Martin Shatzer

  • joined Dec 18, 2009
  • last login Aug 22, 2014
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I have been attending D.C. United matches since 1996, and blogging about them since 2007.

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Did Kevin Payne Poach Arnold Peralta From United?


A young Honduran midfielder who was previously targeted by D.C. United is now heading to the new residence of United's former President.

What If United Had Not Re-Signed Branko Boskovic?


The Montenegrin midfielder signed a new contract with United in early July. But how would things have been different if D.C. had signed a different player instead?

The Donnety: Vote For The Biggest Disappointment


Following such a successful season, it's hard to find four players that disappointed us. As such, one of the nominees for the Donnety Award might surprise you.

D.C. United Re-Signs Robbie Russell


Presumably with a salary less than what he earned in 2012, veteran defender Robbie Russell will be sticking around next season.

Nick DeLeon Wins The Andy. But we're still voting


We don't even need to bother voting for this year's top rookie. Nick DeLeon would win by a mile. So let's vote for something else instead.

Enough talk. We're ready for some action.


D.C. United's ownership team has done little other than layoff important members of the front office. When will we start to see some positive moves?

Benny Award 2: The Nelly


Maicon Santos was tied for the second in goals for United in the 2012 season, but can he top Hamdi Salihi, Emiliano Dudar, or Lionard Pajoy for this award?

Confirmed: Najar Is Training With Anderlecht


The young Honduran right back will be spending Christmas in Belgium.

United Selects John Thorrington In Re-Entry Draft


The 31-year old veteran will bring even more bite to the already toothy United midfield.

Will United Pass Again In The Re-Entry Draft?


There are some talented players available in today's second round of the Re-Entry Draft, but will United feel the need to select any of them?

Benny Award 1: The Richie


Who is the most underrated player on D.C. United's roster?

Re-Introducing The Benny Awards


Who was United's best newcomer? Best leader? Biggest story? You can vote for all those superlatives and more over the next several weeks in the Benny Awards.

What If United Didn't Make The Pajoy-Cruz Trade?


United finished third in the overall MLS standings and reached the Eastern Conference Finals with Lionard Pajoy leading the line. Would the same have happened if Danny Cruz was still on the roster...

Re-Entry Draft: Chicago Takes Santos, D.C. Passes


In the first round of the MLS Re-Entry Draft, the Chicago Fire selected Maicon Santos while Toronto FC selected Mike Sanders.

MLS To Queens? No! How About Keep United In DC?!


MLS Commissioner Don Garber hosted a press conference in Flushing Meadow today in support of building a new stadium in Queens for an MLS team that doesn't exist yet. Wouldn't it be easier just to...

D.C. United Remains Quiet During MLS Silly Season


Will Johnson, Jamison Olave, Fabian Espindola, and Justin Braun have all changed teams already this offseason. Should D.C. United get in on the action?

D.C. United Staff Members Continue To Lose Jobs


Some familiar faces departed from the D.C. United front office on Friday. And while we can't deny that the business operations at RFK Stadium could probably be improved, we still question the...

MLS Cup Predictions & GameThread


The B&RU writers share their predictions for today's MLS Cup Final. What are yours?

What If Dwayne De Rosario Had Not Been Injured?


There was a definite change in United's playing style without Dwayne De Rosario. But would the results really have been much better if he'd stayed healthy?

Josh Wolff Retires, Joins Coaching Staff


After a long and celebrated club and national team career, Wolffy is calling it quits. Fortunately, his experience will still be an asset on the sidelines.

Kevin Payne Leaves United With Lots Of Questions


With the departure of Kevin Payne, D.C. United fans are left with several significant concerns, and not just because Toronto FC might actually be good now.

D.C. United's Next Striker: Hamnard Salijoy


None of the strikers on this season's roster were a perfect fit. But perhaps if we can combine them...

Transitioning To The Offseason


Just because the season is over doesn't mean this site will be slowing down. Prepare for lots of new content on Black And Red United.

Dejan Jakovic's New Contract Signals Consistency


The back line of United really improved this season, and it appears likely that the group will stay together next season as well.

Is Home Field A Disadvantage In The MLS Playoffs?


Of the eight two-legged playoff series this year in MLS, the team that hosted the first leg advanced each time. So where is the advantage?

D.C. United Likely To Be Quiet During Waiver Draft


There are some big names eligible for the waiver draft today, but don't expect any of them to wind up on D.C. United's roster.

Austin Berry Tops Nick DeLeon In Rookie Voting


DeLeon had more goals, more assists, and played for a better team, but Berry was voted this year's top rookie.

D.C. United Elminated From MLS Playoffs


The 1-1 draw today at RFK Stadium was enough to extend United's home unbeaten streak, but not enough to extend the 2012 season. The Houston Dynamo are moving on to MLS Cup.

Eastern Conference Final Gamethread: DCU vs. HOU


It's an elimination match tonight at RFK Stadium. Houston holds an aggregate advantage with a 3-1 score, but United is no stranger to must-win situations this year.

Lionard Pajoy Will Be Starting For D.C. United


There are lots of questions about the D.C. United starting lineup for Sunday's match against the Houston Dynamo. But there is one player we know will be in the starting 11, and that's Lionard Pajoy

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