For better or for worse, D.C. United called RFK Stadium home for the franchise’s first 23 seasons. While the stadium, which opened back in 1961, was the backdrop of many fond memories for D.C. sports fans over the years, its best days are clearly long gone.
With the construction of Audi Field complete, D.C. United finally has a state-of-the-art venue where fans can enjoy the black and red brand … without having to encounter a rodent infestation or fear of the building literally crumbling beneath them.
As if that’s not enough cause for celebration, the franchise took further steps to entice fans – both old and new – to take in a match by signing one of the biggest names in modern soccer history in Wayne Rooney. Earlier this summer, the former Manchester United standout signed a three-and-a-half year deal with D.C. United, making him the team’s highest paid player while giving the club a marquee name and a much-needed infusion of talent.
Rooney and friends have wasted little time settling in at Audi Field, as evident by their 2-0 win over the New England Revolution. Goals by Luciano Acosta and Zoltan Stieber paved the way for the team’s third home victory in eight days.