Last Call at RFK
D.C. United’s final match at RFK Stadium prompted many misty-eyed looks back at the storied venue’s place in the history of the domestic game. Even New York Red Bulls fans looked back on some of their favorite memories of visiting some of their most hated rivals there.
But for one of the most poignant looks back, check out these remembrance projects from MLSsoccer.com contributors Pablo Maurer and Charles Boehm, who also went digging deep into the photography vaults.
Bastian Schweinsteiger embraces Chicago
LA Galaxy star in EA SPORTS FIFA 18
In this year's edition of FIFA, anyone playing "The Journey" mode has to take Alex Hunter through his paces with the LA Galaxy, and at StubHub Center. Gyasi Zardes even played a pretty big role in the game's script.
Pre-season 👌✈️🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/bjzRpMUl5N— Alex Hunter (@MrAlexHunter) July 25, 2017
Atlanta embraces city’s hip-hop history
Atlanta United packed its stadiums and enjoyed one of the best debut seasons in league history. All of that became more fun thanks to the club embracing its city's rich hip-hop heritage. Big Boi cut in-stadium hype videos, while other artists like Rich Homie Quan, Yung Joc, and 2 Chainz showed up to hammer the team's ceremonial pre-match Golden Spike.
Orlando City open The Wall at new stadium
NYCFC officially sign their first (and second) gamer
Supporters' groups branch out with official clothing collections
Sons of Ben celebrate 10-year anniversary
LAFC supporters get a hand in designing their new home
Skepta visits the Red Bulls
BWP #99 🌍 pic.twitter.com/JULzzNFrLE— SKEPTA (@Skepta) October 8, 2017
Okay, so the list above appeared in no particular order, but since that was a neat 10 items, here are a few more who almost cracked the top 10.
Union hire "Chief Tattoo Officer"
Local breweries celebrate Loons, Crew SC, and more soccer
The mutual appreciation between Minnesota United FC and the area's craft brewing community continued, as local brewers Surly celebrated the Loons through two brews. United Crushers Pale Ale debuted at a MNUFC pre-match celebration, while Rising North Pale Ale became the team's official beer.
Sounders fan’s Celine Dion tattoo goes viral
Earlier this year, Sounders diehard Matt Oak finally got his crowd-funded, cheeky MLS Cup-celebrating tattoo, which featured Celine Dion and Sounders colors on a body part he'd have to remove his pants to display. It went viral, and finally, Dion herself saw the tattoo thanks to a celebrity red-carpet reporter.
Old Firm Casuals record a video for San Jose
Tommy Mac gets a haircut and everyone freaks out
NYCFC fans love Tommy McNamara as much for his performance as for -- until recently -- his Samson-like locks. Then, one day, perhaps seeking to escape from the weight of his hair legend, he decided to cut it off. Mourning ensued.
(old-timey mom voice): "aw them ain't raindrops, honey. God dun just realized Tommy Mac cut his hair. Them's God's tears from on high."— Pablo Maurer (@MLSist) June 17, 2017