On May 21st, 2019, the U.S. Soccer Foundation hosted the 7th annual Congressional Soccer Match at D.C. United’s Audi Field. The event brought together embassy employees, Hill staffers, Members of Congress, professional athletes, and soccer fans to support the Foundation’s life-changing programs that help children in underserved communities thrive.
Photo credits to Jose Argueta and Roma Vista Photography.
The participating Embassy Tournament teams included Argentina, Brazil, Chile, China, Denmark, the European Union, Georgia, Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the U.S. State Department.
The Embassy of Denmark lifts the Embassy Tournament trophy.
Congressional Soccer Match
Members of the Democrat and Republican teams line up with Soccer for Success DC SCORES paricipants before kick-off.
U.S. Soccer Foundation ambassador Will John celebrates a first-half goal.
Hill staffer Sally Brown-Shaklee sqaures up against U.S. Soccer Foundation ambassador Cobi Jones.
Former ambassador of Mexico Arturo Sarukhan makes an impressive stop after a shot from former D.C. United player Luciano Emilio.
L to R: Rep. Darin LaHood, USMC Congressional Fellow for Rep. Mac Thornberry Adam Link, and U.S. Soccer Foundation ambassadors Charlie Davies and Rocky McIntosh react to an attempted shot on goal.
DC SCORES Soccer for Success participants scrimmage at halftime.
Democrats and Republicans take the field at the start of the second half.
The Republicans lift the 2019 Congressional Soccer Match trophy after defeating the Democrats 5-6.