Last night, D.C. United won the U.S. Open Cup Semifinals, beating the Chicago Fire 2-0. DCU will take on Real Salt Lake in the Finals of the 100th Open Cup on October 1 at Rio Tinto Stadium. During all the excitement, fans took to Twitter to share their nerves, joy and hopes with the DCU family. Here is what happened.
First, let's add some fuel to the Fire.
— Sean Maslin (@SeanMaslin) August 8, 2013
Fans displayed tifo at Saturday's MLS game to wish their team luck in ChiTown.
— D.C. United (@dcunited) August 7, 2013
This guy's got a point.
— Jason (@chestrockwell14) August 8, 2013
After the final whistle blew...
When words fail, Tweet it out.
You, Sir, keep doing what you're doing.
Clearly my watching every #dcu US Open Cup game online from home has helped this team advance to the final. :-)
— Juan-John (@juanjohn) August 8, 2013
Two teams enter, one team will leave victorious.
— ben (@beardyblue) August 8, 2013
Best fans in the League.
— Mark McNabb (@MMMcNabb) August 8, 2013
Meanwhile, inside the locker room...
— Dwayne De Rosario (@dwaynederosario) August 8, 2013
After an impressive 3-1 win over a hot Montreal Impact side, D.C. United newcomers turned some heads. Both Conor Doyle and Luis Silva are in the starting eleven for Major League Soccer's Week 23 Team of the Week after netting a goal a piece. Silva found the net in the 19th minute, while Doyle hit the game-winner in the 68th minute and assisted Jared Jeffrey's tally in extra time. Jared Jeffrey also made Team of the Week as a substitute, after scoring once and going 90 minutes at center midfield for the Black-and-Red. Head Coach Ben Olsen was named coach of this week's squad, having led his youthful side to victory.
Conor Doyle netted his first MLS goal on Saturday, notching the game winner over the Montreal Impact. Doyle put away a cross from James Riley with a one-touch finish, beating Troy Perkins with his crafty touch. Vote for Doyle's goal and help make his first MLS tally Week 23's Goal of the Week.
Dave Johnson is back with another episode of Monumental FC. This week's episode features La Barra Brava-showing the supporters group's gameday activity as well as its match against D.C. United's U-23 Academy, which benefited United for D.C. Check out the video to get a look at the passion La Barra Brava has for the Black-and-Red, as well as all the action that takes place on gameday.
In today's Local section of the Washington Post, the paper gives fans and supporters an opportunity to voice their opinion about D.C. United's new stadium plans. The question posed is, "Should D.C. United and the city agree to build a stadium at Buzzard Point in Southwest D.C.?" As of now, the overwhelming majority (86%) has voted yes. While we await a council vote, the Post is providing fans and residents a place to let their voices be heard.
Check out the poll and comments section for yourself here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/dc-united-stadium-make-your-case/2013/07/24/8a8a0366-f3ae-11e2-a2f1-a7acf9bd5d3a_page.html
D.C. United's long and challenging search for a home of its own, has been a whirlwind. Each day a new prospect, another hurdle. A single constant has stood by in confident support, and with unwavering passion. That constant has been our fans.
It is with deep pride and an overwhelming sense of gratitude that we present this week's #TBT in honor of the best fans in MLS. We are here to stay.