half of a soccer double-header on ESPN2.

Juan Guzman is still a terrible referee

Juan Guzman has had two big calls to make in the two D.C. United matches he's officiated this year, and they've both wrongly gone against United and, more specifically, Eddie Johnson. What gives?

Freedom Kicks: Brazil Brazil Brazil


Office got you down after a long weekend with unreasonably perfect weather? We've got just the thing for your Monday Tuesday morning: Freedom Kicks!

USMNT has no back-up for Jozy Altidore

Jurgen Klinsmann has named his 23-man final World Cup roster, and there is only one true target forward on the list after Eddie Johnson and Terrence Boyd have been left out.

Tuesday Freedom Kicks: Post-Announcement Day


Yesterday was the Day of Big Announcements in the world of American soccer. Today is the day after that day. That's the kind of wisdom you can only get from Freedom Kicks.

MLS dumps NBC for richer deal w/ Fox & ESPN

The 8-year, $600 million deal will see MLS stay on ESPN and return to Fox, and the league's subscription streaming package will disappear in favor of ESPN's system.

Philly 0-1 DCU - Highlights

It wasn't pretty, but D.C. United walked out of PPL Park with all three points. Watch the win right here.

DCU @ Philly TV, time, previews & gamethread

In which the Black-and-Red try to win on the road in league play for the first time since 2012.

DCU @ Philly prediction thread

United just had their unbeaten streak snapped, while Philly haven't won since mid-March.


#tbt Watch D.C. United beat Philly in 2012

JP Dellacamera and his boothmate literally didn't know what hit the Union as the Black-and-Red took all three points out of PPL Park back in June of 2012.

Updated: EJ finally talks about his performance

Pablo Maurer and Thomas Floyd got EJ to talk about his role with United and the USMNT. Some people are predictably unhappy about this. I am not one of them.

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