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 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!™, 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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
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.
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.