About four hours after Cesc Fabregas missed an early penalty kick in Spain’s 2-0 win over El Salvador, Fabian Espindola flubbed an injury-time PK that allowed the Columbus Crew to escape FedEx Field with a 0-0 draw on Saturday night in the nightcap of a Road to Brazil doubleheader.
D.C. United hosts the Columbus Crew at FedExField in a Road to Brazil doubleheader with World Champion Spain against El Salvador. United kicks off at 6:30 p.m., directly after the final whistle of the friendly. Buy your tickets now!
Third time’s a charm. The Black-and-Red host the Columbus Crew at FedExField tomorrow, and the squad is ready to get the W against its Eastern Conference foe, having lost and tied in its previous two meetings.
“Everyone definitely remembers the first two games,” Goalkeeping Coach Preston Burpo said. “We know the team well. We’ve been preparing for them, and we expect to go out, do what we’ve been doing, and get three points.”
D.C. United forward Chris Rolfe has scored the most goals against the Columbus Crew among all active players in MLS. The talented forward has found the net eight times against the Eastern Conference opponent.
Rolfe has already recorded three goals for the Black-and-Red, having only joined the team in April. The crafty Ohio native doesn’t only create for himself though, having assisted on three goals as well.
REMINDER, SATURDAY'S MATCH IS AT FEDEXFIELD IN LANDOVER, MD. SPAIN vs. EL SALVADOR KICKS OFF AT 4 p.m., AND D.C. UNITED vs. COLUMBUS CREW FOLLOWS AT 6:30 p.m..
In this week's issue, check out a special photo journal from Tony Quinn, United's team photographer since 1996.
Every Matchday in 2014 will provide up-to-date statistics, rosters and schedules for the Black-and-Red. Make sure you pick one up as you enter the Gates on Gameday.
After its 1-0 shutout victory over the reigning MLS Cup Champion, Sporting Kansas City, the First Team regrouped at the RFK training field in preparation for its upcoming trip to FedExField to face the Columbus Crew on June 7 (6:30 p.m. EST, Comcast SportsNet).
Who've you got in 2014? Will Spain take another four years at the top? Will Brazil celebrate its sixth trophy lift? Does the US stand a chance?
While D.C. United was hard at work at RFK, the Richmond Kickers, Washington Spirit and D.C. United U-23s were busy giving the DMV an undefeated record on the weekend.
Fabián Espíndola is on an MVP-caliber run with D.C. United in 2014. In May alone, Espíndola has netted three goals and registered 2 assists.