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It’s the oldest rivalry in MLS, and everyone here at D.C. United gets it.
“We’ve talked about it in team meetings,” said Preston Burpo. “This is a big deal for our club, this rivalry. This is the original rivalry of MLS. So, yeah that’s been discussed and guys are excited.”
In order to look forward to New York, we first have to look back at last weekend’s game against New England. Some things went well for the Black-and-Red and other things still need to improve.
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It was finally nice soccer weather today. It wasn’t raining, and it wasn’t snowing. The sun was hiding, and there was a light breeze.
Last Saturday night, when D.C. United took on the New England Revolution, Clyde Simms was in the house. Battling Kidney Disease, the talented midfielder had to retire from Major League Soccer to focus on his health. With the help of the National Kidney Foundation, Simms aims to spread awareness about the disease, while hopefully awaiting a donor.
In its fourth game of the season, United was able to take three points with a 2-0 victory over the New England Revolution. The Black-and-Red kept high pressure and created dangerous opportunities, eventually causing an own goal by New England. Then, in stoppage time, newly signed Chris Rolfe decided to seal the deal with a beautiful one-touch strike.
Three points. Two goals. Huge swing in momentum.
“It feels great. I mean it’s just been too long,” said Assistant Coach Chad Ashton. “I am really happy for the guys. I’m really happy that they get rewarded for their hard work. It’s well deserved.”
Everyone said it was going to take time. It clicked on the field last night, and it wasn’t by chance. We worked for it.