D.C. United's Head Coach Ben Olsen has been a DC resident for over a decade now. Last fall, Olsen got involved in the politics of DC residency for the first time when he put his support behind the DC Vote initiative.
Tonight, the University of Louisville will face the University of Michigan in the NCAA National Championship match in Atlanta Georgia. One member of the Black-and-Red will be watching closely, as the Cardinals seek national recognition.
United's Nick DeLeon graduated in 2011 from the Louisville, where he spent two seasons. Although he does not have any friends who currently play for the team, his loyalty still lies in Kentucky, and the midfielder plans to watch the game tonight at home.
Today, April 5, 2013 marks the official 100-year anniversary of the U.S. Soccer Federation. Since its inception, U.S. Soccer’s mission has been clear—make soccer a predominant sport in the U.S. and facilitate development at every level of competition.
The Centennial is truly a testament to U.S. Soccer’s supporters and participants, including players, coaches, referees, volunteers, ambassadors, and most of all the fans.
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: