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26 October 4:27 pm

MLSsoccer.com announced today that it has created an app for Windows 8 users. The app includes live scores and highlights, plus D.C. United and League news.

Fans can download the app at Microsoft.com

26 October 10:58 am

This season, D.C. United's Team Store at RFK began customizing new or used official team gear with supporters groups logos for free. Just ahead of the 2012 MLS Cup Playoffs, the Team Store has announced that the new Screaming Eagles logo is available.

The Team Store carried a previous version of the logo, but has received an updated look that will be available at upcoming Playoff matches.

NOTES:

  • This offer is available only at the Team Store at RFK Stadium, not online.
  • Barra Brava has opted not to participate in the program. Barra members should contact their leadership for more information.
  • Previously purchased items do not require a receipt, but must be official team gear.

View the full list of participating supporters clubs

23 October 1:28 pm

October has been a good month for D.C. United and San Francisco Giants owner Will Chang. Both of his teams are in the post-season. United clinched a spot on Saturday night and, last night, the San Francisco Giants advanced to the World Series with a 9-0 win over the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 7 of the NLCS. Obviously, he is thrilled. He shares his thoughts below.

What it is like to have both of your teams in the playoffs?

Will Chang: My dream come true will be to bring home an MLS Cup and a World Series Trophy. It is wonderful experience to have one of your teams in the playoffs, but to have two is indeed very special. Both D.C. United and the Giants have overcome many adversities to get into the postseason.

Will Chang holding the 2010 World Series trophy

When DeRo suffered a season ending injury, many people wrote us off. However, something special happened ... each and every player on our team stepped up and started to play better. That’s what championship teams do….they overcome adversity and succeed! The story about the Giants is similar. When Brian Wilson suffered a season ending injury, many wrote us off. Then we lost Melky Cabrera, again, many said our season was doomed. We lost two of our best players, everyone else stepped up and started to play better.

What was your reaction to Lewis Neal’s goal in the 91st minute?

WC: My first reaction was overwhelming delight. I showed it by screaming as loud as I could. Then the feeling of relief came over me, as I realized that this clinched our playoff berth, after several seasons of disappointment. I am so happy that Lewis scored the game-winning goal, too. It was a beautiful goal, but you also have to give credit to Branko who gave Lewis a perfect pass for an assist. I am also happy for Nick who set a club record for most number of goals by a rookie. There are many great players who started their career at D.C. United, so this is a special honor for him.

If, by chance, United and the Giants play at the same time - how do you follow both games?

WC:Fortunately, the World Series and the MLS Cup will not be played at the same time. During the season, if both teams are playing at the same time, I try to watch the D.C. United game in real time and watch the Giants on TiVo later. I try to impose a news blackout so that I preserve the element of surprise and excitement.

The Blackout is coming. Will you be there? Buy tickets

 

22 October 2:05 pm

Following Saturday's important win, DC Mayor Vincent Gray sent a congratulatory tweet to D.C. United for it's berth in the 2012 MLS Cup Playoffs. This year marks United's first post-season appearance since 2007.

 

20 October 11:19 pm

A summary of tweets from players, an owner, and media after clinching a spot in the 2012 MLS Cup Playoffs.

16 October 9:08 am

Head Coach Ben Olsen and ten players visited the Nation's Medical Center

On Monday, October 15, Head Coach Ben Olsen, Mike Chabala, Maicon Santos, Bill Hamid, Daniel Woolard, Stephen King, Josh Wolff, Brandon McDonald, Chris Pontius, Robbie Russell and Joe Willis visited Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD. The group toured the facility and met with wounded warriors.

The players shared their experience via Twitter:

15 October 3:26 pm

D.C. United's mission of "winning championships and serving the community" isn't only for the first team. On Sunday, October 14, D.C. United Academy players, coaches, and parents participated in the Acumen Solution's 8K Race for a Cause in Arlington, VA. The race helped raise money for United for D.C. - the club's charitable arm.

Forty-five players from United's U-14, U-15, and U-16 teams ran with 15 coaches and parent plus the events hundreds of other participants. D.C. United front office staff also participated.

Most of the Academy players were sleepy and chilly at the start of the race (see above), but they warmed up during the run and enjoyed representing the Black-and-Red and a community event.

New Director of Youth Development, Sonny Silooy, finished first among the Academy coaches. And, as the photo on the right suggests, he was pretty happy about it.

15 October 2:00 pm

A lucky fan has won the same watch

Breitling Superocean Chronograph 2000M

For the second year in a row, Lenkersdorfer Fine Jewelers has sponsored dcunited.com's Man of the Match voting. As part of the promotion, Lenkersdorfer generously provides a new Breitling Superocean Chronograph 2000M (retail value: $4,845.00) to both the D.C. United player that wins the most Man of the Match awards and to a fan that voted for Man of the Match and is selected in a random drawing.

PLAYER WINNER

Chris Pontius is having a career season and fans noticed. United's midfield/forward was named Pontius the Lenkersdorfer Fine Jewelers Man of the Match seven times this season. We will be awarded the new Breitling watch before the regular season finale on October 20. MLS Rookie of the Year candidate Nick DeLeon was second with four Man of the Match awards.

FAN WINNER

Chris Pontius isn't the person in the Washington region that will be sporting a new watch on his wrist. Christopher L. from Manassas, VA won the sweepstakes drawing. He'll receive his watch before Saturday's match as well.

10 October 3:25 pm

Players share their love of reading with online students

After training today, Dwayne De Rosario and Perry Kitchen took a moment to participate in an online education event with K12.com. DeRo read “Froggy Plays Soccer” while Perry read “Splat!: The Colorful Cat” to some local students while the session was recorded for online use. Below are photos from the event.

06 October 5:10 pm

A summary of tweets from players after Saturday's match in Toronto. D.C. United defeated Toronto FC 1-0 thanks to Hamdi Salihi's goal in the 88th minute.

YOU TELL US: What did you think of the result?