2019 FCBC v DCU23 Announcement

2019 Home & Home With DC United U23 Announcement

FC Baltimore Christos just keeps gaining steam.

Tryouts were fruitful this year- leading to a continued push for excellence for Baltimore’s Soccer Team.

“This year brings us even closer to the vision we share for the club,” said FC Baltimore Director of Soccer Operations Alex Lubyansky. “We want to have a competitive culture within FCBC. Each training session should have 30 or more men- making it impossible to expect playing time in the first team without the requisite work. The city is hungry for championships.”

Last year, FCB welcome DCU23 in front of a crowd of 2,037 screaming fans. You can read the full recap here: https://fcbaltimore1729.com/2018/05/14/fc-baltimore-v-dc-united-u23-recap/

This year, FCBC will be searching for redemption at home. DCU23 will arrive to another epic environment at CCBC Essex on Friday, May 24th, 2019 at 7:30 PM.

DC United has a storied history. The club was an original charter club of Major League Soccer- starting competitive play in 1996. Under then head coach Bruce Arena, DC United hoisted eight trophies in those first three years. Currently, United holds the joint MLS record for most Supporters’ Shields, boasts four MLS Cup titles and has won three US Open Cup championships. It was the first squad to win the MLS Supporters’ Shield and the MLS Cup consecutively.

DC United has excelled at an international level as well. They are the only Major League Soccer side to have won an intercontinental title- the 1998 Copa Interamericana. They defeated Vasco da Gama of Brazil for the title. They also won the 1998 CONCACAF Champions’ Cup- only two MLS teams have ever won a CONCACAF tournament.

The DC United U23 side is part of the DC United Academy. Notable graduates of the Academy include Bill Hamid, who has played for the US National Team, and Andy Najar, who has appeared for Honduras. Graduates of the DC United Academy have signed professional contracts in the US, Israel, Belgium and Sweden. They have gone on to play for multiple other national teams as well- including Jamaica and Ethiopia.

“Many of our FCBC players have aspirations to play in Major League Soccer and other professional leagues. Last year’s match with DCU23 drew attention from professional scouts- this year will be no different,” said Lubyansky.

Later in the season, the ‘Roons will travel to DCU23 on Friday, June 21st, 2019. As the date approaches, we will post more details about kickoff time and location. Our traveling contingent will be treated to a great match- but ‘Roons fans from around the world will be able to tune in as Christian Taylor drops his auditory magic on the FCBC Live Stream.

Get your tickets today! https://fcbaltimore1729.com/2019-tickets/

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