Season Update: After the first team renews its Atlantic Cup rivalry with the New York Red Bulls at RFK Stadium on Thursday, the D.C. United Academy teams will continue their season Saturday with matches against the New York youth squads. The U18s will take the pitch at 1 p.m. while the U16s will play at 3 p.m., with both contests held at Maryland SoccerPlex Field 20.
Washington, D.C. (June 1, 2009) -D.C. United players will be appearing at various community events this week, including visits to local schools by Santino Quaranta, John DiRaimondo, Marc Burch, Chris Pontius, Devon McTavish and Bryan Namoff as part of the United Reads initiative. Burch, meanwhile, will also be appearing at the Waldorf SC Rec Tournament on Saturday. Full appearance information is detailed below.
Player(s): Santino Quaranta and John DiRaimondo
What: United Reads
When: Tuesday, June 2; 1:45-3:15 p.m.
Where: Savoy Elementary School
D.C. United vs. New England Revolution
May 30, 2009 – Gillette Stadium (Foxborough, Mass.)
D.C. United head coach Tom Soehn
On how the team played in the first half:
“Yeah, we were playing around very well. The unfortunate part is we didn’t get more out of it. Obviously, we hit the post a couple of times, but we were pretty sharp and created a lot of good opportunities. And I think we were a step ahead of them for the most part. “
On Fred’s role in the game:
Washington, D.C. (May 29, 2009) - D.C. United announced today that the Trinidad & Tobago National Team has called up defender Avery John to play in a pair of World Cup Qualifier games on June 6 vs. Costa Rica and June 10 vs. Mexico. John will report to the National Team immediately after D.C. United’s League game against the New England Revolution on May 30.
Washington, D.C. (May 28, 2009) - D.C. United announced today that it will play host to an international friendly with legendary Spanish club Real Madrid. The match, to be held at FedExField, will take place on Sunday, August 9 at 3 p.m. ET. As a result, the previously scheduled Major League Soccer match against the Kansas City Wizards will be moved to September 9 at 7:30 p.m. ET.
Season Update: The D.C. United youth teams spent their Memorial Day weekend on the road, as the U16 and U18 squads traveled to Sarasota, FL to participate in the 2009 U.S. Soccer Development Academy Spring Showcase. The U18s found great success during the three-game trip, conceding just one goal while compiling a 3-0-0 record. The U16s, however, could not carry the momentum from an opening game victory, dropping the next two contests en route to a 1-2-0 mark.
Washington, D.C. (May 28, 2009) - D.C. United announced today details of the team’s Tenth Annual Armed Forces and Veterans Appreciation Day. The event, scheduled for Thursday, June 4, is held to honor all current and former military personnel and their families. The game against the New York Red Bulls is scheduled for a 7:30 p.m. ET kickoff.
Washington, D.C. (May 27, 2009) - D.C. United announced today it has partnered with Athlete to Atleta to provide soccer equipment to underserved youth in Costa Rica. An event to recognize those who have made the program a success will be held at the Embassy of Costa Rica on Thursday, May 28, at 5:30-7:30 p.m. United rookie Rodney Wallace, who has Costa Rican roots, will attend the event.
Washington, D.C. (May 27, 2009) - D.C. United players will be making appearances at various events in the community over this week. Several players will visit schools as part of the United Reads initiative, while Rodney Wallace will attend Athlete to Atleta’s celebration of a successful campaign. Full appearance information is detailed below.
Player(s): Anthony Peters and Brandon Barklage
What: United Reads
When: Wednesday, May 27; 1:45-3:15 p.m.
Where: Smothers Elementary School
Player(s): Clyde Simms and Milos Kocic
What: United Reads
When: Thursday, May 28; 1:45-3:15 p.m.
MLS 2009 QUOTESHEET
SATURDAY, MAY 23, 2009 – D.C. UNITED 0, REAL SALT LAKE 0
D.C. UNITED HEAD COACH TOM SOEHN
On the game