D.C. United, Comcast SportsNet expand television schedule


D.C. United, Comcast SportsNet expand television schedule

D.C. United and Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic have added five League fixtures to the clubs regional television schedule. United games at Sporting Kansas City (August 11), at Real Salt Lake (September 1), at Portland (September 29) and at Toronto FC (October 6) will now air live on Comcast SportsNet. The regular season home finale vs. the Columbus Crew is now planned for air on CSN Plus (CSN). The additions result in a total of 21 games broadcast by the clubs regional television partner.

Comcast SportsNets 2012 coverage of D.C. United remains prominently featured on the networks full lineup of daily news and entertainment programs, including SportsTalk Live and Geico SportsNet Central. You can also find complete and expanded coverage of United right here on CSNwashington.com

Uniteds updated broadcasting schedule may be found at dcunited.comschedule.

Don't forget to catch encore presentations of five memorable D.C. United matches from July 30 to August 3 as a part of D.C. United Goalapalooza. The special five-game series will feature virtuoso goal-scoring performances from some of the biggest names spanning the 17-year history of the Black-and-Red.

D.C. United edges Vancouver on controversial penalty

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D.C. United edges Vancouver on controversial penalty

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Lamar Neagle scored on a penalty kick in the 61st minute and D.C. United beat the Vancouver Whitecaps 1-0 on Saturday to snap a three-game losing streak.

The penalty was awarded after defender Kendall Waston was called for hauling down Jose Ortiz in the box. The B.C. Place Stadium fans voiced their displeasure when replays showed Waston barely touched Ortiz.

Neagle sent the ball into the top corner for his sixth goal of the season. United improved to 4-6-2.

The Whitecaps (5-6-1) had a chance to tie it in extra time. Vancouver was awarded a penalty kick following a collision between United goalkeeper Bill Hamid and Vancouver's Brek Shea. Cristian Techera took the shot, but hit the post.

Barron Trump plays soccer with D.C. United players at Easter Egg Roll

Barron Trump plays soccer with D.C. United players at Easter Egg Roll

D.C. United participated at the annual White House Easter Egg Roll on Monday at the invite of event organizers.

Throughout the day, the select players on hand played soccer with the children present.

And one of them was Barron Trump, the 11-year-old son of President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump.

While there, United forward Patrick Mullins and midfielders Julian Buescher and Marcelo Sarvas all received an unscheduled invitation to meet Barron in the White House, where they talked soccer and even kicked around the ball. Sarvas' eldest son, who is around Barron's age, and Talon, the United mascot, also played.

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“He was very knowledgeable about soccer, knew about D.C. United and was interested to know more,” Mullins told the Washington Post. “Little kid to have a passion for the game and to be knowledgeable and have a conversation with us, it makes me feel good about kids growing up playing the game.”

At some point during the day, 94.7 Fresh FM’s Dana McKay tweeted a photo of Barron outside the White House playing soccer in an Arsenal jersey.

According to the Post, Barron received a D.C. United soccer ball that was signed by the players and personalized with a message welcoming him to Washington. He also has an open invitation from the team to visit with them.

Barron currently lives in New York City with his mother.