D.C. United Head Coach Ben Olsen:
Thoughts on the match:
We’re happy with the point. Traveling from east to west, it’s never easy. A zero on the road is always a good thing, you give yourself a chance.
The Vancouver Whitecaps and D.C. United were forced to share the spoils after their interconference, cross-country showdown ended in a scoreless draw Saturday night at BC Place.
The game also marked the continued offensive futility for the Whitecaps, who have not scored in their last four games to stretch their goal-less streak to 411 minutes.
After a statement 2-0 win over Eastern Conference side New York Red Bulls, D.C. United shifts its focus towards its last chance to grab three points from a Western Conference side during the regular season when the squad faces the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday, Sept. 6 (Comcast SportsNet; 10 pm EST).
D.C. United announced that midfielder Chris Rolfe will miss six weeks with a fractured left radial head and ulna. The surgery was performed by orthopedic specialist Dr. Ken Fine and hand and wrist specialist Dr. Sunjay Berdia at George Washington University Hospital. The midfielder picked up the injury at training on Wednesday, September 4.
D.C. United was poised to bounce back, as it has done all season, after a disappointing midweek loss in Los Angeles. But Sunday’s 2-0 win over the New York Red Bulls was crucial in other ways, too, as it created breathing room between United and the rest of the Eastern Conference and continued to build momentum ahead of more challenging matches and the fast approaching postseason.
D.C. United has announced that defender Nana Attakora has been called into the Canada Men’s National Team ahead of a Sept. 9 friendly vs. Jamaica at BMO Field in Toronto, Ont. The match will be the first for new Canada head coach Benito Floro. Attakora has six career appearances (two starts) for Canada, who he has represented at almost every international level. He made his senior national team debut in a friendly against Jamaica on Jan.