United Soccer Club’s “Spring Kick” Soccer Tournament took place on Wednesday, June 5 and marked the end of United Soccer Club’s (USC) spring season. With over 400 players from 12 sites across the Washington D.C. metropolitan area, “Spring Kick” gave kids an opportunity to showcase their skills in front of their friends and families, as many of the player’s parents were in attendance. USC provided the athletes with healthy food and drink options, stressing a healthy lifestyle.
USC continues to teach D.C.’s youth life skills that benefit them both on and off the field. This spring alone, USC enrolled close to 700 children in the program, increasing the reach and impact United for D.C.—D.C. United’s charitable arm— has on the city as a whole.
United for D.C. would like to thank all of its volunteers from Gallup, Clinovations, the U.S. Coast Guard, D.C. United staff, United for D.C. board members and all of its local supporters.
Fall Out Boy rocked last Friday night—rocked the Black-and-Red, that is. The popular rock band played at D.C.’s 9:30 Club on May 31 and was presented with personalized, authentic D.C. United jerseys after the show.
Fall Out Boy isn’t the first rock band to go Black-and-Red, though. Back in February, United presented Imagine Dragons with authentic jerseys when they played the Fillmore.
D.C. United would like to send a special thanks to Fall Out Boy and the 9:30 club for their support of the Black-and-Red.
United Builds brought ten D.C. United staff members, representing six different departments, to serve lunch today in an effort to assist So Others Might Eat. The staff members prepared plates, set tables, ran beverage service and staffed the dish room throughout three different shifts. SOME served over 230 homeless individuals lunch today and serves over 240,000 meals in the dining room alone, annually.
UPDATE: This pack is now closed for the June 15 match.
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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.
RFK was recently named 15 out of 18 on Travel and Leisure’s list of “America’s Best Stadium Food.” The magazine explains that you can get “hot dogs and nachos” here, but the food at RFK standouts because of the Latin and South American options. Specially mentioned was Logan’s Sausage, known for its El Salvadorian sausage. Additionally, a variety of food trucks are available in Lot 8 prior to home games. The delicious line up usually includes spiedies at Bada Bing, pizza at DC Slices and po’boys at Willie’s Po’Boy.
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.
What are your thoughts on the addition of New York City FC to MLS? D.C. United and the New York Red Bulls have a storied rivalry built up. Will the 18-year long contention between the two sides grow or perhaps simmer down? Is it possible that the inclusion of another New York team will spark a new and more heated contest?
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D.C. United hosts the Portland Timbers this Saturday - tickets still available online