For those of you who missed it, or for those of you who want to relive the magic, here is what happened last night at Rio Tinto.
We wanted the Cup.
D.C. United Head Coach Ben Olsen
On his overall reaction:
"You hung in there together. The fans hung in there with you. The organization hung in there. You hung in there with me. The staff hung in there with you. Everybody was in this together." - Ben Olsen
Celebrate the Open Cup victory this Friday with us at RFK, as we play host to the Chicago Fire at 8:00 PM. Buy tickets online now.
D.C. United today announced that captain Dwayne De Rosario and defender Dejan Jakovic have been called to the Canada Men’s National Team for training camp and a friendly against Australia on Oct. 15 in London, England. Both players will depart Oct. 7 and will return following the friendly on Oct. 16.
D.C. United won the 100th edition of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Tuesday night with a 1-0 victory – courtesy of a Lewis Neal goal – over Real Salt Lake at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, UT. With the win, United claimed its third Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup (1996, 2008, 2013) and added to the club's record-setting trophy haul. D.C. United remains the most successful club in United States professional soccer history, with 13 major domestic and international titles won. A result of winning the 2013 U.S.
Chris Pontius has been through a lot - injuries, near Open Cup victories and tough seasons. Tonight, he, along with his D.C. United teammates, lifted that coveted trophy over their heads; they are victorious. And we were there to watch the many emotions Pontius went through as he watched his team claim the Cup for the final 9 minutes of the match. One thing is clear, this team means everything to CP13!
In a season that seems to have been riddled with bad luck, the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup has provided a glimmer of hope for the Black-and-Red. This week, as we made our way to Salt Lake for the Open Cup Final, we saw the number 13 everywhere. What could it mean? Were we in for another stroke of bad luck?
Quite the opposite, actually. Today, it was lucky 13, and we're proud to be adding a 13th trophy to the case!
While their MLS season has had few positives, D.C. United can consider their 2013 campaign a success after upsetting Real Salt Lake 1-0 in Tuesday's Lamar Hunt US Open Cup final at Rio Tinto Stadium.
Lewis Neal’s first-half stoppage-time goal proved the difference for D.C., who won their third Open Cup title and, in the process, secured a spot in the 2013-14 CONCACAF Champions League.