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Once revered as perhaps the toughest place to play in Major League Soccer, RFK Stadium in recent years has been all too welcoming to visiting teams. Last season, D.C. United's tendency to let points slip away at home was the fatal flaw that kept it out of the playoffs for the fourth straight year.
The mission of the D.C. Children & Youth Investment Trust Corp., the nonprofit group at the center of former D.C. Council member Harry Thomas' theft scandal, is to expand and improve services for local children, especially when they are out of school.
Chances are, just about everyone watching Wednesday's Military Bowl will have their eyes on Toledo wide receiver Eric Page. That includes the players on the field with him, too.
Since Major League Soccer kicked off 16 years ago, the D.C. United franchise has provided four championships to its title-starved town while carving an inimitable niche in the Washington community - all from its colorful but crumbling home at RFK Stadium.
There's no place like home, and make no mistake about it: D.C. United's players do love playing in front of their frenzied faithful.
Charlie Davies' 25th birthday Saturday ended up being bittersweet.
The confidence is back, and he no longer is hurting. D.C. United attacking midfielder Chris Pontius finally is where he wants to be, running at opposing players and stamping his mark on games.
For the moment, D.C. United has stopped the bleeding. The club also may have found its creative spark.
Questions abound for D.C. United in 2011. How quickly will the club rebound from its worst season ever? Who will score after the club notched a miserly 21 goals in 30 games in 2010? Who will be United's starting goalie? Some of these questions will be answered when United hosts the Columbus Crew in its season opener Saturday night at RFK Stadium.