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21 October 12:19 am

A summary of tweets from players, an owner, and media after clinching a spot in the 2012 MLS Cup Playoffs.

16 October 5:36 pm

Leading into one of D.C. United’s biggest games over the last five years, the team’s players and coaches will hit the airwaves to talk about the importance of Saturday’s match against the Columbus Crew at RFK Stadium. Here’s everything you need to know in order to tune-in and hear from D.C. United directly.

Wednesday

  • Head Coach Ben Olsen on with the Sports Junkies on 106.7 FM at 8:45am Replay
  • Midfielder Nick DeLeon on with the Upper 90 Show podcast Listen

Thursday

  • Midfielder Perry Kitchen on with Boxer in the Morning on 98.7 FM at 8:10am Replay
  • Midfielder Chris Pontius on with Elliot in the Morning on DC101 (101.1 FM) at 8:30am Replay
  • Midfielder Chris Pontius will join WUSA9 at 5:45pm live and in-studio to talk about D.C. United’s playoff push.
  • Head Coach Ben Olsen on with LaVar & Dukes on 106.7 FM at 6:00pm. Replay
  • Midfielder Chris Pontius on SportsTalk Live on Comcast Sports Net (with hosts Ivan Carter and Brian Mitchell) at 10:30pm (12:30am replay)

 

16 October 10:08 am

Head Coach Ben Olsen and ten players visited the Nation's Medical Center

On Monday, October 15, Head Coach Ben Olsen, Mike Chabala, Maicon Santos, Bill Hamid, Daniel Woolard, Stephen King, Josh Wolff, Brandon McDonald, Chris Pontius, Robbie Russell and Joe Willis visited Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD. The group toured the facility and met with wounded warriors.

The players shared their experience via Twitter:

15 October 4:26 pm

D.C. United's mission of "winning championships and serving the community" isn't only for the first team. On Sunday, October 14, D.C. United Academy players, coaches, and parents participated in the Acumen Solution's 8K Race for a Cause in Arlington, VA. The race helped raise money for United for D.C. - the club's charitable arm.

Forty-five players from United's U-14, U-15, and U-16 teams ran with 15 coaches and parent plus the events hundreds of other participants. D.C. United front office staff also participated.

Most of the Academy players were sleepy and chilly at the start of the race (see above), but they warmed up during the run and enjoyed representing the Black-and-Red and a community event.

New Director of Youth Development, Sonny Silooy, finished first among the Academy coaches. And, as the photo on the right suggests, he was pretty happy about it.

15 October 3:00 pm

A lucky fan has won the same watch

Breitling Superocean Chronograph 2000M

For the second year in a row, Lenkersdorfer Fine Jewelers has sponsored dcunited.com's Man of the Match voting. As part of the promotion, Lenkersdorfer generously provides a new Breitling Superocean Chronograph 2000M (retail value: $4,845.00) to both the D.C. United player that wins the most Man of the Match awards and to a fan that voted for Man of the Match and is selected in a random drawing.

PLAYER WINNER

Chris Pontius is having a career season and fans noticed. United's midfield/forward was named Pontius the Lenkersdorfer Fine Jewelers Man of the Match seven times this season. We will be awarded the new Breitling watch before the regular season finale on October 20. MLS Rookie of the Year candidate Nick DeLeon was second with four Man of the Match awards.

FAN WINNER

Chris Pontius isn't the person in the Washington region that will be sporting a new watch on his wrist. Christopher L. from Manassas, VA won the sweepstakes drawing. He'll receive his watch before Saturday's match as well.

10 October 4:25 pm

Players share their love of reading with online students

After training today, Dwayne De Rosario and Perry Kitchen took a moment to participate in an online education event with K12.com. DeRo read “Froggy Plays Soccer” while Perry read “Splat!: The Colorful Cat” to some local students while the session was recorded for online use. Below are photos from the event.

06 October 6:10 pm

A summary of tweets from players after Saturday's match in Toronto. D.C. United defeated Toronto FC 1-0 thanks to Hamdi Salihi's goal in the 88th minute.

YOU TELL US: What did you think of the result?

03 October 7:52 pm

Who would win a race between Talon and the Nationals' mascot Teddy?

It is a year of firsts for the Washington Nationals. 2012 marks the first time the Nationals have made it to the postseason, the first time they have won the NL East (and first for a baseball team in DC since 1933), and the first time Teddy won the President's Race.

For a few hours this afternoon, social media was buzzing about Teddy's win. All the talk about racing mascots made us wonder, who is the fastest mascot in DC? Is Talon faster than Teddy?

YOU TELL US: Who would win a race between Teddy and Talon?

01 October 10:00 am

A look at some of the stories from D.C. United 1-1 draw with the Portland Timbers on Saturday, September 29.

29 September 7:20 pm

New app created by Spin allows soccer fans to video chat and share photos or videos in real-time.

Spin has developed a new way for fans to gather online before, during, and after matches using an iPad. The app is called Spin Stadium D.C. United and it is available on iTunes.

With Spin Stadium D.C. United, you can get the excitement of being in the stands, even when you're watching the match at home.

  • Chat with your friends and fellow supporters using the video and sound features.
  • Wave a virtual flag or start a D.C. United chant.
  • View and share photos from the match.
  • Draw your own Tifo on the screen and share.

Give the app a try and then let know Spin know what you think by rating the app in iTunes and providing feedback at getspin.com/feedback

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Download the app for iPad 2 or 3 using iTunes
  • Open the app and create an account.
  • Invite other friends with an iPad 2 or 3 to also download the app.
  • Once everyone has downloaded the app you can create an Gathering and begin to chat via video and share photos or videos.