As the 100th annual Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup enters the second round, D.C. United’s USL PRO affiliate the Richmond Kickers will take on Icon FC on Tuesday, with the winner facing off against D.C. United in the third round on Tuesday, May 28. Playing Richmond in Open Cup is nothing new for D.C.
Each match, D.C. United has important partners and fans perform the ceremonial first kick. On Armed Forces Night the first kick was taken by Jason Pak, a D.C. United fan and longtime soccer player who was injured while serving in Afghanistan. In April, Chris Pontius and James Riley visited Pak at Walter Reed Medical Center where the three formed an instant connection. D.C.
D.C. United Head Coach Ben Olsen
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D.C. Untied takes on Sporting Kansas City tonight (5 p.m. ET; Comcast SportsNet), the second time the two teams will face off in 2013, but the first and only time Kansas City will visit RFK Stadium this season.