D.C. UNITED HEAD COACH CURT ONALFO
On the teams inability to finish offensive chances:
“You can attribute it to [not finishing offensive chances] or you can attribute it to not making plays when we needed to make plays defensively. I felt like we had momentum in the second half. We had a lot of the ball. We go to a 3-5-2 to try and get at least a point on the road, which we need, and our inability to make a big play defensively when we have too. Then our inability to finish off chances is what culminated this evening.”
WASHINGTON – Branko Boskovic and Pablo Hernandez are seven years apart in age and possess dramatically different backgrounds. But common circumstances have drawn them together since their arrival to D.C. United.
The Montenegrin and his Argentinean teammate are cohabitating in the Crystal City neighborhood of Arlington, Va., just across the Potomac River from DC, and also share a “knights in shining armor” role as midseason reinforcements for a team struggling to mount a late push for relevance in the MLS Eastern Conference.
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WASHINGTON— El D.C. United iniciará este sábado ante el Real Salt Lake la segunda mitad de su tambaleante temporada, con la inminente necesidad de hilvanar una seguidilla de victorias que lo pongan en camino a la clasificación a la Liguilla 2010.
Será el cuarto partido del año entre ambas plantillas, aunque el segundo oficial por la competencia liguera después de que empataran sin goles el encuentro de ida en el estadio RFK el 5 de junio.
dcunited.com previews United's road match against Real Salt Lake and profiles Branko Boskovic and Pablo Hernandez. Head coach, Curt Onalfo and forward, Danny Allsopp, midfielder/forward, Santino Quaranta also comment on their two new teammates and their preparations for Real Salt Lake.
WASHINGTON – D.C. United sent one representative to Wednesday night’s MLS All-Star Game, and a very deserving one at that, given Jaime Moreno’s dazzling exploits over a 15-year career. But United fans and officials were hoping the MLS original would have a teammate in Houston.
HOUSTON – After Philadelphia had Manchester United on the ropes and
Kansas City defeated the Red Devils on Sunday, there is real hope the MLS
All-Stars can defeat the perennial EPL contenders in
Wednesday night's All-Star Game.
Add the fact that Manchester United is finishing up
preseason training and that their back line has not exactly proven a
defensive fortress, and it leads to the belief that a special result is
possible at Reliant.
D.C. United's U-17s defeated the Columbus Crew U-17s at the 2010 SUM U-17 Cup with several superb goals.
Tonight, Jaime Moreno will take part in the MLS All-Star game. The MLS All-Stars will be coached by Moreno's old boss, Bruce Arena as they take on Manchester United. Moreno was added to the All-Star roster as a 'Commissioner Pick', and MLS commissioner Don Garber had the following comments about the league's all-time leading scorer, "Jaime Moreno is one of the best players in the history of Major League Soccer. His selection to the All-Star team honors his 15 years of service in the league as the lone remaining player to have competed in every MLS season.
D.C. United have mystified fans and observers in a number of ways this year, be it their maddening tendency to surrender late goals, a 6-0 record in games played on Wednesday or the fact that the team’s leading scorer is a 17-year-old academy product.
But the oddest quirk of a difficult season might be this: the worst attack in MLS, the one that has scored just 12 times in 17 matches, has racked up 18 goals in 7 non-league games (three friendlies and four U.S. Open Cup contests). Four of those tallies came in Saturday’s 4-0 win over England Championship side Portsmouth FC.