D.C. United Head Coach Ben Olsen
On substituting Lewis Neal for Branko Boskovic:
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.
Washington, D.C. (May 9, 2015) – D.C. United (5-1-3, 18 points) extended its unbeaten streak to seven games and stayed atop the Eastern Conference standings with a 1-1 draw against Sporting Kansas City (3-2-5, 14 points).
United extended its unbeaten streak at RFK Stadium to 17 straight games in all competitions, including 13 consecutive in league play dating back to June 2014.
Jairo Arrieta put United ahead in the 42nd minute with his second goal of the season, and Dom Dwyer tied the game three minutes later for Kansas City.