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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.

D.C. United Academy Update: May 19, 2009

D.C. United Academy Updat

Season Update: With the end of the academy season in sight, the D.C. United youth teams had another busy schedule over the past weekend. It was a mixed bag of results as United faced the Baltimore Bays on Saturday, May 16 and Seacoast United on May 17. The U16s were unable to come away with a win on Saturday, losing 3-1 to the Bays, though the U18s won 2-0. Sunday against Seacoast United brought more success, with the U16s winning 2-1 and the U18s snatching a late 1-1 draw.

Post-game quotes: Chivas USA-D.C. United

Post-game quotes: Chivas

MLS QUOTESHEET 2009
SATURDAY, MAY 17, 2009 - CHIVAS USA 2, D.C. UNITED 2

D.C. UNITED HEAD COACH TOM SOEHN
On the comeback:
The guys are resilient, and once again we showed the character that we’ve shown all year that we’re not going to lose, we’re going to give everything we have. We’re proud of the passion that they showed, and the character, and the heart.

On the play of Santino Quaranta:

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