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BREAKING NEWS: United Game Postponed Again

D.C. United's makeup game against the Houston Dynamo tonight at RFK Stadium has been postponed. This is not a joke.

The reason is power outages throughout Southeast Washington, including RFK, according to club spokesman Doug Hicks. The match will be played Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.

The game was originally scheduled for June 4, but after the teams played 15 minutes, it was postponed because of severe thunderstorms. It was the first postponement of a United home game in its 13-season history.

Tickets stamped with June 4 or July 22 will be accepted at the stadium tomorrow.


By Steve Goff  |  July 22, 2008; 3:16 PM ET
Categories:  D.C. United  
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Comments

Go to hell, Fenty.

(I know, the power's out all through SE. But the sentiment is right.)

Posted by: Robert | July 22, 2008 3:23 PM | Report abuse

Wow. At least they're giving plenty of notice...

Posted by: DCUMD | July 22, 2008 3:23 PM | Report abuse

this game really is cursed! maybe the KC curse (thunderstorms, power/light outages, etc) has now been transferred to Houston.

Posted by: Glenn | July 22, 2008 3:25 PM | Report abuse

Begin the Fenty vitriol:

Posted by: Glaucon | July 22, 2008 3:26 PM | Report abuse

One way or another, this /is/ a joke.

Posted by: jeremy | July 22, 2008 3:27 PM | Report abuse

What caused the lights to go out at RFK during CD Guadalajara game? Did we ever get an answer?

Posted by: The_Whale | July 22, 2008 3:28 PM | Report abuse

I hope the Victor and Will are laying seige to City Hall

Posted by: Virginia Blue Blood | July 22, 2008 3:30 PM | Report abuse

So... can we get Comcast Sportsnet to come tomorrow?

Posted by: sitruc | July 22, 2008 3:32 PM | Report abuse

I had a feeling DC United wasn't going to win tonight.

Posted by: Delay | July 22, 2008 3:32 PM | Report abuse

this is good for me, as now i can make the game. i would have had to miss it tonight

Posted by: steve-o | July 22, 2008 3:32 PM | Report abuse

Move DC! ;)

:(

Posted by: entropy | July 22, 2008 3:33 PM | Report abuse

this sux now i cant go

Posted by: Diggs | July 22, 2008 3:34 PM | Report abuse

i hear the lights are on in greenbelt.

Posted by: just sayin' | July 22, 2008 3:35 PM | Report abuse

Looking like a 70% chance of severe thunderstorms around game time tomorrow...

Posted by: jeffresistor | July 22, 2008 3:35 PM | Report abuse

It's not just in SE DC, I'm in VA and my power was out all morning, although it's back now.

Maybe mother nature is trying to tell us something about this game.

Posted by: DrHJ | July 22, 2008 3:35 PM | Report abuse

That's insane.

On a brighter note, I can go to the game tomorrow, since I couldn't make it today. W00t!

Posted by: Mike | July 22, 2008 3:35 PM | Report abuse

For once I was not annoyed by getting a text message from DC United (I am a full season tix holder and don't need to be alerted to come to matches). The info on the postponement was v helpful to get.

Posted by: Sec. 131 | July 22, 2008 3:35 PM | Report abuse

by the way, there's a good chance of thunderstorms tomorrow....

Posted by: The_Whale | July 22, 2008 3:36 PM | Report abuse

We never lose power in Haymarket. And we have lots of space.

Just sayin'.

Posted by: Joe Doc | July 22, 2008 3:39 PM | Report abuse

Joe Doc,
I-66 would be 4 lanes to Haymarket before the stadium is completed, too. Just sayin'.

Posted by: Warrentonian | July 22, 2008 3:42 PM | Report abuse

i guess for every person that couldn't make it today but can tomorrow there's a sorry soul like me.. free today, out of town tomorrow :(

(though tomorrow's nasty forecast just may work in my favor...)

Posted by: J | July 22, 2008 3:42 PM | Report abuse

Poor Houston all-stars -- they are going to be exhausted for the "big game" Thursday night.

Posted by: RK | July 22, 2008 3:43 PM | Report abuse

That's a good point, Sitruc

Anyone on getting Comcast to cover the game now or what?

Posted by: Giannicolus Jones | July 22, 2008 3:43 PM | Report abuse

What was once the best birthday present is now the WORST birthday present!! my parents are in town for the game, leaving tomorrow morning!

Posted by: Bree | July 22, 2008 3:45 PM | Report abuse

Positive: Now I don't have to lie to my friend about missing her birthday dinner to make the game.

Negative: I have to go to a birthday dinner.

Posted by: KA | July 22, 2008 3:45 PM | Report abuse

Like someone said, at least they gave advance notice. I hope they contacted ticket holders by email instead of just a press release on DCU's website.

Nothing to be done about power outage. Unless generator to power critical equipment?

Posted by: Bart | July 22, 2008 3:46 PM | Report abuse

Hey, we'll just go down to Lot 8 and have a party anyway!

THUMP-THUMP-THUMP-THUMP-THA-THA-THA-THA-THA-THA-THA-THA!!!!!

OOOOOOOOOHHHHHH U-NI-TEEEEEEEED!
U-NI-TED! U-NI-TED! VA-MOS U-NI-TED!

Posted by: La Norte | July 22, 2008 3:46 PM | Report abuse

"We never lose power in Haymarket"

Hillbilly Haymarket? Is that in the eastern timezone?

Posted by: Big Bob | July 22, 2008 3:50 PM | Report abuse

Why is it we are having all these lightning/electrical problems when trying to play a team called the *Dynamo*?

Posted by: Ron | July 22, 2008 3:50 PM | Report abuse

Quote

Poor Houston all-stars -- they are going to be exhausted for the "big game" Thursday night.

Posted by: RK | July 22, 2008 3:43 PM
________________________________________

I was thinking the same thing, only I think it's worse than that for Houston.

In addition to the All-Stars Onstead and De Rosario, Clark is out due to his red card suspension for the original game, and both Ianni and Holden are already a couple days late for Olympic camp. Throw in Mulrooney's and Ching's injuries and another day in a hotel for the entire team and Dominic Kinnear must be having a fit about now.

Posted by: DCUInWheaton | July 22, 2008 3:51 PM | Report abuse

This is all a scam so Cal Ripken's consecutive game streak remains intact.

Posted by: conspiracy guy | July 22, 2008 3:52 PM | Report abuse

Pepco is a bunch of liars:

http://www.pepco.com/home/emergency/maps/zip/default.aspx


RFK's zip is 20003.

Posted by: basi | July 22, 2008 3:53 PM | Report abuse

Pepco claims that there are no outages in the 20003 zip code. Most outages are east of the river.

http://www.pepco.com/home/emergency/maps/zip/

I smell a rat. Asian betting syndicate anyone? ;-)

Or more likely, United are not confident that the sh*t hole they rent will be in proper working condition for the match tonight - and they fear more lighting delays.

Posted by: Kev | July 22, 2008 3:54 PM | Report abuse

"We never lose power in Haymarket"

Hillbilly Haymarket? Is that in the eastern timezone?

Posted by: Big Bob | July 22, 2008 3:50 PM

Our necks are red, our beer is cold and our gated golf course communities play pretty well.

Posted by: Joe Doc | July 22, 2008 3:54 PM | Report abuse

Get... a new... stadium

Posted by: TheCoreSpeaks | July 22, 2008 3:54 PM | Report abuse

If you all want a new stadium, move to Maryland. Get out of my town.

Posted by: A. Fenty | July 22, 2008 3:59 PM | Report abuse

I'd like to say I'm annoyed or angry about it (especially since I took vacation days for both games), but I'm actually more amused than anything.

Posted by: TPR | July 22, 2008 4:00 PM | Report abuse

Maybe Olsen can show them a night on the town...

Perhaps they should switch to a noon game time ;)

Posted by: RK | July 22, 2008 4:02 PM | Report abuse

Now wait a minute there Fenty!

Folks - Before you scurry off to Maryland - I've got some nice land in my ward available for a stadium in 2020 (or 2030 but who's counting?) reserved exclusively for a concert specific stadium that accomodates soccer games for a nice down payment - say to my retirement fund.

Posted by: M. Barry | July 22, 2008 4:03 PM | Report abuse

Not to be a Debbie Downer, but tomorrow's forecast calls for thunderstorms. Could be worse, we could have Hurricane Dolly busting towards us. Parton the pun.

Posted by: I-270, Exit 1 | July 22, 2008 4:03 PM | Report abuse

Why is it we are having all these lightning/electrical problems when trying to play a team called the *Dynamo*?

Posted by: Ron | July 22, 2008 3:50 PM

Because we aren't buying our stuff from AMIGO ENERGY!

Posted by: Virginia Blue Blood | July 22, 2008 4:03 PM | Report abuse

On the bright side, all the All-Stars will have to go up to Toronto so they can do the All-Star game.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 22, 2008 4:04 PM | Report abuse

Least POWERful city in the world?

Posted by: SpikeFC | July 22, 2008 4:06 PM | Report abuse

Why do you need power to play a soccer game?

Posted by: PEPCO - a PHI Company | July 22, 2008 4:06 PM | Report abuse

Outages throughout SE DC? Seriously? This is a problem directly linked to our old ass stadium. Gotta love city council election years mixed with the fallout of MLB owning that very council.

Check out the Pepco outages map...

http://www.pepco.com/home/emergency/maps/zip/

Posted by: Seriously? | July 22, 2008 4:12 PM | Report abuse

DUH DUH DUHDUH DUHDUH GREENBELT UNITED! DUH DUH DUHDUH DUHDUH GREENBELT UNITED!

Posted by: Poplar Pointless | July 22, 2008 4:12 PM | Report abuse

Let's just play the game Thursday night. De Rosario and Onstad won't be able to play, but I bet their replacements for Houston are still better than Dyachenko and Wells.

Posted by: DCUMD | July 22, 2008 4:13 PM | Report abuse

So do people think Houston's all stars will still be in town tomorrow night or will they already be in Toronto?

Posted by: Anonymous | July 22, 2008 4:13 PM | Report abuse

I hope people don't end up paying for parking 3 times...

Posted by: RK | July 22, 2008 4:15 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Virginia Blue Blood | July 22, 2008 4:19 PM | Report abuse

Comcast as zero excuse to not show this game now... as they routinely show the mid week wednesday night games...

Posted by: Josh | July 22, 2008 4:21 PM | Report abuse

Now I can see Mark Knopfler tonight AND the match tomorrow. No, I did not unplug RFK.

Posted by: Karen | July 22, 2008 4:21 PM | Report abuse

"let them play!"
"let them play!"

Posted by: Atl | July 22, 2008 4:22 PM | Report abuse

There is no truth RFK Stadium is powered off jumper cables hooked to a 1967 Volkswagon Beetle.

Hope the Dynamo enjoy another day of walking through a local mall.

Posted by: AM | July 22, 2008 4:23 PM | Report abuse

OT: I missed this...Jay Needham is playing with Alta in Norway...

Posted by: RK | July 22, 2008 4:25 PM | Report abuse

at least my tickets have an extra day to dry

Posted by: Atl | July 22, 2008 4:29 PM | Report abuse

Now I can see Mark Knopfler tonight AND the match tomorrow. No, I did not unplug RFK.

Posted by: Karen | July 22, 2008 4:21 PM

Funny, but I believe Goff is going to see Knopfler do his magic tonight, too.

Goff and Karen, where were you today at, say, 2 pm?

Or, perhaps Knopfler's amps blew out the city's power grid?

Posted by: Joe Doc | July 22, 2008 4:30 PM | Report abuse

Wow!
What would I do without Soccer Insider!
Thanks STeve!
I head out to the to grab some vittles for the pre game shenanigans and booyaaaaaaaaa!
Cancelled game...
So back to the drawing board with who I'm gonna take.
The funny thing is that when the original game was cancelled we were wiithout power out here in Arlington and had to go to the mall to attempt to watch the game...

Posted by: Dadryan | July 22, 2008 4:32 PM | Report abuse

anyone know if DC does any sort of ticket refunding or changin them to a different game? assume not, but thought i'd ask.

Posted by: anonymous | July 22, 2008 4:32 PM | Report abuse

Comcast as zero excuse to not show this game now... as they routinely show the mid week wednesday night games...

Posted by: Josh | July 22, 2008 4:21 PM
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Not necessarily. World Team Tennis coverage is on the CSN schedule for tomorrow night, just like tonight. Presumably, this was all finalized long before anyone had any idea that there might be a soccer game at RFK tonight, let alone tomorrow night. As I mentioned in a previous thread, perhaps CSN can be persuaded to tape the game, and then find some slot on its schedule for a delayed broadcast, perhaps bumping an infomercial or two.

Posted by: tri-village | July 22, 2008 4:35 PM | Report abuse

WTOP has a reference to the "Houston Alamos:"

http://www.wtopnews.com/?nid=528&sid=1444921

Posted by: tri-village | July 22, 2008 4:42 PM | Report abuse

drove by lot8 to let folks know no match, all lights on everywhere BUT RFK

THANKS DCESC for paying your bill!

Posted by: captain | July 22, 2008 4:42 PM | Report abuse

Bad idea to cancel for tonight in favor of tomorrow. It's gonna pour tomorrow. I propose moving it to Thursday, allowing ESPN the opportunity to show an MLS doubleheader.

Posted by: Fisch Fry | July 22, 2008 4:43 PM | Report abuse

Maybe Mark Knopfler could stop by RFK at halftime tomorrow night and play a few songs. Or maybe a full concert after the game, weather permitting. I say this as someone who decided not to buy a ticket for the Knopfler concert, due to the conflict with the rescheduled game.

Posted by: It Never Rains | July 22, 2008 4:45 PM | Report abuse

HEY GOFF!

Do you know when tickets go on sale for the US World Cup Qualifier at RFK in October?

Thanks

Posted by: Ameobi | July 22, 2008 4:45 PM | Report abuse

WTOP has a reference to the "Houston Alamos:"

http://www.wtopnews.com/?nid=528&sid=1444921

Posted by: tri-village | July 22, 2008 4:42 PM

Wow. Someone must have asked the intern at TOP what he/she thinks the nickname is.

Posted by: Kev | July 22, 2008 4:48 PM | Report abuse

When did WMATA take over RFK?

Posted by: LD | July 22, 2008 4:49 PM | Report abuse

what does a pepco power outage have to do with the dc government?! Nadda! Curse pepco's CEO, not fenty or the dc government.

Posted by: mizage | July 22, 2008 4:51 PM | Report abuse

Wow...Alamos...that was just random. At least the writer didn't say the "DC Homeless Houston Alamos game"...

Posted by: RK | July 22, 2008 4:51 PM | Report abuse

what does a pepco power outage have to do with the dc government?! Nadda! Curse pepco's CEO, not fenty or the dc government.

Posted by: mizage | July 22, 2008 4:51 PM

ERRRRNT! Try again. There are barely any outages in the area. RFK is the only dump without power in 20003. The stadium is run by the District Sports and Entertainment Commission, which is overseen by the District Government. DC United pay rent to the city for use of the stadium. This is an RFK problem, hence it's the city's problem.

Greenbelt now

Posted by: Kev | July 22, 2008 4:55 PM | Report abuse

There's no basement in the Alamo!

Posted by: Tour Guide in Pee Wee's Big Adventure | July 22, 2008 4:56 PM | Report abuse

I'm pretty sure that this one can't be blamed on George Bush.....although I'm sure the speaker will give it her best shot.

Posted by: Matt Y | July 22, 2008 4:56 PM | Report abuse

RFK should comp everyone a free beer tomorrow night for these shenanigans

Posted by: ef | July 22, 2008 4:57 PM | Report abuse

There is no truth RFK Stadium is powered off jumper cables hooked to a 1967 Volkswagon Beetle.

Posted by: AM | July 22, 2008 4:23 PM

Is that what the people want?

Anyway, this seems really embarrassing, especially coming after the lights went out in the Guadalajara game. Wonder if the problem is in the stadium itself or in the overall grid in the city...

oh well, personally tomorrow will work much better for me to actually attend than today would have.

Posted by: Rob | July 22, 2008 4:57 PM | Report abuse

Of course, the Alamo isn't even associated with Houston, any more than the Liberty Bell is associated with Baltimore.

Posted by: tri-village | July 22, 2008 5:04 PM | Report abuse

What is the Champions Club and where in RFK is it located?
I hear they have free food in there, no?
I inherited some tickets from my brother in law for this cursed match and would like to take full advantage of any free food, etc...
Thanks!

Posted by: Dadryan | July 22, 2008 5:06 PM | Report abuse

No wonder we lost the Battle of the Alamo. We sent reinforcements to Houston.

Posted by: I-270, Exit 1 | July 22, 2008 5:10 PM | Report abuse

RFK should comp everyone a free beer tomorrow night for these shenanigans

Posted by: ef | July 22, 2008 4:57 PM
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Notwithstanding rumors to the contrary and the fact that this person has my real initials, this was not posted by me. Nevertheless, I think this would be really good public relations. If it's legal, I think that DCU ought to get behind this idea. Pass out coupons at the entrance to overage spectators.

Posted by: Fisch Fry | July 22, 2008 5:13 PM | Report abuse

Wow. Someone must have asked the intern at TOP what he/she thinks the nickname is.

Posted by: Kev | July 22, 2008 4:48 PM

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If that's the case, that's one stupid intern (Alamo being in San Antonio after all).

Posted by: DE | July 22, 2008 5:13 PM | Report abuse

Now, the pigman will be able to attend.

Posted by: pigman sweet | July 22, 2008 5:15 PM | Report abuse

The Champions Club is on the 300 level behind the South goal. There is free food (and it's pretty good too), but only for certain ticket holders. You have to show your ticket to gain entry. Field level seat holders and I think mezzanine box holders get access. And there are some particular groups that get in too like people associated with the night's partner/sponsor.

Posted by: Glenn | July 22, 2008 5:15 PM | Report abuse

Off topic (but what the hell). Italian authorities prevented the buyout of Lazio with laundered Mafia money. They are currently seeking Giorgio Chignalia, who fled the country two years ago, after charges of extortion and insider trading were filed. Chignalia was last seen in 2006 in Bristol, CT and his known associates are Eric Wynalda, Rob Stone, and Julie Foudy (OK, the last sentence is not in the wire report).

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2008/soccer/07/22/bc.eu.soc.lazio.mafia.ap/index.html?cnn=yes

Posted by: I-270, Exit 1 | July 22, 2008 5:20 PM | Report abuse

If they cancel it again, can we win by default?

Posted by: bob | July 22, 2008 5:23 PM | Report abuse

Glad I checked your blog for updates before heading out to RFK.

Posted by: m | July 22, 2008 5:28 PM | Report abuse

What is the Champions Club and where in RFK is it located?
I hear they have free food in there, no?
I inherited some tickets from my brother in law for this cursed match and would like to take full advantage of any free food, etc...
Thanks!

____________________________________


Dadryan,
It is located above the south goal (where DC warms up pregame). You get to it from the main concourse. My seats are just above it on the mezzanine level. I think they are the best seats in the stadium. You see the game from quite a different perspective. You can see the plays develop and quite a bit of excitement right under your nose.

The Champion's Club isn't set up very well, though. Only good seats are barstools at a high counter overlooking the field. The rest of the area is regular tables. You have to watch the game on TV from the tables.

Posted by: MezzSouthGol | July 22, 2008 5:32 PM | Report abuse

DC needs to move to a city that can actually build a SSS. Now.

Posted by: johnny | July 22, 2008 6:01 PM | Report abuse

This is all a scam so Cal Ripken's consecutive game streak remains intact.

Posted by: conspiracy guy | July 22, 2008 3:52 PM
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that is funny, because that cal thing was totally fabricated. he was drunk cause he caught his wife cheating, she was paying him back cause he cheated on her. funny how it never came to light since cal was a golden boy.

Posted by: steve-o | July 22, 2008 6:07 PM | Report abuse

if anyone needs tickets to the game tomorrow, check out a listing on Craigslist (subj:2/4 United / Dynamo...).

Posted by: the other RK | July 22, 2008 6:14 PM | Report abuse

LOL on Ripken.

The United need to be careful. Their fans might start going to Nats games.

HAHAHAHAHAHAH! I kill me.

Posted by: J-Red | July 22, 2008 6:15 PM | Report abuse

Hou will still have Onstad and DeRo tomorrow night, also will still have Holden and Ianni, they've delayed their departure to the US Olympic camp another day.

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/soc/5901526.html

Posted by: zolafan | July 22, 2008 6:16 PM | Report abuse

They changed the Alamos reference to the Dynamos...at least they aren't calling us "the United"

Posted by: Skyler | July 22, 2008 6:19 PM | Report abuse

addidas.com/mls

Jaime was just on TV, I saw DC United today, take that power people!!!

Posted by: Atl | July 22, 2008 6:23 PM | Report abuse

@zolafan

Thanks for the info and the link about the Houston lineup.

Posted by: DCUInWheaton | July 22, 2008 6:23 PM | Report abuse

hilarious, they turned the lights out on jaime too....

www.adidas.com/mls

Posted by: Atl | July 22, 2008 6:25 PM | Report abuse

what is this dc united song they are playing, the galaxy is just as bad, "chivas, explosivas!" "proud of being mexican" "directa de guadalajara" this song is jammin!! "USA Ahora!!!"

houston "houston dynamo, who? houston dynamo, who?" this song is terrible too

"TFC! TFC!" "down by the lake shore, the red team is gonna score" this song is terrible too......"C is for the club we really love", lame

Posted by: Atl | July 22, 2008 6:37 PM | Report abuse

Hey Glenn and MezzSouthGol thanks for the info.
I have tickets in the Mezz for this match and a ticket for the Club...
I assume the Club opens before kick off? Good heads up on the seating in there, sounds like my actual seats will be a spot.
I''ve sat in the South Goal Mezz before and do agree that it provides a nice perspective for watching the game.
I don't mind getting wet but you can't really beat the Mezz when it's downpouring eh?
Cheers fellas
Catch ya tomorrow night!

Posted by: Dadryan | July 22, 2008 6:41 PM | Report abuse

These posts are funny, but the disruption is pathetic. The partial power outage during the Chivas game was embarrassing. I bet it doesn't happen to them in Guadalajara. NEW STADIUM PLEASE!

Posted by: nm | July 22, 2008 6:46 PM | Report abuse

yes, I believe the Club opens at the same time the stadium does. I always stop by to grab a bite to eat and a drink before I head down to my seat.

Posted by: Glenn | July 22, 2008 6:53 PM | Report abuse

Someone needs to tell Fenty that it's the Nationals and their owners the Lerners that haven't been paying rent . . . . . . . .. . . . not DC United at RFK . . .

Posted by: delantero | July 22, 2008 6:56 PM | Report abuse

this is embarrassing. it should be an embarrassment to the dc city council but i cant imagine they give a damn.

Posted by: der | July 22, 2008 7:01 PM | Report abuse

Blame it on ENRON!

Posted by: delantero | July 22, 2008 7:01 PM | Report abuse

I just made a quick trip to VA via Metro, returning by vehicle. To Metro's credit, a message announcing the cancellation of the game was being displayed inside the Gallery Place station at 5:30 p.m. On the return trip, traffic on the inbound 14th Street Bridge was unusually heavy at 6:45 p.m. I hope those weren't people headed to Estadio RFK.

Posted by: tri-village | July 22, 2008 7:14 PM | Report abuse

The Weather Channel site shows no thunderstorm activity within about 100 miles of the District at this, what would have been kickoff time. We should be so lucky 24 hours from now.

Posted by: tri-village | July 22, 2008 7:24 PM | Report abuse

Hope to make it in to the Club for the same if I can get my butt down to the stadium in time. I'll otherwise be pounding a twelve pack in the parking lot.
I'm the tall potbellied dude with the black leather Nationals hat...
Peas

Posted by: Dadryan | July 22, 2008 7:27 PM | Report abuse

Does anyone know how much DC United pays to use RFK?

Whatever it is, assuming its over $1/game, they are getting ripped off.

They don't get concessions
They don't get parking revenue
They don't get working ATM's
They don't get enough vendors
They don't get any repairs to any of the facility
Now they don't get electricity

So what exactly do they get from playing at RFK? Ticket sales?

Forget the new stadium lets concentrate on getting what we deserve to get from our current contract with DC.

The new stadium will cost DC what $120 million? DC United sue the crap out of the city for breach of contract for the full value of the lease at RFK...I'm guessing that will be at least $100 million. Use that money to build the new stadium at Poplar Point.

Posted by: Thanks Fenty | July 22, 2008 7:32 PM | Report abuse

Good, this means we have one extra day to replace worthless Zack Wells.

Posted by: Anonymous | July 22, 2008 7:39 PM | Report abuse

It's the revolution against soccer games with all these anti soccer junkies from Fenty, his garbage counsel members, their ill minded supporters to anti soccer pepco idiots who deliveretely distroys the lighting. Move out of junk city now. They don't deserve you United.

Posted by: hey | July 22, 2008 7:41 PM | Report abuse

Washington DC the capital of the most powerful nation on earth, and they cannot play a soccer game!?!

No different from a 3rd world country...

Posted by: Anonymous | July 22, 2008 7:59 PM | Report abuse

Toronto and Montreal are all tied up at 1-1, at the start of the second half. You can watch at:

http://www.cbc.ca/sports/

Posted by: tri-village | July 22, 2008 8:15 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Anonymous | July 22, 2008 8:45 PM | Report abuse

Goff, have you heard who won the Bruno Guarda lottery today?

Posted by: Jason | July 22, 2008 9:00 PM | Report abuse

Why did a tie put montreal through?

Posted by: Anonymous | July 22, 2008 9:02 PM | Report abuse

Why did a tie put montreal through?
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008_Canadian_Championship#Standings

Posted by: tri-village | July 22, 2008 9:07 PM | Report abuse

Later days, TFC... way to lose to a team with David Testo starting.

I wish we could get CBC down here. Their soccer coverage is down right responsible. That's got to be on some expensive package from DirecTV...

Posted by: AM | July 22, 2008 9:10 PM | Report abuse

Re: Of course, the Alamo isn't even associated with Houston, any more than the Liberty Bell is associated with Baltimore.

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What??? The Alamo is NOT in Houston? Are you also going to tell me that the Germans DIDN'T bomb Pearl Harbor? Or that George Washington didn't chop down a cherry tree to start the War of 1812? Stop messing with my mind!!!

And... Vamos United!

Posted by: Mixter | July 22, 2008 9:14 PM | Report abuse

What? Rain has been good to us. We will destroy the Dynamo . . .

>>>>>>>>>

The Weather Channel site shows no thunderstorm activity within about 100 miles of the District at this, what would have been kickoff time. We should be so lucky 24 hours from now.

Posted by: tri-village | July 22, 2008 7:24 PM

Posted by: bring it | July 22, 2008 9:25 PM | Report abuse

Just got back from the non-game. Very unhappy. Cannot go tomorrow because of prior plans. Which I wouldn't have made had the game been scheduled then in the first place.

Oh well. 2 1/2 hours and a 1/4 tank of gas for nothing.

Posted by: Mountainia | July 22, 2008 9:25 PM | Report abuse

Not a bad song,

but The song should be by FUGAZI

""DC has the best song http://www.adidas.com/us/campaigns/mls/content/default.asp

Posted by: | July 22, 2008 8:45 PM ""

Posted by: delantero | July 22, 2008 9:26 PM | Report abuse

Steve:

How about you do an investigation into why there wasn't a game tonight? I suspect there's a story there either way -- either PEPCO is bunglng its job as power provider in a post deregulation world (entirely plausible) or the Sports and Entertainment Commission masked the inadequacy of their maintenance or RFK, and their ineptitude, by claiming a power outage in "southeast" when it was really just RFK.

Posted by: Jimbo | July 22, 2008 9:26 PM | Report abuse

One Hundred and Sixteenth!

Posted by: Curious | July 22, 2008 9:27 PM | Report abuse

Make that 120. I should up date the page more often.

Posted by: Curious | July 22, 2008 9:29 PM | Report abuse

Dudes no offense but the canned Adidas "bad brains" song is not very good. Does HR have anything to do with it? Who's doing the corny rap?
Seriously can DC ever get over themselves and Fugazi/minor threat?
No offense but that's more irritating than people crying for Christian Gomez to come back.
Please DC, someone out there start a band worth talking about again so we don't have to hear it anymore. A Gallardo of a band if you will.
I love Bad Brains and MT as much as the next guy but geez.

Posted by: Dadryan | July 22, 2008 9:47 PM | Report abuse

Just got home (C'ville). There's another six hours of my life I'll never get back, plus about ten from the last time the game was scheduled. I was gonna feel sorry for myself, but I rode the metro back to Vienna with a lady and her two sons who'd traveled up from Raleigh NC. Ouch.

asitis

Posted by: asitis | July 22, 2008 9:51 PM | Report abuse

My wife and I got warned off at the Vienna Metro. This game is cursed and should be cancelled and both teams given a point.

Posted by: owendylan | July 22, 2008 9:56 PM | Report abuse

really no offense... Bad Brains latest offering is pretty ok, and I've had my Fugazi loving days, I'm just surprised this is the first I've seen these theme songs mentioned on here when they've been out as far back as last season I think.
I was wondering if anyone out there had headed to the game without the postponment news...Guess so..
Bummer
It sucks for those who can't go tomorrow but it sounds like some folks get to make it now that the day has changed so good for them.
Here's to the game actually happening tomorrow.

Posted by: Dadryan | July 22, 2008 10:10 PM | Report abuse

Asitis,

An unfortunate day, I would say. However, I rode the metro (then the metrobus since the metro was broken down in falls church) before the first Houston match with a gentleman who comes up once a year from Florida to go to a United match.

Posted by: Glaucon | July 22, 2008 10:35 PM | Report abuse

Just a little while ago on Fox5 News they said that there was a power outage at the Benning Rd. substation that happened at 2am this morning that is causing the power outage at RFK. They "hope" to have it fixed by 3am tomorrow. I guess we'll see.

Posted by: HarkesyRules | July 22, 2008 10:41 PM | Report abuse

Glaucon,
Yeah, I'm over myself. The folks from NC gave me some perspective. They were trying to figure out if they could stay another day.

Me? I'll be back tomorrow. This will become a "legend" like the frozen game vs Harbour View at the Plex in "05.

asitis

Posted by: asitis | July 22, 2008 11:37 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: HarkesyRules | July 22, 2008 11:44 PM | Report abuse

I had driven 75 of the 190 miles it takes me to get to RKF when I found out. NOT COOL.

Posted by: FUMBLE | July 22, 2008 11:57 PM | Report abuse

maybe if we work at it, we can get fenty charged with the kennedy assassination...

(a few good men, anyone?)

Posted by: who knows... | July 23, 2008 12:01 AM | Report abuse

This is unacceptable. RFK, Will Chang and the front office needs to make this up to their fans.

Posted by: GOFF_DO_Something | July 23, 2008 12:14 AM | Report abuse

RFK SUCKS DIC. FCIK, FCUK, and FCUk FENTY and the city of DC

Posted by: FCUK_RFK | July 23, 2008 12:15 AM | Report abuse

3rd time with a problem. I and a lot of fans I've spoked to, are NOT HAPPY. This is fckuing bs.

Let all fans in for free or i've lost some respect for DC front office.

Posted by: dissapointed barra fan | July 23, 2008 12:19 AM | Report abuse

I should let all DC die hard fans in for free, including parking, but I don't have the balls.

Posted by: Will_Chang | July 23, 2008 12:20 AM | Report abuse

Woooaah I didn't know Debt was a soccer insider...

Posted by: Lord Batu | July 23, 2008 12:23 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: sitruc | July 23, 2008 8:21 AM | Report abuse

Just a little while ago on Fox5 News they said that there was a power outage at the Benning Rd. substation that happened at 2am this morning that is causing the power outage at RFK. They "hope" to have it fixed by 3am tomorrow. I guess we'll see.

Posted by: HarkesyRules | July 22, 2008 10:41 PM
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Were other homes and businesses in the vicinity affected? Other people posting here were pointing out that Pepco's maps made it look as if they were not.

Posted by: tri-village | July 23, 2008 8:23 AM | Report abuse

Were other homes and businesses in the vicinity affected? Other people posting here were pointing out that Pepco's maps made it look as if they were not.

Posted by: tri-village | July 23, 2008 8:23 AM
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Yes, apparently there was a housing project that was also without power throughout yesterday. Collateral damage, I'm sure.

Posted by: HarkesyRules | July 23, 2008 9:16 AM | Report abuse

it was pepco who could not supply the power..why do all you muppets think it's a dc government/rfk problem..get a brain.

Posted by: mizage | July 23, 2008 10:00 AM | Report abuse

it was pepco who could not supply the power..why do all you muppets think it's a dc government/rfk problem..get a brain.

Posted by: mizage | July 23, 2008 10:00 AM
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They are all united against DC United and its fans.

Posted by: what | July 23, 2008 11:10 AM | Report abuse

I should let all DC die hard fans in for free, including parking, but I don't have the balls.

Posted by: Will_Chang | July 23, 2008 12:20 AM

Or the hair.

Posted by: GoUnited | July 23, 2008 3:19 PM | Report abuse

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