The wait is finally over!

On Saturday, February 25th the Black-and-Red return to Audi Field to start the 2023 MLS campaign. They’ll play host to Toronto FC at 7:30 p.m. ET.

It’s a new season, a new squad, and a new challenge for the club. The lingering doubt around how far the team can go in 2023 is out of sight and out of mind, according to Head Coach Wayne Rooney.

After a long, productive preseason, it’s time for the Black-and-Red to show and prove, and 3 points at home to start the season would be a perfect way to do just that. It’s a match you on’t want to miss and limited tickets still remain, but those who can’t make it to Audi Field can watch the match for free exclusively on Apple TV.

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First Team Report, presented by Audi

Before you cheer on the Black-and-Red, be sure to check out the Matchweek 1 First Team Report, presented by Audi for all of the latest news and a preview of what to expect from Saturday’s matchup.

Ahead of the match Wayne Rooney and Polish midfielder, Mateusz Klich—who signed from Premier League side Leeds United in January—spoke to the media.

Watch their full pre-match press conferences on at youtube.com/@dcunited.

Know Before You Go

D.C. United App

Whether you’re watching in-stadium or at home, download the D.C. United app for score updates, important matchday information and features to make your matchday experience at Audi Field seamless!

Winter Wear Donations in Support of Shepard’s Cove (Gate A)

It’s jacket weather again in D.C. and that should serve as a reminder to give back where you can. Jack & Jill of America will be connecting donations of hats and gloves to support of Shepard’s Cove Emergency Shelter for Women & Children. Bring yours to the match and drop them off at Gate A ahead of the match!

Items of the Match

It’s a new season and that means a brand new D.C. United kit has just dropped! The club launched its highly anticipated Cherry Blossom Kit ahead of the 2023 season and it will be available for purchase at the D.C. United Club Shop, located at Gate A.

In addition to the Cherry Blossom Kit, fans can purchase the limited-edition D.C. United Black History Month t-shirt, designed by local artist and educator Blu Murphy. A portion of all proceeds will go to Urban Alliance, a nonprofit organization committed to connecting students to equitable, inclusive careers through paid high school internships, mentorship, and professional development.

The Club Shop will be open from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. and will reopen again from 6 p.m. until the 60th minute of the match.