Friday, October 10, 2008

RFK Rich in History

While it holds the dubious distinction of being the last place the U.S. Men lost a home qualifier, Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium hosts the U.S. for the 18 times and has been the site of 10 U.S. wins - more than any stadium in the world. Overall, the U.S. is 10-3-4 on East Capitol Street. The last appearance for the U.S. in RFK was in the Semifinal Round of qualifying for the 2006 FIFA World Cup, and resulted in a 6-0 win vs. Panama fueled by a second-half hat trick by Eddie Johnson. The aforementioned loss came vs. Honduras on Sept. 1, 2001, but that is sandwiched between three wins on either side, including a 1-0 win vs. Argentina in 1999. RFK has hosted five World Cup qualifiers, and the U.S. has posted a 3-1-1 record in those matches. Other memorable wins for the U.S. include a 3-1 win vs. Ireland in 1992, and a 4-0 win vs. Mexico in 1995, the largest margin of victory ever for the U.S. vs. their rival.

For a comprehensive look at the history of this fantastic soccer cathedral, click here

1 comment:

Melissa said...

i've only been to a baseball game here, but my dad and grandpa have season tickets and always tell stories about how RFK used to rock!

I'm looking forward to being there for a rowdy game on Saturday!

Good Luck guys!!