This week in From the Vault, the Washington Diplomats defeated the New York Cosmos 3-2 in front of 27,676 fans on May 23, 1981. 17 years later, Ben Olsen got his first assist for the Black-and-Red at RFK in the 53rd minute with a pinpoint cross to Roy Lassiter to level the score at two against the Tampa Bay Mutiny. Three years later to the day, Bayer Leverkusen visited RFK for a friendly against D.C. United, where a Dimitar Berbatov hat trick powered Leverkusen to an entertaining 4-3 win on May 23, 2001. In front of more than 16,000 in attendance, Lisa De Vanna and Cat Whitehill scored goals to lead the Washington Freedom to a 2-1 win over Sky Blue FC in their inaugural WPS match at RFK stadium on May 23, 2009. Finally, D.C. United defeated seven-time European Champions A.C. Milan 3-2 in a friendly match on May 26, 2010.
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