D.C. United Name Broadcast Booth After Legendary Broadcaster, Dave Johnson

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The Black-and-Red will honor Dave Johnson at halftime alongside D.C. United Legends

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Feb. 24, 2024) - D.C. United have announced today the naming of Audi Field’s broadcast booth to “The Dave Johnson Broadcast Booth” in honor of legendary Black-and-Red broadcast voice, Dave Johnson. Johnson has called games for D.C. United since the club's inception in 1996. At halftime of the home opener against New England on Feb. 24, Dave Johnson will be honored at midfield alongside fellow D.C. United legends. To purchase tickets to the home opener against the New England Revolution, visit

“Dave Johnson has been a cornerstone of the D.C. United community since our inaugural season in 1996,” Danita Johnson, D.C. United President of Business Operations, said. “I knew Dave for years even before I became president of the club and he is truly a DC sports legend through his work with D.C. United in addition to the Washington Wizards and Washington Capitals. His iconic voice has narrated this club’s history from RFK Stadium and four MLS Cups, all the way to Audi Field, our soccer-specific stadium that opened in 2018. More importantly, Dave Johnson has truly championed what it means to represent D.C. United. His love for this club and for the community has inspired many and it was only natural for us to rename our broadcast booth to honor the profound impact he’s had on the DMV.”

Johnson started his Black-and-Red career calling the first match in D.C. United history on April 6, 1996 against the San Jose Clash (now the San Jose Earthquakes).  He is one of the few  local broadcasters who has covered Major League Soccer since the inaugural season.  Johnson’s voice and iconic “it’s in the net” goal call have been synonymous with D.C. United since the first ever goal scored in MLS history by forward Raul Diaz Arce in 1996. Others include the first ever goal at Audi Field in 2018 from midfielder Yamil Asad and the viral Wayne Rooney slide tackle and cross-field pass to Luciano Acosta for a 96th-minute game-winner in Aug. 2018. 

Dave Johnson will be honored at midfield at halftime of the game against the New England Revolution on Saturday, Feb. 24. He will be joined by former D.C. United players Marco Etcheverry, Bill Hamid, John Harkes, Jaime Moreno, and Chris Odoi-Atsem. In addition, broadcast-call partner and former Black-and-Red defender Devon McTavish will join Johnson on the field at halftime. 

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About D.C. United

One of the founding clubs of Major League Soccer in 1996, D.C. United are among the most decorated teams in the United States with 13 domestic and international trophies.

D.C. United have called the District home for the last 27 seasons and play their home games at Audi Field in the Buzzard Point neighborhood of Southwest, Washington, D.C, which opened in 2018. In addition to D.C. United games, the 20,000-seat soccer-specific stadium hosts over 100 events year-round and is home to America’s number one sportsbook through a partnership with FanDuel Group.  

The Black-and-Red train at the Inova Performance Complex, a state-of-the-art training facility and performance center located in Leesburg, Va.  The 40,000 square foot 30-acre training facility, that opened in 2021, features four outdoor practice fields, and a training center equipped with a weight room and recovery facilities. 

The Black-and-Red have won the MLS Cup four times (1996, 1997, 1999 and 2004), the Supporters’ Shield four times (1997, 1999, 2006 and 2007) and the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup three times (1996, 2008 and 2013). For more information and club updates, please visit and find us on social media @dcunited.