As D.C. United prepares for its first match in Indonesia (Friday, December 6, 6:30 a.m. ET), we look back at another offseason trip to an Asian nation. In 1997, as winners of the 1996 MLS Cup, the Black-and-Red was invited to the Sanwa Bank Cup. The Cup, which ran from 1994-1997 was a single-match in which the champions of the J League would go head-to-head with the champions of a foreign league.
Ahead of our match against Persib Bandung tomorrow t 6:30 pm local time (6:30 am here in the states), let's take a look back at the Black-and-Red's first stop on the Indonesia tour-- Jakarta.
While you were sleeping, the team departed from Jakarta and headed towards Bandung, where they will play their first friendly tomorrow morning (our time). Here are some of the tweets and Instagram posts coming from the squad as they arrived and checked out the view.
Day 2 in Jakarta has been anything but uneventful. After having our first night’s rest in a bed in three days, we woke up to a mid morning breakfast in the hotel. Shortly thereafter, we headed to the hotel pool for a regen session.
Now that Taylor Kemp has taken us all the way to Jakarta, let's check in with the rest of team. While you were sleeping and/or waking up this morning, they arrived in Indonesia.
Only took two days of travel but finally here in Indonesia! #DCU
As the team heads to Indonesia to kickoff the offseason tour in Southeast Asia, defender Taylor Kemp is keeping us all up-to-date via Twitter using #dcu2indo. Hopefully he keeps this up, because all of us here in the U.S. are enjoying the play-by-play.