MLS Regular Season
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.
Washington Post (Blog): Dos a cero: U.S. soccer team defeats Mexico on goals by Jordan Morris, Juan Agudelo http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/soccer-insider/wp/2015/04/15/u-s-soccer-team-defeats-mexico-on-goals-by-jordan-morris-juan-agudelo
There has never been any shred of doubt about Perry Kitchen. He arrived at D.C. United as a readymade professional. He’s been as durable as any player in the league over the last four seasons. In his young MLS career, he’s already seen plenty of highs and lows.
As he continues to develop new dimensions to his game – including his recent scoring prowess – and to earn new opportunities with the U.S. Men’s National Team, it’s worth reminding that Kitchen is still merely 23 years old. The real question is how far he will go.
WASHINGTON – Neither side could emerge victorious on Saturday evening as two bitter rivals battled for the second time in less than a month when D.C. United welcomed the New York Red Bulls to RFK Stadium.
D.C. looked to avenge a late-March loss to New York – their only defeat of the season – while New York took the pitch looking to leapfrog United and wrap their hands around the Atlantic Cup title with months to spare.
D.C. United Head Coach Ben Olsen
On overall disappointment with the outcome of the game:
This time D.C. United hasn’t had to wait long. The chance for revenge against the New York Red Bulls has come quickly, and the appetite couldn’t be greater.
The Black-and-Red dropped their first encounter with their Atlantic Cup rivals on March 22 at Red Bull Arena. But they haven’t lost to the Red Bulls at RFK Stadium since 2013, a streak of three straight victories.
The 2015 Major League Soccer season is barely a month old, but matches are already taking on added significance. D.C. United’s (2-1-0, 6 points) first visit to expansion side Orlando City (1-1-2, 5 points) will be an important Eastern Conference test for both teams. The Lions are anxious to prove they can be an elite team in their inaugural season, and the Black-and-Red want to make the most of four conference games in their first five matches.
Here are three other things to watch for when the teams take the Citrus Bowl pitch (UniMás, 7):
When D.C. United takes the field against Orlando City at the Citrus Bowl on national television Friday night (UniMás, 7), it won’t actually be the first time that the Black-and-Red have ever faced Brazilian attacker Kaká.