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08 December 1:56 pm

On Friday night the Georgetown Men's Soccer Team made school history when they qualified for the NCAA National Championship match for the first time. The Hoyas battled neighbor school, the University of Maryland to a 4-4 draw in regular-time.

Former D.C. United Academy midfielder Tyler Rudy, a sophomore at Georgetown, played his part with an assist on the first Hoyas goal in the 33rd minute. Eventually the sides would meet for penalty kicks, and Georgetown would come out on top 4-3.

The local boys make their first National Championship appearance this Sunday at 2:00 PM against seven-time National Champions the Indiana Hoosiers. Watch the match on ESPNU or at WatchESPN.com, with commentary by Glenn Davis and Taylor Twellman.

06 December 8:41 pm

Having trouble with gift ideas for the special soccer fan in your life? No matter who you're shopping for, we've got you covered.

Gifts for Him:

2012/2013 Authentic Long Sleeve Jersey - Long sleeves make this jersey the perfect gear for spring soccer, and the D.C. United fan in your life. The slim fit jersey comes in both traditional home black and a white away option. Please note that jerseys customized with a player's name and number can not be exchanged or returned for any reason.

Long Sleeve Training Tee - Train like the pros all offseason with a new long sleeve training top from adidas.

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Gifts for Her:

2012/2013 Authentic Long Sleeve Jersey - The slim fit design makes this jersey ideal for female fans. With long sleeves, it makes for a great way to support the Black-and-Red in any weather. Authentic jerseys come in both traditional home black and a white away option. Please note that jerseys customized with a player's name and number can not be exchanged or returned for any reason.

Scrunch Neck Hoodie - Stay warm in this officially licensed women's pullover from adidas.

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Gifts for Kids:

Knit Hat & Gloves - Toddler Set- Whether you are watching a soccer game, or playing in the snow, keep the little ones warm with this matching D.C. United hat and glove set. Jackets and other outdoor gear are also available for young D.C. United fans.

Youth T-shirts- The Team Store carries sizes for kids of all ages, from infant up. Now at the lowest prices of the season, choose from one of eight t-shirt designs for the kids.

My First Cap & Tee - The tradition continues. Have you recently welcomed a new member of the family? Get them ready for the 2013 season with this onesie and cap set.

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Gifts for Everyone:

D.C. United Holiday Pack - The Holiday Pack comes complete with the top four matches of the year (2013 home opener, LA Galaxy, New York Red Bulls, 2013 regular season home finale/Fan Appreciation Night) and one D.C. United ornament for each seat purchased. Supplies are limited and this pack is only available until Monday, December 17.

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Holiday theme gifts - From wrapping paper to ornaments to hats, the D.C. United Team Store has you covered for all of your holiday themed gifts.

In order to guarantee delivery by December 24, products ordered from the D.C. United Team Store must be ordered by: December 19 (ground shipping), December 20 (two-day air), December 21 (overnight)

06 December 5:38 pm

Congratulations to the D.C. United U-16 Development Academy who will go into their winter break as the number one team in the nation. The Academy is the only division leader who boasts an undefeated record over the first 13 matches. With a 2.69 points per game average, they also lead their age-group in goals. 15 year old Gerson Umana, sits atop the individual standings with 11 goals on the season. 

The US Development Academy season starts in September and goes through the following June. The winter break falls between December and March.

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04 December 12:17 pm

From Left: Ethan White, Chris Pontius, Brian Orakpo (Redskins #98), Fred Davis (Redskins #83), Kurt Morsink, Dejan Jakovic. Photo Credit: Washington Redskins

Last night, defender Dejan Jakovic, midfielder Chris Pontius and defender Ethan White, as well as Scouting Coordinator Kurt Morsink, watched RGIII lead the Washington Redskins (6-6) to a 17-16 grudge match win over the New York Giants (7-5).

While the G-Men have the overall edge in this rivalry – compiling a 93-65-4 record and winning four Super Bowls over the Redskins’ three – the exciting talent of rookie QB Robert Griffin III has Washington prime to change the tides. Comparably, D.C. United has dominated its series against Atlantic Cup Foes New York Red Bulls, posting an all-time 32-20-9 mark. In fact, no other club has defeated a team as much the Black-and-Red has beat the Red Bulls.

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03 December 2:34 pm

Pontius, DeLeon, Hamid and Kitchen all ascend December’s list after impressive MLS Cup playoff appearances

Chris Pontius, Nick DeLeon, Bill Hamid and Perry Kitchen all increased their player ratings from November to December in American Soccer Now’s (ASN) 100. Voted on by the likes of former U.S. Men’s National Team players (USMNT) – Jimmy Conrad, Alexi Lalas and Kyle Martino – as well as members of the soccer media, such as Grant Wahl, Jason Davis and Brian Sciaretta, among others, the list ranks the American player pool from 1-100.

Moving up three spots to #22, Pontius looks prime to earn a spot in the USMNT’s upcoming January camp. In the biggest Black-and-Red jump for the month, DeLeon catapulted 11 spots to #50. The rookie had two goals in the MLS playoffs – United’s first post-season appearance since 2007 – including the game-winner against the New York Red Bulls in Leg 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. Hamid shows up not far behind, at #52 (up two spots from November), jumping ahead of Chicago Fire netminder Sean Johnson. And 20-year-old Perry Kitchen continues his gradual ascend, climbing six spots up to #64.

The next USMNT camp will occur on Jan. 14, and will include no more than 23 players. Typically pooling from MLS and players in the Scandinavian leagues, DeLeon, Hamid, Kitchen and Pontius could very well be in the mix. Immediately following this camp (and a possible friendly), Head Coach Jurgen Klinsmann will select the roster that will kickstart the Hexagonal Round of 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying on Feb. 6 against Honduras.

View the full list.

29 November 5:41 pm

Give the gift of soccer this holiday season!

Holiday shopping can be a hassle. Avoid crowds and stress by shopping with D.C. United. We have great gifts for your family, someone special, or if you want to treat yourself.

Gift certificates: If you would like to give someone tickets to a D.C. United match, but are not sure of his/her schedule, consider buying a ticket plan gift certificate. Our ticket plans range from 18 matches to 4 matches and are perfect for all types of soccer fans. Contact our Customer Service Team to order a gift certificate. Call 202-587-5467 to send a message to dcucustomerservice@dcunited.com

Gift pack: The holiday pack includes four of the biggest matches of the 2013 season, and a D.C. United ornament. More information

Contact our Customer Service Team and we can help you create a gift pack you wrap up as a present. (Buy some D.C. United gift wrap in the Team Store to make it extra special.) Call 202-587-5467 to send a message to dcucustomerservice@dcunited.com

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26 November 5:01 pm

Today, the Canadian Soccer Association announced the list of nominees for the BMO Canadian Players of the Year Award. Among the list was D.C. United midfielder Dwayne De Rosario. The award will be voted on by Canadian media and coaches.

De Rosario appeared in five matches for the Canadian National Team in 2012, notching one goal, a game-winner over Panama in World Cup Qualifying. With 71 total appearances and 20 goals, De Rosario is Canada's all-time leading goal scorer.

2012 BMO Canadian Player of the Year nominees:

  • Patrice Bernier | CAN / Impact Montréal / Brossard, QC
  • Julian de Guzman | USA / FC Dallas / Scarborough, ON
  • Dwayne De Rosario | USA / DC United | Scarborough, ON
  • André Hainault | USA / Houston Dynamo | Hudson, QC
  • Lars Hirschfeld | NOR / Vålerenga Fotball | Edmonton, AB
  • Atiba Hutchinson | NED / PSV Eindhoven | Brampton, ON
  • Kevin McKenna | GER / FC Köln | Calgary, AB
  • Olivier Occean | GER / Eintracht Frankfurt | Brossard, QC
  • other selection/ autre

Read the full release.

21 November 11:21 am

On the heels of the announcement that D.C. United and midfielder Branko Boskovic would part ways, fans of the club took to Twitter to share their gratitude for all that the Montenegrin has done for the Black-and-Red.

20 November 12:38 pm

On Monday evening, D.C. United midfielder Perry Kitchen sat courtside with his fiance at the Verizon Center in Washington DC. The Indiana native was in attendance to watch the Washington Wizards versus the Indiana Pacers game. (Photos by Jose Argueta)

Perry Kitchen

Chris Singleton of the Washington Wizards

Perry Kitchen with his fiancée

19 November 3:11 pm

DC Mayor Vincent C. Gray has been a vocal supporter of D.C. United during the 2012 MLS Cup Playoff run. Today, he congratulated the team on a successful season.