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Ownership, executives and team to assist United Builds project

Jason Levien, Erick Thohir and Will Chang to join Kevin Payne, Chris Pontius & Brandon McDonald
Owner, executives give back

D.C. United owners Jason Levien, Erick Thohir and Will Chang will join United President and CEO Kevin Payne, midfielder Chris Pontius and defender Brandon McDonald, among others, in volunteering at So Others Might Eat Monday, September 24, 2012 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET.  The event is part of the United Builds initiative.

Josh Wolff undergoes successful surgery

The player/assistant coach repaired a lower back disk herniation
Successful surgery for Wolff

Josh Wolff signs autographs - 2012

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D.C. United announced today that player/assistant coach Josh Wolff underwent a microdiscectomy to repair a lower back disc herniation. The successful surgery was done yesterday by Dr. Steven Hughes, a back specialist at Commonwealth Orthopaedics. The timeframe of his return is unknown at this point.

Wolff, a Major League Soccer and U.S. Men’s National Team veteran, has played in nine games (one start) throughout the 2012 campaign logging 223 minutes. In March, Wolff began serving as a player/assistant coach.

Academy update - U-16

U-16 Academy team picks up second USSDA win in as many games
U-16 update - 9/18

U-16 Academy huddle - 2012

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D.C. United Academy team

D.C. United’s U-16 Academy team built on their opening week victory with a decisive win over Virginia Rush this past weekend at Hampton Roads Soccer Complex in Virginia Beach, Va.

U-16 Recap:
D.C. United came out strong in their second USSDA league match, scoring three unanswered goals in the first 30 minutes against Virginia Rush. United preserved its 3-0 lead throughout the match by holding off several Rush attacks with solid defending and strong goalkeeping.

Academy update - U-18

Dainkeh goes full 90 for U-18 U.S. Men's National Team
U-18 update - 9/18

D.C. United’s U-18 Academy team built on their opening week victory with a decisive win over Virginia Rush this past weekend at Hampton Roads Soccer Complex in Virginia Beach, Va.

United Drives to collect children's books in September

Donations collected will benefit United for D.C.'s six adopted public elementary schools
United Drives collects books
United Drives

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 September, United for D.C. – D.C. United’s charitable arm – will collect new school supplies to benefit its six adopted D.C.

D.C. United to host seventh annual Latin Fest presented by TD Bank

Hispanic Heritage Month festivities prior to Saturday's match
Latin Fest
Latin Fest

Washington, D.C. (September 12, 2012) – As part of Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations, D.C. United will host the seventh annual Latin Festival presented by TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank ®.  The festival will take place on Saturday, September 15, from 3:00-7:00 p.m. ET on the D.C. Armory Lawn.  Immediately following the event, D.C. United will take on the New England Revolution at 7:30 p.m. ET at RFK Stadium.

Post-match quotes: D.C. United 1- Philadelphia Union 1

Sunday, August 19, 2012 - RFK Stadium
Post-match quotes

D.C. United HeadCoach Ben Olsen

Lionard Pajoy acquired

Pajoy is the leading scorer for Philadelphia Union this year
Lionard Pajoy acquired

D.C. United today announced the club has acquired Colombian forward Lionard Pajoy and an international roster spot from the Philadelphia Union in exchange for midfielder Danny Cruz. The Union signed Pajoy from Colombian first division side Itagüí Ditaires in February of 2011. Pajoy will be available for selection at United’s match against Philadelphia this Sunday at RFK Stadium (5 p.m. ET, NBC Sports Network - TICKETS).

Academy update

2012 Generation adidas Cup concluded, friendly matches scheduled for Labor Day Weekend
Academy update

Washington, D.C. (August 14, 2012) – D.C. United’s Academy has begun its preparation for the upcoming USSDA season. Last week, a team made up of U-16 and U-18 players participated in the 2012 Generation adidas Cup in Seattle. Already back in Washington, the Black-and-Red will resume training this week as they look ahead to several friendly matches scheduled for Labor Day Weekend. The friendlies will take place at Morven Park in Leesburg, Va. and will include matchups against the Chicago Fire, Columbus Crew, Philadelphia Union, and New York Red Bulls.

Post-match quotes: Sporting Kansas City 2 - D.C. United 1

Saturday, August 11, 2012 - Kansas City, KC
Post-match quotes

United manager Ben Olsen

thoughts on the match..

They were more
physical and better on the ball. We had an off night. I will have to search for
the reasons why we had an off night. I didn't like much about the way we

missing several key players out with injuries…

We missed a couple
guys today, Daniel Woolard and Robbie Russell, the list
goes on and on. But it's still not an excuse for our performance. We didn't cut
it. My concern is the way this group played.

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