Although a deal has not been finalized and an announcement may still be several weeks away, RFK has emerged as the clear front-runner, according to one source. The stadium’s soccer history and location inside the city worked to its advantage. Capacity of about 45,000 is also more in line with ticket-selling expectations than FedEx Field’s 79,000. The USSF staged a U.S.-Brazil friendly at FedEx last summer.
[In a poll posted in January, Insider readers voted overwhelmingly in favor of RFK over FedEx for the U.S.-Germany match.] Per a long-standing policy, the USSF will not comment on the proposed game until a contract is signed. However, the German federation (DFB) has already listed a U.S. tour, featuring friendlies against Ecuador on May 29 in Miami and the United States on June 2 in Washington.