Parking lots open at 8:30 a.m.
Fanfest begins at 9 a.m.
Stadium gates open at 12:30 p.m.
Kickoff is a little after 2:30 p.m.
Every ticket is gone. Capacity is around 46,000 — the largest RFK audience since David Beckham made his MLS regular season debut in 2007. It will also end up being the fourth-biggest crowd for a U.S. senior national team appearance at RFK. (The 1996 under-23 Olympic squad holds the stadium soccer record with 58,012 against Portugal in the group finale.)
ESPN2’s pregame coverage begins at 2 p.m. UniMas will provide Spanish coverage.
Game-time weather: 86 degrees, 49 percent humidity, sunny. The chance of thunderstorms will increase late in the day.
Because of the heat, security will allow each fan to bring an unopened, 20-ounce bottle of water into the stadium.
In a story that appears on the front page of the Sports print edition, I look ahead to the Germany match at a critical period in Juergen Klinsmann‘s World Cup qualifying efforts.
*The U.S. women’s team is also in action today, renewing its fierce rivalry with Canada at sold-out BMO Field in Toronto (4:30 p.m. ET, ESPNews). In case you have forgotten what occurred last summer, you must read this piece, from a Canadian perspective, by a Toronto Star columnist.
*Two videos to share from Saturday night: an extraordinary goal in NWSL and an extraordinary own goal in MLS:
Sky Blue FC’s Lisa De Vanna scores on a bicycle kick…..
Chivas USA’s Mario de Luna scores into his own net…..