The Dallas Texans Soccer Club has produced some very successful soccer players in recent years. Among them are two of D.C. United's newest acquisitions, Jared Jeffrey and Conor Doyle. The pair were in different age groups, however in a recent interview with the Washington Post, Doyle noted that Jeffrey, "was a couple of years older. My dad coached him. My group was younger and knowing Jared went pro so early [in Europe], he would come back to train, we would all be in awe.”
D.C. United's long and challenging search for a home of its own, has been a whirlwind. Each day a new prospect, another hurdle. A single constant has stood by in confident support, and with unwavering passion. That constant has been our fans.
It is with deep pride and an overwhelming sense of gratitude that we present this week's #TBT in honor of the best fans in MLS. We are here to stay.
Last year, Chris Pontius and D.C. United presented the Washington Wizards' John Wall a personalized jersey. The point guard has been seen around the country, sporting the Black-and-Red kit, and was most recently spotted in Las Vegas.
— Row (@richie_row) July 22, 2013
Chris Pontius presents John Wall with a D.C. United jersey in 2012.
For one day only, D.C. United is offering our Twitter followers the chance to win an autographed 2013 jersey. It's easy to enter, all you have to do is:
- Visit Twitter.com/dcunited on or before Sunday, July 22
- Follow us (if you aren't already)!
One fan will be randomly selected on Monday, July 22 as the grand prize winner. Thanks for your continued support of the Black-and-Red.
This week, we're throwing back to March 2008, and a Dick's Sporting Goods Commercial starring Ben Olsen. And as an added bonus, go behind the scenes with this little snack:
D.C. United goalkeeper, Joe Willis is featured on Monumental Network's new soccer-specific show, Monumental FC.
On Thursday, July 11, members of D.C. United's first team and front office staff visited the Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC. The United Builds event, which D.C. United has participated in for a number of years, was met with bright and cheery smiles from the patients at the hospital.
United veterans Dwayne De Rosario, Brandon McDonald, Chris Korb, and Andrew Dykstra entertained patients and families at the hospital. The group took part in games, arts & crafts, and various activities to provide a fun environment for patients & parents at the hospital.
Click here to find out more about D.C. United's community efforts.
This week, Monumental Network launched its newest online series, a soccer-specific show which will air on MonumentalNetwork.com. The show, which is hosted by longtime D.C. United play-by-play broadcaster, Dave Johnson, kicks off this week with a feature on United's bright young keeper, Joe Willis. Check it out each week!