Washington, D.C. (October 10, 2013) – D.C. United today announced, through the United Drives program, that it will be collecting toiletries for Thrive DC on Saturday, Oct. 12, before United’s match against the Philadelphia Union at 7 p.m. ET.
In boxing, the tale of the tape is the pre-fight measurements between the two combatants. In 2013, we're telling the tale of the tape between D.C. United and its foe of the week.
Early Goal Success
Under D.C. United Head Coach Ben Olsen, the Black-and-Red hasnt lost to the Philadelphia Union when scoring the first goal of the game. The team is 3-0-1 when tallying first.
Coming off a few days of rest, D.C. United went back to work on this crisp Fall morning. After warming up and working through a passing drill, the Black-and-Red moved onto possession. Then, while two teams went to goal, one team ran 300-yard shuttles with the ball, dribbling through cones for the first ten yards.
As a part of Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations, D.C. United today announced details for “Noche Latina” at RFK Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 12, as the team takes on the Philadelphia Union at 7 p.m. The festival will take place from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in Lot 8 of RFK Stadium. AT&T, Parts Authority, Shoppers and Volkswagen will present the eighth consecutive event celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month.
On Friday night, D.C. United dominated possession against the Chicago Fire. Not only did the squad have 70% possession, but the Black-and-Red finished the match with 89% passing accuracy. DCU completed 100 of its 130 passing attempts in the final third, which is a passing accuracy of 76.6%. Despite the loss, the amount of possession and passing accuracy are impressive and show potential.
Fighting for a postseason spot in a crowded Eastern Conference, the Chicago Fire started the season’s final month off well with a 3-0 victory over D.C. United on Friday at RFK Stadium.
D.C. United, in conjunction with MLS W.O.R.K.S, today announced that the club will participate in Breast Cancer Awareness Month, with the team incorporating pink into its match against the Chicago Fire tonight (8 p.m. ET; NBC Sports Network).