D.C. United today announced the club has acquired Colombian forward Lionard Pajoy and an international roster spot from the Philadelphia Union in exchange for midfielder Danny Cruz. The Union signed Pajoy from Colombian first division side Itagüí Ditaires in February of 2011. Pajoy will be available for selection at United’s match against Philadelphia this Sunday at RFK Stadium (5 p.m. ET, NBC Sports Network - TICKETS).
Washington, D.C. (August 14, 2012) – D.C. United’s Academy has begun its preparation for the upcoming USSDA season. Last week, a team made up of U-16 and U-18 players participated in the 2012 Generation adidas Cup in Seattle. Already back in Washington, the Black-and-Red will resume training this week as they look ahead to several friendly matches scheduled for Labor Day Weekend. The friendlies will take place at Morven Park in Leesburg, Va. and will include matchups against the Chicago Fire, Columbus Crew, Philadelphia Union, and New York Red Bulls.
United manager Ben Olsen
thoughts on the match..
They were more
physical and better on the ball. We had an off night. I will have to search for
the reasons why we had an off night. I didn't like much about the way we
missing several key players out with injuries…
We missed a couple
guys today, Daniel Woolard and Robbie Russell, the list
goes on and on. But it's still not an excuse for our performance. We didn't cut
it. My concern is the way this group played.
D.C. United announced today the club has acquired defender Mike Chabala from the Portland Timbers in exchange for a natural first round selection in the 2014 MLS Supplemental Draft. The 28-year old will arrive in DC this afternoon and train with the team for the first time tomorrow.
As Major League Soccer enters the final third of its 2012 regular season, each match takes on increased importance. Only the top five clubs in each conference will qualify for the MLS Cup Playoffs, which will begin Oct. 31 and conclude Dec. 1 with MLS Cup, hosted by the finalist with the better regular season record.
The approximate schedule of MLS Cup Playoff Matches is below, with pairings based on the standings as of Aug. 8, 2012.
D.C. United's Reserve League match scheduled for Sunday, August 5, at 11am has been postponed due to the tragic news out of Columbus that Crew rookie midfielder Kirk Urso passed away Saturday night.
The Crew front office issued the following statement early Sunday morning: "While the circumstances of Urso’s passing are still being determined, no further comments will be made at this time. The thoughts and prayers of the entire Columbus Crew and Hunt Sports Group are with the Urso family in this time of need."
D.C. United Head
Coach Ben Olsen
On Nick DeLeon's
"Early, he wasn't real tuned into the game and about 15
minutes before the end of the first half he started to click again. We saw some of that early-Nick DeLeon
and that was nice. In the second half, he did a lot of work, but mainly, he
made a great individual play to get us 1-0."
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. During the month of August, United for D.C. – D.C. United’s charitable arm – will collect new school supplies to benefit its six adopted D.C. public elementary schools: Harriet Tubman Elementary School, Payne Elementary School, Savoy Elementary School, Ketcham Elementary School, Simon Elementary School, and Bruce Monroe Elementary School.
D.C. United announced today that Ethan White and Andrew Dykstra will be loaned out to United Soccer League (USL) sides for the weekend. White will join the Richmond Kickers for a Friday night matchup with Antigua Barracuda FC at City Stadium in Richmond. Dykstra will join the Charleston Battery for matchups on Friday (home) and Saturday night (away) against the Wilmington Hammerheads.
D.C. United announced today that midfielder Dwayne De Rosario and defender Dejan Jakovic have both been called up to the Canadian Men’s National Team. The two previously were called up for a 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifier against Cuba (6/8/12) and a friendly against the U.S. Men’s National Team (6/3/12).
De Rosario has started all of United’s 20 matches this season, tallying five goals and a League-best 10 assists. While with Canada, De Rosario has scored 19 goals in 69 international appearances.