We've got our 27,000-seat soccer mecca out here in L.A., and now the nation's capital will have its own 27,000-seater as well.
It looks as if D.C. United will finally get the soccer-specific stadium it so desperately needs. Makes sense too, to have one of the league's best franchises in its own stadium. I mean, how the Rapids have a nice place but D.C. has to play in a fossil of a stadium is strange.
I've never been to RFK Stadium, and while it looks decent in some parts watching it from television, I don't think it will be missed. I heard the press box there smells like cheeseburgers and french fries, since it's situated above some concession stands, or something to the effect.
I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that when the stadium is built - and I'm not sure there is a timeline yet - that the MLS Cup will be played there as well as the All-Star game within a year of opening.