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United Notebook

09 July 3:43 pm

This Friday, MLS Insider will feature D.C. United midfielder Nick DeLeon (NBC Sports Network, 7:30 PM ET - Set your DVR!). The talented Rookie of the Year finalist shows the audience around his home, explains his ink and gives a glimpse into his game day routine.

08 July 9:53 am

Last night, Joe Willis was phenomenal. He made seven outstanding saves, shutting out a hot Colorado side. He earned dcunited.com’s Spotlight for the night and much praise via Twitter. So, let’s check out what some of the DCU fans and United players had to say about their goalkeeper’s stellar performance. 

Sometimes, there isn't much more to say other than...

Joe's performance made some fans emotional.

Some attribute his heroics to one thing.

Willis was even distracting the ladies from the match.

MLS attributed the point to our fearless GK.

DCU Defender Ethan White gave Joe a "10 out of 10".

Because Joe doesn't have a Twitter, United Midfielder Kyle Porter had to resort to a hashtag.

D.C. United Defender Taylor Kemp thinks the MOTM vote is simple.

Here at D.C. United, all we have to say is...

 

02 July 2:35 pm

D.C. United's Andrew Dykstra, currently on loan with USL PRO affiliate Richmond Kickers, has been named Week 15 USL PRO Player of the Week. The talented goalkeeper recorded two clean sheets this weekend, with a 2-0 win over Orland City SC on Saturday and 0-0 tie against VSI Tampa Bay FC on Sunday. Dykstra was previously named to the USL PRO Team of the Week for his standout performance in Week 9.

Additionally, both Dykstra and Homegrown product Micahel Seaton earned USL Team of the Week awards. Seaton netted the game-winner on Saturday, beating the previously undefeated Orlando. 

01 July 5:07 pm

On Monday, June 17 United for D.C. held its annual Celebrity Golf Tournament supported by Kaiser Permanente at National Golf Club. Over 140 golfers enjoyed a great afternoon of play, with all proceeds going to D.C. United’s charitable arm.

Participants were teamed up with D.C. United players and coaches as well as other well-known stars, including Oguchi Onyewu, John Harkes and AJ Wood. Participants had the chance to win prizes at contest holes, such as the Volkswagen Hole in One. This year, we saw the closet shot to the pin in tournament history! But, no one won the hot new ride. 

Here is a list of all the winners from the day.

  • 1st Place Overall: Monumental Sports
  • 2nd Place Overall: Triad Construction playing with Perry Kitchen
  • 3rd Place Overall: the Screaming Eagles with Nick DeLeon
  • Closest to the Pin: Cushman & Wakefield's Casey Larmer
  • Women's Longest Drive: White + Partners' Lauren Giles
  • Men's Longest Drive: D.C. United defender Taylor Kemp
  • Putting Contest: Screaming Eagles" Phil Martin

A big thank you goes out to Kaiser Permanente for its supporting sponsorship, Lenkersdorfer Jewelers for its silent auction sponsorship, GSI for hole sponsorship and Volkswagen for contest sponsorship. To learn more about United for D.C. visit unitedfordc.org.

 

 

01 July 3:45 pm

MLSsoccer.com’s Greg Lalas shared his list of the Top 5 greatest Canadian players to play in MLS, and D.C. United clearly takes the cake. Current captain Dwayne De Rosario is Lalas’ number one, known for his ability to find the back of the net often and in the clutch. Pat Onstad came in at number two for his fantastic play in net. Onstad rocked the Black-and-Red in 2011 as a player/coach, then left for Toronto after 2012. Geoff Aunger was named fourth-best Canadian in MLS, who represented DCU from 1998-2001 and helped United clinch the Cup in 1999. 

01 July 9:40 am

On Saturday night, D.C. United homegrown star Michael Seaton netted his third goal for the Richmond Kickers. Seaton is on loan with the Kickers as part of United's affiliate agreement. The young forward signed a professional contract with DCU in January and has spent time with both the Kickers and D.C. United this season.

Michael Seaton's goal can be seen at the 1:55 mark.

28 June 4:04 pm

Season ticket holders Richard and Lynne Eckhoff gave new dad and father of two John Thorrington and soon-to-be father of four Alain Rochat gifts, showing the DCU Dads some love and support. 

25 June 2:03 pm

This week after training, the guys at Open Wide for Some Soccer sat down to chat with D.C. United midfielder John Thorrington. Check out the podcast now!

 

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19 June 5:19 pm

Last week, D.C. United captain Dwayne De Rosario led the team to a 3-1 victory over the Philadelphia Union in the fourth round of the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup with a hat trick. The victory, which propels the Black-and-Red, to the quarterfinals of the tournament, was a bright spot for the team who has struggled in regular season action. For his effort, DeRo has been recognized by TheCup.US as the Player of the Round.

The acknowledgment comes ahead of the team's quarterfinal match, which is set to be held at the Maryland SoccerPlex on Wednesday, June 26. United hosts the New England Revolution and the match will kickoff at 7:00 p.m. BUY TICKETS

16 June 1:55 am

On Saturday night, the Nicole Megaloudis Foundation held their annual scholarship presentation prior to the D.C. United vs. Toronto FC match. Congratulations to Manuel Hernandez and Luisa Martinez, this year's scholarship winners.

The Nicole Megaloudis Foundation strives to "Make it Happen" for students who display leadership qualities and are in need of financial support. The Foundation is named for, and was founded in honor of, Nicole Megaloudis, the stepdaughter of former D.C. United head coach Thomas Rongen who was killed in an auto accident in 2004. Click here to learn more about the Foundation.