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United Watch Archive: July 2013

  • Jason Levien, Ben Olsen discuss D.C. United's $300M stadium plan

    One year after Jason Levien and Erick Thohir joined Will Chang in D.C. United's ownership group, the team and D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray announced plans Thursday for a $300 million soccer-specific stadium at Buzzard Point in Southwest. Only so much of the post-news conference availability with Levien and United coach Ben Olsen could make it in, however, so here's the full transcript. Published July 26 2013

  • Conor Doyle loan continues D.C. United youth movement

    With the acquisition of Conor Doyle on loan Thursday, D.C. United made the striker the fourth new face added to the locker room since July began. The common denominator? They're all younger than 25, and they're all American. Published July 18 2013

  • Ben Olsen discusses trading Brandon McDonald to Real Salt Lake

    D.C. United on Wednesday continued their midseason roster shakeup, trading veteran center back Brandon McDonald to Real Salt Lake for a third-round pick in 2014 and a conditional selection in 2015. Published July 17 2013

  • Interview outtakes: Sonny Silooy

    D.C. United's youth academy produced its sixth homegrown player this week, with Collin Martin following in the footsteps of Andy Najar, Bill Hamid, Conor Shanosky, Ethan White and Michael Seaton. In a lucky coincidence, I happened to have a story scheduled for Thursday profiling the man in charge of United's youth development, ex-Ajax star and Dutch international Sonny Silooy. Published July 11 2013

  • Hello Luis Silva, Collin Martin, goodbye Alain Rochat: Breaking down D.C. United's busy day

    D.C. United made three moves Tuesday, acquiring playmaker Luis Silva from Toronto FC for allocation money, signing academy product Collin Martin to a professional deal and reportedly selling defender Alain Rochat to Swiss club BSC Young Boys. Published July 9 2013