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.
300 All-Time Wins
With their victory over the Philadelphia Union on 06/12 in the U.S. Open Cup, D.C. United became the second team in MLS history to achieve 300 wins in all competitions. The LA Galaxy was the first team in MLS to achieve 300 victories.
U.S. Open Cup Advancement
D.C. United hosts Toronto FC this Saturday at RFK. Both teams are struggling to find their rhythm as of late and sit at the bottom of the Eastern Conference. Ahead of the battle at RFK, here are the VW Keys to the Match.
Ride the Momentum
On Wednesday night, advanced in Open Cup play over its I-95 rivals the Philadelphia Union. The victory propels the Black-and-Red to the quarterfinals of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, which will be held on Wednesday, June 26 at 7:00 p.m. at the Maryland SoccerPlex against the New England Revolution.
Dwayne De Rosario notched a hat trick last night to end the Black-and-Red's scoring draught. Two of the goals came unassisted, after individual effort on the midfielder's part.
Last night, fans and players alike tweeted their support of the Black-and-Red ahead of the Open Cup match. Everyone's message was heard loud and clear-- They want the cup!
D.C. United Head Coach Ben Olsen
Thoughts on the game and its wider impact:
D.C. United today announced that the club will host the New England Revolution in the quarterfinals of the 2013 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. The match will take place at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Boyds, Md., on Wednesday, June 26 at 7 p.m. D.C. United advanced to the quarterfinal round by defeating the Philadelphia Union 3-1, courtesy of a Dwayne De Rosario hat trick tonight. New England claimed victory over its fourth-round opponent the New York Red Bulls by a score of 4-2.
D.C. United today announced four nominees for 2013 Hall of Tradition induction, presented by Allstate Insurance – Alecko Eskandarian, Carlos Llamosa, Jaime Moreno and Tony Sanneh. Each an iconic player for the Black-and-Red in their own rights, only one will earn United’s most prestigous honor as a result of a fan vote on www.dcunited.com. Voting is now open and will run through next Wednesday, June 19 at 5 p.m. ET.