Quaranta adjusting to new role with DC

Whether on the bench or starting, veteran ready to support Olsen
Quaranta accepts new role

WASHINGTON — On a roster sprinkled with new additions, one of D.C. United’s most familiar faces has found himself adjusting to a much different role.

Longtime veteran Santino Quaranta, who led the team in minutes played last year, now finds himself starting most games from the bench. In nine appearances this season, only two have come as starts.

It’s taken some time for him to adjust to the new role.

Ajax ticket giveaway

Follow D.C. United on Twitter and Facebook to learn the secret location and password
Ajax ticket giveaway

D.C. United's mascot, Talon, will be giving away a pair of tickets each day over the next three days somewhere in the Washington, DC metro area. Here's how you can win:

Chris Pontius named Lenkersdorfer Fine Jewelers Man of the Match

The United midfielder earns his second fan honor of the year
Pontius MOTM - Match 10

Chris Pontius was named Lenkersdorfer Fine Jewelers Man of the Match for Matchday 10 of the MLS Regular Season today based on fan voting conducted on Pontius' second half penalty kick for the Black-and-Red equalized the match and led to the 1-1 tie against the Colorado Rapids.

Bid now to win his autographed, game-worn jersey.

Branko Bošković undergoes ACL surgery

Montenegrin midfielder to miss six months
Bošković undergoes surgery

Washington, D.C. (May 16, 2011) - D.C. United announced today that Branko Bošković has undergone successful surgery to repair a torn left Anterior Cruciate Ligament. The procedure was performed by Doctor James Gilbert of Metro Orthopedics and Sports Therapy in Silver Spring, Md. The Montenegrin National Team player suffered the injury on April 26 in a Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup play-in match against the New England Revolution.

Reserve League: Philadelphia Union 0, D.C. United 1

The Black-and-Red Reserves remain undefeated after three matches
Reserves: United 1 - Union 0

Chris Korb vs Philadelphia Union Reserves - 05162011

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DC United (3-0-0) remained unbeaten in MLS Reserve League play on Monday, edging Philadelphia Union (1-1-0) by a score of 1-0 at Chester Park. The visitors received a 43rd minute goal from Brandon Barklage off a corner kick and held the Union scoreless throughout.

The first scoring chance of the match came in the opening minutes when Blake Brettschneider broke free on goal, but the 22-year-old forward’s shot slid wide right of the far post.

VIDEO: Post-match quotes and highlights

Comments from Ben Olsen, Chris Pontius, and Bill Hamid
Post-match quotes

VIDEO: Post-match interview with Dax McCarty

CSN Washington's Sebastian Salazar interviews the United's captain
Post-match w/ McCarty

VIDEO: Post-match interview with Santino Quaranta

CSN Washington's Sebastian Salazar interviews the United midfielder
Post-match w/ Quaranta

Post-match quotes: D.C. United 1 - Colorado Rapids 1

Comments from Head Coach Ben Olsen, Chris Pontius, and Bill Hamid
Post-match quotes


Overall thoughts on the match:

Highlights: DC vs Colorado

Saturday, May 14, 2011 - RFK Stadium - Washington, DC
Highlights: DC 1, Colorado 1
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