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Closer than ever before

Welcome to BehindTheBadge.com. When Washington, DC was awarded a Major League Soccer franchise, Kevin Payne led a group with a clear vision as to how this organization would brand itself. The end product would be true to the greatest game in the world and would serve as a home team for people living in the District, Maryland and Virginia, and those with different socio-economic or ethnic backgrounds. D.C. United was the perfect name for this franchise.

Since that time, the club has continued to reach out to all who wanted to be a part of the family. The team, the staff and the fans form a special union indeed. There is no team in this city or in MLS that has a closer, more familial relationship. We hope this blog will allow us to aptly avail all who are such an important part of this club.

Over the past several seasons, many have enjoyed a look behind the scenes at United through on-line initiatives such as Behind the Badge posts on dcunited.com and our more recent internet endeavor, bobbyboswell.com. We now bring you behindthebadge.com, through which we hope to bring you closer to the Black-and-Red than ever before. Whether you are a hard-core supporter, a casual fan or someone simply interested in knowing more about the club, welcome. You are all invited to be a part of D.C. United. Enjoy!