The Screaming Eagles
Stand Up for DC United.
The Screaming Eagles had its genesis in 1996, shortly after the springtime beginnings of D.C. United. It all began with pickup games. With the introduction of a new professional soccer team in D.C. again, we couldn’t get enough soccer simply by attending United matches. As a perk for club members, we began scheduling pickup games once a week in Arlington. The matches soon became so popular that we had more players than we had space on teams, so a third team was started, and round-robin play begun.
This progressed to the next level of organization; around 1997 we formed the first official SEFC team, one that played in a “winter league” in Fairfax County. Have you ever played in the snow? We did!