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D.C. United is one of the most decorated teams in Major League Soccer with four MLS Cup titles. After a long dry spell and an abysmal COVID-plagued 2020 season, United could potentially bounce back under a new head coach.
The 2021 MLS season marked the return of fans to stadiums across the league, and D.C. United kicked off the campaign with home support in stands of Audi Field, albeit in long-distance fashion.
A new way for United supporters to take in MLS action from Audi Field this year is with some cash on the line. That is, legal sports betting in Maryland has arrived.
You can put a few bucks down on the Black and Red to amp up the thrill factor as the showdown unfolds. (Ramp up the fun even more by placing a few concurrent bets on other top-tier soccer leagues like the Premier League, Serie A, or Spain’s La Liga).
Our all-in-one guide will introduce you to the best Maryland sportsbooks to bet on D.C. United, plus live game lines and futures odds for all of MLS.
Maryland books provide an array of bets across all D.C. United matches from three-way moneylines and betting on the outcome of individual matches to predicting the goal totals and the winning margin with the goal spread.
Sportsbooks usually release odds one week before the games, which should give you plenty of time to research your picks. The odd feeds below will have up-to-date numbers from Maryland sports betting sites for D.C United’s moneyline, and MLS Cup odds. If you’re interested in futures wagers or how to make prop bets, then the automatically updated Ola Kamara scoring the most goals odds feed below is just what you need.
While browsing your D.C. United betting options, you’ll find a nice range of prop bets. These exotic bets focus on a specific in-game statistical accomplishment by a player or a team that doesn’t necessarily affect the match outcome.
Futures and props can provide hefty payouts, but they are hard to predict due to all the variables involved. Since futures bets are decided by longer-term results and stretched throughout the entire season or playoffs, don’t count on your capital paying out any time soon, either.
Here are a few futures betting options worth exploring:
Odds for MLS futures usually come out in February, before the season begins. Then, as the season gets underway, the sports lines will fluctuate based on the ever-changing circumstances. These include injury reports, transfers, and team performances.
Player props revolve around an individual’s statistical performances during a particular MLS game or for the entirety of the season. For example, you can find betting lines on assists, goals, total passes, and more. Some player props will take pure luck to win while others will test your skill as a bettor and require in-depth knowledge of the sport, team, and players involved.
Studying a player’s past records is often vital for props bets. Of course, that’s just one piece of data among many that could affect a prop bet’s result. Take a look at D.C. United’s top performers from the latest season here.
The 2021-22 season will see D.C. United compete in a 34-match regular season campaign. Each team in the league, including D.C. United, will play 17 games at home and 17 away.
All 27 MLS clubs face each team from their conference twice: once at home and once away each; then, they play 10 games against the opposing conference.
After the regular season wraps up, the top seven seeds from each conference will qualify for the MLS Playoffs, which involve a series of single-elimination games to determine the MLS Cup winner.
The Supporters’ Shield trophy goes to the teams with the best regular-season record in their respective conferences.
D.C. United has a storied history in the MLS. It’s been home to many greats who left an indelible mark on the league.
Let’s take a look back at some of the best players to put on a DCU jersey.
D.C. United has some new faces on the team, with the help of the SuperDraft and transfers. The returning roster boasts some promising talent deep into the squad. Here are the most notable additions of late:
|Nigel Robertha||23||Center-Forward||Levski Sofia|
|Adrien Perez||25||Center-Forward||Los Angeles FC|
|Paul Arriola||26||Right Midfielder||Swansea|
Then, a few stars have departed the club recently, leaving a void that newcomers will have to fill. Those names are:
After playing for little more than a year, Wayne Rooney parted ways with D.C. United in 2019. One of the best scorers in Premier League history failed to deliver the MLS Cup to Audi Field in his brief stint with DCU. In any case, Rooney did manage to score 23 goals and register 14 assists.
Going into the 2021 season, D.C. United hired Hernán Losada as the new head coach. The deal made Losada the youngest coach in MLS.
The 38-year old Argentinean replaced Ben Olsen, who had been at the club for more than 10 years. Let’s take a look at some of Losada’s predecessors over the years:
The Black and Red play their home games at the newly constructed Audi Field in Buzzard Point, Washington, D.C. In 2018, the team moved across town from Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, which hosted DCU games since its inauguration in 1997 through the 2017 season.
Here’s the scoop when it comes to the current venue:
D.C. United enjoys extensive media coverage. Its games are broadcast across several outlets. Through its TV deal with NBC Sports Washington, you can watch live action via NBC live stream page or the NBC sports app. Also, you can tune in to one of MLS’ official partners, ESPN, FOX Sports, or Univision.
The easiest way to watch DCU games is by subscribing to a cable package that includes WJLA 24/7. Alternatively, you can access live streams by subscribing to ESPN.
A few Maryland online sportsbooks also provide streaming services for MLS games. This could also be a viable option.
Whether you’re a diehard fan or a casual bettor, you can gain loads of valuable information on Big Soccer. For those unaware, Big Soccer is the largest soccer community in the United States, boasting more than 150,000 registered users.
You can stay current with trending topics on this forum and maybe meet someone who shares the same betting interests. In addition, you’ll find panels dedicated to pretty much every soccer competition under the sun, thus helping to better inform you decisions for betting on the Premier League and MLS.
It takes a few minutes to set everything up. After that, the registration is free and available for everyone, regardless of their whereabouts.
Since its inaugural match with the San Jose Clash in 1996, D.C. United has been one of the most successful MLS teams. In the past 20 years, the club has won 13 trophies, the most in American professional soccer.
Here’s a recap of the most notable D.C. United successes throughout the years:
|1996||MLS Cup Champions||L.A. Galaxy||3:2|
|1996||Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup||Rochester Rhinos||3:0|
|1997||MLS Supporters' Shield||Accrued 55 Points|
|1997||MLS Cup Champions||Colorado Rapids||2:1|
|1998||CONCACAF Champions Cup||CD Toluca||1:0|
|1998||Interamerican Cup||Vasco de Gama||2-1 on aggregate|
|1999||MLS Supporters' Shield||Accrued 57 Points|
|1999||MLS Cup Champions||L.A. Galaxy||2:0|
|2004||MLS Cup Champions||Kansas City Wizards||3:2|
|2006||MLS Supporters' Shield||Accrued 55 Points|
|2007||MLS Supporters' Shield||Accrued 55 Points|
|2008||Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup||Charleston Battery||2:1|
|2013||Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup||Real Salt Lake||1:0|
The club is owned by D.C. United Holdings. The majority owner is Jason Levien, who also acts as the co-chairman and CEO.
D.C. United has won four titles—1996, 1997, 1999 and 2004. That’s second all time only to L.A. Galaxy.
According to the latest market value analysis, D.C. United is valued at $710 million, among the highest totals for an MLS franchise.
D.C. United has introduced 11 members to the Hall of Tradition, which honors the franchise’s most successful players, coaches and club management personnel. Inductees include (in no particular order):
The club has more than 165,000 followers on Twitter under @dcunited. It also boasts more than 153,000 followers on Instagram under the same handle.
You can buy DCU jerseys at one of the retail shops at the stadium or via the club’s official website. What’s more, you can also purchase hats, apparel and all kinds of other gear at the official online store of Major League Soccer.