Monday on the Mall 5:30pm, near Smithsonian Metro stop

There are strong scattered storms in the area, but it’s all fast moving and will blow over by the time we get out to play. It will be warm and a little windy.

We don’t want to tear up the tidal basin field the first week back, so tonight will be on the Mall. It has good drainage and thick grass. We’ll have to take the risk of being told to remove cleats. Enforcement is hit and miss, not just for us, but for the many other groups out during the week.

Wednesday on the Tidal Basin! 5:30p

We’re back! Despite earlier emails from the NPS that the field would be closed through September, I investigated the rumor that the fencing had come down. Sure enough the fence is down and the website is open again for reservations. The grass can use a little more growth, but still looks fantastic. Best of all, the old stomping grounds will give us plenty of room.

For anyone that hasn’t been to the tidal basin before, the official name if you search google is Raoul Wallenberg field (map below)

You can all look out your windows to see the lovely weather. But to make it official, the weather will be a pleasant 68F with a light breeze and mild cloud cover. Bring a jacket for after as the temp drops fast when the sun sets.

No touch on Saturday

This storm front is looking pretty patchy, but according to all reports the probability of rain is over 75%. Not a downpour, but more than a drizzle, in addition to cold and strong winds. Enjoy a relaxing Saturday morning indoors with some hot cocoa and a book, or whatever is your thing. Recharge for evening touch coming on Monday and Wednesday.

Good luck to our Old Glory friends playing in Boston tomorrow night!

Wednesday, Mall, 5:30p

Same bat time, same bat place. Mall by smithsonian metro. Any chance of rain will have passed by the time we play, and the temp should be a reasonably warm 77F.

We had a great fast paced run on Monday! Looking forward to more of the same today. For anyone that’s recently started playing touch, don’t get discouraged by some of the more intense days. As long as you’re having fun, we’re happy to have you out. And anyone thinking about coming out, it’s time to do it already!

Saturday, 9:30am, Mall by Smithsonian metro stop

We’ll be on the field closest to the metro, or successively closer to the capital building depending on space and/or roping of fields.

The park rangers came by to enforce the no cleat rule on Wednesday, but they were nowhere to be found when a soccer group was playing in cleats an hour later. Going barefoot on that field is quite pleasant, so no real loss if the haphazard enforcement requires us to go without cleats tomorrow.

Weather will be chilly tomorrow. It will warm up later on, but while we’re playing it’s not going to crack 60F.

Good luck to all our friends on Nova and WRFC playing in Buffalo this weekend!!

Wednesday by Smithsonian Metro 5:30p

With the cherry blossom hullabaloo behind us, space on the Mall is available and we couldn’t ask for a more picturesque place to play. The weather will be a little chilly and breezy so bring your base layer or a jacket for before and after.

There have been a lot of new faces coming through in the last few weeks. This is great, and a good opportunity to say that we welcome everyone to come play. From beginners to pros, as long as you show up with a good attitude, come out for some fun and exercise.