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.
D.C. United goalkeeper Anrew Dykstra, currently playing for USL PRO affiliate Richmond Kickers, earned Week 9 USL PRO Team of the Week honors. After making five crucial saves against the Los Angeles Blues on Friday night, Dysktra helped the Kickers earn a point in a 1-1 tie. Dykstra has played all seven games of the undefeated Kickers thus far (4-0-3). The talented goalkeeper has anchored a defense that has only allowed seven goals in the 2013 season.
You tweeted at D.C. United about #NYCFC, and our favorite replies are featured below!
Andrew questions why New York would even get a second team.
@dcunited why give New York a second team, when the first team can't even win trophies!
— Andrew (@Weezgamma) May 21, 2013
Dougg Jimenez uses an old adage to make a good point.
— Dougg Jimenez (@LNBatCat) May 21, 2013
Joey R. is already hyping up the rivalry.
— Joey R. (@joeyinsomd) May 21, 2013
Ben lets the facts speak for themselves.
— Ben Mahler (@benmahlerdc) May 21, 2013
D.C. United CMO Doug Hicks welcomes NYCFC to the League.
— Doug Hicks (@DCUDoug) May 21, 2013
Captain Dwayne De Rosario congratulates NYCFC and MLS.
— Dwayne De Rosario (@dwaynederosario) May 21, 2013
D.C. United goalkeeper Bill Hamid has been named to Major League Soccer Team of the Week for Week 12. Hamid came up big on key plays against Sporting Kansas City on Sunday night. A memorable save and crucial stop came in the 39th minute when Hamid denied Graham Zusi from inside the penalty box. Hamid made another point blank save in the 77th minute, denying Sporting Kansas City the go ahead goal.
This marks Hamid’s third MLS honor this season. The young goalkeeper won Save of the Week in Week 1, Player of the Week in Week 3 and can now add Team of the Week for Week 12. Hamid was also selected to EA Sports FIFA 13 Ultimate team of the Week after his stellar performance against the New York Red Bulls on March 16th. The future is bright for the 22-year-old net minder who will join the United States Men’s National Team on May 30th ahead of the June 2nd friendly against Germany at RFK.
What are your thoughts on the addition of New York City FC to MLS? D.C. United and the New York Red Bulls have a storied rivalry built up. Will the 18-year long contention between the two sides grow or perhaps simmer down? Is it possible that the inclusion of another New York team will spark a new and more heated contest?
Tweet at @dcunited using #NYCFC and tell us your thoughts! We'll randomly select a few to be featured in a fan-driven Tweet Tweet article in our United Notebook blog.
D.C. United hosts the Portland Timbers this Saturday - tickets still available online