Washington, D.C. (May 6, 2009) - Major League Soccer announced today D.C. United’s Jaime Moreno is this week’s MLS Goal of the Week winner. The winning tally was the second of two for the legendary striker who also won MLS Player of the Week honors for his efforts against FC Dallas. Moreno accepted a slick pass from Christian Gomez in the 66th minute Saturday night, took a forward touch on the ball, and lifted a clever chip over onrushing goalkeeper Ray Burse.
Weekend Results: It was another busy two-day stretch for the D.C. United Academy over the weekend, as the U16s and U18s took on the PA Classics on Saturday, May 2 and FC Delco on Sunday. Saturday’s results were positive, with two wins against PA Classics but Sunday was a change of fortune as the U16s tied and the U18s came up short against FC Delco.
“We are very happy with the progress our players are making,” said John Maessner, United’s Director of Youth Development. “Both teams created lots of very good chances and played attractive, attacking soccer.”
Washington, D.C. (May 5, 2009) – The championship match of D.C. United's “La Super Copa”, a single elimination full side 11-v-11 invitational soccer tournament, will take place this Saturday, May 9th at 4:00 p.m. at the RFK Stadium Auxiliary Field. Admission to the game is free of charge. The final will be played prior to United’s match against Toronto FC scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at RFK Stadium.
Washington, D.C. (May 4, 2009) - Major League Soccer announced today D.C. United’s captain Jaime Moreno has been named MLS Player of the Week for Week 7. In Saturday’s 2-1 win over FC Dallas, the Bolivian scored both of United’s goals as D.C. jumped to the top spot in the Eastern Conference with a 3-1-3 record (12 pts.). This is Moreno’s seventh MLS Player of the Week award and first since Week 9 in 2006 when he scored two goals in a 3-1 road victory over the Kansas City Wizards.
MLS 2009 QUOTESHEET
SATURDAY, MAY 2, 2009 -- D.C. UNITED 2, FC DALLAS 1
D.C. UNITED HEAD COACH TOM SOEHN
On Jaime Moreno
Washington, D.C. (May 2, 2009) - D.C. United announced today the club will host the New York Red Bulls in a U.S. Open Cup play-in game on Wednesday, May 20 at RFK Stadium. The game will kickoff at 7:00 p.m. ET and serve as Special Game B for half and full season ticket holders. Tickets for the general public will go on sale next week.
The winner of this match up will qualify for the round of 16 of the U.S. Open Cup. D.C. defeated FC Dallas in its first play-in game 2-0 on April 22, while New York defeated San Jose 2-1 on April 28 to reach this point.
Washington, D.C. (May 2, 2009) - D.C. United fans are organizing a rally in support of a stadium plan for the club prior to D.C. United’s home game May 9 against Toronto FC. Planned events include a demonstration in Lincoln Park at 3:30 p.m. ET, followed by a march to RFK Stadium and a massive dual tailgate party, hosted by La Barra Brava and the Screaming Eagles, lasting until the scheduled 7:30 p.m. kick-off.
Washington, D.C. (April 29, 2009) - D.C. United and its charitable arm, United for D.C., announced today the schedule for United Reads during spring 2009. United Reads is a signature program created to encourage elementary school students in the greater Washington D.C. area to fall in love with reading. In its seventh year, United Reads will continue to partner with the Heart of America Foundation to provide new books to each student during D.C. United player visits to each school.
WASHINGTON, DC (April 29, 2009) - D.C. United announced today plans to continue the 2009 season of United Drives by collecting canned food before home matches during the month of May. All items collected at the May 2, 9 and 23 games will benefit the Capital Area Food Bank and Children of Mine. Each month during the 2009 Major League Soccer season, D.C. United will collect items at every home game to benefit pre-determined non-profit organizations within the Washington, D.C. area.
U16 & U18 Academy Tryouts: In an effort to identify the best youth players in the Washington D.C. area, the D.C. United Academy will be holding tryouts for the U16 and U18 Academy teams in June. Players trying out for the U16 side must be born on or after Jan. 1, 1993, while the age cutoff date for the U18 squad is on or after Jan. 1, 1991. Tryout sessions will be held at RFK Stadium’s Auxiliary Turf Field and all players must complete the waiver and player registration forms.