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WASHINGTON — Even though Wednesday night’s 1-1 draw between the US and Mexico didn’t yield Bill Hamid’s first national-team cap, seeing it all from the bench was a special moment for the D.C. United goalkeeper.
“To be there and represent your country was an experience that I’m going to treasure — especially [given] the opponent,” Hamid told MLSsoccer.com on Thursday. “For Jurgen [Klinsmann] to have the trust in me is something I want to build on moving forward.”
WASHINGTON — A year ago at this time, it would have been foolish to suggest a playoff push for D.C. United.
But thanks to the combination of head coach Ben Olsen, an offseason rebuilding project, and a more talented group of players, DC have improved dramatically and are right in the thick of things in the Eastern Conference.
After Saturday’s 3-3 draw against Toronto, United are two points outside of a playoff spot, and at times, look capable of making a push towards securing their first postseason berth since 2007.
WASHINGTON — It’s been a tough year for one of D.C. United’s longest-tenured players.
Defender Devon McTavish hasn’t played a minute this year in league play, and until Sunday’s reserve game, hadn’t stepped on the field for a competitive match for almost all of 2011.
But in the 2-1 reserve win against Toronto over the weekend, McTavish started and played 45 minutes in central defense, his first action since February.
It was an up-and-down week for more than a handful of MLS sides in Week 21. LA and RSL lost on Wednesday then rebounded strongly on the weekend, while Sporting KC went in reverse, winning in midweek and then collapsing late to Seattle on Saturday.
But it was generally all up for John Spencer's Portland Timbers, who thrashed the Galaxy last Wednesday then went on the road to earn a point from fellow Western Conference mid-tablers San Jose. Which explains why they have three players on the latest Team of the Week from MLSsoccer.com.
Dwayne De Rosario was named Lenkersdorfer Fine Jewelers Man of the Match for Matchday 21 of the MLS Regular Season today based on fan voting conducted on dcunited.com.
Bid now on the jersey De Rosario wore during the match. All proceeds benefit United for D.C.
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WASHINGTON — While D.C. United’s wild 3-3 draw with Toronto on Saturday was unforgettable for a multitude of reasons, the experience was perhaps most significant for midfielder Santino Quaranta.
The longtime DC veteran returned to the starting lineup for the first time in almost three months, going the full 90 minutes after being sidelined during that time with concussion symptoms.
“It was enjoyable,” Quaranta said of his return. “I tried to do whatever I could for the team and Benny [Olsen, DC head coach] knows that.”