D.C. United today announced that midfielder Chris Pontius has undergone surgery on his left hamstring. Dr. Michael Gerhardt of Santa Monica Orthopaedics, and team physician for U.S. Soccer’s Men’s National Team, performed the surgery in Santa Monica, Calif. He is expected to miss 4-6 months.
On Sunday, April 13, the U-14s beat the Virginia Rush 3-0. SahrFelix Sandy (Woodbridge, Va.; Prince William Soccer Inc.) put United on the score sheet in the 40th minute to give them the 1-0 lead going into halftime. Andres Villanueva (Woodbridge, Va.; Prince William Soccer Inc.) and Alexis Cerritos (Beltsville, Md.; Cerritos Academy) both added goals in the second half for the 3-0 win. Goalkeeper Kyle Frye kept a clean sheet for the U-14s.
D.C. United today announced that it has rescheduled the open training session that was postponed earlier this month due to inclement weather. Players and coaching staff will practice Monday, April 28, at Cardozo Education Campus in Northwest Washington, D.C., from 3:30-5:30 p.m. EST. Admission is free to the general public.
The D.C. United U-23 National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) team has announced three tryout dates. The team will feature top collegiate, international and domestic players from around the D.C. area, and will compete in the Mid-Atlantic Conference in the NPSL. The team will train three times a week, May-July, and have one game every weekend.
D.C. United U-16 midfielder Patrick Jean-Gilles has been called into the U-18 National Team Camp to be held April 4-13 in Carson, Calif. While in California, Jean-Gilles will participate in the training camp and play in international matches against Canada and Mexico.
Jean-Gilles is part of a 24-man roster, made up only of players born in 1997, as Head Coach Javier Perez prepares for the U-20 World Cup cycle in three years.
D.C. United today announced that homegrown goalkeeper Bill Hamid and forward Eddie Johnson have been named to the U.S. Men’s National Team (USMNT) roster for its upcoming match against Mexico on Wed., April 2. Both players will report to Phoenix, Ariz., on March 30 for training and will return to D.C. on Thursday, April 3.
D.C. United today announced that the Club will be loaning four players to the Richmond Kickers this season as part of the two clubs’ affiliation agreement.