Pink Cow Tossing On Tap at RFK

Unite with friends in Lot 8

Come Celebrate with Friends

Summer soccer heats up on Sunday when our hated rivals return to RFK from the swamps of Jersey.

Perfect time to bring all your friends with you to catch a special afternoon match over the holiday weekend.

D.C. United vs. Red Bull New York
Sunday, August 31st
2:30pm
RFK Stadium

Our midfield supporters’ seats are selling out quickly, so we have added more sections for you and your gang to join Olsen’s Army! Nicole, our fab ticketmistress, will take your order online at SEStore.net as we prepare to do a little Pink Cow tossing at RFK!!

Old School Jersey Timebab

Flashback Jersey Time

Mike Petke leads the current batch of ruffians from Harrison, but for a brief spell between the stink of the MetroStars and Red Bull, he helped bring us a trophy. For that we will always have a soft spot in our hearts and this match is a perfect opportunity to dig out the old “Wanker 12″ t-shirt from the closet.

In fact, any jersey from the past will do as we honor the MLS Cup Champion 2004 side. After all, what better way to rub Pink Cow noses in the muck of their ignominious history of playoff failure?!! So sport your favorite Black & Red article of clothing with panache at the stadium on Sunday.

Relax with Lot 8 Friends

While You Relax in Lot 8

Come out early to enjoy the cornucopia of treats at our “Tears for Thierry” Tailgate! Lot 8 opens at 10:30 am and we will have plenty of good stuff on tap for fans to enjoy.

Spend a moment at our info tent learning about how you can take part in the two September golf outings for charity, hop on a bus for the Harrison return leg or how you can help join UniteDC.org in the push for a stadium at Buzzard Point.

Please also consider giving back to the community by helping United Drives by dropping off new school supplies at Gate A to donate to D.C. Public Schools.

Kuykenstrong

Local College Action for a Cause

Finally, the 1st Annual Kuykenstrong D.C. College Cup  begins today! Featuring the men’s soccer teams of American, George Mason, George Washington, and Howard, the Kuykenstrong D.C. College Cup marks the start of the NCAA season for all four teams and will be the inaugural fundraising event for the Foundation.

Shawn Kuykendall is American’s only Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year. He was a 2004 all-conference selection, MLS player for D.C. United and served as an assistant coach with the Eagles from 2011-2013.

Friday, August 29

Howard vs. George Mason 2:00 PM
American vs. George Washington 5:00 PM

Time for Black & Red Rivalry Double

Stubhub Crew

Always Sunny in California Crew

Despite the best efforts of our fans out West to boost the side, tired legs and a red hot supernova of a Galaxy side caught up with the team. We gifted more than an orange seat from RFK to Landon on the day!

The only solace from the black hole of a match was the fight back exhibited in the second half. That is, until the Joker in the Middle decided to award a phantom penalty kick to end the contest.

No time for excuses, as our most hated rivals arrive at RFK this Sunday for another chapter of Metro Playoff Failure!

Moreno takes on RBNY

Shimmering Memories to Warm Us

Sunday will be special for a host of reasons related to the standings and the Black & Red’s need to defend its position on top of the conference standings.

However, this game also offers a truly special opportunity to honor the characters from the 2004 MLS Cup Champions side.

D.C. United vs. Red Bull New York
Sunday, August 31st
2:30pm
RFK Stadium

Even if you have already secured your own tickets, tell a friend to order theirs with Nicole on SEStore.net as we prepare to bounce our way to a boisterous victory!!

Care for a Beverage in Lot 8

Drinks and Smiles Will be Abundant in Lot 8

Come early to share who your favorite player from that Cup winning side was or memorable moments of MetroStars/RBNY failure.

Our volunteers will be putting on quite the tailgate to end August with style!

While you hobnob with your fellow fanaticos, find out about how to join in the September charity golf outings and so much more.

Pack the Bus

Get Ready to Ride up I-95

Ten days later we will be heading to “our house in the middle of Jersey” for the return leg with RBNY and you can join in the raucous fun.

In case you hadn’t heard we have quite the special going for this epic journey: Match ticket and Round Trip Coach starting at just $25 for members/$30 for non-members!

What more incentive do you need to back Boswell and company on the road?

Vamos United!

United’s Hollywood Story Continues

Good Times for United Fans

Enjoy the Black & Red Ride

Last season seems but a distant memory after the shellacking inflicted on Sporting KC at their own park and Jimi has the pics to prove it up on our Facebook page.

Olsen’s Army is on the rollercoaster of jubilation and angst with every result as we are one of six teams in the razor sharp race for the Supporters’ Shield. Spread the word far and wide as everyone is invited along for the rollicking ride!

Each match becomes more important than the last and the galactic clash at Home Depot late Wednesday night offers up one of the biggest tests of this or any other year as we face Landon Donovan and company.

No rest for the weary, as Sunday’s home match (and away trek ten days later) will give Perry Kitchen an opportunity to put Petke’s Pink Cows in their place! Our ticketmistress is swamped with orders for our seats to the rumble with RBNY, so get yours in and enjoy the journey to the top of the league.

Chris Found a Friend

Warm and Fuzzy Feelings

One of the benefits of being a supporter in this league is that our stars enjoy rubbing elbows with the fans. Chris Pontius proved this when he came to help out with Black and Red volunteers preparing Amidon Bowen ES for the school year.

Whether it was painting a star on the mural created by Kelly Towles, hobnobbing with Mayor Gray, kicking the ball around with the volunteers or sharing a cuddly moment with the class pet to the amusement of the kids, Chris was magnanimous with his time and truly seemed to enjoy every moment. We can’t wait to see him back on the field at RFK!!

Birnbaum Happy at Sporting Park

Birnbaum Fans are Thrilled

All the attention may have focused on the scoring onslaught in the first half that snapped the Sporks and left Peter Vermes whining on the sideline at the worst defeat ever suffered by his side at home.

Steven Birnbaum fans were thrilled to see what was happening on the other end as he and his compatriots on the back line left Bill Hamid with very little to do as they squashed any real threat from one of the league’s most potent strikeforces. The rookie has really stepped seamlessly into the position and rightfully takes his spot on the MLS Team of the Week.

Come Make it Happen With Us

Ready to Make it Happen

Have you signed up for one of the remaining slots for the “18 Holes for Nicole” Golf Tournament yet?

If you want to join in on all the fun with our largest contingent ever to support the Nicole Megaloudis Foundation – sign up today at http://sestore.net/

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

Congrats are Due

Congrats Are Due

Finally, we would be remiss not to note a very special milestone as two of our own got hitched!

Henry is such a lucky man and we can’t wait to see the beautiful couple back at RFK in the future.

D.C. United Stomps All Over Sporting to Top Spot

Pontius Gets to Play

Fans Enjoy Play on and off the Pitch

Saturday was quite the day for D.C. United fans!

It all started early in Southwest as Amidon-Bowen Elementary swarmed with activity as Chris Pontius joined volunteers to prepare the school for the kids and ended with jubilant D.C. United chants echoing through Sporting Park.

Mayor Greets Volunteers

Mayor Drops In to Thank Volunteers

Amidst all the planting, cleaning, organizing and painting at the school, there was even a moment to get a fist bump greeting and thanks from Mayor Gray.

The real star of the day, however, was Kelly Towles, the local artist who created a fantastic Black & Red mural at the school which brought smiles to all.

Amidon Bowen gets a Speciall Paint Job

Artistry on Display

Smiles turned to stunned cheers as Ben Olsen kept the drumbeat going for coach-of-the-year in MLS while leading the squad to an historic win.

Whether you joined the fans at one of the bar partners like Brickside in Bethesda or watched on the streaming live broadcast of the match, you had to pinch yourself while watching the Sporks get snapped in humiliating fashion!

Ben surveys Blue Hell

Olsen in Command

Blue Hell? Sporting Park looked more like purgatory for Peter Vermes after watching his defense do their best imitation of traffic cones as United sliced through them for three unanswered first-half goals. 

Espindola, Rolfe and Kitchen showed how it is done and left the home side gasping with breath as they chased the game the entire second half. All the pundits were flat out wrong – this United team is for real!

Paint Sporting Park Black & Red

Road Trekkers Paint the Town Black & Red

Now that we have grabbed the top spot in the East, we have to hold onto it!

There is a crucial home and away coming up with the hated Pink Cows. Fans should not only come out in droves on August 31st to RFK to join Olsen’s Army for the home match, but join us as we travel up I-95 ten days later.

So Spread the word and get all your futbol loving friends out to see this special side take on our rivals from greater New York? New Jersey? Greater Harrison? Or whatever swamp they crawled out from!

Put your orders in at SEStore.net.

Big Test for Ben Olsen’s Boys

Pointing the Way Ahead at RFK

Pointing the Way Ahead to A Cup?

Ben Olsen gambled big and this Saturday night, we will see if it pays off with a spot at the top of the conference.

While our upcoming opponents traveled 2,000 miles and had to play numerous starters just to stave off defeat in Nicaragua, the Black & Red rested the first team and still came away with three points at RFK.

The schedule may be brutal, but Olsen’s Army is confident that the team is up for the challenge.

Square off

Begin With Big Tilt at Sporting Park

Don’t blink!

It doesn’t get any bigger than this. Three matches that could put us firmly in control of the conference begins with the Sporks on Saturday, then the Galaxy next Wednesday and finally with the Pink Cows at home on August 31st. Each test is a critical one to see if this side is championship material.

Sporting KC vs D.C. United
Saturday, August 23rd
8:30pm
Sporting Park

Brickside

Building Blocks to A Cup on the Big Screen

The match will not be televised on regular TV, so come on out and join the gang to watch it together.

Please consider joining the Screaming Eagles Montgomery County crew at Brickside, one of the D.C. United official bar partners! Black & Red fans will take advantage of the open and airy bar and dining room areas which also offers four 50″ plasma TVs and a 12′ HD projector for the big match.

Brickside
4866 Cordell Avenue
Bethesda, MD20814
(301) 312-6160

Let’s raise a drink and raise the roof as we cheer our boys on to victory!!

Head Over Heels for DCPS Beautification Day

Head Over Heels to Help Out

CAUSE (Community Action Uniting Screaming Eagles) has been jumping in to pitch in to help the team on DCPS Beautification Day for years and you can too! Begin your Saturday with a little sweat for the kids in our city.

D.C. Public Schools Beautification Day
Saturday, August 23rd
9am – 1pm
Amidon-Bowen Elementary School

Planting flowers, landscaping, and trash pick-up with D.C. United players, front office staff and more will be highlighted with the painting of a D.C. United-inspired mural, with emerging D.C. artist Kelly Towles, in an Amidon-Bowen hallway as a sign of the proud relationship between the team and the school!

For more information on volunteering for DCPS Beautification Day, please contact D.C. United’s Community Relations Coordinator, Meghan Arbegast at marbegast@dcunited.com