Toyota Team Player: Steve Birnbaum

Steve Birnbaum

Meet Steve Birnbaum: DC United’s new captain.

"It is my first year as a captain here so trying to lead the team and make players around me better," said Steve Birnbaum.

Birnbaum is a US National team defender in his fourth MLS season.

The captaincy is more than just an honor it is a responsibility and Birnbaum is ready for the challenge.

"A lot of challenges come with being a captain," he said.

While Birnbaum is excited about the team’s new stadium, he wants to make the most of United’s final season at RFK.

We want to make sure it is a fortress and people have a tough time playing here," Birnbaum said.

Congratulations Steve Birnbaum you are this week’s Toyota Team Player.

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