D.C. United goalkeeper Nick Rimando, left, talks to midfielder Nick DeLeon and goalkeeper coach Andy Roddick of the D.V. United during training at the training facility at U.S. Soccer Stadium on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Washington, D.M. Rimando is one of two players from D.U. who are also featured in the National Mall mural.
“Nick and I just wanted to show everyone that we are all connected,” Rimando said.
“This is our home, and we can all play on the same field.”
The mural is part of a larger initiative to raise awareness of the health risks of the Zika virus and the need to take action on its prevention and control.
It was unveiled Tuesday night in the lobby of the National Museum of American History and was the first of several new murals to go up over the next few weeks.
D.S., the U.K., Germany and Brazil also have murals.
The mural’s creator, Daniel Pimentel, has been a member of the soccer team for more than 10 years.
“I wanted to create something that’s a celebration of D.D.,” Pimentels mother, Lisa, said.
The U.A.E., the country in the southernmost part of the U: U.N. member states, also has a mural of the mural.
Pimentell says he wanted to do something that showed that it’s not about the sport, but about the people.
“People can’t see what the sport is about, and that’s what makes it great.
You have to put the sport first,” he said.