Talking Strategy: D.C. United vs Chicago Fire

Taylor Kemp on DCU's strategy in its final home game of the Regular Season
Talking Strategy: DCU v CHI

Taylor Kemp vs. Chicago - 2014

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With two Regular Season games remaining, D.C. United needs only one more point to clinch first place in the Eastern Conference. After a 3-1 win over Houston—United’s first-ever win at BBVA Compass Stadium—the Black-and-Red host a Chicago Fire side eliminated from Playoff contention but looking to play spoiler.

Gameday Timeline: October 18

D.C. United hosts Chicago Fire for Fan Appreciation Night at RFK
Gameday Timeline

Sean Franklin and Bill Hamid salute fans at RFK

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Get on board! Visit the WMATA website for train delays and more. 

Matchday Program: October 18, 2014

This week celebrating you, the fans!
Matchday Program

In this week's issue, check out a feature on the best fans in MLS.

Every Matchday in 2014 will provide up-to-date statistics, rosters and schedules for the Black-and-Red. Make sure you pick one up as you enter the Gates on Gameday.

Watch: Mayor Gray stands up for D.C. United

When prompted to comment on the state of DC sports, Mayor Gray mentions success of DCU
Watch: Mayor Gray stands up for DCU

Bobby Boswell for MLS Defender of the Year

Boswell captains the Easter Conf. leaders and manages one of the best defensive lines in MLS

Bobby Boswell for Defender of the Year

Games & Starts: 32 (tied for first in the league)

Watch: Thank you fans!

D.C. United hosts Fan Appreciation Night on October 18
Watch: Thank you fans!

Fan Appreciation Night Timeline

3:00 p.m. - until close - In-stadium* only Team Store & Merchandise Kiosk discounts for all fans:

D.C. United Foundation to hold in-stadium jersey auction at Saturday’s home finale

Game-worn auction items available on Saturday, in-stadium, prior to DCU vs. CHI
Jersey auction benefiting DCU Foundation

The D.C United Foundation will hold an in-stadium jersey auction on Saturday, October 18 during United’s final Regular Season home match against the Chicago Fire (buy tickets). Fans will have an opportunity to bid on select 2014 game-worn, autographed jerseys. All proceeds raised from the auction will assist the D.C. United Foundation with operating its signature programs: United Soccer Club and Kicks for Kids, which help serve hundreds of underprivileged DC area youth.

Two surgeries, nine months, one determined journey

Chris Pontius battles through dark days, rejoins team at full strength
Pontius' determined journey

He’d been through it twice before, but this time was different, tougher, more uncertain.

Heading into the 2010 season as a second-year MLS player, D.C. United’s Chris Pontius underwent hamstring surgery when his right hamstring muscle tore away from his bone. Recovered by preseason of 2011, Pontius returned to full strength and enjoyed a season in which he earned seven goals and five assists.

Ben Olsen invites you to "Get On Board!"

DCU is playoff-bound, and Ben Olsen wants the District to enjoy the buzz
Get on board

Training Notes: October 14, 2014

Silva out 4-6 weeks; Rolfe back on the field
Training Notes

Chris Rolfe at Training - 10/14/2014

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After earning its first win in Houston on Oct. 12, the team returned to the RFK training field to prepare for its final home match of the 2014 MLS Regular Season (Saturday, October 18 vs. Chicago Fire - buy tickets).

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