A lot has been made of the fact that D.C. United’s technical staff is looking outside of the club for reinforcements on the field to aid the club during the stretch run of the Major League Soccer season and in CONCACAF Champions League play. What is far more important, and mostly overlooked, is how the club achieves success by looking internally when times are tough.
That was the case Monday night, when United’s players and front office gathered for dinner at Chima Brazilian Steakhouse in Tyson’s Corner. Following weeks that saw the team play two and sometimes three times in a week, the group has some unusual downtime as all have a full week to prepare for Saturday’s match against Kansas City.
Over heaps of food, the group mixed, mingled and spent some time enjoying each other’s company. The end result is a strengthened, relaxed group that reported to work this morning prepared for the task at hand, knowing that success will be attained together.
No speeches needed. At D.C. United, it is understood. We’re in this thing together…the team, the staff, the supporters. We all are dedicated to success, United.