Bryce Harper recently wore his number 34 D.C. United jersey in his weekly sit-down interview with CSN Washington.
"Of course I’m going to rep anything I can from the D.C. area. I’m very excited to see them play, maybe sometime soon," Harper said.
Harper is one of many D.C. athletes seen wearing their personalized D.C. United jerseys recently. Wizards point guard John Wall was spotted in Vegas wearing his DCU jersey, and Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond cheered on the Black-and-Red at RFK while rocking his United gear.
— Ian Desmond (@IanDesmond20) July 27, 2013
Last night, D.C. United won the U.S. Open Cup Semifinals, beating the Chicago Fire 2-0. DCU will take on Real Salt Lake in the Finals of the 100th Open Cup on October 1 at Rio Tinto Stadium. During all the excitement, fans took to Twitter to share their nerves, joy and hopes with the DCU family. Here is what happened.
First, let's add some fuel to the Fire.
— Sean Maslin (@SeanMaslin) August 8, 2013
Fans displayed tifo at Saturday's MLS game to wish their team luck in ChiTown.
— D.C. United (@dcunited) August 7, 2013
This guy's got a point.
— Jason (@chestrockwell14) August 8, 2013
After the final whistle blew...
When words fail, Tweet it out.
You, Sir, keep doing what you're doing.
Clearly my watching every #dcu US Open Cup game online from home has helped this team advance to the final. :-)
— Juan-John (@juanjohn) August 8, 2013
Two teams enter, one team will leave victorious.
— ben (@beardyblue) August 8, 2013
Best fans in the League.
— Mark McNabb (@MMMcNabb) August 8, 2013
Meanwhile, inside the locker room...
— Dwayne De Rosario (@dwaynederosario) August 8, 2013
After an impressive 3-1 win over a hot Montreal Impact side, D.C. United newcomers turned some heads. Both Conor Doyle and Luis Silva are in the starting eleven for Major League Soccer's Week 23 Team of the Week after netting a goal a piece. Silva found the net in the 19th minute, while Doyle hit the game-winner in the 68th minute and assisted Jared Jeffrey's tally in extra time. Jared Jeffrey also made Team of the Week as a substitute, after scoring once and going 90 minutes at center midfield for the Black-and-Red. Head Coach Ben Olsen was named coach of this week's squad, having led his youthful side to victory.
Conor Doyle netted his first MLS goal on Saturday, notching the game winner over the Montreal Impact. Doyle put away a cross from James Riley with a one-touch finish, beating Troy Perkins with his crafty touch. Vote for Doyle's goal and help make his first MLS tally Week 23's Goal of the Week.
Dave Johnson is back with another episode of Monumental FC. This week's episode features La Barra Brava-showing the supporters group's gameday activity as well as its match against D.C. United's U-23 Academy, which benefited United for D.C. Check out the video to get a look at the passion La Barra Brava has for the Black-and-Red, as well as all the action that takes place on gameday.
Shawn Kuykendall, former D.C. United player and Fairfax, Virginia native, was diagnosed with Thymic cancer this June. After low grade fevers, fatigue and an original diagnosis of Lyme disease, a mass was found in Shawn's chest. Although there is no cure for Thymic cancer, the doctors caught it before it spread to his bone marrow, making it easier to treat with chemo. An expert at the Lombardi Center at Georgetown Hospital has found irregularities in Shawn's blood cells that don't necessarily fit the diagnosis of Thymic cancer. But in the meantime, Shawn has received two rounds of chemo, the most recent round was just three days ago.
Shawn was a assistant coach at American University as well as a youth soccer coach. His youth players are hosting a "juggle-a-thon" for their coach, for which you can find information for on #Kuykenstrong, a blog that keeps friends and family updated on Shawn's progress. Shawn is forever part of the D.C. United family. Let's show our support during this trying time for the entire Kuykendall family and help him win this fight.
P.S. Check out the "Step up to Christmas" video for some stellar dance moves!
In today's Local section of the Washington Post, the paper gives fans and supporters an opportunity to voice their opinion about D.C. United's new stadium plans. The question posed is, "Should D.C. United and the city agree to build a stadium at Buzzard Point in Southwest D.C.?" As of now, the overwhelming majority (86%) has voted yes. While we await a council vote, the Post is providing fans and residents a place to let their voices be heard.
Check out the poll and comments section for yourself here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/dc-united-stadium-make-your-case/2013/07/24/8a8a0366-f3ae-11e2-a2f1-a7acf9bd5d3a_page.html
— Major League Soccer (@MLS) July 25, 2013
— Clinton Yates (@clintonyates) July 25, 2013
— ScreamingEagles (@ScreamingEagles) July 25, 2013
— Kyle Sheldon (@kylesheldon) July 25, 2013
— JeremyMikell (@JeremyMikell) July 25, 2013
— Elayne C. Burke (@chatelainedc) July 25, 2013
— ben (@beardyblue) July 25, 2013
Couldn't be happier for our supporters today. They deserve this stadium more than anyone. #vamosunited
— Daniel Woolard (@Woolard21) July 25, 2013
Fantastic news about the stadium! So many supporters, staff, and players have waited a long time for this and couldn't be happier for them
— Taylor Kemp (@Tkemp02) July 25, 2013
I have to go to @dcunited home opener in the new stadium. Can't wait!
— Chris Bush (@CBush14) July 25, 2013
(Shanosky's goal starts around 1:58)
Conor Shanosky headed home a free kick to put Richmond up 2-0 over Vancouver Whitecaps Reserves; the final score was 2-1.
— Steven Goff (@SoccerInsider) July 24, 2013
63' RICHMOND KICKERS GOAL! CONOR SHANOSKY heads in a Nate Robinson free kick! Richmond leading 2:0! #GoKickers
— Richmond Kickers (@RichmondKickers) July 24, 2013
Collin Martin earned his first professional start!
— ben (@beardyblue) July 23, 2013
Additionally, all four DCU loanees on the West Coast trip started the match for the Kickers.
— Steven Goff (@SoccerInsider) July 23, 2013
Last Sunday, the United States Men's National Team beat El Salvador in Baltimore. While D.C. United's Bill Hamid was training with the squad at M&T Bank Stadium, he "payed homage" to Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis. Lucky for us, Brek Shea caught it all on camera!
— Brek Shea (@BrekShea) July 22, 2013
Good luck to Bill Hamid and the rest of the USMNT tonight against Honduras at Cowboys Stadium.