Three weeks ago the Current were victorious over the Spinners in front of a raucous home crowd. D.C. looks to do it again at Cardinal Stadium this Saturday against the New York Rumble.
D.C. Current (5-1) vs Philadelphia Spinners (2-4) | May 31, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.
Cardinal Stadium at the Catholic University, Washington, D.C. | CMUA Night
The Current will look to stay unbeaten at home this season as they will host the Philadelphia Spinners on Saturday. 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 this weekend!
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.
The D.C. Current will donate a portion of the gate from Sunday’s big game against the Spinners to support the Central Maryland Ultimate Association. CMUA is very active in the local community and the Current are happy to support those efforts by contributing a portion of the gate. Depending on how many people attend Saturday’s game, the Current will donate up to $3.00 per ticket.
There are several ways to get into Saturday’s game against the Spinners for a discounted price. If you purchase your tickets online before midnight on Friday, use the discount code DcDojo30 at checkout to get 30% off your game ticket.
Or if you are a college Ultimate player wear your team’s jersey to the game and get 50% off your ticket at the door.
Keys to the Game
This will be the third meeting between the Spinners and the Current this season, with D.C. claiming each of the previous two matchups. While D.C. has dominated the games so far this season, the Spinners might present a more difficult challenge this time around as they have added several players from the University of Pittsburgh squad that appeared at USAU Club Nationals this year. However, if the Current are able to continue scoring on defense – D.C. has tallied at least four straight break points in each of their last three games – they should be able to win comfortably.
How to Follow the Action
This Week 8 match-up between the D.C. Current and the Philadelphia Spinners will be shown as part of the free MLU YouTube live stream package. Fans can watch the game live on YouTube starting at 6 p.m. and can stay current on all of the action by following @TheDCCurrent on Twitter for live updates from the game. Don’t forget to check the Current site for a game day recap a few hours following the match.
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Players to Watch
Alan Kolick: Kolick is all over the Midseason Leaders list, appearing inside the top five of assists, points, and throwing percentage. Kolick is an intergal part of the Current’s offense and if he has another big day it’s likely D.C. will beat the Spinners once more.
Sean Keegan: Keegan tallied a season-high eight points in the Current’s Week 4 win over the Spinners. Not only can Keegan chuck the disc deep, but he also has the ability to find open space in the end zone.
Matt Esser: Esser is tied for seventh in the MLU with 14 goals scored and has proven to be a pest on the field against the Current, recording five points over two games. Esser has proven that he can find the end zone, and if the Current want to come away winners on Saturday they will need to try and shut the MLU rookie down.