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.
In its game against the Philadelphia Union on 8/10, D.C. United’s starting lineup had an average age of just 22.6 years, the youngest starting lineup in the history of the club. Prior to that game, the Black-and-Red’s youngest starting lineup was 23.55 years at home to FC Dallas on 5/7/11.
First DCU Goals
In D.C. United’s 3-1 win over the Montreal Impact on 8/3, new signings Conor Doyle and Jared Jeffrey both scored their first goals for the club during the second half. Doyle’s was with his first touch as a substitute in the 68th minute and was also his first ever professional goal. Jeffrey’s came in the 93rd minute, with Doyle picking up his first assist for the club in setting up his teammate. The goals were the players’ first in MLS.
Although D.C. United has scored just once in the 76th-90th minutes of the match, the Blackand-Red will have a great chance to steal one late, as the Impact has let in 10 of its 22 goalsallowed on the season in that time frame.
Montreal Goal Drought
The Montreal Impact has scored just three in its last five games, having scored nine in the four games prior. During its last five games, the Impact has a record of 1-3-1, including a 3-1 loss to D.C. United at RFK Stadium on 8/3.
The Di Vaio Offensive
Montreal Impact forward Marco Di Vaio has been caught offside more than any other player in MLS this season, being pulled back 46 times in the 21 games he has featured for the Impact, an average of 2.19 offsides per game.