Tale of the Tape: D.C. United vs. New England
In boxing, the tale of the tape is the pre-fight measurements between the two combatants. In 2013, we're telling the tale of the tape between D.C. United and its foe of the week.
D.C. United midfielder Perry Kitchen is on pace to reach the 8,000-minute mark at New England on Saturday. If he reaches this mark, he would be just the second player in League history age 21 and under to achieve this feat, with Eddie Gaven logging 8,000 minutes by age 19.
Dwayne De Rosario, Nick DeLeon and Chris Pontius were all in the starting lineup in United’s 2-2 draw with the LA Galaxy last weekend, marking the first time all three started a game together since June 2. In fact, the trio have only been in the same starting XI four times total this season (9/14 vs. LA; 6/2 @ CHI; 3/23 vs. CLB; 3/16 @ NY).
D.C. United put seven shots on frame in last weekend’s 2-2 draw with the defending MLS Cup champions LA Galaxy, the second-highest mark for the squad in 2013. The Black-and-Red also out-possessed the Galaxy, keeping the ball for close to 60% of the game.
At 71.2%, D.C. United had the highest passing accuracy in the attacking third in MLS during the month of August.
All-Time Record vs. New England
Since first playing the New England Revolution in the inaugural season of MLS in 1996, D.C. United holds an all-time record of 28-24-9 in matches against the Revs.