2012's Best: Tweets
In 2012, D.C. United players used Twitter to express their fan appreciation, frustration and excitement. The social network is an outlet for players to connect with fans and friends. Below, we looked through a year's worth of Tweets and picked some of our favorites:
After scoring his 100th career goal, Dwayne De Rosario had this to say:
I had 99 problems but...lol
— Dwayne De Rosario (@dwaynederosario) August 30, 2012
On April 22, Chris Pontius scored his first career hat trick in a 4-1 victory over rivals the New York Red Bulls. Later he thanked the support of fans:
Can't thank the fans enough for all the support. Especially those who braved the weather last night. Great team win for us!
— Chris Pontius (@ChrisPontius13) April 23, 2012
As he signed his D.C. United contract, Marcelo Saragosa snapped a picture in his new team gear:
—M.Saragosa (@MarceloSaragosa) February 7, 2012
After receiving a red card in a playoff match at New York, Bill Hamid coined a new rallying cry for United fans during his post-game interview. The phrase, "they can't hold us back" quickly got it's own Twitter hashtag:
The playoff series between D.C. United and the New York Red Bulls was full of drama this year. Between game date and location changes, United fans stuck it out until the end. Dejan Jakovic expressed his appreciation and awe at the overwhelming amount of support:
— Dejan Jakovic (@DejanJakovic) November 8, 2012
This October, Robbie Russell became a father. As an extended part of his family, he chose to share the news with his Twitter followers:
On October 10, we welcomed to the world our son;Robert Leo Isaias Russell, officially making me the happiest father in the world;) Pics soon
— Robert I. O. Russell (@RobbieRussell03) October 23, 2012
On Memorial Day, Ethan White shared his gratitude for those who protect our country:
Thank you to all the military personnel and vets that protect and serve us on a daily basis. Happy memorial day. Be safe everyone.
— Ethan White (@EthanWhite15) May 28, 2012
Most fans probably don't know, but Perry Kitchen was born on a February 29, 2012. This leap year, he turned 5:
Thanks to everyone for the birthday wishes! Means a lot!
— Perry Kitchen (@PerryKitchen23) February 29, 2012
While serving a one-game suspension, Brandon McDonald joined supporters in the stands to cheer on the Black-and-Red:
— Brandon McDonald (@BMcDonald4) April 8, 2012
On January 12, 2012 D.C. United selected Nick DeLeon in the MLS SuperDraft. In his first Tweet as a member of the Black-and-Red, DeLeon said:
Excited to be apart of DC united.Time to put in the work.
— Nick DeLeon(@NickDeLeon7) January 12, 2012
While on loan with the Fort Lauderdale Strikers, Conor Shanosky shared his support for the Black-and-Red on their home opener:
i can feel the buzz from rfk all the way down here in florida! wish i was there but its been a productive first week on the field in florida
— Conor Shanosky (@ConorShanosky17) March 9, 2012