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D.C. United unveils Jaime Moreno poster for captain's farewell at RFK Stadium on Saturday

The club will give away 10,000 of these sharp-looking posters to fans before the season finale Saturday night against Toronto FC at RFK Stadium:

Jaime Moreno Poster 2010.jpg

By Steve Goff  | October 18, 2010; 2:24 PM ET
Categories:  D.C. United  | Tags:  D.C. United  
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Posted by: rockotodd | October 18, 2010 2:28 PM | Report abuse

its really a shame that he didnt get to keep and later didnt want to retake the number 9.

gracias por todos, jaime. vamos!

Posted by: Section107 | October 18, 2010 2:29 PM | Report abuse

That makes it easier to retire his number. It would be hard to retire the #9, but 99 can be his for eternity.

Posted by: BlackandRedRedDevil | October 18, 2010 2:58 PM | Report abuse

Pretty cool, although the stadium in the background looks a little weird. Otherwise, I like the style.

Posted by: bspence11 | October 18, 2010 2:59 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: bspence11

Pretty cool, although the stadium in the background looks a little weird. Otherwise, I like the style.

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probably would have been better to have Lot 8 in the background!

Posted by: Section107 | October 18, 2010 3:08 PM | Report abuse

What are they going to do with the 1,342 extra posters after the game?

Posted by: grubbsbl | October 18, 2010 3:15 PM | Report abuse

@grubbsbl, simple fix. Next year at the teamstore they'll be selling vintage Jaime Moreno gift wrap.

Posted by: Alejandro_10 | October 18, 2010 3:23 PM | Report abuse

Nice. Suitable for framing I believe, and prominent display in my basement. Right next to my Germany '06 poster from Nuremburg.

Posted by: cmjhawk86 | October 18, 2010 3:28 PM | Report abuse

I do actually really like the poster and I wish I could get my hands on one... Damn Flagstaff, AZ.

Also, just watched 15 minutes of the Villarreal, Herculez match. It is easy to understand why Altidore does start. Nilmar and Rossi are electrifying up top. No shame to Altidore, if he works hard he will improve wonders there.

Posted by: grubbsbl | October 18, 2010 3:39 PM | Report abuse

does not start*

Posted by: grubbsbl | October 18, 2010 3:40 PM | Report abuse

Any chance those can be available to those fans living out of the area? That's a classic looking poster and looks fantastic...Anyone help a brother out? :)

Posted by: United008 | October 18, 2010 3:55 PM | Report abuse

10,000 posters? Every fan in attendance gets 3!

Posted by: BelovedCartoonMouse | October 18, 2010 4:02 PM | Report abuse

3 posters per person... Sounds almost as shameless as when the adults take the kids hats for themselves leaving other kids, or folks with kids at home who'd love them without... (you bammas know who you are..). Everyone loves a little free schwag but perhaps for such an auspicious item we could have a little less greed and a little more solidarity> ;)

Anywayz, If I can get my hands on an extra one or two, I'd consider trying to mail one to you grubbs, and/or United008... Only problem
is that poster mailers tend to be expensive, but perhaps we can work a deal...

Beer in lot 8 next time you're back in town for a match?

Posted by: DadRyan | October 18, 2010 4:24 PM | Report abuse

DadRyan, that would be amazing! I personally don't mind paying for the shipping. We can work out payment, if you get one. Keep me updated on how it goes.

Posted by: grubbsbl | October 18, 2010 4:55 PM | Report abuse

Pretty cool, although the stadium in the background looks a little weird. Otherwise, I like the style.

Posted by: bspence11 | October 18, 2010 5:10 PM | Report abuse

And what percentage of those posters will get home dry and undamaged?

Posted by: Reignking | October 18, 2010 5:37 PM | Report abuse

Funny, I watched that whole match, and was thoroughly unimpressed by Rossi. It seemed he was doing all the things US fans are usually ragging on Jozy for: coughing up the ball easily, whiffing on decent scoring chances, etc.

I'm not saying he's not a great player, but this wasn't one of his better efforts.

Posted by: BooThisMan | October 18, 2010 5:43 PM | Report abuse

BooThisMan... I'll agree after the second half. Rossi still hit the post and his interplay with nelmar is pretty fun to watch.

Posted by: grubbsbl | October 18, 2010 6:05 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: OhBoyOhBoy | October 18, 2010 6:20 PM | Report abuse

Would have been better as a shirt. Posters are so hard to maintain during a game. Ill try to grab as many as I can. I wonder if these are only going to be available at the main gate?

By the way, reppin' my United jersey in Mississippi last week and by a struck destiny bumped into another United fan.

Posted by: TheWashDipsSince88 | October 18, 2010 8:24 PM | Report abuse

Retiring of numbers is a dumb tradition that I hope never takes hold in soccer. Put his name in the ring of honor, hold a testimonial match, do stuff like that but the game of soccer is bigger than any player. All the numbers, even the 99, should stay in use.

Posted by: Ron16 | October 18, 2010 8:38 PM | Report abuse

Oh Boy, thanks for the link. United just needs to get Hydro to design some Flat Fitty hats for the club... I'd buy one. Better than the kids sized prebent garbage they pump out now.

Posted by: DadRyan | October 18, 2010 9:42 PM | Report abuse

The apotheosis of Jaime Moreno. The poster looks like the backdrop to a shrine for Saint Jaime. Check out those beams of light radiating out from behind his body. All that's missing is the halo.

Posted by: b18bolo | October 18, 2010 11:06 PM | Report abuse

When Jaime rejoined DCU prior to the start of the '04 season, Freddy had already been assigned #9. That number became available when Earnie went back to his traditional #8 after wearing #9 in 2003 because Kasper/Hudson promised Hristo #8.

By the time it became apparent in preseason 2004 that Jaime would be on DCU, overcoming Kasper's lowballing with salary and prompting Jaime to consider the USL, the question came up about his retaking his old number 9.

KP said the league marketing professionals wouldn't allow it since they and Nike had invested so havily in Adu images in a number 9 shirt.

However, the Future Of American Soccer coveted #11, his US number, worn at the time by Esky. Adu beseiged Esky for the number; Esky demanded cash.

The league was reluctantly willing to let Adu wear #11 because he wanted to so badly (what The Future wants, the Future gets - that was the governing MLS marketing philosophy), but Esky never caved. If he had, Jamie would never have had what became the iconic #99.

Trivia: Who wore #9 before Jaime? No searching the media guides.

Posted by: lgm6986 | October 19, 2010 5:59 AM | Report abuse

Steve Rammel?

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | October 19, 2010 7:18 AM | Report abuse

I have a new desktop background!!!

Save to pictures, blow it up a little, right click and set as background.

Posted by: 9Nine9 | October 19, 2010 7:46 AM | Report abuse

10,000? I guess that's 2 for everyone who shows up

Posted by: NICKYNUNYA | October 19, 2010 8:22 AM | Report abuse

10,000? I guess that's 2 for everyone who shows up

Posted by: NICKYNUNYA | October 19, 2010 8:22 AM | Report abuse

Let me think -- #9, #9, #9 . . . was that Lennon?

Posted by: fallschurch1 | October 19, 2010 9:29 AM | Report abuse

If they don't get at least 20,000 for Jaime's last game then I am going to be extremely disappointed in DCU's supporters. This game should be irrelevant with respect to the season they are having. In a perfectly legitimate comparison that would be like nobody showing up at Camden Yards for Cal Ripken's last series because they were having a dreadful season/seasons. That is not an acceptable excuse for not attending this tribute to Jaime.

Posted by: Gambrills4 | October 19, 2010 11:02 AM | Report abuse

Gambrills4 says "If they don't get at least 20,000 for Jaime's last game then I am going to be extremely disappointed in DCU's supporters. This game should be irrelevant with respect to the season they are having."
Exactly, why print only 10,000? Even the worst nights with no hope or reason to show draw almost 10,000. Why not reward all those who come with a poster? Worst case they will find their way into the stadium sales kiosks next season like many of the giveaways in the past.

Posted by: NICKYNUNYA | October 19, 2010 2:52 PM | Report abuse

#9 before Jaime was Bolivian Juan Berthy "Chicho" Suarez. The famous poster held by a fan at RFK when DCU started off poorly in 1996:

"Arena Go Back to Virginia college - Chicho must play!"

Posted by: lgm6986 | October 19, 2010 10:06 PM | Report abuse

I am #9!!!

Posted by: 9Nine9 | October 20, 2010 8:38 AM | Report abuse

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