Pep Rally

The Day Before: Pep Rally, Final Training

You could feel the anticipation in the air at today's Home Opener Pep Rally. Hundreds of Union fans came out to support their hometown club on the brink of its first home game ever. After the Pep Rally, Team Manager Peter Nowak took his troops to Lincoln Financial Field for a final training session before tomorrow's match. Here's a glimpse.
Union fans gathered to support their hometown club at City Hall  
The whole squad came out to greet the fans  
   Chris Seitz finds a Union fan deep with a signed shirt  

 Young soccer players in the region can now dream of playing for the Union  

 Mayor Nutter boots a Union ball into the crowd  
The Union crest in lights at Lincoln Financial Field  
One last training session before the Home Opener 
 Nowak & Co. have had two weeks since Seattle to prepare for D.C.

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