Posts Tagged ‘D.C. United’

District Line Daily: Every Day’s a Snow Day

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Once again, we're having a snow day in D.C. That means you should have moved [...]

This Is How D.C. United’s 2014 Jersey Could Look

After five years selling space on their players' chests to Volkswagen, D.C. United is looking for a new jersey sponsor next season. We asked you to submit possible designs for 2014 D.C. United shirts; here's some of what resulted.

DC Brau, by commenter Guest.

Who Should Sponsor D.C. United’s New Shirts?

D.C. United's jerseys will no longer feature Volkswagen logos next year, the club and the carmaker told the Washington Post's Steven Goff today. That ends a sponsorship agreement that lasted five years, but it also leaves an opening for new advertising space on the local soccer team's shirts.
Some folks are already speculating about who might replace [...]

D.C. United Hosting Free Tours to Fill Empty Seats

D.C. United brought in just 13,731 fans to its Oct. 27 season closer. The team finished 2013 with the lowest average season attendance in the club's history. But with just three United wins over 34 games, who could blame fans for staying home? Absent a winning record, the team had to do something to get a [...]

Ballers and Cents: Why Is the District Helping Buy Land for a D.C. United Stadium?

When it comes to stadium financing, the private sector ain’t what it used to be.
Consider the Verizon Center. When Abe Pollin, the former owner of the building and its primary tenants, the Washington Wizards and Washington Capitals, died four years ago, every tribute made sure to note that he’d paid to construct the downtown arena [...]

District Line Daily: How to Fix Everything

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Build more parks. Fix the ANCs. Nix the ANCs. Install cupholders on Capital Bikeshare bikes. The [...]

Brokedown Palace: RFK Stadium Is a National Treasure, Cracks and All

When you view Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium from one of its lagoon-like parking lots, it looks like a mod flying saucer parked on the home of the Jetsons. Its curved roof harkens to space-age architecture from the 1960s that would be more at home in Seattle than next to the Anacostia River. As you [...]

How Many Trophies Have You Won, Red Bull?

HARRISON, N.J.—Who needs home field advantage?
D.C. United beat Red Bull New York last night, 1-0, to win the Major League Soccer Eastern Conference semifinals 2-1 on aggregate goals after two games. Those two games, of course, saw one location switch, one snow-out, two saved penalty kicks, one made-but-then-washed-out penalty kick, two red cards for D.C. [...]

D.C. United vs. Red Bull New York: Win or Go Home

In an alternate universe where Hurricane Sandy drifted harmlessly out to sea, D.C. United would have been playing at RFK Stadium last night in the second leg of a home-and-away playoff series with Red Bull New York. Instead, United hosted the first leg last weekend, tying 1-1, and was set to play at Red Bull [...]

Photo: Man in Cape

RFK Stadium, November 3

On D.C. United, the MLS Playoffs, and Hurricane Sandy

D.C. United will host its first Major League Soccer playoff game in five years on Saturday night, after MLS forced the team to swap dates in a two-game home-and-away series with bitter rivals Red Bull New York, whose stadium in Harrison, N.J., was left without power by Hurricane Sandy. Originally, United was scheduled to play at [...]

The Needle: Teddy for Halloween

Teddy Wins: Will freshly victorious Teddy Roosevelt be a hit for Halloween tonight? This Teddy costume, made in Colorado of all places, looks pretty good. +3
Yellow Card: Post-Sandy rescheduling has put D.C. United at a disadvantage against the New York Red Bulls. -4

D.C. United Coach Ben Olsen Appearing in D.C. Vote Ads

Amid talk of a proposed referendum on whether D.C. should control over its own budget without interference from Congress, D.C. United coach Ben Olsen is trying to score a goal for D.C. autonomy by appearing in D.C. Vote ads.
In the ads, which will run on bus and in bus shelters, Olsen has red tape over [...]

The Needle: A Machete for D.C. Soccer

Hack the Planet: Washington Post polls aside, not everybody wants Vince Gray to resign. Just take a look at new site, a pro-Gray website registered by D.C. Latino Caucus founder Franklin Garcia. So far, the site's petition in support of Gray has seven signatures. +2
Jungle Work: Presumably inspired by Michelle Rhee's famous TIME broom [...]

The Needle: Wind Us Up One More Time Edition

Chuck Brown Goes Home: Now that's how you throw a funeral, D.C. Thousands of fans packed the Walter E. Washington Convention Center to celebrate the life of Chuck Brown, the Godfather of Go-Go, with music, stories, prayer, and laughs. There were some politicians there making political speeches—in which the city was promised not just a [...]