Congressional Soccer Match

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Congressional Soccer Match
Locale Washington, D.C.
First meeting Democrats 7–6 Republicans
(April 13, 2015 (2015-04-13))
Latest meeting Democrats 5–4 Portland
(May 23, 2018)
Next meeting May 2019
Meetings total 6
Most wins Democrats (4)
Most player appearances Cobi Jones (7)
Largest victory Republicans 8–4 Democrats
(July 3, 1985)

The Congressional Soccer Match is an annual soccer game played each summer by members of the United States Congress. The game began in 2013 and in its current format in 2014. In the match, the Republicans and Democrats form separate teams and play against each other. The event is hosted by the United States Soccer Foundation and generally features members of the Congressional Soccer Caucus, and former professional players.[1] The money raised from the match is donated to local charities.[2]

The defending champions are the Democrats.[3]




  Democrats Win   Republicans Win   Draw

See also


  1. ^ "United legends competing in sixth annual Congressional Soccer Match". Retrieved June 19, 2018.
  2. ^ "Charity soccer match benefiting children living in underserved communities". U.S. Soccer Foundation.
  3. ^ Lora, Maya (May 23, 2018). "Dems win nail-biter in charity congressional soccer game". The Hill. Retrieved June 19, 2018.

External links

  • Congressional Soccer Match
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