American soccer fans will be treated to a soccer doubleheader tonight as ESPN2 will televise both the USA/Costa Rica match and the RSL/Red Bulls MLS match. The lead in offers MLS a great chance for exposure to fans of the US Men who are reluctant to watch MLS matches. MLS can showcase its product in one of its premier stadiums. Unfortunately, the teams are near the bottom of the table and not necessarily the best advertisement for the League. It will be interesting to see what steps ESPN takes to promote the MLS match to its Nats audience. If nothing else, RSL fans can feel pretty certain that there won’t be some other sporting event cutting out the first 15 minutes of the match.
In other news, the USSF announced a November friendly with Denmark in Denmark. Television coverage has not been announced.
Finally, it appears that Kansas City is moving closer to its alternative stadium site in Kansas. For more on the project, check this article at Pitch Invasion. While we think a 2011 opening is very aggressive and seemingly unrealistic, we hope that the Wizards can make this a reality.