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D.C. United website earns 2009 WebAward

WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 15, 2009) - The Web Marketing Association today awarded dcunited.com a 2009 Outstanding Website WebAward. D.C. United launched the site in March 2009. Available in both English and Spanish, dcunited.com provides fans with official team news, videos, photos, ticket offers and schedule information. The site also aggregates articles from fan blogs and mainstream media, and allows fans share photos or join a supporters club. One of the Internet’s premiere honors, the WebAwards is an international competition designed to judge corporate websites against an industry standard, and against peer sites within their industry.

A communications initiative internally managed by United’s digital media department, dcunited.com was designed by NavigationArts to promote the organization, engage an avid fan base, and generate ticket and merchandise sales. The visual design replicates the exciting experience of attending a game at RFK Stadium. The structural design is sleek, removing clutter so that users quickly understand the organization of the platform.

About the Web Marketing Association
The Web Marketing Association is working to create a high standard of excellence for website development and marketing on the Internet. Staffed by volunteers, it is made up of Internet marketing, advertising, PR and design professionals who share an interest in improving the quality of website development and marketing on the Internet. Since 1997, the Web Marketing Association’s annual WebAward Competition has been helping interactive professionals promote themselves, their companies and their best work to the outside world. Now in its 11th year, the WebAward Competition has become the premier award event for Web developers and marketers worldwide.

About NavigationArts
NavigationArts is a user experience consultancy that provides Internet strategy, usability, information architecture, interface design, content management, and development services. The firm creates exceptional online user experiences that drive business value for communications and commerce.

Broadcasting and P.A. Request: When speaking of the organization, please refer to the team as either “D.C. United” or “United,” but not “the D.C. United” or “the United.” We appreciate your cooperation.

Doug Hicks, dhicks@dcunited.com, (202) 587-5448,
Boris Flores, bflores@dcunited.com, (202) 587-5452,
Kyle Sheldon, ksheldon@dcunited.com, (202) 587-5450 or
Cristina Cruz, ccruz@dcunited.com, (202) 587-5440