D.C. United spent the ninth day of the "10 Days of Giving" campaign by heading to Capitol Hill for Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton's Annual Holiday Party for disadvantaged youth. D.C. United staff and supporters entertained the guests, served lunch, and provided resources to make the party possible. This was the Black-and-Red's fifth consecutive year of participation in the event. Representatives from DC public schools and non-profit organizations were also in attendance.
U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team head coach Thomas Rongen has finalized a 25-player roster for the upcoming training camp to be held from Jan. 2-13 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
Fourteen players return from the team’s most recent training camp that included a pair of wins against Canada in Sunrise, Fla., including Joe Gyau, who netted three goals in the Dec. 18 game versus Canada.
Bob Bradley isn't the only American coach holding a January camp. U-20 manager Thomas Rongen on Wednesday called 25 players into a 12-day training session, held from January 2-13 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Washington, D.C. – Tras el anuncio sobre un estudio de la ciudad de Baltimore sobre la posible construcción de un estadio de fútbol para el D.C. United en dicha ciudad, el Presidente del club Kevin Payne hizo el siguiente comentario:
Washington, D.C. – Following the release of a soccer stadium feasibility study by the City of Baltimore, D.C. United President and CEO Kevin Payne issued the following statement:
Washington, D.C. – D.C. United anunció hoy que el joven mediocampista hondureño Andy Najar ha firmado un nuevo contrato con el club capitalino. Por política del club y la MLS, los términos del nuevo pacto no fueron divulgados.
“Andy tuvo una brillante temporada como novato y es uno de los jugadores con mayor promesa en la Liga”, dijo el Gerente General Dave Kasper. “Una de nuestras mayores prioridades era de renovar el contrato de Andy para reconocer sus contribuciones y a la misma vez asegurar su futuro con D.C. United”.
El portero canadiense Pat Onstad anunció su retiro el martes después de ocho años en la MLS, cinco de los cuales jugó para el Houston Dynamo, equipo con el cual ganó dos títulos consecutivos de la liga. El experimentado portero se unirá al cuerpo técnico de D.C. United luego de aceptar una propuesta por parte del club capitalino.
“Pat ha sido una parte clave para nuestro club durante las últimas cinco temporadas”, dijo el presidente del Dynamo Chris Canetti. “Él será siempre recordado y respetado por nuestra afición y nuestra organización”.
One of the preeminent figures of Major League Soccer goalkeeping called it a career on Tuesday, as longtime San Jose Earthquakes and Houston Dynamo stalwart Pat Onstad announced his retirement after seven seasons in the league.
Onstad, who will turn 43 next month, will join the D.C. United coaching staff as the goalkeepers coach. The Dynamo did not pick up the option on Onstad’s contract following the 2010 season, and no MLS team took a shot on the three-time MLS Cup winner in the ensuing Re-Entry Draft.
Bob Bradley called a young, inexperienced group of 24 players to participate in the three-week January camp that concludes on with a friendly against Chile on Jan. 22. The group averages just a shade over 23-years-old, and half are seeking their first caps. So just who are these guys?
Dominic Cervi (Glasgow Celtic) - The towering netminder is trapped behind Lukasz Zaluska and Fraser Forster at Celtic and is now on loan at Dundee. Will a half against Chile help him catch the eye of another club?
At the end of a season with few bright spots, D.C. United have a long list of things to do in an effort to return to their winning ways.
United checked off one of the important tasks of the offseason on Tuesday, inking talented 17-year-old midfielder and MLS Rookie of the Year Andy Najar to a multi-year deal.