Strasburg, Wall, McNabb, Ovechkin Make Washington DC Sports Relevant

June 25th, 2010 by Ian Martin Leave a reply »
The last Washington DC area team to win a championship was Major League Soccer's D.C. United in 2004. But how important was it really? There wasn't even a victory parade for the MLS Cup—just a humble celebration at RFK Stadium. The Redskins Super Bowl victory in 1991 marked the last championship for a team most of DC actually cared about. And aside from the pro football team, it's been quite some time since Washington DC was a dominant sports town. Yet, in the past few years, everything has started to swing. First the Capital got a baseball team, then a hockey superstar. Now a few rookies have the town abuzz, and it finally appears championships are near for the diamond district. As a fan of all the district teams (with the exception of the Redskins, who I'll cover without bias in this article), the upcoming decade has the potential to be the best stretch in DC area history for sports. The next few slides examine the town's four major teams in light of their recent acquisitions, past failures, and future potential.Begin Slideshow


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