Chris Rolfe and Fabián Espíndola have stepped up in a big way for D.C. United in 2014. Rolfe, has been playing in his secondary position and still scoring goals for the Black-and-Red. Espíndola has been both getting himself and other on the score sheet, registering five goals and five assists thus far.
D.C. United Head Coach Ben Olsen
What a difference a year makes.
Just a season after being swept in their three-game series with the Houston Dynamo by a combined score of 8-1, D.C. United made easy work of the Dynamo on Wednesday night, riding goals from Fabian Espindola and Chris Rolfe to a 2-0 victory at RFK Stadium.
D.C. United Academy Teams traveled to Virginia Beach to play VA Rush this past weekend. All three Teams won their games and shutout the Rush in all three games. The U-23s beat the defending NPSL Champions RVA FC in their opening game of the season Sunday, May 18. The U-14s played their second game of the weekend on Sunday and lost 3-1 to Bethesda-Olney.
D.C. United U-23s vs. RVA FC
U-23s: 2-0 win
Goals: Majano  and Redondo 
Last match, United didn’t have the start it wanted. The persistence and mental strength of the group came through, though, finding a way to grab a point from the match.
“Energy-wise, everyone understands it wasn’t perfect,” Assistant Coach Preston Burpo said. “Everyone understands there have been a couple games we start off a little slow, and we’d like to change the mentality of that from the get-go.”