After an aggravating loss, The Last Word is focused on the bad, the good (no, really), and United's disjointed attempts to press teams
I don't think I was the only D.C. United fan who walked into RFK Stadium expecting a win over Columbus Crew SC. The Crew were struggling, after all, and United showed a knack for bouncing back last season after defeats.
D.C. United opened up the last opening game of their time at RFK Stadium against Sporting Kansas City with big aspirations and thoughts of a win with a bunch of goals scored being a formality were on many minds. So when a scoreless draw occurred naturally there was cause for some disappointment.
D.C. United's schedule for the 2017 season is now available on their website, and it includes multiple games against one of the expansion teams, a game on the most American of holidays, and ends, as expected, with the Atlantic Cup.
United will face both of the expansion teams this season, with three games against Atlanta United and a trip to the north to play Minnesota United.
An event cancellation freed up the team to hold the game on Saturday instead of Wednesday.
In an email sent to Season Ticket Holders, D.C. United announced that its game this month at RFK Stadium with the New England Revolution, originally scheduled for Wednesday, June 22 at 8pm, has been moved to Saturday, June 25 at 7pm.
United's manager wasn't too pleased with his side's opening act in a 3-2 win at RFK Stadium
Having been 35 days without a home game, struggling to score in four consecutive road games in MLS play, D.C. United came into Sunday's match at RFK Stadium against the Philadelphia Union needing a positive start.
Coming off two losses in MLS play, United pick up vital 3 points with 5 straight road games on the horizon
Only half way through the MLS season, D.C. United had themselves an important game on Sunday at RFK Stadium against the New England Revolution. With consecutive MLS games behind them, and four straight road MLS games ahead of them, all three points were a must for the team atop the Eastern Conference standings.
RFK Stadium was packed Sunday afternoon, and United delivered accordingly — thanks to goals from Luis Silva and Eddie Johnson.
In front of one of its largest home crowds, DC United gave a big-time performance.
After honoring its 2004 MLS Cup champion team before the game, the Black and Red (14-8-4) put on a show Sunday for the announced 19,453 at sweltering RFK Stadium, moving four points clear of Sporting Kansas City in the Eastern Conference with a 2-0 win over the New York Red Bulls (7-8-10).
The Black-and-Red kick off their Champions League campaign against the Jamaican title holders Wednesday night at RFK Stadium. Ben Olsen is likely to run out a side comprising a few starters and a lot of reserves. How will they fare against Waterhouse? Our staff and readers weigh in.
Ladies and gentlemen, the quest for continental glory officially begins tonight.
It's going to be a beautiful night at the ol' stadium as D.C. United try to end four years of futility against Sporting Kansas City. Will tonight be the night?
If you are inside reading this on Saturday, and the sun is still up, what the actual hell is wrong with you? It's probably the prettiest day we're going to have this year in our Nation's Capital, so go out side and enjoy it.
Other than the fact meaningful soccer was being played once again at RFK Stadium, absolutely nothing went as planned Saturday night. It was a nightmare opening, and now the franchise finds itself at a pivotal point.
Saturday night's season-opening match at RFK Stadium was a hauntingly disappointing reminder that, despite all the new faces on D.
All of Black and Red United's coverage of D.C. United as they build toward the 2014 season opener on March 8.
Today, D.C. United announced their preseason schedule, with it officially beginning this Saturday when the team meets at RFK Stadium. After that, it will be two days in Washington before the team travels to Bradenton, Florida, for training and friendlies at the IMG Academy.
On the field, D.C. United played to a 1-1 draw against Toronto FC on Saturday night at RFK stadium. The game had some high points and some low points for the home team, but perhaps the most important event of the evening occurred after the match as the team had an extended team meeting to air the grievances (to use Steve Goff's Seinfeld-inspired metaphor).
The blurst of times? D.C. UNITED VS. TORONTO RFK STADIUM - SATURDAY 7PM ET TV: SPORTSNET 360THE KICKABOUT: On paper, this fixture looked to be the perfect tonic for the eternally ailing TFC. A visit to that other nation's capital to face D.
The scoreboard at RFK Stadium looked very odd around 7:45pm this past Saturday night. In fact, it was doing something that it had only done once in 2013: Informing the crowd that D.C. United was winning at halftime, up 1-0 over the visiting New England Revolution.
This was a good omen. United's previous halftime lead at RFK ended in a 1-0 win over the San Jose Earthquakes, and both US Open Cup victories at the Maryland Soccerplex saw the Black-and-Red up 1-0 at halftime.
It used to watch the Soviets - now TFC blogs D.C. UNITED VS. TORONTO RFK STADIUM FIRST HALF: KICK OFF - There's always espionage in the air when Toronto FC, the boys from Canada's capital city, head down to the American capital to meet D.
The USWNT looks to clinch their qualifying group and move onto the knockout rounds on top of Group A.
The United States women's national team takes on Haiti tonight at RFK Stadium in their final game of the group stage of the 2014 Concacaf Championship, which also doubles as Concacaf's qualification tournament for the 2015 World Cup.
The Copa Centroamericana is coming to the United States for the first time, with RFK Stadium to host a triple header in September.
The Copa Centroamericana will be held in the United States for the first time, with RFK Stadium hosting a triple header on Wednesday, September 3. The day will begin with Costa Rica versus Nicaragua at 5:00 PM, followed by Honduras versus Belize at 7:00 PM, and capped off with El Salvador versus Guatemala at 9:00 PM.
The special 2016 edition of the South American continental championship would include the United States and Mexico national teams.
A report out of Spain this afternoon has new information on the long-rumored Centenario, a special 100th anniversary edition of the world's oldest continental soccer tournament, the Copa America, to take place in the United States.
The USWNT visits RFK Stadium with the SheBelieves Cup on the line
The U.S. women's national team faces France tonight at RFK Stadium for the final game of the SheBelieves Cup. The USWNT currently sits a point behind France and is tied with England, who will play Germany at 4pm. The United States need a win to have a chance at winning the tournament for the second straight year, and an England win earlier that day could jeopardize their shot.
The venerable old stadium will host two double-headers, one of which will include the United State's Women's National Team. The tournament will double as the qualifying tournament for next summer's World Cup in Canada.
You want World Cup Qualifying action this year, people of the DMV? You got it.
CHICAGO (July 11, 2013) - The U.S. Women's National Team will return to action on Sept. 3 when it takes on Mexico at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. The international match will be the first for the USA following the conclusion of the National Women's Soccer League season, which will culminate with the championship game on Saturday, Aug.
A month ahead of the CONCACAF Cup against Mexico, the US faces off against Peru at RFK Stadium
When the United States Soccer Federation first scheduled Friday's friendly at RFK Stadium against Peru, the USMNT's plans for the game were likely far different than they are today. The announcement came at the beginning of July, when the USA had just embarked on a mission to defend their Gold Cup title.
In the aftermath of yesterday's Southwest Neighborhood Assembly Forum on the proposed Buzzard Point soccer stadium, a disturbing trend has reemerged. And so I take to this blog and write an open letter to you, person who thinks that D.C. United should just refurbish RFK Stadium. And to sum up my feelings about this whole proposal, I say this: stop it.
CHICAGO (Aug. 5, 2013) - All U.S. Soccer fans are invited to attend the U.S. Women's National Team public training session on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 2, at 11 a.m. ET at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. Admission is free and open to the public. U.S. Soccer Supporters Club members will receive premium seating at the public training session.