Happy Waynesday, everyone! It may not feel like it with today's winter weather, but the MLS season is only a week and a half away. Are you ready?
Tickets for the Home Opener March 3rd against defending champs Atlanta United are available! We have seats for sale in the Supporters' Section (136-7), as well as section 135, which is immediately adjacent to the Supporters' Section, but has assigned seating. Grab your seats while you can - these are going to go fast!
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Thanks to the many of you who came out to last weekend's Annual Meeting - it was great to see so many new and returning faces!
In addition to covering club business, we enjoyed hearing from D.C. United's Chief Revenue Officer Andy Bush, the Earth Conservation Corps' Managing Director Tommy Lawrence, and DC SCORES' Tony Francavilla. Plus more about our new partner USL team Loudoun United FC, from COO Adam Behnke and Head Coach Richie Williams!
The numbers are in...and it's a win! Members who participated in our D.C. United memorabilia raffle at Sunday's meeting raised $650 for DC SCORES! Signed team balls, bobbleheads, player cards, scarves and more - thanks for participating, everyone!
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Now it's time for a little love for our friends over at Open Goal Project. They're hosting a fun event the night before United's first match: an evening of food, drink, and art celebrating the stories of Open Goal players. These young men and women are talented soccer players from low-income families, and Open Goals aims to level the playing field for them. See you there!
Art for Open Goals
Saturday, 3.2.19 | 4-10 pm
Josephine Butler Parks Center
2437 15th Street NW, Washington DC 20009
Tickets available here
In the News
The Black-and-Red continued their unbeaten preseason streak Saturday, with a first-half goal from Paul Arriola making the difference against the Tampa Bay Rowdies. Captain Wayne Rooney also scored on a diving header...only to have it called back after VAR review. Yes, we said VAR. It's not just for regular-season matches anymore!
Next Up: United take on the Philadelphia Union today! After sustaining minor injuries, Arriola and Lucas Rodriguez have been deemed fit to play. New defender Leo Jara, who picked up a knock in the match against the Rowdies, is currently day-to-day.
Quincy Amerikwa, though training with the team, is not eligible to play today, as his signing has not been formalized by MLS yet.
We'd like to take just a moment to note that in their preview of this match, Union writers have referred to Chris Durkin as a "young stud". Well, his nickname is "Beef Durky", after all.
Philadelphia Union v D.C. United
2.20.19 | 7 pm
Streaming online at Philadelphia Union.com
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The Washington Spirit have been busy signing themselves a pair of Aussies: Sydney FC teammates Amy Harrison and Chloe "Golazo" Logarzo. While the Spirit's regular season schedule is not yet available, their preseason schedule is!
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According to Steven Goff at the Washington Post, the USMNT may be coming to town this summer ahead of the CONCACAF Gold Cup. Additionally, he reports that United is close to finalizing a deal to play a friendly this summer against Spanish club Real Betis. Stay tuned for details!
Just over a week to go until our first tailgate of the season! Want to volunteer at some of tailgates? Send us an email. Plus, we'll have a new signup website out soon to make it even easier.
Have an awesome tifo idea you're dying to share? Let us know! And if you haven't yet, don't forget to join us!
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