FanDuel Group has announced a multi-year partnership with DC United, making the online gaming company the exclusive sports betting sponsor of the Major League Soccer (MLS) team.

The deal is the first sports betting partnership for FanDuel with an MLS team, and the plan is to open a retail sportsbook at Audi Field in 2021, pending licensing and regulatory approvals from the DC Lottery.

The retail sportsbook will feature various betting windows and self-service betting terminals available to sports fans 365 days a year, as well as bets on all major US sports, including professional soccer, baseball, football, basketball, golf, boxing, motorsports racing and more.

Sam Porter, Chief Strategy Officer of DC United, said: “DC United is looking forward to the opportunity of working with a first-rate operator in this new and exciting space.

“The FanDuel sportsbook is best-in-class and we believe their expertise, technology, and product will provide our fans, guests at Audi Field, and the Buzzard Point neighborhood a full-slate of entertainment options.”

Matt King, CEO of FanDuel Group, added: “As we continue to expand our nationwide footprint, joining forces with one of the MLS’ most iconic clubs allows us to bring America’s number one sportsbook to the nation’s capital.

“We’re partnering with DC United to elevate the fan experience at Audi Field and bring the DMV area an in-person sports gaming experience other parts of the US have come to know and love from FanDuel.”