After five years with Volkswagen, D.C. United are reportedly set to feature a new sponsor on their jerseys for the 2014 season.
According to a report Monday by Steven Goff of The Washington Post, Leidos, Inc. – a government contractor, engineering and health company based in Reston, Va. – is finalizing a deal with the club to become the team's primary sponsor. The company would replace Volkswagen, which had a five-year deal with D.C. that the car manufacturer ended in December.
Leidos split off into a new company last year from government contracting giant SAIC and are looking to increase their public profile both in the region and nationally, according to Goff. Last year, the new company was valued at $6 billion.
D.C. United unveiled their 2014 uniforms on Saturday, without a sponsor.
The club declined to comment on the report when contacted by MLSsoccer.com on Monday.