Thursday training notes
After spending two days on an alternate pitch in Arlington, Va., while the auxiliary fields dried from the snow and rain, United D.C. United returned to RFK Stadium to continue its training regimen. On a cloudy and chilly spring day, the Black-and-Red progressed through its bye week with conditioning and strength exercises, small-sided games and possession-oriented drills.
JAKOVIC RETURNS FROM QATAR
After featuring in two friendlies for Canada in Doha, Qatar – going 90 minutes in a 2-1 loss to Japan and a 2-0 loss to Belarus on March 25 – defender Dejan Jakovic re-joined United yesterday. While he was unavailable to play in the Black-and-Red’s 2-1 defeat to the Columbus Crew last Saturday, Jakovic added two caps to his National Team resume, bringing his total to 16 international appearances (15 starts).
SPRING CAMPERS GET GLIMPSE OF FIRST-TEAM TRAINING
As a part of the D.C. United Academy Spring Camps at RFK Stadium, young attendees were afforded the opportunity to watch First Team training. Sitting by the sideline of the training pitch, the eager participants observed firsthand how a high-caliber professional team prepares for its competitive matches.
Summer Camps registration was just opened for registration last week and interested parties can apply here.
RICHMOND KICKERS TO VISIT FOR SCRIMMAGE
Tomorrow, USL PRO affiliate the Richmond Kickers will travel up to the nation’s capital to scrimmage D.C. United in a closed-door session. Recently, the Black-and-Red announced its four players that would be sent on loan to Richmond: defender/midfielder Taylor Kemp, midfielder Conor Shanosky, Homegrown forward Michael Seaton and forward Casey Townsend.
Additionally, Kickers defender and Ugandan National Team captain Henry Kalungi went on trial with United during the pre-season and has appeared in a few of its reserve matches.