Unmarked, presented by AT&T
On Saturday, May 10, D.C. United Supporters joined Sons of Ben in the tailgate before the Black-and-Red took on the Union to honor the memory of Eric Shertz. United supporters reflected on what it means to be part of MLS' Supporters' Culture, explaining we are a family, regardless of the colors your wear. #WeStandForShertz
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Unmarked Extras: Check out these two short clips from our visit to the Brewery.
We love that DC Brau makes business decisions with the environment in mind. Don't you?
Find out the thoughts behind the seemingly random pieces of art at the brewery. Okay, well, they are random, and we don't really learn the thoughts behind them. But they're all cool nonetheless.
In the first episode of Unmarked, we take you behind the scenes of the first match of the 2014 Atlantic Cup. We mic'd up Ben Olsen for an exclusive look at the rivalry between D.C. United and New York. Enjoy!
Tomorrow is College Night, so we did some research. Here is the list of current, active MLS players who attended a local college.
Marc Burch – 2005
Taylor Kemp – 2009-2012
Ethan White – 2009-2010
Chris Seitz – 2005-2006
Graham Zusi – 2005-2008
Christiano Francois - 2012
A.J. DeLaGarza – 2005-2008
Omar Gonzalez -2006-2008
Robbie Rogers - 2005
Patrick Mullins – 2010-2013
Maurice Edu – 2004-2006
Zac MacMath – 2008-2010
Schillo Tshuma – 2012-2013
Rodney Wallace – 2007-2008
John Stertzer – 2009-2012
Clarence Goodson – 2000-2003
Jeremy Hall – 2006-2008
Dan Gargan – 2001-2004
Tommy Muller – 2009-2012
Steve Neumann – 2010-2013
Ian Christianson – 2009-2012
Billy Knutsen – 2010-2013
Andrew Dykstra – 2005-2008
Matt Watson – 2004-2005
Today is the Washington Nationals' Home Opener. So, naturally, we look back to that time Talon body slammed a sausage. Talon, along with other DC mascots, participated in the Presidents' Race on April 1, 2011, and if you ask us, he won.
Good Luck to the Nationals today as Nats Park opens it's gates for the first home game of 2014 against the Atlanta Braves!
Last night's U.S. Men's National Team Friendly was one of the last opportunities for players in the USMNT pool to make their case for inclusion into the World Cup team. Jurgen Klinsmann has until FIFA's June 2 deadline to finalize his 23-man squad. Starting on the bench last night for the USMNT was D.C. United's Eddie Johnson and Bill Hamid, both hungry for a coveted spot on the plane to Brazil.
In the 64 minute, Johnson came on for Chris Wondolowski. Wondo already had one goal on the night, and once again proved that he can produce for the U.S. But Johnson was ready to make a statement of his own. The veteran forward made several dangerous runs, setting up scoring opportunities for the USMNT. Finally, in the 86 minute of action, Johnson was fed a through ball from teammate Clint Dempsey. The striker's class and comfort on the ball was evident as he cleanly put it past Mexico's keeper. Unfortunately, Johnson's goal was ruled offside, but upon review, it looks a little bit suspicious to us... what do you think?
Did EJ make his case for inclusion in the World Cup roster?
D.C. United Head Coach Ben Olsen was on Elliot in the Morning, well, this morning. The conversation started off on the topic of draining blood from under your toenails, but moved to D.C. United's spirit in the locker room and performance on the pitch. Check out the great interview for yourselves.
March Madness is real people. The competitive juices are flowing not only on the field for DCU, but in the locker room. Captain Bobby Boswell organized a team bracket challenge, and we took it a step further. We chose three MLS veterans and three youngsters to compete against each other (editor's note: I'm rooting for team #Youngsters). So, here are the teams. The #Veterans: Centerback Bobby Boswell (31), Left Back Sean Franklin (29 as of today-- Happy Birthday @SFranklin5!), and Midfielder Chris Pontius (26). The #Youngsters: Midfielder Collin Martin (19), Centerback Steven Birnbaum (23), and Left Back Taylor Kemp (23).
Each morning, we will update the brackets and scoring so everyone can keep track, tweet at the guys and root on your favorites! Let the Madness Begin! CHECK OUT THE BRACKETS