As D.C. United focuses on winning the Eastern Conference after clinching its spot in the playoffs, let’s take a look back at some of the big plays against Eastern Conference opponents.
April 5: United earned it first win of 2014 with a 2-0 victory over the New England Revolution. The first goal was an own goal from Jose Goncalves who mis-volleyed a cross from Fabian Espindola.
D.C. United (15-9-7, 52 points)
Games remaining: 3 (10/12 at Houston, 10/18 vs. Chicago, 10/25 at Montreal)
Max points possible: 61
After clinching a playoff berth on Saturday with a 0-0 draw against Sporting Kansas City, the team returned to training to prepare for its upcoming match against the Houston Dynamo (Sunday, October 12 - 3:00 p.m. on dcunited.com/live). Noticeably absent from practice was Homegrown goalkeeper Bill Hamid, who was called up to the U.S.
On a classic rainy night at RFK, D.C. United battled Sporting Kansas City to a 0-0 draw, earning the Black-and-Red a spot in the MLS Cup Playoffs. As the first Eastern Conference team to clinch, United played with typical grit and heart to solidify its place in the postseason.
D.C. United hits the road this weekend to take on the Houston Dynamo, then returns home on 10/18 to host the Chicago Fire in its last home match of the regular season. Buy your tickets now!
D.C. United has announced that Homegrown goalkeeper Bill Hamid has been selected to the U.S. Men’s National Team roster for the international friendly vs. Ecuador on October 10 at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Conn. Hamid will fly to Houston, Texas, after the match and be available for selection for United’s match against the Houston Dynamo on Sunday, Oct. 12.
D.C. United Head Coach Ben Olsen
On making the playoffs
It’s good to get that out of the way. Enjoy tonight and move on. Fortunately, I think the team has bigger goals now, and there’s a feeling that they can do something. Whether it’s finish top three, finish first and make at run at this thing. We will continue to find out a little bit more about ourselves over the next couple games and get ready for the postseason.
Completing one of the most dramatic turnarounds in Major League Soccer history, D.C. United has qualified for the playoffs after finishing last in the league in 2013.
United reached the 2014 postseason after earning a point in a scoreless tie against Sporting Kansas City. With a record of 15-9-7 (52 points), United sits in first place in the Eastern Conference one year after finishing 3-24-7 (16 points), setting the league record for the fewest wins in a season.