As the sun sets in Bradenton, D.C. United wraps up the first full day of training in Florida. The team put in a full day, with a session in the morning and one later in the afternoon.
“Day one of training was great," Homegrown newcomer Jalen Robinson said, "I’m just excited to be here and get after it and get to know my new teammates better. I don’t know many people except for the academy guys, so getting to know everyone and build that team chemistry is important to me.”
Mealtime at the hotel
What's preseason without a bit of conditioning?
— Chris Pontius (@ChrisPontius13) January 16, 2014
— Anthony DeAngelo (@anthonydeangelo) January 16, 2014
— Fred Karl (@Theretofore) January 16, 2014
D.C. United Homegrown forward Michael Seaton is currently training with Inter Milan's Primavera, Inter's oldest Academy team comprised of players ages 17-20. Seaton, who was on loan with the Richmond Kickers for most of his first MLS season, looks forward to every opportunity to improve and develop.
Seaton, whose first touch for the First Team resulted in an assist in an international friendly vs. Chivas de Guadalajara, continues to impress and grow in front of his home crowd and hometown. Getting a chance to train with Inter's Academy is another chance for the 17-year-old to hone his skill at a high level.
Check back to dcunited.com soon for a Q&A with Seaton.
Calling all D.C. United fans! Make sure you purchase and/or renew your 2014 Season Tickets by this Friday, January 17 in order to receive the exclusive “collector's edition” tickets. Each ticket will feature an iconic player from D.C. United's storied history, starting in 1996 (right) bringing us through 2013.
Aside from the amazing artwork and history on the "collector's edition" tickets, here are a few other reasons you should purchase or renew your 2014 Season Tickets before Friday:
2014 Season Ticket Holder Benefits such as:
- Interest-free payment plan option (up to 12 months)
- Access to the exclusive A Day to Unite celebration in February when you’ll have the chance to meet the first team
- Season tickets are for sale after Friday, but will not be printed on the collector's edition stock
To order season tickets, you can call 202-587-5000 or request more information here.
Jason and Simon predict and analyze which player we will choose with the first pick in the SuperDraft ahead of the MLS Combine. What do you think? Do you agree or disagree with their assessment? Let us know in the comments below or Tweet your thoughts @dcunited using #DCU to join the conversation.
D.C. United's volunteer crew is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to join our team during the 2014 season and beyond. Our volunteers have the opportunity to work in a variety of areas with different members of the organization on game days. We would love to have dedicated volunteers join us for great seasons ahead.
If you are interested in becoming a D.C. United volunteer, please apply at dcunited.com/volunteers
You must be 16 years of age or older to become a D.C. United volunteer.
Before we move onto 2014, let's take a look back at our post-season tour in Indonesia.
Indonesia Tour: Jakarta
Indonesia Tour: Bandung
Indonesia Tour: Malang
In this week's edition of #TBT, we'd like to stroll down memory lane with D.C. United's Re-Entry draft selection Bobby Boswell. The defender, who spent the first three years of his MLS career with the Black-and-Red was once famous for more than his soccer skills.
At age 11, Boswell was on Nickelodeon GUTS! He may have cheated his way onto the show, and he may not have won in overall points, but the MegaCrag is all that matters anyways, right?
What a great day! So much DCU love.
Appreciate all those who have welcomed me to @dcunited. Looking ahead to great things for this team next season.
— Sean Franklin (@SFranklin5) December 12, 2013
Loving the moves by @dcunited. Arnaud, Franklin, and Boswell can absolutely improve this team and have an immediate impact
— Eric Joy (@ejoy88) December 12, 2013
— Matthew Eide (@mattheweide) December 12, 2013
— Brian B. (@Gonzo1999) December 12, 2013
— Im_PRETTY_AWESOME!!! (@mightysheetz) December 12, 2013
Arnaud, Franklin, and we're getting Boswell back? Looks like we're getting a 5th MLS cup next season!! @dcunited
— Bruno Fernandez (@Bruno_133) December 12, 2013
— Davin Lassiter (@MisterLassiter) December 12, 2013
— JFer (@Ferbear_) December 12, 2013
— Donald Wine II (@blazindw) December 12, 2013
Sean Franklin and Bobby Boswell...is this Christmas? #DCU
— Matt Sliko (@mattsliko) December 12, 2013
— jake didinsky (@jakedidinsky) December 12, 2013
— Freddy Alexander (@MarcheloUnoDos) December 12, 2013
And we leave you with what everyone is wondering...
— Edward Ted Meyer (@EdwardDMeyer) December 12, 2013