Steve Birnbaum drew attention from the beginning of his MLS career. … It didn't take long for the USMNT to come calling, with Birnbaum part of the 2015 January camp.
Halftime substitute Steve Birnbaum made the difference for the USMNT as they opened the 2016 schedule with a friendly win. … USA: 12-Luis Robles; 3-Brad Evans (15-Steve Birnbaum, 46), 19-Michael Orozco, 5-Matt Besler, 14-Kellyn Acosta; 4-Michael Bradley (capt. … Birnbaum headed in a Michael Bradley free kick in the 90th minute in the 3-2 USMNT win over Iceland.
Steve Birnbaum’s ankle sprain isn’t overly serious, but the impact on United’s start could be. … After Opare replaced Birnbaum and helped United to a 1-0 victory over the Galaxy last weekend, Olsen went out of his way to praise the defender.
Steve Birnbaum (DC United)… 2014: Arguably the best defender (and by far the most consistent) to come out of last season's rookie crop, Birnbaum played in, and started, in 23 games overall, which includes two in the playoffs.
Victor Palsson, a 2022 summer signing, is deputizing in that position, with veteran Steve Birnbaum and Donovan Pines holding down the other two spots. … Birnbaum ranks among the more underappreciated players at his position in MLS over the last decade.
United took Cal defender Steve Birnbaum with the second pick. … “I’m looking forward to watching Steve grow to be a starter in this league,” D.C. … Birnbaum's teammate in Cal's backline Christian Dean went to Vancouver with the 3rd pick.
United added several new players during the offseason to augment a returning core that includes Paul Arriola, Luciano Acosta, and Steve Birnbaum. … David Ousted moves over from the Whitecaps and should have the inside track on the starter’s job, though former Crew man Steve Clark will push the Dane for time. … Central defense is manned by Steve Birnbaum, a US international who suffered two concussions during a difficult 2017.
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United went a man down in the 60th with a red card to Steve Birnbaum. … Photo by Steve Welsh - PA Wire via ZUMA Press - ISIPhotos.com
Steve Birnbaum, Chad Marshall and Walker Zimmerman are in that mix. … DEF: DaMarcus Beasley (Unattached), Steve Birnbaum (D.C.
ETAttendance: TBDWeather: 86 degrees, partly cloudy Scoring Summary: 1 2 FUSA 0 2 2CUB 0 0 0 USA – Chris Wondolowski 62nd minuteUSA – Julian Green (Chris Wondoloski) 71 Lineups:USA: 1-Ethan Horvath; 2-DeAndre Yedlin (21-Timmy Chandler, 46), 20-Geoff Cameron, 6-John Brooks (15-Steve Birnbaum, 46), 23-Fabian Johnson; 10-Christian Pulisic (18-Chris Wondolowski, 46), 4-Michael Bradley (capt. … Birnbaum took a cleat to the face in the 80th minute, necessitating on field treatment and complaints to the referee.
Klinsmann also subbed on Steve Birnbaum for Kyle Beckerman in the 60th and Darlington Nagbe for Clint Dempsey in the 78th. … ), 15-Kyle Beckerman (3-Steve Birnbaum, 60), 9-Gyasi Zardes; 8-Clint Dempsey (10-Darlington Nagbe, 78), 18-Chris Wondolowski (17-Christian Pulisic, 46)
DC United's Steve Birnbaum was also back in the starting lineup after his heroics against Iceland. … USA: 22-David Bingham; 15-Steve Birnbaum, 13-Jermaine Jones, 5-Matt Besler, 14-Kellyn Acosta (21-Brandon Vincent, 46); 9-Gyasi Zardes (18-Jerome Kiesewetter, 61), 4-Michael Bradley (capt.
The USMNT needed a late goal from DC United defender Steve Birnbaum to see off Iceland. … MLSsoccer.com's Scott French profiles goal scorer Steve Birnbaum.
Klinsmann called in goalkeeper David Bingham, defenders Steve Birnbaum and Brandon Vincent, and midfielder Perry Kitchen. … DEF: Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Steve Birnbaum (D.C.
By acquiring Cal's Steve Birnbaum in the draft last week, he became the fourth central defender acquired by United this winter, after Bobby Boswell, Jeff Parke, and Nana Attakora. … Both Boswell and Parke are in their 30s and Attakora hasn't played much in the last year, so Birnbaum may find himself with more playing time than DC management anticipates.
United makes a ‘win-win’ deal, drafts Steve Birnbaum at No. … 2 - from The Washington Post's Steven Goff: United believes Birnbaum will compete for a starting role in the near future.
Thiago made it 3-1 NYCFC in the 88th with DC's Steve Birnbaum scoring in the 90th minute. … Dynamo goalkeeper Steve Clark made five saves to keep the clean sheet.
Steve Birnbaum scored for DC in the 13th and Toronto equalized through Richie Laryea in the 18th. … Timbers goalkeeper Steve Clark made four saves to keep the clean sheet.
Starting centerback Steve Birnbaum and starting defensive midfielder Russell Canouse left DC's 1-1 draw against San Jose last Saturday with injuries. … Olsen has some cover for Canouse in the form of US U-20 youth international Chris Durkin, but multiple missed games by Birnbaum would be disastrous.
Steve Birnbaum put DC up in the 58th minute with David Villa equalizing for NYCFC in the 86th. … Steve Clark made three saves for the clean sheet.
Klinsmann has several proven options to fill that gap, starting with Omar Gonzalez, Matt Besler, Michael Orozco, and Steve Birnbaum. … Birnbaum's passing range and aerial nous are substantial.
Brooks’s absence creates a hole that Steve Birnbaum could fill. … Birnbaum is the up-and-coming addition, and could get the nod for his mobility and game awareness.
Steve Birnbaum and John Brooks both showed positive moments on Wednesday. … Birnbaum with some eye-catching long passing and Brooks with some composed recovery defending in his own penalty box.
USA: 1-Nick Rimando; 23-Steve Birnbaum, 13-Jermaine Jones, 5-Matt Besler; 2-DeAndre Yedlin, 4-Michael Bradley, 8-Clint Dempsey (capt. … As expected, USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann opted to play three defenders, including capping DC United defender Steve Brinbaum.
RSL played a man up from a 26th minute red card to Steve Birnbaum.
United went ahead from a 57th minute Steve Birnbaum goal.
United pulled a goal back through Steve Birnbaum in the 56th.
Paul Arriola put DC up in the 7th and Steve Birnbaum doubled the lead in the 21st.
United is looking for a fresh start under new coach Hernan Losada, but he'll be without Steve Birnbaum and Bill Hamid, both recovering from injury.
United is dealing with a rash of injury problems, including long-term absences for both Steve Birnbaum and Bill Hamid.
Steve Birnbaum scored in the 6th and Wayne Rooney made it 2-0 United in the 30th. … Carlos Vela scored in the 8th minute with Steven Beitashour making it 2-0 in the 26th.
Steve Birnbaum pulled a goal back for DC in the 83rd minute.
"The guys kept fighting, which is all you can ask," DC defender Steve Birnbaum said.
Thanks to the emergence of Steve Birnbaum and Kofi Opare, Boswell played a reserve role under Ben Olsen.
DEF: Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Steve Birnbaum (D.C.
The Washington Post's Steven Goff reports that USMNT player Steve Birnbaum suffered a concussion during DC United's game with New York.
Depending on Yedlin’s status, Lichaj, Cameron, converted midfielder Graham Zusi, or even a center back like Steve Birnbaum could fill in at right back.
USMNT: 1-Nick Rimando; 19-Graham Zusi, 15-Steve Birnbaum, 5-Chad Marshall, 2-Greg Garza (14-Jorge Villafaña, 69); 4-Michael Bradley (Capt.
DEF: DaMarcus Beasley (Unattached), Steve Birnbaum (D.C.
), 13-Jermaine Jones (16-Sacha Kljestan, 74), 10-Christian Pulisic (11-Lynden Gooch, 70); 17-Jozy Altidore, 7-Bobby WoodSubs: 12-Ethan Horvath, 22-William Yarbrough, 2-DeAndre…
Subs: 22-William Yarbrough, 8-Alan Gordon, 9-Aron Johannsson, 11-Alejandro Bedoya, 15-Steve Birnbaum, 16-Sacha Kljestan, 18-Julian Green, 19-Graham Zusi, 20-Lynden Gooch…
DEF: Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City; 8/1), Steve Birnbaum (D.C.
Subs not used: 1-Bill Hamid, 9-Paul Arriola, 15-Steve Birnbaum, 23-Tim Parker…
DEF: Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas), Matt Besler (Sporting KC), Steve Birnbaum (DC United), Omar Gonzalez (Pachuca), Michael Orozco (Club Tijuana),…
Still, Perry Kitchen, Steve Birnbaum, and others who've been waiting for the opportunity to assert their credentials for bigger roles may not get a better chance to do so for some time.
DEF: Steve Birnbaum (D.C.
The Washington Post's Steven Goff talks to DC United and USMNT defender Steve Birnbaum.
DC's Steve Birnbaum pulled a goal back in the 89th with Lamar Neagle equalizing five minutes into stoppage time.
USA: 12-Tim Howard; 20-Geoff Cameron, 21-Steve Birnbaum, 3-Omar Gonzalez, 23-Fabian Johnson; 11-Alejandro Bedoya (14-Paul Arriola, 66), 4-Michael Bradley (capt.
Subs not used: 12-Tim Howard, 22- Ethan Horvath, 14-Paul Arriola, 21-Steve Birnbaum, 3-Omar Gonzalez, 6-Darlington Nagbe, 9-Rubio Rubin, 13-Caleb Stanko,…
DEF: Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Steve Birnbaum (DC United), Geoff Cameron (Stoke City), Omar Gonzalez…
Steve Birnbaum scored in the 7th minute and Luciano Acosta made it 2-0 in the 29th.
United got a last gasp equalizer from Steve Birnbaum, scoring four minutes into stoppage time.
DEF: Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Steve Birnbaum (D.C. … — Steven Goff (@SoccerInsider) July 17, 2016
Subs not used: 1-Brad Guzan, 3-Steve Birnbaum, 6-John Brooks , 15-Kyle Beckerman, 16-Perry Kitchen, 18-Chris Wondolowski, 19-Graham Zusi, 21-Edgar Castillo,…
Klinsmann used all three of his substitutions, bringing on Kyle Beckerman for Dempsey in the 74th, Graham Zusi for Alejandro Bedoya in the 81st, and Steve Birnbaum for Zardes four minutes into stoppage time.
Subs not used: 3-Steve Birnbaum, 5-Matt Besler, 10-Darlington Nagbe, 12-Tim Howard, 16-Perry Kitchen, 17-Christian Pulisic, 18-Chris Wondolowski, 21-Edgar Castillo, 22-Ethan…
Subs not used: 3-Steve Birnbaum, 5-Matt Besler, 10-Darlington Nagbe, 12-Tim Howard, 14-Michael Orozco, 16-Perry Kitchen, 17-Christian Pulisic, 21-Edgar Castillo, 22-Ethan…
Subs not used: 12-Tim Howard, 22-William Yarbrough, 3-Steve Birnbaum, 5-Matt Besler , 14-Michael Orozco, 15-Kyle Beckerman, 16-Perry Kitchen…
Subs not used: 12-Tim Howard, 22-William Yarbrough, 3-Steve Birnbaum, 15-Kyle Beckerman, 16-Perry Kitchen…
USA: 1-Brad Guzan; 2-DeAndre Yedlin, 3-Steve Birnbaum, 6-John Brooks (5-Matt Besler, 78), 23-Fabian Johnson; 15-Kyle Beckerman (10-Darlington Nagbe, 46), 19-Graham Zusi (14-Michael Orozco, 87), 13-Jermaine Jones (11-Alejandro Bedoya, 64), 4-Michael Bradley (capt.
DEF: 5-Matt Besler (Sporting KC), 3-Steve Birnbaum (D.C.
Prelim list (15): Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas), Ventura Alvarado (Club America), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Steve Birnbaum (D.C.
DEF: Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas), Ventura Alvarado (Club America), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Steve Birnbaum (D.C.
Similar, but perhaps slightly less striking cases can be built for Steve Birnbaum (25 years old, 4 caps), Bobby Wood (23, 16 caps), and Jordan Morris (21, 9 caps).
USA: 1-Brad Guzan; 2-DeAndre Yedlin, 21-Steve Birnbaum, 20-Geoff Cameron, 23-Edgar Castillo; 19-Graham Zusi (11-Christian Pulisic, 81), 15-Kyle Beckerman, 4-Michael Bradley (capt.
), 10-Mix Diskerud (16-Darlington Nagbe, 46), 11-Alejandro Bedoya; 8-Clint Dempsey, 7-Bobby WoodSubs Not Used: 1-Brad Guzan; 5-Matt Besler, 6-Lee Nguyen,…
DEF: Ventura Alvarado (Club America; 0/0), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City; 8/0), Steve Birnbaum (D.C.
Bobby Burling put the Rapids up in the 28th minute with Steve Birnbaum equalizing in the 87th. … Gio dos Santos subbed off at halftime, but Steven Gerrard and Robbie Keane went 90 minutes for LA.
Steve Birnbaum scored for United in the 88th, with Alajuelense adding a fifth goal in the 90th minute.
None of the players tasked with playing the three center back positions (Jermaine Jones, Matt Besler, and Steve Birnbaum) play the system at the club level.
DEF: Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Steve Birnbaum (D.C.
DEF: Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Steve Birnbaum (D.C.
Steve Birnbaum is manning central defense admirably for Eastern Conference contenders D.C.
DC United finished a man down when the referee sent off Steve Birnbaum in the 60th minute.