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Plans for World-Class Soccer Stadium Announced

D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray, D.C. United formally announce stadium plans
Plans for World-Class Soccer Stadium Announced

Mayor Vincent C. Gray and four-time Major League Soccer (MLS) champion D.C. United have announced the signing of a public-private partnership term sheet to build a 20,000-25,000-seat, world-class soccer stadium in the Buzzard Point area of Southwest. The new stadium, to be located adjacent to the Fort McNair Army base, will be bounded by Half Street and Second Street SW, between R and T Streets, is anticipated to be complete in time for the 2016 season.

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Major Announcement

D.C. United, D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray to Make Major Announcement
Major Announcement

Who: District of Columbia Mayor Vincent C. Gray, City Administrator Allen Y. Lew, D.C. United Managing Partner Jason Levien, PEPCO President Tom Graham, Akridge Development President Matt Klein, District residents and other officials

When: Thursday, July 25: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Where: First Street SW, between S and T Streets

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D.C. United trades defender Brandon McDonald to Real Salt Lake

DCU to receive natural third-round 2014 MLS SuperDraft selection and a conditional pick
D.C. United trades defender Brandon McDonald

Washington, D.C. (July 17, 2013) – D.C. United today announced the club has traded defender Brandon McDonald to Real Salt Lake in exchange for a natural third-round selection in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft and a conditional pick in 2015.

“We want to thank Brandon for all of his contributions on and off the field during the past three seasons, and we wish him the best of luck with his new club,” said D.C. United General Manager Dave Kasper.

Marcelo Saragosa undergoes left knee surgery

Saragosa expected to miss 4-6 weeks
Marcelo Saragosa undergoes left knee surgery

Marcelo Saragosa - 2013

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USA Today Sports Images

Washington D.C. (July 12, 2013) – D.C. United today announced that United midfielder Marcelo Saragosa underwent a medial meniscectomy on his left knee. The procedure was performed by Doctor James Gilbert of Metro Orthopedics and Sports Therapy in Silver Spring, Md. Saragosa had previously undergone surgery on his right knee on May 14. The timeframe of Saragosa’s return is 4-6 weeks.
 

D.C. United signs Homegrown midfielder Collin Martin

18-year-old Chevy Chase, Md., native becomes Black-and-Red’s sixth Academy signing
D.C. signs Homegrown midfielder Collin Martin

Collin Martin

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Collin Martin

D.C. United midfielder Kyle Porter added to Canada’s 23-man Gold Cup roster

Teammate Chris Pontius selected to the U.S. Men’s National Team’s 35-player pool
Porter added to Canada's Gold Cup roster

Kyle Porter and Chris Pontius - gold cup rosters

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Porter: USA Today Sports Images / Pontius: Getty Images

D.C. United today announced that midfielder Kyle Porter has been added to the Canada Men’s National Team’s 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup roster. Porter replaces an injured Nana Attakora on Canada’s 23-man list, but will not report to training camp unless the coaching staff calls on him. Teammate Chris Pontius was also selected to the U.S.

D.C. United picks up Jared Jeffrey in waiver draft

Former U.S. youth international will join the Black-and-Red on July 9, pending receipt of ITC
DCU picks up Jared Jeffrey waiver draft

Jared Jeffrey - USMNT youth

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Jared Jeffrey

D.C. United Showcase to take place in Virginia Beach, Va., on July 14

Black-and-Red U-23s will face Beach FC after running a youth clinic for kids ages U-7 to U-12
DCU Showcase to take place in VA Beach on July 14

D.C. United today announced, in collaboration with Beach FC, that its U-23 squad will hold a player showcase in Virginia Beach, Va., on Sunday, July 14 at Hampton Roads Soccer Complex. The event will also feature youth soccer clinic for ages U-7 to U-12. The clinic will include interactive elements straight from the D.C. United Academy training program and will offer an opportunity for local youth to take the field with top-tier D.C. United U-23 staff and players. Members of the public who wish to solely attend the game will be able to do so free of charge.

D.C. United Academy to hold tryouts for U-18s and U-16s

Registration now open for United’s Academy U-18 and U-16 tryouts
Academy to hold tryouts

Academy Playoffs 1

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Daniel Robertson / fcdallas.com

Washington D.C. (July 2, 2013) – D.C.

D.C. United vs. Montreal, August 3, kick-off moved to 7:30 p.m. ET

Match to be included in NBC Sports Group programming
August 3 kick-off moved to 7:30 p.m. ET

D.C. United, in conjunction with Major League Soccer and NBC Sports Group, today announced that kick-off for the club’s August 3 home game against Montreal will be moved to 7:30 p.m. ET. The move allows the match to be a part of the second edition of MLS Breakaway, to be aired at 9:00 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network and NBC Sports Live Extra. The 90-minute program features live look-ins at games played throughout the League. United’s fixture, live and in its entirety will be televised regionally by Comcast SportsNet.

 

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