Fast facts

League: MLS

Team: D.C. United

Head Coach: Ben Olsen

Team Mascot: Talon

Year Opened: 1961

Capacity: 20000

City / State: Washington / D.C.

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Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Atlantic Cup

Rival Team: New York Red Bulls

The winner of the season series between rivals D.C. United and the New York Red Bulls takes home the Atlantic Cup. The two teams have been playing each other since Major League Soccer started in 1996, although the trophy wasn’t awarded until 2002. The proximity of the city and frequent matchups between the clubs have helped to make the Atlantic Cup one of the fiercest rivalries in MLS. Don’t miss it when D.C. United and the New York Red Bulls meet.

Philadelphia Union

Rival Team: Philadelphia Union

Washington D.C. and Philadelphia are separated by only 120 miles, which has helped foster a strong rivalry between United and the Union. Both clubs’ fans travel well to the matchups creating an intense atmosphere whenever the two get together.

Coffee Pot Cup

Rival Team: USL Charleston Battery

D.C. United and the USL Charleston Battery typically play for the Coffee Pot Cup during the Carolina Challenge Cup, but on occasion, the two teams will meet in the US Open Cup. The rivalry between the two started after the Battery upset D.C. United in the 1999 US Open Cup and after the game United players destroyed the dressing room including two coffee pots. Each time United and the Battery meet the winner walks away with the coffee pot, so make sure to be in attendance when DC United and the Charleston Battery square off.

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Fast facts

League: MLS

Team: D.C. United

Head Coach: Ben Olsen

Team Mascot: Talon

Year Opened: 1961

Capacity: 20000

City / State: Washington / D.C.

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