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United Reads returns for spring 2009

United Reads returns for

Washington, D.C. (April 29, 2009) - D.C. United and its charitable arm, United for D.C., announced today the schedule for United Reads during spring 2009. United Reads is a signature program created to encourage elementary school students in the greater Washington D.C. area to fall in love with reading. In its seventh year, United Reads will continue to partner with the Heart of America Foundation to provide new books to each student during D.C. United player visits to each school.

United Drives to collect food during May

United Drives to collect

WASHINGTON, DC (April 29, 2009) - D.C. United announced today plans to continue the 2009 season of United Drives by collecting canned food before home matches during the month of May. All items collected at the May 2, 9 and 23 games will benefit the Capital Area Food Bank and Children of Mine. Each month during the 2009 Major League Soccer season, D.C. United will collect items at every home game to benefit pre-determined non-profit organizations within the Washington, D.C. area.

D.C. United Academy Update: April 29, 2009

D.C. United Academy Updat

U16 & U18 Academy Tryouts: In an effort to identify the best youth players in the Washington D.C. area, the D.C. United Academy will be holding tryouts for the U16 and U18 Academy teams in June. Players trying out for the U16 side must be born on or after Jan. 1, 1993, while the age cutoff date for the U18 squad is on or after Jan. 1, 1991. Tryout sessions will be held at RFK Stadium’s Auxiliary Turf Field and all players must complete the waiver and player registration forms.

D.C. United player appearances: April 29 - April 30

D.C. United player appear

Washington, D.C. (April 28, 2009) - D.C. United players will be making appearances at various events in the community this week. On Wednesday, several players will be helping out with a wheelchair soccer clinic, while goalkeeper Josh Wicks will be in attendance at the DC SCORES Soccer Ball on Thursday. Complete appearance information is detailed below.

Player(s): Clyde Simms, Chris Pontius, Rodney Wallace, Brandon Barklage, Milos Kocic, Dejan Jakovic
What: Power Soccer Wheelchair Clinic
When: Wednesday, April 29; 6-8 p.m.

Quotesheet: New York Red Bulls vs D.C. United

Quotesheet: New York Red

New York Red Bulls 2, D.C. United 3
MLS Post-Game Quotes Sheet
Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
April 26, 2009


On the team's overall performance:
"Very disappointed. Very poor first half. In the second half, we made
some adjustments. We dominated the second half except for the last two
minutes and paid a high price for not defending properly."

D.C. United signs defender Avery John

D.C. United signs defende

Washington, D.C. (April 23, 2009) – D.C. United announced today the club has signed veteran defender Avery John. D.C. waived forward Francis Doe in order to make a roster spot available for the Trinidad and Tobago international. John’s rights were acquired from the New England Revolution in exchange for a conditional draft pick in either the 2010 or 2011 MLS SuperDraft. The 33-year old defender will be available for selection on Sunday, when the Black-and Red travel to New Jersey to battle their Atlantic Cup rivals the New York Red Bulls. Kick-off is set for 3:00 p.m.

Quotesheet: D.C. United vs. FC Dallas

Quotesheet: D.C. United


On playing the younger players

For me, it wasn’t really a chance to look at [the younger players] because we see them every day. I’ve said from the beginning that we have a deep team and it was fun to get them on the field and let them show what they’re about and their character, their quality, and why we brought some of them here.

On Brandon Barklage

D.C. United Academy holds tryouts for U15 and U20 Programs

D.C. United Academy holds

WASHINGTON, DC (April 21, 2009) - The D.C. United Academy will be holding tryouts for the U15 Academy Training Program and the Super-20 Academy Team. Tryouts will be held the next four Mondays at the RFK Stadium Auxiliary Turf Field for both groups.

D.C. United set to host Ladies Night

D.C. United set to host L

Washington, D.C. (April 20, 2009) - D.C. United is set to host Ladies Night, an event intended to provide women and their friends with an enjoyable evening out. The club is teaming up with Hot 99.5 to throw a girls night out at RFK Stadium on May 9, prior to the team’s game against Toronto FC. Ladies Night takes place from 6 - 7:45 p.m. on the Capital View Terrace, with kickoff for the game set at 7:30 p.m.

More than 11 vendors will be on hand to provide products, taste-tests, giveaways, demos, advice and much more. Among those confirmed:

D.C. United player appearances: April 23

D.C. United player appear

Washington, D.C. (April 20, 2009) - D.C. United players will be making appearances in the community this week. Defender Anthony Peters will participate in the AARP Kids Day this Thursday, April 23. Full appearance information is detailed below.

Player(s): Anthony Peters
What: AARP Kids Day
When: Thursday, April 23; 2-3:30 p.m.
Where: AARP-601 E St. N.W., Washington DC 20049

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