Post-Match Quotes: April 11, 2015

"Ironically I thought overall it was a step forward for us."
Post-Match Quotes


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Tommy Gillian

D.C. United Head Coach Ben Olsen

On overall disappointment with the outcome of the game:

GOAL: Rolfe Finds Kitchen for Second Goal of Match

DCU 2 - RBNY - 0
GOAL: Kitchen Drives One Past Robles

GOAL: Kitchen Heads into Net off Corner from Kemp

DCU up 1-0 against Red Bulls
GOAL: Kitchen's Header Finds Net

Black-and-Red Basics | D.C. United vs New York Red Bulls Part II

All the News Before the Match
Black-and-Red Basics | DCU vs NYRB


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.

D.C. United Central Show to Air on Comcast SportsNet

Monthly Half-Hour Soccer Show Debuts
Comcast SportsNet to Air D.C. United Show

United With Best Start Since ’06

Fifth Time in Team History with Three Wins in First Four Matches
United With Best Start Since ’06

Silva Arnaud 4.3

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USA Today Sports

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):

Gameday Timeline: DCU vs. RBNY - April 11, 2015

DCU Hosts Eastern Rival Red Bulls
Gameday Timeline - DC v RBNY


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Silva, Hamid Key in D.C. United Victory Over Orlando City

91st-minute Free Kick Clinches 1-0 Victory
Silva, Hamid Key in DCU Win

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).

Game notes:

April 3 Recap: D.C. United 1 - Orlando City 0

Silva Finds Net in Free Kick at Death
Match Recap: DCU 1 - OCSC 0

Kitchen Kaka 4.3

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Kim Klement

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.

Things to Know: D.C. United at Orlando City SC

DCU to Face Kaká & OCSC
Things to Know: DCU v OCSC

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:

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