Chris Pontius dekes two defenders and unleashes a shot that deflects into the back of the net.
Barely a week ago, D.C. United’s Dejan Jakovic spoke cautiously about his recovery from a broken clavicle, explaining that the bone was still in the final stages of the healing process and pointing to MLS’ impending World Cup hiatus as the ideal opportunity to achieve full fitness before the season’s draining midsummer stretch.
But then the 24-year-old center back turned up against Real Salt Lake on Saturday – not merely on the 18-man game day roster, but in the first XI, at the heart of the D.C. defense. So what gives?
D.C. United Head Coach, Curt Onalfo and Goalkeeper, Troy Perkins speak to dcunited.com's Tony Limarzi about the team's current form and preview the match against Seattle.
D.C. United Defender, Dejan Jakovic speaks to dcunited.com's Tony Limarzi about his return to the field and the team's first shutout.
D.C. United Head Coach, Curt Onalfo talks about the draw with Real Salt Lake and the team's recent form.
D.C. United walked away from Saturday night’s 0-0 draw with
Real Salt Lake ruing a string of missed opportunities, frustrated to have let
their visitors off the hook after bossing the match for long periods.
Yet Curt Onalfo’s men have been through more than enough
hardship this season to recognize it was another sign of progress on their
long road to recovery.
El D.C. United no pudo mantener su racha
ganadora de tres partidos y aunque dominó por muchos pasajes en la ofensiva a
su visitante Real Salt Lake, tuvo que conformarse con un solo punto en el
partido que protagonizaron en el RFK, en la continuación de la campaña en la
capital del país.
El meta Nick Rimando del Salt Lake fue el
héroe de su equipo al mantener imbatida su portería durante los 93 minutos que
duró el encuentro, a pesar de la férrea ofensiva desarrollada por sus ex
compañeros del D.C. United.
Real Salt Lake versus D.C. United at RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C.
The historical record between these teams in league play is tied at 4 wins and 4 losses apiece, plus 2 draws.
What's at stake?
WASHINGTON — D.C. United outlasted Real Salt Lake on a marathon evening at RFK Stadium on Wednesday, advancing into the U.S. Open Cup proper with a 2-1 overtime victory in muggy conditions in the nation’s capital.
The sides traded penalty kicks in regulation, and just when it looked like the affair would have to be settled by shootout, D.C. teenage phenom Andy Najar entered in the late going to conjure up a coolly-taken winner.
D.C. United defeated Real Salt Lake 2-1 on Wednesday, June 2, 2010 to advance to the Round of 16 in the 2010 U.S. Open Cup.