Major League Soccer has selected D.C. United Head Coach Ben Olsen to lead the MLS All-Stars against UEFA champions Chelsea FC on July 25 at PPL Park in Chester, Pa. Ben Olsen’s technical staff of Chad Ashton, Pat Onstad and Josh Wolff will serve as his assistant coaches, as will Philadelphia Union Interim Team Manager John Hackworth. The game will be broadcast live on ESPN2, TeleFutura, and in Canada on TSN and RDS starting at 8:30 p.m. ET.
D.C. United issued the following statement regarding the Herbalife World Football Challenge match with Juventus FC, scheduled for July 28:
“We’ve received word that Juventus FC will no longer be playing in Washington, D.C. While we’re disappointed with the news, D.C. United is already in discussions with another, major European team to fill that date and will share opponent and ticketing details as a deal is finalized.”
D.C. United’s U-16 and U-18 teams wrapped up USSDA regular season play this past weekend, with the U-16’s winning the Eastern Conference Mid-Atlantic Division title and securing a spot in the playoffs, while the U-18’s finished their season in fourth place.
D.C. United Head Coach Ben Olsen
On the Union:
“Their energy was good, but soccer was even better. They caused a lot of problems with people who had freedom to roam. I give them a lot of credit, but our team defended the box well to get the win. They are at home and are buzzing, we have to get these results. They are key to the season.”
On D.C. United:
D.C. United announced today that Kensington, Maryland native Ethan White has been loaned to USL PRO side the Richmond Kickers for this upcoming weekend. White will be available for selection against the Wilmington Hammerheads (6/15 at 7:30PM) and the Charlotte Eagles (6/16 at 8:00PM). He will return to the Black-and-Red on Monday.
Korrio, developer of the leading integrated sports automation platform for youth soccer, announced today its selection by D.C. United as the club’s automation platform provider of choice for all Academy and camp programs. This is the Seattle-based tech company’s first signing of a Major League Soccer franchise, representing a significant step in its goal to revolutionize the administration and communications of organized team sports in America.
Great Falls Soccer Day
Wednesday, June 13; 5:30-7:00 PM
Nike Park - Dranesville, VA
Perry Kitchen, Maicon Santos, Chris Korb, Nick DeLeon, Daniel Woolard and Marcelo Saragosa
Community Soccer Series
Wednesday, June 13; 6:00-7:30 PM
Long Bridge Park - Arlington, VA
Waldorf SC Tournament
Saturday, June 16; 10:00-11:30 AM
Bryantown Field - Waldorf, MD
D.C. United’s U-18 and U-16 Academy teams traveled to Pennsylvania this past weekend to take on FC Delco and PA Classics, respectively. Both teams will compete in final Development Academy regular season matches this weekend, with hopes of making the playoffs.
Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic, the region’s leading source for multiplatform sports coverage, along with D.C. United today announced plans to air encore presentations of five memorable D.C. United matches June 10-14 as a part of D.C. United Rivalry Week. The special five-game series will feature classic matches against heated rivals spanning the 17-year history of the Black-and-Red.
Throughout the 2012 Major League Soccer season, D.C. United collects items at select home games to benefit pre-determined non-profit organizations within the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area. On June 30, the club will collect soccer equipment for Athletes to Atleta in support of United Drives. As a D.C. United signature program, United Drives assigns a different charity drive for each month of the MLS regular season, including the collection of food, children’s books, and school supplies.