WASHINGTON, DC (July 16, 2009) - D.C. United announced today plans to continue the 2009 season of United Drives by collecting soccer equipment before the team’s July 18 home match against the Colorado Rapids. All items collected at the game will benefit Athlete to Atleta and United for D.C. and its signature program, United Soccer Club.
Washington, D.C. (July 15, 2009) – D.C. United today acquired midfielder Danny Szetela via its #2 allocation ranking. Szetela joins the Black-and-Red after spending two-plus years in Spain’s La Liga and Italy’s Serie B. The 22-year old is currently with the team and will be available for selection upon receipt of his International Transfer Certificate. He is not expected to be available when United takes on the Colorado Rapids at RFK Stadium this Saturday (8 p.m. ET, Comcast SportsNet).
Washington, D.C. (July 15, 2009) - United for D.C., the charitable arm of D.C. United, announced today that the Eighth Annual United Celebrity Golf Tournament, presented by GEICO, raised more than $35,000. Proceeds from the event will benefit the charity’s three signature programs - United Reads, Kicks for Kids and the United Soccer Club - all of which use soccer to place an emphasis on literacy, healthy lifestyles and life skills for youth in the D.C. area.
Washington, D.C. (July 15, 2009) - CONCACAF (Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association of Football) announced CD Luis Angel Firpo will replace Chalatenango as D.C. United’s opponent in the preliminary round of the 2009-10 CONCACAF Champions League tournament. After Chalatenango failed to meet tournament requirements, Firpo enters the preliminary round as the second-best cumulative record among the runners-up in El Salvador’s Apertura and Clausura championships.
Finales de la Academia: El equipo Sub-18 de la Academia de D.C. United concluyó una gran temporada al llegar a la final de la Academia de Desarrollo de US Soccer en Carson, California esta semana. Un récord de 2-1-0 en la fase de grupo impulsó al equipo al partido de campeonato a jugarse el 16 de julio. United se enfrentará a Carmel United el jueves, y el partido será transmitido en vivo por ESPN Classic a las 7 p.m. hora del este.
Academy Finals: The D.C. United Academy U18 squad capped off a great season by reaching the US Soccer Development Academy Finals in Carson, CA, this week, going 2-1-0 in the competition’s group stage to earn a spot in the final. United will take on Carmel United on Thursday night, July 16, in the tournament’s championship game. The match will be shown live on ESPN Classic at 7 p.m.
Academy Finals: The D.C. United Academy U18 squad capped off a great season by reaching the US Soccer Development Academy Finals in Carson, CA, this week, going 2-1-0 in the competition’s group stage to earn a spot in the final. United will take on Carmel United on Thursday night, July 16, in the tournament’s championship game. The match will be shown live on ESPN Classic at 10 p.m. ET.
Washington, D.C. (July 14, 2009) - D.C. United players will be appearing at various community events this week. Midfielder John DiRaimondo will help out with the DC SCORES Summer Camp today, while Bryan Namoff will attend the Fairfax County Summer Reading Program. The entire squad will also make itself available to season ticket holders for the annual Meet the Team Day, which will be held Sunday at RFK Stadium. Full appearance information is detailed below.
Player(s): John DiRaimondo
What: DC SCORES Summer Camp
When: Tuesday, July 14; 2:30-4 p.m.
Where: Truesdell Education Complex
Washington, D.C. (10 de julio de 2009) - El cuadro Sub-17 de la Academia de D.C. United se coronó campeón por segunda vez en la Copa Sub-17 MLS/SUM al derrotar al equipo juvenil de FC Dallas. El delantero Luis Cartagena abrió el marcador en el minuto 15, y parecía que United iba a mantener la ventaja hasta que Dallas empató en el minuto 75. Después de dos tiempos extras de diez minutos cada uno, el partido se fue a penales, donde los capitalinos se impusieron por 6-5.
Washington, D.C. (July 10, 2009) - The D.C. United Academy U17 team earned its second MLS/SUM U17 Cup this week by defeating FC Dallas in the championship game. Forward Luis Cartagena opened up the scoring in the 15th minute, and it looked like United would hold on to the 1-0 lead until Dallas equalized in the 75th minute. After two 10-minute overtimes, the final went to penalty kicks, where United prevailed 6-5.