Washington, D.C. (March 12, 2009) – D.C. United announced today the signing of goalkeeper Milos Kocic to a developmental roster spot. A graduate of Loyola College of Maryland, Kocic was selected by the Black-and-Red in the second round (21st overall) of the 2009 MLS SuperDraft on January 15. He will be officially available upon receipt of his International Transfer Certificate.
Washington, D.C. (March 11, 2009) – On behalf of the club, D.C. United President Kevin Payne today issued a statement in regards to a local media report written this morning:
“We would like to take this opportunity to clear up a misunderstanding reported in this morning’s Washington Post: D.C. United has not changed its position with regard to the financing of our Stadium in Prince George’s County.
Washington, D.C. (March 10, 2009) – D.C. United announced today the club has acquired goalkeeper Josh Wicks from the Los Angeles Galaxy in exchange for a conditional pick in the 2010 MLS SuperDraft. The 25 year-old will report to United’s pre-season training camp in Charleston, South Carolina, where the team is competing in the Carolina Challenge Cup.
Washington, D.C. (March 8, 2009) - D.C. United announced today the club will participate in this year’s edition of Sueño MLS 2009 - built by The Home Depot. Tryouts will take place at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Germantown, MD on Saturday, March 21 and Sunday, March 22. Among the scouts evaluating talent will be former United star Raúl Díaz Arce and D.C. United Director of Youth Development John Maessner.
The U16 and U18 sides faced local club Baltimore Bays. The U16s came away with a 1-1 draw. Andy Najar scored the only goal in the 78 minute to keep the score even after moving from his right back spot to central midfield, with only 10 minutes left in the match.
Washington, D.C. (March 6, 2009) – D.C. United announced today that single-game tickets for the first five United home matches at RFK Stadium are now on sale. Single-game tickets begin at $22 for seating in the Spectator section, are $30 at the Premium level, $40 at the VIP level, and are available at the Mezzanine level for $50. Single game tickets for the rest of the season will go on sale at a later date
Washington, D.C. (March 6, 2009) – D.C. United announced today that it was teaming up with Soccer Unites Utah and DKMS Americas to host a bone marrow drive to help find a matching donor for Marcia Williams, wife of Real Salt Lake midfielder Andy Williams. The bone marrow drive will be held on Sunday, March 15 at RFK Stadium from 12 to 5 p.m. Former D.C. United and RSL defender Eddie Pope will be present at the drive from 12-1 p.m., while Ben Olsen will also be making an appearance during the day.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 5, 2009) - D.C. United announced today the club’s weekly Spanish-language radio program, “La Tribuna del D.C. United,” will debut for the 2009 season on Wednesday, March 18 at 1:00 p.m. on WZHF Continental Radio 1390 AM. “La Tribuna del D.C. United” will air every Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. throughout the course of the 2009 Major League Soccer season.
Washington, D.C. (March 4, 2009) – D.C. United, in conjunction with the Washington Freedom and the DC Sports and Entertainment Commission, announced today the club is set to play three double-headers with the Washington Freedom at RFK Stadium. The three Freedom games will take place on May 23, June 13 and July 18 ahead of D.C. United’s matches set for those dates.
Washington, D.C. (March 3, 2009) – D.C. United announced today the club has signed two players – midfielder Brandon Barklage and defender Anthony Peters. Barklage was originally selected in the third round (36th overall) of the 2009 MLS SuperDraft, while Peters joins United after completing a trial with the team during preseason.
“We are pleased to bring Brandon on board as a member of United,” said United General Manager Dave Kasper. “He has good technical qualities and he will provide us with solid cover in the midfield.”