D.C. United announced today the club has waived midfielder John DiRaimondo. The 23-year old made eight total appearances for the Black-and-Red during the 2009 season.
After being picked off waivers at the start of the 2009 season, DiRaimondo played and started one game in MLS play. In all competitions, the midfielder played in eight matches (five starts) for a total of 423 minutes.
Washington, D.C. (March 17, 2010) - D.C. United announced today the club has signed defender Lyle Adams to a developmental contract. The centerback joined United on trial at the beginning of the current preseason campaign, after being originally drafted by the club in the 2009 MLS SuperDraft.
“We’re excited to sign Lyle after identifying him at last year’s draft as a player that could help us,” said United General Manager Dave Kasper. “He is a young player with good potential, who will add quality depth to our backline. We look forward to his contributions to the club.”
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Washington, D.C. (March 12, 2010) - D.C. United announced today hip-hop artist and DC native Wale will perform before its home opener on Saturday, April 3 when the team takes on the New England Revolution at RFK Stadium. The performance kicks-off the club’s ‘It Takes More Concert Series,’ which will include pre-game performances by local bands and artists and an element to highlight local community organizations at every 2010 home game.
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D.C. United striker Danny Allsopp has spent less than two weeks with his new team since joining the club's preseason workouts in Bradenton, Fla. on Feb. 11, which would traditionally make him a target for locker-room pranksters looking to enliven the confined, often-monotonous routines of training camp.
"Not yet," he chuckled when asked about such hijinks late last week. "I'm keeping my head down and keeping a low profile, waiting for something."
Thirteen months and two weeks ago, Chris Pontius entered the professional ranks as a first-round SuperDraft selection for D.C. United. Forty matches, 31 starts, eight goals, six assists and two U.S. national team call-ups later, the Cal-Santa Barbara graduate has officially begun his second MLS season, having rejoined his United teammates this week after a second stint with the U.S. squad leading up to last week's international friendly against El Salvador.
Washington, D.C. (18 de febrero de 2010) - D.C. United anunció hoy que el club ha dejado en libertad al portero Milos Kocic. El guardameta fue seleccionado por United en el MLS SuperDraft 2009 y alineó de titular en tres ocasiones la temporada pasada.
“Queremos agradercerle a Milos por sus contribuciones al D.C. United y le deseamos muchísima suerte en el futuro”, dijo el gerente general de United, Dave Kasper.
Washington, D.C. (February 18, 2010) - D.C. United announced today the club has waived goalkeeper Milos Kocic. The netminder was drafted by United in the 2009 MLS SuperDraft and made three League starts for the Black-and-Red last year.
“We would like to thank Milos for his contributions to D.C. United and wish him the best of luck in the future,” said United General Manager Dave Kasper.
Like many metropolitan Washington residents, D.C. United team administrator Francisco Tobar kept a watchful eye on the local weather reports to monitor yet another impending snowstorm slated to wallop the District of Columbia in the middle of last week.
As he watched the storm develop and considered the potential ramifications for United's scheduled departure to Bradenton, Fla. on Wednesday afternoon, Tobar knew he had to alter the imminent travel plans in order for the club to reach its training camp destination on time and avoid a possible delay until the weekend.