DC defender White relishing smooth transition into MLS

Home grown defender looks to follow in footsteps of other Terp successes
White enjoying MLS

WASHINGTON — D.C. United defender Ethan White’s smooth transition into MLS should come as no surprise. After all, playing a couple of years at the University of Maryland put him on a path many have taken to professional success.

At this early stage of the season, the 20-year-old central defender has shown the ability to compete at the pro level in seven MLS appearances. His athleticism is often lauded as among the best on his team, and he displayed it in another solid performance during last Sunday’s 3-2 win in Portland.

Brettschneider, Kitchen step up for United in win

Rookie duo the driving force behind DC's 3-2 victory at Portland
Rookie duo help in win

From the beginning of the season, D.C. United made it very clear that young players would have to play a central role in any success in 2011.

On Sunday, two rookies — Perry Kitchen and Blake Brettschneider — stepped up as a makeshift DC side sent the Portland Timbers to their first home defeat of the year with a 3-2 win.

Perry Kitchen named Lenkersdorfer Fine Jewelers Man of the Match

Rookie defender earns his first fan honor of the year
Kitchen MOTM - Match 11

Perry Kitchen

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Perry Kitchen was named Lenkersdorfer Fine Jewelers Man of the Match for Matchday 11 of the MLS Regular Season today based on fan voting conducted on Kitchen scored his first MLS goal and helped lead the Black-and-Red's to a 3-2 win in Portland.


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Post-match quotes: D.C. United 3 - Portland Timbers 2

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

Portland Timbers Quotes

Head coach John Spencer

VIDEO: Post-match analysis with Dave Johnson and Thomas Rongen

CSN Washington's broadcast team discusses DC at Portland
Post-match analysis

Highlights: D.C. United 3 - Portland Timbers 2

Sunday, May 29, 2011 - Portland, OR
Highlights: DC 3, Timbers 2

Highlight: Josh Wolff makes it 3-1

Josh Wolff scores the match winner
Wolff makes it 3-1

Highlight: Perry Kitchen opens the scoring

United's rookie defender scores his first MLS goal
Kitchen's first MLS goal


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