D.C. United announced today, through United Drives, that the program will collect clothing to benefit Mary's Center on Saturday, September 27 before United’s match against the Philadelphia Union at 3:00 p.m. (BUY TICKETS). Mary's Center is a community-based organization that provides healthcare, education, and social services to nearly 40,000 individuals in the entire DC metropolitan region. New and used clothing of all kinds will be accepted along with shoes.
D.C. United celebra con orgullo el Mes de la Herencia Hispana, del 15 de septiembre al 15 de octubre, participando en una serie de eventos en el distrito de Columbia.
El Mes de la Herencia Hispana arrancó el día sábado 13 de septiembre con la Fiesta de la Juventud de la Oficina de Asuntos Hispanos del Distrito. El mediocampista/delantero de D.C. United David Estrada estuvo presente en el campeonato juvenil de fútbol de un día del festival en el Centro Educativo de Columbia Heights para hablar con fans y animar a los participantes.
D.C. United is proudly celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, from Sept. 15 - Oct. 15, with participation in a series of events in the District of Columbia.
Hispanic Heritage Month kicked off on Saturday, Sept. 13, at the D.C. Office of Latino Affairs Hispanic Youthfest. D.C. United midfielder/forward David Estrada was on hand at the festival’s one-day youth soccer tournament at Columbia Heights Education Center to talk to fans and cheer on the participants.
D.C. United and its non-profit arm, United for D.C., is set to kick-off of the Fall season of its United Soccer Club program. In partnership with the U.S. Soccer Foundation and the U.S. Department of Justice, the program teaches soccer and the importance of focusing on a healthy lifestyle through physical activity and proper nutrition to youth.
D.C. United has announced that defender Nana Attakora has been called into the Canada Men’s National Team ahead of a Sept. 9 friendly vs. Jamaica at BMO Field in Toronto, Ont. The match will be the first for new Canada head coach Benito Floro. Attakora has six career appearances (two starts) for Canada, who he has represented at almost every international level. He made his senior national team debut in a friendly against Jamaica on Jan.
D.C. United has announced that defender Jeff Parke has undergone outpatient surgery on his left inner ear to address a peri lymphatic fistula. Surgery was performed by neuro-otologist Dr. Jeffrey Kim at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C. The timetable for Parke’s return is still uncertain.
D.C. United has announced that it will celebrate the 10-year anniversary of its 2004 MLS Cup championship as part of the team’s Aug. 31 match against the New York Red Bulls. In addition to a video tribute, players and staff from the 2004 team will be on hand at RFK Stadium to meet D.C. United Season Ticket Holders and participate in a special presentation and ceremony prior to the match.
D.C. United has announced special programming for the National Kidney Foundation Serving the National Capital Area (NKF/NCA) as part of the club’s home match on Aug. 17 versus the Colorado Rapids, presented by MetroPCS. Tickets are available at dcunited.com/nkf, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the National Kidney Foundation.
D.C. United Academy coaches will travel abroad to observe the F.C. Internazionale youth academy during its preseason training in Trento, Italy, from Aug. 15-21. D.C. United and Inter share ownership and entered into a collaboration agreement in December 2013. A joint training session for the clubs’ senior teams took place at RFK Stadium last month.