Washington, D.C. (February 10, 2009) – D.C. United announced today the signing of 2008 draft pick Andrew Jacobson. The midfielder was selected in the second round (24th overall) of the 2008 MLS SuperDraft, but signed with FC Lorient of the French first division shortly after being drafted. He joins D.C. after a season in Europe that saw him struggle with injury and for playing time. Jacobson will officially join United’s roster upon receipt of his International Transfer Certificate.
Washington, D.C. (February 9, 2009) – D.C. United today announced former MLS MVP Christian Gomez is set to return to D.C. for his second stint with the club. United has acquired the midfielder, goalkeeper Mike Graczyk, an international roster spot and salary cap considerations from the Colorado Rapids in exchange for midfielder/defender Ivan Guerrero, a Designated Player roster spot and a second round 2010 SuperDraft pick. Gomez will likely first be available to the media at United’s training session on Friday morning at the RFK Stadium Training Complex.
Washington, D.C. (February 9, 2009) – D.C. United announced today the remainder of the club’s plans for the 2009 preseason. The team will spend a week in Puerto Rico from Feb. 18-25 as part of their preparation for the upcoming MLS season. During their trip, United will face USL-1 side the Puerto Rico Islanders in a friendly on Feb. 21.
UVA tour: D.C. United’s U16 squad got a chance to see what a top collegiate program looks like last weekend during their visit to the University of Virginia. After playing a friendly against SOCA (Soccer Organization of Charlottesville/Albemarle) on Saturday, January 31, the team got a tour of UVA’s state of the art locker room with film editing and viewing equipment, a flat screen TV, couches and everything players need to be comfortable in their locker room.
Washington, D.C. (February 3, 2009) – D.C. United announced today that former midfielder John Harkes will join United presenting sponsor Volkswagen at the Washington Auto Show. Harkes will sign autographs on Saturday, February 7 from 12-1:30 p.m. by the Volkswagen display. The 1996 MLS Cup Trophy will also be on display at the event held at the Washington Convention Center.
Washington, D.C. (February 3, 2009) – The D.C. United Academy announced its 2009 Summer Academy schedule today. The Summer Academy offers a variety of training opportunities tailored to provide a fun and rewarding experience, while encouraging players to develop their full potential. The 12-camp schedule includes locations in Virginia, Maryland and D.C., with more dates to be added in Virginia and Maryland.
Washington, D.C. (January 30, 2009) – D.C. United announced today midfielder Marcelo Gallardo has been granted a release from his contract with the club. The Argentine midfielder requested the release, citing his desire to continue his playing career in his home country. Last season, Gallardo scored four goals and recorded three assists in League play, though injuries limited him to just 15 League games (14 starts).
Washington, D.C. (January 28, 2009) – D.C. United President & CEO Kevin Payne and several players will be making a public appearance tomorrow evening. Payne will be providing the keynote address at the Washington SmartCEO Future 50 event on Thursday night, while defenders Bryan Namoff, Marc Burch and rookie Rodney Wallace will be on hand at the event held at the Hyatt Regency in Bethesda, Md. Full appearance information is available below.
Washington, D.C. (January 28, 2009) – D.C. United announced today its 2009 Major League Soccer regular season schedule. Winners of 12 major domestic and international titles, D.C. United kicks off the campaign during First Kick weekend – presented by Dick’s Sporting Goods – on Sunday, March 22 in Los Angeles with the home opener set for Saturday, March 28 against the Chicago Fire.
Washington, D.C. (January 28, 2009) – D.C. United announced today the club has re-signed defender Devon McTavish. In a season that saw a host of lineup changes from the previous year, McTavish was one of the most versatile players on the squad, playing 26 games and tallying a goal and four assists. Per team and League policy, terms of the agreement were not released.