Though Nick DeLeon has hit a bit of the all-too-common sophomore slump, he hit a 30-yard bomb against the Philadelphia Union on Saturday night. After receiving a pass from Lewis Neal, the talented midfielder turned, exploded into space and hit the back of the net.
Watch: Spotlight- Nick DeLeon
D.C. United Head Coach Ben Olsen
On his overall thoughts on the game:
For 89 minutes, it appeared as though a sublime first-half strike off the foot of D.C. United midfielder Nick DeLeon would hold up, as the home side were the aggressors all evening at RFK Stadium.
Jack McInerney had other ideas.
It’s the battle of the I-95 rivals— part six. Tonight, we take on the Philadelphia Union at RFK at 7 p.m. In MLS play, the Union has us beat with a record of 2-0, but overall, the record stands at 2-2-1 this year. Additionally, on June 12, we routed the Union 3-1 in the fourth round of Open Cup play, eventually lifting the trophy over our heads in Salt Lake City.
Goalkeeping Coach Preston Burpo talks VW Keys to the Match for our I-95 battle against the Union.