MLS has suspended D.C. United’s Jose Guillermo Ortiz for one match for what the disciplinary committee ruled was a dive at a pivotal moment during a 1-0 victory over the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday, the Insider learned Monday. League officials did not immediately confirm the suspension, but an official announcement is expected ahead of United’s […]
>> With a 1-1 draw against Saudi Arabia on Sunday, the United States won Group F at the Under-20 World Cup in South Korea and earned a round-of-16 meeting with New Zealand on Thursday. Brooks Lennon, on loan to Real Salt Lake from Liverpool, converted a rebound late in the 40th minute for the Americans […]
After three consecutive defeats at home and a scoreless rut that eclipsed 400 minutes, D.C. United ached for some good fortune Saturday at BC Place. It arrived in the form of a favorable decision early in the second half and four Vancouver Whitecaps shots that struck the goal frame, including Cristian Techera’s penalty kick deep […]
United Airlines has no plans to make coach seats roomer for passengers, its president told employees recently. United AirlinesSkift Take: We like Scott Kirby because of his honestly. He's right. Travelers may say they want comfort, but most value price over everything else. — Brian SumersAs one its major competitors, American Airlines, reduces seat pitch on some new airplanes, might United Airlines seek a competitive advantage by offering more room to coach customers? “The short a...
Perhaps the most alarming aspect of D.C. United‘s hard-luck start to the MLS season is that the club has had a logistically easy path for almost three months. Seven of 11 matches were at home and none beyond the Eastern Seaboard or outside the country. The four trips consisted of two Amtrak rides to New […]
United Colors of Benetton is being carried at Toyko's Adam et Rope' for the first time. In this colorful collection of tees, sweatshirts, bottoms, and totes, the range signals the theme of "nostalgia and newness," according to the Japanese brand/retailer. In the capsule, vibrant stripes, large logos, and striking hues dominate. There are also practical essentials such as comfortable trousers and shorts. Plus, for those looking for the ultimate accessories flex, there is the "Clothes for Humans" ...
Manchester United won the Europa League crown on Wednesday with a 2-0 win over Ajax in Stockholm. The win was big for the club but potentially bigger for its local fanbase, which is still reeling from a terrorist attack that killed 22 people on Monday night. But from the following video, you’d never know it. Before Wednesday’s match, a group of Man. U fans gathered outside of a pub and sang anti-ISIS songs, showing they wouldn’t be cowed by the recent bombing. It was an awesome...
>> Manchester is a divided soccer city, what with football supporters pledging their allegiance to United or City. But in the aftermath of the terrorist attack Monday, United will aim to help lift the spirits of England’s second-largest city Wednesday in the Europa League final against Ajax at the aptly named Friends Arena in suburban […]
United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz prepares to testify on Capitol Hill in Washington. At the United Continental Holdings Inc. annual meeting, Wednesday, May 24, 2017, United Airlines investors will get their chance to question Munoz. Pablo Martinez Monsivais / Associated PressSkift Take: Munoz may have it easier than you'd think: stock is up and seats are full. They just need better employee training and better communications strategy for this always connected, always filming wo...
To help celebrate the current spring/summer season, revered Japanese retailer United Arrows releases its latest editorial lookbook presenting a range of items covering everything from upscale casual to relaxed formal. Striped button-down tops and unstructured blazers team with cropped trousers, loose-fitting shorts and sandals doing well to narrate the flexibility of the season. The range itself consists of select pieces from not only its own line but items from the likes of Paraboot, Aspesi, Bi...
D.C. United Coach Ben Olsen believes that, despite early doldrums, his roster is good enough to reverse course. However, he also said Tuesday that the organization plans to sign one or two players when MLS’s transfer window opens in July. Even if United were performing well, Olsen emphasized, the team would take advantage of the […]
UNITED ARROWS is embarking on a major overhaul of its Harajuku storefronts and launching a brand new endeavor. Later this summer, the iconic Tokyo-based retailer is set to combine its men's and women's stores under one roof. Dubbed "UNITED ARROWS ONE," the new space will take over the brand's longtime men's store, which opened its doors back in 1992 and holds the distinction of being the first-ever Japanese building designed by renowned Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill. The move coincides with t...
An unidentified man wearing a Trump campaign “Make America Great Again” hat was kicked off a United Airlines flight from Shanghai to Newark, N.J., on Sunday, according to reports, apparently for being disruptive. As fliers were boarding the plane, the man took another passenger’s seat and refused to move, an NBC affiliate in New York reports. When crew members asked him to move, he grew disruptive. The incident caused more than two hours of delays, the Washington Post reports....
United's Oscar Munoz, shown talking to employees, was the highest-compensated U.S. airline CEO last year. But Allegiant's Maury Gallagher owns more than 20 percent of his airline, so, technically, he probably does better. United AirlinesSkift Take: People like to complain about CEO compensation, but these men — and they are all men — may deserve what they earn. Running a big airline is not easy, and not everyone can do it. Executives who reach the top don't get there by chance. —...
D.C. United began a three-game homestand this month glowing with optimism after starting to show signs of becoming whole. On Saturday, however, United completed the once-promising stretch with three defeats, no goals and a growing, almost desperate, need for roster upgrades this summer. Ben Olsen’s gang barely made an impression in the 1-0 defeat to […]
A D.C. United team that doesn’t score often will attempt to salvage a disappointing homestand Saturday without its most important attacking player while also trying to fend off a surging opponent. Luciano Acosta will serve a one-match suspension for receiving a red card during a 4-0 defeat to the Philadelphia Union last weekend. In sifting […]
Bombardier was so intent on winning an order for United that it was willing to build a smaller version of its C Series jet for the carrier. Boeing Co. has accused Bombardier of selling its planes at artificially cheap prices. BombardierSkift Take: Flyers rarely hear about negotiations behind aircraft sales as manufacturers like to keep information private. But we're getting some good stuff about Bombardier's tactics because of a case Boeing bought before the U.S. International Trade Co...
The United Nations headquarters and flags. (Bigstock Photo) Microsoft and the United Nations today announced what they called a “landmark” five-year partnership to support human rights work. The partnership includes a $5 million grant to the U.N. Human Rights Office. Microsoft will also help design advanced technology to better predict, analyze and respond to critical human rights situations. According to the U.N., human rights crises are proliferating around the world, even in areas...
For the second time in the past two weeks, a well-known U.S. public company has made its debut C$ debt financing. Such financings are known as Maple bonds, in effect, a foreign issuer raising C$ in the domestic market using Canadian documentation.  On Monday, United Parcel Service of America Inc. launched and priced its new issue, a $750 million seven year offering that featured a coupon of 2.125 per cent. (Given that the notes were senior notes were priced at a slight discount the yield to...