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16-year-old Homegrown forward Michael Seaton signs with D.C. United

Capitol Heights, Md. striker becomes fifth Homegrown player to join the Black-and-Red
16-year-old Homegrown forward Michael Seaton signs

Michael Seaton

Ticketing information for opening night against Real Salt Lake

Home Opener Package offers a $48 savings from regular match-day pricing
Ticketing information for opening night against Real Salt Lake

Following last week’s announcement of the 2013 Major League Soccer schedule, D.C. United announced its ticketing timeline for opening night against Real Salt Lake on Saturday, March 9 at 7:00 p.m. as well as a special “Home Opener Package.”

D.C. United announces the 2013 Major League Soccer schedule

Black-and-Red to open the season in a rematch of the 2012 Eastern Conf. Finals against Houston
2013 MLS schedule

D.C. United today announced its 2013 Major League Soccer regular-season schedule. Winner of 12 major domestic and international titles, United begins its 18th regular season campaign on Saturday, March 2 on the road in a repeat of the 2012 Eastern Conference Finals against the Houston Dynamo. The Black-and-Red will then host Real Salt Lake the following weekend for its home opener on Saturday, March 9. The club will play a 34-game schedule with an even split of 17 home matches and 17 road matches. Twenty-five of these contests will be against Eastern Conference foes.

Brazilian striker Rafael on loan as young Designated Player

Young goal-scorer joins the Black-and-Red from Bahia in the Brazilian Serie A
Powerful Brazilian striker on loan as young DP

Rafael

Andy Najar on loan with R.S.C. Anderlecht

Homegrown star to join the Belgian side for the month of January
Andy Najar on loan with R.S.C. Anderlecht

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D.C. United today announced that Andy Najar is now on loan with R.S.C. Anderlecht for the month of January, and will be available for selection during the timeframe. The Honduran international previously trained with the Belgian side during the month of December 2012.

“This is another very good opportunity for Andy to gain valuable experience with a top European club,” said D.C. United General Manager Dave Kasper. “We look forward to his return for the second half of our pre-season.”

D.C. United, Freestate Soccer Alliance and adidas reach historic affiliate agreement

Clubs to share coaching resources, curriculum and system of play
D.C. United, Freestate Soccer Alliance and adidas reach historic affiliate agreement

D.C. United and Freestate Soccer Alliance – in conjunction with adidas – today announced a historic affiliate agreement, the first of its kind for both clubs. Under the agreement, Freestate will be one of D.C. United’s primary sources in identifying and developing the top youth talent in Maryland. United will share its coaching resources and will work with Freestate to follow its training curriculum and system of play. Top players in the Freestate system, identified by both D.C.

Robbie Russell re-signs with D.C. United

The veteran defender to remain with club in 2013
Robbie Russell re-signs with D.C. United

Robbie Russell

Academy Update

Three U-18 players selected as NSCAA All-Americans; Collin Martin training with US U-20's
Academy Update

Suliaman Dainkeh

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Three U-18 D.C. United Academy players – Suliaman Dainkeh (Reston, Va.; Reston Soccer), Ian Harkes (Fairfax, Va.; Herndon Youth Soccer) and Michael Sauers (Glen Arm, Md.; Baltimore Bays Chelsea) – were selected to 2012 NSCAA All-America Teams, with Harkes and Sauers named to the High School Boys Team and Dainkeh named to the Youth Boys Team. Additionally, former Academy player Collin Martin is in Sunrise, Fla., through Dec. 22 for a U-20 U.S. Men’s National Team training camp.

First three games of 2013 announced

Black-and-Red to open on the road against Houston March 2 before playing host to Real Salt Lake
First three games of 2013 announced

D.C. United today announced that the club will face Western Conference side Real Salt Lake on Saturday, March 9 in its home opener of the 2013 MLS regular season. The Black-and-Red will begin its 2013 campaign on the road against the Houston Dynamo on Saturday, March 2 in a rematch of the 2012 Eastern Conference Finals. In the third week of the 2013 campaign, United will take on Eastern Conference Semifinals opponent and Atlantic Cup foes the New York Red Bulls at Red Bull Arena on Saturday, March 16.

Club parts ways with two

Stephen King, Mike Chabala no longer with D.C. United
Club parts ways with two

Mike Chabala and Stephen King

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D.C. United today announced that midfielder Stephen King and defender Michael Chabala are no longer with the club.

“I would like to thank Stephen and Michael for their time and hard work with D.C. United, and we as a club wish them luck,” said D.C. United General Manager Dave Kasper.

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