The D.C. versus New York is the longest standing rivalry in Major League Soccer. Since the inaugural MLS season, D.C United and the New York Red Bulls (formerly the New York/New Jersey Metrostars)have seen their share of dramatic clashes both in the regular season and playoffs. The name for the competition was not set until 2002 when both the trophy and rivalry was coined the Atlantic Cup.
D.C. United has four 2-packs to the 2013 Shamrock Fest at RFK that we'll be giving away on our Facebook page tonight and tomorrow. Entering the sweepstakes is easy:
Congratulations to Private First Class Andrew Calvert and his fiance, D.C. United wishes you all the best as you start your lives together.
The Black-and-Red had a special guest in the locker room after tonight's match. Lorenzo Alexander, a linebacker for the Washington Redskins attended the game, and joined the team after the match to celebrate the 1-0 victory.
United captain Dwayne De Rosario snaps a pick with Alexander in the team hallway:
D.C. United captain Dwayne De Rosario will not be available for tonight's match, but the midfielder and team leader will be at RFK to support his teammates.
2012 Rookie of the Year Finalist Nick DeLeon added some new, team-sprited ink to his right arm. The 22-year-old standout broke United's rookie regular-season scoring record last year, and now boasts a vintage D.C. United logo tattoo, showing his dedication to and passion for the Black-and-Red.
Do you share his passion? Show us your ink!
Chris Pontius is a man of many talents. His endless work rate and speed are the perfect combination for a midfielder. His finishing is that of a striker. But tomorrow, he wears a completely different hat. Pontius will present the DC Metro Area with their morning weather report on FOX 5.
This morning, D.C. United head coach Ben Olsen joined DC 101's Elliot in the Morning show, take a listen: