D.C. United Odds

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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.

Updated odds for next DC United match

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.

DC United odds to win MLS title

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.

DC United player props and futures

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:

  • What will be the halftime result — DC United lead/Philadelphia Union lead/tie?
  • Who will score the first goal in the game? (Odds listed for all players scheduled to play).
  • How many corner kicks will there be in the game — over/under 10.5?

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.

  • Bet on DC United to win MLS Cup or conference.
  • Over/under on team regular season win totals.
  • Bet on individual player awards, such as league MVP.

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.

DC United stats leaders

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:

  • Goals: 131
  • Assists: 102
  • Shots on goal: 388

Over the past five seasons, we have seen the following players at the top of the list for goals scored.

  • 2020: 2, Frederic Brillant and Federico Higuain (Season in progress)
  • 2019: 11, Wayne Rooney
  • 2018: 12, Wayne Rooney
  • 2017: 5, Luciano Acosta and Patrick Mullins
  • 2016: 9, Lamar Neagle

Meanwhile, assist leaders for the last five seasons also include some very familiar names.

  • 2020: 2, Felipe Martins (Season in progress)
  • 2019: 8, Wayne Rooney
  • 2018: 17, Luciano Acosta
  • 2017: 6, Lloyd Sam
  • 2016: 11, Luciano Acosta

As we move forward, we’ll see which of the current crop of DC United players takes the mantle of franchise leader.

DC United schedule 2021

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.

Famous DC United players

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.

NamePositionTenureGoalsAssistsMinutes
Marco EtcheverryMF1996-20033410116,304
Jaime MorenoFW1996-2002,
2004-2010
13110225,275
Eddie PopeDF1996-20028812,228
Ben OlsenMF1998-2009294917,097
Wayne RooneyFW2018-1923153,959
Christian GomezMF2004-07,
2009
45339,250
John HarkesMF1996-9814237,135
Raul Diaz ArceFW1996-97,
2000-01
44105,743
Luciano EmilioFW2007-09, 20104186,778
Freddy AduMF2004-0611175,442

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.

DCUnited roster

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.

NameNumberPositionAge
Chris Odoi-Atsem3D25
Frederic Brillant13D35
Gelmin Rivas20D35
Donovan Pines23D31
Joseph Mora28D27
Axel Sjoberg44D29
Oniel Fisher91D28
Russell Canouse4M25
Junior Moreno5M24
Ulises Segura8M27
Yamil Asad11M26
Steve Birnbaum15M29
Felipe Martins18M29
Mohammed Abu25M28
Moses Nyeman27M16
Kevin Paredes30M17
Julian Gressel31M26
Federico Higuain2F35
Paul Arriola7F25
Ola Kamara9F30
Edison Flores10F26
Griffin Yow22F17
Erik Sorga50F21
Chris Seitz1G33
Bill Hamid24G29
Earl Edwards36G28

DC United recent transfers/prospects

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.

  • Edison Flores, Atletico-Morelia
  • Julian Gressel, Atlanta United FC
  • Yamil Asad, Velez-Sarsfield
  • Erik Sorga, FC Flora Tallinn
  • Federico Higuain, No Team
  • Mohammed Abu, Valerenga
  • Gelmin Rivas, Ankaragucu

And here are the players who moved on to greener pastures.

  • Wayne Rooney, Derby County
  • Gordon Wild, LA Galaxy
  • Christopher Durkin, Sint-Truidense

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.

  • Round 1: Simon Lefebvre, G, Temple
  • Round 2: Josh Fawole, FW, Loyola-MD
  • Round 3: Andrew Verdi, G, Michigan

Below are the players selected in the first round over the last few years by the club.

  • 2019: Akeem Ward, D, Temple
  • 2018: No pick
  • 2017: Chris Odoi-Atsem, D, Maryland
  • 2016: Julian Buscher, M, Syracuse
  • 2015: Miguel Aguilar, F, San Francisco
  • 2014: Steve Birnbaum, D, California

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.

DC United managers

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:

NameTenureRecord
Curt Onalfo20107-3-12
Tom Soehn2006-0948-25-37
Piotr Nowak2004-0650-26-34
Ray Hudson2002-0344-20-46
Thomas Rongen1998-200145-8-44
Bruce Arena1996-9874-15-42

Where does DCUnited play home games?

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.

  • Name: Audi Field
  • Address: 100 Potomac Ave. SW
  • City: Washington, D.C.
  • Owner: District of Columbia
  • Operator: D.C. United
  • Capacity: 20,000
  • Size: 115 yards by 75 yards
  • Surface: NorthBridge Bermuda
  • Ground breaking: Feb. 27, 2017
  • First game: July 14, 2018
  • Cost: $400 million-$500 million
  • Other tenants: Washington Spirit

 

How to watch or listen to DC United games

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.

D.C. United on BigSoccer

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.

Brief D.C. United history

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.

  • 1996: DC United begins play as an inaugural member of MLS.
  • 1996: Team wins first MLS Cup and the US Open Cup.
  • 1997: DC United wins both the MLS Cup and the Supporters Shield.
  • 1998: Team wins titles at CONCACAF Champions League and Copa Interamericana.
  • 1999: Club secures another double with an MLS Cup and Supporters Shield.
  • 2004: DC United wins MLS Cup, its last to date.
  • 2006: Team picks up another Supporters Shield.
  • 2007: Two years in a row for the Supporters Shield.
  • 2008: DC United wins the US Open Cup.
  • 2013: Team picks up another US Open Cup, its last to date.

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.

  • Most appearances: 427, Jaime Moreno
  • Most goals: 162, Jaime Moreno
  • MLS Cup playoff goals: 12, Jaime Moreno
  • US Open Cup goals: 13, Jaime Moreno
  • MLS MVP: Four, last by Dwayne De Rosario in 2011
  • MLS Golden Boot: Three, last by Dwayne De Rosario in 2011
  • Defender of the Year: Two, last by Bobby Boswell in 2006
  • Goalkeeper of the Year: Two, last by Bill Hamid in 2014
  • Coach of the Year: Two, last by Ben Olsen in 2014
  • Newcomer of the Year: One, Luciano Emilio in 2007
  • Rookie of the Year: Two, last by Andy Najar in 2010
  • Last MLS Cup playoff appearance: 2019, lost 5-1 in first round to Toronto FC

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.

D.C. United FAQ

Who owns D.C. United?

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.

How much are D.C. United tickets?

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.

How many MLS titles has D.C. United won?

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.

How much is D.C. United worth?

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.

Which D.C. United numbers are retired?

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.

  • John Harkes, M, 2003
  • Marco Etheverry, M, 2007
  • Betty D’Anjolell, Executive, 2008
  • Jeff Agoos, D, 2008
  • Raul Diaz Arce, F, 2009
  • Danilo Noel Diron, Broadcaster, 2009
  • Eddie Pope, D, 2010
  • Richie Williams, M, 2011
  • Ben Olsen, M, 2012
  • Jaime Moreno, F, 2013
  • Kevin Payne, Executive, 2015

What is the D.C. United Twitter handle?

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.

Where can I buy D.C. United jerseys?

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.