June 30th, 2010

The Midweek Mmm: D.C. United Have A Boys’ Night Out

Photo copyright: Jane Chun

This right here is why D.C. United is our go-to Hot Boy football club. Goodness, do they put something in the post-game vitamins or something over there? We should go find out.

If you wish to update your sports-stalker dial, here’s who we’re dealing with above: Barry Rice, Andrew Quinn, (DCU staffer) Steve Olivarez, Devon McTavish, Chris Pontius, Clyde Simms, Rodney Wallace, and Ivan Carter (Comcast SportsNet).

The lads were out for a drink at one of their locals, BlackFinn. Next time, drinks on us, boys! Literally. Ahem.

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30 Responses to “The Midweek Mmm: D.C. United Have A Boys’ Night Out”

  1. Erika says:

    Blackfinn? I know that place! It's got dark-colored carpeting that I get the impression is soaked in beer and Italian salad dressing. Needless to say, it smells gross in there, but the sliders are spot on!

  2. Mona says:

    Dear Kickette staff,

    Thanks for showing our MLS boys some love. I don't know about other leagues, but most MLS players (per the players Union, google it) make salaries similar to their working-class fans. Supplemental endorsement deals are rare. They need Kickette-level love & support for all their hard work in a league that is just ignored in the press.

    Thanks again Kickettes :)


    • SoccerDuckie says:

      Wow Mona, I had no idea. So it is really for the love of the game, huh?

      I just did a bit of research, and here in Australia, there's a system where each club is allowed a marquee player, whose salary isn't included in the salary cap for that club. It can be up to AU$800000/year, like Dwight Yorke. The average is between US$65000-75000. (Love currency converters!) Additionally, there are usually 3 under-20 players, and they're def. paid at the lower end, smth. like $30000-40000. There are always bonuses, but like in the States endorsement deals aren't raining down on them. Well, unless you're Tim Cahill, Lucas Neill or Harry Kewell!

  3. SoccerDuckie says:

    I need to move to DC obviously!!! Devon McTavish & Chris Pontius are very welcome at my place. *pants heavily* down girl!!!

  4. E says:

    I love going out to BlackFinn! Why was I not there that night!?

  5. tammyv says:

    I LOVE MY BOYS!!! Seriously, I adore them even when they move on. I still love them

  6. Melissa says:

    Devon and Chris must shop together. Or Employ the same stylist. And then instruct her to buy the same stuff “just in different colors”

  7. senora ramos says:

    well i just found my mls team :D

    lol! please tell me they are at least a decent side

    • Thea says:

      Ramos – Let’s say I hit you up and we go stalking stateside!

      • senora ramos says:

        although this will not appeal to you, madrid is in talks of playing a friendly with them in august!!!

        or we can just catch a reg mls match. lol!

        • Thea says:

          Guess it's true – Football has arrived in the US. God bless America!!!!

        • gina says:

          again? RM came to play DCU here last August. The do have a friendly w/ the LA Galaxy on 8/7.

          • senora ramos says:

            they are going to be in la for a little while and will be playing the galaxy, chavis of mexico and possibly united again

            • tammyv says:

              Jose loves pre-season training in LA at UCLA…

              I love him for it…

              • senora ramos says:

                tammy, i just live in the wrong la. if you get to go. take pics!! lol!

                • tammyv says:

                  The glory of being an LA Galaxy season ticket holder… it is a bonus game and normally they have a private team training session for the fans as well. Last year with Barca was fantastic…

                  here is hoping this year continues and all the boys are back from their post-WC vacations

            • Nikki says:

              Are you sure that DC United will play Real Madrid again this summer?

              • senora ramos says:

                no, not positive. but they are in talks :)

                • Nikki says:

                  okay. Thanks for the info. I really hope they play DC United again this summer. That would be amazing. I would definitely attend the game

    • tammyv says:

      They are the most winning team in MLS… they are having a up-and-down (a rare seriously down) season but they are fighting back.

  8. dcubetcha says:


    my hometown boys are definitely the hottest in mls and could definitely compete overseas as well. devon mctavish has been a fave for years now. so yummy.

  9. Blair says:

    Devon McTavish and Chris Pontius are my faves!

  10. Six says:

    Hello Devon McTavish…come to mama.

  11. TristaJade says:

    My DC boys!!!! Yay, love to see the DC boys on here!!! Thank you thank you thank you!!! :D

  12. Ella says:

    SO CUTE! Love seeing our American boys on here! Btw, did anyone else catch Landon on Letterman last night? I hope the momentum/interest stays up! Would love to see the guys get more attention here!

  13. tammyv says:

    Ok Kickette, Tino Quarnta, and several other of the boys get twitter this week

  14. Helen says:

    Love me some Pontius

  15. Lolinha says:

    They're all looking very cute… Let's hope they never come across this article: http://www.askmen.com/fashion/style_icon_100/143_…

    "And though Iker Casillas has yet to branch out into the world of style to the same extent as other big-name athletes (cough, cough, David Beckham), we predict only good things to come in the footballer's fashion future, so watch this space." Zeus help us all…

  16. MrsEspana says:

    is that a pearl necklace on pontius!?! hahahaha