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
D.C. United today announced that Michael Seaton has been selected to the Jamaica Men’s National Team roster for two upcoming friendlies against Barbados on March 2, and St. Lucia on March 5. Seaton will report to camp on February 28 and return concluding the two friendlies.
D.C. United vs the Charleston Battery will be streamed live on dcunited.com/live on Wednesday, February 26 at 7:30 p.m.
D.C. United today proudly announced that Leidos [NYSE: LDOS], a national security, health and engineering solutions company, is an official sponsor of the Black-and-Red. Leidos, evolved from SAIC, has a 45-year history and is a top employer in the area with more than 6,000 employees in the national capital region.