US National Team
D.C. United: When did they tell you that you were going to get the start?
Steven Birnbaum: I had been practicing with the starting lineup for a couple days leading up to the game, so I had an idea that it was a possibility. Then, the day before, they let me know.
D.C. United Academy player Eryk Williamson (Alexandria, Va.; Arlington Soccer Association) has been named to the U.S. Under-18 Men’s National Team. Head Coach Javier Perez’s 20-player roster for the 2015 Copa Chivas Tournament in Guadalajara, Mexico. Williamson will join with the U.S. team after participating as a guest player in D.C. United’s preseason camp in Bradenton, Fla.
"Perry [Kitchen] and Steven [Birnbaum] are talented, young American players with bright futures. Perry has been an integral member of D.C. United for four years, and Steve had an impressive rookie season last year.
D.C. United has announced that midfielder Perry Kitchen and defender Steven Birnbaum have been called up to the U.S. Men's National Team camp which will take place in Carson, Calif., and Santiago, Chile, from Jan. 12-Feb. 8. The Men's National Team will play international friendlies against Chile on Jan. 28 in Santiago, Chile, and Panama on Feb. 8 in Carson, Calif.
D.C. United has announced that Homegrown goalkeeper Bill Hamid has been selected to the U.S. Men’s National Team roster for the international friendlies against Colombia on November 14 in London, England, and against and Ireland on November 18 in Dublin, Ireland.
D.C. United has announced that Homegrown goalkeeper Bill Hamid has been selected to the U.S. Men’s National Team roster for the international friendly vs. Ecuador on October 10 at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Conn. Hamid will fly to Houston, Texas, after the match and be available for selection for United’s match against the Houston Dynamo on Sunday, Oct. 12.
The 2014 CONCACAF Women’s Championship, which will qualify three teams for the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup, will be played in four host cities in the United States: Chicago, Kansas City, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.
Mayor Vincent C. Gray along with the DowntownDC BID, Events DC, D.C. United, DC Water, Akridge, Pepco and CBS 94.7 will host a Viewing Party of the USA vs. Belgium World Cup match on a large screen on Freedom Plaza. The event is FREE and open to the public. Blankets and lawn chairs are permitted. No alcohol is permitted at Freedom Plaza.
Tommy McFly and Kelly Collis from the Tommy Show on 94.7 Fresh FM will serve as emcees for the pre-game kickoff.
DC Water will host water stations throughout the event.
D.C. United and Leidos' World Cup Watch Party at Reston Town Center Recap
Fans react to the goals and 2-2 draw between USA and Portugal