D.C. United was one of the first member clubs of Major League Soccer, and its fan base has steadily grown throughout the region. Here in Virginia, rooting interest in D.C. United is about to get even more widespread. Legal sports betting is a go here in VA, and, with betting on soccer growing in many legalized states so far, we fully expect more of the same here.
Audi Field in Washington, D.C., is a great spot to watch the United live, and those who take the trip could find even more to love. A live sportsbook could be on the way, so you may be able to get some bets in while watching the game either at the window or on your phone in the stands.
In this complete guide to betting on the DC United online in VA, we’ll get you up to speed on the team and also show you some great places to bet.
For each DC United match, you can make your bets online at legal sportsbooks. Odds are released well in advance of game time, with some line movement as bets come in. Check the best available odds on DC United at VA online sportsbooks below; click on any odds to go right to the sportsbook and claim your bonus.
Does DC United have what it takes to win the MLS crown? You can place your bets on it happening via the futures market. Check below for the best current odds you can get on DC United’s prospects at VA online sportsbooks. Click on any odds to claim your bonus and open a new betting account.
You can go much further than just betting on the outcome of DC United matches with prop bets and futures bets. Props are side bets within the match, while futures are bets on the season or players in total.
Proposition bets revolve around game circumstances, such as an accomplishment of a player or a team-based metric. You can find the available offerings for DC United games by clicking through on the match listing. Here are some examples:
A futures bet is a wager on an outcome that won’t be known until a later date. These are bets that require a long-term perspective, but they can be quite lucrative when you make the right calls. Here’s a handful of examples.
The betting menu for MLS and DC United runs deep at online sportsbooks. So be sure to take the time to explore all of the available MLS and D.C. United betting options.
On top of the all-time club leaderboard, D.C. United legend Jaime Moreno is at the top of the charts in numerous categories, including:
Over the past five seasons, we have seen the following players at the top of the list for goals scored.
Meanwhile, assist leaders for the last five seasons also include some very familiar names.
As we move forward, we’ll see which of the current crop of DC United players takes the mantle of franchise leader.
The schedule for D.C. United and MLS as a whole remains in flux, but a few select dates have been announced for the current season.
For a general rule with the current 26 teams, the MLS season schedule is 34 games per team in unbalanced fashion. Each squad plays a home and away game versus conference foes, and 10 games against clubs from the other conference.
MLS expansion is on tap for 2021 and subsequent seasons, with new clubs being added to the mix, so we’ll have to wait and see how that translates into the schedule.
A number of legendary players have suited up for D.C. United over the past two-plus decades, so the official list of all-time greats is hotly debated. Let’s take a look back at 10 of the top names in franchise history, many of whom lived up to the hype.
|Raul Diaz Arce||FW||1996-97,|
|Luciano Emilio||FW||2007-09, 2010||41||8||6,778|
An honorable mention goes to Bill Hamid, goalkeeper from 2009 and onward who made 187 appearances and was awarded the 2014 MLS Goalkeeper of the Year Award.
The current lineup of D.C. United players is an intriguing mix of veterans and youngsters. The club still has some work to do to return to its past glory, but bright spots have been emerging. Here’s a look at the current roster.
Transfers come with the territory in the MLS, and D.C. United has been particularly active in the current campaign. Here are the new arrivals.
And here are the players who moved on to greener pastures.
In recent years, Rooney was the most high-profile signing for the club by a wide margin. Over his two seasons with the team, Rooney scored 23 goals and notched 15 assists.
The most recent MLS draft was held in January 2020. Here are the players that DC welcomed to the squad.
Below are the players selected in the first round over the last few years by the club.
While it has been some time since the team tasted postseason success, DC United has qualified for the MLS Cup playoffs two seasons in a row. We’ll see if that continues this time around.
Ben Olsen has been in charge of D.C. United since 2010. The club has racked up a record of 117 wins, 75 draws and 139 losses during his tenure. Chad Ashton, Zach Thornton and Nolan Sheldon are on staff as assistant coaches.
There have been six other coaches in DC United history. Here’s how they fared:
From the time DC United began play in 1996 through 2017, the team played home games at RFK Memorial Stadium in Washington, D.C. The club moved to its current home in 2018. Here’s what you need to know about the place to go to catch live DC United action.
MLS has deals in place with ESPN, FS1 and Univision for national television rights, so you may be able to catch select DC United games on one of those outlets. All three options are available as part of cable, satellite and streaming packages, but it’s always a good idea to confirm prior to subscribing.
Locally, games appear on WJLA 24/7 News, a regional cable channel in the Sinclair Broadcast Group family. Headquartered in Arlington, Va., the channel can be picked up throughout the DC metro area and elsewhere across the state.
DCUnited.com provides a live stream of games, as well. There’s a handy tool on the site that allows you to plug in your zip code to see if you’re eligible. For those who aren’t, select games can be streamed with an ESPN+ subscription.
Dave Johnson or Russ Thaler calls the action, while either Devon McTavish or Joanna Lohman handle the color analysis. Claudia Pagan is the sideline reporter for D.C. United broadcasts.
On the radio side, the team previously had a deal with CBS Radio that has since expired. You can catch the feed of some MLS games on TuneIn radio, which is available both on the web and mobile.
For diehard soccer fans, there’s a great place to go online where you can engage with fans from across the globe. BigSoccer is kind of like a Reddit that’s specifically devoted to the game you love.
You can view and explore threads about teams from everywhere. Interested in the big international competitions? You’ll find plenty of chatter here. How about the Premier League? There are plenty of folks who fall into that category, and lots of them are here.
There’s also a dedicated section for MLS and all of its teams. Yep, you’ll find plenty of DC United threads to jump in on, or you can just read away until you feel ready to post. Either way, this is a great way to engage with fellow fans.
Signing up for an account is a piece of cake. Just head to BigSoccer.com and look for the big “sign up” link in the upper right. After you click on that, you’ll set a screen name and password, and then enter a few simple details to register.
Once it’s all set, you can begin exploring.
As a charter member of MLS, D.C. United found a good deal of success in the early days of the franchise, but there hasn’t been a ton of glory in recent years. Here’s a quick look at some of the key dates in club history.
On the individual front, members of DC United have received a number of rewards through the years. For team records, there’s one name that stands at the top in numerous categories.
The club has qualified for the MLS Cup playoffs the past two seasons. While both years saw exits in the first round, it’s an encouraging sign for a team that would love to recapture some of the magic of its early years of existence.
The club is owned by D.C. United Holdings, a holding company that initially had several investors. The group purchased the squad from original owner Anschutz Entertainment Group for $33 million. Erick Thohir and Jason Levien are the current majority owners, while William Chang holds a minority stake.
Season ticket packages for the D.C. United are available for an average price of $26 per game. Single-game tickets average around $50, which can naturally vary based on demand, date, time, opponent and other factors.
The team has won the MLS Cup four times. D.C. United captured the crown in the inaugural MLS season of 1996, and followed that up with victories to cap off the 1997, 1999 and 2004 campaigns.
The latest MLS franchise valuations from Forbes peg the value of the D.C. United at $330 million. That’s ninth among the current clubs in the league. Atlanta United tops the list at $500 million, followed by the LA Galaxy at $480 million. The Colorado Rapids are at the bottom of the list at $190 million.
The club’s method of honoring those who have made exemplary contributions to the franchise is known as the Hall of Tradition. To date, there have been 11 honorees, listed in order by induction date.
You can follow the team @dcunited. The club also has a presence on Facebook and Instagram. There’s also a dedicated website for all of your team needs: DCUnited.com. For official league news, you can catch @MLS on Twitter or visit MLSSoccer.com.
You can find D.C. United apparel when you catch the games in person at Audi Field in the club shop. There’s also a dedicated link on DCUnited.com that’s labeled “shop.” Clicking on that will bring you to MLSStore.com, where you can find all kinds of team gear, including jerseys.