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
With the 2013 season coming to a close, Monumental FC pulled together its "Best Of" from the show's inaugural season. Enjoy!
Our trophies were being polished, so we thought this was a good time to do a photo shoot with some of them. We hope you enjoy our Throwback Thursday back to six of our 13 trophies.
CONCACAF Champions Cup 1998
Inter-American Cup 1998
MLS Cup 1996
MLS Cup 1999
U.S. Open Cup 1996
U.S. Open Cup 2008
On Tuesday, October 22, Outback Steakhouse in Springfield is going Black-and-Red. Our 2013 U.S. Open Cup Trophy Tour is in full-swing, and continues at Outback’s Springfield location from 6:30-8 p.m. Outback will not only play host to our 13th trophy that evening, but will also serve our community through their “Give Back Night.” Everyone at Outback for the Trophy Tour will be giving back to United for D.C., as Outback will donate 10% of the check from our faithful fans to our charitable arm. Simply wear your D.C. United gear or mention D.C. United to your server to participate.
Dave Johnson caught up with Lewis Neal, D.C. United midfielder and U.S. Open Cup hero, then checked out Barra Brava Mini Golf, benefiting United for D.C. and Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Last night, the U.S. Open Cup Trophy Tour continued at the Verizon Center. Most of the Black-and-Red showed up to support the Caps, and CSN caught up with Perry Kitchen during the first intermission. Check out the interview above.
Today's rainy weather takes us back to MLS Cup '97, when a downpour in the District couldn't stop D.C. United from winning its second consecutive League title.
A crowd of 57,431—the second-largest soccer attendance in RFK Stadium history—braved the harsh conditions to watch the Black-and-Red defeat the Colorado Rapids 2-1. Jaime Moreno and Tony Sanneh provided D.C.'s scoring on the night, and Moreno, who was recently inducted in the organization's Hall of Tradition, collected man-of-the-match honors. Following its previous triumph in 1996, United extended its early MLS dominance with its second title in as many years.
"It's an unbelievable feeling," D.C. captain John Harkes told the Washington Post. "What we have accomplished this year is amazing. We've started a tradition here, a tradition in class and style-D.C. United style."
It may not have been the most comfortable night at RFK, but it will certainly be a night that fans and players will never forget.
Dave Johnson and Monumental FC look at KeepDCUnited.org's dedication to the Black-and-Red and keeping its team in the District. Then, we go on a journey back to the Open Cup Final, following the team from warm ups to the celebration. This is a must-see video. Make sure you take a look.
Jared Jeffrey put D.C. United up 1-0 over Toronto FC last weekend with a perfectly-placed, long-range curler. The MLS rookie calmly cut the ball onto his left foot, looked up, and put the ball away. Even though United couldn't hold onto the lead, Jeffrey won MLS Goal of the Week for his strike. Congratulations Jared!