Congratulations to D.C. United fan Joshua who won the 2013 #MLSPumpkin Contest! We are all proud!
— Major League Soccer (@MLS) October 31, 2013
How long did that take?
Joshua: I believe I have 7-8 hours on it.
What made you roll with and USOC themed pumpkin?
J: My wife said I should do something different, and asked about the USOC trophy DCU had just won, and said I should use that as the theme.
How excited are you that you won?
J: I could not believe it when the MLS representative contacted me. I had looked at the other entries as they were being posted on twitter. The more I looked, the more anxious I got. I'm just glad that a D.C. United based pumpkin won something else this year!
Is your profession art-based?< That is a pretty awesome Pumpkin and I could never do that!
J: My profession is not art based. This was my first "fancy" pumpkin that I have ever done. It turned out so well my wife asked me to do a minion pumpkin for her. (See Below)
Have people been Tweeting at you?
J: Yes! I am amazed at random people Retweeting me, Tweeting to me, and I even gained a few followers. One in particular is a huge RSL fan, and said it burned him to see the DCU themed USOC pumpkin, as he was at the game. He has, however, been very kind in complementing my entry. I also got compliments from Nick DeLeon and Chris Pontius as well!
Through a rough season, the Black-and-Red Faithful supported the club with unrivaled passion and dedication. We thank you all for wearing the crest with pride and supporting us on the field and in the community. Without your help in our Open Cup run this season, we could never have lifted our 13th trophy, together, as one. Thank you for your continued encouragement and steadfast support in 2013.
With the 2013 season coming to a close, Monumental FC pulled together its "Best Of" from the show's inaugural season. Enjoy!
On Tuesday, October 22, Outback Steakhouse in Springfield is going Black-and-Red. Our 2013 U.S. Open Cup Trophy Tour is in full-swing, and continues at Outback’s Springfield location from 6:30-8 p.m. Outback will not only play host to our 13th trophy that evening, but will also serve our community through their “Give Back Night.” Everyone at Outback for the Trophy Tour will be giving back to United for D.C., as Outback will donate 10% of the check from our faithful fans to our charitable arm. Simply wear your D.C. United gear or mention D.C. United to your server to participate.
Dave Johnson caught up with Lewis Neal, D.C. United midfielder and U.S. Open Cup hero, then checked out Barra Brava Mini Golf, benefiting United for D.C. and Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Last night, the U.S. Open Cup Trophy Tour continued at the Verizon Center. Most of the Black-and-Red showed up to support the Caps, and CSN caught up with Perry Kitchen during the first intermission. Check out the interview above.
22-year-old Homegrown goalkeeper Bill Hamid opens up to CSN Washington about his development, career aspirations, faith and family. A must-see, behind-the-scenes look at the star who puts his body on the line everyday for the Black-and-Red.
Dave Johnson and Monumental FC look at KeepDCUnited.org's dedication to the Black-and-Red and keeping its team in the District. Then, we go on a journey back to the Open Cup Final, following the team from warm ups to the celebration. This is a must-see video. Make sure you take a look.
Jared Jeffrey put D.C. United up 1-0 over Toronto FC last weekend with a perfectly-placed, long-range curler. The MLS rookie calmly cut the ball onto his left foot, looked up, and put the ball away. Even though United couldn't hold onto the lead, Jeffrey won MLS Goal of the Week for his strike. Congratulations Jared!
After a special and well-deserved U.S. Open Cup victory, Head Coach Ben Olsen chatted with Elliot in the Morning about the magic of that night.