Why only the Washington Spirit and D.C. United?
The wider D.C. soccer community is an amazing community at all levels. However, we wanted to focus our energy on the Washington Spirit and D.C. United as they are the teams that brought the founding members together.
Do I have to exclusively support the two teams to be a member?
No. Everyone has different rationales and reasons on why they support one team vs. another. Motivations on why someone may have become a fan of the Spirit can differ from why one does or does not support D.C. United. Regardless of your reasons for supporting, we'd rather have you welcome in this space than engage in supporter gatekeeping.
Our main request is when it comes time to support the teams, whether on game days or any other day of the year, you're there to support that respective team and leave any other feelings behind. D.C. United game days are to support D.C. United. Washington Spirit game days are to support the Washington Spirit.
I’m not a POC. What can I do to support your efforts? Be an ally. Feel free to follow us on all social media and amplify our message! We're on Twitter and Instagram. Chit-chating with us, engaging, listening, and supporting future initiatives are always welcomed and necessary.
We do not have plans for fees at this time.
Is there a physical gathering space?
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, D.C. regulations, and a lack of startup funds, we do not foresee having a physical, in-person gathering in the immediate future. We will announce publicly if such a gathering space comes to fruition.
How do I sign-up for membership and updates? What can I do to help?
Sign up with this Google Forms sheet here! We'll be collecting names, emails, and optionally, preferred social media handles for us to follow. The founders and current admins of this group, @dcdoubleaa, @RissKiss_13, @dreyesceron, and @SarahKallassy, can be reached on their respective Twitter accounts. We'll eventually be hosting folks in a private forum space for communications and chit-chat outside Twitter and Instagram.
Building this community will take resources and skills beyond our abilities, so help from others will always be welcomed.
Not yet! That is in development, and we will have more to announce in the future!