On July 3, 2004, D.C. United welcomed the New York Metrostars for another Atlantic Cup showdown at RFK Stadium. With the score tied at one, Jaime Moreno stole the ball from Metrostars goalkeeper Jonny Walker and tucked it away for his fourth goal of the season, and certainly one of the more peculiar strikes of his storied career. The Bolivian went on to supply two assists as the Black-and-Red rolled to a 6-2 win over its rivals. Four months later, Moreno helped United win its fourth MLS Cup with two playoff goals and a 90-minute performance in D.C.'s cup-clinching victory over the Kansas City Wizards.
It was also Moreno's fourth title, merely adding to the front man's impressive collection of silverware. In addition to his MLS Cups, the forward won three Supporter's Shields, a U.S. Open Cup, a CONCACAF Champions' Cup and a Copa Interamericana. The Bolivian also earned five MLS Best XI selections and was named to the League's All-Time Best XI in 2005, cementing his legacy as one of MLS's greatest players. Moreno's goal-scoring record also speaks for itself, as his 133 regular season strikes make him the second-leading scorer in League history.
Even after recieving this all-time honor, Moreno continued to play—and score—for five more seasons. In his last game at RFK Stadium, the forward scored from the penalty spot—his 162nd overall goal in his 425th appearance for the Black-and-Red.
From burning Jonny Walker to scoring United's opener in the 1997 MLS Cup, Moreno has always displayed his class on and off the pitch. During halftime of Saturday's game against the Los Angeles Galaxy, D.C. United will formally induct Moreno into the Hall of Tradition. Buy your tickets here and join us for his special day at RFK Stadium.
Ahead of Sunday's match against Chivas USA, we're throwing it back to Luis Silva and Carlos Alvarez as teenagers. The two attended Bishop Salesian High in Los Angeles together, where Silva won Offensive Player of the Year in 2007.
On April 29, 2006, D.C. United defeated the newly rebranded New York Red Bulls 4-1. United's star striker, Alecko Eskandarian had two goals on the night, and his goal celebration for the first was one to remember.
Ahead of Saturday's Atlantic Cup rivalry match (Saturday, 8:00 p.m. - NBC Sports Network), we throw back to April '06 and Esky's epic spit-take...
Ahead of Saturday's Atlantic Cup match (8 pm ET, NBC Sports Network), MLS is hosting a Google+ Hangout with D.C. United midfielder Perry Kitchen and the Red Bull's Dax McCarty. Kitchen, who leads DCU in assists will be available to answer your questions starting at 1:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, August 29.
Where to watch:
- Thursday, August 29 - 1:30 p.m. ET
- On MLSsoccer.com
How to submit your questions:
- Via Twitter, using #NYvDC
- By leaving a comment at the bottom of this page
D.C. United is heading up I-95 to take on the New York Red Bulls, and they want you there! As United aims to win the Atlantic Cup for the 9th time since 2002, the Black-and-Red faithful could be there cheering on their squad!
Currently, there are two deals with DCU supporters groups heading north for the weekend. Check out bus and ticket options from the Screaming Eagles or La Barra Brava and join them in New York to support the Black-and-Red in Major League Soccer’s most storied rivalry.
Want to join them?
Screaming Eagles Trip:
Pick Up Locations:
- 1:00 p.m. at RiRa in Clarendon
- 1:30 p.m. at RFK
- 1:30 p.m. at New Carrollton Metro Station
- 3:00 p.m. at White Marsh Park & Ride
Pregame gathering in New Jersey: 5:00 p.m. at O’Donnells Irish Pub in Harrison, N.J.
For more information visit Screaming-Eagles.com
Pick Up Locations (Time TBD, no earlier than noon):
- Van Dorn Metro
- New Carrollton
- White Marsh Park & Ride
Should you have questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Jay at 571-212-8890
"Every time I shoot, I think it has a chance."
As evidenced by his words following D.C. United's 1-1 draw with Toronto FC, Dwayne De Rosario has no shortage of confidence in the final third. His goal against TFC was yet another audacious strike from distance, adding to the veteran's long list of wonder goals. Picking up the ball in the left channel, De Rosario cut inside and skipped past two defenders before curling home a gorgeous effort for his third League goal of the season.
Vote for DeRo's sublime strike and help make his effort Week 26's MLS Goal of the Week.
In 2011, D.C. United took over Ben's Chili Bowl for a day. Players and coaches helped in the kitchen and enjoyed some of that famous food for themselves. The legendary local spot even changed their name to Ben Olsen's Chili Bowl! In honor of one of D.C.'s most famous restaurants' 55th anniversary, let's throw it back to that day in United history.
D.C. United goalkeeper Bill Hamid is nominated for Save of the Week for Week 25. The talented Homegrown made a huge save early in United’s match against Montreal, coming off his line to stop a point-blank attempt from Andrew Romero.
The young goalkeeper has multiple honors to his name this season, including one Save of the Week from Week 1, a Player of the Week award, a Team of the Week honor and was also selected to the FIFA Ultimate 13 Team of the Week.
Make sure you vote for Bill Hamid for Save of the Week.