“Hail to the Redskins” can already be heard all across Washington, and the Burgundy and Gold are claiming front and center space in the newspapers and the leadoff spot in the recap shows, but this past weekend saw the confluence of DC’s other sports teams in action at home.
Although it didn’t count in the MLS standings, third place DC United’s friendly with Real Madrid drew 72,368 at FedEx Field on Sunday.
At Nationals Park, the red hot Nats won their sixth in a row on Friday night, beat Cy Young candidate Dan Haren for the seventh on Saturday night, and got the brooms out on the Snakes on Sunday with a 9 to 2 romp.
Downtown at the Verizon Center, the Mystics beat Detroit 70-66 on Friday night. The win keeps the team in second place and on track for the WNBA playoffs.
At the Maryland SoccerPlex on Saturday, the Washington Freedom beat SkyBlue FC 3 to 1. The win secured a playoff spot, the number three seed and home field advantage in the first round. The Freedom is led by their star player, forward Abby Wambach, who was named WPS Player of the Month and scored two goals and assist in the game.