D.C. UNITED HEAD COACH BEN OLSEN
Overall thoughts on the match:
Luckily, somehow, we were ahead in that game. Because from
the way we were most of the second half we should have been losing. Somehow, we
found a way to get another goal, but our ability with the lead is just not good
enough. We have a long way to go.
In the first half it looked like we had some good chances,
we should have probably been ahead – but [Houston] had some good chances too.
We are still giving up a lot of opportunities.
D.C. United faces the Houston Dynamo at RFK Stadium this evening in the first of three consecutive matches against Eastern Conference rivals. To start off our usual media round-up, we begin by looking at Charlie Davies' special feature on CNN International and CNN.com.
D.C. United and the Houston Dynamo meet for the second time this season in a key match in the Eastern Conference when the clubs face off Saturday evening at RFK Stadium. United return home after coming away from Real Salt Lake with a late 1-1 draw last weekend. The Dynamo went down to defeat at home last weekend, falling 2-0 to Columbus.
REFEREE: Mark Kadlecik - MLS Career: 6 games; FC/gm: 22.8; Y/gm: 4.2; R: 2; pens: 1
SAR (bench): Rob Fereday; JAR (opposite): James Conlee; 4th: John McCloskey
Andy Najar se prepara para recibir a Houston Dynamo en el Estadio RFK. Luego de la derrota sufrida en abril, el hondureño espera tomarse revancha de local este sábado a las 6:00 pm Hora del Este.
WASHINGTON – There’s been tremendous improvement over last season for D.C. United in several aspects, but the inability to capitalize at home has cost them valuable points.
On the upside, the club has scored 19 goals in 14 games overall, which is only two fewer than they scored all of last year. On the defensive side of the ball, there have even been signs of progress, though scattered between some shaky performances that highlight the inexperience of a young back line.