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.
Choose the level that best suits you, and register today!
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.
D.C. United’s Academy has announced its U-16 and U-18 tryout dates for the 2014/2015 season. All tryouts will be held at the RFK Auxiliary Field from 5:00 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. on Monday, July 7, and Thursday, July 10.
The Black-and-Red Academy team was launched in 2004, and has since grown to incorporate a U-23 National Premier Soccer League team, three U.S. Development Academy teams, three Pre-Academy teams and various annual camps and training opportunities.
D.C. United today announced that the club and Cristian Fernandez have mutually agreed on the termination of his contract.
“Cristian was unhappy living in the United States and we have decided it was in everyone’s best interest to release the player from his contract,” said D.C. United General Manager Dave Kasper. “We wish him all the best at his next club.”
D.C. United Managing General Partner Jason Levien and Head Coach Ben Olsen spoke today in support of the District of Columbia Soccer Stadium Development Act of 2014 before a joint public hearing of the D.C. Council Committee of the Whole, Committee on Finance and Revenue, and Committee on Government Operations at the John A. Wilson Building.