As D.C. United deals with a spate of unfortunate injuries, there couldn’t be a better time for the club’s 2014 Most Valuable Player candidate to be on the mend. Having been out of action for nearly two months, Fabián Espíndola is anxious about the possibility of returning to the field.
Despite the layoff, Espíndola still leads United in both goals (8) and assists (7).
Bill Hamid, Bobby Boswell and Sean Franklin were all subbed into the match at halftime.
Bobby Boswell gets up against Manuel Neuer.
The All-Stars celebrate after Landon Donovan's finish.
With the 2014 AT&T MLS All-Star game upon us, dcunited.com caught up with two of our All-Stars about the activities this week.
dcunited.com: What does it mean to you to be selected to this year's All-Star team?
D.C. United Head Coach Ben Olsen
On what Steve Birnbaum should’ve done on the last play
Steve, first off, has been great the last two months. Of course, he can do better on the play but he's the type of kid who will learn from his mistakes.
On a night when the Houston Dynamo were dominant against D.C. United, the game ultimately came down to being in the right place at the right time.
And it was D.C. United tormentor Will Bruin who made no mistake on a gifted goal in second-half stoppage time to give the Dynamo a 1-0 win Sunday at BBVA Compass Stadium to end their eight-game winless streak.
D.C. United and Major League Soccer have announced that defenders Bobby Boswell and Sean Franklin have been selected to the 2014 MLS All-Star team. Both will represent MLS in the 2014 All-Star Game against German Bundesliga champions F.C. Bayern Munich on Aug. 6, 2014, at Providence Park in Portland, Ore.