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D.C. United declines options on three players

Club parts ways with Lionard Pajoy, Carlos Ruiz, Marcelo Saragosa
D.C. United declines options on three players

Washington, D.C. (October 30, 2013) – D.C. United today announced that the club has declined options on three players, including forwards Lionard Pajoy, Carlos Ruiz and midfielder Marcelo Saragosa. Ruiz and Saragosa are both eligible for the Re-Entry Draft.

“We would like to thank Lio, Marcelo and Carlos for their service to the club, and we wish them the best of luck in the future,” said D.C. United General Manager Dave Kasper.

United Reads returns for Fall 2013

In 11th year, program has served 23,000+ elementary students, distributed 80,000+ books
United Reads returns for Fall 2013

D.C. United and its charitable arm, United for D.C., today announced the schedule for United Reads during the Fall of 2013. United Reads is a signature program created to encourage elementary school students in the greater Metropolitan Washington, D.C. area to read and to promote the importance of healthy lifestyles. United Reads is currently in its 11th year and has distributed over 81,000 books to local elementary students in underserved communities, serving over 23,000 students through school visits.

D.C. United Academy Update

U-18s & U-16s go 1-1 vs PDA; U-14s beat SAC; 21 players called into U.S. Soccer Training Center
D.C. United Academy Update

Academy Playoffs 1

Photo Credit: 
Daniel Robertson / fcdallas.com

Washington, D.C. (October 21, 2013) — This past weekend, the Black-and-Red Academy teams went 2-1-0 as the U-18 and U-16 squads were in action against Players Developmental Academy (PDA), and the U-14s took on Soccer Association of Columbia (SAC). All three games were played in Washington, D.C.

D.C. United owner Erick Thohir invests in Inter Milan

Purchase allows for more focus on, synergy between global soccer properties
D.C. United owner Erick Thohir invests in Inter Milan

Indonesian media entrepreneur and sports investor Erick Thohir, along with two additional Indonesian business partners, announced today the signing of a binding agreement to become a controlling shareholder of the Italian club Inter Milan (Serie A).

D.C. United announces initial 2014 preseason plans

Black-and-Red to train in Florida and South Carolina ahead of 19th MLS season
D.C. United announces initial 2014 preseason plans

Ben Olsen - preseason 2013

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dcunited.com

D.C. United today announced the club’s preliminary preseason schedule ahead of the 2014 Major League Soccer season. The Black-and-Red will travel to Bradenton, Fla., for the second consecutive year for training camp at IMG Academy from Jan. 29-Feb. 13. Following that stint, the team will be participating in the Carolina Challenge Cup, which will be held in Charleston, S.C. from Feb. 22-March 1. United will arrive in Charleston, S.C., on Feb. 20 and depart home to Washington, D.C., on March 2.

D.C. United to collect toiletries

Supplies collected at game against the Union on Oct. 12 will be donated to Thrive DC
D.C. United to collect toiletries

Washington, D.C. (October 10, 2013) – D.C. United today announced, through the United Drives program, that it will be collecting toiletries for Thrive DC on Saturday, Oct. 12, before United’s match against the Philadelphia Union at 7 p.m. ET.

D.C. United to host “Noche Latina” on Oct. 12

Hispanic Heritage Month festivities will begin at 4:30 p.m. at RFK Stadium
October 12 is "Noche Latina"

As a part of Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations, D.C. United today announced details for “Noche Latina” at RFK Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 12, as the team takes on the Philadelphia Union at 7 p.m. The festival will take place from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in Lot 8 of RFK Stadium. AT&T, Parts Authority, Shoppers and Volkswagen will present the eighth consecutive event celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month.

D.C. United to participate in 2013 Breast Cancer Awareness Month

United to support fight against breast cancer tonight against the Fire on NBC Sports Network
D.C. United to participate in 2013 Breast Cancer Awareness Month

breast cancer awareness ball 2013

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Rebecca Payne / dcunited.com

D.C. United, in conjunction with MLS W.O.R.K.S, today announced that the club will participate in Breast Cancer Awareness Month, with the team incorporating pink into its match against the Chicago Fire tonight (8 p.m. ET; NBC Sports Network).

D.C. United and Lucky Bar to host viewing party for Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup final

United to face Real Salt Lake on Oct. 1 at 9 p.m. ET, game will air on GolTV
Lucky Bar to host USOC Final Viewing Party

Washington, D.C. (September 25, 2013) – D.C. United – in conjunction with Lucky Bar – today announced plans for a viewing party on Tuesday, Oct. 1 as the Black-and-Red takes on Real Salt Lake in the 2013 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup final. Taking place at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, UT, the championship match will air live at 9 p.m. ET on GolTV.

D.C. United Academy Update

U-18, U-16, U-14 teams take on Bethesda-Olney in second weekend of season
D.C. United Academy Update

 Washington, D.C. (September 17, 2013) – In the second weekend of the 2013-14 U.S. Soccer Development Academy (USSDA) season, D.C. United’s U-18, U-16 and U-14 Academy teams took on Bethesda-Olney with the U-18 team losing, the U-16 team drawing and the U-14 side coming away with a win.

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