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Player Connections: D.C. United and Los Angeles Galaxy

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

Dwayne De Rosario

& Landon Donovan
Dwayne De Rosario and Landon Donovan both began their MLS careers in 2001 with the San Jose Earthquakes, where they spent four seasons playing together before Donovan returned to Bayer Leverkusen in Germany’s Bundesliga. During that time, De Rosario made 80 appearances (47 starts), scored 18 goals and added 18 assists. Donovan played 87 games (78 starts), scored 32 goals and notched 29 assists. The pair were both involved in San Jose’s MLS Cup wins of 2001 and 2003.

& Todd Dunivant
Dwayne De Rosario and Todd Dunivant were teammates together for two seasons with the San Jose Earthquakes from 2003-2004 before Dunivant was traded to the Los Angeles Galaxy. During that period, De Rosario made 32 appearances (18 starts), scored nine goals and added six assists. Dunivant played 46 times (43 starts), scored once and logged six assists. Both were involved in San Jose’s MLS Cup win in 2003.

Nick DeLeon

& Greg Cochrane
Nick DeLeon and Greg Cochrane spent the 2011 season playing for Louisville, helping the Cardinals reach the quarterfinals of the 2011 College Cup. That year, DeLeon started all 22 of the games he played, scored six goals and notched six assists. Cochrane started all 23 of the games he played and added two assists.

& Bryan Gaul
Nick DeLeon faced Bryan Gaul once during his college career while playing for the Louisville Cardinals against Gaul and the Bradley Braves. They met on 11/20/11 in the second round of the NCAA College Cup, and while Gaul scored in the 89th minute to tie the game at 2-2, DeLeon was on hand to head home a golden goal with just two minutes left in overtime. Both players started the game. The Cardinals went on to lose to UCLA in the College Cup quarterfinals.

& Chandler Hoffman
Nick DeLeon faced Chandler Hoffman on three occasions during his college career while playing for Louisville against Hoffman’s UCLA side. The pair first played each other on 12/4/10 in a game that finished in a 5-4 victory for Louisville with a goal for DeLeon. They were reunited on 8/27/11, with Louisville again triumphant 2-0. Later that year in the College Cup quarterfinals on 12/3/11, UCLA took a 1-0 victory. Both players started all three games.

& Tommy Meyer
Nick DeLeon and Tommy Meyer were opponents on one occasion at the college level, while DeLeon was with Louisville and Meyer represented Indiana. The game took place on 10/5/11 and ended in a 3-2 win for Louisville. Both players started the game.

& Brian Rowe
Nick DeLeon faced Brian Rowe on three occasions during his college career while playing for Louisville against Rowe’s UCLA side. The pair first played each other on 12/4/10 in a game that finished in a 5-4 victory for Louisville with a goal for DeLeon. They were reunited on 8/27/11, with Louisville again triumphant 2-0. Later that year in the College Cup quarterfinals on 12/3/11, UCLA took a 1-0 victory. Both players started all three games.

& Kenney Walker
Nick DeLeon and Kenney Walker spent the 2011 season playing for Louisville, helping the Cardinals reach the quarterfinals of the 2011 College Cup. That year, DeLeon started all 22 of the games he played, scored six goals and notched six assists. Walker started all 23 of the games he played, scored five goals and added six assists.

Taylor Kemp

& Greg Cochrane
Taylor Kemp faced Greg Cochrane on five occasions during his college career, first on two occasions while Kemp played for Maryland and Cochrane was with Virginia Tech. Their first game (with Kemp playing alongside D.C. United teammates Casey Townsend and Ethan White) took place on 10/09/09, and saw the Terps take a 2-1 win. The following year on 10/08/10, Maryland (including Townsend and White) took a stunning 7-0 win. The pair then met again after Cochrane transferred to Louisville. The first meeting (with Kemp’s D.C. United teammate Casey Townsend alongside him for Maryland) took place on 11/27/11, with Louisville taking a 4-2 victory. The following year, the pair were reunited twice, first on 8/26/12 in a game won 3-0 by Maryland. The second game was a College Cup quarterfinal matchup that took place on 12/1/12, with the Terps winning 3-1. Both players started all three games.

& Hector Jimenez
Taylor Kemp (and D.C. United teammates Casey Townsend and Ethan White) faced Hector Jimenez on one occasion while playing for Maryland against Jimenez and the University of California-Berkeley. The game took place on 9/6/09 and ended in a 2-1 overtime win for the Terps.

& Kofi Opare
Taylor Kemp (and D.C. United teammates Casey Townsend and Ethan White) faced Kofi Opare once during his college career while playing for Maryland against Opare’s Michigan. The game took place on 12/4/10 in the College Cup quarterfinals and ended in a 3-2 win for Michigan. Both players started the game.

& Brian Perk
Taylor Kemp (alongside D.C. United teammates Casey Townsend and Ethan White) and Brian Perk were opponents once during their college careers, while Kemp played for Maryland and Perk represented UCLA. The game took place on 9/4/09 and ended in a 2-0 win for UCLA. Both players started the game.

& Charlie Rugg
Taylor Kemp and Charlie Rugg were opponents on five occasions during their college careers, while Kemp played for Maryland (alongside D.C. United teammates Casey Townsend and Ethan White) and Rugg represented Boston College. The first game took place on 9/11/09 and ended in a 2-0 win for Maryland, while the following year on 9/10/10 another game between the teams ended 1-1. The pair were reunited on 9/9/11 as the Terps (including Townsend) won 4-0, with Kemp notching a goal. Later that year on 11/8/11, Maryland and Kemp (alongside Townsend) lost 2-1 in the ACC quarterfinals, with Rugg scoring for the Eagles. Kemp and Rugg’s last meeting was on 9/7/12 and ended in another 4-0 win for Maryland.

& Michael Stephens
Taylor Kemp (alongside D.C. United teammates Casey Townsend and Ethan White) and Michael Stephens were opponents once during their college careers, while Kemp played for Maryland and Stephens represented UCLA. The game took place on 9/4/09 and ended in a 2-0 win for UCLA. Both players started the game.

Perry Kitchen

& Hector Jimenez
Perry Kitchen (and D.C. United teammate Chris Korb) faced Hector Jimenez in the 2010 College Cup quarterfinals while playing for Akron against California-Berkeley. The game ended 3-3 after double overtime, with the Zips taking a 3-2 win on penalties on the way to winning the College Cup. Both players started the game, while Kitchen scored in the 76th minute.

& Tommy Meyer
Perry Kitchen (alongside D.C. United teammate Chris Korb) was an opponent of Tommy Meyer once during Akron’s successful 2010 College Cup run. Meyer, who played for the University of Indiana, was Kitchen’s opponent in the third round of the College Cup on 11/28/10 as the Zips won 2-1 to advance to the quarterfinals. Both players started the game.

& Kofi Opare
In his one season with the Akron Zips in 2010, Perry Kitchen faced Kofi Opare and Michigan on two occasions that year. Their first meeting took place on 10/19/10, with Kitchen (and D.C. United teammate Chris Korb) enjoying a resounding 7-1 win over Opare and Michigan. Later that year in the College Cup semifinals, Kitchen (and Korb) faced Opare once more and was once more victorious, scoring once as the Zips won 2-1. Both players started both games.

& Kenney Walker
Perry Kitchen (and D.C. United teammate Chris Korb) came up against Kenney Walker while playing for the Akron Zips against the Louisville Cardinals in the 2010 College Cup final. In the game held on 12/12/10, the Zips prevailed 1-0. Kitchen started the game, while Walker entered as a substitute.

Chris Korb

& Greg Cochrane
Chris Korb and Greg Cochrane were opponents once during their college days, while Korb played for the University of Akron and Cochrane played for Virginia Tech. The game took place on 10/14/09 and ended in a 2-0 win for the Zips. Both players started the game.

& Hector Jimenez
Chris Korb (and D.C. United teammate Perry Kitchen) faced Hector Jimenez in the 2010 College Cup quarterfinals while playing for Akron against California-Berkeley. The game ended 3-3 after double overtime, with the Zips taking a 3-2 win on penalties on the way to winning the College Cup. Both players started the game.

& Tommy Meyer
Chris Korb faced Tommy Meyer twice in his college career with the Akron Zips, while Meyer played for the Indiana Hoosiers. The pair first played each other on 8/31/08, in a game that finished in a 0-0 tie after double overtime. They were then reunited on 11/28/10 in the third round of the College Cup as Korb (and D.C. United teammate Perry Kitchen) helped the Zips advance to the quarterfinals. Both players started both games.

& Kofi Opare
Chris Korb faced Kofi Opare three times during his time with Akron, while Opare was with Michigan. The pair first met on 10/20/09 in a game won 5-1 by the Zips. The following year, Korb (and D.C. United teammate Perry Kitchen) first faced Opare again on 10/19/10 in a game won 7-1 by the Zips, with Korb notching an assist. Later that year, on 10/10/10 in the College Cup semifinals, Korb (and Kitchen) enjoyed a 2-1 victory over Opare and Michigan in the Zips’ successful run to the 2010 College Cup. Both players started all three games.

& Kenney Walker
Chris Korb (and D.C. United teammate Perry Kitchen) came up against Kenney Walker while playing for the Akron Zips against the Louisville Cardinals in the 2010 College Cup final. In the game held on 12/12/10, the Zips prevailed 1-0. Korb started the game, while Walker entered as a substitute.

Lionard Pajoy

& Chandler Hoffman
Lionard Pajoy and Chandler Hoffman spent the 2012 season together with the Philadelphia Union as both players began their MLS careers with the Union. That year, Pajoy played 20 games (16 starts), scored five goals and notched two assists. Hoffman made seven appearances (two starts).

Chris Pontius

& Tommy Meyer
Chris Pontius faced Tommy Meyer once at the college level, while Pontius played for the University of California-Santa Barbara and Meyer represented Indiana. The game took place on 9/27/08, as Pontius (and D.C. United teammate Luis Silva) helped UCSB to a 2-1 win. Both players started the game, and Pontius scored his side’s second goal in the latter stages of the first half.

& Brian Perk
Chris Pontius and Brian Perk were opponents on three occasions in college, while Pontius played for the University of California-Santa Barbara and Perk played for UCLA. They first met on 10/5/06, with UCLA taking a 3-1 win. Later that year, the pair met again on 12/3/06 in the final of the College Cup, with UCSB prevailing 2-1 to take their first ever NCAA soccer title. Two years later, on 10/1/08, the pair played for the final time and were involved in a 2-2 tie. Both players started all three games.

& Michael Stephens
Chris Pontius and Michael Stephens were opponents on three occasions in college, while Pontius played for the University of California-Santa Barbara and Stephens played for UCLA. They first met on 10/5/06, with UCLA taking a 3-1 win. Later that year, the pair met again on 12/3/06 in the final of the College Cup, with UCSB prevailing 2-1 to take their first ever NCAA soccer title. Two years later, on 10/1/08, the pair played for the final time and were involved in a 2-2 tie. Both players started all three games.

James Riley

& Laurent Courtois
James Riley and Laurent Courtois spent the 2012 season together with Chivas USA after Riley was traded to the club by the Montreal Impact during the 2012 MLS Expansion Draft. That year, Riley started all 32 games he played and notched two assists. Courtois played 17 games (nine starts) and added a goal and an assist.

Carlos Ruiz

& Los Angeles Galaxy
Carlos Ruiz has had two spells with the Los Angeles Galaxy in his MLS career, starting his career in the League in 2002 with the Galaxy. He spent two years with the club, made 72 appearances (69 starts), scored 50 goals and added eight assists while helping the club win the 2002 MLS Cup. Ruiz then returned to the Galaxy on 5/11/08 from FC Dallas, where he made 10 appearances (three starts) and scored once before being traded to Toronto FC on 8/19/08.

Marcelo Saragos

& Los Angeles Galaxy
Marcelo Saragosa spent three seasons with the Los Angeles Galaxy from 2004-2006 as he moved to MLS from Sao Paulo in Brazil. During that time, Saragosa played 40 times (36 starts), scored once and notched an assist. He was also involved in the Galaxy side that won the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup and the MLS Cup in 2005.

Luis Silva

& Rafael Garcia
Luis Silva and Rafael Garcia were opponents on four occasions during their college careers while Silva played for the University of California-Santa Barbara and Garcia represented Cal State Northridge. The pair first faced each other on 10/18/09 in a game won 1-0 by Cal State Northridge. Just 10 days later on 10/28/09 UCSB exacted revenge for the defeat, taking a 2-0 victory thanks in part to Silva’s goal in the 16th minute. The following year, they were reunited on 10/23/10, with UCSB winning 4-0 and Silva registering an assist. Finally on 11/1/11, UCSB took a 3-2 win in double overtime, with Silva giving his team a 2-1 lead after 76 minutes. Both players started all games.

& Chandler Hoffman
Luis Silva and Chandler Hoffman came up against each other twice in their college careers, while Silva was with the University of California-Santa Barbara and Hoffman was with UCLA. The pair first met on 11/29/09 in a game won 2-1 by UCLA. They were then reunited on 9/16/11, with UCLA winning 3-2 thanks to Hoffman’s second-half hat-trick.

& Hector Jimenez
Luis Silva and Hector Jimenez faced each other once during their college careers while Silva played for the University of California-Santa Barbara and Jimenez was with California-Berkeley. The game, held on 11/21/10, saw Cal triumph 2-1, with Jimenez picking up an assist.

& Tommy Meyer
Luis Silva and Tommy Meyer were opponents on two occasions during their college careers, while Silva was with the University of California-Santa Barbara and Meyer was with Indiana. Their first meeting took place on 9/27/08 and ended in a 2-1 win for UCSB (including Silva’s D.C. United teammate Chris Pontius). The pair were reunited on 10/3/09 in a game won 3-0 by UCSB. Both players started both games.

& Brian Perk
Luis Silva faced Brian Perk twice during his college career while playing for the University of California-Santa Barbara against Perk and UCLA. They first met on 10/1/08 in a game that was tied 2-2, with Silva scoring once. They were then reunited on 11/29/09, with UCLA winning 2-1.

& Brian Rowe
Luis Silva and Brian Rowe were opponents twice during their college careers, while Silva played for the University of California-Santa Barbara and Rowe played for UCLA. They first met on 9/24/10, with UCSB prevailing 2-0 thanks in part to Silva’s late assist. They were reunited on 9/16/11, in a game won 3-2 by UCLA.

& Michael Stephens
Luis Silva faced Michael Stephens twice during his college career while playing for the University of California-Santa Barbara against Stephens and UCLA. They first met on 10/1/08 in a game that was tied 2-2, with Silva scoring once. They were then reunited on 11/29/09, with UCLA winning 2-1.

Casey Townsend

& Greg Cochrane
Casey Townsend and Greg Cochrane came up against each other three times during their college careers, while Townsend played for Maryland and Cochrane represented Virginia Tech and then Louisville. They first met on 10/9/09 in a game won 2-1 by Maryland (including Townsend’s D.C. United teammates Taylor Kemp and Ethan White) while Cochrane was with Virginia Tech. The following year, the pair (with Kemp and White) were both involved in Maryland’s 7-0 victory over Virginia Tech on 10/08/10. They then played again on 11/27/11 after Cochrane transferred to Louisville (with Kemp playing for Maryland), who took a 4-2 win with Townsend scoring once in defeat for the Terps.

& Laurent Courtois
Casey Townsend and Laurent Courtois spent the 2012 season together as teammates with Chivas USA after Townsend was drafted in the first round (fifth overall pick) of the 2012 MLS SuperDraft. That year, Townsend played 17 games (10 starts), scored once and notched two assists. Courtois played 17 games (nine starts), scored once and added one assist.

& A.J. DeLaGarza
Casey Townsend and A.J. DeLaGarza spent one season together with the University of Maryland in 2008, while Townsend was a freshman and DeLaGarza was a senior. That year, both players started all 26 games they played, Townsend scored 11 goals and notched four assists while DeLaGarza registered an assist. The pair were involved in Maryland’s 2008 College Cup triumph.

& Omar Gonzalez
Casey Townsend and Omar Gonzalez were teammates for one season in 2008 with the University of Maryland, while Gonzalez was a junior and Townsend a freshman. That year, both played and started 26 games, Townsend scored 11 goals and notched four assists while Gonzalez scored five times and added an assist. Both were involved in Maryland’s 2008 College Cup win.

& Hector Jimenez
Casey Townsend (and D.C. United teammates Taylor Kemp and Ethan White) faced Hector Jimenez on one occasion while playing for Maryland against Jimenez and the University of California-Berkeley. The game took place on 9/6/09 and ended in a 2-1 overtime win for the Terps.

& Kofi Opare Casey Townsend (and D.C. United teammates Taylor Kemp and Ethan White) faced Kofi Opare once during his college career while playing for Maryland against Opare’s Michigan. The game took place on 12/4/10 in the College Cup quarterfinals and ended in a 3-2 win for Michigan. Both players started the game.

& Brian Perk
Casey Townsend faced Brian Perk twice during his college career playing for Maryland against Perk’s UCLA. They first met on 8/29/08, with Maryland taking a 2-1 win. The following year, on 9/4/09, Townsend (with D.C. United teammates Taylor Kemp and Ethan White) was on the losing side as UCLA won 2-0. Both players started both games.

& Charlie Rugg
Casey Townsend faced Charlie Rugg on four occasions during his college career, while Townsend played for Maryland and Rugg was with Boston College. The pair first met on 9/11/09 as Townsend (with D.C. United teammates Taylor Kemp and Ethan White) helped Maryland pick up a 2-0 win and logged an assist. The following year on 9/10/10, the game between the two teams ended in a 1-1 tie as the Terps (including Kemp and White) fell behind early but equalized in the second half. A year later on 9/9/11, Townsend (alongside Kemp) was back playing Boston College and scoring once as the Terps won convincingly 4-0. Later that year on 8/11/11, the Eagles took a 2-1 victory in the ACC quarterfinals as Townsend (alongside Kemp) scored in the 47th minute. Both players started all games.

& Michael Stephens
Casey Townsend faced Michael Stephens twice during his college career playing for Maryland against Stephens’ UCLA. They first met on 8/29/08, with Maryland taking a 2-1 win. The following year, on 9/4/09, Townsend (with D.C. United teammates Taylor Kemp and Ethan White) was on the losing side as UCLA won 2-0. Both players started both games.

Ethan White

Greg Cochrane
Ethan White and Greg Cochrane were opponents on two occasions during their college careers, while White was with Maryland and Cochrane represented Virginia Tech. The first game on 10/9/10 saw Maryland (including White’s D.C. United teammates Taylor Kemp and Casey Townsend) take a 2-1 win. The following year on 10/8/10, White (with Kemp and Townsend) was on the winning side once again as the Terps took a convincing 7-0 win. Both players started both games.

& Hector Jimenez
Ethan White (and D.C. United teammates Taylor Kemp and Casey Townsend) faced Hector Jimenez on one occasion while playing for Maryland against Jimenez and the University of California-Berkeley. The game took place on 9/6/09 and ended in a 2-1 overtime win for the Terps.

& Kofi Opare
Ethan White (and D.C. United teammates Taylor Kemp and Casey Townsend) faced Kofi Opare once during his college career while playing for Maryland against Opare’s Michigan. The game took place on 12/4/10 in the College Cup quarterfinals and ended in a 3-2 win for Michigan. Both players started the game.

& Brian Perk
•Ethan White (alongside D.C. United teammates Taylor Kemp and Casey Townsend) and Brian Perk were opponents once during their college careers, while White played for Maryland and Perk represented UCLA. The game took place on 9/4/09 and ended in a 2-0 win for UCLA. Both players started the game.

& Charlie Rugg
Ethan White faced Charlie Rugg on two occasions during their college careers, while White was with Maryland and Rugg played for Boston College. The pair first met on 9/11/09 as White (alongside D.C. United teammates Taylor Kemp and Casey Townsend) helped his Terps side to a 2-0 shutout over the Eagles. The pair were then reunited on 9/10/10 in a game that finished tied at 1-1 in an away trip for Maryland (including Kemp and Townsend). Both players started both games.

& Michael Stephens
Ethan White (alongside D.C. United teammates Taylor Kemp and Casey Townsend) and Michael Stephens were opponents once during their college careers, while White played for Maryland and Stephens represented UCLA. The game took place on 9/4/09 and ended in a 2-0 win for UCLA. Both players started the game.