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DCU vs Houston, BBVA Compass, 11/11/2012

Last Chance to Toss Someone Out of the Playoffs

The beginning of a big weekend is here! The creamsicles were bounced from Champions’ League in ugly fashion and it is now our turn to make their lives even more miserable by exacting some measure of revenge for last year’s playoff disappointment.

D.C. United vs. Houston Dynamo
Sunday, 1:30pm
RFK Stadium
Fan Appreciation Day!

Please note the special date and time as Nicole works to fill ticket orders for our final match of the season!

Sunday will be special as we say our good-byes to many players and hopefully get a chance to see young stars of the future in action like Michael Seaton. Join us for a relaxed tailgate early in Lot 8 beginning at 11am that will last for two hours complete with yummy empanadas, sides, desserts to go along with our usual beer, soft drinks and water. Whether you take advantage of the discounts in the team store or the chance to mingle with the players after the match it is a fan appreciation day not to miss out on.

Take Back RFK Cake

Stadium Push No Cakewalk

We want to thank all the fans who attended the two public events hosted by the stadium opposition. For those who witnessed Wednesday’s affair at Arena Stage it quickly became clear how much misinformation is floating about in the ether about the Buzzard Point project.

Apparently we weren’t the only ones who have gotten sick and tired of the shibboleth of refurbishing RFK that keeps being brought up by those just trying to muddy the waters swirling aound this project along the Anacostia.

Having said that we can still have a positive impact by participating in the process and the next event is quite important!

Public Scoping Meeting
Saturday, October 26th

St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church 
600 M Street
10am to 12pm

Hosted by the DC Department of General Services this public meeting will cover a number of critical issues including the environmental review process needed for the construction of a new stadium. The environmental review process will focus on issues relating to traffic, light, air quality, noise viewsheds, and other resources affected by the proposed Stadium at Buzzard Point.  Comments from the public meeting will be used to help create a draft report later this year, which will then be open for a 30-day public review before the final report is presented to the DC Council.

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Help Spread the Word

Another shocking revelation from the public fora thus far is how little is known about the extensive track record of the team’s involvement in the community. It is vitally important that we get the word out and just yesterday D.C. United and its charitable arm, United for D.C., today announced the schedule for United Reads,  one of their signature programs, during the Fall of 2013.

United Reads encourages elementary school students in the greater Metropolitan Washington, D.C. area to read and to promote the importance of healthy lifestyles. United Reads is currently in its 11th year and has distributed over 81,000 books to local elementary students in underserved communities, serving over 23,000 students through school visits. The program will continue to partner with the Heart of America Foundation to provide new books to every student during D.C. United’s visits to each school this fall.

Of note, United is beginning a new partnership with Patterson Elementary School in the fall of 2013 and we hope to see efforts to further community reach into Southwest DC.

Stand Up for D.C.

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