D.C. United walked away from Saturday night’s 0-0 draw with
Real Salt Lake ruing a string of missed opportunities, frustrated to have let
their visitors off the hook after bossing the match for long periods.
Yet Curt Onalfo’s men have been through more than enough
hardship this season to recognize it was another sign of progress on their
long road to recovery.
El D.C. United no pudo mantener su racha
ganadora de tres partidos y aunque dominó por muchos pasajes en la ofensiva a
su visitante Real Salt Lake, tuvo que conformarse con un solo punto en el
partido que protagonizaron en el RFK, en la continuación de la campaña en la
capital del país.
El meta Nick Rimando del Salt Lake fue el
héroe de su equipo al mantener imbatida su portería durante los 93 minutos que
duró el encuentro, a pesar de la férrea ofensiva desarrollada por sus ex
compañeros del D.C. United.
Real Salt Lake versus D.C. United at RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C.
The historical record between these teams in league play is tied at 4 wins and 4 losses apiece, plus 2 draws.
What's at stake?
WASHINGTON — D.C. United outlasted Real Salt Lake on a marathon evening at RFK Stadium on Wednesday, advancing into the U.S. Open Cup proper with a 2-1 overtime victory in muggy conditions in the nation’s capital.
The sides traded penalty kicks in regulation, and just when it looked like the affair would have to be settled by shootout, D.C. teenage phenom Andy Najar entered in the late going to conjure up a coolly-taken winner.
D.C. United defeated Real Salt Lake 2-1 on Wednesday, June 2, 2010 to advance to the Round of 16 in the 2010 U.S. Open Cup.
Bruce Arena is arguably the greatest soccer coach in United States history. He further staked his claim on that title by earning his 100th career MLS win last Saturday, joining Sigi Schmid, Bob Bradley and Steve Nicol as the only coaches to reach that watermark.
In honor of this milestone, we salute Mr. Almighty with this week's MLSsoccer.com Top 10: Bruce Arena's All-time Greatest Wins.
1. USMNT defeat Mexico 2-0, 2002 World Cup (Round of 16)
In golf, it’s called a Mulligan. In Monopoly it’s the “Get Out of Jail Free” card. Kids call it a “do-over,” whatever game they’re playing.
But not in soccer. That reality has been hammered home for Troy Perkins this season, as the veteran goalkeeper has seen his happy homecoming to D.C. United derailed by poor results and the rapid rise of a young rival, sending him back to square one at age 28.
Real Salt Lake at DC United in a USOC play-in game at RFK Stadium; 7:30 p.m. ET.
The all-time record between these teams is tied at 4 wins and 4 losses, plus 2 draws.
What's at stake?