This weekend marked the start of the offseason for D.C. United players. Each spent their downtime in a different way, some traveled, others enjoyed quiet time at home. Bill Hamid, United's Homegrown goalkeeper, spent Saturday cheering on DeMatha High School in the WCAC championship match. Before signing with DCU, Hamid attended DeMatha for the 2005-06 school year, during which he earned First-Team All-Maryland honors, First-Team All-Prince George’s County, First-Team All-WCAC and Second-Team Washington Post All-Met honors.
The Stags defeated rival Gonzaga High School 1-0, finishing their season with a winning record (15-4) and a championship to celebrate. After the Match, Hamid congratulated the team, and joined the locker room celebration. Despite a disappointing season for the Black-and-Red, Hamid and DCU had their own locker room celebration after this year's Open Cup victory.
Happy Halloween, United fans! This week's #TBT is brought to you by one of the gnarliest pictures taken this season. In a matchup against Toronto FC at RFK on June 15, DCU defender Daniel Woolard suffered a hard hit to the face. The result? This picture.
Happy Halloween. Hope you don't have nightmares.
Photo Credit: Tony Quinn / dcunited.com
For the third straight season, MLSsoccer.com has kicked off their Pumpkin Carving Contest. Fans are invited to carve their best MLS-themed gourd and submit it for the chance to win one MLS jersey of his/her choice*, and the photo of their pumpkin will be featured on MLSsoccer.com on Halloween.
Here's how to enter:
- Take a picture of of your carved, MLS-themed pumpkin.
- Post the photo on Twitter/Instagram using the hashtag #MLSPumpkin.
- Finally, tell us why you chose the club, player, coach, etc. you carved into your pumpkin.
The winner will be notified on Wednesday, October 30 via direct message on Twitter, or in the comment section of your photo on Instagram.
Check out some of the best #DCU-themed jack-o-lanters from last year
*Non-customizable, pending availability
Happy birthday D.C. United!
In late 1994, several soccer executives gathered in a New York City lunch room and began discussing the name that would adorn a future Major League Soccer club that would call Washington DC home. It was unanimous that the moniker should be true to the traditions and characteristics of soccer worldwide and that the club should be known to bring together disparate communities for matches. D.C. United spoke to all of the desired goals for the franchise name and October 17, 1995, the club came to life with a name, logo and uniforms!
Along with the name, D.C. United carried a tradition of excellence. The Black-and-Red is the winner of 13 major domestic and international titles, including the first ever MLS Cup Championship and this year's US Open Cup. Cheers to the loyal fans who've supported us for the past 18 years, we're proud to call the District our home, and we look forward to many birthdays ahead!
No body can stop us tonight..!! That's our night..let's catch this and bring it to Washington..!! Vamos @dcunited
— Dennis Iapichino (@DennisIapichino) October 1, 2013
— Ethan White (@EthanWhite15) October 1, 2013
— Dennis Iapichino (@DennisIapichino) September 30, 2013
— Ethan White (@EthanWhite15) September 30, 2013
— Dwayne De Rosario (@dwaynederosario) September 30, 2013
— Jonathan Walker (@walkjrw) September 30, 2013
— David Struyk (@DStruyk) September 30, 2013
Ahead of D.C. United's match in Toronto this Saturday (1:00 p.m. - Monumental Network), we are throwing back, Canadian-style. Today's throwbacks brought to you by Dwayne De Rosario, Dejan Jakovic and Kyle Porter.
— Kyle Neville Porter (@KylePorter19) September 26, 2013
In a feature on the Today Show, Jenna Bush, daughter of George W. Bush, is seen holding baby Margaret Laura “Mila” Hager, the newest addition to the Bush family. In an interesting twist, Jenna is also sporting a D.C. United baseball cap. Is the former first daughter a fan of the Black-and-Red?
On April 29, 2006, D.C. United defeated the newly rebranded New York Red Bulls 4-1. United's star striker, Alecko Eskandarian had two goals on the night, and his goal celebration for the first was one to remember.
Ahead of Saturday's Atlantic Cup rivalry match (Saturday, 8:00 p.m. - NBC Sports Network), we throw back to April '06 and Esky's epic spit-take...