D.C. United owner Will Chang announced today that Erick Thohir and Jason Levien would be joining him as managing partners of the club.
Levien, a local guy and Georgetown University graduate, was a lawyer before founding LSRI, a company that invests in sports and media properties. Outside of soccer, Levien is a co-owner of the NBA's Philadelphia 76ers. He also has close ties to the Monumental Sports and Entertainment group, the owners of three D.C. sports franchises: the Wizards (NBA), Capitals (NHL) and Mystics (WNBA).
Thohir, a media entrepreneur from Indonesia, hopes to make D.C. United a globally recognized soccer club and brand. Already a major player in the sports world, Thohir helped lead recent efforts that brought the L.A. Galaxy and AC Milan to compete against the Indonesian National Team. Along with Levien, Thohir is a co-owner of the 76ers and the founder of the ASEAN Basketball League. This summer, Thohir will also serve as the Vice President of the Indonesian Olympic Committee and as its Chief Mission for the 2012 Olympic Games.
"I'm proud to introduce Erick and Jason as my partners. I believe that I've found the perfect people to team with, and I am excited about the future of D.C. United, said Chang as he introduced his newest co-owners.
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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.
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WASHINGTON -- Lloyd Sam and Luciano Acosta scored in the second half in D.C. United's 2-1 victory over NYCFC on Saturday.
After going scoreless in the first three matches of the season, D.C. United (2-2-1) has scored two goals in each of the last two.
In the 53rd minute, Lloyd stole the ball from defender Frederic Brillant deep in NYCFC's half and fired the ball from near the penalty spot past the sliding Johnson. Sam's first goal this season came in his 100th MLS start.
Acosta scored his second goal this season in the 73rd minute via a rebound. He passed to Sam, whose shot was blocked by Johnson back to Acosta for an easy score.
Bill Hamid made a terrific double-save for United in the 82nd minute, but two minutes later, NYCFC's Thomas McNamara sent a cross to David Villa, who scored his third of the season.
NYCFC (2-2-1) dominated possession and outshot United 15-12, with both teams putting six shots on target. NYCFC beat United 4-0 on March 12.