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Clearwater Will Host Philadelphia Union & D.C. United For Major League Soccer Preseason Training

Clubs will play in the Tampa Bay Rowdies Suncoast Invitational in February

Post Date:01/16/2018 2:06 PM

CLEARWATER, Fla. – Clearwater continues to earn a reputation as a leader in hosting sporting events from little league, all the way up to the Major Leagues. The city is excited to welcome back the Philadelphia Union and D.C. United for Major League Soccer (MLS) preseason training. This will be the fourth year the Union has made Clearwater their preseason training home, and the third year for D.C. United.

Union players and coaches will train Jan. 30-Feb. 8 at the Joe DiMaggio Sports Complex. The team will return to Clearwater to continue training and participate in the Tampa Bay Rowdies Suncoast Invitational from Feb. 12-25.

D.C. United will train Jan. 28-Feb. 9 at Walter C. Campbell Park. They will then return for more training

Feb. 14-22, and participate in the Rowdies Suncoast Invitational as well.

Both teams will show off their skills against other MLS teams in the Rowdies Suncoast Invitational tournament on Feb. 17, 21 and 24. Teams participating will include the Tampa Bay Rowdies of the United Soccer League as well as the Union, D.C. United, Montreal Impact and New York City Football Club from Major League Soccer. Matches will take place at Al Lang Stadium in St. Petersburg and the Joe DiMaggio Sports Complex in Clearwater.

Matches Scheduled:

Saturday, Feb. 17 at Al Lang Stadium

  • Philadelphia Union vs. D.C. United @ 5 p.m.
  • Tampa Bay Rowdies vs. Montreal Impact @ 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 21 at Joe DiMaggio Sports Complex

  • D.C. United vs. TBD @ 5 p.m.
  • Philadelphia Union vs. Montreal Impact @ 7:30 p.m. 

Saturday, Feb. 24 at Al Lang Stadium

  • Montreal Impact vs. New York City Football Club @ 5 p.m.
  • Tampa Bay Rowdies vs. D.C. United @ 7:30 p.m.

For more information about the Philadelphia Union, visit philadelphiaunion.com.

For more information about D.C. United, visit dcunited.com

For more information about the Tampa Bay Rowdies Suncoast Invitational, and to purchase tickets, visit rowdiessoccer.

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