Screaming Eagles News & Events
Tailgate season has arrived! Thanks to the many members and guests who attended our two tailgates last week. We'd like to offer special thanks to our friends from the Federal Triangles, who joined us on Wednesday ahead of United Night Out!
We've learned that river views from the ECC deck are lovely no matter the weather. We've also learned that Eurasian Eagle-Owls are amazing. Thanks to falconer Rodney Stotts for hanging out with us Saturday, and for bringing Mr. Hoots out to say hello! Mr. Hoots is available to visit birthday parties and special events, by the way - just contact the ECC. For photos from Saturday's tailgate, check out our new photo gallery. Photos from United Night Out will be uploaded soon!
Want to try out our tailgates? The next one will be Sunday, August 12th from 4-7 pm. They're held at the Earth Conservation Corps' Matthew Henson Center at 2000 Half Street SW (2 blocks from Audi Field). For more details, check out our website.
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Next up: A viewing party for MTL v DC. Join us!
Saturday, August 4th
Across the Pond in Dupont Circle
Game starts @ 7:30 pm; Event starts @ 6:30 pm
DC SCORES and More
The DC SCORES Supporters' Academy has begun! As part of our partnership with D.C. United, groups of students from DC SCORES students are now able to attend United games free of charge in Section 138, adjacent to the North Stands. We are excited to introduce these amazing young poet-athletes to Audi Field, and hope that they will become a vibrant new part of D.C. supporters' culture.
Last Wednesday evening marked the first group of students, as kids from Truesdell Elementary sang and cheered in the rain, keeping spirits high despite the wet weather. We were delighted they could join us, and we look forward to hosting DC SCORES students all season long!
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Today is the last day to vote for MLS Works Community MVP! Our local nominee is the fantastic Amir Lowery, director of the Open Goal Project. His organization works to facilitate access to travel soccer and high-level soccer opportunities for soccer players from low-income households.
Amir has been selected as the finalist for D.C., but if he wins the Grand Prize, $25,000 will be donated to the Open Goal Project. Voting is open until today at 2 pm EST, so go vote for Amir!
In the News
Last Wednesday's storms may have dampened our socks and shoes, but it did not soak through our good cheer for United Night Out! From flags to scarves to some pretty sweet new gear in the DCU Club Shop, rainbows and the spirit of inclusion were everywhere!
Alas, the First Kick with the Washington Spirit's Jo Lohman was rained out, but she is looking forward to partying with SE another day.
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Please join us in high fiving the young Screaming Eagles on Arlington's U16 Boys team, who won their club's first national title last weekend in Texas! The lone goal of the match was scored in the 95th minute, as our local team bested NCFC Elite from Raleigh, North Carolina in the finals of the US Soccer Youth National Championship.
Congratulations are also in order for the Arlington U14 Girls team, the first girls' team from the club to ever advance to the USYNC. Well done, ladies! You can see photos from the championship here.
The DMV was all over the national stage! Kudos to Baltimore Celtic for picking up U18 and U19 championships and Baltimore Bays, McLean, OBGC, Pipeline and Premier Navy for representing our region.
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In women's soccer news, Washington Spirit and USWNT star Mallory Pugh is working her way back from a knee injury sustained this spring. Who knows - she might even see some field time when the Spirit features at Audi Field on August 25th! If you haven't bought your tickets yet, hop to it! The Portland Thorns are coming to town for this NWSL match - don't miss out!
Washington Spirit vs Portland Thorns
8/25 @ 7 pm | Audi Field
Supporters Section Tickets Available Here
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Have midweek evening plans? How about meeting United defender Frederic Brillant? He'll be at Across the Pond tonight from 5 pm until 6:30 pm, so stop in!
On the Field
Last week brought us two matches in our new stadium. The first was a midweek rain-soaked battle against our hated rivals (NYRB). United got sloppy early, handing Bradley Wright-Phillips his 100th MLS goal. Despite numerous opportunities, United was unable to convert, and the game ended in a disappointing 1-0 loss.
Saturday's match against Colorado had a happier ending, thanks in large part to new captain Wayne Rooney's first of what we hope will be many goals for D.C. After a late equalizer from newly-acquired Rapids midfielder Kellyn Acosta, last season's MVP, Own Goal, saved the day for the Black-and-Red thanks to a sweet cross served in by Ulises Segura.
Midfielder Russell Canouse proved himself fully-recovered from injury, earning both the start and a spot on the MLS Team of the Week! Saturday's match also featured Wayne Rooney's first injury of the MLS season. An accidental on-field collision with a Colorado player left him sporting five sutures and a broken nose, regarding which Rooney was quoted as saying, “it’s part of football. I’m used to it.”
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Next up: The Black-and-Red head to Canada to take on Montreal, who are reportedly interested in acquiring former Timbers striker Fernando Adi. The Impact are coming off a loss at home to Atlanta, and are currently 5th in the Eastern Conference. Wayne Rooney has been cleared to play, and Paul Arriola is back from his suspension for yellow card accumulation, so we anticipate a hard-fought match!
Montreal Impact vs D.C. United
Saturday @ 7:30 pm
Watch party starts at 6:30 pm - Across the Pond
Audi Field is in full swing, and so are our watch parties and tailgates - join us! Our volunteers are doing their best to keep up with the deluge of supporters of all ages signing up!
Whether or not you are coming to enjoy the tailgate festivities, membership comes with a number of benefits, so we hope you'll join in.
There are also plenty of opportunities to volunteer with us this season, whether with our tailgate crew, with the tifo team, or in leading drumming and cheers. Interested? Email email@example.com.
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