Chris Pontius has been through a lot - injuries, near Open Cup victories and tough seasons. Tonight, he, along with his D.C. United teammates, lifted that coveted trophy over their heads; they are victorious. And we were there to watch the many emotions Pontius went through as he watched his team claim the Cup for the final 9 minutes of the match. One thing is clear, this team means everything to CP13!
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
Ben Olsen has made the media rounds this week. D.C. United's Head Coach joined Jason Davis on Kick TV and North American Soccer Network's "The Best Soccer Show" to talk all things Black-and-Red, including the 2013 season, the possibility of a new stadium and the upcoming U.S. Open Cup Final on Tuesday, October 1 against Real Salt Lake.
Ben Olsen joins Greg Roche on Pitch Pass to talk Open Cup. "One of our best," said Pitch Pass.
Part 1: Dave Johnson and Ben Olsen sit down in Olsen's home; talk about coming into his role as a head coach.
Part 2: The second half of Johnson and Olsen's sit down interview, as well as Jaime Moreno's induction ceremony into the Hall of Tradition.
Are you heading to Salt Lake to support the Black-and-Red in the U.S. Open Cup Final? You could win the chance to takeover D.C. United’s Instagram account! Tweet at us telling us why you should be the lucky fan behind the hashtag #FanCam on October 1.
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The winning fan will have access to our Instagram and Twitter accounts to give all followers a look at your trip, showing why United fans are the best in MLS. To win, find a creative way to Tweet us your fandom using the hashtag #FanCam—tell us why you should take over our social media in Salt Lake! Good Luck!
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John Thorrington, a natural leader here at D.C. United, got his professional start at just 17-year-old at Manchester United. The talented midfielder left California to chase his dreams and is now one of the most respected veterans in MLS. But Thorrington is more than the hardworking player we see on the pitch for the Black-and-Red-- he is a family man, as well. Make sure you check out CSN Washington's "Behind the Badge: from Man U to DCU, meet the real John Thorrington."
Echa Panza is competing in National Red Bull Flugtag this Saturday afternoon at the Southpointe Waterfront in the National Harbor. The hangars open at noon, but the first flight takes off at 2:00 p.m. Everyone at D.C. United wishes the Black-and-Red faithful luck in the competition, whose plane is outfitted like Talon! Dcunited.com will be at the event, so check back in next week for a video and some pictures if you cannot make it, but we hope to see you there cheering on our fans!
Share your support, vote for Echa Panza for the People's Choice Award ONLINE!
Goalkeeper Joe Willis has played a big role in D.C. United's run to the U.S. Open Cup final. So big, in fact, that Willis earned Player of the Round honors for his performance in United's 2-0 semifinal victory over the Chicago Fire.
Willis' six saves and late-game composure allowed the Black-and-Red to hand the Fire its first home defeat in Open Cup history. Goals on either side of halftime from Dwayne De Rosario and Nick DeLeon did the damage for D.C., who will be making its fifth appearance in an Open Cup final.
With the honor, Willis joins De Rosario as United's second Player of the Round in this year's competition. He's also the first goalkeeper to win the award since Richmond Kickers' Ronnie Pascale in 2011.
Now, for Willis and DCU, it all comes down to Oct. 1's final against Real Salt Lake at Rio Tinto Stadium. Squaring off against one of MLS's strongest sides, United will look to carry its good form into the final and win the team's third Open Cup.
Dwayne De Rosario posted the above photo to his instagram today. There are four MLS greats in this picture, and between them, there are 404 MLS goals to date. Hall of Tradition inductee Jaime Moreno has an MLS second-best 133 goals, Black-and-Red Captain Dwayne De Rosario has 103 tallies, DCU forward and Guatemalan standout Carlos Ruiz has recorded 88 goals, while United assistant coach and former MLS and U.S. National Team forward Josh Wolff has found the net 80 times in MLS. Have you ever seen a picture of MLS players, past or present, with more than 404 combined tallies?