D.C. United Head Coach Ben Olsen
On overall disappointment with the outcome of the game:
This time D.C. United hasn’t had to wait long. The chance for revenge against the New York Red Bulls has come quickly, and the appetite couldn’t be greater.
The Black-and-Red dropped their first encounter with their Atlantic Cup rivals on March 22 at Red Bull Arena. But they haven’t lost to the Red Bulls at RFK Stadium since 2013, a streak of three straight victories.
Thanks to heroics by goalkeeper Bill Hamid and a gorgeous stoppage-time free kick by Luis Silva in his 2015 debut, D.C. United (3-1-0, 9 points) is back on top of the Eastern Conference. It’s the best start since 2006 for the Black-and-Red, the fifth time in club history that the team has opened a season with at least three victories in the first four matches.
Here’s look back at the other four campaigns as D.C. United begins its preparation for another highly-anticipated clash with the New York Red Bulls (Saturday, 7 p.m., Comcast SportsNet):
D.C. United (3-1-0, 9 points) scored in stoppage time for the second straight game, winning its inaugural match against Orlando City (1-2-2, 5 points), 1-0.
Luis Silva, making his first appearance since October, came off the bench to score with a free kick in the 91st minute. Bill Hamid finished with five saves and his third shutout of the season for D.C. United, which moved into first place in the Eastern Conference. D.C. United returns to action against the New York Red Bulls at RFK Stadium on Saturday, April 11 (Comcast SportsNet, 7).
For the second successive home game, Orlando City SC suffered stoppage-time heartbreak as they allowed D.C. United to steal away with three points from the latest of goals. And for the second successive game, D.C. United won with a very late goal.
This is no vacation.
D.C. United will travel to Florida for a regular season match for the first time since 2001 when it touches down for its inaugural showdown with expansion side Orlando City. Here’s what you need to pack with your Mickey Mouse ears: