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D.C. United holds Holiday Auction online

D.C. United holds Holiday

Washington, D.C. (November 30, 2009) - D.C. United and its charitable arm, United for D.C., will open its holiday auction on Cyber Monday, November 30 via Soccer fans will be able to bid on exclusive items unavailable for purchase anywhere else, with proceeds going to United’s charity. The auction will provide the perfect opportunity to get a jump-start on holiday shopping while supporting the many programs of United for D.C.

D.C. United celebrará su Venta Anual de Equipo

D.C. United celebrará su

Washington, D.C. (30 de noviembre de 2009) - D.C. United hoy anunció detalles de la Venta Anual de Equipo. Programada para el sábado, 5 de diciembre de 12 a 4 p.m., la venta se llevará a cabo en el VW Lounge del Estadio RFK donde artículos del equipo estarán disponibles para la compra. Todos las ganancias beneficiarán a la caridad del club, United for D.C., la cual provee oportunidades para la juventud desventajada de Washington D.C.

D.C. United to hold annual Equipment Sale

D.C. United to hold annua

Washington, D.C. (November 30, 2009) - D.C. United today announced plans for the club’s annual Holiday Equipment Sale. Set for Saturday, December 5 from 12 to 4 p.m., the event will be held at the VW Lounge in RFK Stadium and will feature authentic D.C. United team-issued gear. All proceeds from the sale will benefit United’s charitable arm, United for D.C., which advances opportunities for economically, physically and mentally disadvantaged youth of the greater Washington D.C. area.

D.C. United pierde a Andrew Jacobson en Draft de Expansión de la MLS

Washington, D.C. (25 de noviembre de 2009) - El Philadelphia Union hoy seleccionó al mediocmapista Andrew Jacobson del D.C. United en el Draft de Expansión 2009 de la Major League Soccer.  Philadelphia seleccionó a un jugador de 10 de los 15 otros equipos en la Liga. Cada uno de los 15 equipos pudo proteger a 11 jugadores, dejando a los demás disponibles para ser escogidos por el Union.

D.C. United loses Andrew Jacobson in MLS Expansion Draft

D.C. United loses Andrew

Washington, D.C. (November 25, 2009) - The Philadelphia Union today selected D.C. United midfielder Andrew Jacobson in the 2009 Major League Soccer Expansion Draft. Philadelphia selected one player each from 10 of the 15 other MLS teams. Each of the 15 teams was allowed to protect 11 players, leaving all others unprotected and available for selection by the Union.

“We are disappointed to have lost Andrew in the expansion draft,” said United General Manager Dave Kasper. “He is a good young player with an excellent future and we wish him the best of luck in Philadelphia.”

D.C. United issues statement on Abe Pollin

D.C. United issues statem

Washington, D.C. (November 24, 2009) - On behalf of the organization, D.C. United President and CEO Kevin Payne today issued a statement in regards to the passing of Abe Pollin:

Ben Olsen anuncia su retiro

Ben Olsen anuncia su reti

Washington, D.C. (24 de noviembre de 2009) - El mediocampista de D.C. United Ben Olsen anunció hoy su retiro del fútbol profesional. Uno de los jugadores más populares en la historia de United, el mediocampista ganó ocho trofeos con D.C., incluyendo dos Copas MLS (1999 & 2004). Fue nombrado al equipo de las Estrellas de la MLS en dos ocasiones (1998 & 1999), el Novato del Año de la MLS en 1998, el Jugador Más Valioso de la Copa MLS 1999, el Humanitario del Año USSF en el 2003 y al Onceno Ideal de la MLS en el 2007.

United’s former head coaches on Olsen's retirement

United’s former head coac

Bruce Arena - LA Galaxy Head Coach and General Manager, Former D.C. United Head Coach (1996-1998)
“Ben Olsen has been the heart and soul of D.C. United. I have had the privilege to work with Ben at the University of Virginia, D.C. United and the U.S. National Team. He is a very special player, person, friend and family man. I know that I speak for everyone involved in the game in the United States in saying ‘we will miss you and we wish you the very best in all your future endeavors’.”

Thomas Rongen – D.C. United TV Analyst, Former D.C. United Head Coach (1999-2001)

Ben Olsen retires

Ben Olsen retires

Washington, D.C. (November 24, 2009) – D.C. United midfielder Ben Olsen today announced his retirement from professional soccer. Arguably the most popular player in United history, the midfielder won eight total trophies while in DC, including two MLS Cups (1999 & 2004). He was a two-time All-Star (1998 & 1999), the 1998 MLS Rookie of the Year, the 1999 MLS Cup MVP, the 2003 USSF Humanitarian of the Year and was named to the MLS Best XI in 2007.

D.C. United hará anuncio importante en rueda de prensa

D.C. United hará anuncio

Washington, D.C. (23 de noviembre de 2009) - D.C. United anunció hoy que el club sostendrá una rueda de prensa el martes, 24 de noviembre de 2009 a las 3 p.m. (hora del este). En el evento, el mediocampista de D.C. United, Ben Olsen, discutirá su carrera como jugador.

QUIEN: Presidente de D.C. United Kevin Payne
Gerente General de D.C. United Dave Kasper
Mediocampista de D.C United Ben Olsen

QUE: D.C. United convoca a rueda de prensa

CUANDO: Martes, 24 de noviembre de 2009
3:00 p.m. (hora del este)

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