From The Vault | July 17-23

This week in From the Vault, the Washington Diplomats rallied for a 2-1 victory over the Vancouver Whitecaps on July 18, 1979. The Summer Olympics kicked off at RFK with 4 men’s and 2 women’s matches played this week in 1996. D.C. United defeated Blackburn Rovers 6-5 on penalty kicks after playing to a 1-1 tie in regulation on July 23, 2003. The Washington Freedom won their final game at RFK defeating the Saint Louis Athletica 1-0 on July 18, 2009. One year later, Eddie Pope became the 7th player inducted into D.C. United’s Hall of Tradition on July 18, 2010.

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