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D.C. United’s USL PRO loanees given roster assignments for U.S. Open Cup

Kemp, Shanosky, Townsend recalled by D.C. United; Dykstra, Seaton to compete with Richmond
USL PRO loanees given Open Cup roster assignments

As the 100th annual Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup enters the second round, D.C. United’s USL PRO affiliate the Richmond Kickers will take on Icon FC on Tuesday, with the winner facing off against D.C. United in the third round on Tuesday, May 28. Playing Richmond in Open Cup is nothing new for D.C.

D.C. United to face Richmond Kickers or Icon FC in Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Third Round

Match for 100th edition of the tournament to take place on Tuesday, May 28
D.C. United to face Richmond or Icon FC in US Open Cup

U.S. Soccer has announced the third-round possible pairings and locations for the 2013 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, the 100th edition of the tournament. D.C. United will face the winner of Richmond Kickers-Icon FC on Tuesday, May 28.

Marcelo Saragosa undergoes successful right knee surgery

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

Marcelo Saragosa - 2013

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D.C. United today announced that United midfielder Marcelo Saragosa has undergone arthroscopic surgery on his right knee to remove a loose body from the medial joint line. The procedure was performed by Doctor James Gilbert of Metro Orthopedics and Sports Therapy in Silver Spring, Md. Dr. James Gilbert examined Saragosa on Saturday and successfully performed surgery on him on Tuesday. The timeframe of Saragosa’s return is 4-6 weeks.

Robbie Russell announces retirement, heads to Georgetown University Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Program

D.C. United defender will retire after Sunday's match
Robbie Russell to reitre and attend medical school

Robbie Russell - 2013

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After a successful 13-year professional career in Major League Soccer and across Europe, veteran defender Robbie Russell announced his retirement today. The 33-year-old will now head to nearby and the internationally-famed Georgetown University’s Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Program.

United match against Dynamo on Wednesday, May 8, to air on CSN Plus

Game originally schedule for Comcast SportsNet, will be simulcast on NewsChannel 8
United, Dynamo to air on CSN Plus

Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic and D.C. United today announced that United’s match on Wednesday, May 8, at 7 p.m., against the Houston Dynamo will be televised on CSN Plus (CSN+). The game, which was originally scheduled for Comcast SportsNet, will also be simulcast on NewsChannel 8 in its entirety. Find CSN Plus in your area.

CONCACAF to honor D.C. United forward Carlos Ruiz with first-ever President’s Award

Ruiz recognized for contributions against match manipulation in Guatemala
Ruiz honored with CONCACAF President's Award

Carlos Ruiz vs Real Salt Lake

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CONCACAF today announced that D.C. United forward and Guatemala native Carlos Ruiz will be honored with the confederation’s first-ever President’s Award. CONCACAF President Jeffrey Webb recognized Ruiz for his achievements in fighting against match manipulation in his home country. Ruiz’s actions in speaking out against match fixing on the Guatemalan National Team paved the way for a significant inquiry into the issue.

WRGW to broadcast Saturday's match

The college station to air on College Night vs the Red Bulls
WRGW to broadcast Saturday's match

WRGW Sports - Colonials Radio Central, the George Washington University campus sports radio outlet, will team up with Major League Soccer club D.C. United to provide a live English broadcast of its "College Night" Game against the New York Red Bulls. It will be the first time in department history that the station will carry an MLS game. Purchase discounted tickets for $20 here.

11th Annual Kick-Off luncheon raises close to $30k

All proceeds go directly to United for D.C.
11th Annual Kick-Off luncheon raises close to $30k

D.C. United today announced that the club’s charitable arm, United for D.C., raised close to $30,000 at the 11th Annual Kick-Off Luncheon, held at the Hamilton Live DC on March 5, 2013. The event, which was hosted by ABC 7’s Britt McHenry, featured various speakers including Head Coach Ben Olsen and Brian Geffert, President of the Board of United for D.C.

Bill Hamid selected to EA SPORTS™ FIFA 13 Ultimate Team of the Week

Homegrown goalkeeper earns the accolade after shutout performance against the New York
Bill Hamid selected to EA SPORTS™ FIFA 13 Ultimate Team of the Week

Bill Hamid - Playoffs 2012

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D.C. United today announced that Homegrown goalkeeper Bill Hamid 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. Hamid joins the likes of Rio Ferdinand of Manchester United, Eden Hazard of Chelsea FC, and David Villa of FC Barcelona.

Daniel Woolard re-signs with D.C. United

Kasper: Woolard’s versatility & experience helps to make our group of defenders among the best
Daniel Woolard re-signs with D.C. United

Daniel Woolard - 2012

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Daniel Woolard

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