When was the last time the Redskins won a trophy? Yeah, I can’t remember either… Unlike that other football team in town, D.C. United has won an impressive 12 trophies, the last one in 2004. They’ve won more trophies than any other team in the MLS and they want to make sure you know about it! Which is why, starting August 12th, D.C. United is taking its trophies on a month-long pub crawl of soccer friendly bars during the We Win Trophies tour.
The We Win Trophies Tour will make the following stops:
Wed, Aug. 12 3-6PM Union Jacks, Summers, Molly Malone’s, Pour House & Lucky Bar.
Mon, Aug. 17 7-9PM The Pug
Tues, Aug. 18 5-7PM Fado
Wed, Aug. 19 6:30-8:30PM Ventnor’s Sports Cafe (2008 Open Cup Trophy)& Rock Bottom Brewery (2004 MLS Cup Trophy)
Thu, Aug. 20 6-8PM Mackey’s
Fri, Aug. 21 5-7PM The Irish Channel
Mon, Aug. 24 6:30-8:30PM Cornerstone
Tues, Aug. 25 7-9PM Buffalo Billiards
Thu, Aug. 27 6-8PM Hawk n Dove
Fri, Aug. 28 6-8PM Hamilton’s
Mon, Aug. 31 6-8PM Porter’s
Tue, Sept. 1 5:30-7:30PM The Green Turtle
Of course, there’s a little bit more to the tour than just parading their trophies around. D.C. won the rights to host the upcoming U.S. Open Cup at RFK Stadium and the We Win Trophies tour is also meant as a way to rally up support for the team before they take on the Seattle Sounders FC to defend the title from a year ago. Fans have been encouraged to spread the word on Facebook and Twitter to promote the Sept. 2 match.
All of this comes after the Sounders suggested RFK was not the appropriate place to host the U.S. Open Cup because Seattle, playing its first season at Qwest Field, has drawn nearly 30,000 fans per game, about twice the attendance of D.C. United. I hope some of you will consider coming to RFK on Sept. 2nd to show Sounders general manager Adrian Hanauer that not only can we pack a stadium, but we can win trophies too.