UCSB to Host D.C. United in Soccer Heaven Spring Showcase

Feb. 10, 2011

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - The UCSB men's soccer team will play Major League Soccer's D.C. United in the Soccer Heaven Spring Showcase on Feb. 22 at Meredith Field at Harder Stadium. The match is slated for a 7 p.m. start.

The match will mark the return of Gaucho alum Chris Pontius to Harder Stadium. Pontius helped the Gauchos to the 2006 National Championship, was named the 2007 Big West Offensive Player of the Year and was an All-American in 2008 before being drafted by D.C. United in the first round of the 2009 MLS SuperDraft.

As a special thank you to the amazing Gaucho fans, admission to the match is free. Fans arriving early are encouraged to try out the special Gold Zone seats, normally available only to donors to the Gaucho Fund. UCSB's new video board and scoreboard will also be on display for the first time since its successful debut at the 2010 Men's College Cup, which drew nearly to 16,000 fans to Harder Stadium.