PSW Q&A: PWSI Technical Director Ken Krieger “loving life” as daughter Ali shines on World Cup stage
The U.S. Women’s National Team leaped to the forefront of the American sports scene with their thrilling penalty kick-shootout win over Brazil in the World Cup quarterfinals on Sunday, and Dumfries, Va. native Ali Krieger was one of the central figures, playing the full 120 minutes at right back before netting the decisive PK that clinched the U.S. victory.
D.C. United announced today plans to induct former midfielder Richie Williams to the D.C. United Hall of Tradition presented by Yuengling when the Black-and-Red host the Portland Timbers August 27 at 7:30 p.m. ET. The induction serves as the highest club honor and is reserved solely for iconic performers. Williams and his family will be present through that weekend and will be honored at halftime of the match. Tickets are available via dcunited.com and through all TicketMaster outlets.
WASHINGTON — An improving D.C. United defense is set to get a boost this week, as central defender Dejan Jakovic (pictured above) was back in training on Tuesday for the first time since the end of May.
The Croatian-born, Canadian international was slated to play in this summer’s CONCACAF Gold Cup, but a hamstring injury suffered in a pre-tournament friendly against Ecuador on June 1 knocked him out of the competition, and out of the DC lineup, for several weeks longer than initially anticipated.
Dwayne De Rosario was named Lenkersdorfer Fine Jewelers Man of the Match for Matchday 17 of the MLS Regular Season today based on fan voting conducted on dcunited.com.
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In the two games prior to the 1-0 win over archrivals New York, a young D.C. United side had seen four points evaporate in the two previous games, as they conceded late goals against Houston and Philadelphia at home.
Winless in their last five games, DC found themselves up a goal with under 30 minutes to play thanks to the heroics of new acquisition Dwayne De Rosario. It was familiar territory, but instead of another collapse, the defense held firm to pick up a huge win.
Dwayne De Rosario isn’t one to shy away from the big moments.
Playing the New York Red Bulls just under two weeks after being shipped away in exchange for Dax McCarty, the DC United midfielder reminded his old club what they sent away. He scored the game’s lone goal, leading his new team to a huge 1-0 road win Satuday at Red Bull Arena.
“It’s a great feeling,” De Rosario told MLSsoccer.com over the phone. “But most importantly it was the game winner and we were able to come away with all three points.”
D.C UNITED HEAD COACH BEN OLSEN
On if this was a big win on this road trip:
Yeah. Look, every win right now is key, especially winning a 1-0 game for us right now is important because we have had some leads that we have squandered and tonight was a good effort. I thought we held the fort down. Offensively there was some pretty good stuff. We caught them on a day, they might have been a little leggy but that’s what you have to do in this league. When you find teams in certain situations you have to take advantage of.
Goal! New York Red Bulls 0, D.C. United 1. Dwayne De Rosario (DC) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assist by Josh Wolff.