Paul Arriola - D.C. United - runs full of joy after seeing the ball hit the back of the net

D.C. United opened play in the 2019 Suncoast Invitational with a 1-0 win over tournament host Tampa Bay Rowdies at Al Lang Stadium in St. Petersburg, Florida on Saturday evening.

D.C. started with a strong lineup against their USL Championship opposition, and the only goal of the game came late in the first half, as Luciano Acosta set up Paul Arriola with some fancy footwork.


  • DC - Paul Arriola (Luciano Acosta) 34'

D.C. lineups

GK - Bill Hamid (Earl Edwards, Jr. 77'); Joseph Mora (Academy player 77'), Steve Birnbaum (Jalen Robinson 77'), Frederic Brillant (Donovan Pines 77'), Leonardo Jara (Ulises Segura 43'); Junior Moreno (Academy player 77'), Russell Canouse (Chris Durkin 60'); Zoltan Stieber (Academy player 77'), Luciano Acosta (Akeem Ward 46'), Paul Arriola (Academy player 77'); Wayne Rooney (Academy player 77')