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Nolan Sheldon named D.C. United Academy Director

Current U-18 Head Coach to assume oversight of all Academy initiatives
Nolan Sheldon named Academy Director

D.C. United has announced that Nolan Sheldon has been named D.C. United Academy Director. Sheldon, who currently serves as Director of D.C. United camps and Head Coach of the D.C. United Academy Under-18 team, will assume oversight of all D.C. United Academy initiatives, youth teams and training opportunities. D.C. United continues to have one of the most successful academy programs in the country, with seven players that have graduated from the youth ranks to professional Major League Soccer contracts.

D.C. United joins JetBlue, Random House Children’s Books in Summer Reading Program

Players to feature in event at THEARC in Southeast Washington
DCU joins Soar with Reading

D.C. United has announced that it will join with JetBlue and Random House Children’s Book in the fourth annual Soar with Reading program, an initiative that helps place age-appropriate books in the hands of children in underserved areas. Washington, D.C.

¡MLS Futbolito!™ returns for the 2014 season with events across the US

D.C. United to host the local event at the Maryland SoccerPlex on July 19
Futbolito returns

¡MLS Futbolito!™, the nation’s most successful grassroots soccer initiative returns for its 12th consecutive year. Thousands of soccer players of all ages will be able to participate in Major League Soccer’s official 4-v-4 summer tournament, hosted by eight MLS clubs. ¡MLS Futbolito!™ is set to begin Saturday, June 21 hosted by the LA Galaxy in Bell Gardens, California and will conclude with host Chivas USA on Saturday, August 23 in Pomona, California.

Academy Update: May 28, 2014

D.C. United U-23 side wins in first home game of the NPSL season
D.C. United Academy Update

The D.C. United U-23, U-18 and U-16 Academy and Pre-Academy teams were all in action this past weekend.

The D.C. United U-23 team beat Chesterfield United FC 1-0 in its first home game of the NPSL season. The lone goal came off a spectacular bicycle kick from Ryan Harmouche in the 41st minute.

Fan Voting Launches Today for 2014 AT&T MLS All-Star Game

AT&T/EA SPORTS ‘More than a Vote’ Challenge to determine one forward via EA SPORTS FIFA 14
Voting launches for All-Star 2014

Major League Soccer today launched fan voting for the 2014 AT&T MLS All-Star Game at www.MLSsoccer.com.

Media members nominated a total of 152 players to the fan ballot. Fans may vote online HERE through July 11 at 3 p.m. ET and via Twitter from July 2-6. Eleven players – one goalkeeper, three defenders, four midfielders and three forwards – with the highest combined votes will be named to the All-Star Fan XI.

D.C. United, CBS Washington announce multi-year partnership

Matches return to airwaves in both English and Spanish
DCU, CBS Washington partnership

D.C. United and CBS Radio have announced an exclusive partnership that will bring D.C. United back onto the Washington, D.C. area radio airwaves through the 2017 Major League Soccer season.

MLS and U.S. Soccer sign landmark TV deal with ESPN, Fox and Univision Deportes

8-year agreement, nationally televised matches, and more
Landmark TV deal announced

Major League Soccer and U.S. Soccer have signed new television and media rights partnerships with ESPN, FOX Sports and Univision Deportes, reaching eight-year agreements with the networks to televise MLS and U.S. Soccer matches in the United States through the end of 2022. The announcement was made today by MLS Commissioner Don Garber, U.S. Soccer CEO/General Secretary Dan Flynn, ESPN, Inc.

Post-Match Quotes: May 10

“It was a good match, despite their record they’re a very good team." Eddie Johnson
Post-Match Quotes

Ben Olsen, Head Coach

On being impressed with Bill in goal

“He was in the right spots, he had great positioning and communication.  He put people in the right spot, it was certainly a team result.”

On getting a good result

“Results are important in this business, it’s a good win, I’m extremely happy, I think the guys are extremely happy but I still think there’s a ways to a go.”

On Korb and Lewis playing the left side

Jalen Robinson to go on loan with Arizona United SC

Homegrown defender recalled from Richmond, loaned to Arizona
Robinson loaned to Arizona United

Jalen Robinson warming up preseason

Photo Credit: 
Pablo Maurer

D.C. United today announced that the Club will be recalling Jalen Robinson from the Richmond Kickers and initiating a new loan with Arizona United SC. The Homegrown defender was loaned to the Kickers on March 20, and has featured in one match for United’s USL Affiliate.

Academy Update: May 7, 2014

Academy Teams go 1-1-1 overall on the weekend
Academy Update

D.C. United Academy played MLS rivals Philadelphia Union on Sunday, May 5 at Spingarn High School, going 1-1-1 against the Union in three physical matchups.

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