D.C. United players had phones, cash stolen during CONCACAF match

Monday February 29th, 2016

Several players on D.C. United had their phones stolen, as well as cash, during their CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal first leg at Mexican club Queretaro, reports the Washington Post’s Steven Goff.

The robbery in the visiting locker room was discovered after United’s 2–0 loss last Tuesday.

“Nobody likes to get their phones stolen,” manager Ben Olsen said. “It’s a huge part of all of our lives. It’s like someone stole your dog.”

According to the report, United players said they were not given keys to access the lock boxes in the locker room.

“You just never expect something like that,” said midfielder Nick DeLeon, who left his phone at the hotel. “It’s crazy for it to happen at the stadium.”

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The club will reportedly replace all of the stolen property.

D.C. hosts Queretaro Tuesday night in the second leg, needing to overturn the deficit to avoid being eliminated.

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