D.C. United has announced that forward Conor Doyle will miss the remainder of the 2014 season after suffering a right knee injury in training. The McKinney, Tex., native underwent a successful right knee meniscus repair on August 4, with Dr. Ken Fine of The Orthopaedic Center in Washington, D.C., and is expected to be sidelined for 4-6 months.
A group of D.C. United Academy players born in 1999 and below will compete in the prestigious Macron Galway Cup in Galway, Ireland, from August 5-10 at the state-of-the-art facility at Drom Soccer Park. United will send 16 players and four coaches to represent the Academy in this exciting competition against other academies from across the world.
For the first time since suffering a knee injury on June 11 against Montreal, Fabián Espíndola has returned to full training with the team. The Argentinean forward still leads the Black-and-Red in both goals (7) and assists (8) and is expected back within the next few weeks.
D.C. United players and members of the front office staff will visit Children’s National Medical Center on Wednesday, July 23, to spend time with patients and their families.
D.C. United players will be reading, playing games and partaking in other activities with patients in the hospital atrium before heading to a playroom where they will visit with children who aren’t able to leave their treatment floor. D.C. United has made it a tradition of visiting Children’s National Medical Center each season as part of its community initiatives.
D.C. United and Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic will partner together to make a 12-year-old boy’s wish come true. Jordan, an Arizona native, enjoys bowling with family, playing dodge ball with friends and most importantly playing and watching soccer. This young athlete strives to participate in these activities in spite of the limitations he faces from living with cystic fibrosis.
D.C. United and Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic have announced the addition of two D.C. United matches, at Vancouver Whitecaps on Sept. 6 at 10 p.m. EST and at Chicago Fire on Sept. 20 at 8:30 p.m. EST, to its previously announced schedule of live coverage this season.
Comcast SportsNet’s remaining D.C. United schedule now includes eight games and will resume against Chivas USA on July 20 at 8 p.m.
On Saturday, July 19, D.C. United and partners will host MLS Futbolito, a 4v4 soccer tournament for all ages starting at U-8. As the official 4v4 tournament of Major League Soccer, MLS Futbolito is a day-long event offering food, music, and fun activities for the whole family, all alongside a fierce and fun soccer competition for all ages.
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Ten D.C. United Academy players were invited to the U.S. Soccer Local Combine that ran from July 1-2 in Glen Allen, Va. The two-day training event included both on field exercises and in classroom instruction for selected players.
D.C. United will open the 2014-15 CONCACAF Champions League at home as part of the schedule for the competition announced by CONCACAF. After being drawn into Group 4 with Waterhouse F.C. of Jamaica and Tauro F.C. of Panama in May, United will make its first appearance in the international tournament since 2009 against Waterhouse on August 20 at RFK Stadium.