Both Sides of the Rio Grande are Cheering
Did you watch the epic Hexagonal final matches being played in the wild and wacky CONCACAF?
Words fail to describe the scenes that are reminiscent of the old ABC Sports “thrill of victory, agony of defeat” montage. Sportsmanship of the highest order from Klinsi’s contingent as they played their hearts out to the bitter end.
No question of any cynical tanking of a match despite helping their biggest rivals in the process. Our players ended their run by emotionally consoling their opponents on the field after having ripped out the hearts of a nation.
Perhaps the Mexican announcers demonstrated the passion best, “Gol Estados Unidos! We love you! We love you forever and ever! God bless America!”
Orozco, Zusi and Johannsson are the kings of NAFTA!
Thumbs Up for the INTEResting News
As if that wasn’t exciting enough – how about the announcement that our principal owner has added to his futbol family!
Erick Thohir, along with two additional Indonesian business partners, announced today the signing of a binding agreement to become a controlling shareholder of the Italian club Inter Milan (Serie A).
“Through a greater focus on soccer properties and synergy between them, these dealings will result in a deeper commitment from me to the continued growth of D.C. United,” Thohir explained. “We will return D.C. United to its place as a top club in America while building a global brand for the most accomplished team in MLS history.”
“I’m happy that Erick has taken the lead in bringing this to fruition,” said Levien. “Inter Milan is among the most iconic clubs in the world and, as this moves forward, it presents opportunities that can enhance the futures of both United and Inter.”
Time to Take a Stand for Buzzard Point
Stadium opposition is organizing two public events over the next week to discuss the stadium deal between the District and D.C. United. The leader of the opposition has said that “there’s not a lot of enthusiasm” for the stadium – let’s show him how wrong he is!
Details from the volunteers at Keep DC United:
Friday October 18th
10 AM – 12 PM
John A Wilson Building
1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Metro: Federal Triangle or Metro Center
Wednesday, October 23rd
7 PM – 9 PM
1101 6th Street, SW
If you are planning on attending either forum or need more information, please drop a note to firstname.lastname@example.org and help spread the word!
Everybody Who Comes to RFK is a Star
As if all that wasn’t enough to get you pumped, how about coming out for Fan Appreciation Day on Sunday, Oct. 27th as the Black and Red hosts the Houston Dynamo? Our final match of the 2013 MLS season is at a family-friendly 1:30pm. You can reserve your seats with Nicole in any of our sections by ordering online here.
All fans in attendance will receive 30% off of all D.C. United merchandise and the first 5,000 fans will receive commemorative U.S. Open Cup Championship posters. Fans will also have the opportunity to win special player opportunities, post-game autograph availability and special premium opportunities in the VW Garage, where all 13 major domestic and international trophies will be displayed. Also, as a result of the season long man of the match campaign, one lucky fan will receive a Breitling “SuperOcean 44” wristwatch alongside Bill Hamid courtesy of Lenkersdorfer Fine Jewelers.