The Black-and-Red had a special guest in the locker room after tonight's match. Lorenzo Alexander, a linebacker for the Washington Redskins attended the game, and joined the team after the match to celebrate the 1-0 victory.
United captain Dwayne De Rosario snaps a pick with Alexander in the team hallway:
— Dwayne De Rosario (@dwaynederosario) March 10, 2013
Last year, the Black-and-Red visited a Redskins summer training session in Ashburn, VA. In December 2012, Pontius, Jakovic, White and Scouting Coordinator Kurt Morsink hit FedEx Field for Monday Night Football game versus the New York Giants.
Chris Pontius is a man of many talents. His endless work rate and speed are the perfect combination for a midfielder. His finishing is that of a striker. But tomorrow, he wears a completely different hat. Pontius will present the DC Metro Area with their morning weather report on FOX 5.
Tune in at 8:15 a.m., to see the 2012 MLS All-Star MVP give it a go as a local weatherman. Then join Pontius and the rest of the Black-and-Red on Saturday at RFK when the team hosts Real Salt Lake in the 2013 home opener.
This morning, D.C. United head coach Ben Olsen joined DC 101's Elliot in the Morning show, take a listen:
As in years past, this year, D.C. United Supporters Groups and fans are planning to take over Red Bull Arena. This year, the stakes are higher, the March 16 match will be broadcast live on NBC. All fans are invited, bring your friends and your family, you do not need to have a membership with any specific supporters groups. Full details about the trip below:
D.C. United vs Red Bull New York - Saturday, March 16 - 12:30pm
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Did you watch The Late Show with David Letterman last night? If so, you would have seen Imagine Dragons, an indie rock band out of Las Vegas Nevada. The band is on tour, promoting their debut album Night Visions. After an afternoon taping session in New York City, the group headed south to Silver Spring, Maryland for their show at The Fillmore. After the show, D.C. United was proud to present the band members each with an authentic D.C. United jersey, while we all watched the remainder of The Late Show backstage.
D.C. United would like to send a special thanks to the band, as well as Live Nation and The Fillmore for a great performance and for the support of the Black-and-Red.
WATCH: The Late Show with David Letterman - Full Episode: February 22, 2013 or Imagine Dragon's performance on The Late Show below:
Recently, MLS partnered with an international soccer-art collective called the Futbol Artists Network (FAN), to create a series of club-inspired art as part of a project called #TrueColors. The project asked FAN artists to use the club’s colors, marks, and jersey as inspiration for their pieces.
As part of the #TrueColors project, we’re holding a one-of-a kind contest that gives you the opportunity to express yourself, and your passion for your club, through art.
WIN A JERSEY
There’s a sweet prize at the end for the winner, too. One person will be randomly selected to win the official 2013 jersey of his/her choice courtesy of MLSGear.com, and the winning tweet will be featured on MLSsoccer.com.
It’s simple to participate. Between Feb. 14-19, send a tweet that includes the following four elements:
- The link to an original photo of your artwork, available on public domain (ex: Instagram, Photobucket, Flickr, etc.)
- A brief description of how your artwork is connected to your favorite MLS Club
- The hashtags: #TrueColors and the @handle of your club
- Lastly, make sure your account is following @MLS
The winner will be notified on Twitter by direct message from @MLS on Feb. 22, and announced online thereafter.
Official contest rules: http://www.mlssoccer.com/fans/social-media-giveaway-rules
Last month D.C. United received a very special email from a family in Florida. The family, and particularly their youngest daughter Brooke, are diehard D.C. United fans, despite living almost 1000 miles from Washington DC. When they heard the news that the Black-and-Red would be playing in the Disney Pro Soccer Classic, they made plans to travel to Orlando for the first match versus the Tampa Bay Rowdies.
Following the match, D.C. United midfielder Perry Kitchen surprised Brooke with a quick visit at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. The young fan told Kitchen that he shared the same number as her, and was therefore her favorite player on the team.
Thank you to Brooke and all of the D.C. United supporters who made it out to Orlando for the match!
In a recent series, MLSsoccer.com has been taking us back in time to highlight some of the biggest stars in the early days of Major League Soccer, and then explores where they are now. One of those stars is none other than D.C. United's first true number 10, Marco "El Diablo" Etcheverry.
Etcheverry spent 8 season with the Black-and-Red and led the team to four MLS Cup appearances, three MLS Cups (1996, ’97 and ’99), one US Open Cup (’96), one CONCACAF Champions’ Cup and a Copa Interamericana (’98). He was named MLS MVP in 1998, and became part of the MLS All-Time XI. He tallied 32 goals and racked up 101 assists during his time with the squad.
But where is he now? Find out on MLSsoccer.com.
You may be in luck! TheCup.us, a website dedicated to coverage of Lamar Hunt US Open Cup, is raising funds for a website redesign. The redesign will include expanded analysis of past and future Open Cup Matches.
The US Open Cup is the oldest American soccer tournament. The knockout style tournament dates back to 1913 and is open to all United States Soccer Federation Affiliated Teams, including amateur and professional teams around the United States.
If you can't contribute financially, there are other ways to help:
Volunteers have been the backbone of this website from the beginning and there's plenty of ways to help. If you can contribute, or know someone who can contribute in any of the following areas:
- SHARE: The easiest way to contribute is just to spread the word about this campaign, about this website and, most of all, the tournament itself. Indiegogo has share tools you can use, and there's always the 'old fashioned' way by posting to your favorite social media sites.
- AD SALES: Those of us who work on the site are journalists and website managers and not salesmen, so we need someone who speaks the language to attract advertisers who would find value in a site that attracts die-hard soccer fans from all over the country.
- WRITING: If you're passionate about the US Open Cup and have some solid writing skills, then drop us a line. We're looking for people to cover games, do feature stories, or help with historical articles.
- RESEARCH: Do you love digging in archives looking for historical info? You've come to the right place then. In addition to looking through various publication archives (or coordinating with local libraries to have them help with it), a lot of our research involves tracking down players/coaches/administrators to find some of this info.
WEBSITE WORK: TheCup.us is a Wordpress-based website, and if you have some website or graphics skills, then we could use your help as well.
For more information about the fundraising efforts of TheCup.us, visit them online now.