Next Tuesday, D.C. United's reserves will take on Crystal Palace F.C. USA in a closed-doors scrimmage at the D.C. United Training Complex. After a season-opening 3-2 win over Columbus on April 18, the reserve team does not have its second game until Friday, May 9 - at home versus Chicago.
Crystal Palace USA is a member of the United Soccer League's Second Division and plays their first home game this evening at University of Maryland Baltimore County Stadium against the visiting Pittsburgh Riverhounds. Game time is set for 7:30 p.m. Want to check it out? Click here for ticket information.
Fans may recognize a couple of the team's players - Ibrahim Kante spent time with the New England Revolution (2003) and also with Major Indoor Soccer League's Milwaukee Wave (2004) and Baltimore Blast (2005-06). Local product Pat Healey was drafted by the Kansas City Wizards in this year's Supplemental Draft after four seasons at Towson University. Idris "Alex" Ugriovhe played in five games (one start) for United's reserve side during the 2006 season, notching a goal.