Sunday kickaround

*If you are heading to RFK Stadium today for the USA-Germany friendly, you should know…..

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…..

Steven Goff is The Post’s soccer writer. His beats include D.C. United, MLS and the international game, as well as local college basketball.



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Steven Goff · June 1, 2013