D.C. United coach Ben Olsen has confirmed that some of his players had their cell phones and cash stolen out of the dressing room during a CONCACAF Champions League match in Mexico.
After falling 2-0 to Liga MX-side Queretaro, players returned to the locker room to find some of their belongings missing.
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Ahead of their return leg at RFK Stadium, Olsen said they are working to get everything sorted out and that the incident is just another story for the CONCACAF history books.
Nobody likes to get their phones stolen. It’s a huge part of all of our lives. It’s like someone stole your dog.
It’s not ideal, and it’s upsetting that stuff like that still goes down in CONCACAF. It still happens, and it’s a part of CONCACAF for me. You just chalk it up as part of CONCACAF tournaments — it just goes into the stories, into the lore of this great CONCACAF exploration.
The way CONCACAF has dealt with this, and Queretaro, after the incident has been very professional. It’s phones and money that will be paid back — nothing too earth-shattering.
D.C. faces Queretaro on Tuesday before kicking off the MLS season in Los Angeles against the Galaxy next Sunday.Follow @KyleLynchFC