Bill Hamid was named the top player in MLS's Castrol Index Weekly Top 20 for Week 15. The homegrown goalkeeper made four key saves against the New England Revolution last Saturday night to end D.C. United's losing streak and help earn the Black-and-Red a point on the road. Adding this to his list of accolades, Hamid has now earned four weekly nods from MLS and one from EA Sports FIFA.
Kyle Porter welcomes a fellow Canadian to D.C.
— Kyle Neville Porter (@KylePorter19) June 7, 2013
Vancouver Whitecaps FC forward Tom Heinemann wishes Rochat luck here in D.C.
— Tommy Heinemann (@TommyHeinemann) June 7, 2013
Julius, a D.C. United supporter, welcomes the whole Rochat family
Jamie Ellis is a "#pissedoffinvancouver"
— Jamie Ellis (@Jellis35) June 6, 2013
Randy Wachtin thanks Rochat for his time with Whitecaps FC
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.
Last night, D.C. Untied supporters made the trip down to Richmond to cheer on the Black-and-Red in the Third Round of the U.S. Open Cup. After DCU beat the Kickers in penalty kicks, United players thanked those who braved I-95 to show their support.
Conor Shanosky thanked a special supporters group.
— Conor Shanosky (@ConorShanosky17) May 29, 2013
Perry Kitchen tweeted out his appreciation.
Thank you to all of our fans that made it to Richmond. Great support. #dcunited
— Perry Kitchen (@PerryKitchen23) May 29, 2013
Kyle Porter gave the fans a shout out as well.
To all the fans who made it out...Thank you !! It means a lot to all of us !! #DCU
— Kyle Neville Porter (@KylePorter19) May 29, 2013
Dwayne De Rosario played for the Kickers from 1999-2000 and thanked all fans for their support.
Great win & effort tnite! #RichmondVA was a pleasure & thanks for the continued support its been a while but the love is still there. Cheers
— Dwayne De Rosario (@dwaynederosario) May 29, 2013
UPDATE: This pack is now closed for the June 15 match.
D.C. United invites you to have a beer on us!
For one low price of $44.00, you receive 2 tickets and 2 complimentary beers. This pack is available on Saturday, June 15 and Saturday July 27, buy now, while supplies last!
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.