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D.C. United announce preseason schedule update

Washington, D.C. (February 9, 2009) – D.C. United announced today the remainder of the club’s plans for the 2009 preseason. The team will spend a week in Puerto Rico from Feb. 18-25 as part of their preparation for the upcoming MLS season. During their trip, United will face USL-1 side the Puerto Rico Islanders in a friendly on Feb. 21.

Tickets to the home opener on March 28 against the Chicago Fire are currently available as part of D.C. United ticket packages including full season, half season and flex ticket plans. Upscale seating for full season plans – either club section, private or semi-private boxes, or field level seating – is also available and includes premium services such as meal service, complimentary parking and VIP access. Youth discounted pricing remains an option for United full season, half season and flex ticket packages. Individual game tickets will go on sale at a later date on ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster outlets. A Winter 4-pack, featuring four tickets to the home opener, as well as limited edition D.C. United knit hat, scarf and gloves, is also currently available at dcunited.com.

The remainder of D.C. United’s preseason schedule is listed below, though the schedule is subject to change. Members of the media planning to attend a preseason practice or game should contact the D.C. United Communications staff in advance.

D.C. United 2009 Preseason Schedule (all times EST):
February 3 – February 11: Bradenton, Fla.
Thursday, Feb. 5: Match vs. Vejle Boldklub
Tuesday, Feb. 10: Match vs. Columbus Crew
February 12 – February 17: Washington, DC
February 18 – February 25: Puerto Rico
Saturday, Feb. 21: Match vs. Puerto Rico Islanders (7 p.m.)
February 25 – March 4: Washington, DC
March 5 – March 15: Charleston, SC
Saturday, March 7: Match vs. Real Salt Lake (5 p.m.)
Wednesday, March 11: Match vs. Toronto FC (5 p.m.)
Saturday, March 14: Match vs. Charleston (7:15 p.m.)
March 16-18: Washington, DC
March 22: Season-opening game versus Los Angeles Galaxy in LA

Broadcasting and P.A. Request: When speaking of the organization, please refer to the team as either “D.C. United” or “United,” but not “the D.C. United” or “the United.” We appreciate your cooperation.

Doug Hicks, dhicks@dcunited.com, (202) 587-5448,
Boris Flores, bflores@dcunited.com, (202) 587-5452,
Kyle Sheldon, ksheldon@dcunited.com, (202) 587-5450 or
Cristina Cruz, ccruz@dcunited.com, (202) 587-5440