Washington, D.C. (July 16, 2011) - D.C. United announced today a trade that sees the Black-and-Red sending to New York a 2011 international roster slot in exchange for future considerations.
FC Dallas return to league action when they play host to D.C. United on Saturday evening at Pizza Hut Park. FCD saw its three-game winning streak come to an end last weekend in a 2-0 loss at Real Salt Lake, though getting a measure of revenge in a defeat of RSL in a US Open Cup quarterfinal at midweek. United are coming off a big 1-0 victory at the New York Red Bulls last weekend.
REFEREE: Niko Bratsis. MLS Career: 5 games; FC/gm: 25.6; Y/gm: 3.2; R: 0; pens: 0
SAR (bench): Peter Manikowski; JAR (opposite): Craig Lowry; 4th: Ricardo Salazar
D.C. United arrived in Dallas on Friday afternoon to incredibly hot conditions, with the temperature reading a steamy 103 degrees. With temperatures expected to be in the mid-90s at kickoff Saturday evening, the heat is sure to play a factor in the contest at Pizza Hut Park. One player, in particular, seemed unreasonably happy to encounter the warmer weather, as Brazilian midfielder Fred was heard to say "this is more like it," as the team boarded the bus for the hotel.
D.C. United is in Frisco, TX to take on FC Dallas at Pizza Hut Park tonight (Comcast SportsNet, 9pm ET). The articles below will ensure you're informed of all of the storylines ahead of tonight's contest.
WASHINGTON — It’s been a long time since D.C. United were able to string together two wins in a row.
More than two years have elapsed since the club achieved that feat, dating all the way back to June 2009, and on the heels of last weekend’s 1-0 win on the road over the New York Red Bulls, the club can accomplish that with a win in Dallas on Saturday (9 pm ET, Comcast SportsNet).
WASHINGTON — Getting through the grind of an MLS season for the first time is no small feat. And at the midway point of 2011, D.C. United’s crop of promising youngsters are learning to cope with the demands of professional soccer.
Through the first half of 2011, a handful of rookies have played a prominent role on one of the league’s youngest teams. Defenders Perry Kitchen (pictured above) and Ethan White have played the most, getting in 14 and 13 games, respectively, while forward Blake Brettschneider and defender Chris Korb have figured into the mix.