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Player Connections: D.C. United and Houston Dynamo

Connecting the dots between the Black-and-Red and Houston

D.C. United

& Bobby Boswell
Bobby Boswell spent three seasons with D.C. United from 2005-2007 after the Black-and-Red signed him as a discovery player. Boswell made 80 appearances (78 starts), scored four goals and notched four assists for the club.

& Mike Chabala
Mike Chabala spent part of the 2012 season with D.C. United after being traded to the Black-and-Red from the Portland Timbers on 8/9/12 in exchange for a first round pick in the 2014 MLS Supplemental Draft. That year, Chabala made three appearances (two starts) for United.

Dwayne De Rosario

& Corey Ashe
Ashe was teammates with De Rosario on the Dynamo from 2007-08, and the two won an MLS Cup together in 2007. The championship match in 2007 was played at RFK Stadium where the Dynamo defeated the New England Revolution 2-1.

& Brian Ching
Ching was teammates with De Rosario on the San Jose Earthquakes from 2003-05 and then the Dynamo from 2006-08. Ching and De Rosario won three MLS Cups together, one with San Jose in 2003 and two with Houston in 2006 and 2007. The championship match in 2007 was played at RFK Stadium where the Dynamo defeated the New England Revolution 2-1.

& Ricardo Clark
Clark was teammates with De Rosario on the San Jose Earthquakes in 2005 and then the Dynamo from 2006-08. Clark and De Rosario won two MLS Cups together, both with Houston in 2006 and 2007. The championship match in 2007 was played at RFK Stadium where the Dynamo defeated the New England Revolution 2-1.

& Brad Davis
Davis was teammates with De Rosario on the San Jose Earthquakes in 2005 and then the Dynamo from 2006-08. Davis and De Rosario won two MLS Cups together, both with Houston in 2006 and 2007. The championship match in 2007 was played at RFK Stadium where the Dynamo defeated the New England Revolution 2-1.

& Bobby Boswell
Boswell was teammates with De Rosario at Houston in 2008. Boswell started his MLS career with D.C. United in 2005 and played with the team through 2007 and was subsequently traded to Houston in 2008.

Nick DeLeon

& Anthony Arena
Nick DeLeon and Anthony Arena faced each other once during their college days, while DeLeon was with Louisville and Arena represented Wake Forest. The game took place on 9/2/11 and ended in a 2-0 win for Louisville. Both players started the game.

& Kofi Sarkodie
Sarkodie (and D.C. United’s Perry Kitchen and Chris Korb) played at the University of Akron together, defeating DeLeon’s Lousiville Cardinals 1-0 in the 2010 NCAA College Cup championship game.

Andrew Dykstra

& Calen Carr
Calen Carr was teammates with Andrew Dykstra on the Chicago Fire (along with D.C. United’s John Thorrington) in 2010, a side that went 9-12-9 on the season. Dykstra played in 17 games (17 starts) for the Fire in 2010.

Bill Hamid

& Corey Ashe
Bill Hamid and Corey Ashe were both part of the United States Men’s National Team roster that won the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup. Neither made an appearance in the competition but both came home with winner’s medals after the United States beat Panama 1-0 in the final.

Taylor Kemp

& Anthony Arena
Taylor Kemp and Anthony Arena were opponents on four occasions during their college days while Kemp played for Maryland and Arena represented Wake Forest. They first played on 10/24/09 in a game won 1-0 by Wake Forest. The following year, on 10/23/10 Maryland won 3-1, with Kemp logging an assist. On 11/3/11, the teams tied 1-1 and then on 11/1/12 Wake Forest won 4-2.

& Brian Ownby
Taylor Kemp faced Brian Ownby six times in his college career with Maryland while Ownby played for Virginia. The pair were first opponents on 10/31/09 in a game that finished tied 0-0, then again in a game won 1-0 by Virginia on 11/11/09. In the final meeting of 2009, Virginia beat its rivals 3-0 on 12/4/09. The following year, both were involved on 10/29/10 as Maryland won 2-0, and then again on 11/12/10 as the Terps won by the same scoreline. Finally, on 10/7/11 the pair faced each other for one last time in a game that finished 2-1 to Virginia.

Perry Kitchen

& Anthony Arena
Perry Kitchen (and D.C. United teammate Chris Korb) and Anthony Arena faced each other once during their college careers, while Kitchen played for Akron and Arena represented Wake Forest. The game took place on 9/5/10 and ended in a 2-0 win for Akron. Both players started the game.

& Will Bruin
Perry Kitchen (and D.C. United teammate Chris Korb) faced Will Bruin once during his one year with the University of Akron, while Bruin was with Indiana. The pair met in the College Cup third round, with Akron taking a 2-1 win on its way to winning the NCAA Tournament. Both players started the game.

& Kofi Sarkodie
Sarkodie was teammates with Kitchen (along with D.C. United teammate Chris Korb) on the 2010 NCAA College Cup-winning Akron Zips. Akron claimed the National Championship by defeating D.C. United midfielder Nick DeLeon’s Louisville Cardinals 1-0.

Chris Korb

& Anthony Arena
Chris Korb (and D.C. United teammate Perry Kitchen) and Anthony Arena faced each other once during their college careers, while Korb played for Akron and Arena represented Wake Forest. The game took place on 9/5/10 and ended in a 2-0 win for Akron. Both players started the game.

& Will Bruin
Chris Korb faced Will Bruin three times while attending the University of Akron, while Bruin was with Indiana. Their first meeting took place on 8/31/08 and ended in a 0-0 tie. The following year on 9/18/09 the pair met again, with Akron victorious this time 1-0. Finally, Korb (and D.C. United teammate Perry Kitchen) faced Bruin in the College Cup third round on 11/28/10 and won again 2-1. Both players started all three games.

& Kofi Sarkodie
Played with Sarkodie on the 2009 College Cup runner-up team that fell to the University of Virginia (UVA) in the championship game that finished 0-0 and went to a penalty shootout ending (3-2) in favor of UVA. They also played together (along with D.C. United teammate Perry Kitchen) on the 2010 College Cup-winning Akron Zips squad. Akron claimed the National Championship, defeating D.C. United midfielder Nick DeLeon’s Louisville Cardinals 1-0 in the final.

& Brian Ownby
Kitchen played against Ownby’s University of Virginia (UVA) Cavaliers in the 2009 College Cup final, ending 0-0 in double overtime and 3-2 in a penalty shootout in favor of the Cavaliers. Ownby came in as a substitute in the match while Korb started and went 90 minutes.

Collin Martin

& Anthony Arena
Collin Martin and Anthony Arena were teammates together for Wake Forest in the 2012 season in Martin’s freshman year and Arena’s senior year. That year, Martin made 20 appearances (15 starts), scored once and logged six assists. Arena played 19 games (14 starts), scored once and added an assist.

Chris Pontius

& Will Bruin
Chris Pontius faced Will Bruin once while with the University of California-Santa Barbara and Bruin was with Indiana. The pair met on 9/27/08 with UCSB prevailing 2-1, thanks to Pontius’ winner in the latter stages of the first half. Both players started the game.

& Calen Carr
Calen Carr tallied an assist in Cal’s 2-0 win over Chris Pontius’ University of California-Santa Barbara (UCSB) Gauchos in the 2005 UCSB Adidas Classic on 9/2/05.

& Tally Hall
Chris Pontius and Tally Hall were opponents on three occasions during their college days while Pontius played for the University of California-Santa Barbara and Hall represented San Diego State. The pair first met on 11/19/05, with UCSB winning 2-0. The pair met again on 9/2/06, and UCSB again won 1-0. Later that year in the first round of the College Cup, the players were opponents again on 11/11/06 as once again UCSB were victorious by a margin of 2-1. Both players started all three games.

James Riley

& Corey Ashe
James Riley and Corey Ashe played each other twice during their college days, while Riley was at Wake Forest and Ashe was at North Carolina. They first met on 10/25/03 in a game won 4-0 by Wake Forest, with Riley logging an assist. They played again on 10/31/04, with Wake Forest again successful by a score of 2-0. Both players started both games.

& Bobby Boswell
James Riley and Bobby Boswell were opponents on one occasion during their college careers, while Riley played for Wake Forest and Boswell was with Florida International. The game took place on 9/12/04 and ended in a 3-2 win for Wake Forest, with Riley notching an assist. Both players started the game.

Luis Silva

& Will Bruin
Luis Silva faced Will Bruin twice while with the University of California-Santa Barbara and Bruin was with Indiana. The pair first met on 9/27/08 with UCSB prevailing 2-1. They were then reunited on 10/3/09 in a game won 3-0 by UCSB. Both players started both games.

Casey Townsend

& Anthony Arena
Casey Townsend and Anthony Arena faced each other twice during their college days while Townsend played for Maryland and Arena played for Wake Forest. The pair’s first game was on 10/23/10 and ended in a 3-1 win for Maryland with Townsend scoring once. On 11/3/11 the pair were opponents again in a 1-1 draw. Both players started both games.

& Brian Ownby
Casey Townsend and Brian Ownby faced each other eight times during their college careers while Townsend was with Maryland and Ownby played for Virginia. The pair first met on 10/31/08 in a game won 2-1 by the Terps, who then repeated the victory on 11/16/08 by a score of 1-0. The following year, the teams tied 0-0 on 10/31/09 before Virginia won 1-0 over its rivals on 11/11/09 and then 3-0 on 12/4/09. In 2010, Maryland won 2-0 in both games, played on 10/29/10 and 11/12/10. Finally, on 10/7/11 the pair faced off again in a game won 2-1 by Virginia, with Townsend scoring in defeat for Maryland.

Daniel Woolard

& Calen Carr
Calen Carr was a teammate of Daniel Woolard’s (along with D.C. United’s John Thorrington) in the 2007-2009 seasons at the Chicago Fire. Woolard played in 16 games (six starts) and notched a goal, while Carr featured in 45 games (12 starts), tallying five goals and two assists within that time frame. The Fire had a 34-27-29 record in the years both players were with Chicago.