DC academy players stand out in Reserve League game

It is becoming commonplace for United's Academy players to play in Reserve League
Academy players stand out

Mikias Eticha

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Ben Keller/

WASHINGTON — It’s becoming commonplace for D.C. United academy players to get a chance in MLS Reserve matches. But it’s not every day they get to play a prominent role.

Turns out Tuesday wasn’t just any ordinary day. Not only did five academy players see significant time in DC’s 2-2 draw against New England, but academy midfielder Collin Martin scored the tying goal, and Brad Volv managed to hold his own at the back.

Reserve League: D.C. United 2, New England Revolution 2

The Black-and-Red Reserves rally from two goals down to earn the draw
Reserves: United 2 - Revs 2

Collin Martin vs NE Reserves - 2011 reserves

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Ben Keller/

WASHINGTON — D.C. United rallied from a two-goal deficit to snatch a 2-2 draw against the New England Revolution in MLS Reserve League action.

Kenny Mansally's brace staked the Revolution to a two-goal lead, but second half goals by Joseph Ngwenya and Academy player Collin Martin led the comeback for D.C.

Andy Najar named Lenkersdorfer Fine Jewelers Man of the Match

The United midfielder earns his second fan honor of the season
Najar MOTM - Matchday 12

Andy Najar

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Victor Decolongon/Getty Images

Andy Najar was named Lenkersdorfer Fine Jewelers Man of the Match for Matchday 12 of the MLS Regular Season today based on fan voting conducted on  


After each match, visit visit or to cast your vote. Every match you vote in earns you another chance to win.

Gold Cup: Canada's Jakovic ruled out of tournament

Hamstring injury suffered in Ecuador friendly sidelines DC defender
Jakovic out of Gold Cup

WASHINGTON — D.C. United and Canadian defender Dejan Jakovic will miss the CONCACAF Gold Cup after suffering a hamstring injury in last week’s 2-2 friendly draw against Ecuador.

According to a D.C. United spokesman, Jakovic will return to the nation's capital to be evaluated by team doctors and rehab his injury. At this time, the complete extent of the injury is unknown and Jakovic will be closely monitored as he begins the recovery process.

The 25-year-old was looking to add to his haul of 11 caps in the June competition for Canada, including three at the 2009 Gold Cup.

Crónica: Galaxy 0-0 D.C. United...El United le empata a un Galaxy inofensivo

La ausencia de Landon Donovan pesó en el Galaxy y el D.C. United se llevó un punto
Crónica: Galaxy 0-0 D.C. Uni

CARSON, Calif. – Sin Landon Donovan, el ataque del LA Galaxy se frenó y sufrió para generar oportunidades de gol para empatar 0-0 con el D.C. United el viernes en el Home Depot Center.

D.C. United controló la posesión la mayor parte del partido y tuvo mejores oportunidades pero una definición equivocada mantuvo el partido sin goles.

El Galaxy estuvo sin tres jugadores clave. Donovan y Donovan Ricketts por su participación la Copa Oro que comienza el domingo, mientras que Juan Pablo Ángel no estuvo convocado por lesión.

Rookie defenders impress as DC blank LA in tie

Kitchen, Korb, White show mettle to keep Galaxy off the board and get valuable point
Rookie defenders impress

With starter Dejan Jakovic away on Gold Cup duty, D.C. United coach Ben Olsen turned to three rookie defenders to hold the LA Galaxy attack at bay on Friday night. The move paid off.

Rookies Chris Korb, Ethan White and Perry Kitchen combined to shut down LA’s offense and help DC come away with a 0-0 draw from The Home Depot Center.


Post-match quotes: LA Galaxy 0 - D.C. United 0

Comments from Head Coach Ben Olsen and players
Post-match quotes

Highlights: D.C. United 0 - LA Galaxy 0

Friday, June 3, 2011 - The Home Depot Center - Carson, CA
Highlights: DC 0, LA 0

D.C. United in the media ahead of LA Galaxy match

Media: DCU vs LA

In preparation for tonight’s game we start the round up by
looking at Steve Goff’s (The Washington Post) article on Blake Brettschneider’s development from rookie to
. From the Washington Examiner, Craig Stouffer writes about Ethan White and his
defensive performance
to date.

VIDEO: Charlie Davies interview

World Football Daily sits down with United's leading scorer
Charlie Davies interview

World Football Daily's Kenny Hassan sits down with DC United & USMNT forward Charlie Davies to discuss his current form, recovery from injury, the Gold Cup squad disappointment and diving criticism.

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