WASHINGTON — In a league marked by persistent parity, the history between D.C. United and the Colorado Rapids has played out with a reassuring sort of predictability, guided by one dominant rule: the home side hardly ever loses.
Perhaps there are advantages provided by altitude on one side and summer humidity on the other, or maybe it’s mere happenstance. But United have not won in Colorado in more than a decade, while the Rapids can claim just three wins all-time in the nation’s capital.
We have reached the cream of the crop in the rankings of the 24 Under 24 – the top 24 players under the age of 24. Today's five names include a 2010 Rookie of the Year candidate, two Chicago Fire players, Braunaldinho and the lowest SuperDraft pick in the entire list.
With a career high nine goals in 2010, the stock of "Braunaldinho" Justin Braun (No. 10) has risen considerably this year.
QUÉ: Jornada 27, temporada regular de la MLS
QUIÉN: D.C. United vs. Colorado Rapids
CUÁNDO: Sábado, 2 de octubre, 2010 (9:00 p.m. ET)
DÓNDE: Dick's Sporting Goods Park. (Commerce City, Colorado)
TV: MLS Direct Kick, MLSsoccer.com/ Match Day Live y KWGN-Channel 2 (COL)
23 days of Jaime Moreno during October. Jaime Moreno's final match with the Black-and-Red is October 23 at RFK Stadium.
NEW YORK – FC Dallas players Brek Shea and Heath Pearce were
the only MLS players included on Thursday in the 20-man roster named by Bob Bradley for matches
against Poland and Colombia in October.
For Shea, it marks his first ever
call-up to a senior national team camp. Pearce has 32 caps for the US team and was a member of the team's preliminary 30-man roster before the World Cup in South Africa.
D.C. United interim head coach Ben Olsen has been fined an additional $750 for his comments to an official following his ejection in the closing moments of his team’s 3-1 loss to the Houston Dynamo on Saturday.
The added amount brings Olsen's total to $1,250, as he received an automatic $500 fine and one-game suspension for being sent off.
Both Olsen and Houston head coach Dominic Kinnear were sent to the locker rooms after stepping out of the technical area to shake hands following a hard foul from DC’s Julius James on the Dynamo’s Dominic Oduro.
We approach the Top 10 of the 24 Under 24 – the top 24 players under the age of 24. The five players who join the list today include two academy products, an Arsenal youth star, a US National Team regular and an early 2010 Rookie of the Year candidate.