Dwayne De Rosario has scored 22 of his 101 goals against former MLS teams. The talented veteran has tallied six times against tomorrow’s opponent Toronto FC, with three of those goals courtesy of a hat trick on 8/6/11.
De Rosario found the net four times against Houston, six times against historic rivals New York Red Bulls and six times against the San Jose Earthquakes.
Whatever the reason for De Rosario’s magic touch against his former teams, we can’t wait to see it tomorrow night at RFK! Will you be there?
Last night, fans and players alike tweeted their support of the Black-and-Red ahead of the Open Cup match. Everyone's message was heard loud and clear-- They want the cup!
Syamsir Alam sent out a Tweet of support to his team.
Douglas Rohr took a picture to cheer his team on.
The Tweet before the Storm.
Kyler Gobler “wants the Cup!”
— Kyle Gobler (@Gobble_311) June 12, 2013
The supporters want the Cup!
— D.C. United (@dcunited) June 12, 2013
Chris Boehm, writer for SoccerWire.com, showed what was on the line for both teams.
Kyle Porter welcomes a fellow Canadian to D.C.
— Kyle Neville Porter (@KylePorter19) June 7, 2013
Vancouver Whitecaps FC forward Tom Heinemann wishes Rochat luck here in D.C.
— Tommy Heinemann (@TommyHeinemann) June 7, 2013
Julius, a D.C. United supporter, welcomes the whole Rochat family
Jamie Ellis is a "#pissedoffinvancouver"
— Jamie Ellis (@Jellis35) June 6, 2013
Randy Wachtin thanks Rochat for his time with Whitecaps FC
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.
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
Each match, D.C. United has important partners and fans perform the ceremonial first kick. On Armed Forces Night the first kick was taken by Jason Pak, a D.C. United fan and longtime soccer player who was injured while serving in Afghanistan. In April, Chris Pontius and James Riley visited Pak at Walter Reed Medical Center where the three formed an instant connection. D.C. United was very excited to have Pak at Armed Forces Night and thanks him and all of the former and current members of the armed forces.