Closing out a big step for young United

DC backline meshes quickly to stifle potent New York attack
Big step for young backline
Brandon McDonald

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.

De Rosario, defense lead the way in huge win for DC

After hero's goal, United back line earns rare shutout against New York
DeRo leads way for DC

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 over the phone. “But most importantly it was the game winner and we were able to come away with all three points.”

Post match quotes: New York Red Bulls 0 - D.C. United 1

Post match quotes DC at NY


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: De Rosario finishes a nice pass sequence

GOAL: De Rosario at RBNY

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.

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VIDEO: Dwayne De Rosario volunteers at Food & Friends

The United midfielder joined front office staff to volunteer at Food & Friends
DeRo at Food & Friends

Previa: DC vs NY

Previa: DC vs NY

Encarando sus últimas dos semanas como jugador del United, el mediocampista Fred analiza la previa del duro clásico frente a New York Red Bulls. El partido se jugará este sábado a las 7:30 pm en el Red Bull Arena, y será transmitido por Comcast SportsNet

Preview: DC at New York

Old rivals go at it Saturday night in second Atlantic Cup meeting
Preview: DC at New York

After kicking off their two-game homestand in style, the New York Red Bulls entertain D.C. United on Saturday night at Red Bull Arena in the second Atlantic Cup meeting of the season. The Red Bulls returned home from a four-game swing and cruised to a 5-0 victory against Toronto FC at midweek. United have played to three consecutive draws, conceding a late equalizer in the last two, most recently a 2-2 with Philadelphia last weekend.

MLS All-Star FIRST XI to be revealed Sunday on ESPN

Find out top fan vote-getters at halftime of Portland-Seattle match Sunday on ESPN
All-Star team revealed Sun

You’ve had your say. Now it’s time to find out what you actually said.

This past week, the fan voting for the 2011 AT&T MLS All-Star team came to an end, and this coming Sunday, the names of the “First XI” will be revealed, as will a 12th name—the player who garnered the most votes via text voting.

The announcement of the First XI will come at halftime of the match between the Portland Timbers and Seattle Sounders (4 pm ET, ESPN). Immediately following the match, go to to learn the name of the 12th All-Star.

United in the media ahead of NYRB match

United vs NY media roundup

D.C. United will play the second leg of the 2011 Atlantic Cup on Saturday night against bitter rival Red Bull New York. To prepare for this pivotal contest, we have prepared the usual media round-up with many key articles.

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