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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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