This has been an amazing year for D.C. United, and Tuesday, December 2 was no exception.
Major League Soccer has announced that D.C. United Head Coach Ben Olsen has been named 2014 Coach of the Year. Olsen, 37, guided United to a 17-9-8 record (59 points) and the top seed in the Eastern Conference in the 2014 MLS Cup Playoffs.
On Tuesday, Dec. 2., D.C. United has the chance to move a giant step toward securing a permanent home of its own when the D.C. Council takes up the District of Columbia Soccer Stadium Development Act of 2014 for a first reading and vote. This is the last step before final approval of the bill, which has been passed by three committees since its original introduction in May.
After a great April, D.C. United kept rolling through a busy May. With a wining record for the month, United earned its first road win at Philadelphia, beat the 2013 MLS Cup Champions, Sporting Kansas City and recorded three clean sheets.
D.C. United today announced plans for the club's annual holiday equipment sale. Set for Saturday, December 6 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., the event will be held inside RFK Stadium's Capitol View Club and will feature authentic D.C. United team-issued gear. 2015 Season Ticket Members will be granted early entry at 9:00 a.m., and all customers will enter through A-Gate.
D.C. United's rookie Steven Birnbaum stepped in for an injured Jeff Parke with the confidence of a veteran. The University of California product, selected second overall in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft, had an incredible rookie season and received praise from teammates, opponents and coaches alike.
Though it took a few games to click, D.C. United hit its stride in April.
April 5, 2014: D.C. United 2 – New England 0