Trip to New England: The D.C. United Academy U16 and U18 teams traveled to New England to take on the Revolution Academy sides at Gillette Stadium. The U16s lost 3-2, while the U18s managed to come away with a 1-1 draw.
“These are the types of experiences where you grow as a player, learn how your body handles these situations and how to better be prepared the next time around,” said John Maessner, United’s Director of Youth Development. “Overall, the teams played fairly well but obviously were hoping for better results.”
Washington, D.C. (May 13, 2009) - D.C. United players will be making appearances at various events in the community over this week. John DiRaimondo will make an appearance at the Fundraiser for the Lance Armstrong Foundation, while player appearances at schools as part of the United Reads initiative will begin this week. Full appearance information is detailed below.
What: United Reads
When: Wednesday, May 13; 1:45-3:15 p.m.
Where: John Carroll Elementary School
Player(s): John DiRaimondo
What: Fundraiser for the Lance Armstrong Foundation
MLS QUOTESHEET 2009
SATURDAY, MAY 9, 2009 - D.C. UNITED 3, TORONTO FC 3
D.C. UNITED HEAD COACH TOM SOEHN
On the draw
It’s really disappointing, you know, we obviously made some key mistakes, and not many, but the ones that we made really cost us. It’s unacceptable; we can’t afford to do that. We can’t afford to get in a shootout at home. We were pretty much in control of the game and with one bad chance or bad giveaway, and it gives them life and energy.
On the game
Washington, D.C. (May 8, 2009) - D.C. United players will be making appearances at various events in the community over the weekend. Tomorrow, Andrew Jacobson will be on hand at the grand opening of the Regency Furniture Store in Langley Park, Md., while Josh Wicks will be on hand at the ODSL Sportsmanship Awards event at RFK Stadium. Full appearance information is detailed below.
Player(s): Andrew Jacobson
What: Grand Opening of Regency Furniture Store
When: Saturday, May 9; 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Where: Langley Park, Md
Player(s): Josh Wicks
What: ODSL Sportsmanship Awards
Washington, D.C. (May 8, 2009) - United for D.C., the non-profit arm of D.C. United, announced today details of the Eighth Annual United Celebrity Golf Tournament, presented by Geico. Golfers will gather at Reston National Golf Course in Virginia for a 1:30 p.m. ET shotgun start on Thursday, July 9. Participants in this year’s event will play alongside current and former United players and coaches as well as a host of other local sports and media celebrities, all while raising money for United for D.C.
Washington, D.C. (May 7, 2009) - D.C. United and broadcast partner Comcast SportsNet announced today that due to scheduling conflicts, Comcast SportsNet will be unable to carry Saturday night’s game against Toronto FC and will add a future 2009 D.C. United match to its broadcast schedule at a later point.
D.C. UNITED HEAD COACH TOM SOEHN
On the game
“Both teams had their stretches where they had the better of play. Kansas City pushed really hard at the end and made it really difficult for us. They were lofting a lot of balls in, and then it got a little hairy.”
On getting a fair result
“Yeah we had our chance the post that we hit. There were not a ton of opportunities, but it was enough to win a game. To their credit, they never quit, and they created a lot of dangerous situations by lofting balls into the box.”
Washington, D.C. (May 6, 2009) - Major League Soccer announced today D.C. United’s Jaime Moreno is this week’s MLS Goal of the Week winner. The winning tally was the second of two for the legendary striker who also won MLS Player of the Week honors for his efforts against FC Dallas. Moreno accepted a slick pass from Christian Gomez in the 66th minute Saturday night, took a forward touch on the ball, and lifted a clever chip over onrushing goalkeeper Ray Burse.
Weekend Results: It was another busy two-day stretch for the D.C. United Academy over the weekend, as the U16s and U18s took on the PA Classics on Saturday, May 2 and FC Delco on Sunday. Saturday’s results were positive, with two wins against PA Classics but Sunday was a change of fortune as the U16s tied and the U18s came up short against FC Delco.
“We are very happy with the progress our players are making,” said John Maessner, United’s Director of Youth Development. “Both teams created lots of very good chances and played attractive, attacking soccer.”
Washington, D.C. (May 5, 2009) – The championship match of D.C. United's “La Super Copa”, a single elimination full side 11-v-11 invitational soccer tournament, will take place this Saturday, May 9th at 4:00 p.m. at the RFK Stadium Auxiliary Field. Admission to the game is free of charge. The final will be played prior to United’s match against Toronto FC scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at RFK Stadium.