Q&A: Preparing D.C. United for preseason

David Brauzer and Francisco Tobar talk about team travel and preparation
Q&A: Preparing DCU for preseason

2015 preseason in DC - players about to run

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While most people think of preseason in Florida as a mini-vacation, it’s really quite the opposite. As the team packs and prepares to leave for the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., we caught up with two of the preseason veterans on United’s staff, Equipment Manager David Brazuer and Team Administrator Francisco Tobar, to get an inside look at what actually goes on.

Sunderland AFC visits D.C. United

The MLS and EPL partners enjoyed a week of activities
Sunderland visits DCU

D.C. United welcomed its Barclays Premier League partner Sunderland AFC to Washington, D.C., this week, the first visit since the two clubs announced the formation of their official relationship in August 2014. As part of that agreement, the two clubs share best practices on both the technical and commercial sides of the respective operations.

D.C. United announces 2015 Preseason Roster

The Black-and-Red will train in Florida and Texas before MLS home opener on March 7
DCU announces Preseason Roster

Our City - weight room picture

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D.C. United has announced its preseason roster for the club’s upcoming trip to IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. After two weeks in Florida, the team will then travel to Austin, Texas before completing preseason in Dallas, Texas. For more information on the club’s preseason schedule, click here.

2015 D.C. United Preseason Interview: Miguel Aguilar & Dan Metzger

DCU's two SuperDraft picks prior preseason
WATCH: Aguilar & Metzger

2015 D.C. United Preseason Interview: Ben Olsen

DCU's Head Coach talks preseason, CCL, and our new DP
WATCH: Ben Olsen

D.C. United forward Fabián Espíndola signs Designated Player contract

29-year-old one of four MLS players with at least nine goals from 2011-14
Espíndola signs DP contract

Fabian Espindola warm ups 2014

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D.C. United has announced that forward Fabián Espíndola’s option was extended and he now has Designated Player status. The Argentinian will begin his second season with the Black-and-Red in 2015 following a campaign in which he finished with MLS career highs in goals (11) and assists (9). Per club and League policy, specific terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Media tour with Bill Hamid

United's standout 'keeper makes the media rounds at MLS's media day
Media tour with Hamid

D.C. United's Homegrown 'keeper, and the 2014 MLS GK of the Year, Bill Hamid participated in MLS's two-day media tour this week. The 24-year-old star stirred up quiet a buzz as he made the rounds, which led to ESPN FC's Doug McIntyre calling Hamid the "star of the day."

Well done. See ya tomorrow, Bill!

Social media buzz for Hamid

D.C. United's 2015 MLS SuperDraft in Review

United selects USF product Miguel Aguilar and UMD standout Dan Metzger
Video Review: SuperDraft

It was a busy day for the Black-and-Red in Philadelphia. With a pick in both the first and second round, D.C. United gained depth in the midfield, selecting Miguel Aguilar and Dan Metzger with the 17th and 42nd pick, respectively. Molly Bruh and Monumental Network's Lindsay Simpson recap the day with interviews from Ben Olsen, Dave Kasper, Dan Metzger and Sasho Cirovski.

Q&A: D.C. United's 2015 SuperDraft Pick Miguel Aguilar

"Being able to share this with my family is the greatest feeling"
Q&A: Miguel Aguilar

Today, D.C. United selected Miguel Aguilar, a midfielder out of the University of San Francisco, with the 17th pick of the 2015 MLS SuperDraft. We caught up with the excited, soon-to-be rookie so we could all get to know each other better.

Describe today. Are you at home? What are you doing?
Miguel Aguilar: Yeah, I am home. I am very emotional and very grateful for the opportunity and being able to share this with my family is the greatest feeling. Seeing my mom's reaction when my name was called up is the best thing.

D.C. United makes two selections at 2015 MLS SuperDraft

San Francisco forward Miguel Aguilar, Maryland midfielder Dan Metzger join Black-and-Red
DCU's SuperDraft Selections
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