Defense contractor named D.C. jersey sponsor

[SOCCER BUSINESS] D.C. United reached a multi-year sponsorship agreement with Washington area defense contractor Leidos to be its new jersey company.

The Reston,Va.-based Leidos, which replaces Volkswagen, was formerly known as SAIC. It works in the fields of national security, health and engineering solutions and is considered a top employer in the Washington area with 23,000 employees.

"Soccer is a growing, global sport and we are a growing company with our eyes on the future," said Leidos chairman and CEO John Jumper in a statement. "This sponsorship will help enable us to get exposure not only locally, but throughout the country and internationally."

2 comments about "Defense contractor named D.C. jersey sponsor".
  1. Zoe Willet, March 2, 2014 at 3:31 p.m.

    A defense contractor? I sure won't be watching any DC games!

  2. Christopher Tallmadge, March 2, 2014 at 3:45 p.m.

    Get over yourself

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