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D.C. United, Rafael mutually agree to part ways

After appearing in seven matches, Rafael to depart DCU
United, Rafael mutually agree to part ways

Rafael vs Columbus Crew

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D.C. United and forward Rafael today announced that the two have mutually agreed to terminate his contract. The Brazilian international appeared in seven matches (four starts) this season, logging 331 minutes and notching one goal.

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“We would like to thank Rafael for his time at D.C. United, and we wish him all the best in the future,” said D.C. United General Manager Dave Kasper.

United Drives to collect soccer equipment

Equipment collected this weekend will be donated to Leveling the Playing Field
United Drives to collect soccer equipment

D.C. United today announced, through United Drives, that the program will collect donations of gently used sports equipment for Leveling the Playing Field on Saturday, June 29 before United’s match against Vancouver Whitecaps FC. Leveling the Playing Field is a charity that gives underprivileged children the chance to enjoy athletic involvement. The organization collects donations of sports equipment from colleges, county recreation departments, families and individual donors throughout the nation. The equipment will be collected when D.C. United hosts Vancouver Whitecaps FC.

D.C. United defender/midfielder Alain Rochat selected to EA SPORTS™ FIFA 13 Ultimate Team of the Week

Versatile Swiss international earns the accolade following strong debut start for D.C. United
Rochat selected to EA SPORTS™ FIFA 13 Ultimate Team of the Week

Washington, D.C. (June 20, 2013) – D.C. United today announced that defender/midfielder Alain Rochat has been named to the EA SPORTS™ FIFA 13 Ultimate Team of the Week, which honors a select group of global players each week for their high level of play.

Jaime Moreno elected to D.C. United Hall of Tradition, presented by Allstate Insurance

Induction to occur as United hosts the LA Galaxy; Comcast SportsNet to air classics
Moreno elected to Hall of Tradition

D.C. United, Stafford Soccer and adidas reach affiliate agreement

Stafford Soccer becomes club’s fifth youth soccer partner
DCU, Stafford Soccer and adidas reach agreement

Washington D.C. (June 5, 2013) – D.C. United and the Stafford Area Soccer Association (Stafford Soccer) – in conjunction with adidas – today announced an affiliate agreement, the fifth of its kind for D.C. United and a youth soccer club. Under the affiliation agreement, Stafford Soccer will serve as a source for D.C. United in identifying and developing the top youth talent in the region. United will share its coaching resources and will work with Stafford Soccer to follow its training curriculum and system of play.

United for D.C.’s “Spring Kick” to take place Wednesday, June 5

Tournament will mark end of successful season for around 700 participants in United Soccer Club
United for D.C.’s “Spring Kick” to take place Wednesday, June 5

United Soccer Club

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Washington, D.C. (June 4, 2013) – D.C. United today announced that its nonprofit arm, United for D.C., will hold its “Spring Kick” Soccer Tournament tomorrow (Wednesday, June 5), which will mark the end of the spring season of United Soccer Club (USC). The tournament will involve all children, ages 6-12, who participated in USC this spring. This event will be held from 4:30-7 p.m. on the RFK Stadium Training Field and will feature tournament style matches, D.C. United players – including Homegrown goalkeeper and U.S.

D.C. United waives Marcos Sánchez

United parts ways with the Panamanian midfielder
D.C. United waives Sánchez

Marcos Sanchez

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Washington, D.C. (May 29, 2013) – D.C. United today announced that the club has waived midfielder Marcos Sánchez.

“We would like to thank Marcos for his time and efforts here with United,” said D.C. United General Manager Dave Kasper. “We wish him the best of luck in the future.”

Sánchez, a native of Panama City, Panama, joined United on Feb. 26 on loan from Tauro FC (Panama). The Panamanian international appeared in nine matches (six starts) for the Black-and-Red.

 

D.C. United signs midfielder Sainey Nyassi

Winger will be available for selection for tonight’s U.S. Open Cup match
D.C. United signs midfielder Sainey Nyassi

Sainey Nyassi

D.C. United midfielder Lewis Neal undergoes groin and abdominal surgeries

Neal expected to miss 6-8 weeks
Lewis Neal undergoes groin and abdominal surgeries

Lewis Neal goal celebration - 2012

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D.C. United today announced that midfielder Lewis Neal has undergone an adductor release procedure to the right groin and a laparoscopic abdominal repair to the lower right abdominals. The operations were performed by surgical specialist Dr. L. Michael Brunt of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Mo. The timeframe of Neal’s return is 6-8 weeks.

D.C. United to face USL PRO affiliate Richmond Kickers in third round of 2013 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup

Black-and-Red will travel to Richmond, Va., for match on May 28 at 7 p.m.
D.C. United to face USL PRO affiliate Richmond Kickers US Open Cup

D.C. United today announced that the club will travel to Richmond City Stadium in Richmond, Va., for the third round of the 2013 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup on Tuesday, May 28 at 7 p.m. ET. USL PRO affiliate tonight advanced past the second round by defeating amateur side Icon FC by a score of 4-1.

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