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Tampa Bay Rowdies to open 2016 preseason against D.C. United

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The Tampa Bay Rowdies have lined up an exciting match to open their 2016 preseason schedule, securing a game against four-time MLS Cup champion D.C. United.

Kickoff is 7 p.m. Feb. 13 at Al Lang Stadium.

Rowdies fans will get their first look at the revamped roster against one of North America’s most prestigious teams. The game is a chance for the green and gold to begin their on-field preparations for a run at the North American Soccer League’s Championship Final in 2016.

D.C. United finished fourth in Major League Soccer’s Eastern Conference in 2015 and advanced to the conference semifinals.

D.C. United will have plenty to play for, with this match serving as a crucial tune-up test for its CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals series against Mexico’s Queretaro FC. D.C. United plays its first leg against Queretaro in Mexico just 10 days after playing the Rowdies, so it will be an important match for both teams.

All 2016 Tampa Bay Rowdies Season Ticket members will receive complimentary admission to this match as a bonus ticket to their 2016 season ticket package. Rowdies representatives will be reaching out to all Season Ticket members to confirm their tickets.

To purchase tickets, click here.

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