D.C.'s last preseason game lit up the stadium in Vegas Sunday, as the Black-and-Red defeated new USL team the Las Vegas Lights FC by a 4-2 margin.
United's goals came from Asad, Mattocks, Acosta and Harkes, while Arriola produced three assists in an impressive performance.
Also notable was the Lights debut of former D.C. United player Freddy Adu, who is on trial with Vegas. We wish him well!
Let's Get This Party Started
The MLS 2018 season has arrived!
This week, D.C. heads back to Florida to take on Orlando in Saturday's season-opener. Is OCSC still distracted from having lost Cyle Larin to Besiktas last month? Will the suspensions of Coach Ben Olsen and MF Lucho Acosta for this first match impact United's play? Find out!
All are welcome to attend United's official watch party this weekend, just a few blocks from Navy Yard Metro and Audi Field:
The Big Stick
20 M Street SE
Party starts at 6:30pm, game at 7:30pm
Planning to travel to United's game against Atlanta mid-March? Don't forget your tickets! Our Away Supporters' Section tickets are only available until today (Monday) at 4 pm.
If you can't make it to The ATL, don't worry - we've got plenty of other options available:
Questions? Ask Jimi at email@example.com
Plus, don't forget the Home-Away-From Home games:
3/17: v. Houston at the Soccerplex (Boyds, MD)
4/14: v. Columbus at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium (Annapolis, MD)
DC SCORES Spotlight
In their most recent quarterly newsletter, our nonprofit partner DC SCORES profiled one of our very own!
SE member Laurie Gonzalez is in her second year as a volunteer soccer coach at Jefferson Middle School, and she notes that:
"One of the biggest surprises has been how much my involvement with DC SCORES has enhanced my own life. Not only do I love the time I spend with my players, but it’s opened up a number of other doors for me to get involved with the community."
Do you want to get involved with DC SCORES? Volunteer as a referee, an assistant coach, or at one of their seasonal events. It's easy!
While we're on the subject, it's not too late to vote for DC SCORES as best nonprofit in the Washington City Paper's contest. Polls are open until March 4th!
Just Around the Corner...
Get your tickets for Audi Field Supporters' Sections before they sell out, and send our Ticketmistress a note if you plan to sit or stand with us at Audi Field!
Send emails to Nicole at firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to join us (sitting or standing) at Audi Field!
Join in by signing up for 2018 membership, and enjoy making more memories! In the meantime, enjoy a few of our favorites:
Beyond the Stands
Will Chang as Capo
In the Spotlight
Donald Talks AODC
If These Walls Could Talk
Our Team. Each Other. Our Community.