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Nana Attakora called up to Canada Men's National Team

25-year-old defender named to squad for Sept. 9 friendly vs. Jamaica
Attakora called up to Canada

Nana Attakora vs. Waterhouse FC

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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.

Jeff Parke undergoes inner ear surgery

Veteran defender last played against Sporting Kansas City on May 31
Parke undergoes surgery

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 to honor 2004 championship team

MLS Cup winners to be welcomed at Aug. 31 match vs. New York
DCU to honor 04 team

 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 to support National Kidney Foundation on Aug. 17

Former midfielder Clyde Simms, team legend Jaime Moreno to be in attendance
DCU to support National Kidney Foundation

Our Friend Clyde

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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, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the National Kidney Foundation.

Academy Update: August 8, 2014

Coaching staff to visit Inter; three youth players invited to U.S. national team camps
Academy Update

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.

D.C. United acquires David Estrada from Seattle Sounders FC

Black-and-Red sends 2017 3rd Round SuperDraft pick to Seattle; Christiano Francois released
DCU acquires David Estrada

David Estrada in Seattle

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David Estrada

Conor Doyle out for the remainder of the season

United forward undergoes knee surgery
Doyle out for season

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.

D.C. United Youth Development Travels Abroad

Black-and-Red Academy to participate in ninth Galway Cup
DCU Youth travels abroad

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.

D.C. United acquires Kofi Opare from LA Galaxy

Teams exchange allocation rankings; United receives Galaxy’s 2015 natural Superdraft selection
DCU acquires Kofi Opare

Kofi Opare - LA Galaxy top

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Kofi Opare

Injury Update: July 28, 2014

Status updates for Chris Pontius, Jeff Parke and Fabián Espíndola
Injury Update: July 28

Chris Pontius - no vw - old jersey

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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.

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