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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.

19 November 1:25 pm

Major League Soccer today announced that Chicago Fire defender Austin Berry is the 2012 MLS Rookie of the Year. D.C. United midfielder Nick DeLeon finished second in the voting.

DeLeon played in 28 matches (25 starts) is his first professional season and broke the club's rookie goal-scoring record with six goals. The talented winger also scored two goals in four matches during the 2012 MLS Cup Playoffs.

DeLeon is United's fourth consecutive MLS Rookie of the Year finalist. He is the third player to come in second (Pontius - 2009, Kitchen - 2011). Andy Najar won the award in 2010.

Below is a breakdown of the voting:

PLAYER % CLUB VOTES % MEDIA VOTES % PLAYER VOTES WEIGHTED TOTAL
Austin Berry (CHI) 51.79 56.92 31.96 140.67
Nick DeLeon (DC) 25 26.15 22.68 73.83
Darren Mattocks (VAN) 7.14 4.62 14.43 26.19
Luis Silva (TOR) 10.71 1.54 7.22 18.93
Connor Lade (NY) 0 1.54 7.22 8.76
19 November 12:00 pm
17 November 3:19 pm

Campers at the Dero Development and Power Training camp in Ontario are cheering for United

D.C. United captain Dwayne De Rosario holds soccer clinics in Toronto throughout the year. Players at a recent camp sent in the above mobile phone video wishing DeRo good luck ahead of Sunday's decisive Eastern Conference Final match. Learn more on DeRoUnited.com