D.C. United announced today, through United Drives, that the program will collect new school supplies to benefit D.C. Public Schools on Sunday, August 31 before United’s match against The New York Red Bulls at 2:30 p.m. All supplies collected will go to various Title 1 D.C. Public Schools.
D.C. United and EventsDC are proud to have the opportunity this week to honor an American soccer legend. On behalf of both organizations, United head coach Ben Olsen will present Landon Donovan with a gift prior to kickoff on Wednesday, August 27 (10:30 p.m., Comcast SportsNet).
This win felt different, more important, bigger. You could hear it in the locker room; cheers, singing, visible emotion from players otherwise even-keeled. But ask them what this win means, and they’ll all give you the same answer: nothing yet.
Last night, D.C. United topped defending MLS Cup Champion Sporting Kansas City 3-0.
D.C. United manager Ben Olsen
On D.C. United’s win over Sporting KC…
They are extremely aggressive at home, and these games come down to if you can counter in the right way. Today, I think we were pretty sharp in that area and fortunately we punished them for it.
On managing the game…
We weathered some early pressure, but overall I thought the way we managed the game was very mature.
On his team’s emotions after the match…
There's a new leader in the Eastern Conference, as D.C. United continue their comeback from the shambles that was their 2013 MLS campaign – and the frustration continues at home for Sporting Kansas City.