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.
Home Goals v. San Jose
In the 16 matches all-time between D.C. United and the San Jose Earthquakes at RFK Stadium, the Black-and-Red have scored 32 goals and conceded just 25.
Poor Form On The Road
San Jose has struggled away from home this season compiling a record of 1-5-2 on the road. The club’s first victory away from Buck Shaw Stadium this year came on 6/15 against the Colorado Rapids, which they won 2-1. San Jose has scored just five road goals this year.
San Jose have seen its players cautioned 30 times already this season, the joint-second most in MLS alongside Chivas USA and just one less than Toronto. Earthquakes defender Victor Bernardez has received the joint-most cautions for an individual player with six this season, tied with Bobby Burling of Chivas.
De Rosario vs. Former Teams
The MLS veteran has featured for five different clubs in the League. De Rosario has notched 102 career MLS goals, and almost 1/4 of those goals (23) have come against a former team, including a penalty tally in United’s last match against Toronto FC on 6/15.
Early Goals An Issue
San Jose has scored just four goals all season in the first half of MLS regular season games, and just two in the first half-hour of matches in 2013.