I think this is the best team giveaway I’ve seen since I started this blog almost six years ago.
It’s a D.C. United t-shirt , sponsored by Living Social, that will be given out the first 7,500 fans who go to Saturday night’s home game against the Sounders.
And it’s a shirt that features the names of a whole bunch of Maryland and Virginia locales, and even more D.C. neighborhoods. And not just just your DuPont Circles and Foggy Bottoms; you can find Trinidad and Barry Farm and Congress Heights and Crestwood and Eckington and LeDroit Park and Ivy City and Sursum Corda and Barney Circle.
I mean, almost without a doubt, this is the first giveaway in the history of Washington D.C., sports that references Ivy City and Sursum Corda. And it’s such a D.C. United thing to do.
I give it 100 gold stars. Buy tickets here.
(I know some of these names are impossible to see at this size, but trust me, you can see them on the shirt.)
(Also, I saw Ben Olsen taking one of his kids to kiddie soccer class in a very D.C. neighborhood over the weekend. More gold stars.)