Capital Soccer Classic


Presented by NIKE

This event will take place rain or shine 

Soccer is the game that brings the Washington, D.C. community and the world together. Each year, the U.S. Soccer Foundation hosts the Capital Soccer Classic, a family-friendly charity event, featuring members of Congress and former professional soccer players, to support soccer-based programs that get children in underserved communities off of the streets and into safe environments that encourage physical activity and promote positive life skills. 

On Tuesday, April 14th, the Capital Soccer Classic will return to historic RFK Stadium. Make your way to RFK and watch former professional soccer players run the pitch and your favorite member of Congress shoot a winning goal. While you watch, snag a few free giveaways, get autographs from D.C. United and Washington Spirit players, or hop in the kids zone with your family.  The Capital Soccer Classic is free and open to the public! This is an event you don’t want to miss! 

Participants Scheduled to Attend
(subject to change)

The following Members of Congress will be participating in the Capital Soccer Classic, pending Congressional schedule*:

  • Representative Suzanne Bonamici
  • Representative Gus Bilirakis 
  • Representative Kathy Castor
  • Representative Mike Coffman
  • Representative Trey Gowdy
  • Representative Ann McLane Kuster
  • Representative Rich Nugent 
  • Representative Erik Paulsen
  • Representative Dave Reichert
  • Senator Tim Scott
  • Representative Eric Swalwell
  • Representative Todd Young

The following former professional soccer players scheduled to participate in the Capital Soccer Classic include:

  • Cindy (Parlow) Cone - 2-time Olympic gold medalist, member of the 1999 World Cup champion U.S. Women's National Team
  • Andrew Dykstra - Current member of D.C. United, named USL Goalkeeper of the year in 2013
  • Cobi Jones - Former member of the U.S. Men's National Team, member of the National Soccer Hall of Fame, all-time leader in appearances with the USMNT
  • Lori Lindsey - Former member of the U.S. Women's National Team, Olympian, and former member of the Washington Spirit
  • Joanna Lohman - Current member of the Washington Spirit
  • Ben Olsen - Current head coach of D.C. United, 211 appearances as a player with D.C. United
  • Tiffany Weimer - Current member of the Washington Spirit

* List updated regularly

The following Embassies/Organizations scheduled to participate in the Capital Soccer Classic include:


  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • China
  • European Union
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • Russia
  • Spain
  • U.S. State Department


Event Schedule

5:00 p.m. -  Embassy tournament featuring representatives from different countries all over the globe

6:30 p.m. - The annual Congressional soccer match

7:30 p.m. - Congressional staffer tournament 

Beginning at 8:30 p.m. drink specials will be available at The Queen Vic for attendees wearing a Capital Soccer Classic jersey or wristband

Congressional Staffer Tournament

This year's Congressional Staffer Tournament has reached capacity. Come support your friends and add your name to the waitlist in case a spot opens up!

Stop by the registration table between 5:30 and 6:30

Interested in Volunteering at the Classic?

Contact Emma Nelson at 

Thank you to our sponsors for their support of our work and the Capital Soccer Classic!

The Capital Soccer Classic is presented by

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Additional sponsors include

Gold Sponsor 
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Silver Sponsors   

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The Official Radio Partner of the Capital Soccer Classic

Bronze Sponsors   

Allstate Logo     Comcast Logo

Congressional Federal Credit Union     Continental Logo 

Johnson & Johnson Logo 

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