D.C. United's Pre-Season Schedule Annouced
United annouced its pre-season schedule yesterday. I am suprised at the number of games they are playing against MLS teams to tune up for Olimpia. DC only has one game against non-MLS opponents, and that is thier first game, so obviously not a tune up game. The one game against foriegn competition is verses Odense Boldklub, a Danish team currently 3rd in the Danish Superliga (the top flight Danish league). I think we will just have to hope that stealing Olimpia's best player is enough for United to cancel out a lack of fitness. Also, you will notice that the CONCACAF matches against Olimpia are set. The away game should be shown live on FSC while the home game could be either live or on tape-delay.
D.C. United 2007 Preseason Schedule (all times EST):
Monday, January 29 - Sunday, February 4: Training in Washington, D.C.
Monday, February 5: Depart for Bradenton, FL
Tuesday, February 6: Match v. Odense Boldklub (4 p.m.)
Friday, February 9: Reserve match v. New York (10 a.m.)
Sunday, February 11: Match v. Columbus, reserves and senior team (10 a.m.)
Wednesday, February 14: Match v. New York (10 a.m.)
Sunday, February 18: Match v. Kansas City (10 a.m.)
Monday, February 19: Depart Bradenton for Honduras
Wednesday, February 21: CONCACAF Champions' Cup match @ CD Olimpia (9 p.m.)
Thursday, February 22: Return to Washington, D.C.
Friday, February 23 - Wednesday, February 28: Training in Washington, D.C.
Thursday, March 1: CONCACAF Champions' Cup match v. CD Olimpia (7 p.m.)