D.C. United Looking to Extinguish Fire and Hunger - Capital Area Food Bank
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D.C. United Looking to Extinguish Fire and Hunger

By Chris von Spiegelfeld October 16, 2014

dcuD.C. United turned things around in quick time. Though they won last year’s U.S. Open Cup Championship, their league record hit a historic low. If D.C. United, one of Major League Soccer’s most accomplished teams, wanted back into the playoff picture, they needed to exorcise any lingering 2013 demons.
And exorcise they did. This year, D.C. United are unstoppable. Thanks to the leadership of Coach Ben Olsen and contributions from players up and down the roster, D.C. United currently sits in first place in the Eastern Conference and only a few points away from winning the Supporters Shield (best record in MLS).
Coming off a road win in Houston, D.C. United looks to continue to ride that success into Saturday’s matchup against the Chicago Fire. Though D.C. United has already clinched a playoff spot, this game has tremendous implications. For starters, it will ensure United wins the Eastern Conference. In addition, the 12th man has a huge opportunity to help so many at risk of hunger in the Washington metro area.
The Capital Area Food Bank and D.C. United, through United Drives, will collect non-perishables before Saturday’s match. The CAFB/United Drives booth is located outside of RFK Stadium’s Gate A and will open an hour and a half prior to kickoff, closing 15 minutes into the first half.
Any fan donating an item will receive a “Buy One, Get One Free” ticket voucher good for any 2015 D.C. United Regular Season home game. Donations are also accepted in the D.C. United offices on game and non-game days, located on the fourth floor of Gate A.
Hoisting another Eastern Conference trophy is nice, but kicking out hunger is outstanding. Help the CAFB and D.C. United do both by coming to the game on Saturday and taking a few non-perishables, particularly ones on the CAFB Most-Wanted list (PDF).
Vamos United!