Washington, D.C. (July 2, 2009) - U.S. Soccer today announced the possible semifinal pairings for the 2009 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. Should D.C. United advance past USL-2 side Harrisburg City Islanders in the quarterfinal round of the competition, the Black-and-Red would host the semifinal match against the winner of the Rochester Rhinos (USL-1)-Wilmington Hammerheads (USL-2) match on Tuesday, July 21 at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Boyds, MD. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET.
Washington, D.C. (June 30, 2009) - Following tonight’s 2-0 victory over the Ocean City Barons (PDL), D.C. United is set to host the Harrisburg City Islanders (USL-2) in the quarterfinal round of the U.S. Open Cup. The game will be held at the Maryland SoccerPlex July 7 at 7:30 p.m. Harrisburg advanced to the round of eight courtesy of a 2-1 overtime win over the New England Revolution. United and Harrisburg City have faced each other one other time in Open Cup play, a 1-0 Islanders victory in Pennsylvania.
Liguilla: La categoría Sub-18 sorprendió en su grupo y pasó a los de la Academia de Desarrollo de la U.S Soccer la semana pasada en Greensboro, NC, logrando un record de 3-0-0 con una diferencia de 12 goles a favor, lo cual les valió para clasificarse en las finales.
Season update: The D.C. United U18 squad stormed through the group stage of the U.S. Soccer Development Academy Play-offs this past week in Greensboro, NC, compiling a 3-0-0 record with a plus-12 goal differential en route to earning a spot in the finals.
QUOTESHEET U.S. OPEN CUP 2009
TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 2009 – D.C. UNITED 2, OCEAN CITY BARONS 0
D.C. UNITED HEAD COACH TOM SOEHN
On the team’s performance
Well they dropped everybody back in … and I know those situations are tough to break down. We talked about at half how to do that. I think we did better at it, and that’s part of the learning process. We have a lot of new guys on the field and they have to grow into the game.
On Ocean City’s play
Washington, D.C. (June 29, 2009) - D.C. United announced today the club has released defender Anthony Peters. The 25-year old was originally signed by the Black-and-Red on March 3, 2009.
“We'd like to thank Anthony for his hard work and contributions while a member of the team,” said D.C. United General Manager Dave Kasper. “We wish him the best of luck in his career.”
Washington, D.C. (June 25, 2009) - D.C. United announced today that the club will not exercise the option on Louis Crayton’s contract, ending the goalkeeper’s one-year stay with the Black-and-Red. Crayton’s current deal is set to expire June 30, at which time the club will have a roster spot available in advance of the summer transfer window.
“We'd like to thank Louis for his contributions to D.C. United, which included a U.S. Open Cup title,” said D.C. United General Manager Dave Kasper. “We wish him the best of luck in the future.”
Entreno con el Primer Equipo: Jugadores de la Academia de D.C. United continuarán entrenando con el primer equipo esta seamana. Esta vez le toca a el jugadore Sub-18 Pepito Ebah y al integrante del plantel Sub-20 Mome Ciss unirse a los entrenos del primer equipo el jueves y viernes de esta semana.
First Team Training: D.C. United Academy players continue to get the chance to train with the first team this week. This time it’s U18 player Pepito Ebah and U20 player Mome Ciss who will join United’s first team for training sessions today and Friday.
Washington, D.C. (June 25, 2009) - D.C. United announced today that midfielder Santino Quaranta and defender Dejan Jakovic have been called in by their respective national teams to participate in the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup. Quaranta will play for the United States while Jakovic will represent Canada in the biannual competition. Depending on how far their respective sides advance in the tournament, which runs July 3-26, the pair could miss up to three MLS matches.