D.C. UNITED HEAD COACH BEN OLSEN
On Luis Silva:
“He worked very hard in the first half. We asked him to be more involved. In the last two games, he just wasn’t touching the ball enough, and to get the ball, you need to work hard, pick up second balls, be constantly on the move, and he did a better job of that tonight. Obviously, he capped it off with a very good goal.”
On Bill Hamid:
D.C. United extended their lead atop the Eastern Conference, while the San Jose Earthquakes dug their hole even deeper at the bottom of the West.
Eddie Johnson scored from the penalty spot and Luis Silva added another from open play in the first half as United overcame Chris Wondolowski’s sixth goal of the season for a 2-1 victory Friday night.
Soccer fans in Washington, D.C., have the opportunity to watch a live broadcast of Argentina vs. Germany in the 2014 FIFA World Cup final from Rio de Janeiro at the National Portrait Gallery and Smithsonian American Art Museum. The museums, together with the Embassy of Germany, will host an official viewing party in the museums’ enclosed and air-conditioned Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard. The game will be broadcast live on a 21-foot LED video wall. Additional support for the event has been provided by the Embassy of Argentina, the Downtown DC Business Improvement District and D.C.