D.C. United presents the We Win Trophies Tour

Washington, D.C. (August 12, 2009) - D.C. United today announced the We Win Trophies Tour. The 20-day tour will see United’s 2008 U.S. Open Cup trophy make a total of 12 stops at local bars in the days leading up to the team’s Open Cup championship versus Seattle Sounders FC on September 2 at RFK Stadium.

“The trophies D.C. United has won over the years belong not just to the team, but to our fans and the greater Washington, D.C. community,” said United President and CEO Kevin Payne. “We thought it made sense to share our success with our supporters through this We Win Trophies Tour. Though we have a lot of trophies to choose from, we decided it appropriate to visit our fans with the club’s most recent trophy and the one we will try to defend on September 2.”

The We Win Trophies Tour begins this afternoon at five local establishments during the U.S.-Mexico World Cup Qualifying match. In addition to the U.S. Open Cup trophy, each of the four other bars will host one of United’s four MLS Cup trophies. Fans will be able to have their photos taken with the trophy (with photos to be featured on dcunited.com), win special United memorabilia and merchandise and also enter a special We Win Trophies giveaway. The We Win Trophies giveaway includes four (4) fantasy sideline seats to the U.S. Open Cup final and, in honor of the team’s 12 major titles, includes a 12-second all-you-can-grab spree through D.C. United’s Official Team Store for each of the four guests at the game.

The full We Win Trophies Tour schedule follows. Fans attending any of the stops below are encouraged to wear D.C. United gear.

We Win Trophies Tour schedule:

Date Time Bar Address
Wed., Aug. 12 3-6pm

Union Jacks

Summers

Molly Malone’s

Pour House

Lucky Bar

671 N. Glebe Rd VA

1520 N. Courthouse VA

713 8th St. SE

319 Penn. Ave SE

1221 Conn. Ave NW

Mon., Aug. 17 7-9pm The Pug 1234 H St NE
Tues., Aug. 18 5-7pm Fado 808 7th St. NW
Wed., Aug. 19 6:30-8:30pm Ventnor’s Sports Café 2411 18th St. NW
Thu., Aug. 20 6-8pm Mackey’s 1823 L St. NW
Fri., Aug. 21 5-7pm The Irish Channel 500 H St. NW
Mon., Aug. 24 6:30-8:30pm Cornerstone 7325 Baltimore Ave. MD
Tues., Aug. 25 7-9pm Buffalo Billiards 1330 19th St. NW
Wed., Aug. 26 8pm Champions League vs. Toluca at RFK Stadium
Thu., Aug. 27 6-8pm Hawk n Dove 329 Penn. Ave SE
Fri., Aug. 28 6-8pm Hamilton’s 233 2nd St. NW
Mon., Aug. 31 6-8pm Porter’s 1207 19th St. NW
Tue., Sept. 1 5:30-7:30pm The Green Turtle 601 F St. NW
Wed., Sept. 2 7:30pm U.S. Open Cup final vs. Seattle Sounders FC

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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