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.
CONCACAF GOLD CUP QUOTESHEET
WEDNESDAY, JULY 8, 2009 - USA 2, HONDURAS 0
UNITED STATES HEAD COACH BOB BRADLEY
On the game
Washington, D.C. (July 7, 2009) - Following tonight’s 2-1 victory over the Harrisburg City Islanders (USL-2), D.C. United is set to host the Rochester Rhinos (USL-1) in the semifinal round of the U.S. Open Cup. The game will be held at the Maryland SoccerPlex July 21 at 7:30 p.m. ET. Rochester advanced to this year’s semifinal round courtesy of a 2-1 win over the Wilmington Hammerheads (USL-2).
QUOTESHEET 2009 U.S. OPEN CUP
TUESDAY, JULY 7, 2009 – D.C. UNITED 2, HARRISBURG CITY ISLANDERS 1
D.C. UNITED HEAD COACH TOM SOEHN
On team’s play late in the game
Yeah, I think it really came on the red card. I think we thought we had the game won and we forgot what it takes to do that, the work and the movement off the ball. We got very complacent.
On team’s play compared to last week
Washington, D.C. (July 7, 2009) - Through their continued long-term partnership with the leader in local sports television, Comcast SportsNet, D.C. United today announced plans to air encore presentations of five memorable D.C. United international friendlies July 13-17 as a part of D.C. United International Week. The matches each feature the Black-and-Red in compelling match-ups against some of the biggest cubs in soccer, Leeds United, Bayer Leverkusen, Chelsea FC, Celtic FC and Real Madrid CF. Hosted by Comcast SportsNet’s D.C.
Washington, D.C. (July 6, 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 Rodney Wallace and Clyde Simms will be making appearances at D.C. United Academy Summer Camps, while Marc Burch and others will attend the MLS Futbolito event on Saturday. Full appearance information is detailed below.
Player(s): Rodney Wallace
What: D.C. United Academy Camp
When: Wednesday, July 8; 1:30 p.m.
Where: Maryland SoccerPlex
MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER QUOTESHEET
SATURDAY, JULY 4, 2009 -- COLUMBUS CREW 1, DC UNITED 1
D.C. UNITED HEAD COACH TOM SOEHN
On his team’s second half performance:
“At this point we need to learn how to put teams away. That is something that comes with experience. We have had half a season to develop that. At this point in the season that’s a game you need to come away with three points.”