Washington, D.C. (March 6, 2009) – D.C. United announced today that it was teaming up with Soccer Unites Utah and DKMS Americas to host a bone marrow drive to help find a matching donor for Marcia Williams, wife of Real Salt Lake midfielder Andy Williams. The bone marrow drive will be held on Sunday, March 15 at RFK Stadium from 12 to 5 p.m. Former D.C. United and RSL defender Eddie Pope will be present at the drive from 12-1 p.m., while Ben Olsen will also be making an appearance during the day.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 5, 2009) - D.C. United announced today the club’s weekly Spanish-language radio program, “La Tribuna del D.C. United,” will debut for the 2009 season on Wednesday, March 18 at 1:00 p.m. on WZHF Continental Radio 1390 AM. “La Tribuna del D.C. United” will air every Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. throughout the course of the 2009 Major League Soccer season.
Washington, D.C. (March 4, 2009) – D.C. United, in conjunction with the Washington Freedom and the DC Sports and Entertainment Commission, announced today the club is set to play three double-headers with the Washington Freedom at RFK Stadium. The three Freedom games will take place on May 23, June 13 and July 18 ahead of D.C. United’s matches set for those dates.
Washington, D.C. (March 3, 2009) – D.C. United announced today the club has signed two players – midfielder Brandon Barklage and defender Anthony Peters. Barklage was originally selected in the third round (36th overall) of the 2009 MLS SuperDraft, while Peters joins United after completing a trial with the team during preseason.
“We are pleased to bring Brandon on board as a member of United,” said United General Manager Dave Kasper. “He has good technical qualities and he will provide us with solid cover in the midfield.”
Washington, D.C. (March 3, 2009) – D.C. United announced today it will host the fourth edition of D.C. United's La Super Copa, a single elimination full side 11-v-11 invitational soccer tournament, presented by Volkswagen and Cox Communications. The tournament draw will take place on March 30, 2009, at 7:00 p.m. at El Puente de Oro Restaurant in Langley Park, MD, and all local media are welcome to attend.
Washington, D.C. (March 3, 2009) – Through their continued long-term partnership with the leader in local sports television, Comcast SportsNet, D.C. United today announced their regional television schedule for the 2009 Major League Soccer season. As part of its current broadcast agreement with United, Comcast SportsNet is scheduled to air 15 games this season, providing United supporters unsurpassed coverage of the Black-and-Red.
Trip to PA: The D.C. United Academy continued the 2009 season with a trip up to Pennsylvania to face FC Delco and PA Classics. It was another successful weekend for the U18s, who won both games by the score of 2-1, while the U16s struggled to find the same success, losing to FC Delco 1-0 and drawing PA Classics 0-0.
Washington, D.C. (February 27, 2009) – D.C. United announced today the club has signed defender Dejan Jakovic. The 23-year old central defender comes to D.C. via a transfer from Red Star Belgrade of the Serbian First Division. He will be officially available upon receipt of his P-Visa.
“We are excited to have concluded the transfer and signing of Dejan,” said United General Manager Dave Kasper. “He possesses excellent technical abilities and has good size and speed. We look forward to having him join us as we enter our final phase of pre-season.”
Washington, D.C. (February 26, 2009) – D.C. United announced today its 2009 season credential application is now available online. Members of the media who would like to be considered for full season credentials must complete and submit the online form by March 12:
Washington, D.C. (February 25, 2009) – D.C. United announced today the club will host FC Dallas in a U.S. Open Cup play-in game on April 22 at RFK Stadium, as it begins defense of its 2008 U.S. Open Cup title. The game will kickoff at 7:30 p.m. ET and serve as Special Game A for half and full season ticket holders. Tickets for the general public will go on sale at a later date.