First Team Training: D.C. United Academy players continue to get the chance to train with the first team this week. This time it’s U18 player Pepito Ebah and U20 player Mome Ciss who will join United’s first team for training sessions today and Friday.
Washington, D.C. (June 25, 2009) - D.C. United announced today that midfielder Santino Quaranta and defender Dejan Jakovic have been called in by their respective national teams to participate in the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup. Quaranta will play for the United States while Jakovic will represent Canada in the biannual competition. Depending on how far their respective sides advance in the tournament, which runs July 3-26, the pair could miss up to three MLS matches.
Washington, D.C. (June 23, 2009) - D.C. United players will be appearing at various community events this week. In an effort to promote growth of the beautiful game, United’s Avery John, Milos Kocic, Anthony Peters, Brandon Barklage, Clyde Simms, Santino Quaranta and Thabiso Khumalo will all be appearing at area soccer events from June 24-29. Full appearance information is detailed below.
Player(s): Avery John
What: Patriot Soccer Camp
When: Wednesday, June 24; 2-3 p.m.
Where: Northern High School
Player(s): Milos Kocic
What: D.C. United Academy
D.C. United to play Chalatenango of El Salvador on July 28 at RFK Stadium in CONCACAF Champions League
Washington, D.C. (June 23, 2009) - CONCACAF (Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association of Football) today announced the schedule for D.C. United’s preliminary round matches in the 2009-10 CONCACAF Champions League tournament. The Black-and-Red will face El Salvador’s Chalatenango in a two-game aggregate series that will determine one of the spots in Group B. The first match will take place on July 28 at RFK Stadium with an 8 p.m. kickoff, while Chalatenango will host the return leg on August 4 at Estadio Monumental Cuscatlan.
COLORADO vs. D.C. UNITED POSTGAME QUOTES
JUNE 20, 2009
Rapids Head Coach Gary Smith
On the 1st half:
”I thought we were disappointing with the ball in the beginning of the first half. There were a lot of occasions that we squandered possession too easily, but the difference was Omar. His finishing was excellent. Although we came in up 2-0 there were plenty of things that weren’t quite right.”
On D.C. United:
“On the day you’ve got to give their players a lot of credit for their work ethic, which was absolutely outstanding.”
Washington, D.C. (June 18, 2009) - U.S. Soccer today announced the possible quarterfinal pairings for the 2009 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. Should D.C. United advance past PDL side Ocean City Barons in the third round of the competition, the Black-and-Red would host the quarterfinal match against the winner of the Harrisburg City Islanders (USL-2)-New England Revolution match on Tuesday, July 7 at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Boyds, MD. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET.
D.C. UNITED HEAD COACH TOM SOEHN
On making another late comeback
“Overall I was a little disappointed in some of the performances on our side. We gave them a lot opportunities and in environment like this you can’t afford to do that. Again the group was resilient and the guys who came in impacted in a big way. We fought back to get a point on the road.”
On why his team is able to comeback on the road
Washington, D.C. (June 17, 2009) - With the lower seating bowl being virtually sold out, D.C. United today announced that seats in the FedExField upper bowl to the match against Real Madrid C.F. are now available for sale. The match will be played August 9 at 3 p.m. ET and will feature United facing recently announced acquisitions Cristiano Ronaldo and Kaka, the 2008 FIFA World Player of the Year and 2007 FIFA World Player of the Year, respectively.
Washington, D.C. (June 17, 2009) - D.C. United learned last night that the defending U.S. Open Cup champions will host the PDL’s Ocean City Barons in the third round of the 2009 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup on Tuesday, June 30. Ocean City upset Real Maryland 1-0 last night to earn a date with the Black-and-Red at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Boyds, MD. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. ET.
MLS 2009 QUOTESHEET
SATURDAY, JUNE 13, 2009 – D.C. UNITED 2, CHICAGO FIRE 1
D.C. UNITED HEAD COACH TOM SOEHN
On Wicks’ penalty save
Obviously the guy shooting is always in favor. Josh [Wicks], not only with that save, had a really fantastic day today. He really established himself as a presence when balls came in the box, and came up with some really good plays.
On the game