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D.C. United to face Chicago Fire in home opener

D.C. United to face Chica

Washington, D.C. (January 23, 2009) – D.C. United today announced the 2009 MLS season home opener will be played against the Chicago Fire on March 28 at RFK Stadium. The match, previously scheduled against the San Jose Earthquakes, is set for a 7:30 p.m. start. The Black-and-Red will kick off their fourteenth season on March 22 when they face the Los Angeles Galaxy at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. D.C. United ticket information is available at or by calling the club at 202-587-5000.

D.C. United to loan out Gonzalo Peralta

D.C. United to loan out G

Washington, D.C. (January 22, 2009) – D.C. United announced today the club is set to loan defender Gonzalo Peralta to Union Sante Fe of the Argentine Second Division. Due to the loan, the 28-year old will not return to United for the 2009 season. Per club and League policy, terms of the loan were not disclosed.

D.C. United re-signs forward Francis Doe

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WASHINGTON, DC (January 21, 2009) – D.C. United announced today the club has re-signed forward Francis Doe. The Liberian striker will return to United on loan after scoring seven goals in 19 appearances in all competitions. Per team and League policy, terms of the deal will not be released.

D.C. United announces preseason schedule

D.C. United announces pre

Washington, D.C. (January 21, 2009) – D.C. United announced today the club’s preseason schedule, as the team prepares for this year’s Major League Soccer season. Players are set to report to RFK Stadium on January 22 for the beginning of preseason training. United will travel to Bradenton, Fla. and Charleston, S.C. as part of their training camps.

D.C. United to participate at VYSA Workshop

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Washington, D.C. (January 16, 2009) – D.C. United announced today its participation in the Virginia Youth Soccer Association Workshop on January 23-24. The workshop, held at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, Va., will kick off with a coaching clinic presentation by United Head Coach Tom Soehn from 7 to 8 p.m., followed by a welcome reception. As part of the reception, United will do a special video presentation documenting its 2009 Youth Soccer Group Activities.

Former D.C. United star Jeff Agoos elected to Hall of Fame

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Washington, D.C. (January 16, 2009) – D.C. United announced former Black-and-Red defender Jeff Agoos was elected to the National Soccer Hall of Fame. One of the most accomplished defenders in League history, Agoos was selected to the Hall of Fame with 67.9 percent of the votes. An induction ceremony for Agoos and two-time Women’s World Champion Joy Fawcett will be held on August 2 at the Hall of Fame in Oneonta, NY.

D.C. United selects five in 2009 MLS SuperDraft

D.C. United selects five

Washington, D.C. (January 15, 2009) – D.C. United selected five players in today’s 2009 MLS SuperDraft, held at the St. Louis Convention Center in St. Louis, MO. With the sixth and seventh picks overall, United selected defender Rodney Wallace and forward Chris Pontius in the first round. In the second and third rounds, the Black-and-Red followed up with three more picks – goalkeeper Milos Kocic, defender Lyle Adams and midfielder/forward Brandon Barklage.

D.C. United re-signs Bryan Namoff

D.C. United re-signs Brya

Washington, D.C. (January 13, 2009) – D.C. United announced today the re-signing of defender Bryan Namoff. In a season that saw a host of lineup changes from the previous year, the veteran defender continued to be a steady presence in United’s backline. The 29-year-old Rockford, IL native is currently tied for fourth in all-time League appearances (169) for the Black-and-Red, first among defenders. Per team and League policy, terms of the agreement will not be released.

D.C. United team-up with NBC 4 Health & Fitness Expo

D.C. United team-up with

Washington, D.C. (January 9, 2009) – D.C. United today announced plans to participate in the NBC 4 Health & Fitness Expo. D.C. United, together with Women’s Professional Soccer team the Washington Freedom, will host skills contests and give away prizes at the event, which will feature diverse health and fitness demonstrations and attractions. The Health and Fitness Expo will be held at the Washington Convention Center on January 10-11 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET.

D.C. United re-signs Marc Burch

D.C. United re-signs Marc

Washington, D.C. (January 7, 2009) – D.C. United announced today the club has re-signed defender Marc Burch. In his first full season with the Black-and-Red, the 24-year-old made 28 League appearances (21 starts) along United’s backline. Burch was originally acquired by D.C. from the Columbus Crew on April 4, 2007 for a 2008 Supplemental Draft pick. Per team and League policy, terms of the new agreement were not released.

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