D.C. United Plays In U.S. Open Cup Final Tonight

open cup celebrationA Washington D.C. team might walk away with a championship tonight, and I’m not talking about The Nationals.

I’m talking about perhaps one of the more successful teams in DC (besides The Caps), D.C. United.

In one of the rare times I pay attention to blog advertisement, I noticed that while the MLS franchise might not make the cut for MLS post-season play; tonight they are in the finals of the country-wide Pro-Am soccer competition. D.C. United is the current title holder and is seeking to defend their title, with two already under their belt, against the Seattle Sounders (who aren’t totally happy the game will be in DC.) The champion of the U.S. Open Cup goes on to represent the U.S. in the CONCACAF Champions League.

In celebration of the championship game, RFK Stadium will be selling tickets at the same cost as when they won their first Open Cup in 1996. That means tickets are going to start at $12 ($10 for college students) and with $2 beers and hot dogs, the game sounds like a great deal for a cool September night.

The game starts at 7:30 P.M. at RFK Stadium, on TV it will be aired on Fox Soccer Channel.

To end this post I need to quote the post I read which pretty much sums it up:

“D.C. United. We win trophies. Join us for the next one.”

4 Comments so far

  1. UnitedFan419 (unregistered) on September 2nd, 2009 @ 10:02 am

    Just a quick correction: if the season ended today, United would just miss the playoffs, but there are still several games remaining.

  2. T (unregistered) on September 2nd, 2009 @ 11:45 am

    As UnitedFan said, that link is a glimpse if the season were to end now. The club is still in contention for a playoff spot. I’d also like to point out the Capitals haven’t won jack in their 41 year history. I guess one trip to the Stanley Cup finals means success (en route to getting swept).

    Regardless, tonight is a season defining game and everyone should come if they have the time. What else are you doing on a Wednesday night?

  3. Patrick (dmbosstone) on September 2nd, 2009 @ 3:14 pm

    Hey thanks for the clarification- I’ll be sure to change the wording!

  4. Jeff (unregistered) on September 3rd, 2009 @ 12:22 pm

    Good Luck to DC United.

    And for those frequent stadium goers, take your cup holder with you and keep your beer or soda off the ground.

    Wife found one on eBay, but they’re also on Amazon (I think a bit more expensive though).

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