D.C. United’s Academy will kickoff the 2012 Generation adidas Cup in Seattle this Friday, August 3. The Black-and-Red will compete in Group B against FC Dallas (Friday, August 3), LA Galaxy (Saturday, August 4), and Toronto FC (Monday, August 6).
D.C. United announced today that striker Hamdi Salihi has been called-up to the Albanian National Team for an upcoming friendly against Moldova on August 15. Salihi will head home to Albania for the matchup at Qemal Stafa Stadium on August 12 and he will return to Washington on August 16.
Salihi has been a regular for the Albanian National Team throughout his career. The striker has scored nine goals in 37 senior team matches. Last year, Salihi scored three goals in ten international matches for Albania.
In conjunction with Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic, the region’s premier source for multiplatform sports coverage, D.C. United today announced the addition of five League fixtures to the club’s regional television schedule. United games at Sporting Kansas City (August 11), at Real Salt Lake (September 1), at Portland (September 29) and at Toronto FC (October 6) will now air live on CSN. The regular season home finale vs. the Columbus Crew is now planned for air on CSN+. The additions result in a total of 21 games broadcast by the club’s regional television partner.
D.C. United has announced that the club’s reserve league matchup against the Montreal Impact, originally scheduled for July 1, will be played Tuesday, September 11 at the RFK Stadium Training Facility. Kick-off is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Additionally, the Reserve team will play at the Philadelphia Union, in a game originally planned for June 5, on Tuesday, October 9 at 3:30 p.m.
D.C. United is currently 1-1-1 in Reserve League action.
D.C. United Head Coach Ben Olsen
On the friendly with Paris
players are pretty revved up for these games. It's a great opportunity for
these guys and I think prepared mentally, and throughout the group, it was a
really good exercise. We got some minutes for guys who haven't had a ton of
them and the subs came in and did a good job. Overall, it was a pretty good
D.C. United today announced that the club has signed Brazilian midfielder Raphael Augusto on loan from top-flight Fluminense in Rio de Janeiro. Augusto is a 21-year-old playmaking midfielder who has represented the Brazil U-20 Men’s National Team on multiple occasions. Per club and League policy, the terms of the deal were not disclosed. Augusto will be available for selection pending receipt of his International Transfer Certificate and visa.
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 July 30-August 3 as a part of D.C. United Goalapalooza. The special five-game series will feature virtuoso goal-scoring performances from some of the biggest names spanning the 17-year history of the Black-and-Red.
D.C. United’s U-16 team wrapped up a successful 2011-2012 USSDA season last weekend in the National Championship held in Houston, Texas. The U-16’s finished the tournament with a 1-2-1 record, scoring five goals and allowing four, as well as securing the seventh place in the nation’s Academy ranking.
D.C. United anunció hoy que tres de sus jugadores juveniles han sido
galardonados con Premios de Fin de Año de la U.S. Soccer Development Academy.
Los jugadores Sub-18, Collin Martin (Chevy Chase, Md.) y Patrick Foss (South
Riding, Va.), y el defensor Sub-16, Suliaman Dainkeh (Reston, Va.), fueron
nombrados al Once Ideal de la Conferencia del Este en sus respectivas
A continuación, los Equipos Ideales de la Conferencia Este de las
categorías Sub-18 y Sub-16.
Ideal Sub-18, Conferencia del Este
D.C. United announced today that three of the club’s Academy players have earned U.S. Soccer Development Academy End of Year Awards. U-18 midfielder Collin Martin (Chevy Chase, Md.), defender Patrick Foss (South Ridign, Va.), and U-16 defender Suliaman Dainkeh (Reston, Va.) were named to the East Conference Starting XI in their respective age groups.
Below are the USSDA U-18 and U-16 East Conference Starting XI lineups.
East Conference U-18 Starting XI