This Saturday, we will open the doors to RFK for our 2014 Home Opener. This Saturday, fans will flood the stadium, chanting and cheering for their beloved Black-and-Red. This Saturday, eleven D.C. United players will take the pitch, fighting for badge and city. This Saturday, we open the 2014 MLS season with a 0-0-0 record-a clean slate-a new year.
United heads into the MLS Regular Season as champion of the Carolina Challenge Cup. See you on March 8! BUY TICKETS
The regular season starts in six days. Since December 10, 2013, we signed 12 brand new faces, six of which started last night’s match against the Seattle Sounders. It has been a preseason full of learning new names, creating relationships and finding rhythm. And last night, there were glimpses.
“I thought at times we looked on the same page,” said Assistant Coach Chad Ashton. “That’s starting to come; that rhythm part, that cohesiveness.”
Today, D.C. United won its fourth Carolina Challenge Cup. The Black-and-Red would like to thank the Charleston Battery and Blackbaud Stadium, who hosted a great preseason tournament.
The championship game of the Carolina Challenge Cup did not disappoint as D.C. United and the Seattle Sounders battled to a 2-2 tie, as the Black-and-Red claimed its fourth Carolina Challenge Cup due to goal differential tiebreaker.
D.C. United faces the Sounders this Saturday at 5:00 p.m. Watch the action live at dcunited.com/live.
D.C. United has announced that Mike Schoenbrun has been named the club’s Chief Revenue Officer. Schoenbrun, who joined D.C. United in January 2013 as Vice President of Development and Partnerships, takes charge of all media, marketing and commercial revenues, including retail, sponsorship, corporate partnerships and ticket sales.
D.C. United today announced that the club will partake in a double header on June 7 as a part of Road to Brazil, a seven game event across the United States just days prior to the FIFA World Cup, and will take on the Columbus Crew following Spain vs. El Salvador. The regular season match against the Crew, which was originally scheduled for 7 p.m. EST at RFK Stadium, will now be the second leg of the double header as Spain and El Salvador will play first at FedEx Field, with the Black-and-Red taking the field immediately after. Times of the games will be announced at a later date.
Today, D.C. United and affiliate team the Richmond Kickers announced the first three players to report to the USL Pro side. As part of the extended partnership, in 2014 D.C. United will send a minimum of four players to Richmond. The first three reports will be Joe Willis, Collin Martin, and Christiano Francois.