D.C. United today announced the selection of White+Partners, one of the region’s oldest and largest ad agencies, as its ad agency of record. White + Partners will manage United’s 2013 advertising strategy, from creative development to flighted ad buys. The assignment rounds-out White+Partners strong sports and entertainment practice including work with the Washington Nationals baseball team and Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts.
D.C. United today announced that the club has selected MLS veteran and Guatemalan international Carlos Ruiz via the MLS allocation process. The forward will join the Black-and-Red tomorrow in Orlando, Fla. Per League and club policy, exact terms of the deal were not disclosed. Ruiz has a green card and will not occupy an international roster spot.
Today, D.C. United selected Guatemalan International Carlos Ruiz in the MLS allocation process. Join us in welcoming the forward to the club.
While the U-16s and U-18s played in a few tune-up matches this week, the U-13, U-14 and U-15 D.C. United Pre-Academy teams participated in the 2013 Potomac President’s Day Pre-Academy Showcase over the weekend.
D.C. United and its charitable arm, United for D.C., today announced that the Annual Kick-Off Luncheon will take place on Tuesday, March 5 at 12 p.m. The event will serve as a fundraiser for United for D.C., and will be held at The Hamilton Live DC. The luncheon is an opportunity for fans to meet the 2013 Black-and-Red players, coaches, and staff while also supporting United for D.C.'s mission to provide opportunities to disadvantaged youth through soccer, healthy lifestyle, and literacy initiatives.
The D.C. United Academy today announced that 14 of its U-18 players have committed to play soccer at 10 different universities for the 2013 fall season. Six of the 14 players signed with programs finishing the 2012 season ranked in the top 25, including the University of Maryland, Coastal Carolina University and Wake Forest University.
Following a 13-day pre-season trip to Bradenton, Fla., at the IMG Academy, D.C. United will return to the nation’s capital on Monday for three days of training. United will then depart on Thursday for its next leg of pre-season, which will take place near Orlando, Fla. There, at the Disney Pro Soccer Classic, the team will face off against the Tampa Bay Rowdies, Sporting Kansas City, the Montreal Impact and the Philadelphia Union over the course of 17 days.