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04 April 11:29 am

Today is the Washington Nationals' Home Opener. So, naturally, we look back to that time Talon body slammed a sausage. Talon, along with other DC mascots, participated in the Presidents' Race on April 1, 2011, and if you ask us, he won.

Good Luck to the Nationals today as Nats Park opens it's gates for the first home game of 2014 against the Atlanta Braves!

13 August 8:37 am

The D.C. love between the Nationals and the Black-and-Red continues. Yesterday, we blogged about Bryce Harper sporting a D.C. United jersey during an interview. Meanwhile, shortstop Ian Desmond, who attended United's July 27th match against the New England Revolution, got a taste of supporters culture, and now wants DCU fans at Nats Park. 

This is how it started.

After some clarification, Desmond asked his followers this question.

After some more Tweets, Desmond Tweeted directly at La Barra Brava and the Screaming Eagles.

One of Washington's most influential journalists, and long time Nats and United fan, Clinton Yates, got in on the conversation.

 

12 August 2:09 pm

Bryce Harper recently wore his number 34 D.C. United jersey in his weekly sit-down interview with CSN Washington.

"Of course I’m going to rep anything I can from the D.C. area. I’m very excited to see them play, maybe sometime soon," Harper said.

Harper is one of many D.C. athletes seen wearing their personalized D.C. United jerseys recently. Wizards point guard John Wall was spotted in Vegas wearing his DCU jersey, and Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond cheered on the Black-and-Red at RFK while rocking his United gear. 

 

22 July 3:19 pm

Last year, Chris Pontius and D.C. United presented the Washington Wizards' John Wall a personalized jersey. The point guard has been seen around the country, sporting the Black-and-Red kit, and was most recently spotted in Las Vegas.

Chris Pontius presents John Wall with a D.C. United jersey in 2012.

11 July 11:55 am

This week, Monumental Network launched its newest online series, a soccer-specific show which will air on MonumentalNetwork.com. The show, which is hosted by longtime D.C. United play-by-play broadcaster, Dave Johnson, kicks off this week with a feature on United's bright young keeper, Joe Willis. Check it out each week!

10 July 4:48 pm

Each season, MLS WORKS names Community MVPs from around the league who use soccer to help enhance their community. D.C. United's local MVP is Guy Perez of Richmond, Virginia.

VOTE NOW

Fans have the opportunity to vote to choose the Grand Prize winner. All votes must be submitted by July 12 at 5:00 p.m. ET and the winner is eligible for the below prize package:

One (1) Grand Prize winner will receive a $10,000 donation to their charity of choice and a trip to the 2013 AT&T MLS All-Star Game. Trip for winner and one (1) guest to include:

  • Accommodations for two (2) nights Roundtrip coach airfare
  • Two (2) tickets to the 2013 AT&T MLS All-Star Game at Sporting Park on July 31
  • Recognition during 2013 AT&T MLS All-Star Game
  • One (1) 2013 AT&T MLS All-Star Gift Bag

The Nominator of the Grand Prize winner and one (1) guest will also receieve a trip to the 2013 AT&T MLS All-Star Game. Trip for the nominator and one (1) guest to include the same elements outlined above for Grand Prize winner*.

*Nominator prize package does not include $10,000 donation.

About Perez

Guy Perez loves soccer. For most fans of the game, this would be enough. But, Guy has spent the last 20+ seasons coaching recreational players year round to love the game as well. Guy's coaching style is positive and he teaches his athletes to play the game, but, more importantly, to love the game. He embodies the true spirit of recreational soccer by adhering to equal playing time for all players as well as modeling and teaching positive sportsmanship and most importantly, having fun on the soccer field. One parent states that because of Coach Perez, "my daughter's love of soccer has been restored and she has never played with so much passion and effort”!

Guy is currently battling cancer and few know how gravely ill he truly is. He NEVER lets that stop him from being there for his players. He underwent major surgery recently and immediately upon his discharge headed out to the soccer field to coach his team. He has made a difference. He has truly inspired the close circle of people that know the seriousness of his illness and of his prognosis with his humble grace and unstoppable passion for soccer. The way he instills this in his players is by pure love and example. Guy's charity of choice is the Richmond Kickers which provides the opportunity for children with disabilities to play soccer.

04 December 12:17 pm

From Left: Ethan White, Chris Pontius, Brian Orakpo (Redskins #98), Fred Davis (Redskins #83), Kurt Morsink, Dejan Jakovic. Photo Credit: Washington Redskins

Last night, defender Dejan Jakovic, midfielder Chris Pontius and defender Ethan White, as well as Scouting Coordinator Kurt Morsink, watched RGIII lead the Washington Redskins (6-6) to a 17-16 grudge match win over the New York Giants (7-5).

While the G-Men have the overall edge in this rivalry – compiling a 93-65-4 record and winning four Super Bowls over the Redskins’ three – the exciting talent of rookie QB Robert Griffin III has Washington prime to change the tides. Comparably, D.C. United has dominated its series against Atlantic Cup Foes New York Red Bulls, posting an all-time 32-20-9 mark. In fact, no other club has defeated a team as much the Black-and-Red has beat the Red Bulls.

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20 November 12:38 pm

On Monday evening, D.C. United midfielder Perry Kitchen sat courtside with his fiance at the Verizon Center in Washington DC. The Indiana native was in attendance to watch the Washington Wizards versus the Indiana Pacers game. (Photos by Jose Argueta)

Perry Kitchen

Chris Singleton of the Washington Wizards

Perry Kitchen with his fiancée