D.C. United will be the top seed in the Eastern Conference in the 2014 MLS Playoffs and has earned a berth in the 2015-16 CONCACAF Champions League with its 2-1 win over the Chicago Fire on Saturday at RFK Stadium.
D.C. United (17-9-7, 58 points) has also completed the biggest single-season turnaround in MLS history, improving by 42 points from its 3-24-7 (16 points) finish in 2013. New York recorded a 39-point improvement in 2000 from its finish in 1999.
The D.C United Foundation will hold an in-stadium jersey auction on Saturday, October 18 during United’s final Regular Season home match against the Chicago Fire (buy tickets). Fans will have an opportunity to bid on select 2014 game-worn, autographed jerseys. All proceeds raised from the auction will assist the D.C. United Foundation with operating its signature programs: United Soccer Club and Kicks for Kids, which help serve hundreds of underprivileged DC area youth.
D.C. United’s Academy was on the road this past weekend in Pennsylvania as the U13 and U15 teams participated in the Northeast Pre-Academy League Showcase. Both sides played a total of three matches which all counted towards their overall standings.
The U16s played in the East Regional Generation adidas Cup. This was their first regional qualifying event, and the second, and final regional event, will take place over 2015 Presidents Day weekend in Orlando, Fla.
Kyle Davis has been called in to the U.S. Under-14 Boys National Team training camp by U-14 Head Coach Brian Johnson. The camp will take place at the U.S. Soccer National Training Center in Carson, Calif., from Oct. 11-19.
D.C. United has announced its rosters for the 2014-2015 Academy teams. 123 players from the greater Washington, D.C. region were selected for the Black-and-Red’s Academy squads: 16 on the U-12 team, 22 on the U-13, 19 on the U-14, 21 on the U-15, 21 on the U-16 and 24 on the U-18 team roster.
D.C. United, the Philadelphia Union and Special Olympics are collaborating to leverage the power of sports to promote an environment of social inclusion and acceptance by uniting people with and without intellectual disabilities through Special Olympics Unified Sports.
D.C. United announced today, through United Drives, that the program will collect clothing to benefit Mary's Center on Saturday, September 27 before United’s match against the Philadelphia Union at 3:00 p.m. (BUY TICKETS). Mary's Center is a community-based organization that provides healthcare, education, and social services to nearly 40,000 individuals in the entire DC metropolitan region. New and used clothing of all kinds will be accepted along with shoes.
D.C. United celebra con orgullo el Mes de la Herencia Hispana, del 15 de septiembre al 15 de octubre, participando en una serie de eventos en el distrito de Columbia.
El Mes de la Herencia Hispana arrancó el día sábado 13 de septiembre con la Fiesta de la Juventud de la Oficina de Asuntos Hispanos del Distrito. El mediocampista/delantero de D.C. United David Estrada estuvo presente en el campeonato juvenil de fútbol de un día del festival en el Centro Educativo de Columbia Heights para hablar con fans y animar a los participantes.
D.C. United is proudly celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, from Sept. 15 - Oct. 15, with participation in a series of events in the District of Columbia.
Hispanic Heritage Month kicked off on Saturday, Sept. 13, at the D.C. Office of Latino Affairs Hispanic Youthfest. D.C. United midfielder/forward David Estrada was on hand at the festival’s one-day youth soccer tournament at Columbia Heights Education Center to talk to fans and cheer on the participants.
D.C. United and its non-profit arm, United for D.C., is set to kick-off of the Fall season of its United Soccer Club program. In partnership with the U.S. Soccer Foundation and the U.S. Department of Justice, the program teaches soccer and the importance of focusing on a healthy lifestyle through physical activity and proper nutrition to youth.