Traveling with his father, D.C. United legend John Harkes to the UK, Black-and-Red Academy standout Ian Harkes met and took a picture with Chelsea FC superstar Frank Lampard. Harkes and Lampard are posing for the camera at Stamford Bridge, the Blues' storied stadium in central London. Lampard recently tallied his 200th goal for Chelsea against former team West Ham United on March 18.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.