|XFL||04/01 22:00||-||DCディフェンダーズ vs ORLガーディアンズ||-||View|
|XFL||04/09 23:00||-||SEAシードラゴンズ vs DCディフェンダーズ||-||View|
|XFL||04/16 16:00||-||DCディフェンダーズ vs ARLレネゲイズ||-||View|
|XFL||04/22 20:00||-||SAブラフマーズ vs DCディフェンダーズ||-||View|
|XFL||03/27 23:00||-||HOUラフネックス v DCディフェンダーズ||W||26-37|
|XFL||03/18 23:00||-|| DCディフェンダーズ v STLバトルホークス ||W||28-20|
|XFL||03/12 23:00||-|| VGSヴァイパーズ v DCディフェンダーズ ||W||18-32|
|XFL||03/05 18:00||-|| STLバトルホークス v DCディフェンダーズ ||W||28-34|
|XFL||02/26 00:00||-|| DCディフェンダーズ v VGSヴァイパーズ ||W||18-6|
|XFL||02/20 01:00||-|| SEAシードラゴンズ v DCディフェンダーズ ||W||18-22|
|XFL||03/15 20:00||-||ダラス・レネゲイズ v DCディフェンダーズ||-||PPT.|
|XFL||03/08 19:00||-||STLバトルホークス v DCディフェンダーズ||W||6-15|
|XFL||03/02 00:00||-||DCディフェンダーズ v タンパ・ベイ・バイパーズ||L||0-25|
|XFL||02/23 23:00||-||DCディフェンダーズ v Los Angeles Wildcats||L||9-39|
|XFL||02/15 19:00||-||ニューヨーク ガーディアンズ v DCディフェンダーズ||W||0-27|
|XFL||02/08 19:00||-||シアトル ドラゴンズ v DCディフェンダーズ||W||19-31|
The DC Defenders are a professional American football team based in Washington, D.C. The team was founded by Vince McMahon’s Alpha Entertainment and is an owned-and-operated member of the new XFL owned by Dwayne Johnson’s Alpha Acquico. The Defenders play their home games at Audi Field.
On December 5, 2018, Washington D.C. was announced as one of eight cities that would join the newly reformed XFL, as well as Seattle, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, St. Louis, Tampa Bay, and Dallas. On February 21, 2019, the team hired Pep Hamilton, who most recently was an assistant with the Michigan Wolverines football team, as their first head coach and general manager. Hamilton is an alumnus of Howard University and was familiar to XFL Commissioner Oliver Luck through Hamilton's work with Luck's son, a former NFL Quarterback, Andrew Luck. The team name and logo were revealed on August 21, 2019, as well as the teams uniforms on December 3, 2019.
On October 15, 2019, The Defenders announced their first player in team history, being assigned former Ohio State Buckeyes Quarterback Cardale Jones. Later that day, the 2020 XFL Draft took place. The Defenders selected Wide Receiver Rashard Davis with the first overall pick, but did not play for the team and later signed with the Tennessee Titans.
On February 8, 2020, the Defenders won the first game in modern XFL history, defeating the Seattle Dragons by a score of 31–19. On February 15, 2020, the Defenders beat the New York Guardians by a score of 27–0, which was the first shutout in modern XFL history. On March 12, 2020, The XFL announced that the remainder of the 2020 XFL season had been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On April 10, 2020, The XFL suspended operations, with all employees, players and staff would be terminated.
On August 3, 2020, it was reported that a consortium led by Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Dany Garcia, and Gerry Cardinale (through Cardinale's fund RedBird Capital Partners) purchased the XFL for $15 million just hours before an auction could take place; the purchase received court approval on August 7, 2020. In March, 2022, a report emerged that Reggie Barlow would become the new Head Coach of the XFL D.C. Franchise, confirming that Washington D.C. would return as an XFL city. Barlow's hire was official on April 13, 2022, as well has the return of the D.C. Franchise on July 24, 2022. On October 31, 2022, The XFL officially announced that the Defenders name would be returning, this time with a brand new logo.