Yesterday it was announced that DC’s sports teams would be donating a combined amount of at least $85,000 to Everytown for Gun Safety. However, a few key participants were left off the list - D.C. United was one of them.
D.C. United told Black and Red United, “all [DC] sports teams are committed to working together as a collective to address issues involving health, safety, access, equity, and more.”
Natasha Cloud of the Mystics had this to say about current efforts:
Natasha Cloud asks for the Capitals and the Nationals to step up and use their platform.— Tyler Byrum (@theTylerByrum) May 26, 2022
"It's time that our white counterparts also step up. It's not just us Black athletes that need to step up and use our voice." pic.twitter.com/SJBLVmoEYg
As first reported by the Washington Post, the Washington Spirit has chosen to withdraw from the WICC Tournament citing worries over scheduling and being able to provide players enough rest.
Correct. Washington Spirit has withdrawn, I'm told. Monterrey will replace them. That's why the WICC tournament announcement wasn't made as scheduled yesterday. Awaiting official details next week. https://t.co/XJbNjBwQs9— Steven Goff (@SoccerInsider) June 3, 2022
D.C. United played the first round of the Capital Cup, drawing with Salvadoran side C.D. Águila on June 1.
Sami Guediri netted his first goal in Black-and-Red to tie up the match, and it was a beaut!
All the keeper could do was watch— D.C. United (@dcunited) June 2, 2022
Sami Guediri's strike from our Capital Cup opener! pic.twitter.com/wXGBoxJJvX
Tonight, C.D. Águila faces Club Xelaju MC at 7:30 pm ET. The final match of the Capital Cup will be held on Tuesday, June 7.
Now, get out there and enjoy the beautiful weather if you aren’t already!