Screaming Eagles News and Events
In case you haven't seen the news, single game tickets for the Audi Field supporters' section are available! You can now purchase tickets online to stand in the North Stands or sit in The Perch. The field markings were added this week, and the stadium is looking good.
Our tailgate crew is hard at work preparing our new spot at the ECC for our first tailgate on July 14th. Interested in joining the tailgate team? Let us know!
Several of our members have started a Facebook group, open to all, to have a collaborative conversation about game day activities at Audi. Your input would be welcome.
DC SCORES and More
Saturday saw the successful completion of another DC SCORES Cup! Over 700 participants on a record 46 teams took part in an all-day soccer tournament. The event raised $175,000 for the kids of DC SCORES! You can take a look at our photo album here, and see even more photographs from the official DC SCORES album.
This week, DC SCORES kicks off Summer SCORES, which provides free soccer camps and arts/soccer camps to local kids. You can learn more about Summer SCORES here.
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Here's the part where we really need each and every one of you to step up this week to help fellow members of the Black-and-Red community:
Big Rob, who many will recognize from Lot 8 and RFK as a leader supporting D.C. United from its inception, is in the fight of his life against leukemia. Help is needed to defray the costs of ongoing medical care and living expenses. You can donate here, or check out the fantastic auction of autographed jerseys that United has put together from players all around the league.
In the News
We are saddened to report that United defender Taylor Kemp, who had not yet seen field time this season due to a nagging injury, is officially out for 2018. Kemp had labrum surgery June 21st, and we wish him all the best!
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United has hired Rodrigo Robles from top Chilean club O'Higgins FC as their new Director of South American Scouting. Sound good? ¡Absolutamente!
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English sports media outlets are reporting an imminent deal between Wayne Rooney and D.C. United, although no announcement has yet been made as of ITB press time. The MLS mid-season transfer window does not open until July 10th, but Rooney could still potentially be in D.C. in time for United's Audi Field opener July 14th.
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According to Black and Red United, Gabriel Gomez, the son of former United midfielder Christian Gomez, may be signing with D.C. We've already got a Harkes 2.0 - we could go for a Gomez 2.0!
On the Field
After an extended lightning delay, an early goal for each side, a controversial offside call, and a full 30 minutes of extra time, the 5th round Open Cup match against Orlando saw United ultimately bounced out of the competition on penalty kicks.
Silver Linings: Jalen Robinson saw field time on last Wednesday (and raised money for Playing for Pride), coming on as a late first-half sub. And United held Orlando scoreless for most of extra time despite being a man down. Why a man down? As Coach Olsen, put it, Chris Durkin is...ahem..."learning his physicality"...to the tune of a pair of yellow cards.
Next: United heads up to Massachusetts to take on New England, who is currently ranked 5th in the Eastern Conference.
New England Revolution vs. D.C. United
Saturday, June 30th | 7:30 pm
Watch: Blackfinn Ameripub | Across the Pond
Audi Field opens in less than a month! We're excited to see you, and we hope you'll volunteer with us this season.
Want to bang a drum or lead cheers at Audi Field, help out with tailgates, or host a tifo painting party? Let us know by emailing email@example.com. Don't miss out on the fun: sign up for 2018 membership and join our volunteers!
Have Audi Field seating questions? Ask our terrific Ticketmistress: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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