MLS Regular Season
VANCOUVER, B.C. - The leaders in the West and the co-leaders in the East served up an exciting feast of soccer at BC Place on Saturday evening, but it was D.C. United who fought back from conceding an early Pedro Morales goal to come away with a 2-1 victory over a 10-man Vancouver Whitecaps side.
VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC
HEAD COACH CARL ROBINSON
Thoughts on the match:
“Disappointed with the result, I think with chances we had we could have, should have, maybe got something out of the game. Sometimes you don’t get things you deserve. And I think that’s what we got today.”
On adjustments after the Matías Laba ejection:
D.C. United ties Houston, 1-1, keeps pace in East
Chris Rolfe gets first goal of season with free kick
Washington, D.C. (April 18, 2015) – D.C. United (3-1-2, 11 points) maintained a share of first place in the Eastern Conference standings with a 1-1 draw against the Houston Dynamo (2-2-3, 9 points).
D.C. United Head Coach Ben Olsen
On the result:
Yeah, certainly disappointed with not getting all three. The other side of that, I’m happy to get one. They had their chances and we had ours. It just seems like we’re not taking our chances to kill off teams. If you let teams hang around in this League, or any league, teams will find ways to get results.
On Dykstra’s performance in goal:
WASHINGTON - D.C. United met the Houston Dynamo on Saturday night needing a at least a point to keep pace with the Eastern-Conference-leading New York Red Bulls. The Dynamo were looking for points of their own, eager to follow up last week’s positive result at Montreal and climb a bit higher in the West.
Washington Post (Blog): D.C. United’s Perry Kitchen developing into offensive threat http://www.washingtonpost.com/express/wp/2015/04/17/d-c-uniteds-perry-kitchen-developing-into-offensive-threat/
D.C. United has a chance to continue to build on its growing unbeaten streak at RFK Stadium when the Houston Dynamo visit on Saturday. It’s at 14 games and counting, including 10 straight in regular season play since June of last year. Since the beginning of the 2014 season, the Black-and-Red are 17-2-4 at RFK in all competitions.