U.S. Soccer has announced the third-round possible pairings and locations for the 2013 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, the 100th edition of the tournament. D.C. United will face the winner of Richmond Kickers-Icon FC on Tuesday, May 28.
D.C. United today announced that United midfielder Marcelo Saragosa has undergone arthroscopic surgery on his right knee to remove a loose body from the medial joint line. The procedure was performed by Doctor James Gilbert of Metro Orthopedics and Sports Therapy in Silver Spring, Md. Dr. James Gilbert examined Saragosa on Saturday and successfully performed surgery on him on Tuesday. The timeframe of Saragosa’s return is 4-6 weeks.
Robbie Russell announces retirement, heads to Georgetown University Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Program
After a successful 13-year professional career in Major League Soccer and across Europe, veteran defender Robbie Russell announced his retirement today. The 33-year-old will now head to nearby and the internationally-famed Georgetown University’s Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Program.
D.C. United midfielder Chris Pontius on Robbie Russell:
“I just want to congratulate him on a fantastic career, not only is he a great player, but he’s a great person, and that means just as much to me. He has had a fantastic career and a fantastic run, and he will be successful in whatever he does after soccer.”
D.C. United defender Dejan Jakovic:
D.C. United defender Robbie Russell will be retiring from soccer after Sunday’s match to start the next chapter of his life at Georgetown University Medical School. The talented veteran had always planned on attending medical school, but soccer took him on a different route—a route that included Iceland, Denmark, Salt Lake City, and of course, D.C.
Following a 2-1 loss to first place FC Dallas over the weekend, D.C. United will host Sporting Kansas City on Sunday, May 19 at 5:00 p.m. (tickets still available
On Saturday night, amidst fresh young faces, United's veteran captain reached a new milestone.
At first, Kyle Porter answers questions with a sentence or two, but as the conversation flows, he begins to open up more. A sort of metaphor for his rapid rise with D.C. United, Porter is beginning to break out for the Black-and-Red’s attacking corps. Stepping in for 2012 Rookie of the Year runner-up Nick DeLeon is no small feat, but Porter has exceeded expectations. The winger almost scored his first career goals against the Columbus Crew on 3/27 – this strike was called back – and on 4/27 – this shot almost sneaked in on the near side, but hit the post.
Last season, D.C United captain Dwayne De Rosario joined an elite group of goal scorers when he notched his 100th career MLS goal, and last night, he added to his resume. The talented midfielder scored his 101st goal in dramatic fashion against FC Dallas, tying MLS great Taylor Twellman for 6th most goals all time.