D.C. United is an American professional soccer club based in Washington, D.C. which competes in Major League Soccer (MLS). It is one of the ten charter clubs of MLS, having competed in the league since its inception, in 1996.
D.C. United has won 13 international and domestic titles or honors over the club's history. D.C. United was one of the most successful clubs in the early years of MLS, winning 8 of its 13 titles between 1996 and 1998 under head coach Bruce Arena. United holds the joint MLS record for most Supporters' Shields, and has had success in the MLS Cup, winning each honor four times along with three U.S. Open Cup championships. United was also the first club to win both the MLS Cup and MLS Supporters' Shield consecutively.
DC United currently plays at Robert Francis Kennedy stadium, better known as RFK.
DC United's current coach is Ben Olsen. Mr. Olsen has played for the club for more than a decade before becoming coach. The year he retired he became assistant coach and in a year and half he became the full-time coach. He currently has two main trophies in his four full years as a coach, the 2013 US Open cup and the 2014 Eastern Conference Champions.
The current starting eleven for DC United is as follows:
Bill Hamid; Sean Franklin, Bobby Boswell, Markus Halsti, Taylor Kemp; Nick DeLeon, Perry Kitchen, Davy Arnaud, Chris Rolfe; Fabian Espindola, Chris Pontius