D.C. United today announced that the club will offer a season-long discount for members of the military. Members of the Armed Forces with a valid military ID can purchase tickets at the reduced rate of $40 for midfield seats and $30 for sideline seats on gameday at the RFK Stadium Box Office.
D.C. United today announced a partnership with Romántica 900AM and Radio Cuscatleca USA for the Spanish-language broadcast rights to D.C. United’s 34 regular season games during this year’s MLS season. Radio Cuscatleca USA will produce the live broadcasts including play-by-play commentary for Romántica 900AM, the official Spanish-language broadcaster of the Black-and-Red.
D.C. United today announced that Univision will broadcast an additional two D.C. United regular season matches on its new sports network, Univision Deportes Network (UDN).
The Black-and-Red will be featured on the new network twice through the 2013 campaign, first on May 25 against the Portland Timbers and later on June 8 against the New England Revolution. The two additional games on Univision Deportes Network come on top of three games being broadcast on sister network UniMas this year, for a total of five Spanish language broadcasts this year.
The MLS Disciplinary Committee has suspended D.C. United forward Dwayne De Rosario for two games and fined him an undisclosed amount for violent conduct that endangered the safety of his opponent, Philadelphia Union midfielder Danny Cruz, during a preseason game between the clubs on Feb. 23. The referee issued De Rosario a red card for violent conduct in the 60th minute of the match.
The MLS Players Union appealed the decision on behalf of De Rosario. MLS Commissioner Don Garber heard the appeal yesterday and upheld the Disciplinary Committee’s decision.
D.C. United, Romantica 900, and Radio Cuscatleca USA partner for 2013 Spanish language radio broadcasts
D.C. United today announced the selection of White+Partners, one of the region’s oldest and largest ad agencies, as its ad agency of record. White + Partners will manage United’s 2013 advertising strategy, from creative development to flighted ad buys. The assignment rounds-out White+Partners strong sports and entertainment practice including work with the Washington Nationals baseball team and Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts.
D.C. United today announced that the club has selected MLS veteran and Guatemalan international Carlos Ruiz via the MLS allocation process. The forward will join the Black-and-Red tomorrow in Orlando, Fla. Per League and club policy, exact terms of the deal were not disclosed. Ruiz has a green card and will not occupy an international roster spot.