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United Notebook

A look into the D.C. United-Chicago Fire matchup

D.C. undefeated in Chicago since 2006
United-Fire matchup

Chris Pontius vs Chicago Fire

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D.C. United will play one of its most important matchups of the season on Saturday afternoon against the Chicago Fire. Having already secured a spot in the 2012 MLS Cup Playoffs with its win against the Columbus Crew last weekend, the Black-and-Red is now playing for positioning.

A quick look into the history of the matchup between the two sides:

23 October 2:28 pm

October has been a good month for D.C. United and San Francisco Giants owner Will Chang. Both of his teams are in the post-season. United clinched a spot on Saturday night and, last night, the San Francisco Giants advanced to the World Series with a 9-0 win over the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 7 of the NLCS. Obviously, he is thrilled. He shares his thoughts below.

What it is like to have both of your teams in the playoffs?

22 October 3:05 pm

Following Saturday's important win, DC Mayor Vincent Gray sent a congratulatory tweet to D.C. United for it's berth in the 2012 MLS Cup Playoffs. This year marks United's first post-season appearance since 2007.

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

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 3:00 pm

A lucky fan has won the same watch

Breitling Superocean Chronograph 2000M

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.

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