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Special Olympics DC Unified Team kicks off 2017

On Saturday, July 22, the D.C. United Special Olympics Unified team, presented by Brightspot, opened their 2017 season with an intra-squad match up at RFK Stadium. 

The match up, which featured a total of 30 athletes and partners from Special Olympics DC, kicked off immediately after United's home match against the Houston Dynamo. Participants got an opportunity to play a half of soccer on RFK's field before the match was halted due to inclement weather. 

United players including Steve Birnbaum, Sean Franklin, Sebastian Le Toux, and Patrick Mullins made a special appearance during the match and offered words of encouragement to all participating athletes. 

The D.C. United Special Olympics Unified Team presented by Brightspot will return to action on August 19th when they take on the Colorado Rapids Special Olympics Unified team at Dick's Sporting Good Park in Denver, CO.