D.C. United Details
D.C. United began play during Major League Soccer’s inaugural season in 1996. The club was the first winner of MLS Cup, defeating the Los Angeles Galaxy 3-2. The final at Foxborough Stadium in Massachusetts started with two goals from Galaxy players. D.C. United players Tony Sanneh, Shawn Medved, and Eddie Pope scored goals to clinch the MLS Cup final. Midfielder Marco Etcheverry was named the league’s first MLS Cup MVP.
Manager Bruce Arena led D.C. United to multiple titles in the club’s first three seasons. The club also finished off a U.S. Open Cup run in 1996 by defeating the Rochester Rhinos. D.C. United received the Supporters’ Shield in 1997 as the league’s top team and won another MLS Cup by defeating the Colorado Rapids 2-1. Arena’s team also succeeded internationally by winning the 1998 CONCACAF Champions’ Cup against Mexican side Club Toluca and the 1998 Copa Interamericana against Brazilian club Vasco de Gama. Arena left the club after the 1998 season to become the U.S. men’s national team manager.
The club won several trophies in the decade after Arena left for the national team. D.C. United defeated the Los Angeles Galaxy 2-0 in the 1999 MLS Cup on goals from Jaime Moreno and Ben Olsen. Forward Alecko Eskandarian led D.C. United to a 3-2 victory over the Kansas City Wizards in the 2004 MLS Cup, earning the MLS Cup MVP along the way. D.C. United also won the Supporters’ Shield in 2006 and 2007 and the U.S. Open Cup in 2008.
Prominent American and international players featured for D.C. United through its first two decades. U.S. national team members Jeff Agoos, John Harkes, Eddie Pope, and Richie Williams played for the club in its first five years. Bolivian players Marco Etcheverry and Jaime Moreno starred for their national teams and lifted D.C. United in its early years. The club made a splash by signing former Manchester United star Wayne Rooney in 2018.
D.C. United played in Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, a stadium previously used by the Washington Redskins, during its first season. The club remained in the stadium until the opening of Audi Field in 2018. The club maintained a black home kit and a badge featuring an eagle throughout its early years.
Frequently Asked Questions About DC United Tickets and Games
How much are DC United tickets?
DC United ticket prices on the secondary market can vary depending on a number of factors. Typically, DC United tickets can be found for $50.00, on average.
When do DC United tickets go on sale?
Individual DC United tickets go on sale in February.
Where do DC United play?
The DC United home games are played at Audi Field in Washington, DC.
Do I need to print DC United tickets?
Print-at-home tickets are being discontinued for MLS games. DC United are using mobile ticket entry to all games.
Does my child need a ticket for DC United games?
Each MLS team has their own child ticket policy. Some teams have age requirements, others have restrictions on height and some have both. The DC United policy states all children under 2 are free.
How long are DC United games?
DC United matches consist of two 45-minute halves, with a halftime break of 15 minutes.
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