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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Washington, D.C. (January 6, 2009) – D.C. United players will be making appearances in the community this week. Defenders Devon McTavish and Marc Burch will be on hand Saturday and Sunday, respectively, to help out with NBC’s Health and Fitness Expo at the Washington Convention Center. Full appearance information is available below.
Washington, D.C. (January 6, 2009) – D.C. United announced today the re-signing of midfielder Santino Quaranta. Last season, Quaranta came back to the club where he began his career and posted his best season so far. Per team and League policy, terms of the agreement will not be released.
Washington, D.C. (January 5, 2009) – D.C. United midfielder/defender Iván Guerrero has been called-up to the Honduras National Team for training camp in Miami. Honduras is preparing to host the 2009 UNCAF Nations Cup from January 22 through February 1 in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. The UNCAF Nations Cup is the Central American qualifying tournament for the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup.