WASHINGTON, DC (January 21, 2009) – D.C. United announced today the club has re-signed forward Francis Doe. The Liberian striker will return to United on loan after scoring seven goals in 19 appearances in all competitions. Per team and League policy, terms of the deal will not be released.
“Francis made a lot of progress during the second half of the 2008 season and we’re excited to have him back in 2009,” said United General Manager Dave Kasper. “We look forward to having him in for a full pre-season of work, and we expect that he will compete for a starting position this season.”
Doe joined United on April 22, 2008 after a short trial, and by the end of the season provided a consistent attacking threat off the bench. He providing much needed depth on United’s injury-depleted roster, making 19 appearances (11 starts) and scoring seven goals in all competitions. In League play, he tallied two goals in 12 matches (four starts).
His strong play towards the end of the 2008 campaign was accompanied by a couple of call-ups to the Liberia National Team for 2010 World Cup qualifiers. In total he has represented his home country eight times, including qualifying for the 2006 World Cup and the 2008 African Cup of Nations, where he netted two goals in the latter competition.
Catch Doe in action by purchasing tickets to the home opener on March 28 at RFK Stadium. Tickets are also currently available as part of D.C. United ticket packages including full season, half season and flex ticket plans. Upscale seating for full season plans – either club section, private or semi-private boxes, or field level seating – is also available and includes premium services such as meal service, complimentary parking and VIP access. Youth discounted pricing remains an option for United full season, half season and flex ticket packages. Individual game tickets will go on sale at a later date on ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster outlets. A Winter 4-pack, featuring four tickets to the home opener, as well as limited edition D.C. United knit hat, scarf and gloves, is also currently available at dcunited.com.