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22 July 5:29 pm

In the 58th minute of Saturday's match, Luis Silva received a pass from Perry Kitchen, turned, took his space and hit a spectacular, long-range shot. The match against the Fire was Silva's MLS debut for D.C. United, and although DCU dropped the match, his goal was definitely a bright spot. Make sure to cast your vote for Silva for Week 21 Goal of the Week! 

18 July 10:16 pm

On Tuesday, July 16, D.C. United volunteers, with the help of both Target and Salvation Army volunteers, paired up with kids of the Salvation Army’s Social Services program and took them back-to-school shopping at Target. Each kid received an $80 gift card, and each volunteer made sure the kids purchased everything needed to start the school year off right. After the shopping spree, all participants enjoyed a late breakfast provided by Target and the Salvation Army DC. The event was a huge success and rewarding for the kids and volunteers alike. 

Among those volunteering was D.C. United Marketing Coordinator Adam Hoyt who shared his experience through a Tweet.

For more information about the work D.C. United does in our community, click here.

18 July 1:10 pm

Ethan White Tweets his best wishes to Brandon.

Chris Pontius Tweets and posts a picture to Instagram to wish his good friend and teammate good luck.

Conor Shanosky reflects on his time playing with McDonald.

 

17 July 9:56 am

Michael Seaton, just 17-years-old, made an immediate impact in D.C. United's friendly against Chivas de Guadalajara last Friday. Coming on in the 73rd minute, Seaton, with his very first touch for the DCU First Team, found Carlos Ruiz, who put the ball in the back of the net. Yesterday, the Washington Post's Soccer Insider, Steven Goff, spoke with the young, Homegrown product about his development, his stellar performances with Richmond and his future. 

Here is a link to the full story: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/soccer-insider/wp/2013/07/16/seaton-making-strides-with-kickers-united/

17 July 8:31 am

D.C. United’s newest Homegrown product Collin Martin will go on loan to United’s USL PRO affiliate the Richmond Kickers. Collin joins five other DCU players on loan with the Kickers who are all availble for recall at any point during the season. This weekend, Martin, Shanosky and Seaton will travel with the Kickers to take on the Phoenix FC Wolves on Friday, the Los Angeles Blues on Sunday and Vancouver Whitecaps FC Reserves next Tuesday. Richmond departs for their West Coast trip tonight and returns on Wednesday, the 24th; Martin, Seaton and Shanosky will rejoin DCU for training on Thursday. 

12 July 11:33 pm

Former D.C. United player Guy Kpene was in attendance tonight for DCU’s friendly vs. Chivas de Guadalajara. Kpene rocked the Black-and-Red from 2007-08 before making the move to the Houston Dynamo. The former United forward then went on to play for the USL PDL side, Long Island Rough Riders before making the decision to return to Dowling College and get his MBA in corporate finance.

“I finished my masters, and I’m looking for a job.” said Kpene. “I want to do finance, but I still have love for the game, so I don’t know. We will see.”

Kpene had always planned on going back to school, even while playing professionally.

“Oh, I always knew it. I was always good at school,” he said. “I knew at some point I was going to stop [playing soccer] and go to school again.”

Also spotted in the stands tonight was D.C. United legend Jaime Moreno, who is set to be inducted into United’s Hall of Tradition in September. Moreno enjoyed the match cheering along with the Barra Brava.

12 July 11:50 am

Check out the promo for tonight's episode of MLS Insider featuring Nick DeLeon. Make sure you set your DVR for 7:30 p.m. (NBC Sports Network).

11 July 11:20 am

Sonny Silooy, D.C. United Academy's Director of Youth Development and former Ajax star is today's centerfold in the Washington Times. Beat writer Thomas Floyd talked with Silooy about his work-in-progress of implementing the Ajax system here in D.C.

Read the story here: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/jul/10/sonny-silooys-career-has-evolved-standout-defender/?page=all

09 July 3:43 pm

This Friday, MLS Insider will feature D.C. United midfielder Nick DeLeon (NBC Sports Network, 7:30 PM ET - Set your DVR!). The talented Rookie of the Year finalist shows the audience around his home, explains his ink and gives a glimpse into his game day routine.

08 July 9:53 am

Last night, Joe Willis was phenomenal. He made seven outstanding saves, shutting out a hot Colorado side. He earned dcunited.com’s Spotlight for the night and much praise via Twitter. So, let’s check out what some of the DCU fans and United players had to say about their goalkeeper’s stellar performance. 

Sometimes, there isn't much more to say other than...

Joe's performance made some fans emotional.

Some attribute his heroics to one thing.

Willis was even distracting the ladies from the match.

MLS attributed the point to our fearless GK.

DCU Defender Ethan White gave Joe a "10 out of 10".

Because Joe doesn't have a Twitter, United Midfielder Kyle Porter had to resort to a hashtag.

D.C. United Defender Taylor Kemp thinks the MOTM vote is simple.

Here at D.C. United, all we have to say is...