Dwayne De Rosario posted the above photo to his instagram today. There are four MLS greats in this picture, and between them, there are 404 MLS goals to date. Hall of Tradition inductee Jaime Moreno has an MLS second-best 133 goals, Black-and-Red Captain Dwayne De Rosario has 103 tallies, DCU forward and Guatemalan standout Carlos Ruiz has recorded 88 goals, while United assistant coach and former MLS and U.S. National Team forward Josh Wolff has found the net 80 times in MLS. Have you ever seen a picture of MLS players, past or present, with more than 404 combined tallies?
Ahead of Sunday's match against Chivas USA, we're throwing it back to Luis Silva and Carlos Alvarez as teenagers. The two attended Bishop Salesian High in Los Angeles together, where Silva won Offensive Player of the Year in 2007.
More good news for Andrew Dykstra and the Richmond Kickers! The standout goalkeeper has been nominated for USL PRO Goalkeeper of the Year!
Along with Dykstra, Kickers Joseph Ngwenya, William Yomby , Nate Robinson and coach Leigh Cowlishaw are also finalists for awards this year. Ngwenya, the league's leading scorer is nominated for USL PRO Most Valuable Player and Yomby is a finalist for Defender of the Year. Additionally, newcomer Robison is in the running for Rookie of the Year. Lastly, Kickers coach Leigh Cowlishaw is up for Coach of the Year.
Congratulations to all up for awards! The winners will be announced tomorrow at 2 p.m. ET. Good luck!
Do you want to see the United States Men’s National Team take on Mexico in Columbus on September 10th? Well, here’s an easy way to win a pair of tickets! Just register for Acumen Solution Race for a Cause and choose United for D.C. Once your registration is confirmed, your name will be entered for a chance to win tickets to the USMNT match.
If you have already registered and chose United for D.C. as the nonprofit you are supporting, you are already eligible to win. If you are unable to run or attend the race, no sweat! You can still win the tickets by registering for the race and choosing United for D.C.
If you wish to simply donate to United for D.C., please click here. You will still be eligble to win.
- What you win: Two (2) tickets to USMNT vs. Mexico and one night’s stay in a hotel (Check-in Sept 10; Check-out Sept 11)
- Method of selection: One name will be randomly selected from the list of those who registered.
- Contest dates: The contest will end on Friday at 3 p.m., at which time a name will be chosen at random.
D.C. United is heading up I-95 to take on the New York Red Bulls, and they want you there! As United aims to win the Atlantic Cup for the 9th time since 2002, the Black-and-Red faithful could be there cheering on their squad!
Currently, there are two deals with DCU supporters groups heading north for the weekend. Check out bus and ticket options from the Screaming Eagles or La Barra Brava and join them in New York to support the Black-and-Red in Major League Soccer’s most storied rivalry.
Want to join them?
Screaming Eagles Trip:
Pick Up Locations:
- 1:00 p.m. at RiRa in Clarendon
- 1:30 p.m. at RFK
- 1:30 p.m. at New Carrollton Metro Station
- 3:00 p.m. at White Marsh Park & Ride
Pregame gathering in New Jersey: 5:00 p.m. at O’Donnells Irish Pub in Harrison, N.J.
For more information visit Screaming-Eagles.com
Pick Up Locations (Time TBD, no earlier than noon):
- Van Dorn Metro
- New Carrollton
- White Marsh Park & Ride
Should you have questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Jay at 571-212-8890
In 2011, D.C. United took over Ben's Chili Bowl for a day. Players and coaches helped in the kitchen and enjoyed some of that famous food for themselves. The legendary local spot even changed their name to Ben Olsen's Chili Bowl! In honor of one of D.C.'s most famous restaurants' 55th anniversary, let's throw it back to that day in United history.
D.C. United goalkeeper Bill Hamid is nominated for Save of the Week for Week 25. The talented Homegrown made a huge save early in United’s match against Montreal, coming off his line to stop a point-blank attempt from Andrew Romero.
The young goalkeeper has multiple honors to his name this season, including one Save of the Week from Week 1, a Player of the Week award, a Team of the Week honor and was also selected to the FIFA Ultimate 13 Team of the Week.
Make sure you vote for Bill Hamid for Save of the Week.
Yesterday, D.C. United staff, along with goalkeeper Joe Willis and defender James Riley volunteered at D.C. Central Kitchen (DDCK). Together with the kitchen staff, we made meals for thousands of people in need. DCCK Volunteer Coordinator, Casey Thomasson prepped the group and explained what DCCK does for the community.
“We bring in 3,000 pounds of food every single day from different restaurants and hotels and organizations. We transform it into 5,000 meals all at once. Now, we don’t send these out individually… We want to try to create a more sustainable system of support for people in the community. That’s why we send these meals out to halfway houses, rehabilitation centers and after school programs. So, these programs can save money, while providing healthy meals to their clients.”
The passion for the program clear in his voice, Thomasson continued to explain that most of the cooks have come through DCCK’s internship program—a 14 week program for the previously disenfranchised to learn a valuable skill and get back on their feet. 100% of the last graduating class is now employed; the norm is around 90% which, if you’ll allow me to editorialize here, is unbelievably impressive.
While some volunteers cracked eggs to be used in lasagna, others prepared about 96 tins of turkey lasagna. Some DCU volunteers chopped jalapeños, while others prepared bacon and sandwiches for today’s breakfast.
On behalf of everyone at D.C. United, we want to thank DCCK for letting us spend the afternoon preparing meals for thousands and thank them for everything they do for the community.
With one regular season match still left to play, the Richmond Kickers are the USL PRO regular season champions! After beating Orlando City SC 2-0 yesterday, the Kickers have secured home field advantage throughout the playoffs.
Throughout the season, D.C. United has loaned six players to its USL PRO affiliate, building a mutually beneficial relationship. Andrew Dykstra, Conor Shanosky, Michael Seaton, Taylor Kemp, Casey Townsend and Collin Martin all featured for the Kickers this year.
Joseph Ngwenya led the way through the regular season, scoring eight goals and registering five assists for a total of 21 points, while Brian Ownby has seven goals and assisted six times for a total 20 points. And the season isn’t even over.
D.C. United’s Michael Seaton contributed to the score sheet five times and assisted once, while Casey Townsend also found the net twice. Goalkeeper Andrew Dykstra leads the team in minutes play, featuring for 1800 minutes of play and registering ten of Richmond’s 11 shutouts.
Congratulations to the Richmond Kickers on winning the USL PRO regular season and good luck on Saturday against the Pittsburgh Riverhounds.
The D.C. love between the Nationals and the Black-and-Red continues. Yesterday, we blogged about Bryce Harper sporting a D.C. United jersey during an interview. Meanwhile, shortstop Ian Desmond, who attended United's July 27th match against the New England Revolution, got a taste of supporters culture, and now wants DCU fans at Nats Park.
This is how it started.
I have a question but I need some clarification first. Barra Brava- is the crew that cheers like crazy at DC united games correct?
— Ian Desmond (@IanDesmond20) August 13, 2013
After some clarification, Desmond asked his followers this question.
Okay, so how to I convince the Barra Brava to come be crazy people at a baseball game?
— Ian Desmond (@IanDesmond20) August 13, 2013
After some more Tweets, Desmond Tweeted directly at La Barra Brava and the Screaming Eagles.
One of Washington's most influential journalists, and long time Nats and United fan, Clinton Yates, got in on the conversation.
— Clinton Yates (@clintonyates) August 13, 2013