Washington, D.C. (July 24, 2009) - D.C. United announced today midfielder Clyde Simms and forward Thabiso Khumalo underwent successful surgeries. Simms traveled to Munich, Germany to have sports hernia surgery on his right side performed by Dr. Ulrike Muschaweck. Simms is expected to miss two to three weeks. Khumalo had wrist surgery yesterday to repair a broken radius suffered during United’s Open Cup game on July 21. The surgery was performed by Dr. Christopher Annunziata of Commonwealth Orthopaedics in Virginia, and Khumalo is expected to miss four to six weeks.
Washington, D.C. (July 24, 2009) - D.C. United today signed midfielder Ely Allen of the USL Premier Development League. Allen joins United after spending two seasons in MLS and USL. As a roster replacement for Brandon Barklage, Allen is not available for selection in tomorrow’s game at San Jose and will join the Black-and-Red at training next week.
U.S. OPEN CUP 2009 QUOTESHEET
TUESDAY, JULY 21, 2009 – D.C. UNITED 2, ROCHESTER RHINOS 1
D.C. UNITED HEAD COACH TOM SOEHN
On Boyzzz Khumalo’s injury
For me, the game’s overshadowed by a couple injuries. One to them and one to us, and it’s disappointing. Everybody worked hard and you just never want to see any injuries, period. The ball hit him in the wrist. We’ll find out later what it is, but it wasn’t good.
On the team’s play
Washington, D.C. (June 21, 2009) - D.C. United will hold a conference call Wednesday, July 22 at 11:00 a.m. ET to discuss in advance details of the club’s upcoming friendly with Real Madrid C.F. Representing the two teams will be D.C. United President Kevin Payne and Real Madrid C.F. Director of Football Emilio Butragueño. D.C. United and Real Madrid C.F. are set to play an international friendly on August 9 at FedExField. Kick-off is set for 3:00 p.m. ET and more than 45,000 seats have already been sold to the match.
MLS 2009 QUOTESHEET
SATURDAY, JULY 18, 2009 – D.C. UNITED 3, COLORADO RAPIDS 1
D.C. UNITED HEAD COACH TOM SOEHN
On the game
We came out all right in the first 10 minutes and it went south from there and you could probably see we were a little rusty. We adjusted a little bit at halftime and I thought tactically we started to play a little bit better. Obviously Jaime [Moreno] helped that. But yeah we had a rough stretch in the first half, we made it pretty hard on ourselves when we had that chance early and didn’t put it away.
Washington, D.C. (July 17, 2009) - D.C. United announced today midfielder Brandon Barklage has undergone successful anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction surgery. The 22-year old rookie is out for the season and has been placed on the Season Ending Injury List, which will allow for a roster replacement. Barklage suffered the injury during United’s 2-1 Open Cup win over Harrisburg on July 7.
Washington, D.C. (July 17, 2009) - D.C. United and its charitable arm, United for D.C., announced today a collaboration with team sponsor Glory Days Grill. Though the Dining for Dollars program, customers who dine at any Glory Days Grill location from now until September 30, can earn 10 percent of the total bill as a donation to the foundation. Customers must request a copy of their guest receipt and submit it to United for D.C.
Washington, D.C. (July 16, 2009) - U.S. Soccer today announced the possible sites for the final of the 2009 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. Should D.C. United advance past USL-1 side Rochester Rhinos in the semifinals of the competition, the Black-and-Red would host the championship match against the winner of the Seattle Sounders - Houston Dynamo match on Wednesday, Sept. 2 at RFK Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET. Tickets to the U.S. Open Cup final will be included in United’s season ticket packages. More details will be released at a later date.
WASHINGTON, DC (July 16, 2009) - D.C. United announced today plans to continue the 2009 season of United Drives by collecting soccer equipment before the team’s July 18 home match against the Colorado Rapids. All items collected at the game will benefit Athlete to Atleta and United for D.C. and its signature program, United Soccer Club.
Washington, D.C. (July 15, 2009) – D.C. United today acquired midfielder Danny Szetela via its #2 allocation ranking. Szetela joins the Black-and-Red after spending two-plus years in Spain’s La Liga and Italy’s Serie B. The 22-year old is currently with the team and will be available for selection upon receipt of his International Transfer Certificate. He is not expected to be available when United takes on the Colorado Rapids at RFK Stadium this Saturday (8 p.m. ET, Comcast SportsNet).