Fall Out Boy rocked last Friday night—rocked the Black-and-Red, that is. The popular rock band played at D.C.’s 9:30 Club on May 31 and was presented with personalized, authentic D.C. United jerseys after the show.
Fall Out Boy isn’t the first rock band to go Black-and-Red, though. Back in February, United presented Imagine Dragons with authentic jerseys when they played the Fillmore.
D.C. United would like to send a special thanks to Fall Out Boy and the 9:30 club for their support of the Black-and-Red.
United Builds brought ten D.C. United staff members, representing six different departments, to serve lunch today in an effort to assist So Others Might Eat. The staff members prepared plates, set tables, ran beverage service and staffed the dish room throughout three different shifts. SOME served over 230 homeless individuals lunch today and serves over 240,000 meals in the dining room alone, annually.
Last night, D.C. Untied supporters made the trip down to Richmond to cheer on the Black-and-Red in the Third Round of the U.S. Open Cup. After DCU beat the Kickers in penalty kicks, United players thanked those who braved I-95 to show their support.
Conor Shanosky thanked a special supporters group.
— Conor Shanosky (@ConorShanosky17) May 29, 2013
Perry Kitchen tweeted out his appreciation.
Thank you to all of our fans that made it to Richmond. Great support. #dcunited
— Perry Kitchen (@PerryKitchen23) May 29, 2013
Kyle Porter gave the fans a shout out as well.
To all the fans who made it out...Thank you !! It means a lot to all of us !! #DCU
— Kyle Neville Porter (@KylePorter19) May 29, 2013
Dwayne De Rosario played for the Kickers from 1999-2000 and thanked all fans for their support.
Great win & effort tnite! #RichmondVA was a pleasure & thanks for the continued support its been a while but the love is still there. Cheers
— Dwayne De Rosario (@dwaynederosario) May 29, 2013
The Richmond Kickers took on the Harrisburg City Islanders Saturday, May 24th, and D.C. United’s own Andrew Dykstra and Michael Seaton stole the show. Dykstra kept a clean sheet with a stellar nine-save performance, while Seaton notched his second USL PRO goal with a 66th minute finish. Seaton’s goal put the Kickers ahead 2-0.
Ahead of Tuesday’s match up, it seems the Kickers are, as United was, affected by injuries. But the USL PRO side found a way to beat the odds and extend its unbeaten streak to eight games. Dykstra also registered his third shutout of the season. D.C. United faces its USL PRO affiliate Richmond Kickers Tuesday, May 28 at 7 p.m. ET at Richmond City Stadium.
RFK was recently named 15 out of 18 on Travel and Leisure’s list of “America’s Best Stadium Food.” The magazine explains that you can get “hot dogs and nachos” here, but the food at RFK standouts because of the Latin and South American options. Specially mentioned was Logan’s Sausage, known for its El Salvadorian sausage. Additionally, a variety of food trucks are available in Lot 8 prior to home games. The delicious line up usually includes spiedies at Bada Bing, pizza at DC Slices and po’boys at Willie’s Po’Boy.
D.C. United goalkeeper Anrew Dykstra, currently playing for USL PRO affiliate Richmond Kickers, earned Week 9 USL PRO Team of the Week honors. After making five crucial saves against the Los Angeles Blues on Friday night, Dysktra helped the Kickers earn a point in a 1-1 tie. Dykstra has played all seven games of the undefeated Kickers thus far (4-0-3). The talented goalkeeper has anchored a defense that has only allowed seven goals in the 2013 season.
You tweeted at D.C. United about #NYCFC, and our favorite replies are featured below!
Andrew questions why New York would even get a second team.
@dcunited why give New York a second team, when the first team can't even win trophies!
— Andrew (@Weezgamma) May 21, 2013
Dougg Jimenez uses an old adage to make a good point.
— Dougg Jimenez (@LNBatCat) May 21, 2013
Joey R. is already hyping up the rivalry.
— Joey R. (@joeyinsomd) May 21, 2013
Ben lets the facts speak for themselves.
— Ben Mahler (@benmahlerdc) May 21, 2013
D.C. United CMO Doug Hicks welcomes NYCFC to the League.
— Doug Hicks (@DCUDoug) May 21, 2013
Captain Dwayne De Rosario congratulates NYCFC and MLS.
— Dwayne De Rosario (@dwaynederosario) May 21, 2013
D.C. United goalkeeper Bill Hamid has been named to Major League Soccer Team of the Week for Week 12. Hamid came up big on key plays against Sporting Kansas City on Sunday night. A memorable save and crucial stop came in the 39th minute when Hamid denied Graham Zusi from inside the penalty box. Hamid made another point blank save in the 77th minute, denying Sporting Kansas City the go ahead goal.
This marks Hamid’s third MLS honor this season. The young goalkeeper won Save of the Week in Week 1, Player of the Week in Week 3 and can now add Team of the Week for Week 12. Hamid was also selected to EA Sports FIFA 13 Ultimate team of the Week after his stellar performance against the New York Red Bulls on March 16th. The future is bright for the 22-year-old net minder who will join the United States Men’s National Team on May 30th ahead of the June 2nd friendly against Germany at RFK.
After the suburbs of Oklahoma City were devastated by yesterday's tornado, many took to Twitter to send their thoughts and prayers to those affected by the natural disaster.
Midfielder Perry Kitchen tweets in disbelief.
Praying for Oklahoma tonight. Unbelievable destruction. #prayforoklahoma
— Perry Kitchen (@PerryKitchen23) May 21, 2013
Midfielder Chris Pontius sends his prayers Oklahoma's way.
Some very sad/terrifying scenes in Oklahoma. Prayers go out to the people affected
— Chris Pontius (@ChrisPontius13) May 20, 2013
Captain Dwayne De Rorasio shows his support for everyone affected by the tornado.
— Dwayne De Rosario (@dwaynederosario) May 20, 2013
Defender Daniel Woolard tweets to all in Tornado Alley.
I hope all those in Tornado Alley are safe this afternoon and evening
— Daniel Woolard (@Woolard21) May 20, 2013
Ahead of D.C. United’s Armed Forces Match against Sporting Kansas City this Sunday, D.C. United players paid a special visit to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on MAy 15th. United’s Chris Pontius, Perry Kitchen, Bill Hamid, James Riley, Dwayne De Rosario, Nick DeLeon, and Dejan Jakovic spent time in the Military Advanced Training Center, where amputees injured during service are given special care with the goal of assuming pre-injury capabilities.
United will be dedicating Sunday’s match to all the armed forces who sacrifice everything to keep the United States safe. For this special event, Jason Pak, a patient Pontius and Riley had visited back in April, will conduct the ceremonial first kick.
D.C. United hopes to return to Walter Reed National Military Medical center, as each player who participated leaves with new admiration for our armed forces. Join the Black-and-Red in thanking our armed forces this Sunday at 5 p.m. at RFK.