Not our best effort tonight, to be sure. Kyle Beckerman scored twice and United suffered its worst defeat in regular season League play since a 1-5 loss in Dallas on July 24, 2004. Our boys fell behind in the 12th minute and failed to get anything going most of the night. Here’s more info for those with strong stomachs.
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The post-game locker room was pretty somber, but here’s some of what was said:
D.C. United Head Coach Tom Soehn
On the defeat:
It was the first time we’ve had to rely on our depth, just because the amount of games we’ve had. We learned a lot. Just coming from a game like Wednesday (against Pachuca) and comparing it to today, it was two different teams.
On what United can take from tonight’s game:
I know our guys are weathered so you have to look past this and move on. Obviously we’ll address some things but, there’s days like this that happen and you have to look beyond that and get ready for the next one.
D.C. United forward Jaime Moreno
Thoughts on the match:
It was a very disappointing performance and we know that each of us should take responsibility for this game.
On playing three games in eight days:
We don’t want poor excuses. We train for a reason and it might affect some players, but this is our job and we definitely have to do a better job.
D.C. United midfielder Clyde Simms
On whether United can take anything away from tonight’s match:
Well, it’s going to be different here, just with the field conditions, so we can’t think about it much. We’ve just got to put it past us.
On D.C.’s team morale after a tough week:
We’ve just gotta get back to the drawing board, get back in practice. We have a couple more days before our next game and a quick turn around after our last game. I’m sure we had a couple of tired legs, but we’ll just get back, get some rest and we’ll be at home next game, which is always a plus for us.