Three D.C. United players and Head Coach Ben Olsen are among the finalists announced for Major League Soccer’s 2014 year-end awards. Three finalists were named for each award, including Olsen for Coach of the Year, Bobby Boswell for Defender of the Year, Bill Hamid for Goalkeeper of the Year, and Steven Birnbaum for Rookie of the Year.
D.C. United today announced the club’s end-of-season award winners for the 2014 Major League Soccer season.
Heineken today continued to mark their investment in the future of American soccer by announcing partnership agreements with seven Major League Soccer (MLS) clubs. Starting January 1, 2015, the premium beer brand will bring the Heineken experience to a variety of teams in cities across the country, including the Chicago Fire, Columbus Crew, D.C. United, Houston Dynamo, New York Red Bulls, New York City FC and Orlando City SC.
D.C. United has teamed with local supermarket operator Shoppers Food & Pharmacy, as well as leading youth services provider Sasha Bruce Youthwork to provide 100 families with a complete Thanksgiving food basket this holiday season. On Thursday, Nov. 20, from 4-6 p.m. at Randall Recreation Center in Southwest Washington, the baskets – which are being donated by Shoppers - will be distributed to deserving families in Ward 6 and 7. Each family was selected by Sasha Bruce Youthwork through their community outreach program which helps support low-income families in the area.
On November 5, 2014, the Council released an independent economic evaluation of the proposed D.C. United Stadium Project. The Council’s economic evaluation confirms that the proposed D.C.
The D.C. United Foundation will hold its annual Fall Classic youth soccer tournament on Saturday, Nov. 15, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the RFK Auxiliary Field located at 21st St NE and Oklahoma Ave NE. The tournament will showcase over 30 teams comprised of youth ages 6-12 who are participants in the United Soccer Club 2014 fall program.
Lucas Mendes, Eryk Williamson and Daniel “DJ” Reeves have been called in to the U.S. Under-18 National Team training camp by U-18 Head Coach Javier Perez. The camp will take place at the U.S. Soccer National Training Center in Carson, Calif., from Oct. 23-31. This is the first U.S. Youth National Team selection for each player.
This event has been rescheduled for: Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 12:00PM in Room 412 and Allen Lew has been added as an additional speaker.
The D.C. United Academy went 3-2-0 last weekend in their games against Continental FC Delco and Soccer Association of Columbia. While the U13s, U15s, U16s and U18s hosted Continental FC Delco at Catholic University in Washington, D.C., on Sunday, the U14s traveled and played Soccer Association of Columbia at Covenant Park in Columbia, Md., on Saturday.