NEW YORK -- D.C. United forward Fabian Espindola has been suspended by MLS for six games and fined because he contacted a game official following a playoff game last month.
Espindola missed a header in the 54th minute that would have tied the series that DC lost 3-2 on aggregate despite winning the Nov. 8 game 2-1. After the game, Espindola came into contact with assistant referee George Gansner.
The red card carried a two-game automatic ban, and the MLS disciplinary committee added on four more.
Eddie Johnson and Tim Cahill are among four MLS designated players left unprotected by their clubs ahead of the league's expansion draft.
The 18 existing MLS clubs revealed a list of 240 players from which Orlando City SC and New York City FC can choose to fill out their teams on Wednesday.
The new MLS clubs will have 10 picks each but can only take up to two players from a single team.
D.C. United failed to protect Johnson following a year in which the striker at times struggled to produce and also...
NEW YORK -- D.C. United's Bill Hamid is Major League Soccer's Goalkeeper of the Year.
Hamid helped lead his hometown club to a remarkable turnaround.
He set career highs with 10 shutouts and 110 saves during the regular season as United went from the league's worst record to the top spot in the Eastern Conference.
Real Salt Lake's Nick Rimando was second in the voting, who congratulated Hamid on the award.
Landon Donovan and Thierry Henry were named to Major League Soccer's annual Best XI squad on Tuesday, ranking them once again among the league's elite even as they prepare to leave MLS.
MLS players, club leaders and media members voted one goalkeeper, three defenders, four midfielders and three forwards to the Best XI (the second straight season voting has resulted in a 3-4-3 formation), with only two newcomers to the team this year.
This is the seventh time in his career that Donovan has been named...