D.C. United hosts Sporting Kansas City for Armed Forces Night
Following a 2-1 loss to first place FC Dallas over the weekend, D.C. United will host Sporting Kansas City on Sunday, May 19 at 5:00 p.m. (tickets still available
“It is important to honor members of our military in any way that we can,” said D.C. United midfielder Perry Kitchen, whose father and grandfather served our country. “Coming from a military family, gestures like this mean the world to those who serve our nation.”
The National Anthem, and “God Bless America” at half-time will be performed by Sgt. Vicki Golding of the 257th Army Band “The Band of the Nation’s Capital.”
The ceremonial kicker will be Jason Pak
Similarly, D.C. United players and staff will visit Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and some of the wounded warriors that are currently at the facility. United for D.C., the charitable arm of D.C. United, is supporting Armed Forces Night through the Kicks for Kids program. Complementary tickets and a meal will be provided to a variety of military based organizations, including TAPS, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing assistance for those who have suffered the loss of a military loved one.
Multiple vehicles, including a H-3 Hummer, 1151 Upper Armor vehicle, and ASV Armor security vehicle, will be in the tailgate, provided by the National Guard.
In attendance will be members of the Pentagon Soccer Club, a local group from the Pentagon that meets daily to play soccer on their lunch hour. Just a couple of weeks ago, General Manager Dave Kasper and Assistant Coaches Chad Ashton and Preston Burpo surprised the group
D.C. United is also pairing with GEICO to donate tickets to Walter Reed National Medical Center and the USO of Metropolitan DC, and Volkswagen, Allstate, and Hilton – Homewood Suites to donate tickets to the Veteran Ticket Organization (Vet Tix).