D.C. United Head Coach Ben Olsen
On the game overall:
“It was great to get the goal, but I’m just happy to see our team back with the right mentality. The final third for both teams was a little lacking, but I was very happy with the effort and response from last week. Hopefully, now we can put that type of mentality into every game going forward.”
The Los Angeles Galaxy are back in D.C. with their 2014 MLS Cup title in tow. But they’re missing some key figures against a Black-and-Red side that is determined to extend its run of dominance at RFK Stadium. Here are the basics for tomorrow's matchup:
Zach Thornton always had an eye on D.C. United. It’s fitting that he’s now a part of the Black-and-Red as the newest member of the First Team coaching staff. He hails from Baltimore, only a short distance away, and he’s brought the experience of a legendary career into the United locker room this season.
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Taylor Kemp visited SportsTalk Live this week to talk all things DCU.
The hard part is watching the film. The easy part is getting back out on the practice field.
D.C. United returned to work Tuesday, focused on turning the page from Sunday’s defeat at New York, a task made easier by the impending arrival of reigning MLS Cup champions Los Angeles Galaxy on Saturday (CSN, 7).
“The important part now is to put that behind us and move forward against, obviously, a very good team in L.A.,” United Head Coach Ben Olsen said.
D.C. United will host one of its biggest home matches of the 2015 season on Saturday, March 28, when the reigning MLS Cup champion Los Angeles Galaxy come to town. While the Black-and-Red will be primed to give their all on the field, United is teaming up with the Galaxy and one of its players from the Washington-area, A.J. DeLaGarza, for a special donation drive in Lot 8 and other activities in honor of the DeLaGarza family’s courageous off-the-field battle last season.
D.C. United (1-1-0, 3 points) suffered its first loss of the 2015 MLS regular season, dropping a 2-0 decision at Red Bull Arena in the home opener for the New York Red Bulls (1-0-1, 4 points).
It's D.C. United’s much-anticipated return to Red Bull Arena for the first meeting of 2015 with the New York Red Bulls.
Here are the basics for tomorrow's rivalry matchup: