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02 April 9:47 am

Right on cue for Major League Baseball's opening day, Mark Willis, a Boston-based web designer and soccer enthusiast released his take on thejersey designs for all 30 MLB teams. But there was something different about them...All of the jerseys were designed as soccer kits.

The project, which took Willis three months to complete, takes an in-depth look into the history of the MLB uniforms, and the teams who wear them. Enjoy.

NL East

AL East

NL Central

AL Central

NL West

AL West

D.C. United returns home Saturday, April 13 to host the New York Red Bulls

29 March 11:46 am

Former MLS and US Men's National Team star Cory Gibbs recently counted down his choice for top 5 all-time best defenders in MLS. Two D.C. United alum sat atop Gibbs' list. Jeff Agoos' versatile play and five MLS Cup Championships earn him the number two spot, while Eddie Pope's athleticism sets him apart at number one.

29 March 11:18 am

On Monday, three members of the Black-and-Red were guests at the Washington Wizards vs Memphis Grizzlies game at the Verizon Center in Washington DC. Bill Hamid, James Riley, and Marcelo Saragosa bonded with Brazilian-born center Nene. The Wizards star shares a passion for soccer, and the three spent some time talking about it post-match.

27 March 9:26 am

This week, Dwayne De Rosario and Chris Pontius joined other MLS stars in a day-long commercial shoot for Continental Tires. In between takes, the pair took to Twitter to share photos, videos and more.

Chris Pontius snaps an Instagram:

Dwayne De Rosario gets a lesson in acting:

Continental Tires goes some behind-the-scenes:

 
26 March 11:01 am

In the 41st minute of the game against the Columbus Crew, with the score tied 1-1, D.C. United midfielder Kyle Porter tallied the go-ahead goal that was soon overturned due to teammate Lionard Pajoy’s passive offside position. MLSsoccer.com’s Nick Firchau examined the call and explains why Porter’s strike should have stood:

  1. Pajoy – in a passive offside position – runs toward the ball, but does NOT interfere with the play because he did not touch or actually play with the ball.
  2. Pajoy did NOT prevent any opponent from getting to the ball, nor did he obstruct a sight line.
  3. Pajoy did NOT make a gesture that deceived or distracted an opponent; simply moving toward the ball is not enough to do so.
  4. The Assistant Referee waving the flag to signal an offside does not stop the play; the Referee must blow his whistle, but Allen Chapman allowed play to continue (i.e. As the saying goes, play to the whistle).
25 March 4:22 pm

D.C. United players Bill Hamid, Jamies Riley, and Marcelo Saragosa will attend tonight's Wizards vs Grizzlies game at Verizon Center. The trio will be signing autographs pre-game from 6-7:00 p.m. at section 114/115.

If you're at the game, go say hello. Otherwise tune into Comcast Sports Net at 7:00 p.m. ET.

25 March 2:54 pm

Young Designated Player Rafael, 20, earned his first MLS “Goal of the Week” nomination after tallying a sensational 35-yard strike in a 2-1 loss to the Columbus Crew on Saturday. The goal is also the second-quickest tally in a D.C. United debut start.

VOTE FOR RAFAEL HERE

The youngest current DP in the League, Rafael inked a deal with the Black-and-Red on Jan. 9 after notching 10 goals in 36 appearances for Bahia (Brazil’s Serie A).

25 March 12:16 pm

Last Wednesday, the U-18 and U-16 D.C. United Academy teams underwent extensive eye evaluations, providing yet another example of the elite physical tests that United’s youth players receive.

Dr. Keith Smithson of Northern Virginia Doctors of Optometry conducted the exams, which evaluated the following beyond the standard eye health test: visual reaction/decision-making speed, internal macular pigment density, glare-recovery speed, hand-eye coordination (goalkeepers), foot-eye coordination (field players) and depth perception. The purpose of these exams was to analyze each player’s visual peak in order to maximize their potential in that area of play.

The D.C. United Academy is among the League’s best, with its Homegrown players contributing the most First Team minutes of any club in MLS. The U-16s currently sit atop the East Conference’s Atlantic Division in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy League with a 13-1-3 record, while the U-18s are holding strong in fourth place with a 11-5-1 mark.

21 March 1:45 pm

MLSsoccer.com and Howler Magazine have collaborated to create OVERLAP, a digital magazine about North American soccer. Each issue, available on the iPad, will include orginial writing, photography, illustration and audio. The first issue features a profile of Graham Zusi, an essay by George Vecsey of the New York Times, a look back from each MLS Cup winner and many more original stories and work.  Click here to download the issue.

19 March 3:36 pm

After recording seven saves on Saturday in a 0-0 draw with the New York Red Bulls for his second consecutive shutout, Bill Hamid was twice nominated for "MLS Save of the Week" for Week 3. The first save up for contention came in the 67th minute when Hamid pawed away a Tim Cahill volley from inside the six-yard box. The second nomination was perhaps Hamid's most crucial - a clearance off the line in stoppage time to keep the sides even.

VOTE HERE

Hamid previously was awarded "MLS Save of the Week" in Week 1 of this season and his efforts from Saturday earned him "MLS Player of the Week."