From the beginning of the season, D.C. United made it very clear that young players would have to play a central role in any success in 2011.
On Sunday, two rookies — Perry Kitchen and Blake Brettschneider — stepped up as a makeshift DC side sent the Portland Timbers to their first home defeat of the year with a 3-2 win.
Perry Kitchen was named Lenkersdorfer Fine Jewelers Man of the Match for Matchday 11 of the MLS Regular Season today based on fan voting conducted on dcunited.com. Kitchen scored his first MLS goal and helped lead the Black-and-Red's to a 3-2 win in Portland.
LENKERSDORFER FINE JEWELERS MOTM VOTING
After each match, visit visit facebook.com/dcunited or dcunited.com to cast your vote. Every match you vote in earns you another chance to win.
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The Portland Timbers once again are putting their undefeated JELD-WEN Field league record on the line when they entertain D.C. United on Sunday afternoon. The Timbers have won five games on the trot at home, last a 1-0 win against Columbus. United are unbeaten in three games after a 1-1 draw with Colorado two weeks ago. The clubs also share a common opponent in Holland’s AFC Ajax, who they’ve faced in friendlies over the last week.