The Cherry Trees are Blossoming; Will DCU?
Make Some Midweek Memories
Last Saturday's tailgate was simply delightful, and spirits were further brightened by a visit from the Fox Soccer Crew! Early attendees were treated to some time with Stu Holden, John Strong, Katie Witham, Rob Stone, and Alexi Lalas.
The group, who arrived by boat and were greeted with great fanfare, was clearly taken with our tailgating space on the Anacostia. Katie Witham pronounced it the "best supporters' pregame place". Of course, that was before she and Stu were thrashed at cornhole by a couple of our members...
We're tailgating again tonight ahead of this evening's match, and we've got special cherry blossom-themed cider for you to enjoy! Don't miss out:
D.C. United vs Montreal Impact
Today @ 8 pm | FloFC
Tailgate starts at 5 pm2000 Half Street SW
After-Party @ All-Purpose Capitol Riverfront
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You can also catch us at Across the Pond this Saturday as we watch United take on Kofi Opare (he's back!) and the Colorado Rapids. Watch party starts at 8, match at 9!
Looking for a place to park tonight amidst the cherry blossom crowds? We've got you covered. Parking at the Syphax Gardens lot (off of First St. SW near Q St.) is available tonight for $25, considerably less than many other nearby lots. Plus, proceeds go straight back to Syphax Gardens; over $1600 has been raised so far from season parking passes sold!
Want to purchase a season-long parking pass for Syphax Gardens? Let us know!
Our Words Our City - Last Chance!
Special thanks to Alexi Lalas for hanging out with some DC SCORES United supporters on Saturday! We're delighted to help ensure continued attendance at United matches for these young stars.
If you don't have plans for Thursday night yet, make plans to support DC SCORES. If you already have plans, cancel them and come to Our Words Our City instead. Stunning spoken-word performances from some of DC SCORES' most talented poet-athletes. Joanna Lohman will be there...will you?
Thursday, April 11
Reception 6-7 pm | Performances begin at 7 pm
Washington, DC 20005
Marquee Match Mess!
That last game? Could have gone better. With a Diego Rossi hat trick, LAFC took their three points and went home to sit atop the Western Conference standings. We're going to refrain from much commentary on that debacle, except for a couple of points:
One, we are impressed with how captain Wayne Rooney handled his red card. Instead of wasting time arguing a battle he could not win, Rooney apologized, shook the hand of the player he'd fouled
and immediately exited the pitch. He stuck around for post-match interviews, and took clear responsibility for the foul and the card. Poor tackle notwithstanding, that is how you captain a team. Class.
Second, as bad as that scoreline was, it could have been a whole lot worse if it weren't for the fact that Bill Hamid can fly. Don't forget about that saved penalty kick, either
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How will United bounce back tonight? With Rooney out, speculation abounds as to whether Ben Olsen will start Quincy Amarikwa, Ulises Segura, or whether he might have something else up his sleeve entirely.Want to find out in person? We've still got tickets...
Next: DC v MTL tonight @ 8pm | COL v DC Saturday @ 9pm
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In women's soccer news, the Washington Spirit's Joanna Lohman, has announced her retirement from professional soccer. The news came just two days after Lohman scored the game-winning goal in the Spirit's final preseason match. Her jersey will be officially retired at the Spirit's "Pride Night" match on June 22nd.
Jo is a huge part of the local soccer and LGBTQ communities. She will continue to serve as an ambassador for the Spirit and for DC SCORES, in addition to her sports diplomacy work for the State Department. Plus, we're hoping she'll have extra free time now to come to more United matches!
The Spirit have announced their roster for the season, and it is packed full of new faces. We're excited to see what this year brings!
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While we're on the subject of women's soccer warriors...the USWNT won both of their recent friendly matches in the run up to this summer's Women's World Cup.
Australia put up quite the fight, while Alex Morgan scored her 100th goal and Washington Spirit forward Mallory Pugh scored a brace last week in a 5-3 match.
Over the weekend, with members of the WWC-winning 1999 team in attendance, the USWNT demolished Belgium 6-0, and local favorite Ali Krieger got her 99th cap for the national team after a two-year absence from the roster. What will Jill Ellis's roster look like for France? No one's quite sure yet...
Sharpen your Foosball Skills!
Interested in partying at our tailgates? Come hang out! We've got a beautiful view of the riverfront that can't be beat. Plus food and drink, foosball, and cornhole! All are welcome, regardless of age or of membership status.
Don't forget: after every match, you can find us at All-Purpose Capital Riverfront. Celebratory pizza and consolation pizza are equally delicious, and they have plenty of beer.
Our Team. Each Other. Our Community.