D.C. United player appearances: October 14-18

Washington, D.C. (October 14, 2009) - As part of D.C. United’s continued efforts to make positive contributions to the local community, players will make appearances at various events this week. John DiRaimondo, Brandon Barklage, Avery John and Greg Janicki will be supporting the United Reads initiative at Simon Elementary and Bruce-Monroe Elementary schools. Several players and head coach Tom Soehn will make appearances at the Volkswagen Junior Masters tournament, while others will help out with another installment of United’s Community Soccer Series. Full appearance information is detailed below.

Player(s): John DiRaimondo and Brandon Barklage
What: United Reads
When: Wednesday, October 14; 1:45-3:15 p.m.
Where: Simon Elementary School
401 Mississippi Ave SE

Player(s): Chris Pontius and John DiRaimondo
What: Volkswagen Jr. Masters
When: Wednesday, October, 14; 7-8 p.m.
Where: Claddagh Pub
2918 O'Donnell Street
Baltimore, MD 21224

Player(s): Avery John and Greg Janicki
What: United Reads
When: Thursday, October 15; 1:45-3:15 p.m.
Where: Bruce-Monroe Elementary
3560 Warder ST NW

Player(s)): Danny Szetela and Bryan Namoff
What: Volkswagen Jr. Masters Tournament Draw
When: Friday, October 16; 6-7:15 p.m.
Where: Maryland SoccerPlex

Player(s): Coach Tommy Soehn
What: Volkswagen Jr. Masters Tournament Draw
When: Friday, October 16; 7:15-8:45 p.m.
Where: Maryland SoccerPlex

Player(s): TBD
What: Arundel Soccer Association 25th Anniversary Celebration
When: Saturday, October 17; 11a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Where: Arundel High School
1001 Annapolis Road
Gambrills, MD 21054

Player(s): TBD
What: ODSL & WAGS Sportsmanship Program
When: Saturday, October 17; 6:30-8 p.m.
Where: RFK Stadium

Player(s): John DiRaimondo and Tiyiselani Shipalane
What: Train with the Pros
When: Sunday, October 18; 3-5 p.m.
Where: Green Leaf Park
1950 East Greenleaf Dr.
Frederick, MD 21702

Player(s): Fred, Luciano Emilio, Christian Gomez, Rodney Wallace, Chris Pontius and Dejan Jakovic
What: Community Soccer Series
When: Sunday, October 18; 4-5:30 p.m.
Where: Blair High School
51 University Blvd. E
Silver Spring, MD. 20901

Player(s): Jaime Moreno, Julius James, Bill Hamid, Josh Wicks, Clyde Simms and Andrew Jacobson
What: Volkswagen Jr. Masters
When: Sunday, October 18; 12-1:30 p.m.
Where: RFK Stadium

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