D.C. United Head Coach Ben Olsen
On substituting Lewis Neal for Branko Boskovic:
WASHINGTON - It seems like D.C. United have been making a habit of giving up early goals. And it also seems like they’ve been making a habit of coming from behind to erase them.
D.C. United announced that it has acquired Costa Rican forward Álvaro Saborío from Real Salt Lake in exchange for forward Luis Silva. Saborío will join the Black-and-Red following the CONCACAF Gold Cup.
“Saborío has been a proven goal scorer throughout his career, especially in Major League Soccer,” D.C. United General Manager Dave Kasper said. “He’s a true No. 9 that will provide an immediate spark to our offense.”
Head Coach Adrian Heath:
On the game:
D.C. United knew all week that their Sunday evening encounter with Orlando City SC wouldn’t be an easy task.
D.C. United has been drawn into Group H for the 2015-16 CONCACAF Champions League.
After using a midweek cross-country trip as a reason to field an experimental starting XI vs. the Portland Timbers on Wednesday, D.C. United coach Ben Olsen didn’t hide his feelings about his side’s busy May.
“To turn around come Wednesday, and to fly on Thursday and play on a Saturday, I’ve said it before – it’s silly to ask guys to do that,” Olsen said following United’s 1-0 loss to the Timbers at Providence Park.
Washington, D.C. (May 24, 2015) – D.C. United (6-2-4, 22 points) remains at the top of the Eastern Conference after a 1-1 tie again the New England Revolution (5-3-5; 20 points).
D.C. United pleased with road point, despite failing to fully capitalize on two-man advantage in New England
Heading into their match-up with the New England Revolution on Saturday evening, Ben Olsen’s banged-up D.C. United side likely would’ve been content with a draw. Facing a Revs side that hadn’t lost at home in nearly a year and preparing to travel cross-country for a midweek match-up against Portland, a road point likely would’ve satisfied United, for the time being keeping them atop the Eastern Conference.