DC United hunting for first goal against New York

Wolff, Davies look to pressure Red Bulls center backs early
DC hunt 1st goal vs. NY

WASHINGTON – If there’s one thing D.C. United’s young team has learned already this season, it’s the need to start strong. After all, United are 2-0 in games in which they have scored first. They are 0-2-1 when their opponent strikes first.

One of those wins came last week in Toronto, where DC scored twice in the first 10 minutes en route to a 3-0 win at BMO Field. Heading into Thursday night’s match against the New York Red Bulls (8 pm ET, ESPN2/Deportes), United are looking for a similar performance.

Three For Thursday: Players for both NY and DC

A trio who switched teams in MLS' biggest rivalry – and lived
3 For Thursday: DC/NY

Major League Soccer got it right with D.C. United and New York. Other rivalries have come and gone and there’s more than a little dust getting kicked up in the Rockies and in the Pacific Northwest, but there’s still no feud with more fire than the old-school throwdown between the Nation's Capital and the Big Apple in the Atlantic Cup, which resumes Thursday (8 pm, ESPN2/Deportes).

Oh, wait. The two sides can’t even agree on what to call this rivalry, let alone how to somehow keep it civil on the field and in the stands. Go figure.

VIDEO: ESPN profile of Charlie Davies

ESPN's Julie Foudy interviews Davies about his recovery from a car accident
ESPN profiles Davies

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The Throw-In: Time to come home, young Yanks

Why returning to MLS is best option for many US national-teamers
Throw-In: Come home, Yank

When Charlie Davies was trying to make the difficult decision about where to continue his career, he sought the advice of a man who has supported him from the very beginning: Bob Bradley.

And the US national team head coach did not mince words as to what he’d rather see his former protégé do.

"He told me, 'Charlie, the bottom line is, you need to play,'" Davies told ExtraTime Radio in February. "'Would I say to play 20 minutes every game at your club now or 90 minutes in MLS, what would be better for you? That’s an obvious answer – the 90 minutes every game.'"

Pontius: “Hacer goles es mi trabajo en el D.C. United”

El atacante es titular indiscutible tras sobrepasar su lesión
Pontius trabajando bien

WASHINGTON- Chris Pontius, autor de dos
de los tres goles del D.C. United en la blanqueada 3-0 ante Toronto FC en el
BMO Field, aseguró estar satisfecho con su actuación y con haber comenzado como
titular todos los juegos en lo que va de temporada, aunque reconoce que hay
mucho trabajo por hacer y que en lo personal necesita repetir ese tipo de

Pontius habló con,
destacando que sus movimientos dentro y fuera del área ante Toronto no hubieran
sido posibles el año pasado, por la severa lesión que le afectó en un muslo y
que le motivó una operación.

Previa: D.C. vs New York

Fred habla sobre el estelar choque contra los Red Bulls
Previa: D.C. vs New York

VIDEO: Dax McCarty previews New York Red Bulls

United's captain is looking forward to the DC-NY rivalry
McCarty on RBNY

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VIDEO: Bill Hamid previews New York Red Bulls

United's second-year GK says he is ready to face NY's attack
Hamid on RBNY

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VIDEO: Charlie Davies previews New York Red Bulls

Davies is looking forward to playing against RBNY and Thierry Henry
Davies on RBNY

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D.C. United en duelo histórico frente a los Red Bulls

Pontius y Davies comandarán juego ofensivo capitalino
DC en duelo ante NY


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WASHINGTON- Motivado por el contundente triunfo a domicilio ante Toronto FC, el D.C. United se prepara para intentar recetar la misma medicina en casa al New York Red Bulls, cuando lo reciba el jueves 21 a la 8pm, ET en el Estadio RFK, en el primer partido de la Copa del Atlántico 2011, entre dos de los rivales más encarnizados de la costa este del país.

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