A comprehensive win from a mix of veterans and young guns. Goals from Fred and Brandon Barklage were the difference as D.C. topped FCD 2-0 at RFK Stadium Wednesday night. You have to like the energy and fight some of the younger guys brought to the pitch tonight. Goalkeeper Milos Kocic (age 23) gets his first career start and pitches a shutout, while Rodney Wallace (20), Chris Pontius (21), Brandon Barklage (22), Andrew Jacobson (23), Marc Burch (24), Greg Janicki (24) and Devon McTavish (24) all see minutes.
Here's what you should be taking a look at post-game:
- United moves closer to Open Cup return - By Charlie Boehm (dcunited.com)
- Photo Gallery: D.C. United vs. FC Dallas (more photos to be added)
- Post-game quotesheet from both teams
- The awesome twitter feed from tonight! (that was fun, let's do it again sometime)
We'll add more here as it comes online (including video highlights, which will be posted late tonight).
The team will now face the winner of San Jose-New York. Should it win that game, D.C. would advance to the third round of the Open Cup.
So, all things considered, what did you think of the result? If you were at the game, were you impressed with any of the youngsters? Who stood out?