RFK Stadium – Come on DC, you can do better.
I get it, America. Soccer just isn’t our sport. Someday, we say. If only the games were more exciting with more goals, we say.
That’s fine. But…
That someday has come. That exciting game is this Saturday.
Your DC United squad is playing for their MLS Cup playoff lives.
They are down 2-0 to the New York Red Bulls in their two-game aggregate playoff series.
They need to win 2-0, to force a tie and overtime. Or 3-0 to win the series outright.
DC United must score a lot of goals. Exciting for everyone.
Soccer attendance will always take a back seat to other professional sports, but if your team is the 3rd best team in Major League Soccer and making a run on its 5th championship (which would be a record), then you better take notice.
Saturday is the day. Tickets are available. Show your support.
MLS Cup Eastern Conference Semifinals: New York Red Bulls @ DC United
Saturday, November 8
(Photo courtesy of Matthew Hurst)
To honor our veterans this coming Tuesday (11/11/14), HBO, Starbucks and Chase have teamed together to present a free concert on the National Mall.
The lineup of The Concert for Valor looks impressive. The Black Keys, Bruce Springsteen, Dave Grohl, Carrie Underwood, Metallica, just to name a few.
There will also be appearances by Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg, Meryl Streep and more.
Admission if FREE and it starts at 7pm. The Mall will no doubt be packed and crazy. You might want to get there early. Plan ahead.
Hopefully DC has learned a thing or two about organizing big events on The Mall, especially after 2010’s Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear brought in far more people than expected.
The Concert for Valor
The National Mall
Tuesday, Nov. 11
Starts @7pm; The Mall opens to all @10am
If you are like me, you like to drink beer.
If you like to drink beer, why not sample as much as possible in one go?
DC has had its fair share of beer festivals in the past few years. From Savor to Snalleygaster to the almost weekly fests during Summer and Fall, DC is always ready to sample.
So get ready for November.
For my money, I want to hoist many 2 ounce pours at the DC Craft Beerfest on November 22nd.
The others may hold promise. Sample away!