October 3 Recap: D.C. United 0 - Sporting KC 0

A tie is enough, DCU clinches a playoff berth
Recap: DCU 0 - SKC 0

A pair of teams keen on claiming conference glory met at RFK Stadium on Friday evening as D.C. United welcomed Sporting Kansas City, and though neither found it, United were able to celebrate a tremendous turnaround and claim the East's first playoff berth.

Both teams struggled to break through as the two sides played to an entertaining, scrappy 0-0 draw in front of a rain-soaked crowd. The result pushed United’s point total to 52, good enough to guarantee a playoff berth one year removed from a historically bad season in which they claimed just 16 points.

Talking Strategy: D.C. United vs Sporting KC

DCU on track to clinch a playoff spot, has SKC to overcome on Friday
Talking Strategy: DCU v SKC

Luis Silva goal celebration with Davy Arnaud at Montreal - 2014

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USA Today Sports Images

With a positive result on Friday night against Sporting Kansas City, D.C. United punches its ticket to the Eastern Conference Playoffs (Friday, October 3 - BUY TICKETS). The Black-and-Red, having already beaten Sporting twice this year, know the visitors will be desperate and determined to avoid a sweep at RFK Stadium.

Fabián Espíndola always wants to win

The United forward is key to DCU's success during 2014
Espíndola, the winner

The value Fabián Espíndola adds to D.C. United isn't easily calculated but impossible to miss. To determine his impact through stats wouldn’t do him justice but that doesn’t make his numbers any less impressive. Exclusively listening to his teammates’ praise wouldn’t give you the full picture. 

Gameday Timeline: October 3

DCU looks to clinch a Playoff berth and RFK will be rockin'
Gameday Timeline: Oct. 3

RFK Stadium - grass, sun

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DCU could clinch a Playoff berth. You'll want to be here for this one. Buy tickets. 

D.C. United vs Sporting Kansas City Match Preview: October 3, 2014

Davy Arnaud previews the Eastern Conference clash with a playoff berth on the line
Match Preview: DCU v SKC

Tickets are still available, so buy now and join us on Friday for #DCvSKC

Bobby Boswell leading by example

He’s an organizer on the field, he’s a leader on the field, and ultimately, he’s a winner
Boswell leading by example

There are plenty of things that are different about Bobby Boswell in his second stint with D.C. United. But there’s one way in which he has been the same throughout his MLS career.

When Boswell is your center back, you are a contender.

Food Trucks: October 3

Lime Tree Truck, DC Slices and Holy Crepes will be in the Lot 8 tailgate this Friday
Food Trucks

Like what you taste? Tell the world by Tweeting at tonight's food trucks! Don't have your tickets yet? Not a problem, buy online.

Tailgate beer available: Budweiser, Bud Light, Michelob Ultra, Modelo 

D.C. United launches 30 Prizes in 30 Days campaign

Renew your season tickets or buy new ones for 2015 today to be entered to win!
30 Prizes in 30 Days

October, 2014

Renew By: October 1

Your pick! Any DCU jacket from the Team Store

Winners: Richard & Lynn E

Renew By: October 2

D.C. United on the brink of a playoff berth

"We’re still holding tight on our main goal [of making the playoff]," Perry Kitchen
DCU on the brink

The tantalizing temptation is to think back to the last time.

Two years ago, D.C. United ended its four-year playoff drought in dramatic fashion before the largest crowd of the 2012 season at RFK Stadium.

After one season without playoffs, it has the chance to do so again in front of home fans on Friday, needing just a tie with Sporting Kansas City to claim a place in the 2014 MLS postseason.

Training Notes: September 30, 2014

With a playoff berth within reach, United hits the training field
Training Notes

Bill Hamid and Joe Willis at Training - august 2014

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With the 2014 MLS Cup Playoffs hanging in the balance, D.C. United returned to training and set its eyes on Friday’s big Eastern Conference match up versus Sporting Kansas City. With a win or a tie Friday night, United will be the first Eastern Conference team to clinch a playoff berth. Kansas City, who is currently tied for second place in the Eastern Conference with the New England Revolution, is trying to avoid being swept by United for the first time since 2006.

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