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:

06 December 8:41 pm

Having trouble with gift ideas for the special soccer fan in your life? No matter who you're shopping for, we've got you covered.

Gifts for Him:

2012/2013 Authentic Long Sleeve Jersey - Long sleeves make this jersey the perfect gear for spring soccer, and the D.C. United fan in your life. The slim fit jersey comes in both traditional home black and a white away option. Please note that jerseys customized with a player's name and number can not be exchanged or returned for any reason.

Long Sleeve Training Tee - Train like the pros all offseason with a new long sleeve training top from adidas.

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Gifts for Her:

2012/2013 Authentic Long Sleeve Jersey - The slim fit design makes this jersey ideal for female fans. With long sleeves, it makes for a great way to support the Black-and-Red in any weather. Authentic jerseys come in both traditional home black and a white away option. Please note that jerseys customized with a player's name and number can not be exchanged or returned for any reason.

Scrunch Neck Hoodie - Stay warm in this officially licensed women's pullover from adidas.

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Gifts for Kids:

Knit Hat & Gloves - Toddler Set- Whether you are watching a soccer game, or playing in the snow, keep the little ones warm with this matching D.C. United hat and glove set. Jackets and other outdoor gear are also available for young D.C. United fans.

Youth T-shirts- The Team Store carries sizes for kids of all ages, from infant up. Now at the lowest prices of the season, choose from one of eight t-shirt designs for the kids.

My First Cap & Tee - The tradition continues. Have you recently welcomed a new member of the family? Get them ready for the 2013 season with this onesie and cap set.

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Gifts for Everyone:

D.C. United Holiday Pack - The Holiday Pack comes complete with the top four matches of the year (2013 home opener, LA Galaxy, New York Red Bulls, 2013 regular season home finale/Fan Appreciation Night) and one D.C. United ornament for each seat purchased. Supplies are limited and this pack is only available until Monday, December 17.

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Holiday theme gifts - From wrapping paper to ornaments to hats, the D.C. United Team Store has you covered for all of your holiday themed gifts.

In order to guarantee delivery by December 24, products ordered from the D.C. United Team Store must be ordered by: December 19 (ground shipping), December 20 (two-day air), December 21 (overnight)

06 December 5:38 pm

Congratulations to the D.C. United U-16 Development Academy who will go into their winter break as the number one team in the nation. The Academy is the only division leader who boasts an undefeated record over the first 13 matches. With a 2.69 points per game average, they also lead their age-group in goals. 15 year old Gerson Umana, sits atop the individual standings with 11 goals on the season. 

The US Development Academy season starts in September and goes through the following June. The winter break falls between December and March.

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29 November 5:41 pm

Give the gift of soccer this holiday season!

Holiday shopping can be a hassle. Avoid crowds and stress by shopping with D.C. United. We have great gifts for your family, someone special, or if you want to treat yourself.

Gift certificates: If you would like to give someone tickets to a D.C. United match, but are not sure of his/her schedule, consider buying a ticket plan gift certificate. Our ticket plans range from 18 matches to 4 matches and are perfect for all types of soccer fans. Contact our Customer Service Team to order a gift certificate. Call 202-587-5467 to send a message to dcucustomerservice@dcunited.com

Gift pack: The holiday pack includes four of the biggest matches of the 2013 season, and a D.C. United ornament. More information

Contact our Customer Service Team and we can help you create a gift pack you wrap up as a present. (Buy some D.C. United gift wrap in the Team Store to make it extra special.) Call 202-587-5467 to send a message to dcucustomerservice@dcunited.com

RELATED: D.C. United holiday gear, ornaments, and more at dcuteamstore.com

26 November 5:01 pm

Today, the Canadian Soccer Association announced the list of nominees for the BMO Canadian Players of the Year Award. Among the list was D.C. United midfielder Dwayne De Rosario. The award will be voted on by Canadian media and coaches.

De Rosario appeared in five matches for the Canadian National Team in 2012, notching one goal, a game-winner over Panama in World Cup Qualifying. With 71 total appearances and 20 goals, De Rosario is Canada's all-time leading goal scorer.

2012 BMO Canadian Player of the Year nominees:

  • Patrice Bernier | CAN / Impact Montréal / Brossard, QC
  • Julian de Guzman | USA / FC Dallas / Scarborough, ON
  • Dwayne De Rosario | USA / DC United | Scarborough, ON
  • André Hainault | USA / Houston Dynamo | Hudson, QC
  • Lars Hirschfeld | NOR / Vålerenga Fotball | Edmonton, AB
  • Atiba Hutchinson | NED / PSV Eindhoven | Brampton, ON
  • Kevin McKenna | GER / FC Köln | Calgary, AB
  • Olivier Occean | GER / Eintracht Frankfurt | Brossard, QC
  • other selection/ autre

Read the full release.

21 November 11:21 am

On the heels of the announcement that D.C. United and midfielder Branko Boskovic would part ways, fans of the club took to Twitter to share their gratitude for all that the Montenegrin has done for the Black-and-Red.

19 November 3:11 pm

DC Mayor Vincent C. Gray has been a vocal supporter of D.C. United during the 2012 MLS Cup Playoff run. Today, he congratulated the team on a successful season.

19 November 1:25 pm

Major League Soccer today announced that Chicago Fire defender Austin Berry is the 2012 MLS Rookie of the Year. D.C. United midfielder Nick DeLeon finished second in the voting.

DeLeon played in 28 matches (25 starts) is his first professional season and broke the club's rookie goal-scoring record with six goals. The talented winger also scored two goals in four matches during the 2012 MLS Cup Playoffs.

DeLeon is United's fourth consecutive MLS Rookie of the Year finalist. He is the third player to come in second (Pontius - 2009, Kitchen - 2011). Andy Najar won the award in 2010.

Below is a breakdown of the voting:

Austin Berry (CHI) 51.79 56.92 31.96 140.67
Nick DeLeon (DC) 25 26.15 22.68 73.83
Darren Mattocks (VAN) 7.14 4.62 14.43 26.19
Luis Silva (TOR) 10.71 1.54 7.22 18.93
Connor Lade (NY) 0 1.54 7.22 8.76
19 November 12:00 pm
17 November 3:19 pm

Campers at the Dero Development and Power Training camp in Ontario are cheering for United

D.C. United captain Dwayne De Rosario holds soccer clinics in Toronto throughout the year. Players at a recent camp sent in the above mobile phone video wishing DeRo good luck ahead of Sunday's decisive Eastern Conference Final match. Learn more on DeRoUnited.com