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Bill Hamid is Pumped - Are You?
A Tale of Supporters' Culture

 

One of the highlights of the 2013 season already occurred and it is directly tied into very recent D.C. United history. For those who were not in attendance at the Kickoff Luncheon at the Hamilton Live to witness our goalkeeper receive his new scarf, let's just say it was an emotional moment for both fans and player.

We told just some of the story on camera about how we have a special relationship with the players on this team and the story of this scarf is emblematic of this unique bond in American professional sports. 
  
For those of you who have not followed the "They Can't Hold Us Back" saga, it all began last year when Bill was filmed showing his emotion in unique fashion after having been ejected against the hated RBNY, only to have the team rally to win and send the fans into stratospheric demonstrations of glee. 
  
The phrase quickly became a rallying cry for the Black & Red fanbase, not to mention an internet meme. #TCHUB flooded the twitterverse and beyond. With each hurdle that the team had to overcome on the field, the chants rang out from the stands showing how We Are United as a club.

It all culminated in a massive display of tifo put together by the supporters on the loud side that gave venerable RFK the feel of the San Siro! During the off-season the busy little SE elves were plotting a surprise for Bill. A scarf that commemorates what is now the zeitgeist of the club and allows fans to adorn themselves with it.

Anyone can purchase them for $20 by sending a note to Kevin McGeehan at merchandise@screaming-eagles.com with the proceeds going to support United for D.C., our favorite charity that does such great work in the community.

    

Can We Top This?
 
Well, the bar has certainly been raised and the home opener is just days away and we want to put on another show that will shake RFK to the rafters.
  
In order to pull this tifo off, we desperately need folks who can to come to RFK on Saturday at noon to help set up. No experience necessary! We'll need as many hands as possible getting the giant tifo properly together in the stands.

Please drop a note directly to our Game Day Operations Director, Paul Sotoudeh at paul@screaming-eagles.com if you can lend a hand or two. He will be working on getting the folks who come early access to parking.
  
Our Team. Each Other. Our Community.

A Real Test At Home on Saturday


 
Are you Trembling With Pre-Match Jitters?

 

We are just days away from the first big home game of the 2013 season and are ready to welcome back Nick Rimando with a roar!
  
D.C. United vs. Real Salt Lake
Saturday, March 9th 
7pm
RFK Stadium
Party Begins in Lot 8 at 3pm

Our beloved ticketmistress Nicole Gara has outdone herself yet again selling out section after section for the faithful to stand behind the team and provide encouragement for 90 minutes.
  
Come join us as she has tickets available in our much-expanded sections!  
  

            

Grab Your Friends
 

The snowstorm is but a memory and the weather is going to be spectacular on Saturday, so go grab a friend or two to join you for this event! Here are some tips to share with your friends on how to get great tickets with the supporters:  

 

Reserve seats to any game by sending an email request directly to Nicole at tickets@screaming-eagles.com

 

Tell her which match, how many seats and your preferred location in our sections.

 

You may also order by calling the SE ticket hotline:

202 - 544 - 6744 voice mailbox #1

 

Advance ticket orders are accepted until 9:00pm Friday prior to a Saturday match.

Price: Tickets ordered in advance are $30 each (a savings of $5).

 

 

   
 
 
We Gather with Friends New and Old!
  
Our club welcomes everyone and we would love to see you come early to meet us at our world-renowned tailgate in Lot 8 prior to the match. 
  
You can come enjoy the food, drink and camaraderie while learning all about our club and it is all run by a wondeful group of volunteers!

   
Lot 8 is the Place to Be! 


A couple of quick notes to help you get the full experience!

Due to matches beginning a half-hour earlier this season, we have pushed up the timing for the tailgates as well:

 

3:00 pm Beverage tent opens
3:30 pm The Fabulous Buffet opens
5:30 Tailgate Pass sales end
5:15 pm Grill cool down
5:45 pm Buffet closes
6:15 pm Beverage tent closes, head inside
 

Due to road construction, the entrance/exit to Lot 8 from 395 has changed so give yourself a little extra time!

Click here for more details 

 

Vamos United!


 
Travel Advisory!

 
Third match of the season.


The Battle for the Atlantic Cup begins and the buses are filling and you can join in a chance to make history (again)!

The sight of snow falling makes us all wistful at the memories of last year's storybook tale at Red Bull Arena.

Jimi is busy filling the March 16th St. Paddy's Day Roadtrip to RBNY.

Drop him a note at roadtrips@screaming-eagles.com to jump aboard the buses!


Kudos to Aprile Pritchet and Kat Cheshire for running such a spectacular Kickoff Luncheon this year!

All the players were gracious with their time and special thanks to John Thorrington, James Riley and Kyle Porter for keeping our members enthralled with their insights at the tables.
 

 
 

We really want to thank those that were able to attend the event. It was great to see so many new faces come out for the first time to help United for D.C.

For those unable to attend, you can get a sense of what it is all about through this wonderful video presentation.

Our Hearts are With You


There is no easy way to share this tragic news in our tight-knit community.

We were so excited to see lifetime member James Lambert at the luncheon. He has not only been such an important figure in the tremendous growth in our club, but a great guy willing to chip in to help whenever called upon.
 
He had just recently stepped down from our Executive Committee as Membership Director to concentrate all his energies on preparations to open his new Sophie's Cuban Cuisine restaurant.
 
Sadly, we were shocked to learn that his father died of a heart attack yesterday morning! Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Lambert family during these very difficult days. 
 
We know so many of you will want to reach out and offer your condolences. We will have more information at the tailgate.
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