Don’t Miss: DC United Playoff Game @ RFK Stadium, 10/28/15

DC-United-2015Playoffs? Yes, the playoffs!

DC United had an up and down year. They were riding high as the #1 team for much of the first half of the season, only to fall back to Earth for the second half.

They finished with 51 points (15-6-13), good enough for the #4 Seed.

We won’t know exactly which team will show up on Wednesday, October 28th, as they begin their playoff run against the New England Revolution.

This is a one and done, so the losing team starts vacation immediately!

Thankfully, it is a home game, where the Screaming Eagles, La Barra Brava and other supporter clubs can cheer them on to victory. Let’s do this!

Tickets are still available here.

 

MLS Cup Eastern Conference Knockout Round: New England Revolution @ DC United
RFK Stadium
Wednesday, October 28
7:00pm
$25-60

Don’t Miss: Foo Fighters 20th Anniversary Blowout @ RFK Stadium, 7/4/15

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Dave Grohl (center) and the Foo Fighters, before “breaking a leg” (Photo by Hayley Madden)

Dave Grohl may have taken well-wishers’ call to “break a leg” a bit too literally! On June 12 at Ullevi Stadium in Gothenburg, Sweden, Dave took a tumble — and did just that.

During the second song of a Foo Fighters’ set, Dave fell off the stage. After being temporarily patched up, he completed the show in Sweden, but Camp Foo has seen a flurry of cancellations since then.

However, all major indicators suggest that all systems are go for the Foo Fighters 20th Anniversary Blowout at RFK Stadium, slated for Saturday, July 4.

On the advice of doctors, Dave was forced to cancel shows across Europe on June 14, 16, 19, 20, 23, 25 and 26. (The date of June 26 was for no less than the Glastonbury Festival 2015.)

In a humorous, high-spirited note to fans, Dave apologized for the cancellations on his website.

“So… here I am, recovering with 6 metal screws in my leg, thinking about a lifetime of holding up TSA lines from here to Kalamazoo… damn,” Dave wrote.

“Here’s the not so witty bit… My doctors have advised me to lay low for a while. The most important thing now is for me to recover from the surgery, to keep my leg elevated so as to keep swelling down and prevent any infection/complication that could do long term damage. I’m not out of the woods yet, folks…,” he added.

Despite the European cancellations, the 20th anniversary celebration remains on track. The show features acts that participated in the Foo Fighters HBO documentary series Sonic Highways, as well as a motorcycle rally, BBQ, fireworks and more. Guests include Buddy Guy, Gary Clark Jr., Heart, Joan Jett, LL Cool J feat. DJ Z-Trip, Trouble Funk, and Trombone Shorty.

Tickets for the festival are available online through Ticketmaster.

The party at RFK Stadium starts at 2pm on July 4, but you can start the party earlier with Dave at DC Brau (3178-B Bladensburg Rd. NE, DC) for the motorcycle rally at 9am.

At DC Brau, you can fill upon a breakfast of Chef Geoff’s Breakfast Burritos and Vigilante Coffee and catch some live music. Rally participants get VIP motorcycle parking at RFK as well as a special T-shirt. A portion of the proceeds benefit the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children as well as We Are Family D.C.

You can buy tickets for Dave and Elliot’s 4th of July Rally and Ride to RFK separately, or you can buy them together with the Foo Fighters 20th Anniversary Blowout. You must ride a motorcycle to participate in the rally.

Woo! Well, there you have it. That’s what we know so far. So don’t miss a step, blow out an ankle or take a bad dive, go see the Foo Fighters (safely) instead!

Dave & Elliot’s 4th of July Rally & Ride to RFK
DC Brau
Saturday, July 4
9am
$50-$128
18+

Foo Fighters 20th Anniversary Blowout!
with Buddy Guy, Gary Clark Jr., Heart, Joan Jett, LL Cool J feat. DJ Z-Trip, Trouble Funk, and Trombone Shorty
RFK Stadium
Saturday, July 4
2pm
$78
All ages

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Don’t Miss: DC United’s Season Opener @ RFK Stadium, 3/7/15

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Time for a new ball and a new season

The beauty of the beautiful game (soccer, as if you didn’t know), is no matter the conditions, you can still play.

Snow, sleet, rain and mud, freezing cold, even sun, it is all good when it comes to kicking the ball around the pitch. As a kid, I played in all these conditions. Snow is the most fun, because it makes the game even harder.

So don’t let DC’s winter get you down, you can catch DC United’s season opener against the Montreal Impact this Saturday, March 7, at 3pm at RFK Stadium.

The weather should even be nice (comparatively), up to the mid-forties. Wear your scarves.

DC United enters the 2015 campaign with something to prove. They excelled in 2014 during the regular season, finishing with the third most points (59), but then fizzled badly versus the New York Red Bulls in the playoffs. Brutal.

Major League Soccer made a few changes for this season, expanding the league to 20 teams. Most notably they contracted Chivas USA (gone!) and added two new teams, Orlando City FC and New York City FC.

Get your tickets and get on the United bandwagon now.

 

DC United MLS Season Opener vs. Montreal Impact
RFK Stadium
March 7, 2015
3pm
$35 and up