Major League Soccer today announced today the finalists for its 2012 year-end awards. Among the finalists are D.C. United midfielder Nick DeLeon, up for Rookie of the Year, United Head Coach Ben Olsen, up for Coach of the Year, and midfielder/forward Chris Pontius, up for Comeback Player of the Year.
More than 17,000 tickets have been sold for Sunday’s Eastern Conference Championship at RFK Stadium between D.C. United and the Houston Dynamo. Tickets are selling quickly, but good seats still remain for United’s first appearance in the Eastern Conference Championship since 2006. Should United advance past the Dynamo, the team would host MLS Cup at RFK Stadium on Saturday, December 1.
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D.C. United and its non-profit arm, United for D.C., announced details for the 2012 United Soccer Club Fall Fest. The event, a season ending tournament at the RFK Stadium Training Field, will take place on Wednesday, November 14 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. This one-of-a-kind tournament brings together underserved youth from across the metro area to RFK, exemplifying D.C. United’s wide-ranging commitment to the community.
D.C. United announced today that midfielder Andy Najar has been called up by the Honduras National Team for a November 14 friendly against Peru at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, TX at 7:30 p.m. Najar will join the Honduran Federation today.
The Major League Soccer Disciplinary Committee today issued an additional two-game suspension and an undisclosed fine to D.C. United defender Andy Najar for his actions during the Eastern Conference Semifinal game against the New York Red Bulls on Saturday, November 3rd. Najar will be suspended for a total of three games, which includes the automatic one-game suspension for receiving a red card.
The Disciplinary Committee determined that Najar’s conduct put the League in disrepute.
Following tonight’s thrilling 1-0 (2-1 aggregate) win over the New York Red Bulls, D.C. United has secured a spot in the Eastern Conference Finals and will face the Houston Dynamo in the two-game, total-goals series. United will play at BBVA Compass Stadium on Sunday, November 11 at 4:00 p.m. ET before hosting the return leg on Sunday, November 18 at 4:00 p.m. ET at RFK Stadium. Tickets are on sale now at dcunited.com.
Both games will be televised live to a national audience by NBC Sports Network.
Major League Soccer has postponed tonight's Eastern Conference Semifinal match between D.C. United and the New York Red Bulls due heavy snow accumulation. The second leg of the two-game, total goals series is now scheduled for Thursday at 7:30pm ET at Red Bull Arena. The game will be broadcast on NBC Sports Network and TSN2.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Major League Soccer has requested second seeded D.C. United and the third seeded New York Red Bulls alternate home dates in their upcoming Eastern Conference semifinal series. United will now host the first leg Saturday, November 3 at 8:00 p.m. ET before traveling to Red Bull Arena for the return leg of the two-game, total-goal series on Wednesday, November 7 at 8:00 p.m. ET. Both matches are set to be televised to a live national audience by NBC Sports Network and aired locally via United's Spanish-language radio partner La Nueva 87.7 FM.
UPDATE: Due to Hurricane Sandy, D.C. United will now host New York on Saturday, November 3 at 8:00 PM, with the second leg next Wednesday at Red Bull Arena - MORE INFO