Press Releases

D.C. United’s Avery John called up by Trinidad & Tobago

D.C. United’s Avery John

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.

D.C. United to face Spanish giants Real Madrid C.F.

D.C. United to face Spani

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.

D.C. United Academy Update: May 28, 2009

D.C. United Academy Updat

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.

D.C. United hosts Tenth Annual Armed Forces and Veterans Appreciation Day

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.

D.C. United, Athlete to Atleta donate soccer equipment

D.C. United, Athlete to A

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.

D.C. United player appearances: May 27 - May 30

D.C. United player appear

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.

Post-game quotes: United vs. Salt Lake

Post-game quotes: United

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

Victor MacFarlane to sell interest in D.C. United

Victor MacFarlane to sell

Washington, D.C. (May 21, 2009) - Victor MacFarlane announces today his sale of his ownership interest in the D.C. United soccer club to his partner Will Chang. Formerly co-led by Victor MacFarlane, MacFarlane-Chang D.C. Soccer LLC is a venture that owns and controls the operating rights to D.C. United of Major League Soccer (MLS). The venture included MacFarlane, founder and managing principal of MacFarlane Partners, and William H.C. ("Will") Chang, chairman of the global investment firm Westlake International Group and one of the owners of the Major League Baseball’s San Francisco Giants.

Post-game quotes: United-Red Bulls

Post-game quotes: United

U.S. OPEN CUP QUOTESHEET
WEDNESDAY, MAY 20, 2009 - D.C. UNITED 5, NEW YORK RED BULLS 3

D.C. UNITED HEAD COACH TOM SOEHN
On the game

Santino Quaranta earns MLS Goal of the Week honors

Santino Quaranta earns ML

Washington, D.C. (May 20, 2009) - D.C. United’s Santino Quaranta is this week’s MLS Goal of the Week winner. The winning tally was scored in the 85th minute of United’s stirring 2-2 draw at Chivas USA. On the play, Rodney Wallace sent a crossing ball into the goalmouth that was punched away by Chivas USA goalkeeper Zach Thornton. The ball deflected off of Fred before Quaranta ran onto the loose ball and crushed a 30-yard shot into the far-post side netting. The honor marks the third week in a row that a United player has been tabbed.

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