MLS Regular Season
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.
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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.
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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.