Update from DC United above.
Disturbing report from a Seattle Sounders supporters group:
“Some of our brothers and sisters were attacked last night after the game. Some have been hospitalized. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers. ECS has also put out the following statement: Read More
Washington Post with the awful news:
“United and Derby County, a second-tier English club, announced Tuesday that they have reached agreement that will allow the superstar forward to become a player and assistant coach this winter.”
With D.C. United’s first game at Audi Field (vs Atlanta) set for this Sunday, there is already reason to celebrate. Last year we spoke about DC United’s bag policy and there were opinions, lots of opinions – 226 to be exact. Your voices have been heard – D.C. United dropped the news last night:
“D.C. United have announced details on their updated 2019 Audi Field Bag Policy. Read More
Photo via Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office
Thanks to all who’ve messaged. WTOP reported:
“The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority arrested D.C. United striker Wayne Rooney in Loudoun County, Virginia, for public swearing and intoxication on Dec. 16.
Rooney was released on his own recognizance and paid a $25 fine on Jan. 4.” Read More
via D.C. United
— D.C. United (@dcunited) October 22, 2018
The Post reports:
“D.C. (14-11-8) is in fifth place, but with another victory next Sunday at eliminated Chicago, it would ascend another step and host a first-round playoff match Oct. 31 or Nov. 1. Fifth or sixth place would send United on the road.”
Friends and I attended our first DC United game ever at the new Audi field last Wednesday, and we had a great time and decided to return for Sunday’s game against Atlanta. On our return visit, one of my friends and I showed up toting the exact same purses as we had brought in on Wednesday with no issues, but on Sunday we were turned away after the security people compared our purses to a plastic rectangle they were holding, telling us our bags were too large. We were directed to go around the stadium and deposit our purses into storage, which of course cost an additional $15 per locker. Friends (all the women in our group were turned away) and I spent 20 minutes waiting in this line–which was of course all women, along with a few male companions–and by the time we got to our seats, we had missed 28 minutes of the game. So all in all, I was charged an additional $15 and missed 30% of the match of my $60 tickets, or $33 in total from this ridiculous policy.
Apparently this has been Audi Field’s bag policy since the stadium opened in July, but I see several issues: Read More
Even my non-soccer friends are reveling in this. Just lovely. Vamos!
Photo by PoPville flickr user Beau Finley
Photo by PoPville flickr user Tim Brown
From a press release:
“With the hotly anticipated opening of D.C. United’s Audi Field on July 14, 2018, Chef José Andrés’ ThinkFoodGroup today revealed the culinary lineup for soccer fans to enjoy on game days. The highly curated food and beverage program is a result of the joint venture between ThinkFoodGroup and Levy, a subsidiary of Compass Group USA, which was announced in April of 2017. The partnership presents an unprecedented and unrivaled powerhouse of two best-in-class companies – the culinary creativity of ThinkFoodGroup and the operational expertise of Levy and Compass, the nation’s foremost foodservice management company. Read More
From the Mayor’s Office:
“Mayor Muriel Bowser joined D.C. United, the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, and other District officials to cut the ribbon on Audi Field, the new D.C. United soccer stadium at Buzzard Point in Ward 6. The 20,000-seat stadium is expected to attract one million new visitors annually and spur more than $1.6 billion in total economic activity over the life of the stadium. Read More
Thanks to Nick for sending the latest on Wayne Rooney’s signing with D.C. United, from the corner of New Jersey SE and M Street SE (Navy Yard Metro Station.) Though he does wonder if this is “Advertising or Vandalism?” I think these things wash off, right? Anyway, definitely advertising: Read More