It was truly a day to unite! D.C. United's "A Day to Unite" event at Pinstripes in Georgetown was a great success thanks to our amazing Season Ticket Holders.
We revealed our primary kit for 2014 complete with a fashion show from the players, had new stadium renderings available to view, hosted a silent auction to benefit United for D.C., enjoyed bowling, bocce, food, and even a photo booth. The afternoon was spent giving our Season Ticket Holders and DCU players a chance to hang out together in a fun and unique setting.
Thank you to all the Season Ticket Holders who made this event so incredible. We are glad you enjoyed meeting this year's team and staff. We are grateful to have the best fans in MLS wearing Black-and-Red! Make sure you tag yourselves in our Facebook album from the photo booth.
The new jersey are on sale now at dcuteamstore.com.
D.C. United was not made aware of Simms' health issues until after the announcement of his retirement. We share the concern of all of Clyde's fans and send our thoughts his way in this tough time.
Clyde Simms gave it all for DCU. From 2005-2011, the talented midfielder made a significant impact with the Black-and-Red. It's a sad day when any player has to retire due to health reasons. We, as a club, would like to thank Clyde for his commitment to and passion for D.C. United and congratulate him on his wonderful and impressive career.
— Andrew Minucci (@AndrewMinucci) February 13, 2014
— NEMM (@hoyanick) February 13, 2014
— Joshua Barbieri (@JoshuaBarbieri) February 14, 2014
— Jonathan Williamson (@JonoWilly) February 14, 2014
— Richmond Kickers (@RichmondKickers) February 13, 2014
Prayers go out to Clyde Simms. A 1st class athlete!! MLS veteran Clyde Simms retiring because of kidney disease http://t.co/7NcSLM6PvL
— Ireton Soccer (@IretonSoccer) February 13, 2014
Want to wish Clyde Simms all the best on his next phase. Man is all class.
— Brian Bilello (@RevsPrez) February 13, 2014
D.C. United Homegrown forward Michael Seaton is currently training with Inter Milan's Primavera, Inter's oldest Academy team comprised of players ages 17-20. Seaton, who was on loan with the Richmond Kickers for most of his first MLS season, looks forward to every opportunity to improve and develop.
Seaton, whose first touch for the First Team resulted in an assist in an international friendly vs. Chivas de Guadalajara, continues to impress and grow in front of his home crowd and hometown. Getting a chance to train with Inter's Academy is another chance for the 17-year-old to hone his skill at a high level.
Check back to dcunited.com soon for a Q&A with Seaton.
It’s been fan-driven since the beginning. Back in June, D.C. United and DC Brau combined forces to give you a delicious golden ale. Then, we turned it over to you to choose a name. Chris Pontius, Dejan Jakovic and Ethan White heard the top conteders, and after a few laughs, the three chose the winner. Since then, Donald Wine's submission of “the Tradition” has been a huge hit.
We heard you all loud-and-clear when you asked for more, and the brewers at DC Brau delivered. You asked for cans, and once again, you have your wish. So, on Monday, we turned it back over to you. After DC Brau chose three can designs, we left it up to you. Since Monday, we have had over 1,000 votes, with the winner running away with over 50% of those votes.
So, without further ado, the winner is…
What a great day! So much DCU love.
Appreciate all those who have welcomed me to @dcunited. Looking ahead to great things for this team next season.
— Sean Franklin (@SFranklin5) December 12, 2013
Loving the moves by @dcunited. Arnaud, Franklin, and Boswell can absolutely improve this team and have an immediate impact
— Eric Joy (@ejoy88) December 12, 2013
— Matthew Eide (@mattheweide) December 12, 2013
— Brian B. (@Gonzo1999) December 12, 2013
— Im_PRETTY_AWESOME!!! (@mightysheetz) December 12, 2013
Arnaud, Franklin, and we're getting Boswell back? Looks like we're getting a 5th MLS cup next season!! @dcunited
— Bruno Fernandez (@Bruno_133) December 12, 2013
— Davin Lassiter (@MisterLassiter) December 12, 2013
— JFer (@Ferbear_) December 12, 2013
— Donald Wine II (@blazindw) December 12, 2013
Sean Franklin and Bobby Boswell...is this Christmas? #DCU
— Matt Sliko (@mattsliko) December 12, 2013
— jake didinsky (@jakedidinsky) December 12, 2013
— Freddy Alexander (@MarcheloUnoDos) December 12, 2013
And we leave you with what everyone is wondering...
— Edward Ted Meyer (@EdwardDMeyer) December 12, 2013
While you were sleeping, the team departed from Jakarta and headed towards Bandung, where they will play their first friendly tomorrow morning (our time). Here are some of the tweets and Instagram posts coming from the squad as they arrived and checked out the view.
— Collin Martin (@martcw12) December 5, 2013
Left Jakarta and just got to Bandung, Indonesia.
— Ethan White (@EthanWhite15) December 5, 2013