Last night, D.C. United topped defending MLS Cup Champion Sporting Kansas City 3-0.
D.C. United manager Ben Olsen
On D.C. United’s win over Sporting KC…
They are extremely aggressive at home, and these games come down to if you can counter in the right way. Today, I think we were pretty sharp in that area and fortunately we punished them for it.
On managing the game…
We weathered some early pressure, but overall I thought the way we managed the game was very mature.
On his team’s emotions after the match…
There's a new leader in the Eastern Conference, as D.C. United continue their comeback from the shambles that was their 2013 MLS campaign – and the frustration continues at home for Sporting Kansas City.
D.C. United faces off against Sporting Kansas City tonight at 8:30 ET (dcunited.com/live). The winner claims first place in the Eastern Conference and possibly the lead in the Supporters Shield race. For weeks, the Black-and-Red has expressed its understanding of the importance of this match.
Yesterday, D.C. United challenged Leidos, Sporting KC and Comcast SportsNet to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. We wanted to thank Leidos for accepting the challenge and passing it on!