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Philadelphia Union

Two Union Players Highlight MLS TOTW

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Onyewu's big night gets better and Haris has a coming out party

After a performance worthy of tearing down what little was left of RFK stadium, the Philadelphia Union get some deserved recognition in this week's MLS Team of the Week. Following in the footsteps of CJ Sapong and Andre Blake, Haris Medunjanin and Oguchi Onyewu (!

MLS plans to improve TV ratings, Manchester United vs. Ajax in Europa League Final: Brotherly Game Daily Links 5/12/17

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A ton of links for your enjoyment.

Philadelphia Union News

Yaro getting closer to returning to Union
At his weekly press conference, Head Coach Jim Curtin gave some encouraging news about Union centerback Josh Yaro.

Union looking for elusive road win in final trip to 'historic' and 'grimy' RFK Stadium
Barring a possible playoff series, Saturday will be the Philadelphia Union's last game at RFK Stadium.

RFK is falling down

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Barring anything unforeseen, this is the last time the Philadelphia Union will play in RFK Stadium

In 1961, District of Columbia Stadium opened its doors as the primary venue to Washington's NFL team. It would also serve as the primary home of the Washington Senators baseball team from 1962 through 1971 when they moved to Minneapolis to become the Minnesota Twins.

D.C. United

2017 MLS Season: D.C. United vs. Philadelphia Union story stream

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Will the Philadelphia Union be able to continue their winning ways in what could be their last trip to RFK Stadium? Here is everything you need to know about the match, from previews to reviews and reactions.

Top NBA prospect Markelle Fultz attends D.C. United’s win Saturday

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Kid's organic, supports his local, bless him.

Spotted at RFK Stadium Saturday night taking in D.C. United's win over New York City FC? Markelle Fultz, a freshman point guard from the University of Washington, who is expected to be the first pick in this year's NBA draft:

⚫️& are definitely your colors #JustSayin #DCU pic.

Player of the week: C.J. Sapong

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For the Union, it was a game without many positives. One player, however, shone brightly. C.J. Sapong is PSP's player of the week.

Player ratings: D.C. United 2-1 Union

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The winless streak continues, as the Union turn in a poor performance. For the most part, they played as individuals. Let's evaluate them as such.

D.C. United finally score, win 2-1 over Philadelphia Union

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United did just enough to hold on in the second half after Ortiz and Acosta scored in the first half

D.C. United scored their first goal of their season, and made it count, in a 2-1 win over the Philadelphia Union on Saturday night at RFK Stadium. Jose Ortiz, making his first start of the Black-and-Red in place of the injured Patrick Mullins, finally got United on the board for the season in the 18th minute with a deflected strike.

4 thoughts on D.C. United’s unsettling loss to the Columbus Crew

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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 vs. Sporting KC Community/Site Player Ratings

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We wrap up, pack up, and move on from Saturday.

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.

MLS Schedule 2017: D.C. United’s last season at RFK Stadium

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Start making plans now!

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.

D.C. United moves midweek game with New England Revolution to weekend

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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.

Ben Olsen laments poor start despite win against the Philadelphia Union

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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.

Another come from behind win for D.C. United in 'key game'

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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.

Monday Freedom Kicks: Whoops Doop!

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Recaps, RFK and San Siro love, call-ups, CCL previews, what else is there?

Sometimes, you take the charity given to you, so send a fruit basket to Zach Pfeffer or something I guess.

Recaps of D.C. United's win over the Philadelphia Union from us, The Washington Post, CSN Washington and MLSsoccer.

Throwback Thursday: D.C. United and Chris Pontius slaughter the Red Bulls at RFK Stadium

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In what has become an April tradition, D.C. United welcome the New York Red Bulls to RFK Stadium, and we share this video.

D.C. United CONCACAF Champions League Scouting Report: LD Alajuelense (again)

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United probably needs a perfect storm of tactical success, big plays, and luck to happen tomorrow night if they've got any chance of overturning a three-goal deficit in the CCL quarterfinals.

Yesterday we discussed the likely Alajuelense lineup that D.C. United will face tomorrow night at RFK Stadium.

DC United stretches lead in East with 2-0 win over New York Red Bulls

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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).

D.C. United vs. Waterhouse FC: CONCACAF Champions League predictions

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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.

D.C. United vs. Colorado Rapids staff and reader predictions

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United will play their annual match against the Rapids on Sunday night at RFK Stadium. Who will win, and how will it go down? See our take.

D.C. United haven't lost to the Colorado Rapids since an April 2011 visit to the Denver suburbs, and the Black-and-Red haven't lost to the 'Pids in DC since May of 2010.

MLS Week 16: Your Running Commentary

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Major League Soccer action returns across the country on Saturday with a number of high-profile matchups.

The must-see game of the weekend is the top of the table clash taking place at RFK Stadium, with D.C. United hosting the Seattle Sounders.

D.C. United vs. Seattle Sounders TV/streaming, lineup, prediction and gamethread

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MLS is back you guys! And how, with the first matchup between two first place teams at RFK Stadium in... well, it's been a while.

Welcome back, Districtistas - it's been a while. But MLS' World Cup break is over (even if the World Cup itself isn't), and D.C. United takes the field tonight against the visiting Seattle Sounders.

The Last Word: D.C. United Beats Sporting Kansas City Playing Benny-Ball

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Benny-ball is working in 2014. It's not always pretty, it leaves us fans wanting more, and it's been mistaken for poor officiating, but the positive results continue to pile up.

Sporting Kansas City departed RFK Stadium on Saturday night grumbling about their treatment at the hands of the referee and D.

D.C. United vs. Sporting Kansas City TV/streaming, lineup, previews, prediction and gamethread

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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.

The Last Word: D.C. United's Nightmare Opening Match

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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.

D.C. United 0-3 Columbus Crew: New Season, Same Old Story As United Fall to Crew

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Many things have changed from 2013, but unfortunately change didn’t come in the result column as the Black-and-Red fell 3-0 to the Columbus Crew in the season opener at RFK Stadium

The fireworks that accompanied the singing of the national anthem before the game reflected a cautious optimism around RFK Stadium after a dreadful 2013 season and a drastic upheaval in playing staff.

D.C. United 2014 Preseason StoryStream

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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.

Match Day #32 Game Thread: D.C. United vs. Philadelphia Union

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Game Information: D.C. United vs. Philadelphia Union

Where: RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C.

When: 7:00

Channel: TCN

Commentators: JP Dellacamera and Alejandro Moreno

Meet the Opposition: Black And Red United

Officials: Edvin Jurisevic.

United States

France routs USWNT 3-0 in SheBelieves Cup finale

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Camille Abily and France were able to pounce on numerous US mistakes to win the second-ever friendly tournament

The USWNT took the field at RFK Stadium with a shot at winning the second-ever SheBelieves Cup, but on a rainy night on the banks of the Anacostia River, things went wrong from the start.

USWNT vs. Haiti TV/streaming, lineup, previews, prediction and gamethread

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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.

RFK Stadium to host a Copa Centroamericana triple header on September 3

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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.

Turkish National Team Arrives in USA

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Turkish National Team came to Washington early our of Monday morning from Ireland.

Fatih Terim's boys practiced in the DC United training facilities n Monday night .

They will train there today on wednesday they would hold their practice at RFK stadium.

On Monday, American soccer pioneer Hicabi "Turk" Emekli watched the first practice along with his son John Emekli.

RFK Stadium reportedly in plans for pan-Hemisphere 100th anniversary edition of the Copa America

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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.


USA vs. France 2017: Time, TV schedule and how to watch SheBelieves Cup online

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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.

CONCACAF Women's Championship coming to RFK Stadium in October

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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.

The Rest

The USMNT is focusing on Mexico ahead of their friendly against Peru

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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.

Fans’ View: Good times on the road

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Staci Klemmer has the travel bug. Now she just needs some help finding new friends in a few MLS cities to make the traveling a little easier.

#tbt: D.C. United vs. FC Dallas - When Last We Met (at RFK Stadium)... the DC attack broke free

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It was 2012, and a rebuilt United attack had yet to jell. But all that changed with four goals on the banks of the Anacostia.

Schedule and venues announced for “Road to Brazil” friendly matches

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Some of the world's biggest stars will be playing in a stadium near you this summer.

Soccer United Marketing, the commercial arm for Major League Soccer, announced on Friday the schedule and venues for the upcoming slate of friendlies in May/June called the "Road to Brazil.

An Open Letter to Those Who Wish to Refurbish RFK Stadium

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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.