Yesterday, D.C. United and its non-profit arm United for D.C. held the club's annual Kickoff Luncheon at the astounding and impressive Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center. Franklin Foer, the author of How Soccer Explains the World and editor of The New Republic, was the keynote speaker. Those in attendance also heard form team owner Victor MacFarlane and club President Kevin Payne, who introduced the 2009 squad.
You can see more photos of the event over on our Flickr account.
(Fred and Jaime Moreno photo taken by Tony Quinn)