Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Tough Night for DC United to Draw a Crowd

DC United is at home tonight, but I suspect few travel soccer families will be in attendance.

If there's one night when most travel -- and probably rec -- soccer teams practice, it's Tuesday night. From 4 - 7:30 pm, just about every soccer field in Maryland, DC and Virginia will be covered with youth players as Suburbans and Town & Country vans race in and out of parking lots.

That makes it difficult for United to draw from the large base of soccer families.

Not that the MLS club had much say in the matter. United is playing Costa Rican side Deportivo Saprissa at 8 pm in CONCACAF Champions Cup, and the schedule had to be built around the MLS fixtures.

Good news, though: the game is live on FOX Soccer Channel.

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