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D.C. United's CONCACAF Champions League Opponents Set

September 4, 2008 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - D.C. United News Release

Washington, D.C. (September 4, 2008) - After last night's preliminary round results, D.C. United's opponents have been confirmed in the inaugural CONCACAF Champions League. The Black-and-Red will play in Group A of the first stage of the tournament, hosting Deportivo Saprissa (Costa Rica) on Tuesday, September 16 at 8:00 p.m., Cruz Azul (Mexico) on Wednesday, October 1 at 8:00 p.m., and Marathon (Honduras) on Wednesday, October 29 at 8:00 p.m. Cruz Azul advanced to the group stage by defeating Hankook Verdes of Belize 12:0 on aggregate while Marathon eliminated El Salvador's AD Isidro Metapan 4:3 on aggregate.

United is currently offering a 3-Game Group Play Package to all three home matches in the group stage of play. The 3-Game Package is available at all seating levels, with prices ranging from $60 at the Spectator (Endline) level, $90 at the Premium (Sideline) level, $120 at the VIP (Midfield) level, and $165 at the Mezzanine level. Special prices are also available for Club Level, Boxes and Suites. All Packages are available by calling D.C. United offices at (202) 587-5000 on visiting

Individual games will be priced at $25, $35, $45 and $60 and will be available on-line at, over the phone at (202) 397-SEAT or at all Ticketmaster outlets. Special individual game group discounts are also available for groups of 20 or more through D.C. United's offices.

The CONCACAF Champions League will feature the best 24 teams from North America, Central America and the Caribbean in a tournament where the winner qualifies for next year's Club World Cup. D.C. United qualified for the inaugural Champions League by winning the 2007 Supporters' Shield. By virtue of winning the 2008 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup championship last night with a 2-1 victory over Charleston Battery, the Black-and-Red has also qualified for the CONCACAF Champions League in 2009.

2008-09 CONCACAF Champions League™ Group Stage

(Schedule Subject to Change)

Group A

D.C. United (USA)

Deportivo Saprissa (Costa Rica)

Cruz Azul (Mexico)

Marathon (Honduras)

Schedule, Home Team Listed First (All Kickoff Time Eastern Standard)

9/16.: D.C. United - Deportivo Saprissa (8:00pm)

9/17: Marathon - Cruz Azul (10:00pm)

9/23: Cruz Azul - Deportivo Saprissa (TBD)

9/24: Marathon - D.C. United (10:00pm)

9/30: Deportivo Saprissa - Marathon (10:00pm)

10/01: D.C. United - Cruz Azul (8:00pm)

10/07: Cruz Azul - Marathon (8:00pm)

10/09: Deportivo Saprissa - D.C. United (10:00pm)

10/21: Cruz Azul - D.C. United (10:00pm)

10/23: Marathon - Deportivo Saprissa (8:00pm)

10/29: D.C. United - Marathon (8:00pm)

10/29: Deportivo Saprissa - Cruz Azul (8:00pm)

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