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Saturday Kickaround

*My United-Freedom preview.

*The RFK weather outlook from the Capital Weather Gang.

*Local USL2 clubs in action tonight: Real Maryland (4-4-0) vs. Richmond Kickers (3-1-4) at Richard Montgomery High School in Rockville at 6 p.m. and Crystal Palace Baltimore (3-5-3) vs. Wilmington Hammerheads (4-2-2) at UMBC Stadium in Catonsville at 7.

*MLS schedule:
Chicago at DCU, 7:30 (Comcast SportsNet, D.C.)
New York at Toronto, 8
Houston at Dallas, 8:30 (FSC)
New England at Kansas City, 8:30
RSL at Los Angeles, 10:30
San Jose at Seattle, 10:30
Chivas USA at Columbus, tomorrow at 3 (Telefutura)
*WPS schedule:
Chicago at Washington (RFK), 4:30
Los Angeles at Sky Blue, 7
St. Louis at Boston, 6 (FSC)

*RSL is flying high as part of a business deal with JetBlue (slide show courtesy of Rogue Cavaliers blog):

Find more photos like this on Rogue Cavaliers

By Steve Goff  |  June 13, 2009; 11:51 AM ET
Categories:  D.C. United , Freedom , MLS , USL , Women  
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MLSnet is listing TeleFutura coverage for the Toronto game at 8pm. My TiVo schedule doesn't reflect that, but that doesn't mean anything.

Posted by: manmark11 | June 13, 2009 12:55 PM | Report abuse

Anyone know how bad the orange line is, with the incident at Potomac Ave?

Posted by: fallschurch1 | June 13, 2009 1:15 PM | Report abuse

Its amazing that RSL has all this (stadium, airline sponsor, etc) and we can't even get a stadium.

Posted by: jsm3 | June 13, 2009 1:35 PM | Report abuse

This game is huge tonight! After this it's off to away games at Seattle and Colorado.

We need to start this week off well with a total game.

Posted by: delantero | June 13, 2009 2:09 PM | Report abuse

^--stuff about the orange line incident, shouldn't be a problem, leave a few minutes early

Posted by: DCSharksFC | June 13, 2009 2:15 PM | Report abuse

All of the emergency equipment seems to be gone from the station.

Posted by: mbetka23 | June 13, 2009 2:19 PM | Report abuse


I fully agree. Tonight's a big one. Even with our improved road play and ability to grind out results, 6 of 7 is going to be tough. There are some particularly tough road games in there, too: Houston, Seattle, Colorado (we always struggle there). Seattle and Toronto are on turf. Time to grab the points while we can.

Chicago's going to be tough tonight. They've lost 2 straight, and were pretty unfortunate to lose their last one to Houston (1-0 in a game they dominated, despite playing without Blanco and against MLS's hottest team). However, I have some confidence that it will just be a matter of finishing our chances. The Fire will have a makeshift back four, so we should create plenty; it's just a matter of putting them away rather than finding ourselves with a 0 on the board after an hour has gone by. Scoring first and early tonight will be more important than usual.

Posted by: Chest_Rockwell | June 13, 2009 4:13 PM | Report abuse

How long has it been since soccer balls have had the pentagonal panels? And yet every depiction of a soccer ball looks about twenty years old.

Posted by: bdwooton | June 13, 2009 5:33 PM | Report abuse

I say DC United team up with United Airline. It makes sense right? In a wild dream.

Posted by: DCUnitedFootball | June 13, 2009 10:46 PM | Report abuse

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