Bouncing to a Black & Red Beat

Gather with Friends for Mini-golf

Happy Black & Red Fans Aplenty

Wow! Here we are in late September and D.C. United is cementing its position atop the Eastern Conference after snatching a valuable point on the road in Chicago.

Black & Red fans have a bounce in our steps and are smiling at the prospect of spectacular weather to enjoy a week of action on and off the field this week. Not that we are giddy or anything as there is plenty of work still to be done!

For Club and Country Time Returns to RFK

Return of Club and Country Time at RFK

Midweek international action beckons as we can pounce on a Panamanian Tauro FC side to guarantee a berth in the next round in Concacaf Champions’ League action!

Concacaf Champions League
D.C. United vs. Tauro FC
Wednesday, Sept. 24th
8pm
Estadio RFK

Corral all your friends and bring them out for what should be a festive occasion with a spectacular deal as tickets are just $10!

All_Welcome_All_United

Show Your Colorful Side

Our newest scarf is being snapped up quickly to be displayed proudly when we celebrate United Night Out and gather with the Sons of Ben in Lot 8 on Saturday afternoon.

Come early and stay late for a very special double header between not only our two MLS clubs, but a Special Olympics 5v5 Unified Sports soccer match!

D.C. United vs. Philadelphia Union
Saturday, Sept. 27th
3pm
RFK Stadium

Playoffs are on the line and it might be Curtains for Philly if they fail at RFK, so expect a rousing affair!

Golf Tournament Time

Get Your Golf Game On!

We are thrilled to announce that CAUSE (Community Action Uniting Screaming Eagles) is Making it Happen by bringing more than eight foursomes on Sunday, September 28th for the 18 Holes for Nicole Golf Tournament! We are now putting together a 9th – so gather your clubs and get ready for hijinks and so much more on the links. The charity event is highlighted by a fabulous silent auction which is not to be missed.

The golfing fun continues indoors at H Street Country Club next Tuesday, September 30th at the Barra Mini-Golf Event that supports both United for D.C. and the National Capital Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Raffle prizes and special guests galore are in store for just $10 donation.

Finally, we are getting warmed up for the Superstar Family Fiesta and Mason Mile on the afternoon of Sunday, October 5th – please join in on one or all of these terrific outreach events as we Stand Up for D.C.!

Black & Red Broad Shoulders Unbowed

Exult in the Nest

Let’s Celebrate This Month!

While Benny and the boys will be tackling the Fire in Chicago on Saturday night, there is plenty to keep Olsen’s Army occupied here at home! D.C. United is proudly celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, from Sept. 15 – Oct. 15, with participation in a series of events in the District of Columbia.

On Sunday, D.C. United will take part in the ciy’s largest Latino festival, Fiesta DC, which expects to attract tens of thousands of people to downtown, with a parade on Pennsylvania Ave., and a festival on Constitution Ave. As an official sponsor of the festival, the team will have a branded booth and will host a ticket raffle and provide giveaways to participants.

Vamos United!

Rejoicing at RFK

Prepare to Party at RFK

We’re back in black soon enough with two games on tap next week. We begin with a chance to move onto the next round in Concacaf Champions’ League with a positive result against our midweek Panamanian visitors.

Concacaf Champions League
D.C. United vs. Tauro FC
Wednesday, Sept. 24th
8pm
Estadio RFK

What futbol feats will Fabi wow the crowd with when we host Tauro FC from Panama next Wednesday? Nicole is taking orders and tickets are just $10!

All_Welcome_All_United

Are you Ready for United Night Out?

We certainly are ready to rock the newest colorful addition to our scarf collection when we celebrate with the Sons of Ben in Lot 8 on Saturday afternoon.

Come early and stay late for a very special Saturday with a double header between not only our two MLS clubs, but a Special Olympics 5v5 Unified Sports soccer match!

D.C. United vs. Philadelphia Union
Saturday, Sept. 27th
3pm
RFK Stadium

Arlington Soccer Players and Georgetown Hoyas

Area College Action Heats Up

A busy weekend kicks off in local college action as Sasho Cirovski leads the Terrapins in their Big 10 home debut against the Spartans on Friday night at Ludwig.

On Sunday at 4 pm, the Georgetown Men’s Soccer team will be holding a Youth Soccer Day. All kids who wear their youth soccer jersey will receive FREE admission for the game against William & Mary.

Youthful Black & Red in Action

Check out the Next Generation

Perfect weather to head out to the Maryland Soccerplex to support the D.C. United Academy teams as they battle the boys from Blau Weiss Gottshee on Saturday.

If you’re hitting the links this weekend, please note that we would love to have you join CAUSE (Community Action Uniting Screaming Eagles) on the fairway - the deadline to sign up is the 21st for the 18 Holes for Nicole Golf Tournament which tees off the following Sunday, September 28th.

Walking In a Fabi Wonderland

Show the DC flag

Yah Mon, Maximum Respect!

Fabian Espindola was, as Ray Hudson would put it, positively magisterial with his breathtaking double to win it in Jamacia. Despite his purple patch, there was plenty more work to be done at The Office when Taylor Kemp received his second yellow card and Waterhouse FC halved the lead.

Bottom line, the Black & Red have won an away match during international cup competition and that is plenty of reason to celebrate on this hump day!

Pontius is Back

Boy Are We Happy to See Chris Return to the Party

Plenty of good news bouncing around the team as we continue our drive to the playoffs as Pontius is back on the pitch and we have strengthened the side with the arrival of Ghanaian International Inkoom.

Next week we can clinch the group when we host Tauro FC from Panama next Wednesday and tickets are just $10!

Concacaf Champions League
D.C. United vs. Tauro FC
Wednesday, Sept. 24th
8pm
Estadio RFK

Return the Philly Favor

Return the Favor On Saturday

We get to commiserate with our brethren in Philly as they came so very close to upsetting the Sounders in the U.S. Open Cup Final when we host the Sons of Ben in Lot 8.

Come early and stay late for a very special Saturday with a double header between not only our two MLS clubs, but a Special Olympics 5v5 Unified Sports soccer match!

D.C. United vs. Philadelphia Union
Saturday, Sept. 27th
3pm
RFK Stadium

Nicole is taking orders left and right for both matches, so get yours in before our sections sell out!

No Open Cup this Year

Calendar Chock Full of Charitable Efforts

If you haven’t been reading our blog, CAUSE (Community Action Uniting Screaming Eagles) is participating in three terrific charity events and we would love to see more fans take part:

Sunday, September 28th 18 Holes for Nicole Golf Tournament

Tuesday, September 30th Barra Mini-Golf

Sunday, October 5th Superstar Family Fiesta and Mason Mile

Cup Run Continues for D.C. United Fans

Philly Union High Fives

High Fives to Philly Union

Last time we gathered together with our brethren from Philly it was to bridge our differences under somber skies reflecting the seriousness of the moment and a chance to reflect on the life and impact of a special supporter.

On Saturday, September 27th, we will be doing so again by the banks of the mighty Anacostia as we come together in Lot 8 and RFK to celebrate a special double header between not only our two MLS clubs, but a Special Olympics 5v5 Unified Sports soccer match!

Please help get the word out – you can purchase tickets to both tailgate and match at SEStore.net

CCL Time

A Brief Jamaican Sojourn

More than a few D.C. United fans will be rooting for Philly tonight as they try and make a big splash at the expense of the Sounders in the US Open Cup Final at PPL Park.

However, our attention will definitely be riveted on who ends up starting in our first away match in international cup competition in ages.

Waterhouse F.C. vs D.C. United
Concacaf Champions League

Tuesday, Sept. 16th 8pm
Fox Soccer Plus

Olsen Fumes

Line-up Dilemma for Ben

Adding insult to injury from the Joker in the Middle mess that Mark Geiger left from the RBNY match, MLS jumps the shark by not only NOT rescinding Fabi’s red, but adds addtional fines to the mix!

The debate on our Facebook page rages as fans vent their feelings at the absurdity of the ruling. Perhaps the only silver lining is that it gives Ben more options on whom to play in Jamaica. Meh.

H Street Country Club

Mini Golf Time!

Just a fortnight before we raise the roof at the H Street Country Club for two great causes with fellow Black & Red fans!

CAUSE (Community Action Uniting Screaming Eagles) is again proud to be one of the sponsors of the Barra Mini-Golf Event that supports both United for D.C. and the National Capital Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Ticket for raffle

Plenty of Great Raffle Prizes

Big Rob has passed along just a few of the prizes that will be a part of the raffle on the night:

Signed DC United Jersey
Signed Redskins Jersey
Barra Brava & Screaming Eagles Merchandise
Wizards Suite Tickets
Wizards Broadcast Experience with Dave Johnson
DC United collectibles
Kendra’s Cookies and Gift Certificate
Signed items by Travis McNabb (drummer for Better Than Ezra, Sugarland)

So make plans to attend the affair for just a $10 donation!

Packed Schedule of Fun for United Fans

Patton in Jersey

Road Warriors Return

After a valiant effort marred by Mark Geiger’s ludicrous red card shenanigans, the team and supporters get a weekend off to get charged up for upcoming fun. Get your calendars out as the end of the month is absolutely packed!

We all return to RFK on Wednesday, Sept. 24th for more CCL action and Tauro FC and the very special Saturday afternoon match against the Union. That marks the beginning of a week of community events which we support:

Sunday, September 28th 18 Holes for Nicole Golf Tournament

Tuesday, September 30th Barra Mini-Golf

Sunday, October 5th Superstar Family Fiesta and Mason Mile

All Are Welcome Flags Fly

United Afternoon Out

On Saturday September 27th, D.C. United, the Philadelphia Union and Special Olympics will partner to host a Special Olympics 5v5 Unified Sports soccer match between Special Olympics Pennsylvania and Special Olympics District of Columbia. The event will follow the 1st team match between the Philadelphia Union and D.C. United.

We urge all Black & Red supporters to stick around and cheer for our Special Olympics athletes during their match. We want the environment to feel as if this were a professional soccer match. We plan to make this as unique and rewarding an experience as possible for our athletes and all involved.

Our friends from Philly will be sticking around for all the action and Nicole is busy taking orders at SEStore.net for this special doubleheader, so spread the word!

Wave a flag at 18 Holes for Nicole

On Course for Fun

Just ten days left to register for this year’s 18 Holes for Nicole Golf tournament! Don’t miss out on a fun-filled day! Gail Megaloudis has put together another stunning collection of silent auction items, but you can’t bid unless you’re there!

Matt Mathai and Jimi Butler report that we have a record number of Screaming Eagles foursomes, but would love to see more of you join us on the links with your friends to support the Nicole Megaloudis Foundation – sign up today at SEStore.net

When: Sunday, September 28th
Where: Virginia Oaks Golf Club
7950 Virginia Oaks Dr.
Gainesville, VA 20155

Big Rob and Friends

Join Big Rob and his Country Club Friends

We return to H Street Country Club for two great causes with fellow Black & Red fans talking futbol and playing min-golf.

CAUSE (Community Action Uniting Screaming Eagles) is again proud to be one of the sponsors of this charity effort to support both United for D.C. and the National Capital Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

For a mere $10 you can have a tremendous impact on so many and Stand Up for D.C.!

Mason Milers

Mason Milers are Ready to Go

Finally, we kick-off October with a fabulous afternoon at one of our favorite community events:

Superstar Family Fiesta and Mason Mile
Sunday, October 5th
3pm– 7pm
Key School
2300 Key Blvd Arlington, VA (block from Courthouse Metro)

The weekend action will continue on Sunday as we gather to run and walk in the Mason Mile and enjoy an afternoon playing sports, enjoying the outdoors and other fun activities. The event is free for all, but there will be plenty of opportunity to donate to support the Children’s National Medical Center!