March to March 9: Tweet Tweet - Players excited for season opener

Only hours remain until the Black-and-Red is back. The team opens 2013 on the road at Houston this year, after falling to Houson in the 2012 Eastern Conference Finals, United seeks revenge and looks to kick off the season with three points.

MATCH PREVIEW: D.C. United at Houston Dynamo

Last night, midfielder Chris Pontius expressed his excitement for the start of the season.

Suspended captain Dwayne De Rosario will be cheering on his teammates.

Midfielder Marcelo Saragosa snapped a quick picture before take-off yesterday.

The Black-and-Red's newest addition Kyle Porter can't wait until the season opener.

Perry Kitchen celebrated his 21st birthday a couple of days ago and landed in Houston yesterday.

Defender Daniel Woolard is stoked for the first whistle.

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Trooper Knit Hat: $24

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