Three U-18 D.C. United Academy players – Suliaman Dainkeh (Reston, Va.; Reston Soccer), Ian Harkes (Fairfax, Va.; Herndon Youth Soccer) and Michael Sauers (Glen Arm, Md.; Baltimore Bays Chelsea) – were selected to 2012 NSCAA All-America Teams, with Harkes and Sauers named to the High School Boys Team and Dainkeh named to the Youth Boys Team. Additionally, former Academy player Collin Martin is in Sunrise, Fla., through Dec. 22 for a U-20 U.S. Men’s National Team training camp.
D.C. United today announced that the club will face Western Conference side Real Salt Lake on Saturday, March 9 in its home opener of the 2013 MLS regular season. The Black-and-Red will begin its 2013 campaign on the road against the Houston Dynamo on Saturday, March 2 in a rematch of the 2012 Eastern Conference Finals. In the third week of the 2013 campaign, United will take on Eastern Conference Semifinals opponent and Atlantic Cup foes the New York Red Bulls at Red Bull Arena on Saturday, March 16.
D.C. United today announced that midfielder Stephen King and defender Michael Chabala are no longer with the club.
“I would like to thank Stephen and Michael for their time and hard work with D.C. United, and we as a club wish them luck,” said D.C. United General Manager Dave Kasper.
Andy Najar is currently training with Belgian side R.S.C. Anderlecht, and will train with the club through the end of the year.
“This is a good opportunity for Andy to continue training in the offseason and get another European training experience,” said D.C. United General Manager Dave Kasper.
The schedule has been announced for the 2013 Disney Pro Soccer Classic, which will open with a matchup between the Columbus Crew and Toronto Football Club on Saturday, February 9 at 1 p.m.
D.C. United today announced that forward Maicon Santos was selected by the Chicago Fire in Stage One of the 2012 MLS Re-Entry Draft.
“We would like to thank Maicon for his time with D.C. United, and wish him the best of luck in the future,” said D.C. United General Manager Dave Kasper.
Santos was obtained on January 18, 2012 from FC Dallas. Santos featured for D.C. United in 26 games this season (16 starts), tallying seven goals and three assists.
D.C. United today announced that a special “Holiday Ticket Package” is now on sale. The offer, which starts as low as $104, will include four 2013 regular-season games: the home opener, a match against the defending MLS Cup Champions LA Galaxy, a game versus the New York Red Bulls and the regular-season finale – fan appreciation night. All dates are TBD. Supporters who purchase the Holiday Pack will also receive an exclusive D.C. United ornament for each package that is purchased.
D.C. United announced today the club has declined options on four players, including defenders Mike Chabala and Emiliano Dudar, midfielder Stephen King, and forward Maicon Santos. Chabala, King, and Santos are all eligible for the Re-Entry Draft.
Mike Chabala came to D.C. United on August 9, 2012 from the Portland Timbers and made three appearances (two starts) for the club in 2012. The 28-year-old’s Black-and-Red debut occurred on August 11, 2012 in a 2-1 loss to first-place Eastern Conference club Sporting Kansas City.