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D.C. United announces details for 2009 Kick-off Luncheon

D.C. United announces det

Washington, D.C. (February 24, 2009) – D.C. United and its charitable arm, United for D.C., announced today the Annual Kick-off Luncheon will take place on Tuesday, March 24 at 12:00 p.m. The seventh annual event is a fundraiser for United’s 501(c)3 foundation and will be held at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center at the National Harbor. Fans will have the opportunity to meet the Black-and-Red’s players and coaches while supporting the club’s community initiatives.

D.C. United signs Mawate Ange N’Silu

D.C. United signs Mawate

Washington, D.C. (February 24, 2009) – D.C. United announced today the club has signed forward Mawate Ange N’Silu. The 23-year-old joins United after a nearly three-week trial. He last played for FC Le Mont, a Swiss team based out of Lausanne. N’Silu will be officially added to the roster upon receipt of his International Transfer Certificate and P-1 Visa.

D.C. United waives Joe Vide

D.C. United waives Joe Vi

Washington, D.C. (February 24, 2009) – D.C. United announced today the club has waived midfielder Joe Vide. The 24-year old made thirteen first team appearances for D.C over seven months with the club last season.

“We would like to thank Joe for his contributions on and off the field, and wish him the best of luck in the future,” said United General Manager Dave Kasper.

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

D.C. United Academy Updat

Season Restart: D.C. United’s U16 and U18 sides both restarted their 2009 Development Academy season in a positive fashion over the past weekend, coming away undefeated in four matches. The squad managed two wins against FC Westchester and two against Met Oval at the Germantown Soccer Plex on Saturday, Feb 14 and Sunday, Feb 15.

"Very good effort from both teams as we start this 2009 year. We have a very good idea about the things we want to continue working on and look forward to seeing our players progress," said John Maessner, United Director of Youth Development.

Zach Wells retires from Major League Soccer

Zach Wells retires from M

Washington, D.C. (February 17, 2009) – D.C. United announced today goalkeeper Zach Wells has retired from professional soccer. The 27-year old, who was recovering from off-season foot surgery, has decided to end his MLS playing career after five seasons in the League that included a one-year stint with D.C. United.

D.C. United acquires Mamadou Danso

D.C. United acquires Mama

Washington, D.C. (February 17, 2009) – D.C. United announced today the club acquired defender Mamadou Danso via the waiver wire process last Friday, Feb. 13. The African defender joins United after two seasons at Southern Polytechnic State University.

“We are pleased to have obtained Mamadou from the MLS waiver process,” said United General Manager Dave Kasper. “He is a strong central defender with a big, physical presence and we look forward to giving him an opportunity to earn a spot with D.C. United.”

Prince George’s County Delegation Leaders Introduce D.C. United Stadium Bill

LARGO, MD (February 16, 2009) – Today, D.C. United Executive Chairman Victor MacFarlane and club President Kevin Payne joined County Executive Jack Johnson, and Prince George’s legislative delegation chairs Sen. Anthony Muse and Del. Melony Griffith to announce the introduction of legislation authorizing a new stadium for D.C. United in Prince George’s County.

COUNTY EXECUTIVE JACK JOHNSON JOINS PRINCE GEORGE’S DELEGATION LEADERS IN INTRODUCING BILL TO AUTHORIZE D.C. UNITED STADIUM

WHO: Prince George’s County Executive Jack Johnson, Delegation Chairs Sen. Anthony Muse and Del. Melony Griffith, Members of the General Assembly, as well as D.C. United co-owner Victor B. MacFarlane and team president Kevin Payne.

WHAT: Sen. Muse and Del. Griffith have introduced legislation that will enable D.C. United, the most successful professional soccer club in American history, to move to Maryland and work with the Maryland Stadium Authority to build a stadium.

D.C. United Academy update: February 12, 2009

D.C. United Academy updat

Letters of Intent: Several members of the D.C. United Academy have decided where they will play college soccer. Last week, D.C. United Academy players, along with the top players around the country, signed their letters of intent promising their services to some of the top schools across the United States.

RFK Stadium to host U.S. Men’s National Team World Cup Qualifier vs. Costa Rica

Washington, D.C. (February 11, 2009) – D.C. United, in conjunction with the U.S. Soccer Federation, today announced RFK Stadium will host the U.S. Men’s National Team on October 14 in a World Cup qualification match versus Costa Rica. Kickoff time and ticket information will be announced at a later date.

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