Chris Pontius was named Lenkersdorfer Fine Jewelers Man of the Match for Matchday 10 of the MLS Regular Season today based on fan voting conducted on dcunited.com. Pontius' second half penalty kick for the Black-and-Red equalized the match and led to the 1-1 tie against the Colorado Rapids.
Bid now to win his autographed, game-worn jersey.
Washington, D.C. (May 16, 2011) - D.C. United announced today that Branko Bošković has undergone successful surgery to repair a torn left Anterior Cruciate Ligament. The procedure was performed by Doctor James Gilbert of Metro Orthopedics and Sports Therapy in Silver Spring, Md. The Montenegrin National Team player suffered the injury on April 26 in a Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup play-in match against the New England Revolution.
DC United (3-0-0) remained unbeaten in MLS Reserve League play on Monday, edging Philadelphia Union (1-1-0) by a score of 1-0 at Chester Park. The visitors received a 43rd minute goal from Brandon Barklage off a corner kick and held the Union scoreless throughout.
The first scoring chance of the match came in the opening minutes when Blake Brettschneider broke free on goal, but the 22-year-old forward’s shot slid wide right of the far post.
D.C. UNITED HEAD COACH BEN OLSEN
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D.C. United announced today that in conjunction with AFC Ajax and the Royal Netherlands Embassy, the club will host a youth clinic on May 20 at 2:00 p.m. Between 60 and 80 elementary school children from United Soccer Club will participate in this 90-minute session at D.C. United’s training facility adjacent to RFK Stadium. Supported by D.C. United presenting partner Volkswagen and Ajax’s lead sponsor AEGON, the clinic will be attended by Dutch Ambassador Renée Jones-Bos.