D.C. United warms up for season with trophy display tour

D.C. United will display its four MLS Cup trophies at numerous sports bars as part of its “March to March 9 Trophy Tour”. Photo: MLS Cup trophy

WASHINGTON, D.C. February 22, 2013 — D.C. United will display its four MLS Cup trophies at numerous sports bars around the Washington D.C. area as part of its  “March to March 9 Trophy Tour”. The tour begins on Saturday, Feb. 23, when the trophies will be displayed at Lucky Bar on Connecticut Ave., in the District, from 10 a.m. - 12 a.m., and ending  March 8, before the club’s the home opener against Real Salt Lake on Saturday, March 9 at 7 p.m. at RFK Stadium.

United is the most decorated team in the nation’s capital with MLS Cup trophies from 1996, 1997, 1999, and 2004, and is tied with the Los Angeles Galaxy for most league championships (4) in Major League Soccer. The trophies will be on display in each of the United’s official bar partners in the D.C. area and beyond (see schedule and times].

Below is the full schedule for the 2013 March to March 9 Trophy Tour:

Feb. 24 — Capitol City Brewing, Arlington, Va.
Feb. 25 — Time Out Wings and Grill, Herndon, Va.; Ventnor Sports Café, Washington, D.C.
Feb. 26 — Fadó, Washington, D.C.; Hard Times Café, Springfield, Va.
Feb. 27 — Capitol City Brewing, Washington, D.C.; The Pug, Washington, D.C.
Feb. 28 — RiRa, Arlington, Va.; Rock and Roll Hotel, Washington, D.C.
March 1 — Winestyles of Montclair, Dumfries, Va.
March 2 — Queen Vic, Washington, D.C.; Gus’s Bar and Grill, Richmond, Va.
March 4 — Rocklands Barbeque & Grilling Company, Arlington, Va.
March 5 — Buffalo Wild Wings, Arlington, Va.
March 6 — Solly’s, Washington, D.C.; F.W. Sullivan’s Old Town Bar & Grille, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
March 7 — Penn Social, Washington, D.C.
March 8 — Meridian Pint, Washington, D.C.

John Haydon wrote a weekly soccer column for The Washington Times. He has covered two World Cups and written about Major League Soccer from the league’s inception in 1996.
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John Haydon has covered soccer for The Washington Times for two decades. He has reported on international soccer events in Germany, South Korea and Spain. John hails from Birmingham, England and has lived in the Washington D.C. region for over twenty years.  

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