WASHINGTON, DC (March 20, 2009) - D.C. United announced today a partnership with feedback management experts GuestAssist to improve their fan’s game-day experience and to facilitate easy, safe communication between fans, staff, security personnel and the team at home games. GuestAssist uses text messaging through the customers’ own mobile phone at the time when it matters most, right then when they need it. The platform is versatile and can be used to inform, entertain, respond or enquire, which means you get engagement and your guests get another reason to stay.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 19, 2009) - D.C. United today launched a new digital platform at www.dcunited.com. Available in both English and Spanish, the site gives users a retooled look inside the most successful professional soccer club in the history of the United States. The online platform focuses intently on the user and provides fans with an enhanced experience through desktop and mobile applications.
WASHINGTON, DC (March 19, 2009) – Following a series of fan feedback initiatives, D.C. United announced today the creation of an in-house guest services department and the Fanatix Season Ticket Holder Lounge. The guest services department aims to strategically assign staffers throughout RFK Stadium to aid the flow of game-day traffic and deal with questions or concerns immediately as they arise. The Fanatix Lounge provides season ticket holders an exclusive area to deal directly with D.C.
Washington, D.C. (March 17, 2009) – Alba Galindo, one of the “Senadora” models on Univision’s popular weekly sports show “República Deportiva” (Sports Republic), will be making an appearance this weekend at D.C. United’s tryouts for Sueño MLS 2009 – built by The Home Depot. Alba will be available for pictures and autographs on Saturday, March 21 from 2:30pm – 4:00 p.m. at the Maryland SoccerPlex.
Results from over the weekend: D.C. United’s Academy teams hosted two top local sides this weekend, PDA and Match Fit. For the U18s, the weekend was a successful one as they won both their matches, yet the U16s were unable to attain the same results, drawing against PDA on Saturday and losing against Match Fit on Sunday.
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.