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Tom Soehn removes name from consideration for Head Coach of D.C. United

Washington, D.C. (November 3, 2009) – D.C. United announced today Head Coach Tom Soehn has removed his name from consideration for United’s head coaching position ahead of his contract expiring at the end of the calendar year. Soehn served the Black-and-Red as an assistant from 2004-2006, before leading the club to two major trophies, a Supporters’ Shield in 2007 and a U.S. Open Cup in 2008, in three seasons as head coach. The process for finding United’s next head coach will begin immediately.

Ben Olsen y Chris Pontius del D.C. United nombrados finalistas para premios de fin de temporada de la Liga

Washington, D.C. (2 de noviembre de 2009) - Major League Soccer anunció hoy los finalistas para los premios de fin de temporada 2009. Entre ellos está el mediocampista de D.C. United Ben Olsen - nominado para Jugador con Espíritu de Superación del Año - y el delantero/mediocampista Chris Pontius - para Novato del Año.

El Jugador con Espíritu de Superación del Año será anunciado el 10 de noviembre, mientras que el Novato del Año será anunciado el 12 de noviembre.

Finalistas de los premios de la Major League Soccer 2009

D.C. United’s Ben Olsen and Chris Pontius named as finalists for year-end League awards

Washington, D.C. (November 2, 2009) - Major League Soccer today announced the finalists for its 2009 year-end awards. Among the finalists are D.C. United midfielder Ben Olsen - up for Comeback Player of the Year - and United midfielder/forward Chris Pontius - up for Rookie of the Year.

The Comeback Player of the Year awarded will be announced on November 10, while Rookie of the Year will be revealed on November 12. The full list of finalists, as well as the announcement schedule follows.

2009 Major League Soccer Awards Finalists:

Declaración de Kevin Payne

Declaración de Kevin Payn

Washington, D.C. (29 de octubre de 2009) - El presidente de D.C. United, Kevin Payne, divulgó hoy la siguiente declaración sobre comentarios recientes por los cuales Major League Soccer lo multó:

Kevin Payne issues statement

Kevin Payne issues statem

Washington, D.C. (October 29, 2009) - D.C. United President and CEO Kevin Payne today issued a statement in regards recent remarks for which Major League Soccer fined him:

Portero de D.C. United Josh Wicks sostiene operación exitosa

Washington, D.C. (29 de octubre de 2009) - D.C. United anunció hoy que el portero Josh Wicks sostuvo una cirugía artroscópica exitosa para reparar desgarres del cartílago y un desbridamiento del tendón del manguito rotador en su hombro izquierdo. Los doctores Christopher Annunziata y Andrew Parker del Commonwealth Orthopaedics llevaron a cabo la operación. Se espera que Wicks regresa a la acción en cuatro a seis meses.

D.C. United’s Josh Wicks undergoes successful shoulder surgery

Washington, D.C. (October 29, 2009) - D.C. United announced today goalkeeper Josh Wicks underwent successful a labral repair and a stabilization procedure on his left shoulder. Doctors Christopher Annunziata and Andrew Parker of Commonwealth Orthopaedics performed the surgery. Wicks is expected to miss four to six months.

“Josh made great strides in goal for us this past season,” said General Manager Dave Kasper. “We look forward to his return to health and his continued development in 2010.”

Recepción de Premios United recauda más de $16,000 para United for D.C.

Washington, D.C. (28 de octubre de 2009) - Anoche, en el Atlas Theater en Washington DC, United for D.C. celebró la Sexta Recepción de Premios United, presentada por NavigationArts. Más de 200 personas asistieron al evento, con Russ Thaler y Tony Limarzi sirviendo como los locutores de la noche. Los fondos recaudados, sumando más de $16,000, beneficiarán a la fundación 501(c)3 de D.C. United.

United Awards Reception raises more than $16,000 for United for D.C.

Awards Reception recap

Washington, D.C. (October 28, 2009) - Last night, at the Atlas Theater in Washington DC, United for D.C. hosted the Sixth Annual United Awards Reception, presented by NavigationArts. More than 200 people attended the event, emceed by Russ Thaler and Tony Limarzi. The event raised over, $16,000 and proceeds will go to benefit the D.C. United’s 501(c)3 foundation.

Post-game quotesheet: United-Wizards

Post-game quotesheet: Uni

KANSAS CITY WIZARDS INTERIM HEAD COACH PETER VERMES
On the game

“I thought it was a great sign that our players were arguing with the referee after the game, saying that he shouldn’t have blown the whistle after the final corner kick. We would have had a two versus one going the other way, and they were right. Our guys wanted to get the win, and from that point of view it was a good mentality.”

On his time as an interim head coach

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