Atlantic Cup carries extra meaning for DC United

New faces abound for DC, but rivalry vs. New York still fierce
Atlantic Cup renewed

WASHINGTON – Thursday night’s edition of the Atlantic Cup will provide the first taste of the DC-New York rivalry for a number of United’s new faces. (8 pm ET, ESPN2, ESPN Deportes)

Offseason additions who have seen plenty of action like Charlie Davies, Josh Wolff and Dax McCarty are all almost certain to be in the starting lineup against the Red Bulls. They’ll get a chance to be involved in one of the league’s fiercest rivalries.

It’s been a point of discussion through this abbreviated week of training in DC.

Arena believes RSL have shot to join, one-up DC

Galaxy coach won CONCACAF with United in '98, says is this bigger
Arena: RSL can one-up DC

Marco Etcheverry, Bruce Arena, John Harkes

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CARSON, Calif. – In the early days of Major League Soccer, Bruce Arena’s D.C. United squads set the standard around the league.

Not only did DC claim the first two MLS Cups, but Arena’s team also piled up a meaningful international title. D.C. United were the first MLS team to win a CONCACAF championship, claiming the 1998 Champions' Cup with a victory over Toluca.

Estadio RFK se viste de “verde” para el partido contra NY

RFK se viste de “verde”

Washington, D.C. (20 de abril, 2011) - D.C. United anunció que mediante una sociedad con la organización MLS W.O.R.K.S., el club continuará apoyando varias iniciativas “verdes” de la comunidad este jueves 21 de abril durante el partido Nueva York Red Bulls, así como el día siguiente, el viernes 22.

United anunció que la empresa Bonneville Environmental Foundation cubrirá los gastos de la electricidad del Estadio RFK del partido de este jueves frente a Nueva York, que será televisado a nivel nacional por la cadena ESPN2 a las 8:00 p.m. (hora del Este).

RFK Stadium goes green for Red Bull contest on April 21

MLS W.O.R.K.S. and Bonneville Environmental Foundation assist Earth Day initiatives
RFK Stadium goes green 4/21

Washington, D.C. (April 20, 2011) - D.C. United announced today that via a partnership with MLS W.O.R.K.S., the club will continue to serve the community by participating in multiple green initiatives on Thursday, April 21 during the regular season contest with New York Red Bulls, as well as on Friday, April 22.

D.C. United Player Appearances: April 21

Player Appearances: April 21

Washington, D.C. (April 20, 2011) - D.C. United midfielder Conor Shanosky will be making an appearance at the D.C. United Spring Break Camp this Thursday, April 21 taking place at The Burke School. Shanosky will be there from 10:30 a.m. until 12 p.m.

Player/Jugador: Conor Shanosky
What/Qué: D.C. United Spring Break Camp
When/Cuándo: Thursday, April 21; 10:30-12:00 p.m.
Where/Dónde: The Burke School

Climbing the Ladder: How MLS teams rank by age

As league gets younger, win-now Red Bulls reign as oldest team
Climbing the Ladder: Age

Over the years, looking at the MLS average age can explain quite a bit of the league’s history: consistent from 1996 to 2001, dropping in 2002 after
contraction and rising upon expansion and the introduction of the Designated Player rule.

Now for the second straight season, the league’s average age is
poised to drop as Home Grown players grow in influence and younger foreign stars are more easily signed.

D.C. United academy team ready for Ajax tourney

Well-traveled squad faces third trip abroad inside of a year
DC academy to Holland

WASHINGTON – As D.C. United prepare to battle archrivals New York in league play this week, one of their youth teams will head abroad to represent MLS and US Soccer.

DC’s academy leaves Wednesday for Amsterdam and this weekend’s AEGON Future Cup 2011, a U-17 tournament hosted by famed Dutch club Ajax. The tournament runs Saturday through Monday.

After making two international trips in 2010 to mixed results, DC youth coach Roberto da Silva is looking to improve on this latest trip outside the United States.

VIDEO: ESPN2 Match Preview

A complete preview of the DC vs NY match on ESPN2
ESPN2 Match Preview

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Olsen visitó los estudios de Radio América

DT compartió con los colegas de "La Mesa Redonda del Fútbol"
Olsen visitó los estudios de

El director técnico capitalino Ben Olsen visitó los estudios de Radio América en Wheaton, Maryland, el martes 19 de abril. Olsen compartió por un espacio de hora y media con los anfitriones del popular programa deportivo "La Mesa Redonda del Fútbol" que se transmite de 5-7pm de lunes a viernes. Fue un programa especial en donde el míster capitalino respondió a las preguntas de los comentaristas y también a las inquietudes de los aficionados.

VIDEO: Lunch with Lindsay

Charlie Davies shares his comeback story with NBC4's Lindsay Czarniak
Lunch with Lindsay & CD9
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