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1 Day to First Kick: 1 time only

Countdown finishes as we look at MLS firsts
Countdown to First Kick

D.C. United hoist the first MLS Cup in 1996

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One day left! First Kick is nearly here, and it’s time to take a look at the number 1 through MLS history...

First 1: Former US national team star Tab Ramos was the first player to sign with MLS. He was soon followed by a tidal wave of US teammates including John Harkes, Tony Meola, Alexi Lalas, Marcelo Balboa and Eric Wynalda. Speaking of Waldo...

Faces of First Kick: Santino Quaranta

United's prodigal son now fighting for normalcy, playing time
Quaranta the prodigal son

WASHINGTON - Santino Quaranta’s narrative of personal redemption is well known to most MLS observers by now.

After a frightening descent into prescription drug addiction during the injury-plagued early stages of his pro career, the D.C. United veteran got sober over the 2007-08 offseason, hauling himself back to health and saving his life, family and livelihood in the process.

D.C. United announces 2011 bar partners

Club partners with 15 bars in DC and VA to show D.C. United games, host events
2011 bar partners

Washington, D.C. – D.C. United today announced the club has officially partnered with 15 bars in DC and Virginia for the duration of the 2011 campaign. BlackFinn, Fado, The Pug and Babylon Futbol Café return for a second consecutive year after partnering with United in 2010.

USSF Development Academy round-up

D.C. United go unbeaten as MLS academies see mixed results
Dev. Academy round-up

The start of the MLS season is right around the corner, and for a handful of clubs across the country, last weekend provided a chance for MLS academies to head into action.

There were some strong performances from some academy sides as the hunt for a spot in the Development Academy playoffs later this summer heats up. The San Jose Earthquakes posted a 3-1 mark at home, as the U-16s defeated Irvine Strikers 5-1 before squeaking past Pateadores 1-0. The U-18s couldn’t quite replicate that success, defeating the Strikers 2-1 before losing 2-0 to Pateadores.

2011 MLS Direct Kick package unveiled

More games, plus a free preview for fans on March 19
MLS unveil Direct Kick

NEW YORK – In 2011, Major League Soccer’s Direct Kick television package will feature additional games and additional MLS Clubs for the same price as last year, $79.

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D.C. United enfrentará al Ajax de Holanda

Partido amistoso internacional el 22 de mayo en el RFK
United vs Ajax

Washington, D.C. - D.C. United enfrentará al AFC Ajax de Holanda en un partido amistoso internacional el próximo 22 de mayo a las 5:00 p.m. (hora del Este) en el Estadio RFK. Este será el primer encuentro entre ambos clubes, aunque Ajax previamente visitó el Estadio RFK cuando empató 1-1 con la Selección de Estados Unidos el 12 de mayo de 1990.

MLS on the verge of goal No. 8,000

The feat could happen during MLS First Kick on Tuesday night
MLS goal No. 8000 is near

SEATTLE -- The old adage says there is no such thing as a bad goal.
This is usually said after the ball goes in off someone’s shin or the back of a player's head.

And though that might be true, there are definitely good
goals. And important goals. Milestone goals.

MLS is on the verge of another milestone goal: The
8,000th goal ever scored in the league.

D.C. United to host AFC Ajax in international friendly

Black-and-Red to face Dutch champions May 22
United to play AFC Ajax

Washington, D.C. – D.C. United announced today plans for the club to play an international friendly against legendary Dutch Eredivisie side AFC Ajax on Sunday, May 22 at RFK Stadium. Though Ajax played a 1-1 draw against the U.S. Men’s National Team at RFK Stadium on May 12, 1990, this will be the first-ever meeting between the two clubs. Kick-off is set for 5:00 p.m. ET.

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Events calendar: March 14 - 19

A calendar of D.C. United events and appearances
Events calendar: 3/14-3/19

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