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05 September 7:10 pm

United's mascot busts a move at the DMV Dance Fitness Festival

VIDEO: You Can Play

D.C. United supports the You Can Play Project
VIDEO: You Can Play

D.C. United Head Coach Ben Olsen, midfielder-forward Chris Pontius, and defender Mike Chabala recorded a public service announcement for the You Can Play Project, an organization dedicated to ensuring equality, respect and safety for all athletes, without regard to sexual orientation.

United Builds beautifies DC public schools

D.C. United and United Builds participate in DC Public Schools Beautification Day
United Builds at DC schools

This past Saturday, more than 30 members of the D.C. United family gave of their time for D.C. Public Schools Beautification Day. The day’s work was organized as part of the club’s volunteer program, United Builds.

United Celebrity Golf Tournament raises more than $40,000

Proceeds benefit United for D.C.’s signature programs
Golf Tourney raises $40K

United for D.C., the charitable arm of D.C. United, announced today that the sold-out 11th Annual United Celebrity Golf Tournament, supported by Cushman & Wakefield, raised more than $40,000. Proceeds from the event benefit the charity’s three signature programs - United Reads, Kicks for Kids and United Soccer Club - all of which use soccer to place an emphasis on literacy, healthy lifestyles and life skills for underserved youth in the greater Metropolitan Area. For more information on United for D.C.'s many initiatives, please visit

United's players test coaching skills

After training Wednesday morning, Black-and-Red's players put to work
Community Soccer

Liam Nagle is a big D.C. United fan.  The youngster recently celebrated his birthday at RFK, cheering along with friends as the Black-and-Red downed
Houston back in late April.  On
that day, Nagle got to see Perry Kitchen – a player the 9-year old counts among his
favorites – go the full ninety minutes in a thrilling 3-2 win.

But on Wednesday night, the tables were turned.  D.C.’s young midfielder was the one
cheering as Nagle dribbled down the field at Long Bridge Park in Arlington.

United Soccer Club’s “Spring Kick” to take place Wednesday, June 6

USC Spring Kick - June 6

United Soccer Club

Photo Credit: 
Ben Keller/

D.C. United and its non-profit arm, United for D.C., today announced the 2012 “Spring Kick” sponsored by The Meltzer Group. The event, a season ending tournament at the RFK Stadium Training Field, will take place on Wednesday June 6 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. This one-of-a-kind tournament brings together underserved youth from across the metro area to RFK, exemplifying D.C. United’s wide-ranging commitment to the community.

Seventh Annual United for D.C. Day - May 26

Match against NE on May 26 will support club’s charitable arm
Annual United for D.C. Day


The Seventh Annual United for D.C. Day will wrap up after United’s match with a celebration at D.C. United bar partners The Queen Vic and The Pug to benefit United for D.C. The cover charge will be $20 and will include all-you-can-drink beer and ‘United for D.C. Punch’. The post-game event will begin immediately after the end of the match and will run until 12:30 a.m.

United for D.C. honored with President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition Community Leadership Award

U4DC wins President’s award

The President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition (PCFSN) has selected United for D.C. to receive a 2012 PCFSN Community Leadership Award. The award is given annually to individuals and organizations which improve the lives of others within their community by providing or enhancing opportunities to engage in sports, physical activities, fitness or nutrition-related programs.

United Soccer Club children to participate in White House clinic on Tuesday

Event to feature twenty-two United Soccer Club participants from Harrison Parks & Recreation Ce
USC at White House

Twenty-two participants from United Soccer Club, a program run by D.C. United’s 501(c)3 foundation United for D.C., will join the First Lady of the United States for a Let’s Move! soccer clinic on the South Lawn of the White House Tuesday, May 15. The students are all representing the program’s Harrison Parks and Recreation Center location. Prior to the clinic, the children will be in attendance for a ceremony at which the President will honor members of the 2011 MLS Cup champion LA Galaxy.

United Soccer Club

A free after-school program for children in the D.C Area
United Soccer Club

United Soccer Club is an after-school program that introduces the sport of soccer to youth in inner-city and underprivileged communities of the greater Washington, D.C. area. United Soccer Club (USC) partners with urban families, schools, recreation centers and community-based organizations in order to invest in the athletic, emotional, and social welfare of the children living in the D.C Area.

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