Monday, October 27, 2014

First in the East

On 18 October I took our son to his first Major League Soccer game, to see DC United lock up first place in the Eastern Conference with a 2-1 win over the Chicago Fire. Our seats were directly behind the District Ultras, one of the supporters' clubs which leads chants and makes the old stands at RFK Stadium bounce. DC United had a fan appreciation zone located behind the goal, so we left our seats for the standing area and field-level viewing. It was a nice evening for soccer in DC.
Photo by Patrick Jones. District Ultras celebrating a DC goal.
Photo by Patrick Jones. 18 Oct 2014, RFK Stadium.
Even with a recorded sell-out for the game, having the upper bowl empty doesn't help the atmosphere. The team tries to make the old stadium as presentable as possible, but DC United could really use a modern soccer-specific stadium.
Photo by Patrick Jones. Behind the goal. 18 Oct 2014.
The team has made a remarkable turn-around this season and we'll be cheering them on in the playoffs.

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