D.C. United will host its annual Military Appreciation Match at Audi Field on Saturday, May 21 as the club hosts Toronto FC at 6:30 p.m. ET. Fans are invited to join D.C. United in showing gratitude for the heroes who keep us safe.

Pre-Match Program

  • National Anthem: The National Anthem will be performed by the United States Army Brass Quintet ahead of kickoff
  • Color Guard: The Joint Armed Forces Color Guard from the Military District of Washington
  • Flyover: 1st Helicopter Squadron of the United States Air Force from Joint Base Andrews*

D.C. United Community Champion Award

The D.C. United Community Champion Award is presented to individuals who make our community better and embody the highest levels of excellence, service, leadership, and justice. The award will be presented at halftime of Saturday’s match.

Wounded Warrior Project

During halftime of the match against Toronto, D.C. United will honor 11 warriors with the Wounded Warrior Project, a veteran service organization providing assistance for those who have incurred physical or mental injuries, illness or wounds.

Saturday's Honorees:

Bernard Laryea, U.S. Army
Claudia Arceo, U.S. Army Reserves
Terence Golden, U.S. Army
Alexis Laryea, U.S. Army Reserves
Jacinta Dorsey, U.S. Army
Ryan Rowley, U.S. Army
Ryan Chanko, U.S. Army
Vithaya Iem, U.S. Marine Corps Reserves
Matt Lewis, U.S. Coast Guard
Ryan Vangel, U.S. Army
Matt Riley, U.S. Army

Military Appreciation Captain's Armband Giveaway

The club is giving away Military Appreciation Captain's Armbands to the first 5,000 fans at Saturday’s match. Gates open at 5:00 p.m.


D.C. United and GovX have partnered to offer all active and retired military and first responders discounted tickets to all 2022 D.C. United MLS Matches. Purchase them here.

For tickets to D.C. United’s Military & Service Appreciation Match, please visit: dcunited.com/tickets.

*Flyover not guaranteed due to the highly protected air space around Audi Field.