D.C. United returned to action on Wednesday following an impressive 4-0 win over the weekend against the Tampa Bay Rowdies. Tonight, though, the opponent was vastly different – United faced off against Eastern Conference rivals Sporting Kansas City.
After three days of training in Arlington, Virginia and another two in Lake Mary, Florida, one thing was consistent amongst the Black-and-Red – energy and excitement to finally get out onto the field in Orlando at the Pro Soccer Classic. United came into the game winless during its first pre-season trip to Florida, but tonight, the story was completely different against the Tampa Bay Rowdies.
D.C. United today ended its first leg of pre-season on a positive note with a 1-1 tie against one of Sweden’s most storied clubs, Malmo FF. The final game of the 13-day long trip to Bradenton, Fla., was played on a sunny morning at the famed IMG Academy.
With just 35 days until the start of the 2013 season, D.C. United played against someone other than themselves for the first time this year after a long and grueling first week of preseason. United faced off at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida against a familiar Eastern Conference foe, the Columbus Crew.