List of D.C. United records and statistics

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D.C. United is an American professional soccer club based in Washington, D.C.. The club was founded in 1995 as an inaugural Major League Soccer franchise, and began play in 1996. The club currently plays in MLS.

This list encompasses the major honors won by D.C. United, records set by the franchise, their head coaches and their players, and details the club's North American performances. The player records section includes details of the club's leading goalscorers and those who have made most appearances in first-team competitions. It also records notable achievements by United players on the international stage. Attendance records at Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, the club's home stadium since 1995, are also included in the list.

Honors[edit]

D.C. United have won honors both domestically and in CONCACAF competitions. The team has won the MLS Cup and the MLS Supporters' Shield four times, the most championships and premierships, respectively, of any Major League Soccer franchise. Additionally, in domestic play, United has won two U.S. Open Cup titles. United is one of only two MLS sides to win a CONCACAF competition, winning the CONCACAF Champions' Cup in 1998. The last major title the club won was the Open Cup in 2013. In terms of league play, their last league premiership was in 2007, and their last league championship was in 2004.[1]

Continental[edit]

Domestic[edit]

League titles[edit]

Cups[edit]

Player records[edit]

Appearances[edit]

Most appearances[edit]

Competitive, professional matches only, appearances as substitutes in brackets.
# Name Years MLS[2] U.S. Open Cup MLS Cup CONCACAF Total
1 Bolivia Moreno, JaimeJaime Moreno 1996–2002
2004–10
295 (45) 12 23 15 379
2 United States Olsen, BenBen Olsen 1998–2009 221 (21)  ? 22  ? 221
3 United States Namoff, BryanBryan Namoff 2001–2010 195 (?)  ?  ?  ? 195
4 Bolivia Etcheverry, MarcoMarco Etcheverry 1996–2003 191 (11)  ? 23  ? 191
5 United States Simms, ClydeClyde Simms 2005–2012 171 (?)  ?  ?  ? 171
6 United States Williams, RichieRichie Williams 1996–2000, 2002 169 (?)  ?  ?  ? 169
7 United States Quaranta, SantinoSantino Quaranta 2001–2006, 2008– 148 (?)  ?  ?  ? 148
8 United States Pope, EddieEddie Pope 1996–2002 143 (3)  ? 23  ? 143
9 United States Agoos, JeffJeff Agoos 1996–2000 135 (4)  ? 23  ? 135
10 Argentina Gómez, ChristianChristian Gómez 2004–2007, 2009 124 (11)  ? 11  ? 124

Goalscorers[edit]

Top goalscorers[edit]

Key
Competitive, professional matches only, appearances including substitutes appear in brackets.
# Name Years League[3] Cup[4] Playoff[5] Continental Total
1 Bolivia Moreno, JaimeJaime Moreno 1996–2002
2004–10
131 13 12 6 162
2 Argentina Gómez, ChristianChristian Gómez 2004–07
2009
45 4 3 9 61
3 El Salvador Díaz Arce, RaúlRaúl Díaz Arce 1996–97
2000–01
44 5 8 1 58
4 Brazil Emilio, LucianoLuciano Emilio 2007–09 41 3 0 11 55
5 United States Lassiter, RoyRoy Lassiter 1998–99
2002
36 0 7 7 50
6 Bolivia Etcheverry, MarcoMarco Etcheverry 1996–2002 34 1 3 2 40
7 United States Olsen, BenBen Olsen 1998–2009 29 0 2 3 34
8 United States Pontius, ChrisChris Pontius 2009– 28 1 0 2 31
9 United States Quaranta, SantinoSantino Quaranta 2001–06
2008–2012
24 3 0 0 27
10 United States Eskandarian, AleckoAlecko Eskandarian 2003–06 20 0 4 1 24
11 United States Sanneh, TonyTony Sanneh 1996–98 14 0 6 1 21
Regular season[3]
  1. Jaime Moreno (131)
  2. Christian Gomez (45)
  3. Raul Diaz Arce (44)
  4. Luciano Emilio (41)
  5. Roy Lassiter (36)
  6. Marco Etcheverry (34)
  7. Ben Olsen (29)
  8. Santino Quaranta (24)
  9. Alecko Eskandarian (20)
  10. Abdul Thompson Conteh (15)
US Open Cup[4]
  1. Jaime Moreno (13)
  2. Abdul Thomspon Conten (5)
  3. Raul Diaz Arce (5)
  4. Christian Gomez (4)
  5. Eddie Pope (4)
  6. Chris Albright (4)
  7. Thabiso Khumalo (4)
  8. Jamil Walker (3)
  9. Branko Boskovic (3)
  10. Luciano Emilio (3)
  11. Fred (3)
  12. Santino Quaranta (3)
MLS Cup Playoffs[5]
  1. Jaime Moreno (12)
  2. Raul Diaz Arce (8)
  3. Roy Lassiter (7)
  4. Tony Sanneh (6)
  5. Alecko Eskandarian (4)
  6. Marco Etcheverry (3)
  7. Christian Gomez (3)
  8. Ben Olsen (2)
  9. Roy Wegerle (2)
  10. Richie Williams (2)
  11. Steve Rammel (2)
CONCACAF Champions League & Continental competitions
  1. Luciano Emilio (9)
  2. Christian Gomez (8)
  3. Roy Lassiter (7)
  4. Jamie Moreno (6)
  5. AJ Wood (3)
  6. Eddie Pope (2)
  7. Fred (2)
  8. Rod Dyachenko (2)
  9. Francis Doe (2)
  10. Marco Etcheverry (2)
  11. Chris Pontius (2)

Award winners[edit]

MLS Best XI[edit]

Six soccer players in black and five in white views from above look up for a moving soccer ball coming toward them.
D.C. United players, including Ben Olsen and Luciano Emilio, look for a corner kick against Real Madrid C.F.

The MLS Best XI is an acknowledgment of the best eleven players in the league in a given season for Major League Soccer.[6]

Other awards[edit]

Head coaching records[edit]

Bruce Arena, first, and longest serving, head coach
  • First head coach and longest serving head coach: Bruce Arena (coached the team for 131 games, from January 1996 to October 1998)[7]

Club records[edit]

Goals[edit]

Points[edit]

Matches[edit]

Firsts[edit]

  • First match and first league match: San Jose Clash 1–0 D.C. United, the opening match of the 1996 Major League Soccer season, April 6, 1996.[8]
  • First U.S. Open Cup match: D.C. United 2–0 Carolina Dynamo, quarterfinals, September 4, 1996.[9]
  • First North American match: D.C. United 1–0 United Petrotrin, CONCACAF Champions' Cup, quarterfinals, August 12, 1997.[10]
  • First MLS Cup match: MetroStars 3–2 D.C. United, conference semifinals, September 24, 1996.[8]

Record wins[edit]

  • Record MLS regular season win:
  • Record away MLS regular season win:
  • Record U.S. Open Cup win: 8–0 against New Jersey Stallions, Second round, June 27, 2001[11]
  • Record MLS Cup win:

Record defeats[edit]

  • Record MLS regular season defeat:
  • Record MLS Cup defeat:
  • Record U.S. Open Cup defeat:
    • 0–3 against Chicago Fire, September 3, 2006[14]

Continental statistics[edit]

Record by season[edit]

Below is D.C. United's record in North American and South American competitions. United is the only U.S.-based club to ever compete in a South American competition.

Season Competition Round Country Club Home
result[15]
Away
result
Notes
1997 Champions' Cup QF Trinidad and Tobago United Petrotrin 1–0 [A] [16]
SF United States LA Galaxy 0–1 [A]
CM Mexico Guadalajara 2–2 [A]
1998 Champions' Cup QF Trinidad and Tobago Joe Public 8–0 [A] [17]
SF Mexico León 2–0 [A]
F Mexico Toluca 1–0 [A]
Copa Interamericana F Brazil Vasco da Gama 0–1 2–0 [18]
1999 Champions' Cup QF Honduras Olimpia 1–0 [A] [19]
SF Mexico Necaxa 1–3 [A]
CM United States Chicago Fire 2–2 [A]
2000 Champions' Cup QF Costa Rica Alajuelense 2–1 [A] [20]
SF United States LA Galaxy 1–1
(2–4 pen.)
[A]
CM Mexico Pachuca 1–2 [A]
2001 Giants Cup QF Jamaica Arnett Gardens 2–1 3–0 [21]
SF Guatemala Comunicaciones 2–1 [A]
F Mexico América 0–2 [A]
2002 Champions' Cup R16 Guatemala Comunicaciones 2–1 0–4 [22]
2005 Champions' Cup QF Jamaica Harbour View 2–1 2–1 [23]
SF Mexico UNAM 1–1 0–5
2005 Copa Sudamericana R16 Chile Universidad Católica 1–1 2–3 [24]
2007 Champions' Cup QF Honduras Olimpia 3–2 4–1 [25]
SF Mexico Guadalajara 1–1 1–2
2007 SuperLiga GS Mexico Monarcas Morelia 1–1 [A] [26]
GS Mexico América 1–0 [A]
GS United States Houston Dynamo 0–1 [A]
SF United States LA Galaxy 0–2 [A]
Copa Sudamericana R16 Mexico Guadalajara 2–1 0–1 [27]
2008 Champions' Cup QF Jamaica Harbour View 1–1 5–0 [28]
SF Mexico Pachuca 2–1 0–2
SuperLiga GS Mexico Guadalajara 1–2 [A] [29]
GS Mexico Atlante 2–3 [A]
GS United States Houston Dynamo 1–3 [A]
2008–09 CONCACAF Champions League GS Mexico Cruz Azul 0–1 0–2 [30]
GS Honduras Marathón 2–4 0–2
GS Costa Rica Saprissa 0–2 2–2
2009–10 CONCACAF Champions League PR El Salvador Luis Ángel Firpo 1–1 1–1
(5–4 pen.)
[31]
GS Honduras Marathón 3–0 1–3
GS Trinidad and Tobago San Juan Jabloteh 5–1 1–0
GS Mexico Toluca 1–3 1–1
2014–15 CONCACAF Champions League GS Jamaica Waterhouse 1–0 2-1 [32]
GS Panama Tauro TBD TBD
Key
  • PR = Preliminary Round
  • GS = Group Stage
  • R16 = Round of 16
  • QF = Quarterfinals
  • SF = Semifinals
  • CM = Consolation Match
  • F = Final
Notes
A ^ : Played in a one-leg series

Record by competition[edit]

Matches that went into a penalty kick shootout are counted as draws in this table.

Competition Played Won Drawn Lost Goals
for
Goals
against
CONCACAF Champions' Cup 26 13 6 7 46 35
CONCACAF Champions League 15 4 4 7 19 23
CONCACAF Giants Cup 4 3 0 1 7 4
Copa Interamericana 2 1 0 1 2 1
Copa Sudamericana 4 1 1 2 5 6
North American SuperLiga 7 1 1 5 6 12
Total 58 23 12 23 85 81

References[edit]

General
Notes
  1. ^ a b c d e "History & Tradition". D.C. United. Retrieved 14 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "All-Time MLS Regular Season Appearances". D.C. United. Retrieved 15 July 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Statistics: Overall Regular Season Goals". Major League Soccer. DCUnited.com. Retrieved September 20, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b Hikala, Josh. "U.S. Open Cup Goalscoring Leaders". United States Soccer Federation. TheCup.us. Retrieved September 20, 2011. 
  5. ^ a b "Statistics: Overall Postseason Goals". Major League Soccer. DCUnited.com. Retrieved September 20, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Award Winners & All-Stars". D.C. United. 2009. Archived from the original on April 8, 2009. Retrieved June 30, 2009. 
  7. ^ Blum, Ronald (1 June 2002). "Bruce Arena: America's funny, caustic World Cup coach". Associated Press. Enquirer. Retrieved 14 July 2011. 
  8. ^ a b Goodwin
  9. ^ "1996 US Open Cup results". TheCup.us. Retrieved 14 July 2011. 
  10. ^ Torres
  11. ^ "2001 Lamar Hunt United States Open Cup". U.S. Open Cup. Retrieved 16 July 2011. 
  12. ^ "1997 Schedule". D.C. United. Retrieved 16 July 2011. 
  13. ^ "2005 Postseason Schedule". D.C. United. Retrieved 16 July 2011. 
  14. ^ "Report: D.C. United 0-3 Chicago Fire". Major League Soccer. Archived from the original on 16 July 2011. Retrieved 16 July 2011. 
  15. ^ D.C. United score is given first in each result.
  16. ^ D.C. United qualified for the 1997 Champions' Cup by winning the 1996 MLS Cup.
  17. ^ D.C. United qualified for the 1998 Champions' Cup by winning the 1997 MLS Cup.
  18. ^ D.C. United qualified for the 1998 Copa Interamericana by winning the 1998 CONCACAF Champions' Cup.
  19. ^ D.C. United qualified for the 1999 Champions' Cup by finishing runners-up in the 1998 MLS Cup.
  20. ^ D.C. United qualified for the 2000 Champions' Cup by winning the 1999 MLS Cup.
  21. ^ D.C. United qualified for the 2001 Giants Cup having the highest average attendance during the 2001 MLS season.
  22. ^ D.C. United qualified for the 2002 Champions' Cup by finishing runners-up in the CONCACAF Giants Cup.
  23. ^ D.C. United qualified for the 2005 Champions' Cup by winning the 2004 MLS Cup.
  24. ^ D.C. United earned an invitation to play in the 2005 Copa Sudamericana by finishing in the semifinals of the 2005 CONCACAF Champions' Cup.
  25. ^ D.C. United qualified for the 2007 Champions' Cup by winning the 2006 MLS Supporters' Shield.
  26. ^ D.C. United qualified for the 2007 SuperLiga by invitation.
  27. ^ D.C. United earned an invitation to play in the 2007 Copa Sudamericana by finishing in the semifinals of the 2007 CONCACAF Champions' Cup.
  28. ^ D.C. United qualified for the 2008 Champions' Cup by winning the 2007 MLS Supporters' Shield.
  29. ^ D.C. United qualified for the 2008 SuperLiga by winning the 2007 MLS Supporters' Shield.
  30. ^ D.C. United qualified for the 2008–09 CONCACAF Champions League by winning the 2007 MLS Supporters' Shield.
  31. ^ D.C. United qualified for the 2009–10 CONCACAF Champions League by winning the 2008 U.S. Open Cup.
  32. ^ D.C. United qualified for the 2014–15 CONCACAF Champions League by winning the 2013 U.S. Open Cup.