After a rough loss to Boston last week, the Current are back at Cardinal Stadium looking to return to their winning ways against their Eastern Conference rival Philadelphia Spinners.
D.C. Current (2-1) vs Philadelphia Spinners (1-2) | May 4, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.
Cardinal Stadium at the Catholic University, Washington, D.C. | Scandal Ultimate Night
The Current will look to stay unbeaten at home this season as they will go head-to-head with a scrappy Spinners team on Sunday. Join us at Cardinal Stadium to help give D.C. the biggest home field advantage in the league. Still need tickets? Get them HERE.
Taking the Metro Red Line is easy, but if you drive to Cardinal Stadium, there is a free parking lot located just south of the venue, adjacent to the tennis courts and the DuFour Athletic Center. The parking lot is accessible by way of John McCormick Drive NE. There is also street parking available nearby.
If you decide to take the Metro, click here for detailed walking directions to the stadium from the Brookland-CUA stop.
Biking to the Stadium
The Metropolitan Branch Trail will take you straight to Cardinal Stadium from downtown D.C. or from locations north. Live downtown? You’re only a 20-minute bike ride from seeing the Current on opening day!
For detailed biking directions that will connect with the Metropolitan Branch Trail, click here.
Kelly’s Irish Times
Kelly’s Irish Times located in Northwest D.C. is the Official Pub of the 2014 Current. The Times is the place to be for pre- and post-game drink specials during every Current home game! Click here to see the specials.
Help the D.C. Current aid DC Scandal get to the Club World Championships this summer in Lecco, Italy. The reigning 2013 National Women’s Club Champions will receive a portion of the gate, and depending on how many people attend Sunday’s game, the Current will donate up to $3.00 per ticket. The percentage of ticket sales donated to Scandal will increase with each fan that enters the stadium.
Scandal will be participating in pre- and post-game activities at Kelly’s Irish Times, selling team merchandise around the stadium and will also host a mini hat tournament from 3-4 p.m. which all female players are encouraged to take part in.
Keys to the Game
These two sides met just three weeks ago with the Current claiming a 21-18 season opening victory in Philadelphia. Since that meeting both teams have split their last two games, with the Spinners beating the New York Rumble at home last week in double overtime while the Current fell on the road to the Boston Whitecaps.
D.C. was able to jump out to a healthy lead against Philadelphia in Week 1, but the Current had to hold off a late Spinners charge to secure the victory. D.C. will try to minimize their mistakes this week and attempt to capitalize on their home field advantage.
How to Follow the Action
This Week 4 match-up between the D.C. Current and the Philadelphia Spinners will not be shown as part of the MLU YouTube live stream package. However, fans can stay current on all of the action by following @TheDCCurrent on Twitter for live updates from the game. Fans will be able to watch the contest in full when it’s posted to the MLU’s YouTube channel on Tuesday (May 6).
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Players to Watch
Alan Kolick: Kolick’s streak of completed passes came to a halt last week, ending at 113 straight. The handler will look to start another long run of on-target throws this week against the Spinners. Kolick is the engine in the Current’s offense, distributing the disc all over the field. If Philadelphia wants to slow down D.C. they will have to stop Kolick.
Peter Prial: Prial had a great game in the Current’s Week 1 win over the Spinners, recording six points on four goals and two assists. After sitting out last weekends game in Boston, Prial will look to regain that type of form and find his way into the end zone on several occasions.
Matt Esser: Esser, a Spinners rookie, impressed in his MLU debut against the Current, tallying a team high three goals. Esser has continued his run of strong play, putting up big numbers in each of Philadelphia’s last two games against the New York Rumble. The Current will have to be aware of Esser when he is on the field because he is capable of making the big play.