D.C. United today announced that United midfielder Marcelo Saragosa has undergone arthroscopic surgery on his right knee to remove a loose body from the medial joint line. The procedure was performed by Doctor James Gilbert of Metro Orthopedics and Sports Therapy in Silver Spring, Md. Dr. James Gilbert examined Saragosa on Saturday and successfully performed surgery on him on Tuesday. The timeframe of Saragosa’s return is 4-6 weeks.
Robbie Russell announces retirement, heads to Georgetown University Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Program
After a successful 13-year professional career in Major League Soccer and across Europe, veteran defender Robbie Russell announced his retirement today. The 33-year-old will now head to nearby and the internationally-famed Georgetown University’s Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Program.
Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic and D.C. United today announced that United’s match on Wednesday, May 8, at 7 p.m., against the Houston Dynamo will be televised on CSN Plus (CSN+). The game, which was originally scheduled for Comcast SportsNet, will also be simulcast on NewsChannel 8 in its entirety. Find CSN Plus in your area.
CONCACAF today announced that D.C. United forward and Guatemala native Carlos Ruiz will be honored with the confederation’s first-ever President’s Award. CONCACAF President Jeffrey Webb recognized Ruiz for his achievements in fighting against match manipulation in his home country. Ruiz’s actions in speaking out against match fixing on the Guatemalan National Team paved the way for a significant inquiry into the issue.
WRGW Sports - Colonials Radio Central, the George Washington University campus sports radio outlet, will team up with Major League Soccer club D.C. United to provide a live English broadcast of its "College Night" Game against the New York Red Bulls. It will be the first time in department history that the station will carry an MLS game. Purchase discounted tickets for $20 here.
D.C. United today announced that the club’s charitable arm, United for D.C., raised close to $30,000 at the 11th Annual Kick-Off Luncheon, held at the Hamilton Live DC on March 5, 2013. The event, which was hosted by ABC 7’s Britt McHenry, featured various speakers including Head Coach Ben Olsen and Brian Geffert, President of the Board of United for D.C.
D.C. United today announced that Homegrown goalkeeper Bill Hamid has been named to the EA SPORTS™ FIFA 13 Ultimate Team of the Week
D.C. United today announced that the club will offer a season-long discount for members of the military. Members of the Armed Forces with a valid military ID can purchase tickets at the reduced rate of $40 for midfield seats and $30 for sideline seats on gameday at the RFK Stadium Box Office.
D.C. United today announced a partnership with Romántica 900AM and Radio Cuscatleca USA for the Spanish-language broadcast rights to D.C. United’s 34 regular season games during this year’s MLS season. Radio Cuscatleca USA will produce the live broadcasts including play-by-play commentary for Romántica 900AM, the official Spanish-language broadcaster of the Black-and-Red.