QUOTESHEET U.S. OPEN CUP 2009
TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 2009 – D.C. UNITED 2, OCEAN CITY BARONS 0
D.C. UNITED HEAD COACH TOM SOEHN
On the team’s performance
Well they dropped everybody back in … and I know those situations are tough to break down. We talked about at half how to do that. I think we did better at it, and that’s part of the learning process. We have a lot of new guys on the field and they have to grow into the game.
On Ocean City’s play
Washington, D.C. (June 29, 2009) - D.C. United announced today the club has released defender Anthony Peters. The 25-year old was originally signed by the Black-and-Red on March 3, 2009.
“We'd like to thank Anthony for his hard work and contributions while a member of the team,” said D.C. United General Manager Dave Kasper. “We wish him the best of luck in his career.”
Washington, D.C. (June 25, 2009) - D.C. United announced today that the club will not exercise the option on Louis Crayton’s contract, ending the goalkeeper’s one-year stay with the Black-and-Red. Crayton’s current deal is set to expire June 30, at which time the club will have a roster spot available in advance of the summer transfer window.
“We'd like to thank Louis for his contributions to D.C. United, which included a U.S. Open Cup title,” said D.C. United General Manager Dave Kasper. “We wish him the best of luck in the future.”
Entreno con el Primer Equipo: Jugadores de la Academia de D.C. United continuarán entrenando con el primer equipo esta seamana. Esta vez le toca a el jugadore Sub-18 Pepito Ebah y al integrante del plantel Sub-20 Mome Ciss unirse a los entrenos del primer equipo el jueves y viernes de esta semana.
First Team Training: D.C. United Academy players continue to get the chance to train with the first team this week. This time it’s U18 player Pepito Ebah and U20 player Mome Ciss who will join United’s first team for training sessions today and Friday.
Washington, D.C. (June 25, 2009) - D.C. United announced today that midfielder Santino Quaranta and defender Dejan Jakovic have been called in by their respective national teams to participate in the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup. Quaranta will play for the United States while Jakovic will represent Canada in the biannual competition. Depending on how far their respective sides advance in the tournament, which runs July 3-26, the pair could miss up to three MLS matches.
Washington, D.C. (June 23, 2009) - D.C. United players will be appearing at various community events this week. In an effort to promote growth of the beautiful game, United’s Avery John, Milos Kocic, Anthony Peters, Brandon Barklage, Clyde Simms, Santino Quaranta and Thabiso Khumalo will all be appearing at area soccer events from June 24-29. Full appearance information is detailed below.
Player(s): Avery John
What: Patriot Soccer Camp
When: Wednesday, June 24; 2-3 p.m.
Where: Northern High School
Player(s): Milos Kocic
What: D.C. United Academy
D.C. United to play Chalatenango of El Salvador on July 28 at RFK Stadium in CONCACAF Champions League
Washington, D.C. (June 23, 2009) - CONCACAF (Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association of Football) today announced the schedule for D.C. United’s preliminary round matches in the 2009-10 CONCACAF Champions League tournament. The Black-and-Red will face El Salvador’s Chalatenango in a two-game aggregate series that will determine one of the spots in Group B. The first match will take place on July 28 at RFK Stadium with an 8 p.m. kickoff, while Chalatenango will host the return leg on August 4 at Estadio Monumental Cuscatlan.
COLORADO vs. D.C. UNITED POSTGAME QUOTES
JUNE 20, 2009
Rapids Head Coach Gary Smith
On the 1st half:
”I thought we were disappointing with the ball in the beginning of the first half. There were a lot of occasions that we squandered possession too easily, but the difference was Omar. His finishing was excellent. Although we came in up 2-0 there were plenty of things that weren’t quite right.”
On D.C. United:
“On the day you’ve got to give their players a lot of credit for their work ethic, which was absolutely outstanding.”
Washington, D.C. (June 18, 2009) - U.S. Soccer today announced the possible quarterfinal pairings for the 2009 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. Should D.C. United advance past PDL side Ocean City Barons in the third round of the competition, the Black-and-Red would host the quarterfinal match against the winner of the Harrisburg City Islanders (USL-2)-New England Revolution match on Tuesday, July 7 at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Boyds, MD. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET.