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D.C. United, DC SCORES, and Screaming Eagles Announce Strategic Partnership

February 14, 2018 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - D.C. United News Release

WASHINGTON - D.C. United, DC SCORES and supporter group, the Screaming Eagles, announced a strategic partnership uniting a shared passion for enriching the communities in the District through sport.

The Black-and-Red and the Screaming Eagles will work closely together to encourage a robust, welcoming, and passionate supporters' culture both inside and outside Audi Field.

"We are pleased to partner with the Screaming Eagles, during this transformative year, across the shared values of creating the most exciting, fan-driven atmosphere in Major League Soccer, but also around a common goal to focus on bettering the neighborhoods around us, through the invaluable work that DC SCORES does in our community," Tom Hunt, United President, said. "This partnership will ensure our supporters continue cultivating an atmosphere that has long been heralded across the league as we celebrate traditions old and new at Audi Field."

The Screaming Eagles aim to implement a D.C. United Supporter Development Academy prior to the inaugural match at Audi Field in an effort to reach new fans and introduce them to the customs and traditions of D.C. United supporter culture.

The partnership will extend outside the stadium as well as the Screaming Eagles will deepen their already strong relationship with DC SCORES, the official charitable partner of D.C. United. Together, the three organizations will work to serve the youth of Washington, D.C., by kindling a passion for soccer through supporting neighborhood teams that give kids the confidence to succeed on the playing field, in the classroom, and in life.

"DC SCORES is thrilled to further expand our relationship with fans of the Black-and-Red and strengthen the soccer economy of the future" said Bethany Henderson, DC SCORES Executive Director. "The Screaming Eagles partnership further expands opportunities for our poet-athletes to engage with United fans on the field, in the classroom, and in the stands at Audi Field."

As part of the partnership, The Screaming Eagles will take the lead role to manage all aspects of the supporter culture including single game supporter tickets sales for both home and road matches as well as organizing all activities and in-game fan experiences in the north end zone, in an effort to further unite the Black-and-Red supporter base that established the benchmark for U.S. soccer supporter culture in the early years of Major League Soccer.

"Today we're reaffirming our promise to D.C. United that we'll do all we can to support the team across the full range of the club's endeavors," James Lambert, Screaming Eagle president, said. "We believe that by working closely together with United in a cooperative, positive manner, we can take the supporters' culture to the next level in the new era defined by the opening of Audi Field."

To purchase season tickets for the supporter sections at Audi Field, please contact D.C. United - 202.587.5000. Single game tickets for Audi Field will go on sale in May 2018. To purchase single game supporter tickets for home or away matches, or for more information on the Screaming Eagles, please visit https://screamingeagles.com.

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