Soccer fans in Washington, D.C., have the opportunity to watch a live broadcast of Argentina vs. Germany in the 2014 FIFA World Cup final from Rio de Janeiro at the National Portrait Gallery and Smithsonian American Art Museum. The museums, together with the Embassy of Germany, will host an official viewing party in the museums’ enclosed and air-conditioned Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard. The game will be broadcast live on a 21-foot LED video wall. Additional support for the event has been provided by the Embassy of Argentina, the Downtown DC Business Improvement District and D.C.
Sometimes, it’s a thankless job. A defensive midfielder has to be among the fittest, strongest and most disciplined on the field, yet gets the least recognition.
After visiting BMO Field and topping Toronto FC 2-1 on July 5, D.C. United returned to the RFK training field in preparation for its west coast trip to face the San Jose Earthquakes at Buck Shaw Stadium (11 p.m. ET, NBC Sports Network).
By the 54 minute of D.C. United's game at Toronto this past weekend, the Black-and-Red was struggling to find openings in a tough Toronto back line. That is until Nick DeLeon took on Nick Hagglund and the rest of the Reds' defense. After the midfielder took it into the box, he cut it back, losing two defenders before cooly passing the ball into the back of the net.
Twitter voting for the 2014 AT&T MLS All-Star match is now closed, but you've still got until July 11 to get those votes in. D.C. United has eight faces on the ballot, including MLS veterans like Davy Arnaud, Bobby Boswell, Fabián Espíndola, Chris Rolfe and Eddie Johnson. But the Black-and-Red also boasts three rising stars in Bill Hamid, Perry Kitchen and Nick DeLeon.