Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton's Holiday Party for disadvantaged youth

Day 9 of the club's 10 Days of Giving
Del. Norton's Holiday Party

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.

Conor Shanosky and Ethan White called in to U-20 Men's National Team

U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team head coach Thomas Rongen has finalized a 25-player roster
Shanosky & White to U-20s

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.

Agudelo, Shanosky called for Rongen's U-20 camp

Bayern Munich's Huerzeler also set to suit up for January session
US U-20 call ups made

Juan Agudelo scored on his USMNT debut.

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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.

Comentario del D.C. United

Presidente del club hace declaración tras el anuncio de un studio sobre la construcción de un n
Comentario del United

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:

Response to stadium feasibility study by City of Baltimore

President and CEO speaks following release of stadium feasibility study by City of Baltimore
Response to stadium study

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:

Andy Najar renueva su contrato con D.C. United

Conjunto capitalino retiene los servicios del Novato del Año
Najar renueva contrato


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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”.

Pat Onstad anuncia su retiro de las canchas

El arquero del Dynamo se unirá al cuerpo técnico de D.C. United
Onstad se retira

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”.

Onstad retires, will take DC coaching spot

Longtime Dynamo veteran joins United as goalkeepers coach
Veteran Onstad retires

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.

Breaking down the USMNT call ups looks at the roster ahead of Jan. 22 friendly
USMNT call ups

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?

DC sign top rookie Najar to multi-year deal

Playmaker a proud face of United's Academy system
DCU ink Najar to deal

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.

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