On November 7, 2012, D.C. United and roughly 700 fans traveled to Red Bull Arena in the midst of a nor'easter. The Black-and-Red, who had switched home game schedules with the New York Red Bulls due to hurricane Sandy, was scheduled to face New York in the second leg of the Eastern Conference Semifinals. But Mother Nature had other plans. The nor'easter was dumping snow, even with all-hands-on-deck (including MLS Commissioner Don Garber) clearing the field became an impossible task.
Ultimately, MLS officials postponed the game until the following night, which meant 700 cold fans had to trek back to DC. But the DCU faithful would not be silenced. Upwards of 500 repeat travelers headed north on I-95 the following day because D.C. United has the best fans in MLS, and they continue to prove it through thick and thin.
United superlatives continue today, this time with a pair of questions that got a bit of a rise out of the team. First we asked what teammate they would not allow to date their sister, followed up by which teammate they would. The answers may surprise you...
Who would you allow to date your sister? Who do you think the team picked? Let us know in the comments section below.
Are you faithful solely to the Black-and-Red? Or do you support MLS, even when your team has been eliminated? DCU's woeful season has come to an end, but the playoffs continue without us. Who is your second choice to take the Cup in 2013? Are you watching tonight's matches? Below are a few helpful links for following the MLS Cup Playoffs, and click on the bracket to find a printable version for yourself.
Today, we continue with our 2013 Superlatives with two of our favorite questions. First, we asked: if you were trapped on a desert island, which coach would you rather have with you? Then, we asked: which teammate would survive the longest on the island from Castaway?
What do you think? Which coach would you choose? Who do you think would survive the longest? Let us know your votes in the comments below!
It's day 2 of our 2013 Superlatives, and we're keeping it classic. Who do you think were the best and worst singers in the D.C. United locker room in 2013? We're not so sure there was a definitive winner for these awards, as some of the best were also crowned the worst. Tell us who you think gets the vote in the comments below!
At the end of the 2013 season, we asked the team a series of questions, encouraging them to reveal things about each other only teammates can know. We started with a classic superlative: Best and Worst Dressed. Though a common question, it always brings out the claws.
Each day we release a new video, we will ask you all to let us know who you think is the answer to our question in the comments below. So, let's kick this thing off! Who do you think was the best dressed in the D.C. United locker room in 2013? What about the worst dressed? Let us know in the comments below and stay tuned for the videos later today!
This weekend marked the start of the offseason for D.C. United players. Each spent their downtime in a different way, some traveled, others enjoyed quiet time at home. Bill Hamid, United's Homegrown goalkeeper, spent Saturday cheering on DeMatha High School in the WCAC championship match. Before signing with DCU, Hamid attended DeMatha for the 2005-06 school year, during which he earned First-Team All-Maryland honors, First-Team All-Prince George’s County, First-Team All-WCAC and Second-Team Washington Post All-Met honors.
The Stags defeated rival Gonzaga High School 1-0, finishing their season with a winning record (15-4) and a championship to celebrate. After the Match, Hamid congratulated the team, and joined the locker room celebration. Despite a disappointing season for the Black-and-Red, Hamid and DCU had their own locker room celebration after this year's Open Cup victory.
Happy Halloween, United fans! This week's #TBT is brought to you by one of the gnarliest pictures taken this season. In a matchup against Toronto FC at RFK on June 15, DCU defender Daniel Woolard suffered a hard hit to the face. The result? This picture.
Happy Halloween. Hope you don't have nightmares.
Photo Credit: Tony Quinn / dcunited.com
With the 2013 season coming to a close, Monumental FC pulled together its "Best Of" from the show's inaugural season. Enjoy!
Our trophies were being polished, so we thought this was a good time to do a photo shoot with some of them. We hope you enjoy our Throwback Thursday back to six of our 13 trophies.
CONCACAF Champions Cup 1998
Inter-American Cup 1998
MLS Cup 1996
MLS Cup 1999
U.S. Open Cup 1996
U.S. Open Cup 2008