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D. C. United

D. C. United are an American football (soccer) team. Based in Washington, DC they play in the Eastern Conference of the MLS. Their official nickname is the "Black-and-Red", the team home kit is largely black.

The team ground is the 56,454-seater RFK Memorial Stadium on East Capitol Street, previously belonging to the Washington Redskins.

The club were one of the founder members of the MLS in 1996 and were initially the most successful. They won the first 'double' in 1996 beating Los Angeles to take the MLS Cup and A-League Rochester to win the US Open Cup. They have also been successful in CONCACAF[?] competitions, winning the Champions Cup and the Interamerican Cup in 1998. From the back of domestic success the club's first coach, Bruce Arena, went on to direct the national side from 1998 to 2001, he was replaced by Thomas Rongen. Almost unbeatable throughout the 1990s the club slumped from 2000, two blank seasons led to the departure of Rongen and his replacement by Ray Hudson in 2002. In Hudson's first season the club won the curious Atlantic Cup.

Famous past players for United include the US internationals Roy Lassiter[?], Eddie Pope[?], Jeff Agoos[?], John Harkes[?], Tony Sanneh[?], Ben Olsen[?], and Carlos Llamosa[?]. Foreign stars included Marco Etcheverry[?], Raul Diaz Arce[?] and Jaime Moreno[?].


  • MLS Cup 3 1996, 1997, 1999 (Alan I. Rothenberg Trophy)
  • U.S. Open Cup 1 1996
  • CONCACAF Champions Cup 1 1998
  • Interamerican Cup 1 1998

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