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D.C. United to recognize 1999 team

D.C. United to recognize

Washington, D.C. (September 2, 2009) - D.C. United announced today plans to recognize the ten-year anniversary of the club’s 1999 squad that captured both the Supporters’ Shield and the MLS Cup on October 17. Members of United’s championship team will return to D.C. for a weekend of promotional events and a halftime tribute during the current team’s final MLS home game against Columbus (8 p.m. ET, Comcast SportsNet).

Arquero de la Academia D.C. United Abdul Hamid ficha con el primer equipo

Washington, D.C. (2 de septiembre de 2009) - D.C. United anunció hoy que el club ha fichado al arquero de la Academia Abdul “Bill” Hamid a un contrato con el primer equipo. Hamid es el primer jugador en venir del sistema juvenil de United.

“Estamos entusiasmados por fichar a nuestro primer joven profesional de la Academia de D.C. United”, dijo el presidente de D.C. United, Kevin Payne. “Bill ha estado en nuestro sistema por varios años y captado atención a nivel nacional e internacional. Esperamos que sea gran parte del futuro de D.C. United”.

Bill Hamid signs with first team

Hamid signs with first team

Dave Kasper with Bill Hamid and Kevin Payne

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D.C. United announced today the club has signed Academy goalkeeper Abdul “Bill” Hamid to a Generation adidas contract with the first team. Hamid is the first player to sign with the first team directly from United’s academy youth system.

Boletos al clasificatorio mundialista EE.UU. vs Costa Rica a la venta el 10 de septiembre

Washington, D.C. (2 de septiembre de 2009) - D.C. United anunció hoy que los boletos para el partido de la Selección de Estados Unidos contra Costa Rica que se jugará en el Estadio RFK el 14 de octubre saldrán a la venta el jueves, 10 de septiembre. Abonados de D.C. United tendrán prioridad para comprar boletos para el encuentro clasificatorio a la Copa Mundial el jueves, 3 de septiembre y viernes, 4 de septiembre.

Tickets to U.S. Men’s National Team World Cup Qualifier vs. Costa Rica on sale Sept. 10

Washington, D.C. (September 2, 2009) - D.C. United announced today tickets to the U.S. Men’s National Team game against Costa Rica to be held at RFK Stadium on October 14 will go on sale Thursday, Sept. 10. Prior to public sale, D.C. United plan holders will have a priority window to purchase tickets to the World Cup qualifier on Thursday, Sept. 3 and Friday, Sept. 4.

Postgame quotesheet: United-Fire

Postgame quotesheet: Unit

D.C. United Defender Bryan Namoff:
On scoring the only goal of the game:

It was a great opportunity for me, it seems like I always score off Christian Gomez. The foul created a free-kick and it was a play we’ve been working on throughout the week. We’ve really worked on making our runs dynamic.

On the shutout:

Post-game quotesheet: United vs. Toluca

Post-game quotesheet: Uni


On the game

D.C. United to induct Raúl Díaz Arce and Danilo Noel Dirón to Hall of Tradition

Washington, D.C. (August 26, 2009) - D.C. United today announced former forward Raúl Díaz Arce and former team broadcaster Danilo Noel Dirón will be inducted to the club’s Hall of Tradition on September 12 as the team battles Seattle Sounders FC. Kick-off for the match is set for 7:30 p.m. ET with the induction ceremonies to be held at halftime. Club executives and playing alumni named Díaz Arce a finalist for United’s ultimate individual honor before he was selected as this year’s Hall inductee by a fan vote conducted on

D.C. United acquires midfielder Tiyiselani Shipalane

D.C. United acquires midf

Washington, D.C. (August 25, 2009) - D.C. United announced today the club has acquired midfielder Tiyiselani Shipalane on loan from the Harrisburg City Islanders (USL-2). Shipalane will serve as a roster replacement for Thabiso “Boyzzz” Khumalo, who has been put on the Disabled List. The club also announced forward Luciano Emilio has received his green card and will no longer count as an International on the team’s roster.

Post-game quotes: D.C. United vs. LA Galaxy

Post-game quotes: D.C. Un


On the game

I thought we fought really hard. I thought we made the game. I thought we created enough. Obviously, in the final third we were lacking a little bit. I thought, especially given the conditions, we could’ve put some more stuff on frame and maybe made it harder on Ricketts to make a couple saves and pick up just some scraps and just get a cheap one.

On Emilio’s goal which was called offsides

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