United for D.C., the charitable arm of D.C. United, announced today that the sold-out 11th Annual United Celebrity Golf Tournament, supported by Cushman & Wakefield, raised more than $40,000. Proceeds from the event benefit the charity’s three signature programs - United Reads, Kicks for Kids and United Soccer Club - all of which use soccer to place an emphasis on literacy, healthy lifestyles and life skills for underserved youth in the greater Metropolitan Area. For more information on United for D.C.'s many initiatives, please visit unitedfordc.org.
D.C. UNITED HEAD COACH BEN OLSEN
D.C. United announced today that Kensington, Maryland native Ethan White has been loaned to USL PRO side Richmond Kickers for two upcoming home matches. Ethan White will be available for selection against the Rochester Rhinos (6/23 at 7:00 p.m.) and the Los Angeles Blues (7/3 at 7:00 p.m.). He will return to the Black-and-Red following the two matches.
D.C. United announced today that midfielder Andy Najar has been named to the Honduras U-23 National Team to compete in the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Najar will join the Honduran Federation on Monday, July 2.
Major League Soccer has selected D.C. United Head Coach Ben Olsen to lead the MLS All-Stars against UEFA champions Chelsea FC on July 25 at PPL Park in Chester, Pa. Ben Olsen’s technical staff of Chad Ashton, Pat Onstad and Josh Wolff will serve as his assistant coaches, as will Philadelphia Union Interim Team Manager John Hackworth. The game will be broadcast live on ESPN2, TeleFutura, and in Canada on TSN and RDS starting at 8:30 p.m. ET.
D.C. United issued the following statement regarding the Herbalife World Football Challenge match with Juventus FC, scheduled for July 28:
“We’ve received word that Juventus FC will no longer be playing in Washington, D.C. While we’re disappointed with the news, D.C. United is already in discussions with another, major European team to fill that date and will share opponent and ticketing details as a deal is finalized.”
D.C. United’s U-16 and U-18 teams wrapped up USSDA regular season play this past weekend, with the U-16’s winning the Eastern Conference Mid-Atlantic Division title and securing a spot in the playoffs, while the U-18’s finished their season in fourth place.
D.C. United Head Coach Ben Olsen
On the Union:
“Their energy was good, but soccer was even better. They caused a lot of problems with people who had freedom to roam. I give them a lot of credit, but our team defended the box well to get the win. They are at home and are buzzing, we have to get these results. They are key to the season.”
On D.C. United:
D.C. United announced today that Kensington, Maryland native Ethan White has been loaned to USL PRO side the Richmond Kickers for this upcoming weekend. White will be available for selection against the Wilmington Hammerheads (6/15 at 7:30PM) and the Charlotte Eagles (6/16 at 8:00PM). He will return to the Black-and-Red on Monday.
Korrio, developer of the leading integrated sports automation platform for youth soccer, announced today its selection by D.C. United as the club’s automation platform provider of choice for all Academy and camp programs. This is the Seattle-based tech company’s first signing of a Major League Soccer franchise, representing a significant step in its goal to revolutionize the administration and communications of organized team sports in America.