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05 March 6:09 pm

A highlight from this past weekend's match at Houston was Bill Hamid. The young United keeper made a handful of spectacular saves, including one that he and defender Chris Korb doubled up for. The save earned Hamid a spot among the finalists for the MLS Save of the Week contest. Watch now and then vote for your Save of the Week!

RELATED: Spotlight on Bill Hamid

26 February 10:20 am

At an MLS Jersey Week event last night, a New York Red Bulls fan let everyone know how he/she felt about the Black-and-Red. Weak.

Our supporters, on the other hand, are much more creative.

Exhibit A:

Exhibit B:

Exhibit C:

Oh yeah, remember when United supporters outnumbered New York fans at Red Bull Arena during playoffs last year? Awkward...

19 February 10:47 am

FIFA today announced that Goal-Line Technology (GLT) will be used at both the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup and 2014 FIFA World Cup. A successful trial period at the FIFA Club World Cup and Frank Lampard’s uncounted goal in the 2010 FIFA World Cup were reportedly two big factors in the decision that came down.

"The aim is to use GLT in order to support the match officials and to install a system in all stadia, pending the successful installation, and pre-match referee tests," a FIFA statement communicated.

Last July, Major League Soccer (MLS) entertained the thought of using GLT by the 2013 season, but those tentative plans were scrapped. Back on July 5, 2012, Nelson Rodriguez, executive vice president of competition and game operations, said, “MLS is eager to begin the process toward implementing one of these advancements, but we first need to research the installation, testing, staffing and training required.”

15 February 3:22 pm

D.C. United Managing Partner Jason M. Levien told The Washington Post’s Steven Goff that the club’s leadership is “very hopeful” about the prospect of reaching a deal with Washington, D.C. to build a soccer stadium in the city for the Black-and-Red:

Levien said: “The stars are aligning in a good way for us. We’re working closely with the right people and we feel better about it today than we did three months ago, no question.”

“Interaction with the city has been very positive and very productive,” Levien said. “We’re pushing the right buttons and making things happen in a good way. … There is more than hope. We are very hopeful.”

“We greatly appreciate [Baltimore’s] interest and outreach,” he said, “but our focus is here. Our fans deserve our focus to be here and that is guiding us right now.”

10 February 10:44 am

United captain Dwayne De Rosario takes the positives from the 4-0 rout.

Defender Ethan White marvels at former Maryland teammate Taylor Kemp's finishing skills.

Kemp sets him straight.

Kemp and MLSsoccer.com's Jason Saghini go back and forth on Kemp's two goals.

16-year-old Homegrown product Michael Seaton thinks he should have scored, but likes the result.

Goalkeeper Bill Hamid keeps it short and sweet.

White still loves Hamid's catchphrase.

Homegrown player Conor Shanosky, who went on loan to the Ft. Lauderdale Strikers last year, likes defeating a familiar foe.

03 February 11:44 am

United captain Dwayne De Rosario is catching both fútbol and football today.

DeRo also wonders where all the Baltimore fans are in his feed.

Midfielder Perry Kitchen is taking predictions.

Defender Brandon McDonald's loyalties are split.

Defender Ethan White hopes to make it back to D.C. in time.

 

02 February 3:36 pm

Chris Pontius is happy to return to the District.

United's captain hopes to bring back some warmth to D.C.

Defender Ethan White takes advantage of a free weekend to travel.

2013 SuperDraft selection Taylor Kemp wishes it wasn't so cold in the nation's capital.

Midfielder Nick DeLeon enjoyed his second go-around at pre-season.

Midfielder Perry Kitchen valued his time in Bradenton.

16-year-old Homegrown signing Michael Seaton is happy to be home.

BMac comes home to discover a likely high utilities bill for January.

 

31 January 11:44 am

With the news that Homegrown Player Andy Najar has been transferred to R.S.C. Anderlecht, D.C. United players tweeted their well-wishes.

United captain Dwayne De Rosario:

2012 MLS Best XI selection Chris Pontius:

Fellow United Homegrown products Bill Hamid...:

...and Ethan White:

Midfielder Perry Kitchen:

Defender Brandon McDonald:

Defender Dejan Jakovic:

And fellow former MLSer and Anderlecht teammate Sacha Kljestan:

26 January 9:09 am

Five former Black-and-Red players - Raúl Díaz Arce, Marco Etcheverry, Roy Lassiter, Ben Olsen and Tony Sanneh – were nominated yesterday for the National Soccer Hall of Fame Class of 2013 elections. Olsen, United’s current head coach, and Sanneh are two of five players in the group of 22 nominated in their first year of eligibility.

Voting will continue through February 22, and players who appear on at least 66.7% of ballots will earn election into the Hall of Fame.

Raúl Díaz Arce
Díaz Arce featured for the Black-and-Red for four seasons (1996, 1997, 2000, 2001). The Salvadoran international finished as the Golden Boot runner-up in 1996 with 23 goals en route to helping the club capture the inaugural MLS Cup. United also claimed the 1996 U.S. Open Cup and 1997 Supporters’ Shield with Díaz Arce.

Marco Etcheverry
A three-time MLS Cup winner and one-time MLS Cup MVP, Etcheverry appeared in 191 games (180 starts) for the Black-and-Red for 1996-2003, tallying 34 goals and 101 assists. Etcheverry still holds the club record for his marks in games played and assists.

Roy Lassiter
Lassiter is regarded as one the all-time greats in MLS, with a single-season goal-scoring record set in the 1996 inaugural season to support this claim. Lassiter joined the Black-and-Red for the 1998 and 1999 seasons (and returned in 2002), helping the team to its third MLS Cup in four seasons. The striker suited up for United 67 times (55 starts), tallying 36 goals and 17 assists in the process.

Ben Olsen
Olsen, United’s current head coach, joined the club as a player in 1998 and spent his entire 11-year professional career with the Black-and-Red. The midfielder appeared in 221 games (200 starts), adding 29 goals and 49 assists. The Pennsylvania native is second on the club’s all-time lists for games played (221) and minutes (17,098). Olsen also led the team to two MLS Cup titles (1999, 2004) during his on-field tenure at RFK Stadium.

Tony Sanneh
Sanneh guided D.C. United to two MLS Cups in three seasons, helping the club win titles in 1996 and again in 1997, but falling just short in the final to the Chicago Fire in 1998. The midfielder/defender became the first MLS player to score in back-to-back Cup finals. In total, Sanneh played 71 games (69 starts), collecting 14 goals and 25 assists for the Black-and-Red.

11 December 5:53 pm

MLS announced the 2013 MLS Combine Invite list today. The initial list is comprised of 54 of the top NCAA Division I players from the past season.

Former D.C. United Academy midfielder Uwem Etuk was selected to the list, after a successful collegiate career with West Virginia. Etuk saw time in 75 matches for the Mountaineers, notching eight goals and 18 assists.

In his time with the Academy, Etuk played alongside current United defender Ethan White. Today, White gave a shout out to his former teammate on Twitter: