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.
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.
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
D.C. United’s Robbie Russell, John Thorrington, James Riley and Daniel Woolard enjoyed a delicious meal at Rocklands Barbeque and Grilling Company. Before the players sat down to their meal, RJ Kenney of Rocklands brought Russell to the “Wall of Fire”— a fully stocked shelf of over 100 different hot sauces. The four members of the Black-and-Red indulged in authentic barbeque with their families and friends, and after watching the video, all of us in the office are thinking baby back ribs for dinner.
With Russell leaving for medical school shortly after this video was filmed, the Beautiful Dish ratings were never solidified. But, the blog will continue and be back in full effect soon.
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.
At halftime of tonight's match, D.C. United honored the co-founders of DC Brau, Jeff Hancock and Brandon Skall, as well as Donald Wine for everything they did in making "The Tradition" a reality. Hancock and Skall brewed the beer and collaborated with D.C. United for the "Brand the Brew" contest, while Donald Wine was the contest winner--choosing the name, The Tradition. D.C. United would like to thank DC Brau for its hard work in creating a delicious golden ale and Donald for choosing a name that so perfectly reflects the club.
Dwayne De Rosario has scored 22 of his 101 goals against former MLS teams. The talented veteran has tallied six times against tomorrow’s opponent Toronto FC, with three of those goals courtesy of a hat trick on 8/6/11.
De Rosario found the net four times against Houston, six times against historic rivals New York Red Bulls and six times against the San Jose Earthquakes.
Whatever the reason for De Rosario’s magic touch against his former teams, we can’t wait to see it tomorrow night at RFK! Will you be there?
Last night, fans and players alike tweeted their support of the Black-and-Red ahead of the Open Cup match. Everyone's message was heard loud and clear-- They want the cup!
Syamsir Alam sent out a Tweet of support to his team.
Douglas Rohr took a picture to cheer his team on.
The Tweet before the Storm.
Kyler Gobler “wants the Cup!”
— Kyle Gobler (@Gobble_311) June 12, 2013
The supporters want the Cup!
— D.C. United (@dcunited) June 12, 2013
Chris Boehm, writer for SoccerWire.com, showed what was on the line for both teams.