Washington Freedom General Manager Katy Button announced today that the Freedom's October 17th exhibition match against Russian club team FC Energy has been canceled due to ongoing security issues in the Washington, DC area.
The Freedom are proud of the support their fans gave to area soccer program development by purchasing tickets for the match. As previously planned, all proceeds raised to date through ticket sales to the match are being donated to the Maryland Soccer Foundation. The Freedom are hopeful that this support will achieve the match's goal, to positively benefit MSF and soccer in our area. Fans requesting a refund can contact us at 301-528-1480.
The Freedom's silent auction, previously scheduled to be held prior to Thursday's match, will now be held online. Fans can bid on the auction's items, including a trip for two to the final of the Gold Cup, the Women's World Cup Qualifying Tournament on November 9, 2002 at the Rose Bowl, and much more by going to the Washington Freedom website.