D.C. United is an American professional soccer club based in Washington, D.C. The club competes in the Eastern Conference of Major League Soccer, the top level of professional American soccer.
The franchise is one of the ten charter clubs of MLS, having competed in the league since its inception in 1996.
Players such as Jaime Moreno, Marco Etcheverry, and Eddie Pope are among the team’s most successful stars. D.C. United’s fan base includes four supporters’ clubs. The club’s official nickname is the “Black-and-Red” and home uniforms are black and white with accents of red. The team’s name alludes to the “United” appellation commonly found in the names of soccer teams in the United Kingdom and elsewhere.