Z is for Zoltan
Philly Highs and Lows
It was indeed sunny in Philadelphia on Saturday, but the unfortunate result of the game clouded our outlook.
Despite an early goal from Zoltan Stieber that raised the excitement level and the hopes of all United supporters (including many in the stands), the Black-and-Red left Philly without any points this weekend.
Stieber's goal was United's only shot for much of the game. The visitors spent too much of the game in their own half and their own box, with predictable results.
After giving up a tying goal in the 37th, United allowed Philly's CJ Sapong way too much space in the box in the 60th, and his header found the back of the net.
A lovely ball in from Stieber and a beautiful one-touch strike into the net from Darren Mattocks (his third goal of the season) tied things up with roughly twenty minutes left to play, but less than two minutes later, United gave up yet another goal, and the match finished 3-2.
Coach Ben Olsen, speaking to reporters, said that he is "not too alarmed", but with United facing nothing but road games until Audi Field opens in July, many fans are more than a little nervous.
The good news? Zoltan Stieber provided both a goal and an assist this weekend, and he and Darren Mattocks looked good together.
In addition, defender Frederic Brillant has received his Green Card, so he no longer occupies an international slot on the roster. Will United use that newly freed spot? Time will tell...
Spirited Away to Audi
Tickets for the Washington Spirit's game at Audi Field in August go on sale today at 11 am for United Season Ticket Members!
If you're an STM, check your inbox for details - the presale runs through May 14th and you can save $10!
If you're not an STM but you're still interested in attending the Spirit game, don't worry! Tickets will go on sale May 7th for anyone who has already purchased a ticket to a Spirit match for the 2018 season. Ticket sales to the general public kick off May 15th.
Washington Spirit v Portland Thorns
Saturday, August 25th | 7 pm @ Audi Field
DC SCORES Jamboree!
Only a month to go until the Jamboree!
What is the Jamboree, you ask? It's the biggest DC SCORES event of the year! All 2500 DC SCORES youth participants and their families are invited to an all-day community festival and soccer tournament. The only thing missing is you!
Saturday, June 2
8 am - 3 pm
Register (Organization: Screaming Eagles)
Volunteers are absolutely essential to this event, so please sign up!
You can referee games, help with set up and take down, staff an activity booth (soccer games, face painting, etc.), volunteer your photo/videography skills, help serve lunch to the kids and to fellow volunteers, and more!
Lunch, water (BYO bottle), and a free T-shirt will be provided. Volunteers must register online - when you do so, please be sure to note "Screaming Eagles" as your organization. You can volunteer for a morning or afternoon shift, or if you so choose, spend all day at the Jamboree!
With this being our first year officially partnered with DC SCORES, we are tremendously excited about the Jamboree, and we hope you'll join us! Spend a few hours having fun on a Saturday, and make a difference in the lives of local kids!
Join Up and Pitch In
In addition to standing up for DC SCORES this June, we hope you'll volunteer with us this season.
Want to lead cheers or bang a drum at Audi Field, paint tifo, or help out with tailgates? Let us know by emailing email@example.com.
Audi Field seating questions? Ask the Ticketmistress: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don't miss out: sign up for 2018 membership and join our volunteers!
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