Weekend Round-Up: March 4 and 5
When D.C. United return to action against Sporting Kansas City this Saturday, March 4, it won’t be just another home opener—it will be the Black-and-Red’s 22nd and final home opener at RFK Stadium. United will be working hard to kick off the 2017 season with a win and push toward another Audi MLS Cup Playoff appearance — something United and Sporting have both experienced in the past.
The two clubs will meet this weekend for the 54th time since Major League Soccer’s inception in 1996. In addition to being one of the league’s oldest matchups, United-Sporting is also one of Major League Soccer’s most competitive matchups. The Black-and-Red have a slim head-to-head advantage over their fellow founding member, leading Kansas City by a record of 21-20-12.
This Saturday’s match will kick-off at 7 p.m. and single game tickets start at $20.
After the massive success of the holiday-themed Miracle on 7th Street pop-up experience, Drink Company’s James Beard Award-nominated Mockingbird Hill and Southern Efficiency have been transformed into Cherry Blossom PUB (Pop-Up Bar) — and this is the opening weekend.
Draped in pink, Southern Efficiency features handmade cherry blossom “branches,” thousands of origami cranes, maneki-neko — Japan’s world-famous lucky “waving cats” — and a stunning mural print of iconic D.C. artist Maggie O’Neill’s classic painting “Flynn’s Jefferson Memorial.”