For Perry Kitchen, it's about mental strength

"He gives everything every single day. It’s impressive," Arnaud on Kitchen
Kitchen, turning heads

Sometimes, it’s a thankless job. A defensive midfielder has to be among the fittest, strongest and most disciplined on the field, yet gets the least recognition.

Training Notes: July 8, 2014

Coming off a win at TFC, United preps for SJE
Training Notes: July 8, 2014

After visiting BMO Field and topping Toronto FC 2-1 on July 5, D.C. United returned to the RFK training field in preparation for its west coast trip to face the San Jose Earthquakes at Buck Shaw Stadium (11 p.m. ET, NBC Sports Network).

VOTE: Nick DeLeon AT&T Goal of the Week

DeLeon's cheeky goal up for MLS GOTW
VOTE: DeLeon for Goal of the Week

Nick DeLeon - week 17 goal of the week - 2014

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By the 54 minute of D.C. United's game at Toronto this past weekend, the Black-and-Red was struggling to find openings in a tough Toronto back line. That is until Nick DeLeon took on Nick Hagglund and the rest of the Reds' defense. After the midfielder took it into the box, he cut it back, losing two defenders before cooly passing the ball into the back of the net.

All-Star voting still open

Twitter voting is closed, but you can still vote online!
All-Star voting still open

Twitter voting for the 2014 AT&T MLS All-Star match is now closed, but you've still got until July 11 to get those votes in. D.C. United has eight faces on the ballot, including MLS veterans like Davy Arnaud, Bobby Boswell, Fabián Espíndola, Chris Rolfe and Eddie Johnson. But the Black-and-Red also boasts three rising stars in Bill Hamid, Perry Kitchen and Nick DeLeon.

Match Analysis: D.C. United vs Toronto FC

Assistant Coach Chad Ashton breaks down United's win at TFC
Match Analysis: DCU v TFC

July 5 Key Stats: D.C. United at Toronto FC

United shows grit in hard-fought 2-1 win at Toronto
Key Stats: DCU at TFC


Post-Match Quotes: July 5, 2014

Second half we changed our mentality a bit and made it into a little bit more of a fight -Olsen
Post-Match Quotes

D.C. United Head Coach Ben Olsen

What was the difference in this match than the loss to Seattle, not as many chances but finished on the ones you had tonight?

July 5 Recap: D.C. United 2 - Toronto FC 1

United does the work to bring back three points from Eastern Conference opponent
Recap: DCU 2 - TFC 1

Perry Kitchen celebrates with Lewis Neal and Bobby Boswell

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Goals by Nick DeLeon and Perry Kitchen gave D.C. United a 2-1 win over Toronto FC with all three strikes coming in a wild second half that came to a crescendo when TFC were cut down to 10 men in the final minutes Saturday evening at BMO Field.

GOAL: Perry Kitchen puts United on top

The young midfielder steps up and earns DCU a second goal
GOAL: Perry Kitchen puts United up

Nick DeLeon opens the score sheet

GOAL: Nick DeLeon takes it himself

United midfielder with massive effort in first goal of the match
GOAL: DeLeon battles

Perry Kitchen adds another to top TFC 2-1

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