United celebrate Cup with dedicated fans WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The 2004 MLS Cup champion D.C. United celebrated their triumph with an intimate victory rally with their fans at RFK Stadium on Tuesday night. The free event, staged on the RFK field, included remarks from club CEO and President Kevin Payne, Washington, D.C. mayor Anthony Williams and team captain Ryan Nelsen. The rally gave United supporters an opportunity to get up close and personal with their beloved Black-and-Red while reveling in the team's fourth MLS championship in the league's nine-year history. After the formal remarks, the squad mingled with the crowd of several hundred, signing countless autographs and posing for pictures. D.C. Mayor Williams hailed the "dedication, teamwork and vision" of the champs, declaring Nov. 17 "D.C. United Day" in the nation's capital and making an important promise that elicited a roar from the gathered fans. "On behalf of everyone in our city, congratulations," Mayor Williams said. "D.C. United has been our city's most successful sports franchise in recent memory. This team has brought to our city a new generation of fans ... I pledge to you to build this great team a brand new stadium on the Anacostia (River) waterfront by 2007."