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Beckham questionable vs. D.C. United at sold-out RFK

local soccer fans say star's impact extends beyond tonight

August 09, 2007|By Jeff Barker | Jeff Barker,Sun reporter

WASHINGTON -- It probably wouldn't have rivaled the Beatles, who played D.C. Stadium in 1966. It might not have matched Princess Diana, who graced a state dinner with President Reagan in 1985.

But as far as visits by British celebrities go, soccer glamour boy David Beckham's trip to the nation's capital for a Major League Soccer game tonight against D.C. United was shaping up as an A-list event, the sort that causes Washingtonians to use their connections or their cash to ensure they are included.

GALAXY@UNITED Tonight, 7, RFK Stadium, ESPN2

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