D.C. United, the most successful club in United States professional soccer history, announced today that Kevin Payne has stepped down as president and CEO, marking an end to nearly two decades with the organization.
D.C. United announced today that midfielder Chris Pontius was named to the 2012 MLS Best XI side. The honor is voted on by MLS players, MLS club management, and media and is based solely on regular-season performance.
D.C. United and midfielder Branko Boskovic today announced that the two have mutually agreed to terminate his contract. Boskovic was an integral part of D.C. United’s 2012 run to the Eastern Conference Final, starting all four playoff games.
"I have had some private family matters for several months now," said Boskovic. "It’s a difficult decision for me after a very good season here. I think that we will get better and better, but now I must leave. I wish all the best to this team and this club. This city is going to be my heart in the future."
D.C. United announced today that the reserve match at Toronto FC, originally scheduled for October 6, has been cancelled.
D.C. United’s reserve squad finished the 2012 Reserve League campaign 3-5-1, with wins coming against Toronto FC, the New York Red Bulls, and Philadelphia Union. The 2012 Reserve League season highlighted the clubs continual focus on development, as 14 different D.C. United academy products saw action in the squad.
D.C. United announced today the club has signed defender Dejan Jakovic to a new contract. The 27-year old played in 23 games this season (starting 21) and registered his first MLS goal in United’s 3-2 win over the New England Revolution on May 26. Per club and League policy, exact terms of the deal were not disclosed.
D.C. United announced today that seats to today’s second leg of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Houston Dynamo have sold out. A limited number of standing room only tickets remain available for $40 each at dcunited.com. The match is being broadcast live by NBC Sports Network with kick-off set for 4:00 p.m. ET.
D.C. United announced today that Academy product Suliaman Dainkeh (Reston, Va.) has been called into the U-18 U.S. Men’s National Team camp at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. The U-18 camp will run from November 17-24, with two friendlies against Canada on November 21 and 23. Trey Vinson (Manassas, Va.), recently participated in the U-15 U.S. Boy’s National Team camp that occurred from October 27-November 3, also at The Home Depot Center.
Major League Soccer today announced today the finalists for its 2012 year-end awards. Among the finalists are D.C. United midfielder Nick DeLeon, up for Rookie of the Year, United Head Coach Ben Olsen, up for Coach of the Year, and midfielder/forward Chris Pontius, up for Comeback Player of the Year.
More than 17,000 tickets have been sold for Sunday’s Eastern Conference Championship at RFK Stadium between D.C. United and the Houston Dynamo. Tickets are selling quickly, but good seats still remain for United’s first appearance in the Eastern Conference Championship since 2006. Should United advance past the Dynamo, the team would host MLS Cup at RFK Stadium on Saturday, December 1.
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D.C. United and its non-profit arm, United for D.C., announced details for the 2012 United Soccer Club Fall Fest. The event, a season ending tournament at the RFK Stadium Training Field, will take place on Wednesday, November 14 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. This one-of-a-kind tournament brings together underserved youth from across the metro area to RFK, exemplifying D.C. United’s wide-ranging commitment to the community.