By the Numbers: D.C. United vs Chivas USA
Branko Boskovic scored his first regular season MLS goal on Sunday night. Boskovic claimed he "couldn't remember" the last time he scored on a diving header, but noted "it doesn't matter how [I score] - as long as it goes in." The Montenegrin international's stat line was full of the number one. Boskovic played 33 minutes and recorded one goal, one shot, one foul committed, and one foul suffered.
Goalkeeper Bill Hamid earned his seventh shutout of the season, matching his career high (seven shutouts in 2011). After an eventful Thursday night in Philadelphia, Hamid only had to make one save against Chivas USA.
With Dwayne De Rosario out for 10 to 12 weeks, United will be looking for players to help fill the scoring void. Rookie midfielder Nick DeLeon took four shots on Sunday night, three of them on goal - including a left footed blast that forced Dan Kennedy to make a great save. DeLeon has five goals on the season (tied for the rookie club record) - could he pick up a few more in the final four regular season matches?
Sunday's win gave the Black-and-Red 50 points (15-10-5) on the season. The last time United achieved 50 or more points was in 2007 (16-7-7, 55 points) when the team won the Supporters' Shield (for the best record in MLS).