DC United started their preseason this week. Next week they goto Florida to continute training before they go to Honduras to open the CCC tournament.
Sooo… the question is… Should I go to Florida to catch a preseason game or two?
- Its warm down there. Its cold up here.
- Get a sneak peek at how the team will do before anybody else does
- Get to continue to try out my new camera
- Visit a friend in Tampa, and my brother in Melbourne
- Ummm. Work.
- Do I have vacation time?
- The trip costs money in plane, hotel (unless I bum at friends/family), and car rental.
I have to make a choice soon so I can make arrangements.
Here’s the schedule from DC United’s website.
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.)
The ones in bold are the matches I could possibly go see.