D.C. United faces the Sounders this Saturday at 5:00 p.m. Watch the action live at dcunited.com/live.
D.C. United has announced that Mike Schoenbrun has been named the club’s Chief Revenue Officer. Schoenbrun, who joined D.C. United in January 2013 as Vice President of Development and Partnerships, takes charge of all media, marketing and commercial revenues, including retail, sponsorship, corporate partnerships and ticket sales.
D.C. United today announced that the club will partake in a double header on June 7 as a part of Road to Brazil, a seven game event across the United States just days prior to the FIFA World Cup, and will take on the Columbus Crew following Spain vs. El Salvador. The regular season match against the Crew, which was originally scheduled for 7 p.m. EST at RFK Stadium, will now be the second leg of the double header as Spain and El Salvador will play first at FedEx Field, with the Black-and-Red taking the field immediately after. Times of the games will be announced at a later date.
Today, D.C. United and affiliate team the Richmond Kickers announced the first three players to report to the USL Pro side. As part of the extended partnership, in 2014 D.C. United will send a minimum of four players to Richmond. The first three reports will be Joe Willis, Collin Martin, and Christiano Francois.
The best teams know how to win. Sometimes those teams aren’t the best that day, but still pull out the W; that is the lesson assistant coach Chad Ashton hopes D.C. United has learned from last night’s tie.
“We had a chance to finish the game off with a chance or two, we don’t put it away, and end up making a mistake or two at the back and giving away the equalizer,” Ashton recalled. “That’s a bit of a bummer. If here is where we have to learn that lesson and figure out how to see out a game, then now is the time.”
MLS veteran and Davy Arnaud came in strong in the second half versus Charleston. The midfielder, an expected leader for the Black-and-Red, notched one goal and set up an additional couple of dangerous plays. On a cold and rainy night in Charleston a small mistake led to a draw, but a 1-1 record in the Carolina Challenge Cup is enough for a chance at the Championship.
On a rainy day in Charleston, S.C., the Black-and-Red took the field with a new starting XI and battled the Charleston Battery to a 1-1 tie.
Tune in tonight at 7:30 p.m. for D.C. United vs Charleston Batter, live at dcunited.com/live