Friday, July 16, 2010

DC United vs. Seattle Sounders

Hosting their first game at RFK since the beginning of June, DC United welcomed the Seattle Sounders on Thursday with a chance to turn their season around in time for a serious playoff push. Since their last home game, of course, a certain soccer tournament was held halfway across the world, one that ignited the once-every-four-years spike in interest in the game. Last night's match was certainly better-attended than the one I shot in May, although the level of enthusiasm is still miniscule compared to most other nations around the world.

Whether or not the US will continue to embrace football is anyone's guess; while the level of play in the MLS is well below that of the English Premier League or Serie A, it's still a decent product and one that should garner more attention now that Americans are beginning to realize just how beautiful the beautiful game can be.

As for United, they blew yet another one, allowing Seattle to score in the 89th minute to break a nil-nil draw and send the Sounders back to the Pacific Northwest with a W under their collective belt.

With that, some pictures! A few more can be found on Flickr, as per usual.