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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

D.C. United offers season-long discount for members of the military

Armed Forces Night to take place on 5/19 with a week of events leading to the game against SKC
D.C. United offers season-long discount for members of the military

D.C. United today announced that the club will offer a season-long discount for members of the military. Members of the Armed Forces with a valid military ID can purchase tickets at the reduced rate of $40 for midfield seats and $30 for sideline seats on gameday at the RFK Stadium Box Office.

Romántica 900AM y Radio Cuscatleca USA.com Announce Partnership to Air D.C. United Games in Spanish

Romántica 900AM will broadcast all of DC United’s games live
Romántica 900AM y Radio Cuscatleca USA.com Announce Partnership to Air Games in Spanish

D.C. United today announced a partnership with Romántica 900AM and Radio Cuscatleca USA for the Spanish-language broadcast rights to D.C. United’s 34 regular season games during this year’s MLS season.  Radio Cuscatleca USA will produce the live broadcasts including play-by-play commentary for Romántica 900AM, the official Spanish-language broadcaster of the Black-and-Red. 

Univision Deportes Network to air 2 D.C. United games on new sports network

Black-and-Red to be featured five times in 2013 on Spanish language national TV
Univision Deportes Network to air 2 D.C. United games on new sports network

D.C. United today announced that Univision will broadcast an additional two D.C. United regular season matches on its new sports network, Univision Deportes Network (UDN).

The Black-and-Red will be featured on the new network twice through the 2013 campaign, first on May 25 against the Portland Timbers and later on June 8 against the New England Revolution. The two additional games on Univision Deportes Network come on top of three games being broadcast on sister network UniMas this year, for a total of five Spanish language broadcasts this year.

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