D.C. United (15-9-7) heads to Houston having clinched a playoff spot and turned its focus on winning the East. The Dynamo (11-14-6), coming off a crucial 1-0 midweek win over Toronto FC, has to continue its winning form to reach the postseason while the Black-and-Red aims to keep its momentum rolling with results from its final three regular season matches.
As D.C. United heads into its last three Regular Season games, its first goal of making the Playoffs is off the to-do list and in the accomplished column. With a spot in the Eastern Conference playoffs clinched, the Black-and-Red has reset its goal to winning the East and securing home-field advantage.
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.