Alex Ovechkin Signs One-Game Contract To Play In Soccer Friendly For FC Dynamo Moscow On Saturday

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Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin just wrapped up his two-week vacation at the Maxx Royal Kemer Resort in Southern Turkey on Thursday. Now back in Moscow, Ovechkin’s first order of business will be to play for FC Dynamo Moscow in a friendly match against FC Amkal on Saturday.

Rumors began to surface earlier in the week that Ovechkin could play in a game for FC Dynamo Moscow. He made it official on Friday by signing a one-game contract with the club.

Ovechkin will wear number 3, the same number his father, Mikhail, wore when he played for the club.

Ovechkin learned hockey at the Dynamo Moscow club but cheers for Dynamo in other sports as well. His father, Mikhail, was a soccer player with Dynamo when he was younger. Ovechkin’s mother, Tatyana, was a basketball player with Dynamo, which was instrumental in how the couple met.

Ovechkin and his family have attended two FC Dynamo games since they returned to Moscow in May.

Given he and his parent’s long association with Dynamo, Ovechkin considers it important to support the Dynamo club. “What is there to say? Dynamo is my blood. I have a lot to do with this club,” Ovechkin told Match.tv.

The meeting between Dynamo and Amkal will take place tomorrow, June 25, at the VTB Arena stadium in Moscow. The match starts at 19:45 Moscow time.

By Jon Sorensen

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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10 Responses to Alex Ovechkin Signs One-Game Contract To Play In Soccer Friendly For FC Dynamo Moscow On Saturday

  1. Anonymous says:

    I’m looking forward to seeing this, how he does against the pros. Hopefully he has been staying in shape.

  2. novafyre says:

    Thoughts of Sammy and his ATV immediately came to mind. Does Ovi really need to play in a soccer game at his age and where he is in his records chase?

    Interesting also that all of his family left Russia and vacationed for two weeks in Turkey. When will he be coming back to the US and will his family be coming with him?

  3. Scottlew73 says:

    God forbid he rolls ankle reaching for ball or slides on wet turf,maybe should learn from Backstrom that small injuries can lead to bigger issues down the line!
    Beside didn’t “Brillant” GM ensure that their “non-hockey” activity clause in his last contract if thier wasn’t & he does get injuried we know who will be wearing Goat horns!!

    • Anonymous says:

      Considering his teammate’s propensity to fall and injure his ankle walking down a single stair, perhaps he should remain stationary.

  4. Anonymous says:

    His body his choice

  5. Igor says:

    He scored goal))

  6. Anonymous says:

    While Russia is bombing Ukraine, everyone in Moscow is having a good time.

  7. Anonymous says:

    While USA is now putting abortion illegal, the press is covering some fun happening in Russia, a country at war lying through his media.

  8. Hey says:

    well, let’s tell us why there are no claims against the American army and American mercenaries who have been killing civilians all over Asia with phosphorus bombs since the 50s

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