After earning its first win in Houston on Oct. 12, the team returned to the RFK training field to prepare for its final home match of the 2014 MLS Regular Season (Saturday, October 18 vs. Chicago Fire - buy tickets).
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This was a quick road trip, only in Houston for 30 hours, but there are still plenty of things to talk about.
1. WE WON
That one is pretty self explanatory. We finally won in Houston and by doing so we put ourselves in a great position to win the Eastern Conference. With one point in the remaining two games we will clinch first place in the East and secure home field advantage throughout the playoffs.
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The Black-and-Red needs just one point to clinch first in the Eastern Conference, and it has its chance this Saturday when the Chicago Fire comes to town. BUY TICKETS
D.C. United head coach Ben Olsen
On the mentality of the team
I thought our mentality coming out was good, and that’s where good, experienced, hungry guys that understand that’s what’s at stake right now. We’re looking forward to going back home and trying to get more points against Chicago (Saturday, October 18 - BUY TICKETS)
On the status of Luis Silva