Saturday marks the first-ever home match in the history of the Philadelphia Union -- a celebration of the return of professional soccer to Philadelphia.
But D.C. United’s fans are bent on crashing this party. The largest-ever D.C. United traveling fan contingent will be invading Lincoln Financial Field as their beloved Black-and-Red take on the expansion Union.
dcunited.com's, Tony Limarzi quizzes D.C. United goalkeeper, Bill Hamid with a series of questions in another installment of "Top of the 18".
dcunited.com's Tony Limarzi talks to D.C. United Head Coach, Curt Onalfo about the tough home opening loss and how United is taking a positive mental approach heading into their big game with Philadelphia Union.
For some teams in Major League Soccer, clear improvement from Week 1 to Week 2 would have been enough to please the coaches, players, and fans. But not for D.C. United. For D.C., the improvement was expected and it was important, but with back-to-back losses to begin the season, the thing that matters most is the bottom line. There are no moral victories, and the coaches, players, and especially the fans are starting to get a little cranky. Rightly so.
The weeks before the season starts usually bubble with
optimism. Tickets are sold, offseason acquisitions are trumpeted, returning
players express their intentions to improve on past performances. There’s
potential all around, and universal eagerness to dive back into the game after
the long winter layoff.
Tradition is a big deal at D.C. United. The word is savored
by fans, routinely falls from the lips of club officials and even adorns the
back collar of the team’s jerseys.
El Técnico de D.C. United, Curt Onalfo habla sobre el partido ante el New England Revolution
El defensor boliviano del D.C. United, Juan Manuel Peña habla sobre el partido ante el New England Revolution.
El mediocampista de D.C. United, Christian Castillo habla sobre el partido ante el New England Revolution.