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Tonight’s match is a sellout

19,647 supporters are in attendance
Tonight’s match is a sellout

D.C. United has announced that tickets to tonight’s MLS regular season home finale against the Columbus Crew sold out, as 19,647 supporters are in attendance. Tonight’s match is being broadcast live on Comcast SportsNet.

Tickets for potential MLS Cup playoff matches played at RFK Stadium are now on sale via dcunited.com/tickets with all United plan holders enjoying priority seating options and discounted pricing by calling D.C. United Customer Service at 202-587-5000.

Academy update - U-18

U-18's shut-out local rivals the Baltimore Bays
U-18 update - 10/15

U-18 Academy - 2012 - Yusuf, Abdi

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D.C. United’s U-18 academy squad opened up the scoring early in a 3-0 defeat of the Baltimore Bays. The first goal came just 15 minutes into the contest after Abdi Yusuf made a strong individual effort that finished with a 20-yard blast to the far post. Yusuf again scored in the 59th minute to double the lead and Michael Seaton capped off the scoring in a dominant team performance that saw United best its local rivals 3-0 at Prince George’s Community College.

Academy update - U-16

United U-16's earn a win over the Baltimore Bays
U-16 update - 10/15

U-16 Academy - 2012

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D.C. United’s U-16 academy matchup with the Baltimore Bays was a little bit tighter than the U-18’s, but the Black-and-Red came away with a 1-0 defeat. The lone goal of the match came in the first half when Chrisophe Koffi finished a rebound on Gerson Umana’s shot inside the 18-yard box.

Reserve League: D.C. United 1 - Philadelphia Union 0

United wins home leg vs Philadelphia Reserves
Reserves: DC 1 - Philly 0

United Reads, presented by TD Bank, returns for Fall 2012

Black-and-Red players to appear in Metropolitan area elementary schools
United Reads returns

United Reads - Robbie Russell, Chris Korb

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D.C. United and its charitable arm, United for D.C., announced today the schedule for United Reads during the Fall of 2012. United Reads is a signature program created to encourage elementary school students in the greater Metropolitan area to fall in love with reading and to promote the importance of healthy lifestyles. United Reads is currently in its 10th year thanks to the generous support of presenting partner T.D. Bank and program sponsors Volkswagen and Gallup Government.

Sonny Silooy named Director of Youth Development

Silooy is a product of the highly-esteemed AFC Ajax Academy system
Silooy named Director

D.C. United today announced that Sonny Silooy has been named Director of Youth Development. Silooy will be tasked with overseeing all D.C. United Academy initiatives, including youth teams and youth training opportunities, as well as ensuring players within the system reach their utmost potential. Under Silooy’s guidance, United’s Academy system now boasts eight competitive and training teams that serve top flight players from throughout the mid-Atlantic region.

CSN to air D.C. United-Columbus game

October 20 match moved from CSN Plus
CSN to air DC-CLB

In conjunction with Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic, the region’s premier source for multiplatform sports coverage, D.C. United today announced plans for United’s regular season home finale against the Columbus Crew to air live on Comcast SportsNet. The match was previously set for CSN Plus (CSN+). Kick-off remains set for 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, October 20. TICKETS

United Drives to collect toiletries & personal hygiene items

Donations collected will benefit Thrive DC, a dining program for homeless women
United Drives collects toiletries

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 October, United for D.C. – D.C. United’s charitable arm – will collect toiletries and personal hygiene items that will benefit Thrive DC, a dining program for homeless women in the area. As a D.C.

2013 preseason announcement

United set to compete with Sporting KC in the Disney Pro Soccer Classic
Preseason training in Florida

Preseason training - 2012

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The Central Florida Sports Commission (CFSC) has announced that Soccer Spring Training will be coming to Central Florida. Six Major League Soccer (MLS) teams will converge on Central Florida to take part in three weeks of training camp and competition, culminating with the annual Walt Disney World Pro Soccer Classic at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.

Salihi named to Albania's World Cup qualifying roster

Albanian forward called up for World Cup qualifying
Salihi called up

D.C. United announced today that striker Hamdi Salihi has been named to the Albanian National Team roster for upcoming World Cup Qualifying matchups with Iceland on 10/12/12 and Slovenia on 10/16/12.

Salihi has been a regular for the Albanian National Team throughout his career. The striker has scored nine goals in 39 senior team matches.

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