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D.C. United celebrates the win as Real Salt Lake lost the 2013 U.S. Open Cup Final to D.C. United 1-0 at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah, Tuesday, October 1, 2013. The winner will play in the CONCACAF Champions League. (AP Photo/The Salt Lake Tribune, Leah Hogsten)

D.C. United takes U.S. Open Cup title in midst of miserable season

- Associated Press

D.C. United is winless on the road in MLS this season and has the league's worst record with only three victories and 15 points. Regardless, the club secured a spot in the 2014-15 CONCACAF Champions League with the victory.

**FILE** D.C. United coach Ben Olsen (Associated Press)

In miserable season, trophy still in play for D.C. United

While United have a league-worst 3-21-6 mark in MLS play, they managed to win four straight in the U.S. Open Cup en route to an appearance in Tuesday night's title game at Real Salt Lake.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano, right, talks to free safety Dashon Goldson in the second half of an NFL football game against the New York Jets, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Bucs' Dashon Golden suspended by NFL for flagrant hits

Associated Press

Goldson was penalized for unnecessary roughness in the second quarter of Sunday's game against New Orleans for making direct, helmet-to-helmet contact with a defenseless receiver, Darren Sproles.

Jan Jacobus "Sonny" Silooy, a former Dutch footballer and current Director of Youth Development for D.C. United Academy initiatives, poses for a photo during an academy league training session held at the auxiliary field near RFK Stadium, in Washington, DC., Thursday, July 10, 2013. (Andrew S Geraci/The Washington Times)

Sonny Silooy's career has evolved from standout defender to standout talent developer

- The Washington Times

Sonny Silooy played in more than 250 matches as a defender for the Dutch powerhouse AFC Ajax. Logged 25 appearances for the Netherlands national team. Went the full 120 minutes in the 1996 UEFA Champions League final. But what the 49-year-old can't wait to discuss is a post-playing days photograph, attached to a whiteboard in the corner of his office.

D.C. United's Robbie Russell (R) turns upfield after scoring against Montreal keeper Evan bush in the second half at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, June 30, 2012. (Preston Keres/Special to The Washington Times)

Robbie Russell retires from D.C. United to attend med school

Associated Press

The 33-year-old Russell scored one goal in 20 appearances with United, which announced his plans Wednesday. He played in 98 games over six seasons in MLS and was a member of the 2009 league champions, Real Salt Lake.